10 facial cleansers that will not dry out your skin
Sweating it out is great for our bodies but not so much for our complexions. Sweat and sebum produced by your sebaceous glands may clog pores and cause breakouts. That’s why daily facial cleansing is important, and even more so when you are a workout junkie who frequently hits the gym. We have rounded up the best facial cleansers that are perfect for post-workout as they will give you a nice, deep cleanse without drying out your skin.
Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Gel-To-Foam ($24 for 150ml)
This is a two-in-one product for you to remove your makeup before your workout and cleanse your face afterwards. Innisfree’s Green Tea Cleansing Gel-To-Foam is able to dissolve makeup with its gel-like formula before thoroughly cleansing your face with the bubbly foam. Infused with green tea water that has 16 kinds of amino acids, it will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean. The invigorating scent of green tea is also super calming and soothing.
Available at all Innisfree Singapore stores
Chanel La Mousse Anti Pollution Cleansing Cream-To-Foam ($64 for 150ml)
Suitable for normal to dry skin, Chanel’s La Mousse provides a gentle but deep cleanse to remove all the sweat, sebum and dirt from your skin after your workout. Just a small dab of the cream is enough to transform it into a rich, foamy lather upon contact with water. You will get a deep and gentle cleanse that leaves your skin feeling soft and supple.
Available from May 24 at Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques in Ion Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, VivoCity and Raffles City and all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Counters from June 1.
Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Oil ($28 for 200ml)
Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Oil is made for those with dry and sensitive skin. A single cleanse is good enough to give your skin a huge hydration boost. Formulated with a combination of floral essential oils, the light and smooth texture will help you spread it evenly over your face. Don’t be alarmed by the tingling sensation that you feel – it’s just the product working to deeply cleanse and moisturise your face.
Available at Mamonde counters at leading departmental stores and www.sephora.sg
Nivea Super Mousse Cleanser ($9.90 for 150ml)
Whether you have dry or oily skin, Nivea Super Mousse Cleanser has got you covered with its three variants to suit all skin types. It is also specially formulated to be soap- and alcohol-free for you to get the most delicate cleanse. Nivea’s patented ingredient Hydra IQ is a super soft and fluffy micro-foam that is able to penetrate deep into your skin to cleanse and hydrate. Choose from Nivea Pearl White Super Mousse (for dull skin), Nivea White Oil Clear Super Mousse (for dull and oily skin) and Nivea Hydration Super Mousse (for dry skin).
Available at Cold Storage, Giant, Guardian, Watsons and NTUC Fairprice outlets
Porcelain Balance - Daily Cleansing Gel ($59 for 120ml)
For a daily cleanser, we always want something that is gentle and effective. Porcelain’s daily cleansing gel has been reformulated to ensure it’s mellow on your skin. The clear and liquid-like consistency comes with a deep cleansing formula infused with coconut extracts to moisturise and soften your skin. You can even smell a hint of fragrance from the coconut extracts. The tea tree oil in it will also keep your skin free from blemishes.
Available at www.shopporcelain.com
Elizabeth Arden Probiotic Cleanser ($48 for 125ml)
This is a great way to pamper your skin after a good workout. Elizabeth Arden’s Probiotic Cleanser comes in a whipped, mousse-like consistency that transforms into clay to provide a deep cleanse. The clay acts like magnets to unclog pores and remove impurities while the presence of glycerin ensures that your skin’s moisture is not stripped away by the cleanse. We are most impressed by the fact that it is infused with a probiotic complex that will help to support your skin’s natural defenses.
Available at leading departmental stores
Bio-Essence Bio-Renew Deep Cleanser ($11.90 for 100ml)
This soap-free formula is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Bio-Essence’s Bio-Renew Deep Cleanser is infused with patented Bio Energy Complex that will help your skin feel rejuvenated and refreshed after your workout. The royal jelly will also work to nourish and smoothen your skin. It’s great for those who aren’t fans of the tightening effect some deep cleansers have.
Available at C K Department Store, Guardian, NTUC, Fairprice, OG, Robinsons and Watsons
Bioderma Sebium Gel Moussant ($33.90 for 200ml)
We are always on the lookout for products that cater to oily skin, and Bioderma’s Sebium range is specially formulated to deal with shiny, greasy faces. After a hard workout, all that sweat on your skin does not bode well for your complexion. The Sebium Gel Moussant contains zinc sulfate which can help keep your sebaceous glands under control and copper sulphate contains antibacterial properties to keep breakouts at bay.
Available at leading pharmacies, Robinsons, Welcia BHG, Changi General Hospital, National Skin Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, www.zalora.sg and www.lazada.sg
Canvas Gentle Facial Cleanser ($72.80 for 200ml, $8.60 for 15ml
This is great for a quick cleanse especially after a low-intensity workout where you don’t want anything too harsh on your skin. Canvas’ Gentle Facial Cleanser removes the grime, toxins and greasiness from your skin’ surface, leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturised. It even comes in a compact 15ml travel size for you to slip into your gym bag.
Available at www.canvasbeauty.com.sg
This Works Evening Detox Cleansing Water ($42 for 200ml)
Other than sweat and sebum that is produced by your glands throughout the day, your complexion is also exposed to pollutants from the surrounding environment that may cause clogged pores, dull skin and even accelerated ageing. That’s why This Works has formulated an Evening Detox Cleansing Water to fully cleanse and clear the build-up of grime and dirt at the end of the day. It has restorative ingredients like almond oil and aloe vera to decongest pores and liquorice roots to soothe inflammation – perfect for those who love exercising outdoors.