Face Cleansers 101: Everything You Need to Know!

Face Cleansers 101: Everything You Need to Know!

Let’s talk about face cleansers! These are most often misunderstood to be face washes by many who are new to skincare (which is clearly not the case). So what exactly are face cleansers, and why are they so important for your skin? Join us, as we dive into the world of face cleansers, understand the basics, and find the right one for your skincare routine.


Face Cleansers vs Face Washes: Are They Any Different?

Think of face cleansers as the foundational block of skincare, on which you build your skincare routine (Yes, they are that important). They're formulated to remove dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from your skin without stripping away its natural moisture. Face washes, on the other hand, may contain stronger cleansing agents that can be harsh on sensitive skin. Essentially, face cleansers are like the nurturing caretakers of your skin, while face washes are the no-nonsense cleaners.


How Important Is a Cleanser in Skincare?

Cleansing continues to remain a pivotal part of your skincare routine. It sets the tone for your entire skincare routine. The right cleanser helps:

Protect the skin barrier: Regular cleansing removes dirt, oil, and pollutants that can clog pores and lead to dullness, sensitivity, and acne, preserving the skin's protective barrier.

Brightens skin tone: Gentle exfoliation during cleansing removes dead skin cells, revealing fresh, radiant skin underneath, and promoting a brighter skin tone.

Controls oil production: Proper cleansing prevents the accumulation of excess oil, reducing the risk of acne breakouts, pore congestion, and blackheads, and maintaining a balanced skin texture.

Keeps toxins out: Cleansing eliminates toxins & impurities from the skin's surface, promoting clarity and overall skin health.


How To Choose The Right Face Cleanser?

Finding the right face cleanser is like finding the perfect match for your skin. An ideal face cleanser should effectively cleanse your skin without leaving it feeling dry or irritated. It should cater to your skin type and address any specific concerns you may have, whether it's dryness, acne, or sensitivity. 

Your skin’s pH level ranges from 4.5 to 6.5. When you cleanse your face with face washes or soaps that have harsh contents, they can affect the skin’s moisture barrier and increase its pH. With a face cleanser powered with all the good ingredients and the right pH, you'll notice a difference in how your skin looks and feels. This paves the way for a healthier, glowing skin.


Necessary Ingredients in a Face Cleanser

When it comes to ingredients, less is often more when choosing a face cleanser. Look for gentle yet effective ingredients that serve your skin's needs. Some essential ingredients to consider include:

Glycerin: A hydrating ingredient that helps maintain your skin's moisture balance.

Oatmeal: Soothes and calms irritated skin while providing intense hydration and relieving itchiness.

Biosaccharides: Acts as a protective barrier, locking in moisture and preventing water loss from the skin, resulting in an improved skin texture.

Hyaluronic Acid: Attracts and retains moisture, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and plump.

Prebiotic Sugar: Promotes a healthy skin microbiome by nourishing beneficial bacteria, leading to improved skin barrier function.

Botanical Extracts: Look for natural extracts like chamomile, green tea, or cucumber, which offer antioxidant and soothing properties.


The Hyphen Solution: Powered by Nature & Science

At Hyphen we continue to harness the power of nature & science to formulate skincare essentials that promote improved skin health. Our face cleansers are no different and stick to our core ethos. We have two face cleansers one specifically formulated for oily skin types and the other for normal to dry skin types. 

Oil Control Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that will control excess oil secretion and wash away dirt without stripping skin’s natural oils. It is powered with AHA & BHA which gently cleanse & exfoliate the skin to get rid of stubborn dirt, oil and even makeup. Biosaccharides & Prebiotic sugar in the cleanser provide long-lasting hydration and strengthen the skin barrier. Know more about it here.

Moisturizing Creamy Cleanser is a gentle mild foaming cleanser for normal to dry skin. It is infused with Ceramides, Polyglutamic Acid and Phospholipids -  Lipids which helps in the better penetration of Ceramide into the skin which helps to repair and strengthen the barrier. Polyglutamic Acid helps to hydrate skin and maintain its moisture content. Oatmeal & Biosaccharides provide long-lasting hydration and strengthen the skin’s natural defenses and prevent dehydration and dryness. Learn more about it here.


In a world of elaborate skincare routines and endless product options, don't overlook the first step of skincare - the face cleanser. It may seem simple, but it's the key element for healthy, glowing skin. So, treat your skin to the care it deserves, and let a good face cleanser transform your skincare routine – one gentle cleanse at a time.

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