Cleansing is a vital step in everyone’s skincare routine, but not everyone’s cleansing needs are the same. When it comes to keeping our skin clean, we’re spoilt for options. There are a variety of cleansing formulas - from creams to oils and bars - to a wide selection of formulas to match your skin type and skin needs. There are even devices and eco-friendly alternatives. And just when you thought you’d found a favourite, a handful of newcomers pop onto the scene that catch your attention.
This month, it’s all about new ways to clean your skin. These new a-beauty cleansers will up your skincare game.
Best for eco-friendly cleansing
OUR PICK: Sand & Sky Bamboo Cleansing Kit
What if we told you you don’t actually need to use a cleanser to clean your skin. The eco-friendly generation of cleansers come in the form of washable and reusable pads that can be used with or without a cleansing product. These new bamboo pads from Sand & Sky effectively clean away makeup and daily grime at the end of the day with nothing more than the help of a little water.
Best for oily skin types
OUR PICK: Go-To Skincare The Removalist
When you have oily, acne-prone or congested skin, a good cleansing mask once a week makes all the difference. Go-To’s latest addition, The Removalist, is the perfect formula to help clear up your complexion without leaving it dry or irritated. This clarifying clay mask is enriched with kaolin clay to soak up excess oil and clear pores, while calming vitamin E from native Australian Tasmanian pepper fruit and zinc oxide help soothe skin and reduce redness.
Best for a head-to-toe clean
OUR PICK: Hunter Lab Revitalising Body Bar
If you’re someone who gave up on soap bars a long time ago because they were just too drying on your skin, it’s time to give them a second chance because they’ve come a long way. This new body bar from Hunter Lab contains pumice stone to give your body a gentle exfoliation and cleanse. The addition of antioxidant-rich olive oil is what sets this soap apart - it deeply nourishes and replenishes your skin’s natural oils so your skin is left moisturised post-cleanse. Plus, the peppermint and eucalyptus scent delivers a refreshing wake up call first thing in the morning.
Best for a hydrating cleanse
OUR PICK: Kora Milky Mushroom Gentle Cleansing Oil
Cleansing oils can seem daunting if you’ve never used one before. The thought of removing dirt and oil from your skin with an oil just doesn’t sound right, but it’s actually a super effective way of getting a deep clean while also maintaining your skin’s hydration levels. Add in an ingredient that’s basically a natural alternative to hyaluronic acid - aka silver ear mushroom - and your dry skin has never been happier or cleaner! This new Kora cleansing oil works a treat to remove dirt, oil and makeup while also binding moisture to your skin so your complexion is left clear and glowing.
- Go-to Skincare / @gotoskincare
- Sand & Sky / @sandandskyau
- Hunter Lab / @hunter.lab
- Kora Organics / @koraorganics