A good skin care regimen always starts with a good cleanser. The newest ones leave skin feeling squeaky clean and come in a variety of formulas—gels, oils, milks, and powders—for all skin types. Make sure when picking the right cleanser that it should never be too harsh and strip away the skin’s healthy oils.
These 6 complexion cleansers will keep pores clear, and brighten and hydrate parched skin.
Revision Skincare Papaya Enzyme Cleanser ($28) – Exfoliate gently with this refreshing cleanser containing papaya fruit extract and salicylic acid to speed up cell turnover and antioxidants to soothe skin.
Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Melting Cleanser ($38) – A good option for normal to dry skin, this starts off as a gel and then morphs into a milk when mixed with water, containing alguronic acid and microalgae oil to keep skin smooth and hydrated.
Murad Transforming Powder Dual-Action Cleanser and Exfoliator ($30) – A new addition to the brands acne line, this deep-cleaning wash starts off as a powder, and when activated with water turns into a foam with gentle exfoliation beads to help unclog pores. Pumpkin seed extract and salicylic acid keep pores clear and prevent future breakouts.
ZO Skin Health Offects Hydrating Cleanser ($35) – This rich and lovely cleanser removes impurities and excess oil while panthenol and allantoin soothe and moisturize skin.
Ole Henriksen pure truth melting cleanser ($34) – Another hybrid cleanser that starts off as a citrusy orange gel and when mixed with water turns into a light milk, removing makeup without stripping the skin. Vitamin C, rose hip, and virgin cherry oils brighten and nourish the skin.
Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser ($58) – A soap-free all-natural cleanser for combination to oily skin, containing sugars, broccoli extract, and fruit enzymes to unclog pores, while a blend of essential oils keep skin balanced and feeling refreshed.
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When I went to New York’s Maritime Hotel to learn about Ole Henriksen’s new Pure Truth Melting Cleanser, I wasn’t sure what to expect, having tested hundreds of cleansers in my lifetime.
This new 3 in 1 bright orange cleansing gelée is quite revolutionary, explained one charming lady whose skin looked so flawless that it could have been airbrushed. The Pure Truth Melting Cleanser is a re-imagined take on the classic cold cream, which may have fallen out of popularity in the US but women in Europe and the Far East have been using for more than a dozen decades (myself included).
The Melting Cleanser, or gelée, contains a unique blend of ingredients formulated to brighten and boost collagen synthesis, including vitamin C, virgin cherry oil, and Ole Henriksen’s favorite, rose hip seed oil (nature’s bountiful source of omegas 3, 6, and 9). The melting cleanser is transformative in a David Blaine kind of way, morphing from gelée to oil when applied on skin, then when activated with water, it spins into a creamy milk-like texture to become a complete magician.
The gelée itself is clean and fresh, like bright orange jelly or marmalade, and is paraben and synthetic free. It has a hint of fragrance, but I learned at the event that Henriksen, because of his European heritage (he’s a great Dane), “loves fragrance” but lets it be as natural as possible.
For $36, this is a beautiful, refreshing product, and one that deserves attention. It launches in stores and online on August 21.
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