Because my skin is sensitive, is very important for me to find cleansers, serums, moisturizers and makeup that doesn’t irritate my skin or worsen my redness. I’m due to write a blog post about what “sensitive skin” really is.
My current evening skincare routine:
Step 2 Second cleanse: Non-soap cleanser
Click on the different steps to read the individual blog posts.
Today I’m giving you the details of step 2, the cleansers. One of the world biggest rosacea organizations, www.rosacea.org, has a physisian, Dr. Wilkin, who recommends, that people with rosacea should use a non-soap cleanser.
So what’s a non-soap cleanser? It a cleanser containing less than 10 percent soap. They are often formulated as gels or creams, creating minimal or no foam when applied.
Why a non-soap cleanser? Soaps can dry out and irritate the skin, not desirable for rosacea skin.
Since I read this, I’ve found two cleansers that do the job for me, namely the La Roche-Posay Lipkar Syndet and the Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser*.
UPDATE: I can no longer recommend the Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser as it contains two criticisable ingredients: BHT (Butylated HydroxyToluene) is suspected to be an endocrine disrupting chemical. PHMB (Polyaminopropyl biguanide ) allergenic and potentially cancer-causing substance has since January 2015 been banned for use in personal care products.
Read my blog posts series What Are Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals? for further info.
*Disclaimer: I’ve contacted Clinique and asked them to send me their Redness Solutions line, including the Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser. I am not obligated nor paid to mention them on my blog or any other of my social media platforms. It is my choice to show them, as they are a part of my daily skincare routine.
WATER, GLYCERIN, DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATE, COCO-BETAINE, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, GLYCOL DISTEARATE, SODIUM GLYCOLATE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CITRIC ACID, NIACINAMIDE, PEG-55 PROPYLENE GLYCOL OLEATE, PEG-75 SHEA BUTTER GLYCERIDES, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, PPG-5-CETETH-20, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM BENZOATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Clinique Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser:
water, squalane, glycerin, butylene glycol, phenyl trimethicone, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, hordeum vulgare (barley) extract/extrait d’orge, sucrose stearate, sea whip extract, cholesterol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake, chamomilla recutita (matricaria), acetyl glucosamine, ppg-20 methyl glucose ether, caffeine, propylene glycol dicaprate, caprylyl glycol, stearic acid, sodium chloride, disodium edta, bht, phenoxyethanol, polyaminopropyl biguanide, yellow 5 (ci 19140), green 5 (ci 61570), blue 1 (ci 42090).