What is the best facial cleanser for my skin type

Beautiful skin starts with exceptional skincare

Updated 01/09/20

Now it’s true, many of you think of cleansing as the necessary evil, the boring precursor to the much more exciting business of applying topical serums and moisturisers.

But we disagree and would go so far as to say, it is one of the most important parts of your daily skincare routine. Regular cleansing is critical to healthy-looking skin.

It is the foundation that any good skincare routine should be built on and once you get this part of the routine right, you can then provide the skin with the important ingredients it requires to stay healthy.

Environmental toxins grime and makeup and harsh products are just some of the assaults your skin is up against on a daily basis.

Choosing the correct formula will not only cleanse your skin, but it will keep it healthy and balanced without stripping essential oils.

So how do you get the freshest, cleanest, g-damn prettiest skin possible? With regular cleansing of course. So join us, as we look at what is the best facial cleanser for your skin type.

Important reasons to cleanse?

  • it prepares the skin for the smooth application of makeup
  • cleansing helps balance moisture levels, keeping skin hydrated
  • it removes stubborn cells, allowing for optimum penetration of topical nutrients
  • cleansing at night allows the skin to breathe properly, giving it a chance to rejuvenate
  • it removes the buildup of daily dirt and grime, which can clog pores causing congestion and breakouts

Cleansing your face daily is to not only remove makeup and assist in preventing clogged pores, which can lead to breakouts and inflammation.

But possibly the most important reason is to remove the build-up of environmental toxins such as free radicals that can lead to oxidation – skin damage, which in turn can lead to premature ageing.

So an antioxidant-rich cleanser such as miracle cleanse is ideal, breaking down the build-up of free radicals on your skin, whilst maintaining a healthy skin microbiome.

So what’s the best facial cleanser for your skin type?

There is a specific reason why certain formulas work for certain skin types.

The skin on your face is a delicate thing, it is thinner than anywhere else on the body, so it needs to be treated with care.

Use anything too harsh and you can upset the delicate acid mantle and undermine your protective barrier, causing a host of skin conditions.

Dry, dehydrated Skin

If you are waking up with rhinoceros skin, then a nourishing oil base is ideal.

Here at the naked chemist we pride ourselves on being green-beauty experts and follow a skin-care-meets-self-love approach, which is the ethos behind Miracle cleanse and many of our formulas.

Made with a gorgeous blend of natural oils infused with healing herbs and botanical oils, Miracle cleanse is formulated to protect as it cleanses – the antioxidant-rich oils are light enough not to drag the skin, but gentle enough to remove makeup, and dissolve urea and salt from the sweat glands, removing the build-up of toxins and free radicals from the skin that build up during the day.

It also provides a cushioned, protective breathable barrier, so your skin feels instantly protected; making it the perfect choice for sensitive, combination skin types or those with an impaired barrier. Making it the best facial cleanser for dry skin and sensitive-skinned gals and guys.

Combination skin type


Suitable if you have normal skin or the type that can’t make up its mind. Gel cleansers are gentler than foaming cleansers and are lightweight and hydrating. They easily remove make-up, leaving your skin feeling fresh and ready to start a new day.

Oily Skin types

These pore purging facial cleansers, help to remove even the most stubborn build-up of sebum and blackheads, from congested skin.

Those with oily skin, tend to find these are the best facial cleanser formulas, simply because they don’t leave an oily residue that creams often leave behind.

The one thing you have to be careful of is that they don’t contain harsh ingredients such as surfactants, which will strip the skin of valuable lipids upsetting your acid mantle, which can cause inflammation.

Instead, we recommend opting for gentle, natural formulas in the form of a gel base that will leave your skin comfortable and supple, rather than stripped and your barrier compromised.

Our four-step cleansing routine

We always advise our clients to cleanse their face twice daily, with warm water.

  • Gently massage your cleanser into your skin
  • Rinse with water or a damp muslin cloth and wipe off any residue
  • Gently pat dry with a clean towel, making sure your skin stays moist, which will allow for optimum penetration of ingredients
  • Lightly spray with a toner
  • Next, apply your selected skin shot
  • Gently massage your moisturiser into your face, neck and décolleté

Once you find the best cleaning solution for your skin, you’ll be the first to agree, you can’t beat that freshly cleansed skin feeling.

Want to know the best way to cleanse your face? Then you may find these dermatologists tips useful.


Facial washing 101: https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-basics/care/face-washing-101
The real dirt on face washing: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-real-dirt-on-face-washing-1382396795
The best way to cleanse your face according to a dermatologist: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/how-cleanse-face-skincare-regime-mistakes-dermatologist-top-tips-expert-a8021196.html

4 thoughts on “What is the best facial cleanser for my skin type

  1. Adriana Santos says:

    I would like to order your miracle cleanser, but my skin is hyper sensitive right now, I have Rosacea,and I used a Serum from another brand,and cause some burn on my skin and itching too,but like I said, I would like to try your cleanser but I’m afraid because the polysorbate 85 , one of the ingredients in the cleanser, let me know what do you think about this, thanks.

    • Verified Author Samantha Miller replied:

      Hi Adriana.
      Thank you so much for reaching out. Miracle cleanse is speicifcally formulated for those with very sensitive skin. It also creates a breathable barrier on the skin that cushions, moisturises and protects. I can customise for you and exclude the polysorbate if that is helpful. Please get in touch at samjade888@gmail.com. Samantha

  2. Lillian Duncan says:

    I would like to order a good night time moisturizer to help
    with flakiness and to promote a healthy skin barrier. I have
    combination skin and I am 69. What would be your recommendation.
    Thank you

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