Beauty Review: Cleansers for Problem, Normal and Sensitive Skins

 

With so many skincare-savvy ladies (and men) out there, it really goes without saying that the routine you adopt before and after any kind of makeup application is probably the most important step in the process. Cleansers, toners, exfoliators and area-specific makeup removers – especially for eyes and lips – all exist to keep your skin in tip-top condition. Without them you’re risking a whole host of less than ideal problems like clogged pores, acne, irritation and premature wrinkles. But for today, let’s talk about cleaners and face washes.

If you’re reaching the end of your current bottle, aren’t satisfied with the results you’re getting with your current cleanser, or are just curious for a change, there’s a range of product so vast that compiling them all would soon turn into ‘The Encyclopaedia of Skincare’. To make the decision a touch less daunting we’ll focus on three cleansers, all of them relevant to different skin types, that are among the best in their field. So whether you have problem/oily skin, normal or dry and sensitive skin, read on and discover!

 

1. Medibac Clearing Skin Wash by Dermalogica

This cleanser is the last word in controlling problem skin – and keeping it under control. A 0.5% contingent of salicylic acid works hard and gets results when it comes to clearing congestions. At the same time, botanical extracts such as tea tree, eucalyptus, milk thistle and liquorice – all proven natural acne combatants – work in conjunction with the salicylic acid and strip the skin of nasty acne-causing bacteria. Camphor and menthol work in the background to cool inflammation, and all of the natural ingredients provide the cleanser with a fresh, pleasant scent. Ideal for oily/problem skin, but could also be used on normal skin that doesn’t suffer from any dryness or sensitivity. Available for $55.00 on Dermalogica’s Australian website here.

 

2. Chanel Precision Gel Purete Foaming Cleanser

This cleanser is a perfect middle-of-the-road option for all of you who are lucky enough to have no real skin woes to speak of. While it is a foaming cleanser, Gel Purete is gentle enough that it won’t wreak havoc on skin that might air to the side of dryness in the colder months. It is designed to deal specifically with the removal of pollutants from the skin, ranging from the remnants of the day’s makeup to the smog that sits over your CBD office. With a mattifying effect that’s perfect for slightly shiny skin and a price tag of $45.00 on chanel.com, Chanel Gel Purete cleanser is well worth the purchase. Add it to your beauty cupboard by purchasing it here.

 

3. Gatineau Soothing Cleansing Milk

A soothing cleanser designed especially for sensitive or easily inflamed skin that also decongests and clears skin? It might sound impossible, but Gatineau have got it all wrapped up in the form of their cleansing milk. This liquid gem is ideal for post-acne skin, especially those who have recently come off a strong medication such as Roaccutane, but also works wonders for skin that is otherwise sensitive, irritated or delicate. A blend of almond extract, hazel extract and silk powder nourish and protect the skin while keeping breakouts in check. The only downside to a non-foaming cleansing milk is that a little more elbow grease is required in order to completely remove any makeup, and could take a couple of cleanses before all traces are removed. That said, this cleansing milk is definitely worth the $38 you can purchase it for right here.

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42 Comments

  • Reply ozproductjunkie Monday 2nd July, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I read that even oily skin types should use a nice, gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin because by stripping all of the oil out it just encourages the body to create more to replace it which will lead to even more oil!

  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 17th March, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I might try the dermalogica one!

  • ellisonralph
    Reply ellisonralph Thursday 15th March, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks! I was looking for a new face wash to try out. My current one is not pleasing me.

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Monday 12th March, 2012 at 11:36 am

    My favourite cleanser is the Trilogy Cream Cleanser. I’ve been using it forever!

  • Reply thugsy Friday 9th March, 2012 at 9:27 am

    must try

  • Reply doogs Friday 9th March, 2012 at 9:25 am

    great

  • Reply bardie Friday 9th March, 2012 at 9:22 am

    nice

  • Reply jarjar Friday 9th March, 2012 at 9:19 am

    would love to try

  • Reply traanster Sunday 4th March, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Oh my God, thank you!

  • Elena Iuliana
    Reply Elena Iuliana Sunday 4th March, 2012 at 2:53 am

    thank you very much for your beauty tips

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Thursday 1st March, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Very informative Thanks 😎

  • Reply midnightstarfish Thursday 1st March, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Would love to try some of these products out 🙂

  • Reply juju91 Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Much needed advice!

  • Reply Blackwolf Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 10:58 am

    I been looking for a cleanser, toner and moister from the same company found Nature Gate. Love it, only to find you can not get it any more. They reviews here are way out of my price range.
    but it always to read your reviews thanks

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 9:27 am

    so helpful thanks!

  • Reply mandystsai Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Excellent comparison of products, thanks for the review!

  • andthebirds
    Reply andthebirds Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    nice!

  • Reply Chanels_Allure Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    I use the Chanel Cleanser and that stuff is amazing

  • Reply anitae Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    I have always struggled everytime I use dermalogica and find a mix of Chanel, orlane and aspect works forme with sensitive combination skin! X

  • Reply kiccules Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    might give some of them a try

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    The Chanel looks looooovely!

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 11:15 am

      IKR

  • Reply fifi73 Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Thanks BWA, as a gal with very sensitive skin, I’m always on the look out for great products that won’t irritate my skin…. 😉

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 11:34 am

    Think I’ll have to give the Gatineau a red hot go! thanks 🙂

  • Reply aalana Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 11:17 am

    thanks!

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 11:02 am

    The Dermalogica looks so good!

  • Reply ethereal Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 9:09 am

    the cleansing milk sounds great!

  • Reply KNY Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Good reviews, would love to try the one from Dermalogica

  • Reply juliew Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 8:31 am

    great info thanks

  • jessielee
    Reply jessielee Tuesday 28th February, 2012 at 12:39 am

    nice

  • Reply lynn Monday 27th February, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    must try

  • Reply linhyy Monday 27th February, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    must try for my skin type!!

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 11:15 am

      ditto!

  • Reply sappheire Monday 27th February, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    It is good to hear of a product that gives a positive result.

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 27th February, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I might give these products a go!

  • Reply lieuloves Monday 27th February, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    awesome!

  • Reply Christy Monday 27th February, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    tried Dermalogica was alright. will try others soon thanks for the info. 🙂

  • Reply UNoPoo Monday 27th February, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Must tries!

  • porsha
    Reply porsha Monday 27th February, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Great info

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 11:14 am

      i agree, thanks!

  • Reply Claireo Monday 27th February, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Always great to have reviews of different products.

  • Reply adnrew Monday 27th February, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    This is great!

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