Cleansing is the foundation of any good skincare routine. It removes dirt, makeup, and debris from our interaction with the environment and helps our skin be a fresh canvas for the application of other products that enhance, protect and heal our skin. A cleanser can make or break our skin. Cleansers that are harsh and excessively drying cause discomfort to the skin and can exacerbate irritation on the skin. Good and gentle cleansers, on the other hand, not only cleanse our skin but also impart hints of hydration and treatment to the skin, thus beginning our journey to healthier skin.
These are our favorite gentle cleansers and why we're taken with each one.
The Dear Klairs Rich Moist Foaming Cleanser is a hypoallergenic face wash containing low irritant amino acids instead of chemical detergents. Together with hyaluronic acid, olive oil, and ceramide 3 in addition to a pH of 5-6 it keeps the skin’s moisture level and prevents it from feeling dry. It is suitable for all skin types, especially as a second cleanser in the double cleansing method.
This is a brightening deep cleansing oil that effectively cleanses away impurities and heavy makeup from the skin with its light watery texture. The plant-based ingredients such as rice bran oil and jojoba oil, keeps the skin looking clean and bright. It works well with all skin types and does not cause breakouts or irritation.
The By Wishtrend Acid-Duo 2% Mild Gel Cleanser is an amazing choice for people who are battling clogged pores and dull skin. Its gentle and non-drying formula makes it a good choice for sensitive skin. It is a particularly brilliant product for oily and acne-prone skin, as it is an effective cleanser yet gentle enough to allow them to use other acne treatments without risking irritation.
It is formulated with a skin-friendly pH of 5 which makes it very gentle even for dry and sensitive skin types. The slightly acidic pH level helps protect the barrier (acid mantle) and maintain healthy skin. It also contains a lot of plant extracts that provide hydration and soothe the skin.
COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser helps to reduce breakouts and promotes clear skin. Ideal for all skin types including sensitivity (for a gentle exfoliating session a few times a week) but recommended for daily use on oily skin. It gently removes impurities and excess sebum while fighting pimples and blemishes, leaving skin soft and smooth without the stripping feeling.
Klairs Gentle Black Deep Cleansing Oil contains natural oils that provide a deep but gentle clean without irritating sensitive skin. It is designed to effectively remove impurities from the skin of all types. It is made without ethanol, parabens, silicones, steroids, and artificial colors. The brand is cruelty-free.
This cleansing balm is a favorite when it comes to makeup removal and as a first, cleanse. It’s very gentle and it does not strip your skin of moisture, neither does it leave you with an oily film. It contains essential oils though. Keep this in mind if you are sensitive to essential oils.
It is, however: Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Alcohol-Free, Silicone-Free, EU Allergen-Free, and mineral oil-free.
It is formulated with 8 types of hyaluronic acid. Adding hyaluronic acid to a cleanser ensures that your skin stays hydrated and not stripped. To further enhance its efficacy and keep the skin's barrier protected, this cleanser has a low pH of 5.5, the same pH as a healthy skin barrier. It is a great choice for normal and combination skin types.
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