Every people even who are not into skincare is aware of washing faces. Many people especially old age males use just water. For young adults washing their face with a “Facewash” is common to them. But what is face wash? The face wash mainly points to the old technology which creates a lot of foam contacting with water. A myth is “The more foam the better wash”. The more drying the facewash is, many feel it is cleaning the face better. You know the feeling of removing every drop of oil from your face!

Cleansing Face
Cleansing Face

But with that, Now in the 21st century, we know the importance of natural oils in the skin. We need them for a healthy glowy looking face. New facewashes are mainly called cleansers. Because they cleanse the skin softly, do not take necessary or extra oils from our skin. For extra oils, we have clay masks, right? Why use a face wash daily which will make the skin dry!

So now we know that we need the required oils to stay on our skin. But for dirt, we need to remove them properly. Oil and water do not get mixed, right? Now modern cleansers contain emulsifier which normally removes everything. But if a person has sunscreen or heavy makeup on their face it is very much advisable that first remove the makeup and sunscreen with an oil cleanser like a balm. To do oil cleansing properly see this. Then follow it with a water-based cleanser. This is called Doble cleansing Method.

Keep in Mind While Choosing a Cleanser or Cleansing Balm

  • Does not matter if your skin is oily or normal always choose a mild cleanser that does not dry out the skin. Oily skin can be of two types. Dry inside or not.
  • Even though it is mild a proper cleanser should contain an emulsifier and be able to remove makeup. We do double cleansing for better results but a cleanser should do 80% of it.
  • A cleansing balm does not mean only oils, just like a cleanser a cleansing balm should also contain an emulsifier that will melt every residue.
  • Even though cleansers should be mild, the face must not feel unclear or a little greasy after washing. If you are feeling tight and dry within 10-15 minutes of washing your face, it’s not a good face wash.
  • A cleanser should not contain a lot of fragrance. Make sure it does not have any type of toxic, harsh chemicals, essential oils, etc. Essential oil and fragrance are not particularly bad but can be very harmful to sensitive skin.
  • In modern days cleansers are PH balanced, still, check if it’s near the natural PH of human skin or not.

Cleansers that I love

Now I’ll list my favorite products I love. Remember my skin is not sensitive and almost normal. My mother’s skin is a little bit oily. But not sensitive. The facewashes I felt were very mild any sensitive person can use them. Skins with special concerns like very acne-prone (Not pimple), Rosacea, and Eczema, always need more attention. Know your Skin Type Here. Always consult with a dermatologist if you’re not sure. If a product worked for me, even have good ingredients, and no toxic chemicals, or fragrances, still, there are chances of not liking or not working for your skin. Your skin also may show some problems with a particular ingredient. You have to find that out.

1st Step Cleansers That I Like:

Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm

It has Kakadu palm extract that nourishes the skin. It’s a gentle cleanser but also gently exfoliates the skin because it has Nordic peat. 1% Licorice extract which helps to maintain hyperpigmentation. It also has Oat Kernel oil. 1% of Colloidal Oatmeal can soothe inflammation. Can be used for sensitive skin and every skin type.

Then I met You Cleansing Balm

This is a heavy-duty balm. Can remove 95% of makeup. It has sea buckthorn that moisturizes the skin. It also has Vitamin E and persimmon extract. Altogether it leaves the skin very soft. This cleansing balm can be used by anyone and is best suited for dry skin people. The plus point is the product is vegan.

Neutrogena Vitamin E Cleansing Balm

This is a good option on a low budget. It also melts makeup and is gentle on the skin. On the good side, it has Vitamin E which nourishes the skin. It also has Camellia Oil, Soybean Oil, Rice Oil, and Coconut Oil.

Burt’s Bee Natural Cleansing Oil

Another good option for a low budget. You will get a lot of quantity within 10$. The ingredients are also 99% natural and safe to use. The key ingredients are Bakuchiol, Squalane, Aloe vera, Ceramide, and Cica. So you’re getting skin hydration, building, and repairing all the ingredients in one place at a fair price.

Dear Klairs Gentle, Deep Cleansing Oil

This one is ideal for every skin type. The texture is very light, so don’t be afraid of seeing cleansing oil. It removes makeup well. Present Black beans control oil production on the skin. So it can be used for oily skin types too. It is vegan, Paraben-free, Ethanol-free, Silicon-free, and Steroid free. Additionally, it has black sesame oil and black currant seed oil.

The Face Soap Rice Water Light Cleansing Oil

It is enriched with rice water. And the oil is very light and good for every skin type. It can melt heavy makeup. Rice water contains natural vitamins and minerals that brighten the skin. This cleansing oil also contains Moringa Oil. It does not have any toxic ingredients.

2nd Step Cleansers That I Like:

YouthToThePeople Green-Tea Cleanser

This is perfect for Normal to Oily skin including Combination skin. This is my favorite cleanser, it’s gentle, yet feels like clearing everything out from the skin. It does not leave your skin tight and dry at all. It has Kale, green tea, and Spinach, and vitamins E, K, and C. It also reduces inflammation.

Selfless by Hyram Centella & Green-Tea Cleanser

This is a gentle cleanser by Hyram and cleanses the skin properly. I meant it because it also removes makeup! It has Centella & Green tea, both are my favorite ingredients. Centella is good for sensitive skin and green tea hydrates the skin. It also has glycerin that hydrates the skin too. In addition, it’s a vegan product.

Vanicream Gentle Cleanser

This is a very Gentle cleanser good for sensitive skin. It has Glycerin which hydrates the skin. It does not have any toxic ingredients, fragrances, colors, parabens, etc which makes it suitable for sensitive skin. This cleanser is also ideal for dry skin.

CosRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser

Another very gentle but effective cleanser. As the name is suggesting it has low pH and leaves skin softer. It has Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus davidiana Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, and Tea Tree Leaf Oil. It is suitable for every skin type.

La Roche Posay Toleriane Cleanser

This cleanser is creamy and gently removes dirt and makeup. It does not have fragrances, sulfates, or soaps. So can be used for sensitive skin. On the plus side, it has niacinamide, glycerin, and prebiotic water to amplitude the hydration level.

Disclaimer: There may be better facewashes, cleansing balm, and milk in the market. And I am pretty sure there are a lot of good options to buy from as the skincare industry is growing. I have listed a few products based on my mother's and my usage. That does not mean the list of the good products has ended here. Feel free to explore 💝
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