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Mild Cleansers

Mild cleansers are a new class of cleansers that are designed for people with sensitive skin. It also helps reduce irritation if you have damaged or already irritated skin. For those with acne, and sensitive skin, a proper cleansing routine can be difficult to come by as over-cleansing will quickly lead to irritation.

Key factors to look for

  • Non-irritating
  • Non-greasy (often labelled non-comedogenic)
  • No fragrance

Greasiness is a problem with many cosmetics, and can induce acne if it helps to clog the pores. Non-comedogenic cleansers are less likely to cause acne, and are designed for people with an acne problem. Fragrance is also a common irritant for many, especially for those with sensitive skin, and should be avoided as much as possible.

Water Soluble Cleansers

Water soluble cleansers can be an effective replacement for the common bar soap, which can often be irritating for the skin. Below are some products in this category:

  • Cetaphil® cleanser
  • Spectrojel®
  • Dormer® cleanser
  • Aquanil®
  • Seaquanil®
  • Dove®, by Unilever

For more information visit Cleansers for Dry Skin

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