Cleansing: good skincare starts with clean skin

The cornerstone of any good skincare routine is cleansing. If you don’t regularly clean your skin or do not always remove your makeup, then your skin will suffer. A good cleanser gently removes excess sebum, dirt and makeup and leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh, ready for the next steps in your skin care routine.

What to look for in a cleanser

All skin types should use a gentle, fragrance-free, water-soluble cleanser that won’t irritate or dry out skin. But it should also not be greasy and clog pores. Once you know that a cleanser is well formulated, choose the right texture for your skin type, this offers the best chance of giving you the results you want. Read on to find out how a cleanser can benefit your skin and which texture is right for your skin type.

Cleansers and skin types

Normal Skin
It is important to properly cleanse your skin, even if you have normal skin. This ensures that your exfoliant, day and night cream can do their job properly. Your skin will benefit more from the ingredients that penetrate the skin. A lotion texture is best for normal skin.

Combination Skin
A combination skin needs a cleanser that is powerful for oily parts of your skin, but also is gentle on the dry parts. Makeup should be completely removed, impurities cleansed and the balance of your skin returned more to normal. A gel texture or one that slightly foams is best for combination skin.

Oily Skin
A good facial cleanser cleanses oily skin and removes all excess sebum without irritating the skin. This way you ensure that your skin is prepared for all other products and prevent breakouts. A gel cleanser is best for oily skin types.

Dry skin
If you already have dry skin, you do not want your facial cleanser to dry out your skin even more. With cleaners specifically formulated for dry skin, you can be sure that you get clean skin that feels comfortable, and also leaves the natural barrier of your skin intact. Choose a creamy texture to nourish and hydrate dry skin.

NEW: The UnScrub

To complement our wide selection of gel and lotion cleansers, we have formulated The UnScrub. This milky-gel cleansing scrub removes all make-up, sunscreen and impurities, leaving skin feeling super soft and smooth. Dissolvable jojoba beads gently cleanse, making it impossible to over-scrub and irritate skin.

Next skincare steps

After cleansing your skin needs a range of ingredients to look better. Unlike a day or night cream, a liquid toner provides your skin with an instant healthy dose of key ingredients. And you can just never give your skin too many antioxidants and skin-healing substances such as glycerin, fatty acids and ceramides. They will help prevent moisture loss, calm sensitive skin and keep your skin’s barrier function healthy.
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