Cleanser, $55, from Fancl
Super gentle on skin, this deep cleansing formula has a creamy texture that lathers nicely to remove dirt and dead skin cells effectively with zero feeling of tightness.
Cleanser, $75, from Lancome
Enriched with acacia honey, this has a honey-like consistency that transforms into a mousse when it is emulsified with water.
It dissolves makeup and impurities, leaving skin soft and hydrated after you rinse it off.
Cleanser, $59, from Allies of Skin
This mask/cleanser hybrid is a creamy texture and boasts light exfoliation suitable for most sensitive skin types.
Leave on for 10 minutes and let the multiple brightening and hydrating ingredients soak into your skin before rinsing off.
Cleanser, $38, from Laneige
Don’t be fooled by the pretty bottle — this gel cleanser works deep to remove impurities and oils.
Like the other products in the range, it boasts soothing and hydrating ingredients to leave your skin feeling fresh and plump.
Cleanser, $9.90, from Nivea
With the texture of hair mousse, not only is this whipped cleanser super fun to apply, it also contains pearl extract serum to brighten and moisturise.
Free of alcohol and soap, which can dry out your skin, it’s perfect for an everyday clean.
Cleanser, $80, from Sulwhasoo
Boasting red pine oil in the formula to maintain moisture and oil levels, the rich cream lathers into a smooth foam that thoroughly cleanses your skin of impurities.
Cleanser, $50, from L'Occitane
Apply on dry skin with dry hands, then wet your hands and massage the face, and rinse off.
It has a subtle floral scent from the essential oil extracts.
Cleanser, $89. from YSL Beaute
Made for sensitive skin, this balm contains shea butter and blackcurrent oil to make the skin feel soften and moisturised.
Use on dry skin.
Cleansing Stick, $37, from Caolion
The double-cleaning scrub melts right into skin, transforming from balm to oil to remove makeup, then to foam for deep-cleansing.
In two variations: charcoal for oily skin and green tea to soothe irritated skin.
Cleansing Stick, $51, from Origins
Foams up really thick and creamy, more than any of the lot here.
Skin feels comfortable and clean, not tight and dry, after use. It works best as a final cleanser after removing makeup and sunscreen.
Cleansing Stick, $38, from Su;m37
This is a cult favourite. Its light foam gently cleanses and exfoliates thin, sensitive and troubled skin.
It’s best to lather the product between your hands first as the balm becomes very watery when applied.
Cleansing Stick, $39, from Urban Decay
Apply this to skin when it’s dry, not wet.
Then massage with damp fingers and watch as stubborn waterproof makeup rinses right off.
It’s tough on the heaviest eye makeup but so gentle on the eye area. It’s fruity scent is also a delight.
Cleanser, $114, from Dermalogica
This contains binchotan charcoal powder to absorb impurities while rice bran, enzymes and lactic acid cleanse and smooth without drying out skin even when used daily.
It also has anti-pollution properties; it has an antioxidant that is said to prevent pollution particles from sticking to skin.
Cleanser, $73, from Dior
The finely milled formula with sugar extract and lotus seeds, for weekly use, dissolves completely to form a creamy lather and leaves a subtle, pleasant floral scent.
Cleanser, $60, from Origins
A daily-use bamboo charcoal-based powder with fine walnut shells that cleanses and exfoliates so you can skip the cleanser.
It leaves skin feeling and smelling minty-fresh with its blend of essential oils.
Text: Claire Starkey/CLEO