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28th Apr 2019

These 5 cleansers are perfect for oily or breakout prone skin

Put these on your Christmas list.

Trine Jensen-Burke

Does your skin feel a little oily or are you prone to monthly breakouts?

Well, you are not alone. Also, as we move into spring and summer, many of us experience slightly shinier skin, a result of sweating more, higher humidity, strong sunshine and often also unhealthy food choices.

But there is no need to hide your lovely face.

Here are five really good cleansers for anyone prone to oily skin and breakouts. These really are great, and will thoroughly clean your skin, while leaving it feeling fresh and glowy afterwards.

1. Aurelia Miracle Cleanser

If your skin is sometimes oily, but at other times feels dehydrated, you need to be careful so that you don’t dry it out by using harsh products.

Aurelia is a brilliant organic British skincare brand that uses clean and plant-based ingredients, rich in omega 3, 6 og 9, as well as antioxidants for gorgeous, glowing skin.

This creamy cleanser comes complete with a bamboo cloth that as well as helping remove the product from you skin, will also gently exfoliate while you are using it.

Available from Space NK (Grafton Street and Harvey Nichols, Dundrum)


2. Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash

There is a reason products from Kiehl’s have cult status, and this cleanser is loved by many. If your skin is pretty sensitive and prone to redness, as well as the odd breakout, this product is perfect for you.

The cleanser seems to melt onto your skin, and will remove any trace of makeup without drying out your skin in the process.

Available from Arnotts and Kiehl’s stores


3. Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser

This creamy three-in-one cleanser is rich in Vitamin E and Aloe Vera and will help correct your skin’s pH balance. In fact, you can skip the eye makeup remover and toner with this one, as it really does it all.

Perfect for skin that is sensitive and can act up with breakouts, but still mild enough to use if your skin feels dry, tight and irritated too.

Available from Oslo beauty Salon (Ballsbridge and soon also Ranelagh)


4. Lush Dark Angels

We love the bath-bombs they sell in Lush, but if you dig a little deeper, you will find they also sell some very good and budget friendly products for your face.

This cleanser contains crushed sugar that will gently exfoliate your skin, as well as coal, which will deep-clean your pores and really go to work on acne-prone skin.

Available from Lush


5. Phyt’s Lait Hydro-Nettoyant

I am so in love with the natural and amazing beauty products from French Phyt’s.

These no frills, no mess products are nothing short of amazing for your skin, and this water-soluble cleansing milk is ideal for oily or combination skin. It will remove both makeup and impurities from your skin, and leave it feeling clean, fresh and comfortable.

Available from Seven Woods in Ranelagh


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