There’s no use heaping on your priciest serums and moisturisers if your skin isn’t clean. Why? Because the dirt is clogging up your pores and preventing the nutrients from your skincare from penetrating into skin. And it’s important to not use overly harsh cleansers, especially on mature skin, which is more fragile.
After a thorough cleanse, you then need to prep your skin so it is ready to absorb the skincare that you’re going to apply after. This list of award-winning cleansers are what you’ll need to get.
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Kanebo Refreshing Powder Wash, $45
The light foam rinses off easily, taking the day’s grease and dirt with it. Skin feels soft and smooth after cleansing. The single- use capsules may be a slight hassle, but they keep the powder dry and are handy for travel.
The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cleansing Oil-in-gel, $26.90
The gel-to-oil formula cleanses thoroughly and leaves skin soft and hydrated with no feeling of tightness. Rinses off easily and has a comforting scent.
Shu Uemura Porefinist2 Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil, $115
One to two pumps of this rich, moisturising oil is enough for the entire face. It does a good job of taking off long-wear makeup, including lipstick, and is gentle on skin too.
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Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Revitalising Rose Lotion, $128
This immediately hydrates and smooths while imparting a dewy glow, prepping skin well for skincare or makeup. The subtle, calming rose scent is a plus.
Gemology Youth Diamond Lotion, $108
Great for humid climates as it gets absorbed fast and hydrates, softens and plumps skin, making fine lines and wrinkles less pronounced.
The Body Shop Roots of Strength Firming Shaping Essence Lotion, $38.90
Its water-like texture moisturises and lifts skin while the mild herbal scent is a refreshing pick-me-up.