The Best Facial Cleansers By Skin Type

Every good skincare routine starts with cleansing, it’s one of the most important steps that can’t be missed! Cleansing not only removes makeup, but it also removes daily dirt, oil and pollution that has accumulated throughout the day, gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin and builds the perfect base for the rest of your skincare routine. Not cleansing properly can cause an increase in breakouts, dull looking skin, sensitivity and visible signs of ageing. This one, simple step really does make or break an effective skincare routine!

If you’re wondering how to use facial cleansers and which facial cleanser is right for you, look no further as we have the low-down on facial cleansers by skin type that you’ve been waiting for.

I think I have… dry skin

You have to have IN THE BEGINNING Deep Cleansing Melt $48 in your life and skincare routine. Our award-winning, nourishing deep facial cleanser will leave your skin feeling hydrated, revitalised and silky soft, not to mention glowing with radiance and health! It is also the best exfoliating face wash thanks to the unique buttery-crystalline texture that effectively polishes the skin and slowly melts as you massage in, delivering gorgeous Mediterranean ingredients such as olive, calendula, basil and clary.

Simply massage in gentle circles over the face and neck and allow the gentle exfoliating to begin with it all gradually melting away. Remove with a warm damp flannel (Hello TAKE IT OFF Muslin Cleansing Cloth) and reveal a clean and clear, dewy complexion.

My skin is… oily

You’ll love our WAY TO GO Purifying Cleansing Wash $34. This fast, wash-off cleanser will leave your skin feeling super clean and comfortable, ready for the day ahead. TOP TIP: it’s also a great face wash for men! Our best-selling face wash for oily skin, has a cooling gel texture that cleverly reduces oiliness and shine on the skin but is gentle enough to use daily and doesn’t strip the skin. Hello refreshed cleansed skin!

Every morning and night, splash the face with water and squeeze a raspberry-sized amount onto the palms, spread this all over the face (and beard) using circular movements. Rinse off with warm water and say hello to a comfortable and clean complexion.

I’m pretty sure my skin type is… combination

Add our DUAL ACT Wet & Dry Cleansing Lotion $34 to your basket. This clever formula is able to adapt both oily parts of the skin as well as dry areas to gently cleanse them, so your whole face is left balanced and refreshed! The gel-lotion texture contains the intelligent Combiderm™️ complex, along with Mediterranean extracts of tomato, marjoram, olive, apricot, grapefruit and wild yam, plus skin boosters and vitamins. All creating a light cleansing lotion for that skin sits in the middle of oily and dry.

Apply on dry skin as a wipe-off lotion, or splash with water and lather it up when you feel like washing off the daily grime. And reveal healthy, fresh skin!

I have… sensitive skin

You need to try BE GONE Kind-Hearted Cleansing Crème $34. This beautiful cleanser for sensitive skin is oh so delicate on fragile skin, helping to settle and soothe thanks to its lightweight, calming prebiotic formula. It has a unique elastic texture so it doesn’t pull on the skin, yet gives a super cleanse to leave skin feeling fresh and clean. This calming face wash for sensitive skin contains vitamins A & E plus our unique Calmaderm™ complex with Mediterranean botanicals of basil, aubergine, liquorice and apricot, along with the advanced skin science of a powerful prebiotic that’s designed to leave your complexion looking healthy and settled and feeling comforted. Wave goodbye to sensitivity and hello calm and comfortable skin!

Apply morning and night, massaging with upward circular movements. Splash face with warm water or use a warm damp cloth to remove.

I think my skin type is… normal

Try our GOOD TO GO Creamy Foaming Cleanser $34. This stunning foaming skin cleanser washes off to leave you feeling clean and super fresh without stripping the skin of any oils or moisture. The naturally bountiful and highly nutritious formula includes aloe vera, carrot, bergamot, lemon, tangerine, cucumber, honey, watercress and multivitamins. It’s Mediterranean market goodness!

Splash the face with clean water, then work two pumps of this creamy lotion into a foam on the skin using upward circular movements. Rinse with clean water.

So what about double cleansing?

You may have heard this term over the years in the beauty industry, it’s not just a skincare trend but is promoted for a reason. We are big fans of double cleansing here at TEMPLESPA as not only do you have the opportunity to treat your skin to 2 cleansers each day (and by the way, reel in the benefits of both of those!) you also benefit from a more efficient cleanse.

Double cleansing works in two stages, surprisingly; the first cleanse removes makeup, daily grime and pollution so your skin is left trace free of any external elements like makeup, oils, SPF. The second cleanse actually treats the bare skin and leaves you feeling perfectly clean and ready for the next step in your skincare routine. This method of cleansing is more efficient as it ensures a thorough cleanse, but also allows other skincare products to penetrate the skin more easily and therefore more effectively. Go on, give it a go!