December 2, 2022

Too Many Types of Cleansers? Confused about Whats Best For Your Skin Type? Let’s Talk More About It

Hello, you! Yeah, you! Welcome to 2022 where everything is easily provided, such as information. Yet, people still barely know or misunderstand the difference between some skin-care products, such as cleansers. Have you experienced that? Yeah, you’re not alone. It’s genuinely, okay! We have been there. 

So, in this article, I will cover the essential information that you need to know about cleansers and their importance in our skincare routine. Also, I will give you some recommendations for a good product according to your skin needs. 

Table of content

  1. What is a cleanser? Does it the same as a face wash?
  2. What type of cleanser is for you and your skin type? 
  3. Conclusion…
Let’s wash our faces!

What is a cleanser? Does it the same as a face wash? 

Let’s talk about the highlighted difference between cleanser and face wash. 

Cleansers and face wash have the same function as cleaning our face from pollution, oil, dirt, dead skin, sunscreen, or even makeup. The difference is located in their consistency and also the type of your skin.  

While cleanser, might seems to sound posher, it has the consistency of more creamy, milky but not sticky, and can be like a gel or watery texture. So, even if you rub it between your hands or onto your face it will not form a foam or soapy-like. 

A cleanser as it is called to cleanse has the ingredient to soothe, hydrate, purifying your skin. 

What type of cleanser is for you and your skin type? 

Every person has a different type of skin and also has variations in needs. There are two types of facial cleansers: 

  • Waterless facial cleanser 
  • Rinse facial cleanser

Some people might prefer waterless facial cleansers because they are easy to carry anywhere, but still, want the product to be able to clean their face from other impurities. Some people also like to have a spa experience, thus they prefer a rinse facial cleanser so they can massage and spoil their face longer. 

These are the various types of facial cleansers that can be added to your skincare routine, may it be for day or night. 

Gel cleansers

This is ideal for you if you have oily or even acne-prone skin. 

This type of cleanser has the texture of gel thus you will feel lightweight when messaging them onto your face. 

This is the product I want to recommend to you as it is a good product and also affordable. 

Kleveru Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Gel


Based on, this product has a natural skin PH (5.2-5.5) and the superfruit Sea Buckthorn content is loaded with natural Vitamin C and antioxidants and Houttuynia Cordata. They have the natural cleansing function without dehydrating and squeaky-cleaning your skin.

This product has the benefit of cleaning your pores perfectly and brightening the effect on your skin. In addition, it can prepare you to absorb more products in your following skincare product.

 Kleveru Sea Buckthorn Cleansing Gel is ideal for : 

  • Normal skin
  • Dry flaky skin 
  • Oily skin 
  • Sensitive skin 
  • Acne-prone skin

Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser 


If you like a K-Beauty (Korean Beauty) product, then this is for you!

This product has a smooth texture and a snail-like gel. Thus, it won’t irritate your skin to make skin red or blemish. 

By using this product, you can feel the benefit of having hydrated skin and also skin generation.

Cosrx Advanced Snail Mucin Gel Cleanser is ideal for: 

  • Sensitive skin

Some By Mi Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Low pH Gel Cleanser


This is also one of the branded K-Beauty products. 

This product also has a smooth texture and won’t irritate your skin. This product can help you keep your skin barrier, thus it is claimed to be able to normalize your natural skin barrier. 

The difference between the previous product with this one is it contains an ingredient that can soothe your skin, they are tea tree, Centella Asiatica, and mugwort.

By using this product, you can feel the benefit of hydrated skin and skin generation.

Some By Mi Snail Truecica Miracle Repair Low pH Gel Cleanser is ideal for: 

  • Sensitive skin

Foam Cleanser

This type of cleanser is good for you who have oily and combination skin (oily + dry skin type). This type of cleanser has the consistency to form a foam, thus it can deeply clean your sebum and pores. 

The product that I want to recommend to you is: 

Clear Face Antibacterial Cleansing Foam


This is one of Japan’s beauty products. If you are already familiar with their product, then you can consider trying this brand.

