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Cleansing Oil Vs Cleansing Foam- Which Is Suitable For You (SKIN1004 Version)

Maintaining a healthy skincare routine is crucial for achieving clear, radiant skin. One of the fundamental steps in this routine is cleansing after a day of unwind. But with the plethora of options available, it's easy to get overwhelmed, especially when it comes to choosing between oil cleansers and foam cleansers. In this blog post, we'll dive into the differences, benefits, and drawbacks of both these cleansing methods to help you make an informed decision tailored to your skin's unique needs.

OIL CLEANSER

Suitable For: Sensitive, Dry and Heavy Make-Up Users

Avoid For: Oily and Acne Prone Skin

How To Use: With dry hands, apply a few pumps of the Light Oil Cleanser onto dry skin. After the oil is fully coating the face, dampen hands and massage the skin further to emulsify the cleanser and turn the cleanser milky. Rinse with a soft hand towel and lukewarm water.

The lightweight oil-based texture of Centella Ampoule Oil Cleanser is able to break down oil-based makeup and remove any sebum, dirt and sunscreen without stinging the eye. It contains Centella Asiatica Extract from Madgascar, and 6 types of plant-derived oil, making it a lightweight watery formula leaving skin refreshed.

However, applying oil cleanser to bare oily skin is not the best combination. For people whose skin already has additional oils, adding more oil is more likely to aggravate the issue rather than providing long-term assistance. This is particularly a problem for acne-prone skin. 

As we tend to wash off cleansers with just water, it is common for oils to be left behind on the skin which is great for those with sensitive, dry skin as this oil makes up for what the skin can't produce and results in softer, hydrated-feeling skin. 

FOAM CLEANSER

Suitable For: Oily and Acne Prone Skin

Avoid For: Sensitive and Dry Skin

How To Use: Apply an appropriate amount of the foam cleanser onto wet hands and foam it up by rubbing. Massage onto skin before rinsing with lukewarm water.

Don't underestimate the power of the foam cleanser. The active ingredients of coconut-derived surfactants and soda powder can dig deep into the pores to remove dirt that is built up in the pores throughout the day. Foams are intensive cleansers also means that extra sebum produced is easily washed away, which is why oilier skin types find this type of cleansing more effective. Centella Asiatica is a powerful repairing ingredient, so focus on those acne prone areas to help heal the damaged skin barrier.

Foam and other cream-based cleansers can be a little too intensive for dry skin types, particularly if your skin is sensitive. While the Centella Ampoule Foam Cleanser avoids such harsh effects on your skin by ensuring the pH level of the cleanser is no higher than the recommended skin balance, people whose skin falls on the drier side will find oil cleansers much more satisfactory for their daily cleanse.

OIL AND FOAM CLEANSER COMBO

Suitable For: Combination and Normal to Oily Skin Types

Avoid For: Extreme Sensitive and Dry Skin Types

How To Use: Start with the oil cleanser, massage it into dry skin, focus on areas with make-up or product build up. After rinsing, leave skin damp and follow up with the foam cleanser. Rinse again with lukewarm water.

What if you have a combination and normal skin type? Well, there is always the option of...both!

Based on the Korean 10-step Skincare Routine, double cleansing has gained popularity as a solution that avoids the need to choose between the makeup-removing nourishment of an oil cleanser and the deep pore cleansing offered by a foam cleanser. Cleansing twice ensures that layers of make-up and product build up are washed away.

This will be perfect for combination and normal skin. Following up oil cleanser with a foam cleanse ensures oily skin types will not experience extra oil build up. While this may be too intensive as a daily cleaning routine for dry skin, double cleansing with a foam cleanser once or twice a week as a special 'deep cleanse' followed by an intensive moisturizing routine could be effective.