We’ve all heard of the mantra to clear skin, ‘cleanse, tone, moisturize’. But more often than not, we neglect the importance of choosing the right cleanser for our own skin types. A clear indicator that your cleanser isn’t working out is when your skin feels tight and taut after a wash. Sound familiar? Your skin deserves better. To help you make the change, we have ten cleansers below developed to tackle different skin types and issues.

1. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Best without SLS and parabens - suitable for all skin types
Price from SGD23.00

Formulated with rosewater, cucumber extract, borage seed oil and soy-based ingredients, the best-selling, cult-favourite Soy Face Cleanser by Fresh has an ultra-gentle formula that is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin. It’s so nourishing that it tones and revitalizes tired skin as you cleanse. 

2. Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser

Best with salicylic acid
Price from SGD11.90

Combine the acne-fighting ingredient, salicylic acid, with a foaming cleanser and what you’ll get is clearer and smoother skin! Gentle enough for daily use, the Cosrx Salicylic Acid Gentle Cleanser works by creating microbubbles that will penetrate and exfoliate clogged pores to eliminate dead skin cells, blackheads and acne. 

3. Laneige Fresh Calming Gel Cleanser

Best for oily and combination skin types
Price from SGD30.00

Does your skin feel unclean, uncomfortable or greasy even after cleansing? Then it’s time to switch over to Laneige’s Fresh Calming Gel Cleanser. Thanks to the lychee extract and pure seawater, this cleanser is packed with antioxidants and moisture. As it deep cleanses your skin, it balances the skin’s sebum production and strengthens your moisture barrier. 

4. Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Best with glycolic acid - suitable for aging skin
Price from SGD27.00

Say hello to smoother, softer and younger-looking skin with Mario Badescu’s Glycolic Foaming Cleanser! Its star ingredient, glycolic acid, is an alpha hydroxy acid that can exfoliate the skin and slough off dead skin cells to improve the appearance of dull skin, fine lines, age spots and acne scars. 

5. Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser

Best for eczema and sensitive skin
Price from SGD29.90

If cleansing leaves your skin painful and tight, it’s time to rethink your cleanser of choice. Opt for a gentler option like the Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser that has a soap-free, oil-free, sulfate-free, betaine-free and non-comedogenic formula. Ideal for sensitive, psoriasis, eczema-prone skin, this simple cleanser can effectively cleanse your skin without causing irritation. 

6. Kate Somerville EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser

Best with sulfur - suitable for acne
Price from SGD58.00

Sick of acne? The EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser is what you’ve been looking for. Before you roll your eyes at the high price tag, see what this medicated cleanser has to offer. It is ormulated with 3% sulfur to treat blemishes, control the skin’s oil production, extract impurities and soothe acne-prone skin.  

7. L’Oreal Men Expert Pure & Matte Charcoal Black Scrub

Best face wash with scrub - suitable for men
Price from SGD11.90

Men, it’s time to ditch that bar of soap and incorporate a facial cleanser into your regimen. An easy way to start is with L’Oreal Men’s Expert Pure & Matte Charcoal Black Scrub. Thanks to the charcoal and microbeads, this scrub-cleanser can help dislodge build-up and clogged pores. Here’s to clearer and brighter skin! 

8. Just Herbs Livelyclean Honey Exfoliating Face Cleansing Gel

Best with aloe vera and beads
Price from SGD15.00

For clear and radiant skin, the Just Herbs Livelyclean Honey Exfoliating Face Cleansing Gel will take you there. With natural ingredients like honey, aloe vera, neem and orange peel, this ayurvedic cleanser will purify and revitalise dull skin as it deeply cleanses and exfoliates clogged pores and bumps away.

9. Naruko Cleanser/Foaming Wash (Tea Tree)

Best for pores - with tea tree oil
Price from SGD19.90

Get a better bang for your buck with Naruko’s Tea Tree Cleanser. This multitasking product can act as a cleanser, exfoliator and clay mask to deeply cleanse and detoxify the skin. Whether you have oily skin, large pores or blemishes, this 3-in-1 product can do it all and leave you with visibly clearer skin. 

10. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser

Best facial cleanser and moisturizer - suitable for dry skin
Price from SGD7.90

Skin that stays moisturized as you cleanse? That’s made possible with Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser. This affordable creamy cleanser is made of 50% moisturizer to ensure your skin isn’t stripped of its moisture while effectively removing all your makeup, dirt and impurities after a long day.

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