From drug store bargain finds to high-end department splurges, finding the holy grail of facial cleaners is a daunting task. As a teenager I was often confused on which products to try. Skincare commercials always show vibrant, young women with perfect skin persuading you to buy the latest foamy wash that guarantees flawless skin. You finally pick it up from the pharmacy and test it for a few weeks only to discover it does absolutely nothing for your skin type. The problem is, this carries into our adult life as well. With so many products on the market, sorting through everything with no direction can be overwhelming. This short but informative guide can help you figure out the best facial cleanser for each skin type.
Disclaimer – I’ve tried this product and it actually works. I have dry skin no matter what season. For the moisture impaired, Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Shea Butter works wonders at keeping the moisture in and the debris out. The cream product transforms into foam to remove makeup while the shea butter leaves skin supple.
Sensitive skin is prone to breakouts from harsh chemicals or even combining too many products at once. It’s always best to test patch your skin before using new products. Cleansing milks, like L’Occitane Shea Butter Cleansing Milk, and cream cleansers and soften without stripping skin of moisture.
Surprise,surprise – oily skin needs *whispers* oil. Ok, maybe using the word “need” is a bit of a stretch but oil attracts to oil and helps balance oily skin. It’s science! Try Neutrogena Ultra Light Cleansing Oil, a lightweight cleanser that leaves oily skin refreshed. And if you’re not into oil, clay-based cleansers like Garnier SKINACTIVE Clean+ Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask are the best facial cleanser to absorb toxins and remove excess oil from the skin minus the Botox feeling.
If you have combination skin, chances are you have an oily t-zone and a dry perimeter. It may seem difficult to find a product to balance your skin without creating excess oil or causing flaking but don’t fret, there are options out there for you. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Cleansing Foam is gentle but powerful enough to fight acne.
Ah, the holy grail of skin types. Your pH is perfectly balanced and breakouts are a figment of your imagination. Micellar waters are basically cleansing toners. Koh Gen Do Cleansing Spa Water is of best facial cleanser options because it removes makeup and impurities but prevent irritation and dryness and is packed with herbs like rosemary leaf, sage, and lavender.
Bonus for all skin types
On the days when you’ve gone a little heavy on the contour, pre-cleansing with makeup-removal towelettes helps dissolve stubborn cosmetics and works as a team with your cleanser to ensure no makeup is left behind. We all know a beat face starts with a clean slate. Korres Greek Yoghurt Cleansing & Make-up Removing Wipes is one of the best pre facial cleansers for all skin types.
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