OUR FAVOURITE FACE WASHES THAT WON’T STING YOUR SKIN.
The ﬁrst step in any skincare regime is cleansing, and this is no doubt one of the most important as well. A good cleanser helps to rid the day’s dirt and grime from your pores, all while still keeping it smooth and supple. Get the best of both worlds with these cleansers that are gentle yet effective.
Biconi Radiant Skin Cleanser Bar ($35, http://www.biconi.com)
Protect skin from environmental damage and unclog pores with this antioxidant-rich cleanser. The key ingredient in this fragrance-free bar is the brand’s noni enzyme from the noni fruit – tropical and highly revered for its anti-inﬂammatory and healing properties. This is suitable for acne, psoriasis and eczema sufferers since it’s formulated with only natural products and is free from SLS, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, mineral oil and alcohol. This is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.
The Herb Farm Softening Rose Cream Cleanser ($43, Watsons)
Formulated with a blend of rose, sweet almond and evening primrose oils, this creamy cleanser helps to gently remove sunscreen and makeup while nourishing skin. All products from The Herb Farm are also handcrafted on-site at the brand’s manufacturing facility in rural Manawatu, New Zealand to ensure high levels of quality control.
Kew Organics Mandarin Acai Cleansing Lotion ($94.65, Kew Organics Facial Bar)
Founder Lily Kew created her own beauty line when she realised there was a gap in the industry for high-performing, water-based organic skincare. The result: Gentle, naturally derived products that deliver visible results. Give this brightening cleanser a try if you suffer from a lacklustre complexion. It contains vitamin C and fruit acids to remove dead skin cells and encourage natural cell renewal for a more radiant complexion. Suitable for all skin types, unless your skin is extremely sensitive.
THREE Balancing Foam ($55, Tangs at Tang Plaza)
Made with 90 per cent naturally derived ingredients, this foaming cleanser is chock-full of moisturising botanical ingredients and essential oils. Some of them include frankincense, bergamot fruit, rosemary, jojoba, argan and rosehip oil, to name a few. As a result, skin will be deeply nourished with regular use. Plus points for the calming scent as well.
Curel Moisture Care Foaming Wash ($19.80, leading pharmacies)
This lathers into a rich foam that helps to lift away dirt and impurities that are trapped in your pores. The creamy cleanser also boasts Kao’s advanced Ceramide Technology to boost skin’s ability to produce ceramides. This prevents moisture loss, and strengthens skin’s natural barrier function for a healthier complexion.