Are Cleansers & Facewash the Same?
The short answer is YES!
Cleanser vs Facewash
They are practically the same & the only difference is in the way they are marketed.
There is no difference between them as far as the CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organization) is concerned.
Soap/ Micellar Water are types of cleansers: Also, the cleanser is a more common name given to any product that cleanses the skin! Soap can be a cleanser, or micellar water is a type of cleanser.
Different types of cleansers in the market
- Gel Cleansers: Best suited for normal & dry skin.
- Cream Cleansers: Best suited for dry skin.
- Cleansing Balms: Suitable for removing make-up.
- Micellar water: Good for removing make-up.
- Soaps: Old and most usual form of cleansing.
How to choose the right cleanser?
Step 1- Identify your skin type.
Step 2- Learn about the ingredients in the cleanser.
Step 3- Understand the pH of the cleanser.
Step 4- Choose a cleanser that has hydrating ingredients.
? Using a cleanser that doesn’t suit your skin can lead to problems like dryness, oiliness, or irritation.
Remember, always follow up with hydrating serum & moisturizer to balance the natural PH of the skin.