As a girl with combination skin, I always go for a gel or clay cleanser. I like my cleansers to feel light on the skin and to make it thoroughly clean for a fresh start of the day or after removing my makeup in the evening.
I’ve tried cream cleansers, as well but they made my skin feel more greasy, they were thick and heavy, leaving something like an oily residue although they were for combination skin. I tried to keep away from them for a long time.
My love for La Roche-Posay‘s Effaclar Duo[+] is not a secret, I’m using several products from the Effaclar series and I really like them, so even if I was afraid of using cream cleansers, I decided to purchase their Effaclar Deep Cleansing Foaming Cream.
It has a pearly white texture which at first seems really thick. You need just a small amount of the product because it’s pretty foamy. When you distribute it on your wet face after lathering it between the palms of your hands, it feels as if it will never go away and you can’t wash it off even after 10 times but that’s not true. In fact, it leaves your skin almost squeaky clean with no sign of an oily film but at the same time your face feels nourished and not tight or flaky. However, you should know that this cleanser is supposed to be used on oily/combination skin. It has Salicylic Acid but it’s no drying at all.
I’m very pleased with the results, I like how it smells and it will probably last me ages. I can say that I’m not so scared of cream cleansers anymore.
Do you have a favourite cream cleanser?