According to, this product was recommended by doctors because it contained: 

  • Montaline C40 is an anti-bacteria ingredient that can kill over 100.000 bacteria.
  • Clean and Inhibits bacterial growth and moisturize the skin.
  • Best use if you let it on your skin for 5 minutes.
  • Contains Panthenol to heal damaged skin and regenerate skin.

Active Ingredient: 

  • Montaline
  • Panthenol

Clear Face Antibacterial Cleansing Foam is ideal for: 

  • Acne-prone skin
  • Sensitive skin 
  • Blackheads

Cream Cleansers

Just like its name, cream cleansers, it has a texture of cream-like consistency. Mostly it has moisturizing ingredients and does not break your face’s natural oil. So, this type of cleanser is ideal for those who have dry and sensitive skin types.

I recommend you to use this product: 

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser 50ML

Rp84. 670

For sure we can not skip this product. 

According to, this product is good for removing makeup because of the formula the product has, while at the same time moisturizing your face. It will leave your skin smooth.

What’s the other best from this product you’re asking me? It is affordable, of course! Although it is pocket friendly, nonetheless it is a good product.

This product has three ingredients: 

The ordinary squalane cleanser is ideal for: 

  • Normal skin 
  • Dry skin 
  • Combination (oily and dry skin) 
  • Oily skin

Versed Skin Keep the Peace Acne-Calming Cream Cleanser 120ML


This product can be hard to find in some countries such as Indonesia. You may find it in an online shop like Tokopedia, but then you have to pay Rp504.000 for it. I also kind of doubt the store can be trusted since there is no review yet. So, you better buy it from the one I provide you. 

SO, why do I recommend you this product? Because this product is ideal for problem skin. This product can help you with breakouts with salicylic acid. 

This product has five key ingredients: 

  • 1.5% salicylic acid
  • Stearic acid
  • Rosewater
  • Glycerin
  • Blue tansy oil 

The ordinary squalane cleanser is ideal for: 

  •  Acne-prone skin 

Oil-Based Cleansers

This type of cleanser can be used for all skin types. It can deeply cleanse your pores and skin, since it is oil-based then it can remove your face oil or sebum easily. According  to a medical esthetician, Jordana Mattioli cited from Valdesolo (2019), “Oils are lipophilic so they are attracted to other oils, which means cleansing oils can actually remove oil from the skin when they are rinsed off with water,”

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil


This is one of DHC’s bestseller products. It uses a formula that made your skin will not irritate easily as it uses simple ingredients and is very gentle to the skin. 

This product is so good that it is a recommended product as a cleansing oil by experts.

What people like about this product:

  • It is fragrance-free
  • It moisturizes your skin while it deep cleans your pores 
  • Non-irritating 
  • It can remove your makeup as it melts it

This product also has three active ingredients: 

  • Olive oil
  • Rosemary leaf oil 
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E) 

DHC deep cleansing oil is ideal for: 

  •  All skin types

Micellar Water

Micellar water is one of the cleansing types that does not need water to rinse. So, micellar water is a waterless facial cleanser although the name can be misleading. This product is a water-based cleanser, so all you need is to damp the micellar water onto cotton and then wipe it on your face. According to, the formula can attract dirt, makeup, and other impurities. 

Garnier Micellar Water

There is lots of micellar water type from the brand Garnier. Each micellar water product from Garnier has a different type of use.

It may overall be used in all types of skin depending on what Garnier micellar water product’s function. However, based on experience, it may be a little bit harsh for those who have sensitive skin. It may irritate your skin if you use this product on your sensitive skin. Especially, if you are still in recovery from the skin damage barrier.

I still recommend you this product because other than that, you can use this affordable and good product. 


The cleanser is VERY important for your skincare routine, no matter the time either day or night. You need to clean your face first using a cleanser then you may apply another skin care routine you have. Even though I recommend you some skincare that is good according to your skin type, remember they are still a product and your skin may say differently. The skincare product is like meeting people. When you find the right product for your skin, stick to it. 

I really recommend you not to easily change your skincare just because you’re too itchy to try other products. Not a good habit, guys! 

Take care of your skin and remember you are beautiful!

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