How to choose the right face cleanser for sensitive & problem skin

How to choose the right face cleanser for sensitive & problem skin

It all starts with a good cleanse. Choosing the right cleanser is key in caring for sensitive and problem skin - often at the root of many skin issues are wrong and often too harsh cleansers, that disrupt your skin barriers. If you have moody skin, it can also be a good idea to keep two different cleansers on the shelf. Some days your skin may need a good but gentle cleanse, other days it needs a deep cleanse that doesn’t strip your skin. Or maybe you prefer to double cleanse. Our Cleansers can be used separately or together, depending on your skin day and how you like to cleanse.

Mild Milk Cleanser

Our Mild Milk Cleanser is a rich but easily spreadable emulsion that efficiently yet gently removes oil, dirt and makeup, using a combo of canola oil and plant-derived glycerin. Xylitol conditions skin for a fresh and comfortable feel. The Milk washes off easily, leaving skin feeling clean and soft. It is a great option for dehydrated, very dry or very irritated skin, and also if you don't want to rinse with water - the Milk can we wiped off with tissue or some toner-soaked cotton.

How to use: Apply generously to a cotton pad, spread onto dry skin and cleanse face with pad, or massage directly onto dry skin with clean, dry fingers. Rinse face with water or wipe off with tissue or a toner soaked cotton pad. For a deeper cleanse, use a damp washcloth. Suitable for use around the eyes.

Gentle Gel Cleanser

A deep cleanse should be thorough, but never strip your skin from its natural lipids, making it "squeaky" clean. Many people make the mistake of over-cleansing their skin, disrupting the skin's acid mantle, which causes the skin to produce more oil to compensate, leading to dryness and even breakouts. Our clear, oil-free, rather runny and non-foaming Gel Cleanser thoroughly dissolves oil, dirt and makeup with a potent yet skin-friendly, non-ionic and plant-based surfactant. Betaine and xylitol condition skin, leaving it with a pure, but never tight, feel. The Gel also doubles as a gentle exfoliant - leave on for 5-10 minutes and the rinse. For sensitive skinned guys, the Gel is also a gentle alternative to harsh shaving creams.

How to use: Thoroughly massage a coin-sized amount onto dry skin with clean, dry fingers, add water and then rinse away. For an even deeper cleanse, wipe off with a damp washcloth. Suitable for use around the eyes.

Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Our ultra-minimal Nourishing Oil Cleanser for sensitive and problem skin is the perfect way to start your day with a gentle, deeply nourishing cleanse, or really take the day off - without disturbing your skin's barrier. 

We'd love to write a ton about all the good stuff that's in it, but the Oil Cleanser contains just two ingredients: nourishing canola oil and a plant-based, gentle surfactant. So we'll just leave you with this: it really cleanses everything, even SPF and waterproof makeup, does not sting eyes and is easy to rinse off, without any oily residue. Skin is left feeling clean and soft.

How to use: Massage 3 pumps or more onto dry skin without water using dry fingers. Rinse with water, or wipe off with a damp washcloth. Suitable for use around the eyes.

Double cleansing

All three of our cleansers cleanse effectively on their own, but are also an ideal combo for sensitive and problem skin double cleansing, for e.g. heavier makeup. Start with the Oil Cleanser, and finish up the Milk for drier skin the Gel for oilier skin. Alternatively, use the Milk, followed by the Gel. Apply your first cleanser to dry skin without water, rinse and dry skin, and then apply your second cleanser to dry skin without water and rinse.

Double cleansing for sensitive and problem skin

When double cleansing sensitive and problem skin, it may be a good idea to scale back on water use. Start by applying your first cleanser to dry skin. If using the Oil for your first cleanse, follow up with your second cleanser without rinsing (i.e. massage onto skin over the Oil Cleanser), and then rinse. If using the Milk for your first cleanse, wipe off and follow with the Gel without adding water, and then rinse. 

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