Hopefully by now you understand the importance of washing your face with a high quality cleanser. But if not, here's a refresher: cleansing removes makeup, dirt, pollution and other unmentionables from skin's surface. It preps skin for more active products like serums and allows them to penetrate skin's surface so they can produce results.
If you’ve been with us for a while, you know we’re all about finding products that were meant to address your unique skin type and skin concerns. Gone are the days of using generic, one-size-fits-all, 17-in-one products- it’s time for an upgrade.
Cleansing is a crucial step in any routine but determining which cleanser to use doesn’t need to be difficult. Take a look at our easy to follow guide and let's get to cleansing!
These three cleansers are great for anyone new to skincare, with a smaller budget, or who doesn’t have any major skin concerns that they’re wanting to tackle (aka, you’re pretty happy with your skin). Simply identify your skin type and select your corresponding cleanser.
The perfect balance between cleansing and hydrating. As part of our Combination Skin Regimen, this formula is a great option if you’re unsure of your skin type and thus, unsure of which cleanser to use. You'll know right away if this formula is too hydrating (makes your skin more oily) or too purifying (makes your skin tight and dry).
If you have dry skin and you’ve never tried a milk cleanser, you’re missing out. Part of our Dry Skin Regimen, this cleanser strengthens and nourishes the skin, leaving you with a balanced complexion.
Next up are our targeted cleansers. Each of our 5 skin concerns has an associated cleanser to further aid your skin transformation. However, don't get too caught up in the selection process. Many of our formulas benefit several skin concerns, so if you find one that catches your eye, go with it!
We started with this one because it just might be our favorite (if we're even allowed to say that). It's appropriate for most skin types/ skin concerns, it’s a powder formula, meaning you can travel with it easily and it combines . chemical exfoliants and environmentally-friendly scrubbing particles. This unique formula leaves your skin incredibly soft, smooth and brighter than when you started. Pro tip: you can combine the powder with your favorite liquid formula for double the benefits.
Another formula that’s great for multiple skin concerns, this popular cream cleanser targets fine lines and dryness. We don’t recommend using this formula to remove eye makeup, as the actives can sting your eyes. Try Gentle Makeup Remover on the eyes first, then cleanse with Phyto-Active Cream Cleanser.
If sensitivity is your biggest concern, we hear you. Many times, the fragrances and added ingredients found in other formulas can irritate or exacerbate skin conditions. Our Calm Skin Solution ditches added fragrance and dyes to ensure your skin is calmed and nourished.
By combining physical and chemical exfoliation in the form of environmentally-friendly scrubbing beads and 2% Salicylic Acid, you can treat and prevent acne at every stage of your routine. This formula dissolves excess oil and clear pores for a refined complexion, without drying you out.
Part of our Glycolic Acid Trio and Smooth Skin Solution, this cleanser does work on retexturizing your complexion. With 10% Glycolic Acid, skin will become noticeably smoother and softer with continued use. Because of its active formula, we recommend limiting use to 3-5 nights per week. Use it on its own to boost your routine or with the other Glycolic Acid Trio products for best results.
Want more? For a deeper clean, try double cleansing with one of our Pre Cleanse options.