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Face wash showdown: with or without water?

We debate which type of cleansing is optimal for ridding your skin of impurities.

If you were to compare your face cleansing routine with a friend’s, we can almost bet that they would be drastically different from one another. First of all, your skin types may not be the same. Second of all, each person in this world has his or her own face-washing habits and preferences. Some individuals prefer to use no-rinse formulas while others love cleansers that can be washed off, because it leaves them with a squeaky-clean, refreshing feeling. Is one cleansing method better for your skin than the other? Let’s find out!

No-rinse cleansers: best for sensitive skin or sensitized skin

If your skin is sensitive and you live in an area with hard water, washing your face with tap water can irritate it and weaken your skin barrier over time. A no-rinse formula like micellar water is ideal to use in this case, because it’s gentler and won’t strip your face of its natural oils.

How to use it: Soak a cotton pad in micellar water and swipe it over your face, neck and décolleté once. Repeat until cotton pad comes away clean. Follow up with face cream formulated for sensitive skin, like Life Plankton™ Sensitive Emulsion to soothe redness and to provide your skin with a dose of hydration.

Two of our favorite no-rinse cleansers:

Biosource Cleansing Micellar Water: A 3-in-1 product that will cleanse, remove makeup and balance the pH level of your skin.

Biosource Milk Normal Skin: A creamy formula that’s rinsed off with toner. It’s very enjoyable to use and leaves a light, delicate scent on your skin.

Cleansers that are rinsed off with water: best for normal or oily skin

If your skin is oily or you live in an area with heavy pollution, we advise that you adopt a double-cleansing routine and use cleansers that you wash off with water. Giving your skin a deep cleanse every night will ensure that you remove even the tiniest of pollution particles from your skin.

How to use it: Take a small amount of your cleanser and massage it onto your skin, using circular motions. Rinse with water and follow up with a swipe of toner.

Two of our favorite cleansers that are rinsed off with water:

Biosource Total Renew Oil: It’s a self-foaming cleanser that removes your makeup, as well as 73% of PM2.5 particles (tiny pollution particles), all in one step.

Biosource Balm-in-Oil: This cleanser will make you feel like you’re giving your skin a mini facial every single night. The texture is a total sensorial experience: it starts out as a balm, turns into oil when it comes in contact with water, and then transforms into milk as you massage it onto your face. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

In conclusion, choose your cleanser (rinse vs. no-rinse) based on your environment and your skin type. When you do, and you lead a healthy lifestyle (eating clean, drinking lots of water, and working out on a regular basis), your complexion will look flawless and radiant all year round!

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