An Aesthetician's Advice on Choosing a Face Cleanser

An Aesthetician's Advice on Choosing a Face Cleanser

Posted by Madeline, Aesthetician - Vanguard Aesthetics on on Jan 7th 2022

Have you ever thought “How do I pick the right cleanser for my skin?”, or “What are the most important things to look for in a cleanser?” There are so many products out there and it can be so tricky finding that perfect fit for your skin’s personal needs. From foaming to creamy, there are a variety of cleansers that affect the skin in different ways. When choosing any type of cleanser, the top ingredient to look out for is Sodium Lauryl (or Laureth) Sulfate. These sulfates are very harsh and will strip the skin of all its natural oils leaving you feeling tight and dry. Now, no one wants oily skin, however, taking too much of the natural oils can create an imbalance thus promoting your skin to produce more oils! Now let’s take a dive into the world of cleansers and steer you in the right direction.

Foaming Cleansers 

Foaming cleansers are the most popular because of that sudsy action they provide. They cut through oil like nobody’s business! They are most recommended for normal to oily skin types. 

At clara, we carry a few foaming cleansers: Foamy CleanserActive Foaming Cleanser, and Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Foamy Cleanser helps to gently exfoliate the skin without over drying. Active Foaming Cleanser is great for those of us dealing with adult acne, eczema, and dermatitis as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that will also keep our collagen healthy and intact. Lastly, Gentle Foaming Cleanser is just as it sounds! A very calming cleanser that still lifts all the surface oils and dirt right off the skin that will even make the most sensitive skin happy.

Gel Cleansers 

Gel cleansing is another common form of washing that minimizes surface oils. You only need a pea size amount to get your whole face feeling fresh! Gels also tend to suds up a bit and are best for normal to oily skin. Our Clear Gel Cleanser is a lovely choice for even the more sensitive folk as it is chock full of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and green tea. This gel cleanser leaves you feeling so refreshed and not too dry! Then, we have our VanguardMD BPO 10 Cleanser. This cleanser will work wonders for our younger teens dealing with acne. It contains a non-irritating Benzoyl Peroxide that kills off the acne-causing bacteria.

Cream Cleansers 

Cream cleansing is the most effective way of keeping the skin hydrated while still removing dirt and debris off the surface. It applies similarly to lotion as you massage the cleanser around without the use of water at first, then rinsing with warm water to take off the excess cleanser. Typically, cream cleansers will be most beneficial for dry and sensitive people. Our Creamy Cleanser is formulated to be comfortable on even the most sensitive skin out there! With the help from botanical extracts, the creamy cleanser hydrates and soothes the skin.

When it comes to cleansing, it is not a “one-size-fits-all” product! Everyone will have different skin types, tolerances, and concerns which cleansers should be tailored to. Luckily, we have a cleanser for everyone at clara!

Madeline is available for a free VISIA digital analysis consultation on Mondays. We offer free VISIA consultations Monday through Friday at our Briargate clara location. 9348 Grand Cordera Pkwy, Ste 120, Colorado Springs, CO 80924. Please call 719-579-5555 to schedule your appointment.