Which Skinstitut Cleanser Is Right for Me?

A complete and easy guide on the Skinstitut Cleanser's range.

The first step in skincare, cleansing, can make or break your routine. Even when followed by the best treatment products and moisturisers, a cleanser that’s wrong for your skin type or concerns can throw a wrench into your perfect-skin goals. Skinstitut’s wide range of cleansers, which all offer incredible value and beautiful formulations, work for specific skin types. So, finding the right one for you is the key to kicking off a killer routine. We’ve gathered the best of Skinstitut’s cleansers to help you find the perfect way to ring in a new routine for your particular skin type. Check out the options below to find the best cleanser for you.

Skinstitut Cleanser's - All three cleansers as followed screen left to right L-Lactic cleanser, Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 12% and Gentle Cleanser all in white and purple packaging - 645x460Skinstitut Cleanser's - All three cleansers as followed screen left to right L-Lactic cleanser, Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 12% and Gentle Cleanser all in white and purple packaging - 645x460

A Cleanser For Hyperpigmentation and Acne Prone Skin

Those with acne can join in the fun, too: Tea Tree Oil, a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, scours the skin’s surface and the pores to rid skin of current breakouts while also fighting future breakouts, making this product an ideal choice for those with active acne and acne scarring. The Glycolic Acid in the formula also resurfaces and minimises scars—perfect for cleaning up post-acne skin.

Refine and smooth dull, congested skin in a snap with Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12%, perfect for brightening, minimising breakouts, and overall improving skin tone and texture. This scratch-free exfoliator provides serious exfoliation without causing the red, raw feeling that can come with your standard exfoliator. This unique scrub uses 12% Glycolic Acid to slough away dead skin cells at the cellular level, loosening and lifting excess dead skin, bacteria, and sebum instantly, leaving skin feeling fresh, clean, and decongested.

Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% is a great choice for all skin types. Those with acne, dark spots, or uneven skin tone will benefit most from the use of this product. This cleanser suits drier skin as well as overly oily skin. Ensure you’re wearing at least SPF 30 during the day when using this product consistently, as Glycolic Acid can cause sun sensitivity.

To learn more about Glycolic Acid, check out our ultimate guide What Is Glycolic Acid and How Do I Use It?

A Cleanser For Sensitive, Dry and Acne Prone Skin

Highly nourishing Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser contains a healthy amount of omega fatty acids to replenish skin’s natural moisture barrier, preventing dehydration, bacterial invasion, and irritation. Antioxidants Vitamin E, Goji Berry, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera strengthen skin’s defence against environmental aggressors and sun damage while calming skin and preventing inflammation. Vitamin B5 rounds out this supercharged, subtle cleanser, reducing redness and keeping skin feeling comfortable, clean, and soothed. With this uniquely gentle formula, you’ll be rocking a gorgeous, calm complexion after every cleanse.

Cleanse without the sting or burn of harsher cleanser formulas with Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser. A gentle, nourishing formula, this is the ideal choice for those who’ve struggled with sensitivity or irritation caused by standard cleansers. The silky gel formula gently removes excess dead skin, bacteria, and sebum without unbalancing skin’s natural moisture barrier or pH. Clean your way to a beautiful, clear complexion, free of redness and irritation.

Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser is suitable for all skin types. Those with particularly dry, irritated, or sensitised skin will benefit most from the use of this product. Gentle Cleanser is also a great option for sensitive or dry acne-prone skin, as it can help reduce dehydration and soothe inflammation, bringing down the visibility of active acne spots and helping them heal faster.

A Cleanser For Sensitive, Inflamed and Dry Skin

Lactic Acid, a gentler alpha-hydroxy acid, gently lifts and sweeps away dead skin cells, sebum, and acne-causing bacteria to smooth the complexion and minimise imperfections. Lactic Acid also brightens the skin and helps reduce uneven skin texture over time, giving skin a fresh appearance and a comfortable glow with consistent use.

If a clean, soft glow is what you’re after, you can’t go wrong with Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser . An airy, foaming gel, this gentle cleanser maintains your skin’s natural moisture levels while resurfacing for a refreshed look, without the sting of stronger acid cleansers.

Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser is a great choice for all skin types but will benefit dry, sensitive, or inflamed skin the most. Those looking to brighten their skin gently or reduce breakouts without irritating their skin will love this cleanser as well. L-Lactic Cleanser is also a great option for those who have had negative experiences with stronger acid products, as Lactic Acid is generally the acid of choice for more easily sensitised skins. Always ensure you’re wearing an SPF of at least 30 when using an acid product, particularly on sensitive or compromised skin, as exfoliating acids cause skin to become more sun-sensitive during use.

A Cleanser For Sensitive, Dry and All Other Skin Types

Perfect for removing makeup, this formula lightly scours even the most pigmented products from the skin’s surface, making makeup removal quick and painless. Microbiome Micellar Water is also great as a first cleanse before using your regular cleanser, or as a quick refresh in the morning before applying makeup.

Whether at home or on the go, you’re all set to cleanse in an instant with Skinstitut Microbiome Micellar Water 200ml, a light, ultra-gentle way to cleanse. Skinstitut puts its own nutrient-rich spin on the classic micellar water cleanser by infusing this product with essential vitamins, minerals, and prebiotics. The inclusion of prebiotics makes this cleanser a serious contender in the gentle, water-free cleanser department. Prebiotics restore skin’s natural biome and minimise irritation for a speedy cleanse that won’t aggravate already-sensitised skin. This uniquely soothing micellar water also preserves skin’s natural moisture barrier, ensuring skin is protected from environmental aggressors, dehydration, and harmful bacteria.

Skinstitut Microbiome Micellar Water 200ml is ideal for all skin types. Those with particularly dry or sensitive skin will benefit most from the use of this product, though it’s a great makeup remover for all skin types. Rest assured, you’ll be looking fresh and clear with this micellar water by Skinstitut.

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