How To Choose The Right Cleanser For Your Skin

How To Choose The Right Cleanser For Your Skin

What type of cleanser should I use?

Cleansing is the backbone of your skincare routine. Get it right and it sets the tone for your entire routine. Get it wrong, and your skin can become unbalanced and unhappy.

There are many different types of cleanser you can get, choosing the right one for your skin will ensure the rest of your regime flows more effectively.

Oily or combination skin

Gel Cleansers

Water-based and great if your skin is oily, combination or breakout prone. Gel cleansers are light and gentle and great for lifting dirt and impurities from the skin. You want to make sure you’re always choosing a gel cleanser that's free from Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (don’t worry, all the ones we stock are!) as this is a common ingredient in gel cleansers, and can be very drying and unbalancing to the skin.

All skin types

Cream Cleanser

You can’t go wrong with a cream cleanser! They are effective at deeply cleansing, without stripping or over-drying the skin. We love Janesce Peppermint Cleanser for a refreshing deep cleanse - great if you’re oily or wear a lot of makeup. MV Gentle Cleanser is like a delicious comforting blanket and great for skins experiencing sensitivity or extremely dry skin. Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser is a nice light option and is great for all skins!

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Dull or dehydrated skin

Oil Cleansers

These are amazing for removing makeup and deeply cleansing the skin. They are also a great option for someone with lipid dry skin as they will leave your skin well nourished. An ideal option for all skin types as the first cleanse, as it will gently emulsify make-up, spf and sebum while restoring hydration.

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All skin types

Exfoliating Cleanser

These can contain AHAs, enzymes or a physical scrub. A nice option as your second cleanse, although we don’t recommend daily use. Gentle removing dead skin cells will allow deeper penetration, this better results from consequential skin care.

Facialist Favourite: Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser combines both physical and chemical exfoliation; it gently buffs while refining and hydrating the skin for a healthy-looking, radiant glow.

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All skin types

Serum Cleansers

This is unlike any other cleanser, the Biologi Refresh cleanser is a serum cleanser. A great alternative for someone that typically likes a foaming cleanser (which we don't use or recommend as they dry out the skin) as it has the same light and fresh feeling, whilst maintaining hydration. Better still, it can be mixed with new Bx Reveal Exfoliant sachets to custom blend a smooth cream that gently polishes the skin.

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