For Dull Skin: Glycolic Foaming Cleanser, $27, from Mario Badescu
A foaming cleanser with glycolic as an ingredient to gently exfoliate skin to brighten the complexion.
This is made from rich herbal extracts which dissolve impurities while gently sloughing away dead skin and stimulating the growth of new cells. It reduces discolouration and leaves skin looking radiant and smooth.
For Dull Skin: Light Time Cleanse And Glow, $61, from This Works
An antioxidant packed facial wash that gives skin back its natural radiance.
This recharges your skin in the morning and detoxes it at night. It is packed antioxidants and brightening actives like jojoba oil, water-activated vitamin C, and soothing vitamin E to cleanse, nourish and make skin look healthier with a natural glow.
For Dull Skin: Radiance Cleansing Foam, $19, from Sephora
A light, airy foam that not only cleanses but leaves skin more radiant.
The secret ingredient in this cleansing foam is citrus extracts. These softly and gently buffs away dull dead skin to leave the complexion thoroughly yet gently cleansed, with a boost in skin clarity and luminosity.
For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin: EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser, $58, from Kate Somerville
A powerful, medicated cleanser that cleanses pores and removes impurities.
With a luxuriously whipped texture, this has three percent sulfur to zap acne and blemishes, draw out impurities, and clear congested pores. There’s also honey and rice bran extracts to calm redness, while natural oat ingredients balance skin’s sebum. With continued use, it leaves skin trouble-free with visibly minimised pores.
For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin: Balancing Foam, $55, from Three
To deep cleanse gently, this facial foam has 90 percent natural ingredients.
This foam deeply cleanses the skin and removes excess oiliness effectively. It also has a lovely botanical scent when it lathers into a rich foam that removes dead skin cells and impurities. Skin is left perfectly clean, soft and moisturised.
For Oily, Acne-Prone Skin: Poremedic Pore Minish Bubble, $32, from Dr Jart
A mild yet effective cleanser that balances and soothes skin.
It contains a duo of bubble mechanisms to help tighten and unclog pores while effectively getting rid of dead skin cells and keeping excess oil under control. It leaves skin brighter, firmer, and deeply cleansed.
For Dry Skin: Hydration Super Mousse, $9.90, from Nivea
A novelty with its souffle-light mousse texture, this cleanser cares for dry skin.
Thanks to kind-to-skin ingredients like hyaluronic acid, algae extract and marine salt, this mousse cleanser not only feels like a soft cloud on the skin, it leaves skin super soft and plump to boot.
For Dry Skin: Liquid Facial Soap (Extra Mild), $35, from Clinique
A trusted cleanser in a super gentle formula that won’t dry out the skin.
Developed with dermatologists, this offers simple, effective cleansing, thanks to its soft, non-drying lather that cleans gently and rinses easily. It protects skin’s natural moisture balance so there’s no taut or dry feeling after washing.
For Dry Skin: Biocleanse Multi Action Cleansing Gel, $36, from Estelle & Thild
This gentle gel washes away impurities without stripping the skin of moisture.
It is called a multi-active cleansing gel as it soothes, purifies, calms and clarifies skin, while most importantly replenishing skin’s moisture levels. It has black elderflower that helps to detox skin so that it glows from within.
For Anti-Ageing: Cleanser, $18, from First Aid Beauty
Packed with antioxidants that cleanser also blocks free radical damage.
With a powerful botanical blend of antioxidants to block the onset of ageing from oxidative stress, this facial wash gently cleanses the skin, removing surface oils, makeup, dirt, and grime with its whipped texture that transforms into a skin-pampering cream when you massage with water.
For Anti-Ageing: Renewing Rose Cleanser, $66, from Aromatherapy Associates
A gentle and effective cleanser to rid skin of impurities while nourishing it.
Jojoba cleanses whilst precious damask rose extracts nourish to keep skin supple, radiant and healthy. Geranium essential oils also replenish and smoothen the skin texture.
For Anti-Ageing: Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, $69, from Peter Thomas Roth
With a host of good-for-skin ingredients, this pampering cleanser is ideal for mature skin.
It has anti-wrinkle technology in its formulation, which helps to clarify and brighten with glycolic acid, while extracts of peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit, and arginine boost natural cell turnover to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing.
For Sensitive Skin: Waso Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser, $40, from Shiseido
An alcohol- and oil-free -gel cleanser that has honey to help it foam without water.
It and rinses off clean to remove makeup, plus dirt and excess oil. The honey is a gentle and natural non-foaming agent plus it also helps to nurture the skin to make it healthier and supple.
For Sensitive Skin: Enzyme Cleansing Gel, $20, from Mario Badescu
A non-foaming gel that you massage onto skin and rinse off for the gentlest cleanse.
This effectively yet gently cleanses without drying or irritating sensitive skin. It has papaya and grapefruit extracts with mild exfoliating properties that help to remove accumulated dead skin which is the cause of blackheads and pimples. The gel calms and lessens skin irritation too.
For Sensitive Skin: Fleur De Vigne Instant Foaming Cleanser, $33, from Caudalie
The foaming pump dispenses a light, airy foam for gentle, effective cleansing.
With its 99 percent natural, soap-free formula, plus a natural blend of grape extracts, sage, and chamomile, this not only cleanses and removes makeup and impurities but also helps to soothe the skin.
Text: Melissa Chew/Shape