The only demand we make of a cleanser: it’s got to remove dirt and makeup without stripping skin of moisture. These newbies do just that – and more.
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Concern: SENSITIVE SKIN
Origins Dr Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-mushroom Skin Relief Micellar Cleanser, $53.
We like no-rinse cleansers for their convenience (no washing needed!). This soothing one has ingredients such as ginger and turmeric to reportedly strengthen skin and revitalise skin texture. We used two soaked cotton pads to clean off a full face of non-waterproof makeup, and the cleanser didn’t leave our skin red or splotchy.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Brightening Cleansing Oil, $29.90.
This transforms into a milky texture when mixed with a few drops of water. It left our skin feeling plump and soft immediately. noticed that our complexions looked slightly brighter as well, thanks to the vitamin C-rich mulberry extract in the formula.
Concern: CLOGGED PORES
DHC Pore Face Wash, $24.90.
This is a cleansing scrub with fine baking soda powder to remove dirt in clogged pores. It also has artichoke leaf extract, which reportedly tightens enlarged pores and firms skin. Plus point: The grains in this scrub are gentle enough for sensitive skin.