The ABC's of Cleansers

The ABC's of Cleansers

There are a lot of cleansers in the skin care market so if you if you feel overwhelmed by the many options we understand. The good news is that by seeking more information you’re probably on the right track of how to best clean your skin. Or, maybe you are already using a cleanser and would like to try something new. We’re giving you the ABCs of cleansers so you can easily navigate all the options in the skin care aisle.


Antioxidant Cleansers

Antioxidants are great for your skin — they help fight free radicals and can refresh and help restore your complexion. Many cleansers are formulated with antioxidants such as retinol, Vitamin C or E, green tea, resveratrol and many more. Garnier SkinActive’s Balancing Daily Exfoliator is infused with antioxidant grapefruit and pomegranate extracts which soften dry areas and help balance your skin. It helps remove oil and impurities so that you’re working with a completely clean canvas for the rest of your routine. Since antioxidant cleansers only remain on your skin briefly they don’t bestow the full antioxidant effect on your skin. We recommend following a cleanser formulated with antioxidants with a moisturizer that also has antioxidants so that your skin is protected from environmental factors and can reap the skin-smoothing, brightening and revitalizing benefits of antioxidants.


Charcoal Cleansers

In real life using charcoal can be a messy affair, but on your skin it has quite the opposite effect. Charcoal is highly absorbent and when used on oily skin it can help clarify, smooth and refresh the appearance of your skin. Garnier SkinActive’s Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser/Mask with a clay-based formula includes charcoal extracts which act like a magnet for impurities. The cleanser helps purify your pores and makes your skin glow. It also softens and hydrates your skin so that it looks revitalized after use. Apply an oil-free and oil-regulating moisturizer after using this cleanser to ensure your skin is clean and balanced after your morning or nightly skin care ritual.


Lotion Cleansers

If you’re looking for a gentle non-rinse cleanser, a lotion cleanser is the right choice for you, particularly if your skin is dry or sensitive. Lotion cleansers typically are formulated with humectants and hydrating particles which enables you to cleanse your skin without irritating it. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser dissolve impurities and waterproof mascara right off your skin. The formula infused with plant extract leaves skin feeling moisturized and protected.


Micellar Water

Need an easy cleanser that’s compatible with all skin types? Look no further than micellar water. It’s an all-around cleansing talent — it thoroughly cleanses, hydrates and removes make up in just a few minutes with minimal effort. To use, soak two cotton pads with micellar water then gently glide them over your face to cleanse. Micellar water lifts dirt, oil, impurities, and makeup off of your skin — including heavy foundation and waterproof mascara. Garnier SkinActive’s Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser is both gentle and effective. It comes in a large bottle that will last a long time and is super affordable as well. It’s also easily portable and transferrable into travel-sized containers making it the perfect companion for the gym or a flight. Use it in the morning and at night to clean and soothe your skin.


Scrub Cleansers

Do you love to exfoliate your skin? Using a scrub doesn’t have to be an occasional occurrence — you can use a daily cleanser that contains gentle scrubbing particles that can help soften and refresh your skin. Try Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Invigorating Daily Scrub which is infused with peppermint to instantly energize the skin. Your skin will be deeply cleansed and softened after using this gentle scrub. By exfoliating regularly you’ll remove dead skin cells from your surface layers of skin which preps your skin to allow it to better absorb the subsequent products in your routine. After cleansing with an exfoliating cleanser use a hydrating moisturizer that can restore hydration on your skin. You will wake up with your best-looking skin yet.