What cleanser is right for your skin type? Estée Lauder answers that question with its new Perfectly Clean Collection ($25-$28). The lineup includes five products that are meant for every complexion, from dry to oily and everything in between. Find out which one will be your favorite when we review the entire set. On Maria: H&M top and vest. On Jessica: Tibi top and BCBGMaxAzria jacket.
When a skin care system results in firm, smooth skin without leaving a tacky residue behind, consider it a winner. Pevonia Spa Clinica's four-part Skin Perfecting Regimen ($96) — which includes a cleanser, toner, serum, and moisturizer — fulfills all of the above and then some. With retinol as the active ingredient in each of the products, skin gets a rejuvenating boost. Included are a foamy, nondrying cleanser; a refreshing, hydrating toner; a lightweight, fine-line-reducing serum; and a moisturizer that stimulates collagen production. And what you get is a complexion that's supple yet not dewy; firm yet not uncomfortably taut.
The premise behind Pevonia Spa Clinica, the sister line to Pevonia, is to offer a quick, easy customized routine that's ideal for those who can't make it to the spa. In essence, the beauty brand brings the aesthetician to you (well, at least through an online experience). When you head to the company's website, you are prompted to take a quiz to discover the best system for you, or you can even send in a photo of yourself and get a free Skype analysis with an aesthetician. Skin care tailored to your needs without having to leave your dwelling? We'll definitely have some of that.
Whether you've got itching, redness, burning, and/or stinging, one thing is for sure: sensitive skin needs a little extra TLC. I've searched all over, including our Product Reviews pages, to find five of the highest rated cleansers best suited for the sensitive-prone. Best of all, they're all just $20 and under.
When it comes to new and innovative products, I somehow always get sucked into trying them. It's not that I'm not totally satisfied with my current skincare system, but trying a new product for me is like opening up a new toy on Christmas morning; I just get excited. Maybe that's what makes me a beauty addict? Anywho. . . L'Oréal Go 360 Clean Deep Facial Cleanser ($7) is a foaming cleanser that comes with an added bonus: a scrublet which fits right in the bottle. The oil-free cleanser is a high-foaming gel, which L'Oréal claims unclogs pores as it removes oil, dirt, and makeup. The cleanser contains notes of naranji, orange flower, and mint, which feels really refreshing on the skin. (For the pros and cons, just read more.
Oh, acne, you're the bane of my existence, but thanks to ingredients like salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and even sulfur, there's actually hope for zit-zapping and pimple prevention. Over the past week or so, I've been doing some research on some of the best cleansers for different skin types. You may have caught some suggestions for products that help mattify oily skin, along with those that help hydrate dry skin, and now, continuing on with this series, here are five to help provide relief for the acne-prone.
Cetaphil cleanser is one of those gold standard drugstore products, but I hadn't heard very much about the rest of the brand's line until I saw this review of Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer For All Skin Types With SPF 15 ($11) by reader ajkenyon. Here's what she has to say:
"I love Cetaphil cleanser so much, and I figured the moisturizer must be just as good, right? Well, wrong, unfortunately. I love the SPF, and it does make my skin very soft. But it just doesn't absorb well, and it leaves my face looking shiny and blotchy. I'll definitely keep using the cleanser, but I'm going back to Lush for my moisturizer!"
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I love Burt's Bees, but given how essential oils like orange can affect my skin, I was hesitant to try its Burt's Bees Facial Cleanser ($8). Reader a million suns, however, actually saw her skin irritation go down when she used the product. She says:
"My skin has been extremely sensitive and reactive lately—and always fairly dry, since I live in Nevada—and every time I'd use my Neutrogena cleanser, my face would look red and blotchy. Then I picked up this cleanser at the store and gave it a try. No redness, no blotchiness, nada. Plus, my skin felt totally refreshed. It is a little bit thick, but all I have to do is mix it with water (squeeze a nickel-sized amount onto your hand, run it under the faucet, rub your hands together) to get it to spread easily. Plus, I love the orange scent!"
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There are many makeup removers on the market, from soap to soap-free to creams to towelettes. Recently, reader JaimeLeah526 tried one of the towelette variety. Garnier Nutritioniste's Nutri-Pure Detoxifying Wet Cleansing Towelettes — Oil Free ($5) supposedly remove mascara, too. But did it work for JaimeLeah526? Here's what she had to say:
"I'm a huge fan of makeup remover wipes in general, but I have to say these were amazing. They have the signature scent of the rest of the Nutritioniste line that I love and they didn't sting my face. They remove even waterproof mascara and my skin felt clean and soft after I finished. They were refreshing and cooling and I would highly recommend these, especially on a hot summer night."
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Philosophy's Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser ($32) is marketed as a deep pore cleanser, makeup remover, and toner. Whew, that means there should be high expectations on a product like this, right? So when reader Leafgirl said it was "the best," I wanted to hear more. This is what she had to say:
"My sister is a spa and salon buyer for a high end resort so we have tried lots of cleansers. This is by far the best, and I don't mean just in this price range. [It] cuts through any and all makeup without leaving your skin dry and tight. Cetaphil leaves my skin feeling over moisturized [and] other cleansers make me red, dry, and blotchy. Purity cleans and soothes — love it. I think my husband has been using it when I'm not looking."
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The busy bees in Chanel's laboratories have been very busy with their Précision skincare range. A few new cleansers and face toners are aimed at removing dirt, grease, makeup and all of the other environmental pollutants and impurities that wreak havoc on your skin during the course of the day.
Chanel has decided to incorporate phytoremediation — the process of using plants to help absorb pollutants into this new line of cleansers and toners. The main ingredient is tulip tree extract, a waxy substance that promises to trap the unwanted particles and filter them out.
There are three different product sets that have been developed to suit each of the different skin types. Confort consists of a foaming mousse cleanser, a cleansing milk and a toner that contains lily extract to moisturize, soothe and tone sensitive skin. Balance includes a foaming cleanser and gentle toner with mallow extract, a smoothing and softening ingredient for normal to combination skin. Lastly, Purity consists of a gel cleanser and mattifying toner made with meadow-sweet extract, a flower with astringent properties that is best suited for combination to oily skin.
I've tried all of the cleansers and for my sensitive and combination skin, I really love Lait Confort (cleansing milk) the most. Its thin and gentle consistency leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh without any trace of irritation. Plus, it has a wonderfully light floral scent that sticks around even after you wash your face. To find out the names and the cost of each of the products, read more