Choosing the Right Facial Cleanser for dry, sensitive skin

A facial cleanser removes impurities from your skin so it stays fresh. Discover how a gentle facial wash can cleanse without stripping the moisture you need for healthy-looking, hydrated skin.

Facial cleansers play an important role in your skincare routine. Face washes are designed to remove impurities, germs, dirt and makeup that can irritate the skin. Here’s the tough part: when skin is cleansed too frequently, in contact with water or subject to harsh soaps, your skin’s natural moisture is stripped—leaving it vulnerable to dryness and irritation. While some cleansers for dry skin contain harsh detergents to get squeaky clean, a gentle facial cleanser is best to remove impurities, yet avoid stripping your skin of the natural oils that keep it hydrated and healthy-looking.

Find out how the right facial cleanser–and skincare routine–can help keep your face clean without over cleansing. 

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The Benefits of Double Cleansing

What many women don’t know is that they can optimise the healthy moisture in their skin by cleansing twice in a two step process. Double-cleansing is an approach rooted in Japanese tradition and uses two facial cleansers to remove impurities, while maintaining a healthy balance in your skin’s natural moisture barrier.  

The first facial cleanser is a silky, oil-based cleanser. You gently massage it into the skin to lift impurities trapped in your pores to the surface. After rinsing thoroughly, you use the second cleanser—a foaming wash. When gently massaged into your skin, this facial cleanser envelops impurities with lather and, with a splash of water, rinses them away.

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Cleansers and moisturizers working together

Facial cleansers, though important, are just one half of a skincare routine. A facial cleanser and moisturizer work together as a duo to keep skin healthy-looking and hydrated. By studying Japanese skincare rituals and modern ceramide science, our skincare experts have discovered how a double-cleansing and double-moisturizing routine can promote a healthy moisture barrier.

Want to learn more about how facial cleansers and facial moisturizers work together to promote hydrated, healthy-looking skin with our complete Ceramide Care system? Here’s our full line of double cleansers and double moisturizers.

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