When it comes to achieving a clear and refreshed complexion, gel cleansers hit the spot. It's a water-based formula that comes in a gel-like consistency created by a thickener. The most common thickener is a liquid microplastic called carbomer but we opt for a plant-based version called xanthan gum. Gel cleansers contain surfactants (detergents) that form spherical structures (micelles) around oil, dirt, and makeup to be effortlessly rinsed away with water.
Benefits of Facial Gel Cleansers:
1. Effective Cleansing: They are adept at removing dirt, excess oil, and makeup residue without stripping the skin's natural moisture barrier. Great for congested skin i.e. blackheads, pimples
2. Gentle and Non-Drying: They are milder than soaps, making them less likely to cause irritation or dryness.
3. Hydrating Properties: They contain water-soluble ingredients such as glycerin and aloe vera, which help maintain the skin's moisture balance and soothe irritation and redness.
4. Versatility: They are versatile and can be used in various skincare routines. They can serve as a standalone cleanser or be used as the second step in a double cleansing routine, following an oil-based cleanser.
Gel Cleansers offer a refreshing and effective way to cleanse your face and maintain balanced oil levels, leaving your skin feeling clean, hydrated, and healthy.