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Gel Cleanser

Purifying, non-drying gel cleanser
100ml / fi

A deep cleanse shouldn't strip your skin - especially not when dealing with sensitive and problem skin.

Our non-foaming Gel Cleanser thoroughly dissolves oil, dirt and makeup with a potent yet skin-friendly, plant-based surfactant and conditions with hydrating sugar beet extract and anti-bacterial xylitol sugar. Your skin will feel pure, never tight.

And as a gentle reminder, which bears repeating: ALWAYS, and we really mean ALWAYS, apply the Gel directly onto dry skin, without water. That's how it's formulated. Applying to moist skin will dilute the cleansing power of the Gel. Same goes for our Milk Cleanser. Read more in our How to use section below!

Formulated for sensitive & problem skin. No added fragrance. Vegan & natural ingredients. Developed in our own Helsinki lab & made in Finland.

  1. Apply to dry skin without using water and massage unto skin.
  2. Rinse off with water. For a deeper cleanse, soak our re-usable face pads in war, water and wipe off.
  • Tip 1: Does it feel like most exfoliants are too harsh? Our Gel doubles as a very light exfoliant - simply leave on skin for 5-10 minutes and rinse off.
  • Tip 2: The Gel Cleanser is an excellent gentle alternative to shaving foam for sensitive beards.
  • Tip 3: Pairs well for sensitive and problem skin double cleansing together with our Milk Cleanser.
  • We've used a minimum of ingredients - only ten go into the Gel.
  • It's formulated without added fragrance and alcohol, with a skin-friendly preservative system and a gentle, non-ionic solubiliser/surfactant to thoroughly cleanse skin without disturbing skin's own barrier.
  • Sugar beet extract, betaine, fights dehydration and xylitol aids in inhibiting bacterial film on skin.
  • The Gel is mild enough to take off eye makeup.
  • The Gel's pH is around 5.5 (healthy skin's own pH is slightly acidic, between 4.8 and 5.5). 
  • The Gel has been rigorously tested by our founder Kristina and chemist Jaana, both of whom have a long history of sensitive and problem skin. 
AQUA, GLYCERIN, POLYGLYCERYL-4 LAURATE/SEBACATE and POLYGLYCERYL-6 CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, BETAINE, XYLITOL, SODIUM LEVULINATE, SODIUM ANISATE, CITRIC ACID. More info

Tube made of aluminium, cap made of PP plastic and outerpack made of cardboard.

28.2.2023

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We are ingredient minimalist – we like leaving stuff out rather than putting more in. Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated, but it has to work.

AQUA

Solvent. Water. The main vehicle for our Gel Cleanser.

GLYCERIN

Humectant and skin protecting. Technically a sugar alcohol, glycerin is one of the oldest, most common and most versatile humectants used in cosmetics. It moisturises and protects the skin, accelerates skin barrier recovery and has antimicrobial properties, among other things. We use the vegetable kind, made from rapeseed and organic corn and soy oils.

POLYGLYCERYL-4 LAURATE/SEBACATE and POLYGLYCERYL-6 CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE

Surfactants. Low foaming, non-ionic surfactants, actually solubilisers, made from castor, rapeseed, palm and coconut oils. A surfactant acts as a cleansing agent and emulsifier. The combination we use has excellent and proven makeup removing capabilities, and is mild on the skin and eyes.

CETYL HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE

Thickening. Basically the Gel in our Cleanser, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose is a water-dispersible polymer. Made from natural, wood derived cellulose, which has been synthetically modified.

BETAINE

Humectant and skin conditioning. Betaine is highly purified sugar beet extract, chemically speaking an amino acid derivative, that maintains skin moisture balance and strengthens the skin barrier even under very dry conditions. It is a so-called osmolyte, controlling water balance in living cells. The one we use is made from Finnish sugar beets.

XYLITOL

Humectant and skin conditioning. Xylitol is a sugar alcohol that moisturises and conditions skin, whilst possessing anti-bacterial properties. There is some interesting research that suggests xylitol has the ability to inhibit bacterial biofilm on skin, which in turn may be the cause of many skin issues. The one we use is made in Finland from European hardwood.

SODIUM LEVULINATE

Skin conditioning and preservative. Sodium levulinate is the sodium salt of levulinic acid, an organic acid that in this case is derived from sugarcane. Together with sodium anisate, water and plant derived glycerin, it makes up the preservation system we use for our Gel Cleanser. At the appropriate pH, the salts transform into acid, and voilà – product preserved.

