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Which cleanser suits my skin type?

Cleansing is the first and possibly most important step to any skincare routine. Cleansing removes any build up of dirt, sweat and makeup to allow the skin to breathe, repair and renew itself. Without cleansing the skin properly at the beginning of your daily routine other skin care products wont be able to penetrate properly and provide their full benefits.

Have you ever wondered "which cleanser suits my skin type" or "am i using the right cleansing product"? 

We know it can be a little overwhelming with so many cleansing options available, so we have provided you with the ultimate cleanser rundown. Knowing the benefits of each cleansing type will allow you to filter your options and make your hunt for the ultimate cleanser a hell of a lot easier!

Gel Cleansers: 

Gel cleansers are generally designed for deep cleansing and are perfect for decongesting clogged pore, rebalancing the skin, removing excess oil and getting rid of acne-causing bacteria. Many gel cleansers are also formulated with exfoliating acids to boost the deep cleansing benefits!

Ideal for: Oily, acne-prone, and normal skin types 

Cream Cleansers: 

Cream cleansers, also known as cleansing milks or lotions, have a thicker consistency and are deeply moisturising. They gently cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Ideal for: dry, sensitive and mature skin types

Foaming Cleansers:

Foam cleansers are lightweight cleansers that foam and lather when combined with water. They thoroughly remove makeup, excess oil and impurities. Foam cleansers can be more drying on the skin so they are ideal for oily, acne-prone and teenage skin. 

Ideal for: Oily, combination and normal skin types

 

Oil Cleansers:

Oil cleansers are usually used to gently dissolve makeup without drying or stripping the skin. They mostly function as pre-cleansers; so after rinsing off your oil cleanser make sure to follow up with a cleanser suitable for your skin type.

Ideal for: The perfect first cleanse to remove makeup for most types

Powder Cleansers:

Powder cleansers are powdery and soft when dry and transform into a slightly creamy and foamy texture when combined with water. Generally they provide a deep cleanse and gentle exfoliation.

Ideal for: All skin types, in particular oily and combination

Balm Cleansers:

Balm cleansers function similarly to oil cleansers however have a thicker formulation. They primarily function as a makeup remover rather than a face wash. Cleansing balms generally leave the skin feeling nourished and moisturised. They can be clogging for oily and acne-prone skin.

Ideal for: Dry, Sensitive and normal skin types

So no matter what your skin type there are plenty of cleansing products to choose from.