Micellar Cleansing Water
Micellar water is originated in France. Micellar water contains “micelles” or tiny oil molecules suspended in soft water that acts like a magnet to attract oil, dirt and makeup. Micellar water is gentle, soap-free and alcohol-free and it doesn’t require any rinsing. It is suitable for dry, sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Cleansing milk is the combination of water and oil. They are soft, creamy and milky liquid that gently lift away impurities and makeup while preserving your skin natural moisture. Compare to micellar water, cleansing milk need to rinse off with water. Cleansing milk is more suitable for normal, dry and sensitive skin.
Cleansing balm is in a solid state and it has a thicker texture. It melts away makeup, dirt and impurities without stripping your skin moisture barrier. Cleansing balm is extremely moisturising and it is suitable for dry and sensitive skin. You may need to warm up the product between your hands or fingers to soften the product before applying on your face. Water is needed too to emulsify the balm to rinse away your makeup.
Cleansing oil is oil-based formula designed to remove makeup, oil and other impurities without disrupting your skin natural oil. There are many different formulas of cleansing oil, primarily composed of argan oil, olive oil, sunflower oil, grape seed oil or rice bran oil. Oil-based cleansers have lipophilic properties, which mean they can dissolve other types of oils, including the natural sebum produced by our skin, the oils found in skincare and makeup products, even the stubborn makeup. Cleansing oil is suitable for all skin types, especially oily and acne prone skin.
Gel cleansers tend to have gel-like consistency and they are generally designed for deep cleansing. Gel cleansers are good for removing excess oil and unclogged pores thus they are better for oily and acne-prone and normal skin.
Foam cleansers are as effective as gel cleanser in removing excess sebum. Foam cleansers are pretty much in between gel and cream cleanser and they will burst into rich lather when combined with water. Foam cleansers are more suitable for combination, oily and acne-prone skin.
Clay cleansers are renowned for their absorbing power by drawing out excess sebum and dirt from your pores. Clay cleanser usually contains absorbent like kaolin, bentonite, charcoal and French clay. Clay cleansers are good options for oily or combination skin.
Powder cleansers are the dehydrated version of liquid cleanser. Powder cleansers normally contain oat or rice powder which has exfoliating properties. Many powder cleansers are added with enzymes like papaya enzyme which give additional level of cleansing and exfoliation. Powder cleansers are perfect for those with sensitive skin.