Compared to the complex world of serums, moisturizers, and other treatments, cleansers are easy to overlook. Most people see them simply as a way to remove dirt and makeup from the day; however, the reality is that cleansers have an inherently powerful effect on the condition of your skin. Whether this effect is positive or negative ultimately depends on the formula you choose.
GOOD VS. NEGATIVE IMPACT
Well-formulated cleansers do more than just wash your face. They allow serums and moisturizers to absorb properly, along with other product-specific benefits: exfoliate, unclog pores, improve tone and texture, restore skin's moisture balance, and more.
On the other hand, poorer cleansers tend to strip and damage the skin. When they come to us with skin concerns, it can often be traced back to their cleanser. It's not uncommon to find that they use strong drugstore formulas, body wash, or even bar soap.
Harmful cleaners can...
Compromise the skin's protective barrier
Removes natural oils
Unbalance healthy pH
Cause irritation, redness or sensitivity.
produce acne breakouts
Results in dryness, tightness, or flaking
SELECT THE CORRECT FORMULA
The ideal cleanser will be medical grade, mild, non-irritating, non-comedogenic, and appropriate for the skin. Dermoeffects offers two great dermatologist-developed products that tick all the boxes: each one is suitable for specific skin types, made with clinical-strength actives, 100% sulfate-free, and free of artificial fragrances.
For oily, acne-prone, and hyperpigmented skin: Refining Facial Cleanser
Micro-exfoliating cleanser with 2% salicylic acid and 1% moisturizing and antimicrobial coconut oil at low pH 4.5 for better removal of dead cells. Removes dead cell buildup on the surface to improve radiance and even skin tone.
Cleans effectively without drying the skin.
Improves radiance and evens out skin tone
Deeply cleanses the pores
Treats and prevents acne on the face and body.
Soothes the bikini, folliculitis and chafing
For normal to sensitive skin: Chamomile & Coconut Cleanser
Gentle gel cleanser formulated with chamomile and ginger essential oils to soothe skin, helping to reduce redness and irritation. Algae peptides firm and smooth skin texture, while brown algae extract removes pollution and makeup.
Replenishes moisture and nourishes the skin while removing impurities.
Softens the appearance of fine lines and helps smooth skin texture.
Gentle on sensitive, post-procedure, red or irritated skin.
Contains no pore-clogging ingredients.
Cleansing isn't just a prerequisite to a good skincare regimen, it's an inherent part and deserves just as careful consideration as any other step.