6 gentle facial cleansers for all skin types

Not all facial cleansers are made equal, especially when it comes to skin that’s been affected by local weather changes and the A/C on full blast. That’s why it’s more important than ever to find a gentle cleanser that effectively washes away dirt and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural, healthy oils.

Here are six facial cleansers that will help keep your skin clean and supple:

Pai Skincare: Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

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This cleanser’s brand name borrows from the Maori word ‘Pai’, which means ‘goodness’ to emphasise their values on natural, calming and organic ingredients. This gently hydrating cleanser is packed with Omega 9 and vitamin E-rich camellia oil, while the addition of rose otto oil helps restore youthful radiance. Suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin.

Available on Net-a-Porter

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare: Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel

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Dr. Dennis Gross hand-selects each ingredient and formulates cruelty-free products to ensure that your skin is well-treated. Infused with his signature alpha beta and hydroxy acids, this soap-free cleansing gel purifies and exfoliates effectively, lifting away dirt and bacteria from a long day in the city. Tip: lather up the gel-like cleanser in the palm of your hands for an even application.

Available on Net-a-Porter 

Shiseido: Clarifying Cleansing Foam 

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The foaming cleanser ties in micro white powder and white clay to effectively detoxify skin. It’s made with deeply hydrating ingredients, including rich germ oil that visibly treats dryness and calms skin irritation caused by free radicals.

Available on shiseido.com 

Rituals: Namaste Velvety Smooth Cleansing Foam

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This soft, mild and soap-free cleansing cream from Rituals lathers up effortlessly with minimal water. The formulation uses botanical extracts including holy lotus for hydration, while moringa seed and Nucifera flower promote collagen to fight the early signs of ageing.

Available on rituals.com 

Medik8: Gentle Cleanser

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This mild, pH-balanced formula is engineered for day and night while eliminating impurities without uncomfortable tightness. Packed with natural glycerin and antioxidant-rich rosemary leaf oil, the lightweight cleanser shields skin from damaging environmental aggressors. 

Available on lookfantastic.com.hk

Nomel: Tender Face Cleanser

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Nomel is an Asian-owned startup that vouches to eliminate sulfates, drying alcohols, fragrances, mineral oils and parabens – nasties that are completely unnecessary in your skincare regimen. Its cleanser is a pH-balanced clarifier that purifies and restores your skin’s natural glow. Packed with key ingredients of water lily extract, licorice root and vitamin E, this combo combats free radicals and reconditions the skin texture.

Available on nomelnomel.com 

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