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Dermatologist-Recommended: Cleansers For Every Budget

Cleansers are an essential part of any skincare routine, and as their name might suggest – they literally exist to get our skin nice and clean. They work to remove makeup, dead skin cells, dirt and oil from the skin on your face, which helps to unclog pores and stop acne in its tracks.

Using an effective, gentle cleanser, that doesn’t irritate your skin, is super important to help you get the most out of your Skin + Me personalised solution. Think of your solution and your cleanser as your partners in crime (or shine, really).

While your skin adjusts to the ingredients in your Skin + Me treatment, there’s always a chance that you can experience some dryness and irritation. A good, gentle cleanser will support your skin, giving it a deep cleanse without compromising its protective barrier. And while an exfoliant cleanser can make you feel like you’re giving your skin a vigorous clean, they can leave your skin dry, extra sensitive and can even contribute to breakouts when used with the ingredients in your personalised solution.

Your cleanser doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. The most important thing is to choose one that’s fragrance-free and water-soluble – this’ll preserve your skin barrier without drying out or irritating your skin. The Skin + Me Dermatology Team have rounded up the recommended cleansers they’ve tried and tested – for big budgets and small ones too.

If your budget’s under £10…

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser

If your budget’s between £10 and £20…

Avene Tolerance Extreme Cleanser

La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cleanser

If your budget’s between £20 and £30…

Paula’s Choice Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser

If your budget’s over £30…

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

Words by Emily Powell

Fact-checked by Malvina Cunningham, Consultant Dermatologist at Skin + Me.

Just so you know, we’re not paid to recommend these products – they’re tried + tested by our expert Dermatology Team, who recommend them based on their effectiveness.

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