A good cleanser is hard to come by. After all, finding one that removes traces of makeup, impurities and dead skin cells without stripping your skin of all the oil is a feat. But don’t worry, we won’t leave you in the lurch in your quest for clear skin. Here are the best cleansers for every skin type—tried and tested.
For normal skin: EVERSOFT Organic Foam Pump Cleanser – Avocado & Yogurt, $12.90
A gel formula is gentle on the skin, making it suitable for most skin types. The pump dispenser ensures good hygiene, so you won’t get breakouts caused by bacteria or dirt buildup in the container.
For normal skin: LANEIGE Moist Cream Cleanser, $32
You’re lucky you don’t have to deal with dryness or oiliness, but that doesn’t mean you gotta take it for granted. Pick a cleanser that doesn’t strip off the natural oils and at the same time, keep your skin moist, not oily, like this award-winner.
For skin damaged by city pollution: Crème Simon Micellar Water Makeup Remover For Eyes And Face, $49
We always think if it’s gentle enough to be used on your eyes, it’s good for your face. This three-in-one hero not only cleanses, but also hydrates and brightens your skin tone. A real winner!
For skin damaged by city pollution: The Blessed Soaps® (Tea Tree Kindness) by Nature’s Glory, $15
Skin that has been damaged by urban stressors (pollution, free radicals, you get the idea) deserve TLC, and this gentle cleanser infused with pure essential oils is exactly what you need. It also contains aloe, shea butter, coconut, olive and sunflower oils to keep skin plump and moisturised.
For skin damaged by city pollution: Patchology Clean AF Cleansing Wipe, $8 per pack
We like its name because we do like skin that’s clean AF. This easy-to-use wipes are great for the woman on-the-go, whether you need to remove makeup before a gym sesh or on the plane. Of course, you can also use it at home, especially if you want to remove makeup fast—which is every day, tbh.
For dry skin: BIODERMA Hydrabio H2O Micellar Solution, $41.90
A good makeup remover strips off makeup, not your natural oils, and this one fits that description. A micellar water is gentle enough on all skin types, but this one goes the extra mile to hydrate your skin. YASSS!
For dry skin: FANCL MCO Mild Cleansing Oil, $30
Any beauty girl worth her salt would defo know of the famed MCO and honestly, there’s a reason why it’s so famous. It gently removes makeup and grime—and you don’t even need to rub your skin too hard because the formula works hard for you!
For sensitive skin: Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera, $49
Aloe is great for soothing skin, which makes it a star ingredient in products for sensitive skin. This one comes in a creamy lotion formula, making it gentle on the skin. It tones and hydrates skin as well.
For oily skin: Neutrogena Deep Clean Energizing Foaming Cleanser, $11.50
If you’re looking for a cleanser that goes deep in your pores to flush out impurities and control oil production, this is it. It leaves your skin looking clean without that tight, “oh no, I’ve stripped off all the oils” feeling.
For oily skin: BIODERMA Sebium H2O Micellar Solution, $41.90
Can someone with oily skin use micellar water? Absolutely! That a person with oily skin needs to strip off all the oils is a huge misconception. What you need to do is remove excess oil, and purify the skin to prevent clogged pores, which is what this one does.
For acne-prone skin: Rosette Acne Clear Face Cleanser, $9.90
If you have acne-prone skin, you’d probably know the pain of trying to find a facial cleanser that can restore the oil-water balance in your skin. This one contains sea clay and ghassoul to remove dead skin cells and impurities in your pores, and comes in a creamy foam formula to ensure your skin doesn’t lose moisture.
For acne-prone skin: Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner, $71
Yes, we get that it’s a toner, but it can also be used as micellar water, especially in the mornings when you don’t want to use harsh cleansers on your face. This multi-tasker can also be used as a facial mist.
For all skin types: Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, $65
Melt away makeup and impurities with this famed cleansing oil. Perfect for dry skin types, this ensures your skin is cleansed without stripping off the oil.
For all skin types: Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream, $50
If you find that your skin feels dry after cleansing, go for a creamy formula that contains moisturising ingredients, like this cleanser. It contains ingredients that are kind to the skin, such as calendula and chamomile.