What Face Wash is Right For Me?

There are a lot of facial cleansers out there, but which one is the right one for you? SkinMedica offers three different face washes – Facial Cleanser, AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, and Purifying Foaming Wash. These three offer a variety of benefits, but let’s break down what they are.

First off, the goal of any facial cleanser is to remove makeup, dirt, bacteria, pollution, excess oil, and dead skin. An ideal cleanser is doing all of that without disrupting the skin’s natural protective moisture barrier. These three SkinMedica cleansers do that and more!

SkinMedica Facial Cleansers
SkinMedica Facial Cleansers

SkinMedica Facial Cleanser

SkinMedica Facial Cleanser is SkinMedica’s highest rated cleanser for all skin types. It removes environmental pollutants, excess oil and makeup, and hydrates and refreshes the skin. This is an ideal facial cleanser for everyday use.

Key Ingredients-

Panthenol (Pro-Vitmain B6) is an agent that binds moisture to surface skin layers, encouraging healthy skin while soothing and calming your skin.

Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract is a plant extract that provides antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial effects on the skin, preventing free radical damage.

How to Use-

Apply your cleanser as the first product in your AM and PM routine. Moisten your skin with lukewarm water, lather cleanser into your hands, and massage into the skin. Rinse thoroughly.

SkinMedica AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

This exfoliating cleanser gently scrubs away dead skin, improving the appearance of skin tone and texture. We recommend using this cleanser alongside the Facial Cleanser, as you don’t want to over-exfoliate your skin. A good routine with this product could be using it 3 times a week in the evenings, and the Facial Cleanser all the other evenings and mornings.

Key Ingredients-

Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, and Malic Acid- each of these are a natural alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that provide mild exfoliation to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles while enhancing skin texture.

Jojoba Oil- round soft jojoba spheres work to gently exfoliate the skin.

Salicylic Acid- a beta-hydroxy acid (BHA) that helps exfoliate the skin.

How to Use-

Moisten skin with warm water. Apply a small amount to the fingertips, add a little water and gently exfoliate and cleanse the face using small circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. While using this product, the AHA may increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunburn, so it is important to use sunscreen regularly!

SkinMedica Purifying Foaming Wash

SkinMedica’s Purifying Foaming Wash is an acne treatment cleanser that helps clear up acne blemishes. This cleanser is for those with acne-prone skin. It can be used daily, but it may dry out your skin due the the salicylic acid in the cleanser. Because excessive drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily, then gradually increase to two or three times daily if needed. The Purifying Foaming Wash should be used as often as your skin can tolerate it, while using the Facial Cleanser the rest of the time.

Key Ingredients-

Salicylic Acid- an acne treatment that helps clear acne blemishes mixed with other botanical ingredients to refresh the skin.

How to Use-

Moisten skin with warm water. Dispense two full pumps into palm of hand, apply by gently massaging over the entire affected area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

These three facial cleansers are great options for you to decide which one would work best for you. Start with the Facial Cleanser, then add in either the AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser or the Purifying Foaming Wash, but just make sure you are washing your face every morning and evening!



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