Cleansing the skin removes unwanted dirt, oil and makeup but did you know that the skin on our faces also collects dead skin cells and other bacteria? A quality cleanser tailored towards your specific skin type or concern can help to remove those impurities from the surface and deeper layers of the skin. With Fall finally here, now may be a good time to re-assess your skincare routine and determine if your daily cleanser is still doing its job? Look for a hydrating, gentle cleanser to help nourish your skin as it transitions through the seasons. If there is ONE thing your skin needs after a long, humid Summer it is moisture! Foaming cleansers, milks and gels seemed to outperform oil-based and other formulas tested on skin adjusting to cooler temperatures. Want to know which hydrating cleansers came out on top? We’ve rounded up our top five to help transition your skin into Fall below.
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk ($45 CAD)
Anyone with dry, sensitive or even normal skin will love Dr. Hauschka’s Soothing Cleansing Milk. It gently removes dirt and makeup while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture balance (an important factor during transitional weather!). We especially like that it helps to diminish the appearance of redness and love the calming effect it has on the skin.
Bioderma Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel ($20 CAD)
Our love for everything Bioderma continues! Their new Sensibio Mild Cleansing Foaming Gel gently cleanses and hydrates sensitive skin like no other! It leaves your skin feeling refreshed, soft and free from irritation and dryness.
Uriage Cleansing Cream ($20 CAD)
This 2-in-1 soap-free cleanser deep cleans while it nourishes! Uriage’s Crème Lavante (Cleansing Cream) is made from 1/3 nourishing milk and foams/rinses easily leaving the skin on your face and body clean, soft and moisturized. It’s safe on baby skin too!!
Having trouble deciding on which cleanser is best for you? Here are a few tips:
Avoid cleansers that contain high amounts of alcohol and choose cream formulas if you have dry or dehydrated skin. If your skin is oily, then gels and foams work well but also look for products with low PH levels. If you have sensitive or combination skin, you’ll benefit most from a natural, additive and fragrance-free cleanser that won’t strip or dry out your skin!
What face cleanser are you currently using/loving?