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Top 4 Ingredients to Look Out for in a Gentle Facial Cleanser

Woman applying foaming facial cleanser

Cleansing your face every day is a vital step in any skincare routine, and simply rinsing with water is not effective. Throughout the day, your face encounters many environmental impurities and cosmetic products, many of which are not water soluble - they won’t dissolve in water. So to effectively remove these impurities, you need substances capable of breaking them down into smaller particles, allowing the water to dissolve them.   

This is where facial cleansers come in - they are able to do this and lower the surface tension on the skin to effectively remove dirt, sebum, cosmetic product oils, and more. An ideal cleanser should accomplish this without damaging or irritating the skin, all while keeping the skin surface moist. 

There are certain skin conditions that require extra care and attention. Eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis are only a few examples of many encountered skin problems. These are all chronic, inflammatory skin conditions identified by redness, irritation, and sometimes dry, flaky patches. Explore our dedicated page on skin conditions to learn more about these and other skin concerns.

Regardless, all these ailments require a gentle cleanser, free from irritants and unnecessary chemicals. 

Top 4 Ingredients to look out for in a gentle cleanser: 

LEMYKA Ultra Gentle Cleanser

This ingredient offers multiple benefits, such as improving skin texture, reducing appearance of pores, and enhancing the skin’s barrier function. Research has shown that niacinamide can help reduce hyperpigmentation, acne scars, sun spots, and more, making it a valuable addition to any skincare routine.

Gentle Surfactants 

Surfactants are an ingredient that has a role in the actual cleansing of the skin, binding to water and oil molecules to reduce surface tension to then remove impurities. Surfactants such as Lauryl Glucoside and Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, which are found in LEMYKA's Ultra Gentle Cleanser, are more gentle cleansers, effectively cleansing the skin, removing any impurities and excess oils, but not stripping the skin.

This element helps maintain the skin’s moisture by leaving it soft and hydrated. Research has shown that applying glycerin can gradually improve skin smoothness and suppleness. It can also improve skin health in general, serving as a barrier against irritants, microbes, wind, and cold. In a cleanser, glycerins assists the formula by maintaining the skin’s natural moisture balance so there are no feelings of tightness or dryness after cleansing, which is especially beneficial for those struggling with dry or sensitive skin. 

Aloe Vera Plant

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is known for its soothing and moisturizing properties, calming and hydrating the skin to reduce inflammation and redness. It is an all-natural ingredient that is safe to use on any part of the body. 

Your skin does a lot to keep you safe and healthy, by including these ingredients into your skincare routine, you're offering your skin the best care it deserves to stay healthy. Visit our blog post, What's in Your Face wash? to learn about what ingredients to AVOID when searching for a face cleanser!


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