If you have dry skin, a cream cleanser is a must for your skin care cabinet. And while you may think cleanser is the last thing you want to use on your poor, dry complexion, getting your face clean with a cream cleanser is totally different from using a harsh face wash. Seriously! If you’ve ever wondered if switching to a cream facial cleanser is the solution to your skin concerns, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’re sharing the lowdown on this type of cleanser, including naming our best cream cleansers to add to your skin care routine.
SHOULD YOU SWITCH TO A CREAM CLEANSER?
Allow us to ask you a few questions. Do you have dry or combination skin? Do you have mature skin? Do cleansers tend to leave your skin irritated and uncomfortable? Well, if you answered yes to any of the above, it may be worth trying a cream cleanser. These creamy cleansers do more than remove makeup, dirt, excess oils, and impurities from your skin—they also provide nourishing comfort, so you don’t have to sacrifice happy skin for clean skin. Sounds pretty great, right?
OUR BEST CREAM CLEANSERS
So, you know the deal with cream cleansers and are interested in adding one to your routine—great! Allow us to introduce you to two of our best cream cleansers to add to your regimen.
L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser: This daily cream cleanser for mature skin is formulated with replenishing oils and gently yet effectively remove traces of makeup and impurities. The creamy formula cleans without over-drying, leaving you with a softer, smoother, suppler complexion.
L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser: This cream cleanser is specially formulated to nourish skin and boost radiance while gently exfoliating and removing all traces of impurities and makeup. The cream formula exfoliates dead skin cells to help enhance skin’s smoothness and radiance, leaving you with a complexion that’s brighter and more refined.
HOW TO USE A CREAM CLEANSER IN YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Want to use a cream cleanser as part of your skin care regimen? Here’s what to do.
STEP #1: CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Reach for your cream cleanser of choice. Moisten your face with lukewarm water, then lather the cream formula into your hands. Gently massage the cleanser onto your skin, massaging in circular motions while avoiding the eye area. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.
STEP #2: APPLY A HYDRATING SERUM
After you’ve cleansed your skin, chances are you’ll want to give it even more TLC. That’s where a hydrating face serum comes into play. Smooth on the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, which absorbs quickly to replenish hydration immediately and visibly reduce wrinkles in two weeks for visibly plumped, youthful-looking skin.
Want something with even more hydration power? Enter the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 1.9% Pure Hyaluronic Acid 7 Replumping Ampoules. Formulated with a higher concentration of hyaluronic acid, each ampoule contains an optimal amount of hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin and enhance your skin's moisture retention.
STEP #3: LAYER ON MOISTURIZER
To finish up your routine, smooth on an ultra-hydrating moisturizer to lock in hydration. We love the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face, Neck, Chest and Hands and L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Day Cream. Both moisturizers are formulated with manuka honey and nurturing oils to wrap skin in soothing moisture and soften skin that feels tight and uncomfortable. At night, swap either moisturizer for the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Honey Night Balm, which effectively penetrates the skin's surface layer to comfort and strengthen mature, very dry skin.
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