How to Find the Best Facial Cleanser for your Skin Type

No matter your skin type, cleansing your skin and removing your makeup is one of the most important steps of your skincare routine. Skipping cleansing can cause dead skin cells to build up causing dry and dehydrated skin, clogged pores and an overall dull complexion. Even oily skin will benefit from cleansing, as it helps to control excess sebum, providing skin with the hydration it needs. Cleansing your skin also ensures that your skin is clean and ready to absorb all the benefits of the rest of your skincare routine. Finding the best facial cleanser for your skin type is important so that your skin is properly cleansed with the best ingredients, resulting in a healthy and glowing complexion. Lets unpack the different types of cleansers at L'Occitane so you can feel ready to choose your perfect cleanser for your skin needs.

Why is it so Important to Find a Cleanser Based on your Skin Type?

Cleansing is important for all skin types as the first step in your routine. If not cleansed properly your skin can accumulate dirt and pollution that can then contribute to dehydration, breakouts and ageing.

Every skin type is unique, therefore tailoring your cleanser choice is important, as each product is formulated to target your skins concerns through their textures, formulas and ingredients. The natural ingredients in our cleansers are specifically selected for their own special benefits, such as reducing imperfections, hydration, soothing or nourishment.

Why is it so Important to Find a Cleanser Based on your Skin Type? Why is it so Important to Find a Cleanser Based on your Skin Type?
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Foaming Cleanser

Foaming cleansers have a light airy foam texture, which is great for normal to combination skin. They are gentle to the skin, removing impurities without drying it out. Foaming cleansers are best used after removing makeup, as a second cleanser to ensure all traces are cleansed off. We offer two foaming cleansers that are enriched with anti-ageing ingredients. Try our fresh and smoothing Precious Cleansing Foam or anti-ageing and radiant Divine Foaming Cleanser.

Ideal skin types: normal, combination

Formulated without: parabens & silicones

Oil to Milk Cleanser Oil to Milk Cleanser

Oil to Milk Cleanser

Our Oil to Milk Cleanser is an oil texture that transforms into a milk when cleansed off with water. Ideal for normal to combination skin, it is the perfect first step in your double cleansing routine to remove makeup and impurities. Enriched with Immortelle Essential Oil, Calendula Extract and Sunflower Oil to replenish your skin with the nutrients it needs

Ideal skin types: normal, combination

Formulated without: parabens, silicones, sulfates, preservatives

Gel Cleanser Gel Cleanser

Gel Cleanser

Our Aqua Reotier Gel Cleanser has a soft jelly texture that transforms into a light mousse to softly cleanse the skin. It's best used as the second cleanser, after makeup has been removed to leave the skin soft and comfortable. Can be used for all skin types, but particularly great for dehydrated skin thanks to it's content of calcium-rich Reotier Water and Hyaluronic Acid.

Ideal skin types: oily, dehydrated

Formulated without: parabens, silicones

Gel to Foam Cleanser Gel to Foam Cleanser

Gel to Foam Cleanser

Our Gel to Foam Cleanser has a light gel texture that transforms into a hydrating foam as you lather. It is ideal for combination to oily skin, as it's enriched with Thyme which is known to reduce imperfections in the skin. Best used as the second step of your double cleansing routine, it deeply cleanses, removing leftover traces of makeup to leave skin feeling refreshed.

Ideal skin types: oily, combination

Formulated without: parabens, silicones

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Exfoliating Cleanser

Exfoliating cleansers contain very small particles to buff away any roughness and remove dead skin cells, and are ideal for combination to oily skin due to their purifying benefits. Reine Blanche Glow Revealing Exfoliating Scrub has a creamy texture, formulated with jojoba beads and enzymes, that gently exfoliates the skin for an instant smoothing, softening and radiance-boosting effect. Cade Daily Exfoliating Cleanser is specifically formulated for men due to its scent- enriched with Cade wood essential oil and walnut & almond shell particles, to softly purify the skin and neutralize shine.

Ideal skin types: combination, oily

Formulated without: micro-beads, sulfates, silicones & parabens

Cleansing Milk Cleansing Milk

Cleansing Milk

Our Cleansing Milk has a creamy milk texture that gently removes makeup while softening and soothing the skin. It's enriched with Honey and Fig giving it a delicious scent. These natural ingredients are ideal for sensitive and easily irritated skin types due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and soothing properties.

Ideal skin types: dry, sensitive

Formulated without: allergens, parabens, silicones, sulfates

Cream to Foam Cleanser Cream to Foam Cleanser

Cream to Foam Cleanser

Our Cream to Foam Cleanser, is similar to our Cleansing Milk, but has a richer, creamy and comforting texture that gently removes impurities and traces of makeup. It has a pH friendly formula, enriched with Honey, Fig & Shea Butter making it ideal for dry and sensitive skin due to the soothing & anti-inflammatory properties.

Ideal skin types: dry, sensitive

Formulated without: allergens, parabens, silicones

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Find Your Perfect Fit

Now that you know which cleanser is suited for each skin type, you should feel ready to start shopping your favourite. Want to read more into our cleanser collection? Discover more about our Essential Cleansers Collection, or shop all cleansers now.

Learning how to cleanse skin properly is so crucial to unclog pores, remove all traces of dirt, makeup and sunscreen and keep your complexion radiant and healthy. Double cleansing is our suggested method: using an oil based cleanser first followed by a water based cleanser. Learn more about the art of double cleansing and why removing your makeup properly is so important.