Choosing The Best Cleanser For Dry Skin

Do you have a dry skin type? 

Dry skin is a skin type and is identified as skin lacking sebum, the natural oil our skin produces. If you have dry skin, you'll know how difficult it can be to keep the skin soft, supple and hydrated. Dry skin can also be prone to irritation and sensitivity due to the environment or harsh skincare products. 

The skin's lipid matrix.

Within the top layer of the epidermis lies the stratum corneum matrix that keeps the skin protected. Often referred to as the lipid barrier, it comprises three essential lipids: cholesterol, free fatty acids, and ceramides. 

The lipid barrier function does the following:

Acts as a shield against the stress of the environment. 

Holds moisture within the skin to maintain balance and reduce the risk of sensitivity and irritation. 
Protects the skin from invading microbes.

More so than other skin types, dry skin can struggle to keep the lipid barrier intact and needs extra care, especially when cleansing, to keep the skin functioning as it should. 

The importance of essential fatty acids in the skin.

The lipid layer is a permeable barrier and can become disrupted when excessively exposed to the environment. Or, when the skin is incorrectly cleansed with foaming cleansers that can strip away the natural lipids, dry skin becomes dehydrated, sensitive, and irritated.

Stay away from foaming cleansers.

Most foaming cleansers contain surfactants, and a surfactant is designed to remove oil. Often, foaming facial cleansers have a high percentage of surfactants. With little to no sebum to remove, dry skin is left feeling tight, dehydrated, and with a weakened lipid barrier susceptible to environmental damage.

How to cleanse dry skin?

When choosing a cleanser for dry skin, look for products that do not foam on the skin and are enriched with essential fatty acids. 

A milk cleanser enriched with ceramides and essential fatty acids will remove dirt, makeup, and pollutants. At the same time, restoring the skin's lipid barrier keeps the skin well protected and maintains the moisture balance within the skin.  

Restoring the skin's lipid matrix.

When treating dry skin, opt for milk cleansers that gently cleanse the skin without disrupting the lipid matrix and restore and maintain the skin's natural balance. 

Hibiscus Milk Cleanser

Why do we think it's so special?

Our Hibiscus Milk Cleanser is a gentle cleanser enriched with natural soothing ingredients to calm and hydrate the skin. 

It contains Sappan, a natural extract from the heartwood of the Sappan Tree. Its anti-inflammatory properties soothe and calm the skin as it supports the skin with antioxidants. 

Native Hibiscus Buds and Hibiscus flowers promote the production of ceramides and cholesterol in the skin, banishing dehydration and strengthening the skin's lipid barrier. 

Japanese Cherry Blossom brightens the complexion for a fairer and more even complexion.

Who is it for?

Our Hibiscus Milk Cleanser is suitable for dry skin types. It can be used on even the most sensitive and irritated skin. The skin becomes more resilient and less prone to reaction with daily use.

Ruby Crystal Cleanser

Why do we think it's so special?

Our Ruby Crystal Cleanser is a luxurious massage balm rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory oils and essential fatty acids to calm, nourish and restore the skin's lipid barrier leaving the skin refreshed.

It contains Jojoba Oil which mimics the skin's natural sebum as it soothes and supports and moisturisers dry skin.

Oat Oil is extracted from the kernel of the botanical Avena Sativa. It is loaded with ceramides to protect the skin from moisture loss. 

Passionfruit Seed Oil is extracted from the passionfruit seed. It is an excellent Essential Fatty Acid that will restore fatty acids lost from the lipid barrier while offering superior antioxidant support. Passionfruit Seed Oil is a rich source of the antioxidant lycopene and abundant in natural vitamin C.

Who is it for?

Our Ruby Crystal Cleanser is perfect for mature, dry skin types or when the skin is sensitive and requires additional essential fatty acid support.

If you’d like to know more about the best way to cleanse your dry skin, you can contact us here or book a skin consultation here.

Until next time,