Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Facial Cleansers for Oily Skin

Cleansing the face is an essential part of your skin care routine. Even if you spend a fortune on the best creams or serums in town, you wouldn't get the desired outcome without proper cleansing. Cleansing removes excess oil, makeup, sweat and dirt. If you have oily skin, it is a must to prevent breakouts.

A good facial cleanser should be sufficient to remove grime without harshly stripping the skin's top layer. It's a challenging task for cosmetic chemists to acquire since there must be a balance between having enough cleansing power and being gentle to skin. I've recently written a primer about facial soaps and cleansers in general. If you're interested, you may visit this page to read a more in-depth discussion.
In this blog post, I've listed some of the facial cleansers for oily skin that have garnered good reviews from different sources, namely, makeupalley, totalbeauty, paulaschoice, and amazon. I've included the price and ingredients list with my own remarks about the formulation. In addition, I've also gathered links to different personal reviews from other bloggers, and if you happen to have your own review regarding any of the products listed, do inform me so I can include your link. I will keep on updating the list for your reference. In the meantime, I hope this list will help you find the right cleanser for you.

Clean & Clear Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
clean & clear essentials sensitive skin facial wash

Price and Availability: 
Amazon
Ingredients:
Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Lauroampho PG Acetate Phosphate, Fragrance, Tetrasodium EDTA, C12-15 Pareth-2, Quaternium-15
Remarks:
This water-based cleanser deserves merit for being able to remove makeup effectively without leaving the skin feeling tight. It contains sodium laureth sulfate yet is still gentle enough even for the sensitive skin type.
Reviews:
http://drugstoregal.blogspot.com/2013/01/clean-clear-essentials-review.html


Basis Facial Cleanser

Price and Availability:
Amazon
Ingredients:
Water (Triple Purified), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, PEG 8, Glyceryl Laurate, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Dimethicone Copolyol (Silica), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Spearmint (Mentha Viridis) Extract, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile, Fragrance
Remarks:
Oily skin love the rich lather this product produces. It gently removes makeup and contains plant extracts that doesn't irritate nor clog the pores.
Reviews:
The Body Shop Aloe Gentle Facial Wash

the body shop aloe gentle facial wash

Price and Availability: 
Php 700 above (TBS Philippines) / 125ml, Amazon
Ingredients:
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone Copolyol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Tocopherol
Remarks:
Contains high concentration of aloe extracts that is very soothing for sensitive skin. Basic make-up removal is fine, but for waterproof mascaras, additional cleansers are needed.
Reviews:
Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser
cerave foaming facial cleanser

Price and Availability: 
Ingredients:
Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate and PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Sodium Chloride, Phytophingosine, Citric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Dihydrate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xantham Gum
Remarks:
This formula will definitely attract consumers who avoid sulfates in their wash. Despite having no "soap" in the formula, it removes light makeup easily without stripping the skin.
Reviews:
http://juletsheeeh.blogspot.com/2013/07/cerave-foaming-facial-cleanser.html


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser
kiehl's ultra facial cleanser

Price and Availability:
Php 1,400 above, Amazon
Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Acrylate Copolymer, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Distearyl Ether, Behenyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Laureth-2, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Sodium Methylparaben, Squalane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Remarks:
This one is not only suitable for oily skin, but to all skin types as well. A pea-size amount is enough to produce a lather while gently removing makeup. However, it contains pH adjuster triethanolamine that some may find irritating.
Reviews:
http://www.askmewhats.com/2012/12/amw-reviews-kiehls-ultra-facial-cleanser.html
http://corallista.com/2012/01/18/skincare-wednesday-kiehls-ultra-facial-cleanser-review-photos/
http://lesleykim.blogspot.com/2012/07/kiehls-ultra-facial-cleanser-beauty.html


Olay Foaming Face Wash for Sensitive Skin
olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin

Price and Availability: 
Amazon
Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Laureth-10, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin
Remarks:
This product works fine for those who wear little to no makeup. Contains comparably lower concentration of SLS but beware of DMDM Hydantoin (that is, if you're highly allergic to the formaldehyde it produces). Acne-prone skin types love this for its noncomedogenic formula.
Reviews:


Clinique Wash-Away Gel Cleanser
clinique wash-away gel cleanser

Price and Availability: 
Amazon
Ingredients:
Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Tea-Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Chloride, Methyl Gluceth-20, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Polyquaternium-6,Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA-Copper, Blue 1, Yellow 5
Remarks:
Many have noted how it wasn't able to remove the waterproof mascara. But if you wear little makeup, this product will be sufficient for you. Contains no sulfates, which is a plus for SLS haters.
Reviews:


La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
la roche-posay effaclar purifying foaming gel

Price and Availability: 
Amazon
Ingredients:
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-8, Coco-Betaine, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Zinc PCA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance
Remarks:
An effective makeup remover that is very gentle on the skin. This product is a plus for paraben-haters. Results in cosdna.com database shows one irritant though: Sodium Hydroxide. 
Reviews:
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