Cleansing your skin is a bit like pruning a rose – it’s all about removing the unnecessary, leaving your skin purified, primed and ready to bloom! It’s a skincare essential, but choosing between the infinite varieties isn’t so simple.
That’s why we’ve done the ‘dirty work’ for you, finding the six cleansing products that scrub-up the best.
The Dullness Demolisher
Ren Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Glow Tonic, R565 for 250ml, promises to put the pizzazz back into your pallor. Simply press down on the pump and swipe on to your face and neck with a cotton round and watch as the willow bark and lactic acid-laden formula help brighten and tone your complexion over time.
The Problem Skin Solver
Vichy Normasderm Phytosolution Intensive Purifying Gel, R270 for 200ml, is a clever option for anyone suffering from adult acne or hormonal breakouts. Its star ingredients include mineral-rich zinc and copper to help purify and balance oil production.
The Gentle Detox
Clarins Comfort Scrub Nourishing Oil, R455 for 50ml, is a light, gel-textured oil scrub that contains fine sugar microcrystals to help buff old skin cells away. The bonus? Scrub a little on your lips too for a silky-smooth pout.
The Sensitive Skin Saviour
If your skin is delicate and prone to sensitivity, Sukin Sensitive Cleansing Lotion, R136,99 for 125ml, is a great option. Massage a small amount onto damp skin and allow rosehip, chamomile and avocado oils to gently remove debris from the day while ensuring skin stays soft and supple.
The Quick Pore Shrinker
Elizabeth Arden Superstart Probiotic Cleanser Whip to Clay, R455 for 125ml, features a fun mousse-to-clay texture that foams once mixed with water. It’s full of skin-balancing probiotics plus pink and green clays that help to remove excess dirt from pores while making them appear smaller, too. Love!
Words: Fiona McKim Additional Words: Martinique Stevens
A scent obsessed beauty editor with a flair for fashion and an affinity for anything kawaii. When she’s not researching skincare ingredient lists for the latest low-down on what this or that compound or chemical does on the skin, you can expect to find her off-loading stress at the gym, enjoying a salsa dancing social or hunting for the latest fragrance.