I know this might not sound like a sexy part but your entire skincare routine rests on finding the right cleanser. It is really is an important and often overlooked part of your skin care routine. Balance is the right word here. A pH balanced cleanser will help establish a baseline for everything else you do with your skin.
If the cleanser is too strong, it will leave your skin feeling dry and tight, then the moisturizer you use next will need to be more emollient than necessary, resulting in a coating feeling and an oily complexion a few hours later. This stripping (cleaning) and coating process(moisturizing) is one of the reasons so many people have problems with their skincare process and have problems with their skin.
Although finding a good cleanser sounds relatively easy it, for some it can be a lot harder than it looks with so many products on the market to choose from. Stay away from cleansers with Sodium Lauryl Sulfates. This is a very common ingredient in many skincare brands. Just so you know this ingredient is also used in industrial solvents to clean the grease off your driveway.
So what to do? All skin types need a sulfate free gentle cleanser, one that is pH balanced so as not to disrupt the natural protection (acid mantel) of the skin. It should be strong enough to remove make-up but not too strong to strip the skin.
Look for a cleanser that’s pH balanced. Something that’s around a 7 pH. A good cleanser should leave the skin feeling soft, clean and “right”. It also needs to be able to remove your make-up, and the daily dirt and grime of life.
Our gentle, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate-Free cleansers do much more than simply cleanse; these mild cleansing agents remove surface debris including excess oil and makeup without over-drying and stripping, leaving your skin feeling super soft, fresh and clean while also optimizing the skin for other facial treatments.
X-Trap+ always gets rave reviews for its gentle but effective formulation. It has a cleansing agent derived from coconuts, smells great and has additional anti-pollution protection. Some say it’s the best cleanser they have used and of course, I say … it’s amazing. It is also super concentrated so you only need a small drop so it will last a long time. It has a pH of about 6.9. so, it is designed to work with the body, not against it.
Supermild™is another industry favorite. This unique cleansing crème was formulated specifically to help soothe and protect, while also helping to reduce sensitivities that can occur when the skin is challenged by environmental stressors (pollution, etc..); Developed without the use of parabens, sulfates or fragrance, Supermild™ is also gluten-free (you're welcome). It helps to fight against premature aging with antioxidant-rich botanical extracts that help to reduce the harmful effects of free radical damage. It is a crème formulation that lushes up to a beautiful foam. Love this.
Sample our collection of three amazing cleansers for all skin types here.