I believe that a good cleanser can turn around you skin better and sometimes faster than a moisturiser. When your skin is perfectly cleansed there’s less chance impurities will clog your pores and your skincare products can penetrate into your skin better too. But finding the best cleanser for your skin can be tricky.
Recently I’ve been asked about my current skincare routine so let’s start with the cleanse.
I have combination to oily skin, prone to breakouts so keeping it clear can be a challenge. I like using gel cleansers simply because I like to wash with water, but I still occasionally use other cleansers as an add on to my regular routine
Here are three gel cleansers I’ve been using over the last 6 months.
Colbert MD – Balance Purifying Cleanser
This cleanser lasted a very long time. It costs £39 for a 150 ml bottle but I bought mine in mid October, when I had a facial at Fenwick Bond Street in the newly opened Colbert MD Counter. It was worth every penny though, thanks to its thick texture. You’ll find yourself using very little product as a little goes a long way. I bought this face wash because it contains Lactic Acid, which encourages gentle exfoliation and therefore faster skin cell turnover. This means there are less dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, your products are absorbed better and your skin looks fresher. If you’d like to buy it online than try Space NK here.
Does your skin congest easily?
Keeping pores sparkly clean is the key to keeping your breakouts at bay. Despite having Lactic acid this face wash wasn’t drying my skin and lasted me all that time. I was using it twice a day for at least 3 months and later continued using it once a day. It also contains menthol so it feels refreshing on the skin. I would repurchase it again. It hasn’t solved all my skincare dilemmas and my skin still flares up at times, but it keeps it looking its best at times when it’s behaving relatively well.
Fresh Beauty – Soy Cleanser
I received my first Fresh Soy cleaner as a PR sample and have repurchased it many times since. It contains Soy protein to nourish the skin, rose and cucumber extract to hydrate and soothe. It also smells delicious; fresh and clean.
It’s beyond gentle to the skin yet very effective, and makes my skin feel fresh and purified. This makes it my top cleanser to use with a Clarisonic device.
It runs out probably the fastest of all my favourite gel cleansers due to its texture. Usually a full size tube 150 ml, which costs £30, lasts me abut two months. It’s because the texture of it is a little runny, however I don’t mind it at all because it’s effective and kind to the skin. I like using a good generous amount and sometimes also double cleanse.
DHC – Face Wash
Finally my last cleanser is from DHC, a Japanese brand available online and at Selfridges.
This is new addition to my cleaning routine. It removes makeup and cleanses well but doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or stripped of beneficial oils. Great if you’re sensitive to fragrance or colouring as this product doesn’t have any adornments of that kind. It’ll leave your skin clean but comfortable. It comes in a big bottle 200 ml and priced at £23.50, is definitely one that I will consider buying again.
Want to make your cleanser last longer?
You might want to check this little invention out if you’d like your cleanser to go a little bit further. DHC has launched this Foaming Mesh, which I’ve been sent along with my new cleanser. It’s a simple tool – yet why have we never thought of it before?!
Simply wet your mesh, add some face wash and rub your hands together. This will create a lot of lather, which you then squeeze out of the mesh and use to wash your face. If you like to feel foam on your face and potentially want to save some cash this new invention is only £2 and is supposed to make your face wash last longer because you’ll start using less of it. I suppose I should try this technique with a new bottle of Fresh Beauty Cleanser and report back…