Arguably the most critical step in any effective skincare routine is cleansing. It’s one of the first things we do in the morning to wake ourselves up and should be one of the last things we do in the evening to remove any dirt, oil, and makeup the day has brought. With so many cleansing options to choose from (think oil-free, foaming, gentle, exfoliating, the list goes on...) we want to break down which type of clean cleanser is best for your skin type. The importance of establishing a cleaning routine that meets the needs of your skin can make all the difference in achieving the clear, glowy, ever-radiant skin of your dreams.
Choosing the right clean cleanser can be overwhelming, especially with so many options in the beauty aisle. Skin type, environment, and your personal #skingoals are all reasons to consider which formula may be best for your skin.
The tried and true champions of cleansers, face wash usually comes to mind when we think of how to best cleanse and prep our skin. With so much emphasis on serums and moisturizers, we can forget that a good face wash is at the cornerstone of great skin.
If you end the day with unwanted sheen, look for a formula that dissolves excess sebum without stripping the skin. Reach for our Purifying Face Wash next time your skin needs a detox with a boost of antioxidants, leaving your face feeling fresh. Another perk of clean cleansers is you’ll avoid harsh ingredients that are culprits of overstripped skin.
If your skin feels tight after cleansing, it’s critical to find a cleanser that does not further dry out your skin. Skin should feel luminous, silky and hydrated after cleansing while gently removing dirt and makeup (enter our fan-favorite Brightening Cleanser). A gentle face wash for dry or dehydrated skin can make all the difference when it comes to a flaky and dull appearance.
With deep-cleaning and hydrating properties, masks have the ability to draw out impurities while boosting radiance. If you’re looking to wake up dull and tired-looking skin, try our I-Waken Resurfacing Mask as a weekly ritual clinically proven to make skin look brighter, plus it only takes five minutes. Make the most of your next self-care Sunday with our Clarifying Mask that provides a deep cleanse while nourishing the complexion. We recommend supplementing your daily cleansing routine with using your favorite mask at least once a week to give skin a significant glow.
Facial peels can be a great way to ensure makeup and impurities are removed while leaving the complexion with a refreshed glow. Most cleansing pads are pre-moistened with product and used to quickly tone and exfoliate the skin. Our signature peels (Gentle Daily Peel & Radiance Renewal) remove dead skin cells while giving skin a much needed antioxidant boost. Best when used before serums, gently wipe pad over dry, freshly cleansed skin avoiding the delicate eye and lip areas, leaving skin luminous and clean.