4 Types of Face Cleansers and how to use them

4 Types of Face Cleansers and how to use them

Discover the ideal face cleanser for your skin type with our guide. From oil to foam, learn which cleanser suits your needs for clean, nourished skin.

We’ve all had our struggles finding a good cleanser— for example, tricky formulas with skin hydration stripping ingredients etc. But if you’re still on that journey, we’re here to help. In this blog, we’ll explore the types of cleansers and how they work on the skin so you can find out which cleanser works best for you!

But before we talk about the types, let’s talk about why there are so many of them…

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Why are there different types of cleansers?

You might have already noticed all the different types and categories of cleansers you can find both online and offline. And the thought of wondering why all these types have to exist has floated through your mind. 

You’re not alone in that. But there’s a good reason why there are so many types of cleansers!

Many factors impact the formula of cleanser that will work best for an individual, including:

  • Skin type: Different skin types have their unique needs. For example, oily skin always benefits best from a gel or oil cleanser, whereas dry and sensitive skin does best with a gentle oil or lotion cleanser. 
  • Skin concerns: Beyond skin type, acne, ageing, hyperpigmentation, and skin sensitivity can impact how a cleanser reacts to skin. Different formulations of cleansers can help niche audiences find a cleanser that fits their needs.
  • Local season: Your skin needs change with the seasons. Usually, in winter, rich and hydrating cleansers are the best bet. However, during summer, that same cleanser would cause you breakouts!

4 types of cleansers for different skin types

Now that you know that the best way to cleanse your face is to know which type of cleanser to use, let’s talk more in-depth about the 4 main types of cleansers and their unique benefits. 

1. Cleansing oil

Image if the Gentle Oil Cleanser

For dry, normal, and sensitive skin types, a Gentle Oil Cleanser will be your best bet. It’s the option that is not abrasive on your skin’s barrier and can leave your skin supple and replenished. Cleansing oils can also be excellent if you’d like to double-cleanse your skin every day. 

2. Cleansing gel

Are you a normal-skinned girl looking for the middle ground? Look no further than a simple cleansing gel! These are formulated specifically for normal to oil skin types that are looking to reduce oil production while keeping a healthy skin barrier. 

Image of the Vitamin C Gel Cleanser

Our Vitamin C Gel Cleanser works incredibly well to remove impurities and unclog pores without drying your skin out too much. In fact, cleansing gels are considered the most gentle of all cleansing products and are highly recommended for sensitive skin or for those who wear a lot of makeup!

The only people for whom it is not recommended are those with dry or eczema-prone skin, which can leave the skin feeling a little tight and dry. 

3. Cleansing foam

Who doesn’t like to massage a foamy texture on their face after a long day? We know we do! And that’s why we’ve carefully crafted our Foaming Face Wash. This leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean and removes all the stubborn foreign products on your face. 

Image of the Foaming Face Wash

That said, a cleansing foam is not the best option for dry or sensitive skin as it’s almost always formulated to pull out everything from your pores— including your natural oils! And so, we recommend going for a cleansing foam if you have a normal oil skin type!

4. Cleansing cream

For those who have extremely dry skin throughout the year, you can’t go wrong with our Soothing Cream Cleanser. Because of its cream base, it effectively targets dryness and locks in moisture that your skin is naturally missing. 

Image of the Soothing Cream Cleanser

These creams do the same work as any other cleanser: removing harsh makeup, dirt, and debris as well as excessive sebum that might cause blackheads. But it’ll do that without causing any breakouts or clogging pores!

Tip: If your dry skin needs some extra love after cleansing, apply our Rejuvenating Manuka Oil Exfoliant to gently hydrate and exfoliate the skin without causing any irritation!

Pick a natural face cleanser

You know the types of cleansers now, hurray! But there’s just one small thing you should know before this blog ends. No matter the type of cleanser you pick, find one that is natural and is made of organic and beneficial ingredients. 

Image of healthy skin

The more the chemicals in your cleanser, the harsher it will be on stripping away your skin’s healthy barrier and the worse the reaction can be. Instead, opt for products that include mānuka oil, rosehip oil, Kakadu plum, or aloe vera!

Final Thoughts

With all the different types of cleansers out there, it can be hard to pinpoint which one suits you. Perhaps you’ve even noticed your skin reacting negatively to a certain product, which can make your search even more daunting. But in this blog, we’ve cleared up all the different types of cleansers out there and how to know if it’s the one for you. You can explore our top-selling cleansers by clicking here!

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