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Choosing the Best Natural Cleanser for your Skin Type
Cleansing is probably the most important step in our skincare routines. Living in polluted environments along with the fact lots of us wear makeup as well, taking off the day and depolluting the skin is so important. You probably have noticed extra blackheads and or dull skin if you have forgotten to cleanse. I look forward to my double cleanse at the end of the day, as it is my time to massage my skin and rid my skin of pollution and grime. Not cleansing properly can lead to a buildup of oil, dirt, and dead skin, which as you can imagine can cause blackheads, whiteheads, dullness, and rough skin – nothing we want! In this editorial I share my recommendations of the best cleansers based on skin type – Taylor, REV Beauty Editor
Maryse Enzyme Refining Cleansing Balm
What isn’t to love about this multitasking cleansing balm by Maryse Beauty. It melts away makeup while promoting a hydrated complexion. Since it is rich in enzymes, this product helps to break down and remove dead skin without needing to rub or irritate the skin. Enzymes are incredible for helping to maintain glowing skin, as they help to fade scarring, soften lines, and even out the skin tone. It also smells incredible, the perfect treat to massage into your skin after a long day.
Cosmydor R/7 Soap Bar
‘Normal skin’ does not mean you don’t struggle with occasional pimples or even dry patches, but it means your skin isn’t overly sensitive or easily irritated. Our skin is always changing, adapting, and aging so different days, months, and years require different regimes. The R/7 Soap Bar by Cosmydor ticks all the boxes – zero-waste, all-natural, and gentle yet effective. Formulated with shea butter and coconut oil, it hydrates while it cleanses. It is the perfect second cleanse. The formula is also rich in vitamin E and rose oil, which are incredibly healing and promote a radiant complexion.
Dry and/or Dehydrated Skin
Cosmydor Botanical Regenerating Face Cleanser With Ylang-Ylang
To all my dry skin friends, I know cleansing isn’t always fun. It can dry out the skin even further, and leave the skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. The secret to working with dry skin is to feed it hydration with every step. Dry skin can become easily irritated so it’s important to be gentle with it. That’s why I love the formulation of the Ylang Ylang Cleanser by Cosmydor. It deeply cleanses and lifts dirt and makeup off the skin without ever stripping. The combination of borage oil, olive oil, and coconut oil work together to hydrate, soothe, and plump the skin.
Shiva Rose Pearl Milk Cleanser
The Pearl Milk Cleanser by Shiva Rose Beauty is a wonderful second cleanse for dry skin types or dehydrated skin that has had a bit too much sun. Formulated with organic Aloe, organic vitamin e, and organic calendula, this formula is incredibly soothing and equally hydrating. It also contains hyaluronic acid, which instantly plumps the skin. Perfect for tired, dehydrated skin. While it feeds the skin hydration, it cleanses beautifully thanks to pearl powder, which gently lifts impurities. Dry skin can of course be prone to blackheads as well, but luckily this cleanser contains black willow bark, which clears pores naturally.
Oily and/or Blemish Prone Skin
Voyanics Chia Seed Cleanser
My approach to oily skin and blemish-prone skin is to be gentle and soothing. There is a rhetoric to over-exfoliate and starve oily skin of its natural oils. Sadly, by stripping the skin of its oils, you are telling the body to produce even more oil. Keeping oily skin hydrated is key to trick the sebum glands happy and producing a normal amount of oil. The Chia Seed Cleansing Oil by Voyanics is one of my favourite first cleanses to remove makeup and daily grime. Blemish prone skin is often red and tender, which is why this anti-inflammatory cleanser is soothing. It is key to double cleanse oily and blemish-prone skin to ensure you are deeply cleaning the pores to prevent acne and congestion.
Ra Oils Clear Face Cleanser
The Clear Face Cleanser not only removes the toughest of makeup but effortlessly lifts impurities and grime from clogged pores. It leaves the skin perfectly cleansed without that tight and dry sensation. It never strips the skin of its natural oils, so you don’t need to worry about this one increasing sebum production. This cleanser by Ra Oils was created for the founder’s daughter, to help heal a severe case of acne. It worked so well; she knew she had to share her formulation with the public.
Wild Source Apothecary Natural Cleansing Oil
Combination skin can be a hard one to get under control, trust me, I know. Like with oily skin, you never want to be too harsh with the combination skin as it can cause an excess of sebum production along with causing irritation in the dryer areas, which is usually around the cheeks. The Natural Cleansing Oil by Wild Source Apothecary is a favourite around the REV office because it is a wonder for every skin type. I love it because it removes all traces of makeup while unblocking pores and rebalancing sebum levels. Along with its gorgeous floral smell, it leaves the skin beautifully clean but hydrated.
Aurelia Miracle Cleanser
The Miracle Cleanser by Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is named a miracle for a reason. It is the perfect second cleanse for combination skin, as it never strips the skin thanks to the fact that it doesn’t include foaming agents. It hydrates without ever clogging pores. The formulation helps to reduce pollution and environmental damage by helping the skin to repair and heal itself to keep the skin happy and clear. The product comes with a soft bamboo muslin cloth, which adds a very gentle exfoliation. If your skin is feeling particularly dry, leave this cleanser on for 10 minutes for a wonderful treatment.
F. Miller Natural Cleansing Oil
Like dry skin, sensitive skin can often be aggravated after cleansing. That is usually due to alcohol and stripping agents that don’t help anyone’s skin, especially sensitive skin. While I’d recommend an oil cleanser for every skin type, cleansing with oil is particularly great for anyone prone to irritation and redness. The F. Miller Cleansing Oil is an ultra-gentle oil to milk formula that purifies the skin while soothing any inflammation or irritation. When combined with the Cloud Cloth, it beautifully removes makeup while helping to support a healthy skin barrier.
Haeckels Marine Face Cleanser
This low foaming, totally natural face cleanser by Haeckels is made specifically for sensitive skin. It gives the skin a thorough cleanse without ever disturbing (or removing) the skin’s natural tonal balance. It contains sea buckthorn, which gently soothes any dry and irritated patches by providing healing nutrients. The formula’s main ingredient is seaweed, which is the oceans aloe, which works to calm redness and inflammation.