The 7 Best Cleansers For Combination Skin
Finding a skin care routine attuned to your combination skin can be a tricky matter. You may have searched the hacks and poured through the tips, but finding the method for taking care of skin that’s dry in some areas and oily in others remains challenging. Want to know the secret, though? It’s all in the products.
That’s right. Finding the right products tuned to your specific skin type is the key to maintaining its health and radiance. That’s why we pulled together a list of some of the seven best cleansers—from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands—for combination skin. Find the right cleanser for you, below!
KIEHL’S ULTRA FACIAL CLEANSER
Kiehl’s knows its cleansers, and the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser knows how to clean combination skin. Using a mild formula, the cleanser is able to dissolve excess oil and dirt on the skin’s surface without stripping the skin dry.
To Use: Apply a small amount of the cleanser to clean fingertips and gentle massage to damp skin. Rinse it off thoroughly.
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser, $20 MSRP
VICHY NORMADERM GEL CLEANSER
The Vichy Normaderm Gel Cleanser is great for combination skin, especially if that combination also experiences visible blemishes. Formulated with salicylic acid, this gel face wash deeply cleanses pores for skin that feels clear.
To Use: You can use the Vichy Normaderm Gel Cleanser twice daily by massaging the product onto a dampened face. Make sure to rinse it off thoroughly once completed.
Vichy Normaderm Gel Cleanser, $18 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE MICELLAR FOAMING CLEANSER
Micellar water is a French favorite that’s infiltrated the American skin care scene. And boy, are we grateful for it. The Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water taps into the dual hydrating and cleansing abilities of powerful micelles to make sure skin is cleaned without getting dried out. Your skin will be left feeling completely refreshed.
To Use: This foaming cleanser can be applied directly on to wet skin. Gently massage it till it lathers, and rinse thoroughly. Repeat in the morning and at night.
SKINCEUTICALS REPLENISHING CLEANSER
The SkinCeuticals Replenishing Cleanser is a skin-replenishing cleanser that utilizes a ceramide complex, effectively cleaning the skin without stripping it of any of the oils it needs.
To Use: You can use the SkinCeuticals Replenishing Cleanser twice daily. Simply massage a small amount gently into damp skin, being mindful to avoid your eyes. Then rinse with warm water, and pat dry.
SkinCeuticals Replenishing Cleanser, $34 MSRP
L’ORÉAL MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER
Micellar water is once again the champion of the cleansing realm. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water helps to both purify and mattify skin that has a bit more shine to it. It even serves a dual-purpose to remove makeup. Bye-bye impurities, excess oils, and makeup and hello fresh and clean skin!
To Use: To use the L’Oréal Micellar Cleansing Water, completely saturate a cotton pad with the product. Gently wipe the pad over your skin until it’s cleaned. If you’d like to use it for makeup removal, hold the pad over closed eyes for a few moments, then softly wipe makeup away.
L’Oréal Micellar Cleansing Water, $54 MSRP
KIEHL'S "MADE FOR ALL" GENTLE BODY CLEANSER
Combination skin isn't just limited to your face. Other areas of your body can fall prey to dryness and oiliness at the same time, which is why it couldn't hurt to have an all-over cleanser in your skin care arsenal. The Kiehl's "Made for All" Gentle Body Cleanser is one to have on your radar. This body was is so gentle, it's appropriate for anyone aged three and up!
To Use: Apply and lather on wet skin. The formula can be used on face, body, or hair if desired. Rinse well and be mindful to avoid contact with your eyes.
ACNEFREE KAOLIN CLAY DETOX MASK
Products with double-duty capabilities are constant favorites amongst our skin care fanatics. They allow for us to hit all the necessary steps in our routine by bucketing them under one umbrella, and can easily fit in our schedules depending on how we'd like to use them. The AcneFree Kaolin Clay Detox Mask is a prime double-duty example. Infused with kaolin clay and charcoal, the product could be used either as a face mask during a DIY spa day or as a facial cleanser. Either way you use it, your pores will feel incredibly cleaned.
To Use: To use the AcneFree Kaolin Clay Detox Mask as a cleanser, wet your hands and face prior to massaging the product on your skin (avoiding your eye area). To finish, rinse off with water. To use as a detox mask, spread a thin layer of the formula and let try for five minutes before rinsing with water. Feel free to repeat twice per week.
AcneFree Kaolin Clay Detox Mask, $7.99 MSRP
Now that you’ve found the right cleanser, check out the best foundations for combination skin here!