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How to Pick the Best Facial Cleanser for Your Skin

Blemish-prone skin

Blemish-prone skin is double-trouble as skin can be dehydrated and oily at the same time. Pores can become clogged and breakouts can happen on the regular, and yet it can still feel tight and dry in other areas. A gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip away moisture is key! Use a gentle, soap-free cleanser to make sure you don’t dry out your skin. But don’t overdo it! Cleansing too harshly can mean skin becomes irritated and uncomfortable. 


Our best cleanser for blemish-prone skin

 Simple Kind to Skin Refreshing Facial Wash Gel

Ok, we’re biased but our cleanser won’t dry out your skin - in fact it boosts hydration levels and cleanses gently. 

Tube of Simple Refreshing Facial Wash lying on a white face cloth alongside green flowers

Dry skin

There’s sometimes confusion between dehydrated skin and dry skin, as the signs can feel the same. Dehydrated skin is where there’s water lacking in the skin, whereas dry skin is a lack of oil or lipids. When skin is dry, our lipid barrier is disrupted, and water can escape. The signs of dry skin? Think itching, redness, flaking, and tightness. The best kind of cleanser for dry skin is one that’s gentle and moisturising like a cleansing oil, or cream cleanser. Unsure if you’re dry or dehydrated? A good, moisture-balancing cleanser should help both. 


Our best cleanser for dry skin 

Simple Kind to Skin Moisturising Facial Wash

One of our faves, this feels gentle, hydrating, and moisturising.

Tube of Simple Moisturising Facial Wash alongside flowers

Dehydrated skin 

Dehydration can easily be relieved with the right products. If you can treat the signs of dehydration, skin sensitivity can decrease, too. It’s a win-win! When picking a cleanser for dehydrated skin try one with an instant boost of hydration that won’t wash away, and help rehydrate and combat the rough patches, tightness, and fine hydration lines around your eyes and jaw.


Our best cleanser for dehydrated skin

Kind to Skin Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

Is gentle and instantly rehydrates skin.

Two micellar gel cleansers lying on face cloth

Whatever you’re after, there’s a best facial cleanser out there for you, and your skin. From oily, blemish-prone, dry, and combination skin (or even if you feel dehydrated at times!)  we’ve got your skin cleansing queries sorted.

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