8 Types of Cleansers for All Skin Types

8 Types of Cleansers for All Skin Types | Three Ships

There are so many different types of cleansers out there - oil based, water based, foam, gel, cream...etc. The list goes on. What are the differences? What works the best on your skin? We know it can get overwhelming, so we’ve created a cheat sheet for you to learn the different types of cleansers. Read on to find which one is the perfect fit for you!

For most skin types

Oil cleansers - Probably the most powerful tool to remove your waterproof makeup - and with oil, it keeps your skin moisturized. For those of you with oily skin, it may sound like a bad idea but believe it or not, it actually helps to prevent pores from clogging, in turn reducing breakouts!

three ships clarify tea tree mct cleansing oilOur Clarify Tea Tree + MCT Cleansing Oil is great for acne-prone skin.

For dry and sensitive skin

Micellar cleansers - Water-based cleansers get rid of residue that was not swept away by oil cleansers - such as sweat and dirt you’ve accumulated throughout the day just by walking in the city. This is lighter than an oil-based cleanser. We highly recommend using it after your first step of an oil cleanse!

Cream cleansers - A thicker and creamier texture that contains moisturizing ingredients. It is formulated with water and oil, so it removes both makeup and dirt at the same time - which means you can double cleanse with just using one product!

For oily and combination skin

Foam cleansers - Another light-weight cleanser is a foam cleanser. These bad boys remove excess oil, heavy makeup and SPF that can be stubborn to wash off. Great for oily skin types!

Gel cleansers - Perfect for deep-cleansing. If you are looking for something that effectively unclogs pores, removes excess oil, and kills acne-inducing bacteria, this is the one for you!

three ships purify aloe amino acid cleanserPurify is our top-selling gel cleanser, which helps de-puff, reduce redness, and combat acne.

Clay cleansers - Detoxifies your pores and removes excess oil. Clay has amazing absorbing powers, helping to purify your skin. Clays are also gentle enough for everyday use, and give you similar benefits to those of exfoliating. Definitely check out our line of clay masks if you're looking for a non-daily clay alternative!

Bar cleansers - A great eco-friendly and inexpensive alternative, as one bar can last you for months. That being said, it’s really important that you find the right bar cleansers, since some of them can be too harsh and leave your skin dry and flaky.

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For oily and sensitive skin

Powder cleansers - Since they come in a powdery form, they glide smoothly on your skin, reaching deeper layers of your skin while gently exfoliating your skin. Since they're gentle, they're great for sensitive skin!

Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below!


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