SODIUM ANISATE

Antimicrobial, flavouring agent and preservative. The salt of star anis derived organic acid. The other half of our preservation system.

CITRIC ACID

Buffering agent. Citric acid is a commonly used buffering, i.e. pH adjusting, agent in cosmetics. It is made through bacterial fermentation and shifts the pH of the product into the acidic range. This is closer to the natural pH of the skin, which may range from 4 to 7, but is usually thought to be between 5 and 6, with recent studies, however, indicating it to be below 5.

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
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Jenny
Tehokas putsari

Tehokas mutta herkälle iholle tosi hyvin sopiva putsari. Pesee ihanan puhtaaksi, ei kuitenkaan ärsytä ihoa. Silmämeikitkin irtoavat hyvin.

K
Kelly
Best cleanser I've ever used!

This is by far the best cleanser i've ever tried, its great for my sensitive skin and keeps blemishes away

T
Tiina
Loistotuote

Loistava puhdistustuote pintakuivalle sekaiholleni.

A
Anu
Hellä mutta tehokas!

Olen kokeillut tosi monia putsareita herkälle sekaiholleni, mutta vasta tässä oikeasti tuntuu olevan hyvä puhdistusteho ihoa ollenkaan ärsyttämättä! Vaatii tosin hieman työstämistä: hieron ensin kuivalle iholle, sitten kostutan kädet ja työstän tuotetta noin minuutin ajan jotta saan kunnon puhdistustehon. Ensimmäisillä viikoilla tuli jostain syystä lisää finnejä mutta sitten iho tottui ja on nyt entistä parempi!

J
Jade V.
Love this cleanser!

I tried the sample and couldn’t quite figure out if I liked this cleanser or not. But I ordered the full size out of having a hunch this could be good for me.

After using the cleanser for a couple of weeks I absolutely love it. It leaves my face feeling really cleansed without a “stripped” feeling. My skin feels so soft. I felt weird using the cleanser on a dry face, so even though I use it on my wet face I’m still loving it!

I due tend to get zits every now & then but my skin has been so consistently clear since using this, I’m kinda in shock.

The Laponie Lab

All Laponie of Scandinavia products are developed in our own lab outside our native Helsinki. Our lab is run by our head of R&D, cosmetic chemist Jaana and our founder Kristina also works in the lab with her. Everything the ladies make in the lab, they test on their sensitive- and problem-skinned selves.

Gel Cleanser

100ml / fi

Customer Reviews

Based on 43 reviews
79%
(34)
14%
(6)
5%
(2)
0%
(0)
2%
(1)
J
Jenny
Tehokas putsari

Tehokas mutta herkälle iholle tosi hyvin sopiva putsari. Pesee ihanan puhtaaksi, ei kuitenkaan ärsytä ihoa. Silmämeikitkin irtoavat hyvin.

K
Kelly
Best cleanser I've ever used!

This is by far the best cleanser i've ever tried, its great for my sensitive skin and keeps blemishes away

T
Tiina
Loistotuote

Loistava puhdistustuote pintakuivalle sekaiholleni.

A
Anu
Hellä mutta tehokas!

Olen kokeillut tosi monia putsareita herkälle sekaiholleni, mutta vasta tässä oikeasti tuntuu olevan hyvä puhdistusteho ihoa ollenkaan ärsyttämättä! Vaatii tosin hieman työstämistä: hieron ensin kuivalle iholle, sitten kostutan kädet ja työstän tuotetta noin minuutin ajan jotta saan kunnon puhdistustehon. Ensimmäisillä viikoilla tuli jostain syystä lisää finnejä mutta sitten iho tottui ja on nyt entistä parempi!

J
Jade V.
Love this cleanser!

I tried the sample and couldn’t quite figure out if I liked this cleanser or not. But I ordered the full size out of having a hunch this could be good for me.

After using the cleanser for a couple of weeks I absolutely love it. It leaves my face feeling really cleansed without a “stripped” feeling. My skin feels so soft. I felt weird using the cleanser on a dry face, so even though I use it on my wet face I’m still loving it!

I due tend to get zits every now & then but my skin has been so consistently clear since using this, I’m kinda in shock.

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