Just like affairs of the heart, many people have a preferred ‘type’ when it comes to cleansers. Meet our cleansers by their type and find out why there’s one which is conspicuously absent from our list!
Balancing Cleanser effortlessly removes makeup and grime, while also soothing the skin and returning it to its natural pH balance. Imbued with calming and reparative ingredients such as Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, it’s perfect for use both morning and evening, and gentle enough that you can even use it over the delicate eye area. Balancing Cleanser is ideal for all skin types.
If you like the cooling and soothing sensation of a soft gel cleanser, we have two options for you! While she may look unassuming in your hand, Triple Action Cleanser’s smooth gel texture packs a powerful punch. Featuring natural antibacterial Thyme alongside cooling Cucumber, this formulation can help to fight the spread of the blemish-causing P. acnes bacteria and calm the skin, all without drying out or stripping. It’s gentle enough to be used on the delicate eye area while still thoroughly removing all signs of your makeup and the day’s grime. Triple Action Cleanser is great for normal, oily, combination and problematic skins.
Clear Skin Daily Face and Body Wash is your second option if you love a gel cleanser. This one is particularly well suited to those with problematic skins thanks to the addition of Salicylic Acid to clear the oil and debris out from deep down in the pore, alongside natural antibacterial agents Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Thyme. As its name suggests, it’s also great for using elsewhere on your body if you suffer from body breakouts. With a soft gel consistency, this powerful cleanser leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean and hydrated, without stripping or drying.
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If you love the luxe sensation of a soothing balm melting away your makeup and worries of the day, Essential Cleansing Balm will be just what the doctor ordered. This 4-in-1 product acts as a cleanser, toner, makeup remover and soothing balm to thoroughly cleanse the skin while also supporting its protective barrier. Satin-soft and imbued with Rose Hip and Geranium, this is a true treat to the senses. Ideal for those with normal, dry and mature skins.
Whilst it’s not available as part of our retail range, our salon-exclusive Liquid Laser Prescriptive range also features a cleansing oil. To find out more about Liquid Laser Prescriptive Cleansing Oil and find a salon, visit our Liquid Laser Prescriptive page.
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Where’s the foaming cleanser?
Bubbles belong in your champagne, not your cleanser! If you’re a regular reader of The Edit, it will come as no surprise to you that there’s no foaming cleansers here. If you’re not, let us explain.
In order to create that foamy texture, most brands use a foaming agent like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) which has a high pH. Why does that matter? Well, it strips away your skin’s natural protective barrier, leaving it wide open to be attacked by nasties. This can result in irritation, breakouts and more. You know that “squeaky clean” feeling you get after using a foaming face wash? That’s basically the feeling of your skin having been completely stripped of its protective barrier. While some people like the feeling, in reality it’s a complete disaster for your skin. (Sorry!)
Rather than compromising the skin, Alpha-H’s cleansers all contain no highly alkaline foaming agents, and instead help to return your skin to pH balance so it can protect itself properly. While it might take you a little time to get used to not having a foaming cleanser, we guarantee you that moving away from a product which strips your skin to one which respects and supports your skin will deliver benefits in spades!
Read more on why you should switch to a non-foaming cleanser