Best Anti-ageing Foaming Cleanser (Department/Speciality Store)

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Yes, sunscreen and anti-ageing serums with multiple benefits are well and good. But also extremely important in your skincare routine is the first step – cleansing. Proper cleansing is especially crucial now that more and more makeup formulas and sunscreens are designed to be long-lasting, even budge-proof, for all-day wear.

When skin is not properly cleansed, product residue from makeup and sunscreen, and excess sebum, sweat, bacteria, and airborne pollutants such as particulate matter are left to mingle on the skin’s surface. All that grime not only clogs pores but also disrupts skin functions and prevents proper absorption of skincare products.

For a gentle total skin cleanse, use KANEBO Refreshing Powder Wash to purify, clarify, smooth and moisturise your complexion. It has a white powder with protease – an enzyme that breaks down grease – and a pink powder with apricot extract to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores without leaving skin feeling tight or dry.

To use, pour one capsule of the Powder Wash onto your palm and add a little water at a time, lathering to create suds before applying to damp skin.

This cleanser is suitable for all skin types. It is also the perfect facial cleanser for when you’re travelling, as the powder, unlike a liquid cleanser, won’t make a gloopy mess if it spills.

KANEBO The First Serum ($98) is a watery pre-serum that gives skin a serious moisture boost. It sends hydration deep into the skin, ensures every cell gets sufficient moisture to function, locks in moisture, and boosts water circulation around the skin cells.

At Takashimaya D.S. and OG Albert Complex; $45 for 32 capsules. Visit for more information.

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