Looking for a new cleanser? With so many different types and brands, the decision can be baffling… Here’s my pick of the best choices for each skin type or scenario.
IF YOU ARE AWAY FROM HOME – CLEANSING WIPES
Not a long-term cleansing solution, but the perfect choice for weekends away (and those late nights when you want to do nothing but collapse in bed). They will remove eye makeup, foundation, and grime in a matter of seconds.
Best for: All skin types – as a temporary solution
Try: Klorane Make Up Remover Wipes, £6.24 for 25 wipes.
IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN – CREAM OR OIL-BASED CLEANSER
If your skin feels dry or tight after cleansing, switch to a cream or oil-based formulation. It will wipe away dirt and makeup, whilst infusing your complexion with much-needed moisture. Afterwards, skin will feel balanced, supple, and perfectly cleansed.
Try: Trilogy Cream Cleanser, £19.15 for 200ml.
IF YOU HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN – CLEANSING WATER
A cleansing water is a gentle, yet effective form of cleansing. No need for water – simply wipe a saturated cotton bud over skin to gently remove every trace of grime or cosmetics. It gives a deep cleanse, but leaves skin feeling soothed and calm.
Best for: Sensitive skin
Try: Clarins Water Purify One-Step Cleanser, £14.29 for 200ml.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEM SKIN – CLEANSING GEL
Prone to spots and blemishes? A gel cleanser will help to balance your complexion, controlling the production of spot-causing sebum. After use, skin will feel clean and refreshed – and with regular use, spots and blemishes will clear up.
Try: Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser, £7.93 for 200ml.
IF YOU WANT A SKINCARE OVERHAUL – SONIC SKINCARE BRUSH
Proven to cleanse skin six times more effectively than manual cleansing, the sonic skincare brush will transform your skincare regime. It unclogs pores, improves skin tone, and helps to balance the complexion. Better still, it helps skincare products to absorb more effectively – so you get far more for your money.
Try: Clarisonic, from £155.