How to find the right cleanser for your skin
From foam washes to moisturising masks, there's an extensive range of cleansing products on the market. So how do you choose the best one for your skin type?
With your grandmother’s favourite ‘cold cream’ making a comeback, Sarah Jossel tells us how the humble cleanser has had an upgrade over the years and explains how to cleanse correctly.
The cold cream
Sarah says: "Cold cream is for you if you don't want to do loads of steps. Massage it in, and wipe it off with a damp flannel. It's a very good all in one."
The Seated Queen Cold Cream, £39
A versatile cleansing cream that can be used as a make-up remover and cleanser, a facial mask or an overnight mask.
Sarah says: "Cleansing balms are designed to really break down make-up and dirt".
Indeed Labs Watermelon Melting Balm, £24.99
This oil-based balm melts onto the skin and creates a gentle lather when mixed with water to dissolve make-up, dirt and oils, while nourishing dry and dehydrated skin.
The new double texture
Sarah says: "CeraVe is the product for you if you have sensitive or dry skin".
CeraVe Cream to Foam, £12.50
This face wash helps to remove built-up dirt, grime and make-up without irritating the protective skin barrier.
Sarah says: "This is an exfoliating cleanser for dry and textured skin - and it doesn't feel like an exfoliator".
Ameliorate resurfacing facial cleanser, £20
Melt away your make-up with a creamy facial cleanser designed to relieve dry, sensitive skin.
Sarah says: "If you're looking for a gentle cleanser that will take everything off without having to scrub, this is the one of you. It's really refreshing".
Medik8 micellar mousse, £24
A gentle, hydrating cleanser that dissolves dirt and make-up for quick, fuss-free cleansing.
The salicylic acid
Sarah says: "Blemish-prone skin or anyone who's dealing with spots needs a salicylic cleanser".
Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser, £10.99
This product removes make-up, controls excess oil to reduce sebum, reduces the appearance of enlarged pores and promotes a more even skin tone.
Sarah says: "If you like a double-cleanse, you'll like this Biossance cleansing oil for your first step".
Biossance Squalane Cleansing Oil, £24
A lightweight oil to lift away make-up and impurities, before rinsing completely clean with water.