A cleaning gel is a must have when you use your Clarisonic, and even when you don’t. It’s a required product that you must have on your routine.
During the last year, even before I start using the Clarisonic, I’ve been searching for the perfect cleaning gel – by now, I have a big collection. It’s important to choose a cleaning gel according to your skin type because there are some key ingredients that are required for each skin type. I use products for sensitive, combination and oily skin (I have combination/ slightly dehydrated skin) and I use them according to my needs (more according to the weather). What about you?
But let’s see some examples of products, according to the skin type and their needs, approved to use with your Clarisonic or without it:
This type of skin needs hydration. Look for cleaning products that are high in essential fatty acids and vitamins (especially Vitamin A and C) – these will nourish your skin. You also need to look for non-striping cleansing agents on the formula.
Key ingredients: Amino Acids, Vitamins (A, C)
We recommend Belif, Creamy cleansing foam moist ($26.00); Shiseido, Waso Quick gentle cleanser ($28.00); Olehenriksen, The clean truth foaming cleanser ($10.00); Yves Rocher, Ultra Rich cleansing cream ($13.00).
Look for hydrating formulas, like products with natural properties. Take into consideration that antioxidants are the key to fight free radicals that can cause aging.
Key ingredients: Hyaluronic acid, Vitamins, Natural plant extracts.
We recommend Belif, Creamy cleansing foam moist ($26.00); Amorepacific, Treatment Cleansing Foam ($50.00); Vichy, Pureté thermale fresh cleansing gel ($18.00); Kiehl’s, Ultra facial cleanser ($20.00).
Acne prone / Oily skin
Remember that it’s possible to have dehydrated yet oily skin. Sometimes you only need to balance the oils on your skin. Look for lightweight, non-comedogenic formulas that won’t clog your pores. Some natural formulas can contain ingredients with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will help combat the acne.
Key ingredients: Glycerin, Amini acids, Charcoal, Peppermint, Green tea Extract
We recommend: Boscia, Detoxifying black charcoal cleanser ($10.00); Vichy Normaderm Gel Cleanser ($18.00); Murad, Clarifying cleanser ($30.00); Origins, Deep pore cleanser with saw palmetto & mint (£17.50).
Run from heavy formulas, you definitely need lightweight formulas that clean but also hydrate the skin. Look for products that restore and balance the skin’s pH levels. I have this type of skin and I’m always searching for a product that balances my oily T-zone without dry it too much. These are some examples that I have and use.
Key ingredients: Vitamins
We recommend Caudalie, Instant foaming cleanser ($14.00); Noviderm, Boréade Cleansing cream ($24.00); Sephora, Purifying Cleansing Gel ($12.00); Youth to the people, Age prevention superfood cleanser ($36.00).
You need a product that helps balance and maintain your skin’s natural pH levels. Something with natural formulas and fragrance-free, to prevent irritation.
Key ingredients: Hyaluronic acids
We recommend Dr. Jart+, Dermaclear micro foam cleanser ($22); Neogen, Dermology Green tea real fresh foam cleanser ($19.00); Yves Rocher, Gentle cleansing ($12.00); Origins, Mega-Mushroom Skin relief face cleanser (£28.00).
FYI: Remember that a cleansing gel is not an eye makeup remover, those are specific to the eyes area.
Leave a comment down below saying what’s your favorite cleaning gel product and your skin type.