Face cleansers are an essential part of skincare routines as they help remove oil, dirt, and other facial impurities. Singapore’s heat and humidity make maintaining clear skin become an ongoing challenge. Fortunately, many different types of cleansers are available in the market, so you can definitely find something that’s suitable for you. Here are five cleansers that you can consider in your next purchase.

1) Gel Cleanser

Mario Badescu

 

MARIO BADESCU

Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Gel cleansers are great for oily and combination skin as it eliminates impurities, purifies skin, unclogs pores, and most importantly, prevents oil build-up. Some gels contain microbeads that help to gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it clear and fresh. The gels are of varying consistencies – some feel heavier than others – so keep on the look out for the one that is best for you.

2) Cream Cleanser

 

Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY

Purity Made Simple

The consistency of a cream cleanser works best for those with normal or dry skin to nourish and revitalize. A little goes a long way in leaving the skin smooth and refreshed as it works to replenish moisture. It also contributes to a more enjoyable cleansing experience as you can almost feel your skin getting clearer while you massage the formula on.

3) Oil Cleanser

Loccitane

L’OCCITANE

Shea butter cleansing oil

Oil cleansers remove waterproof makeup, impurities and helps improve complexion by maintaining the skin’s natural pH balance without clogging pores. The oily formula may feel greasy or leave a film on skin, therefore it is not usually suitable for oily or acne-prone skin types. It also requires an additional rinse with water afterwards, which prolongs the time needed to complete the process, but the end result is worth it.

4) Foam Cleanser

Neutrogena

NEUTROGENA

Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Foam cleansers are ideal for most skin types – normal, combination or oily skin – as the formulas are gentle and tend not to irritate the skin, so it’s a good and safe choice for those who are starting out or are on the hunt for the most suitable cleanser. A rich lather forms rapidly to effectively remove makeup, while penetrating pores and hydrating at the same time, leading to a thorough cleanse.

5) Water Cleanser

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BIODERMA

Sensibio H2O
Micellar water is one of the latest trends to pop up in the world of skincare that is suitable for all skin types. This cleanser is meant to take the place of regular water, helping to gently remove impurities without stripping moisture, leaving skin soft and supple. Its ease of use makes it a go-to product after a long, exhausting day and when you can’t be bothered to spend too much time on your cleansing routine. It can’t be used as a complete substitute, though, as it isn’t very thorough (especially if you use a lot of make-up).