Struggling to find the right cleanser for your skin type? Worry Not! In this post I will be sharing a quick review on 10 cleansers that I have tested in a year for my “Dry, Sensitive & Acne-Prone skin” and some have been used by my mum for her “Oily & Acne-Prone skin”. So, I am sure that you will definitely find something for yourself!
While picking a cleanser, I try to go for a formula that:
Doesn’t have SLS & SLES and is also Paraben-free.
Preferably doesn’t have a fragrance.
It is free from any kind of exfoliating ingredients. This important when you have dry or sensitive skin. Unfortunately, I have both.
Should have low to neutral ph-value, that is, I am ok with a cleanser even if it’s not perfect 5.5, but it should never go beyond 7.
Lastly, I try to get my hands on low or no essential-oil formulation and this is the challenging part.
Cleansers for all skin types for all season, except for very sensitive skin and Oily skin:
The cleansers under this category are fit for most of the skin types unless one is experiencing extreme sensitivity or have very oily skin. These cleansers, in general, provide clean skin finish but without any tightness. For my Dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin, I enjoyed most of these cleansers for humid summer or monsoon season.
The cleansers for Normal to Oily skin for all season and for combination skin can use these in summertime:
Oily Skin should go for cleanser that contains Salicylic Acid in any form (willow bark extract, Betaine Salicylate, Capryloyl salicylic acid, etc. ) as it will help in reducing excessive sebum in your pores and thereby reducing the chances of acne. In case, you are going through acne treatment avoid salicylic cleanser unless your dermatologist recommends it. This should help you in finding right cleanser for your skin type.
Cleansers for Normal to Dry, Sensitive, Damaged skin for all season and for combination skin in summer are:
These skin types should go for a cleanser that doesn’t have exfoliating ingredients and rather have calming, hydrating ingredients. Of course, they should be SLS-Free, SLES-free, Fragrance-Free and preferably EOS-free. These are the kind of cleansers I prefer. Always make a check of these points before searching for a right cleanser for your skin type.