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Which Cleanser is Right for Me?
As the first step in your skincare regimen, finding a cleanser that works best for your skin type is critical. It can be easy to just select whatever cleanser or soap is available in the store, but doing this can cause real damage to your body's largest organ. Whether you wear makeup or not, the delicate skin on your face comes into contact with pollutants, impurities, and other debris all throughout the day. From the cleanser you start with, to the towel you use to dry off, being conscious of how you cleanse is ultra-important.
Cleansers are the first step in your beauty routine and using the right one for your skin is crucial to getting the results you want. While most cleansers may not transform your skin on their own, using the wrong cleanser can create new skin issues. Our cleansers are designed to go beyond the cleanse and treat your skin concerns.
Whatever your skin type is, cleansers that strip your skin of its natural oils can cause problems. They can irritate your skin and dry it out, which leaves you having to rehydrate your skin more frequently. Stripping cleansers can even increase sebum production, which often leads to breakouts.
The key when shopping cleansers is knowing your skin. When you start using a new cleanser, you want to monitor it closely for the following signs:
Oilier? You want a less stripping cleanser.
Dryer? You want a less stripping cleanser.
Irritated? It could be a few things like over exfoliation or too stripping.
Breakouts? It could be too rich (meaning it’s leaving some residue that might be clogging your pores) or too stripping.
You Have: large, visible pores. Your skin looks oily/greasy pretty quickly after cleansing.
You Need: a balancing cleanser that helps unclog pores and balances oil production and pH without leaving you dry.
We Recommend: Purifying Cleanser, Clarifying Cleanser
You Have: oily, combination, or maybe even normal skin but are prone to breakouts depending on the weather, if it’s that time of the month, or certain foods.
You Need: a cleanser that helps clean and clear pores and balance oil without stripping the skin.
We Recommend: Clarifying Cleanser
You Have: no noticeable problems, your skin may occasionally be dry or you might get a blemish once in a blue moon.
You Need: a cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin, you can focus more on the additional benefits of a cleanser.
We Recommend: Regenerating Cleanser, Purifying Cleanser, Nourishing Oil Cleansers
You Have: an oily t-zone and dry cheeks
You Need: a cleanser that is equally balancing and hydrating.
We Recommend: Clarifying Cleanser, Regenerating Cleanser
Our cleansers are actually treatments so we recommend massaging them onto dry skin for maximum results. If you are shopping by benefit, keep your skin type in mind and monitor your skin to see how it reacts:
Detox: Purifying Cleanser transforms from a gel to a detoxing oil.
Glow: Regenerating Cleanser / Refreshing Cleanser transforms from a pink cream to an exfoliating white cream.
Blemishes: Clarifying Cleanser which begins as green gel, then transforms into a balancing white froth.
Oiliness: Purifying Cleanser / Clarifying Cleanser
Hydrating / Moisturizing: Refreshing / Nourishing Oil Cleanser
Makeup Removing: Nourishing Oil Cleanser is a luxurious oil that melts into your skin.
Do I need a different cleanser for day and night?
It’s not so much about using a different cleanser in your day and night routine, but about ADDING a cleanser to your night routine. Double cleansing at night is our biggest tip for getting the best results out of your entire beauty routine. Read more about double cleansing here.
We always recommend consulting with your health care provider if you have concerns about your skin's health.