FINDING THE BEST CLEANSER FOR YOU
We'll be the first to admit, there are A LOT of different cleansers on the market! It can be quite overwhelming choosing a formula that works best for your skin type, we're here to take away some of the confusion and help you meet your match.
Some of the most important things to consider when choosing a cleanser are:
1. Your skin type and current conditions
2. The active ingredients you need to reach your goals
3. The consistency of cleanser you like (eg. foamy, creamy)
Let's dive in to a few of the most common types of cleansers, the skin types and conditions each of them are good for and the active ingredients inside them!
Skin Types/Conditions- Red, rosacea, dry/dehydrated, sensitive skin.
We highly recommend this creamy cleanser to our clients who have sensitive skin and experience rosacea, redness, dryness and dehydration. This cleanser features Vitamin C as its main active ingredient. It provides a gentle, yet thorough cleanse of the skin to remove makeup, dirt and impurities with minimal to no irritation.
Gel to Milk
Skin Types/Conditions- Dull, pigmented.
This ultra brightening cleanser is AMAZING for those of you who experience age spots, pigmentation or generally dull skin. Featuring a number of gentle lightening agents, the Iluma Cleanser will significantly brighten the skin and provide a gorgeous glow!
Skin Types/Conditions- All skin types.
We recommend these foaming cleansers to all skin types (except extra sensitive skin). They provide a deep cleanse to remove any impurities, dirt and stubborn makeup whilst nourishing, balancing and hydrating the skin. These cleansers can be used morning and night, every night and are a very versatile addition to any routine.
Skin Types/Conditions- Acne prone, congested, teen skin.
Purifying cleansers are fantastic for acneic skin, teen skin, hormonal breakouts and congestion. They generally feature actives such Salicylic Acid which reduces current breakouts, decongests clogged pores and kills P-acnes, the bacterium that causes breakouts.
Skin Types/Conditions- Ageing, fine lines/wrinkles, textured, flakey, rough.
These exfoliating cleansers are amazing for a number of skins including ageing, rough and flakey skin. They often feature AHA's which provide a gentle yet thorough exfoliation of any dead skin cells. By exfoliating the skin, you are able to reveal a fresh, smooth complexion which provides an anti-ageing effect. We generally recommend that you only use these cleansers 2-3 times a week to ensure you don't over exfoliate.
With this guide and the recommendations provided, you're ready to pick your new cleanser (or cleansers) and start your skin transformation journey!
If you are still feeling confused or would like to know if what you have chosen is the best option for you, click the links below to book either an In-Clinic or Virtual Consultation with our team!