A facial wash. Or a cleanser. I have previously written a blog about the usefulness of this product; by keeping your skin clean you reduce the risk of impurities, infection and a dull skin and the other skincare products can do their work even more effectively.

Skin should not dry out!

Just as with all the skincare products it is important that this product is mild. Check that there are no irritating substances - such as perfume - in the product. A cleanser must not dry skin out. It is meant for getting rid of dirt and make-up from your skin, but not washing away all of your skin's oil. If your skin feels dry or tight after cleansing then the product is too heavy for you.

Do you have dry skin? Then you can just use a cleanser in the evening, and wash your face with warm water in the mornings.

Water soluble

I always advise water soluble cleansers; you wash these off with water afterwards. Cleansers which are applied with cotton wool remain on the skin and can cause problems.


Below are some products that I can recommend. If your skin becomes tight, then choose another product! And if you know of a good product, I would like to hear from you!

La Roche Posay Toleraine dermo cleanser


The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Facial Wash

Ingrediënten: Aqua, Aloe barbadensis, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Citric Acid , Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate , Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Tocopherol.

Paula's Choice Moisture Boost One Step Face Cleanser

Ingrediënten: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycol Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract,Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Phytic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

Clinique Comforting Cream Cleanser

Ingrediënten: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, PPG 2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Cetearyl Alochol, Arginine, Cetyl Esters, Ceteareth 20, Octyl Hydroxystearate, Cetyl Ricinoleate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben

Decubal Facial cleanser

Ingrediënten: Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Niacinamide, Sucrose Cocoate, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Bisabolol, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid.

Estée Lauder Vérité Light Lotion Cleanser

After using this product I would advise you to rinse your face with water in order to remove all the traces of cleanser.

Water, Caprylic/Capric, Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit, Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sucrose Stearate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cholesterol, Chamomilla, Recutita (Matricaria), Ceramide 3, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Tromethamine, Ppg-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Isostearic Acid, Carbomer, Sodium Citrate.

Uncover Skincare - Cleanser normal to dry skin

A mild cleanser, also available for normal to oily skin. Click here for more information about these products.cleanser dry small

INCI: Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sucrose Polystearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, p-Anisic Acid, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Lecithin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Citric Acid.

Regards Jetske.

(Dr. Jetske Ultee - Research Physician Cosmetic Dermatology)

See product advice for moisturisers and sun creams here.
You can also read the blogs 'the cleanser',
the 'burning skin sensation', '
using a mask', and '
such dry skin'.

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