Cleansers are a very personal product, everyone has different preferences and different skin types. What works for one person with one skin type may not work for someone else with the same skin type.
Finding the right cleanser is a daunting task, the options are never-ending and each brand has one marketed for every different skin need.
My skin is dry around my eyes, noes and sometimes my cheeks, with occasional breakouts on my forehead, chin, and jawline. So when looking for a cleanser it needs to thoroughly clean without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. I have found that instead of having one cleanser that I use exclusively, it works better for me to have a few different ones that I can switch and use depending on how my skin feels at the time. I have finally found three cleansers that I love and use regularly.
Soap & Glory Peaches And Clean Deep Cleansing Milk.
I use this one every morning, and in the evenings where I have worn little to no makeup that day. It is very gentle and soothing and works beautifully for removing the day from bare skin, dust oils and any light makeup you might be wearing. The peach scent is very sharp and refreshing too, it’s one of the reasons I love it so much in the morning.
This does claim to be a makeup removing the cleanser, but I have found it doesn’t do a very good job at removing mascara and eyeliner, and a full face of makeup is a bit more then it can handle.
YesTo Cucumber Exfoliating Cleansing Balm.
This one is the next step up, I use it at night after a day of wearing makeup. It comes with an exfoliating pad that I use every time to get that lightly exfoliated clean feeling. This does a great job at removing any extra makeup and leaves my face feeling clean, bright and fresh.
I love the smell of this cleanser it’s exactly like cucumber, but it is quite a strong smell, so I’ve your not a cucumber fan, just be aware.
Origins Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash.
We have now reached phase three!
I had a facial done at Origins and they used these cleansers, I was instantly obsessed and purchased it then and there.
It has both spearmint and lavender so it smells incredible, and my skin just feels happy after using it! It is definitely gentle enough for everyday use, I used it morning and evening for three weeks when I was traveling recently and my skin didn’t give me any of the normal travel issues. As it foams and is more an intense clean I don’t find I need it every day. I only use this in the evenings when I’ve had a long day in makeup, or when my skin feels itchy and tiered( you know the feeling). It’s a bit like a breath of fresh air for your skin it feels extremely clean, but not over-dry or tight.
What it really comes down to is what your skin wants! I spent a long time trying to find one cleanser that did it all and worked perfectly for my skin at all times, but it turns out my magic number is three!