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6 New cleansers (that aren’t your basic face wash) to add to your skincare routine


By Wei Yeen Loh

6 New cleansers (that aren’t your basic face wash) to add to your skincare routine

Whether you prefer cleansing oils or balms for that melt-on-your-face texture, these new cleansing alternatives are what you need to strip a day’s worth of gunk from your face while retaining your natural glow.

Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Glow Powder

Cleansing powders are a no-brainer especially when you are a frequent flier. Pack these sachets of glow-boosting treatment facials from Fresh in your beauty bag to ensure your skin stays radiant all day long. It has a 20% Vitamin C concentration within its formula (one of the highest in the market), and works to instantly brighten skin while tightening pores. All you have to do is add water to the powder, mix into a lather, and massage it onto your skin for 15-30 seconds. Rinse and say hello to your new glow.


Shu Uemura Anti-Oxi+ Cleansing Oil

If cleansing oils are your main go-to for its efficacy in removing all traces of oil-based makeup, you know you definitely can’t go wrong with Shu Uemura’s range of cleansing oils. The Japanese beauty brand introduces Anti-Oxi+ Cleansing Oil, an oil-in-water formula with a new active ingredient (chlorella extract) that helps protect skin against dryness and dullness caused by pollution.


Kiehl’s Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water 

Micellar waters are a great option for anyone who has sensitive skin. If your skin is easily irritated, add the new Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water from Kiehl’s to your skincare routine. Its soap-free, sulfate-free and non-comedogenic formula has thyme essential oil and lemon balm floral water to remove dirt, impurities and makeup without stripping the moisture from your skin.


Alpha-H Essential Cleansing Balm

Cleansing balms are all the rage right now, and for good reason. This 4-in-1 cleansing balm from Alpha-H is proof of that, working as a cleanser, toner, makeup remover and soothing balm to repair and strengthen the skin’s acid mantle. After massaging onto the face, neck and décolletage, add a few drops of warm water to emulsify and then remove with a cloth.


Givenchy Cleansing Cream-in-Gel

You’ve heard of cleansing balms, waters and oils, but Givenchy Beauty’s new cleanser has a unique formula that is a combination of both cream and gel. The gel texture transforms to foam on contact with water, and it has prickly pear cactus and Barbary fig tree extracts to protect skin while improving its natural radiance.


Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Stick with Exfoliating White & Purple Rice

Next to cleansing powders, cleansing sticks are also a travel must-have. This take-anywhere stick from Origins is made with rice, an age-old beauty secret that’s recognised for its skin-polishing properties. Glide it on to gently exfoliate and refine skin, then add water and work into a lather to wash away dirt and impurities.

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