9 Best Facial Cleanser Recommendations For Every Skin Type

by Sofia Kim
LIFESTYLE  |  March 18, 2018
  • Recommendations for oily, combination or dry skin.
    1 / 10 Recommendations for oily, combination or dry skin.

    No matter how extensive your skincare regime is, cleansing is the most basic yet important step to achieving a good complexion. It may not be the most hyped up or exciting step, but it is very much a crucial one you should pay close attention to. Picking out a cleanser isn’t as simple as choosing the right lip balm for your puckers or the perfect mascara for your lashes. The most important thing to know when choosing your cleanser is your skin type.

    Why is cleansing so important? Well, for one, not cleansing properly can lead to a build-up of oil and sebum, resulting in clogged pores. Over time, pores will continuously get more congested, resulting in breakouts.

    Apart from that, many of us also put on makeup, and it is essential to remove it all at the end of the day. If we do not do so, our skincare products will not be able to penetrate into our skin properly as there will be a layer of residue preventing our products from being absorbed into our skin.

    Lastly, air pollution is a prevalent problem and after being out for an entire (or even half a) day, dust, bacteria and other unwanted (and harmful) particles would have come in contact with our skin. If we do not properly clean all the gunk away, these harmful environmental aggressors may eventually damage and irritate our skin.

    Here, we pick out the best cleansers suited for the different skin types to help you get started on your journey to clearer skin.

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    All photos are provided by the respective brands. A version of this article originally appeared on www.femalemag.com.sg.

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  • For oily skin
    2 / 10 For oily skin

    Formulated with walnut tree leaf extracts and salicylic acid to improve skin texture, this antioxidant-rich cleanser gently removes impurities and makeup to reveal a softer, smoother and more radiant complexion. The airy, velvety texture of the foam is super lightweight and perfect for those with oily skin, while still retaining moisture without stripping away essential oils.
    Try: YSL Beauty Top Secrets Illuminating Cleanser Water-in-Foam ($60)

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  • For oily skin
    3 / 10 For oily skin

    Infused with precious diamond, silk and pearl powders that leave skin exquisitely smooth, this helps counteract the effects of air pollution on skin’s surface that can lead to visible signs of ageing. The soft texture and ultrafine granules smooth on effortlessly and deliver a comfortable, fresh feeling, while also treating enlarged pores.

    Try: Cle de Peau Beaute Clarifying Cleansing Foam ($89, Tangs)

    (Also Read: 20 Best Skincare Products to Unclog And Minimise Pores)

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  • For oily skin
    4 / 10 For oily skin

    Enriched with iris flower extracts, this multi-action cleansing foam helps control oil levels in skin for a balanced and even complexion. It also removes makeup and dead skin cells to reveal a clearer and brighter skin tone.

    Try: Mamonde Triple Multi Cleansing Foam ($16, Tangs)

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  • For combination skin
    5 / 10 For combination skin

    Gel cleansers are great for those with combination skin as it is lightweight and hydrating at the same time. Laneige’s Fresh Calming Line is catered to those with combination skin and this gel cleanser contains deep sea water and litchi extract to effectively moisturise skin without drying it out. It also helps to remove excess sebum and oil. What else we love about it? Its refreshing scent.

    Try: Laneige Fresh Calming Gel Cleanser ($30)

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  • For combination skin
    6 / 10 For combination skin

    With a formula that combines coconut extracts with AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) and BHA (beta hydroxy acid), this deeply cleanses pores and removes impurities without stripping skin’s natural moisture. Sage and aloe vera extracts also help to soothe and moisturise skin while balancing skin’s pH levels.

    Try: Porcelain Balance Daily Cleansing Gel ($59)

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  • For combination skin
    7 / 10 For combination skin

    With a formula that contains antioxidant-rich white lotus and Japanese cedar bud, this penetrates deep into the pores to gently liberate the skin from toxins while also preserving skin’s youth.

    Try: Lancome Gel Eclat ($50)

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  • For dry skin
    8 / 10 For dry skin

    What those with dehydrated or delicate complexions should use. Milk cleansers are extremely soothing and leave skin feeling soft and smooth. It also works for those who use light or no makeup. This is made with ingredients that support blood circulation and provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

    Try: IDS Cleansing Milk ($66)

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  • For dry skin
    9 / 10 For dry skin

    This milky-oil cleanser gently, yet effectively detoxifies and cleanses skin while removing surface impurities, makeup and purifying pores. It soothes, comforts and infuses skin with essential moisture, leaving skin feeling hydrated, soft and refreshed.

    Try: Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Milk ($61)

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  • For dry skin
    10 / 10 For dry skin

    This soothing cleansing milk contains a blend of softening and toning plant extracts such as Alpine herbs, sweet almond and linden, which help maintain skin’s perfect moisture balance for optimum comfort and radiance.

    Try: Clarins Cleansing Milk With Alpine Herbs ($47)

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