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The Low-Down on Cleansing

Cleansing your skin is the essential process of removing dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from the surface of your skin to maintain its health and appearance. The goal is to achieve a clean, refreshed complexion that promotes overall skin health and vitality. 

Why does cleansing matter so much?

It seems like such a simple step, but cleansing is up there as one of the most important steps of your skincare routine (next to applying your SPF!). Ensuring you are using a gentle cleanser that doesn't strip the skin's natural oils or disrupt the barrier, allows for your skin to start off with a great base for other skincare goodies to absorb properly into the skin. Would you add ingredients to the pot if it was covered in cling wrap? NO.  

The skin works hard to keep the baddies out and the goodies in, being the largest organ of our immunity system. During the day our skin is exposed to dirt, debris and other environmental pollutants that can trigger inflammation and cause oxidative stress on the surface of the skin. This can result in concerns of pigmentation, dullness, histamine reactions such as rashes/itchiness and breakouts. 

Cleansing (or double cleansing, if you have the time) removes these impurities from the surface of the skin and also works to melt away residue of cosmetics, which can contain waxes and oils that can create a film on the skin.  

This daily routine helps to prevent clogged pores, breakouts, and other skin issues, while also preparing your skin to better absorb other skincare products like moisturizers and serums.

Should I be using gel, cream, oil, foaming or a balm cleanser?

End of the day, as long as the skin is feeling happy and soft you can continue with whichever type of cleanser you are loving the feel of. However anything really sudsy or containing AHA/BHAs will slightly remove oil from the surface of the skin - so if you're a little more on the dry side we suggest staying with a more creamy formulation. 

Our range of Uncomplicated Cleansers are perfect for all skin types. The gentle cream formula balances skin and won’t leave it dry or tight, just clean, calm, and supple. The formulation focuses on cleansing while supporting skin hydration and maintaining a healthy oil/moisture balance. It gently removes all traces of makeup, dirt, excess oil, and other impurities, while calming and protecting skin (win, win!).

Top tips for cleansing

Here are our top tips for cleansing your face to squeaky clean status. 

  • Anything that touches your face should be clean 
  • Wash your face using lukewarm water and your favourite cleanser - Anything warmer than lukewarm will dry you up, sis!
  • Double cleanse when wearing makeup
  • Don't forget your neck and décolletage
  • Be gentle when drying your face
  • Follow with hydration

Did you know?!

  • A typical cosmetic product will contain anything from 15–50 ingredients. Our Uncomplicated Cleanser has just twelve. It is simple and so effective!
  • So next time you are cleansing your face, take a moment to appreciate the hard work your skin does keeping you pathogen free. 
  • All The Uncomplicated Cleansers have the same great base of ingredients, so if your skin loves the OG, it may be worth trying to try our other cleansers that target a specific skin concern. 
    For example: The Uncomplicated Cleanser plus Anti-Redness contains Tasmanian Mountain Pepper that helps reduce redness and puffiness associated with inflammation, also a powerful antioxidant to help strengthen and protect skin cells.