With an array of exciting actives, treatments, serums and masks at our fingertips it can be easy to overlook the everyday basics of our skincare routine, but without a good functional routine of cleansing, toning and exfoliating your complexion will never look its best. Here we break down why each is so important and how to choose the best for your skin type.
WHAT'S THE BEST CLEANSER FOR MY SKIN TYPE?
Your cleanser needs to remove makeup, dirt, pollution and excess oil, leaving your skin as the perfect blank canvas for the rest of your skincare routine.
When it comes to the choice between a lathering face wash and a traditional cleanser (often creamy, milky or gel-like in texture), it’s largely a matter of personal choice, lifestyle and skin type. Both essentially do the same job of face cleaning but will leave your skin feeling differently - drier skins may feel too ‘squeaky’ clean after a face wash whereas they are suitable for oiler or blemish-prone skin types.
You may also want to use a heavier cleanser at night, especially if you work or live in a city, wear daily SPF (we hope that’s all of you!) or wear makeup. Then a mild wash-off cleanser in the morning is all you’ll need to remove any overnight sweat and last night’s skincare.
Really want to deep cleanse? Try a double cleanse with a wash and a cleanser - use the cleanser first to lift off the dirt and makeup, then thoroughly clean your skin with a facewash. Discover Cleansing 101 for more tips on how to cleanse.
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES:
Ultra Facial Cleanser
Here’s a mild cleanser you can use twice a day. Introducing step one in your routine for normal skin: Ultra Facial Cleanser. Enriched with Squalane and Apricot Kernel Oil, this mild foaming cleanser is suitable for all skin types, without over-drying skin or stripping it of its natural oils. Ideal for a morning cleanse, it’s pH-balanced to maintain skin’s natural balance. Part of our bestselling Ultra Facial collection.
FOR DRY SKIN AND MAKEUP REMOVAL:
Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil
Looking for a lightweight cleanser that will remove makeup and leave skin feeling soft and replenished? Look no further than Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. Part of our customer favourite Midnight Recover collection, the efficacious oil-based formula transforms into a cleansing milk when it emulsifies with water. It removes impurities without over-drying the skin and helps to remove dirt, oil and even hard to remove makeup. A nice addition to your evening skincare routine.
FOR OILY SKIN:
Ultra Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin Types
If you have oily skin, we recommend our Ultra Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin Types. The refreshing formula lathers into a cleansing foam to visibly reduce excess oil on the skin’s surface and refresh skin without over-drying. The non-stripping formula is gentle enough for sensitive skin and leaves skin feeling fresh and balanced.
FOR COMBINATION SKIN:
Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
Combination skin exhibits two or more qualities—like dryness and oiliness—in different areas simultaneously. As a result, finding the right routine for Combination skin can be difficult, for example, formulas for oily skin may not suit drier areas and vice versa. Thankfully, we have the answer to your combination skin cleansing needs: Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. Made with soothing Calendula Extract and Glycerin, this deep cleaning face wash helps replenish and soothe skin feel. It creates a rich foam that cleanses away impurities without stripping skin of its essential moisture. The result? Skin looks instantly refreshed and feels revitalised.
FOR SENSITIVE SKIN:
Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser
When your skin’s moisture barrier is damaged it can lead to skin irritation. Using regular cleansers may exacerbate skin sensitivity and further irritate the skin. We recommend Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser. Our gentlest face wash has an ultra-mild formula and is suitable for those with highly sensitive skin. The alcohol-free formula removes dirt, oil and irritating impurities without causing discomfort, leaving the skin feeling moisturised and soothed.
FOR MEN’S SKIN:
Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash
This is our favourite first step in our recommended no-fuss skincare routine for men. Enriched with Caffeine, Menthol and Vitamin E, this daily cleanser helps to revive awaken skin, giving tired-looking skin a healthier-looking appearance. When used prior to a grooming routine, it also helps prepare men’s skin for a comfortable shave.
WHAT’S THE BEST CLEANSER FOR MY SKIN CONCERN?
You may want to choose a cleanser as part of a routine to manage a specific issue or concern. Next, we’re recommending our favourite cleansers which can be used to help tackle everything from blemish-prone skin to the appearance of pores.
FOR BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN:
Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment
If you’re looking to target blemishes and breakouts, try this cleanser from our Blue Herbal collection. Enriched with Salicylic Acid, this foaming cleanser helps remove and dissolve any debris on your skin. It’s the ideal first step in a routine for blemish-prone skin, removing excess oil with its non-drying formula.
FOR PROBLEM SKIN:
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Cleanser
Prone to visible redness and discomfort? This gentle cleanser will leave problem skin feeling comfortably clean. Formulated with 96% naturally derived* ingredients, it creates a light, gentle foam when combined with water and removes impurities without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The non-comedogenic formula is suitable for sensitive skin and can be used morning and night.
FOR MINIMISING THE APPEARANCE OF PORES:
Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser
If you want to reduce the appearance of large pores we recommend Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser. Enriched with mineral-rich Amazonian White Clay and Aloe Vera, this mild face cleanser helps deep clean and detoxify oily skin without leaving the skin feeling dry or stripped. With consistent use, it also helps to minimise the appearance of enlarged pores for soft, fresh and healthy looking skin.
FOR BRIGHTER-LOOKING SKIN:
Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser
If you want brighter-looking skin with boosted skin clarity, we recommend our Clearly Corrective collection. First step in the routine is our Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser. Begin your quest for glowy-looking skin with this exfoliating face wash. Formulated with several plant extracts, including Peony Root extract and White Birch extract, it helps to remove dirt and oil as well as environmental pollutants, improving the appearance of skin clarity for a visibly brighter look. The gentle formula promotes a smoother, more refined appearance, whilst respecting the skin barrier function.