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Choosing the Right Cleanser for Your Skin

by Tatiana SAMOY December 21, 2022 2 min read

One of the most important steps in a good skincare routine is cleansing. Skincare products absorb better at night when your skin isn't exposed to environmental stressors such as pollution and sun damage, so it's vital that you cleanse before bedtime. Facial cleansers come in many different types, and what type you need depends on your skin type and lifestyle. In this article, we explore the various types of facial cleansers.


So, what types of cleansers exist? Keep reading.


1. Cleansing creams

These have a large number of moisturizing ingredients. A creamy cleanser formula generally minimizes moisture loss and protects the skin barrier. Ideal for dry skin. 


2. Cleansing Gels

They have light textures and gentle formulas that don't leave you with a "growing" clean feeling, but that doesn't mean they don't do their job.

On the contrary, they don't strip your skin of its lipids and are suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.


3. Acid Cleansers

These are often in gel form and contain acidic ingredients (e.g. AHA, BHA, LHA or PHA) that gradually unclog pores, reduce blackheads and slow down their formation. Ideal for oily, combination or acne-prone skin.


4. Foaming cleansers

Produce a rich, creamy lather that is effective in removing excess oil.

They are ideal for combination and oily skin, but many formulas are also designed for dry skin.


5. Bar Soaps

These have always been known to strip and dry out the skin. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. The new generation of bar soaps are more pH balanced and contain great ingredients for every skin need! Plus, we like the eco-friendly rating.


6. Enzymatic Powdered Cleansers

They come in a powder form that turns into a creamy buddy when mixed with water. The enzymes break down the "glue" that holds dead cells together, which will provide a gentle chemical exfoliation. It's a "smart" exfoliation for all skin types, even the most sensitive ones.



Facial cleansers come in many different types, and what type you need depends on your skin type and lifestyle. Facial creams are best for dry skin while acidic cleansers work great for oily or acne-prone skin. If you're not sure which one is right for you, let us know! We love hearing from our readers to help them find the perfect skincare routine that meets their needs. You can always reach out with any questions about these products--or anything else related to skincare!

Tatiana SAMOY
Tatiana SAMOY

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