Cleansing skin is the first step in your daily skincare routine. A cleanser washes away dirt and debris, sweat, and excess oil, leaving skin refreshed and ready for the next steps in your skincare routine: exfoliation and moisturizer. Treatment products work best on skin that’s fresh and clean.
There are many different types of cleansers to choose from depending on your unique skin type and goal. Clinique’s bestselling All About Clean™ Liquid Facial Soap has three uniquely tailored formulas: Extra-Mild, Mild, and Oily. All About Clean™ Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser is a great option for combination to oily skin types. It lathers away pollution, dirt, excess oil, makeup, and sunscreen quickly and effectively. Clinique’s Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that melts away makeup and impurities with a soothing touch. Another way to cleanse is with a jelly formula. All About Clean™ 2-in-1 Cleansing + Exfoliating Jelly is designed to be more powerful than a cleanser alone yet is gentle enough for everyday use.
Would you take a shower with your clothes on? Of course not. You shouldn’t wash your face with your makeup on, either. If makeup isn’t properly removed before washing your face, it creates a barrier between your skin and cleanser, preventing you from removing that end-of-day buildup.
Anyone who has ever slept with makeup on knows the benefits of eye makeup remover. Leaving makeup on can contribute to clogged pores and dry skin, and could even lead to eye irritation. That’s why using makeup remover and cleansing skin before bed is a must.
At night, use a makeup remover to dissolve makeup. Then, wash with a facial cleanser to remove sweat, pollution, dirt, and excess oil.
The answer is a resounding yes. Cleansing skin clears away dirt and debris so exfoliation can do its job. If you want great skin, exfoliation is the difference-maker. Sweep away loose, dulling flakes after cleansing and you can see a radiance boost. For oilier skins, twice-daily exfoliation helps minimize excess oil and keep pores clear. For drier skins, it helps remove surface flakes that can be a barrier to moisture absorption.
Twice daily, morning and night.
For healthy-looking skin, a consistent cleansing routine customized to your skin’s unique needs is essential. Clinique has cleansers for every skin type and skin concern so you can find the one that’s just right for you. Bestseller All About Clean™ Liquid Facial Soap comes in three skin-typed formulas: Mild, Extra-Mild and Oily. All About Clean™ 2-in-1 Cleansing + Exfoliating Jelly, with silica beads and bamboo powder, is ideal for all skin types and lightly scrubs away the day's buildup of dirt. Another favourite that’s formulated for a softer, more conditioning cleanse is All About Clean™ All-in-One Cleansing Micellar Milk + Makeup Remover. We also have Acne Solutions™ cleansers powered by salicylic acid, and a Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser for a creamy, soothing cleanse. Need help finding the best cleanser for your skin? Try our Skin Diagnostic or Chat Now.