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How to choose a cleanser.

For something as simple as washing your face, there sure are a lot of options…

The fact is, your cleanser is the foundation of your skincare routine, and it’s so important to choose the right one. This can feel complicated, since what’s right for your best friend, your mom, or your favourite blogger may not be right for you—because we should all be choosing our cleansers based on individual skin type and condition. 

First let’s talk about why the right cleanser is so important. Throughout your day, and while you sleep, your skin is exposed to dirt, oil, debris, makeup, and more, so in order for your skincare products to properly absorb and perform effectively, your skin needs to be clean. That’s why cleansing should always be the first step in both your morning and evening routine (and no, washing with water isn’t enough). 

How to choose a cleanser.

At Wonder, we’re always looking to make your life (or at least your skincare routine) a little bit easier, so here’s what you need to know about what’s out there in the wide world of cleansers. 

Cream cleansers.

Cream cleansers generally have a milky or lotion-like consistency and contain ingredients that help nourish and hydrate the skin. They usually don’t contain ingredients that cause a lathering effect, and are best suited for dry or sensitive skin types.

Gel cleansers.

As the name implies, these cleansers have a thick, gel-like consistency. Gel cleansers contain AHA/BHA additives that work to dissolve dirt, oil and debris, and surfactants, which create a lathering effect. They provide deep cleansing action and are best indicated for oily and acne-prone skin.

Foaming cleansers.  

Foaming cleansers produce a lovely lather and are great for removing makeup and SPF. These cleansers are usually best tolerated by normal to oily skin types, and aren’t suggested for those who have very sensitive skin, since they can (depending on their formulation) be drying. 

Book a skincare consultation.

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect cleanser to complement your skincare routine, we can help. Start with a one-on-one consultation with a Wonder Skin Therapist to discuss your needs. 

Does this article have you curious? Contact us with questions or for professional skincare advice.

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