So I have a few reviews for some of the cleansers that I have used. I can’t remember all the cleansers that I have used since I have this problem skin for as long as I can remember. It kinda sucks for me because not all the cleansers for acne or oily skin type works for me because I have sensitive skin. My face gets red easily for no good reason on normal days too.
Cleansers are really of great importance to me because after a day, my face would be so oily that if I can’t wash it off and feel refreshed, I feel really uncomfortable. But there’s a problem. Usually, when people know that I have sensitive skin or that they see my face is red, they recommend cream-based cleansers… I got this ultra-soothing cleansers from a skin doctor which treats sensitive skin but has no effect on clearing my acne… I later found out that the cleanser is for dry skin type too…
Of course, cream based cleansers rids my face of the oil and dirt but I don’t feel refreshed.
Personally, I like gel based type of cleansers. I have tried the h2o plus aqualibrium marine cleansing gel and found it not bad. Unfortunately, I don’t have the photo since it has been some time since I have finished it and have thrown out the tube. I like it because it made my face feels totally clean, like it rids my face of all the oil while at the same time not leaving my face dry! My face doesn’t even feel tight after using it.
While I was still using the h2o plus cleansing gel, I went to Clinique to buy this emergency gel (acne solutions) to try it out, in hope that it will replace neo medrol since I don’t really like it (though it works well). At the time, there was a sale and it was much worth it to buy the complete set (anti-blemish solutions – In Singapore, there isn’t acne solutions).
I must say I don’t like foaming cleansers and wanted to change the cleanser to a gel based type. But I tried their gel based cleanser (from another series) on the back of my hand and found it too cooling, to the point of chilling. So I thought I would just stick to the foaming cleanser. I don’t hate it for a particular reason, it’s just I’m not used to it. Have been using cream based most of the time because I’m too trusting of those who are in that field of work.
This cleanser is quite good as it left me feeling refreshed and the skin cooled without the tightening of the skin. The peppermint wasn’t irritating for me even with sensitive skin. The cleanser has added benefits such as it contains BHA which is a good chemical exfoliater for oily skin type. But then again, the effect is minimal at best because it is rinsed from skin before it can penetrate into the pore lining, or so I heard.
The next cleanser I would be talking about is the one I’m currently using. I really would want to get over this one soon… because when I first used it, it left my face very chilled. I don’t like it as I think too cooling on an everyday basis is bad for the skin too.
This cleanser is from DrX, called Blemish Cleanser. I went to see the doctor at DrX and she recommended this. It is in gel form so I like it and it has the BHA which I look for in my skincare products. [But really, I don’t necessarily need it to be present in my cleanser since it won’t stay long on my skin to have much effect]
It’s a cleanser with all that I want BUT I think it contains too much peppermint or whatever it is that makes it cooling. Even after using it for 2 months, I could still feel the cooling sensation. When I use the Clinique foaming cleanser, I got used to the cooling sensation pretty quickly.
All in all, I must say I won’t be buying another bottle of that DrX cleanser and switch back to my unfinished bottle of Clinique.