Sunday, 22 February 2015

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GEL CLEANSER, OIL CLEANSER, BALM CLEANSER, BAR SOAP, WATER CLEANSER (MICELLAIRE) , LOTION CLEANSER , PEELING GEL, MILK CLEANSER AND MASSAGE CREAM?


*what to do?* I am out of post and since I have already did the post about those essence, serum and another post about masks, I might as well do one for the cleanser.  I think not many people would not find choosing a cleanser as confusing as other sort of skin care.  Besides, not many people would really bother about choosing a cleanser for themselves too.  Some might just choose whatever their mother or family are using.

However, I think it is important to choose a suitable cleanser according to your skin type and preference because some certain cleanser can aggravate your skin conditions especially when you have skin problem such as mine.

*what to do?" My skin is so picky.


THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GEL CLEANSER, OIL CLEANSER, BALM CLEANSER, BAR SOAP, WATER CLEANSER (MICELLAIRE) , LOTION CLEANSER , PEELING GEL, MILK CLEANSER?


1.FOAM CLEANSER

Foam cleanser is usually for oily skin or for those who love lots of bubbles or those that can withstand harsher treatment like teenager skin. Those with acne prone skin or sensitive are recommended to stay away from this as it can hurt the skin. Cleaning too much can be harsh to the skin. They are generally cheaper than other type of cleansers too. There are so many of them but generally cleanser is just to clean the skin so all those benefits are just down the drains once you wash them off.
BAVIPHAT NATURAL PURE LEMON FACIAL FOAM
Klavuu Pure Pearlsation Revitalising Facial Cleansing Foam


2.GEL CLEANSER

This type of cleansers usually suits all sort of skin. It is generally gentle to the skin and there is less friction on the skin. I find acne prone and combination skin suits this type of cleanser as it cleanses the skin without being too dry. It is good to use it during winter or summer too. Generally, there is not much foam and some doesn’t foam up at all.

A'kin Sandalwood & Neroli Pure Facial Cleansing Gel
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser ,
NUXE GEL DÉMAQUILLANT FONDANT MELTING CLEANSING GEL
Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash


3. OIL CLEANSER

This cleanser is usually for dry skin type. It is for double cleaning which means using oil to clean the makeup followed by another cleanser.  Dry skin type will find it more useful than oily skin. However, there are some people whose skin break out after using oil cleanser.  There is usually mineral oil found inside of these products.

Hada Labo Gokujyun cleansing oil
skii facial treatment cleansing oil
Dr.Lewinn's Essentials 4 Fusion Cleansing oil
Kose Softymore speedy oil cleanser
Banila Co Clean it zero cleanser



4. BALM CLEANSER

Balm cleansers are for dry skin or aging skin which lack moisture and oil. It cleanses the skin and softens the skin. Balm cleansers are usually more expensive for the effort put into manufacturing them. It comes in form of jar and one might find it troublesome to use.
Antipodes Organic Grapeseed Butter Cleanser




5. BAR SOAP

This is a no brainer because I am sure everyone came across this. Normally, it is use for the body or for face. Some bar soap are handmade and generally the soaps are less harsh but then the soaps are more expensive than the one in drugstore. Generally, soap bar comes in form of a square hard bar and will foam up with water. It is hard to say but generally I recommend staying away from soap for those with sensitive and acne prone skin.


SERI EMAS FACIAL SOAP SAVON VISAGE TONIQUE ,
TEBE LAVISH SOAP BAR
VICTORIA SWEDEN EGG WHITE FACIAL CARE SOAP (LANOLIN-ÄGG-TVÅL)






6. WATER CLEANSER ( MICELLAIRE)

Water cleanser suits oily skin type and other skin type. The mechanics of attracting the dirt away from the face makes it interesting and makes removing the makeup so easy. Gone are the days when women have to tug on my skin to get rid of those eyeliner and waterproof mascara. Water cleanser doesn’t have the greasy feeling of oil cleanser. it is not the same with the tap water you use.  You don’t need to use water to use this water cleanser. A cotton pad with the solution is enough to remove all the makeup.

Kicho Water Recipe Cleansing Water
BIODERMA SENSIBIO H2O CLEANSER
AVENE LOTION MICELLAIRE
ONALOVIVI PUREVIVI CLEANSING LOTION



7. LOTION CLEANSER/ MILK CLEANSER

This is usually for very dry skin. Usually, it is cleaning the skin without using water. It works well for dry skin type because it doesn’t remove oil. I personally have only tried it once and don’t really like it because I like have different skin type as well as I like to use water so don’t trust me on this.

Simple Kind to Skin Purifying Cleansing lotion
Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser




8. PEELING GEL

This is not a cleanser but an exfoliating product that are use to remove dead cells from the top of the skin. Sensitive skin or skin that can’t tolerate harsh scrubs will normally use this to get rid of the top layer of cells.
UBG PEELING GEL
Cure peeling gel


9. MASSAGE CREAM
Massage cream is actually a type of cleanser that is moisturising to the skin. Some has brightening and even anti aging process. It is usually meant for dry skin type or during winter.  How massage creams are used? After cleansing your face and neck with your cleanser, applying A a little amount of the massage cream on the face. Then massage your face and leave it for about 5 minutes. Then just rinse off with lukewarm water.  After that, apply your usual skincare.

Lamy Cosmetics Lafine Vegetable Deep Cleansing Cream
Lafine firming massage cream
THEFACESHOP Rice Water Bright Massage Cream
Innisfree - Olive Heating Massage Mask




Next time,  if you get catch yourself thinking *what to do* and wanted to blame it on your other skincare, do check if it is because of your cleanser. Also, many said to choose a low ph around 5.5 to 6 as high ph can destroy the skin mantel and cause skin problems like acne.


I am not a professional dermatologist or skin doctors.  What I wrote here are from my experiences and view of skincare products.
The opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always.

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