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Face Cleanser and Toner

Keeping your face cleansed and toned is an important step in ensuring your skin looks and feels healthy and youthful.   This section offers you a wide array of facial cleansers and toners to choose from.  Consider your skin type and the ingredients in the products when making your choice, to help ensure you find the right product to suit your particular needs.    What are facial cleansers?   |  Why choose a facial cleanser over soap?  |   Types of facial cleansers  |  Functions and benefits of toners  |  Types of facial toners  |  Who should use cleansers and toners?  |  Choosing the right product

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Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
CHARLES + LEE BEARD MASK 215ML
CHARLES + LEE BEARD MASK 215ML
SKU 42142
$27.00
A hydrating wash-out beard mask packed with Australian Oils to condition, soften + repair coarse beards.
CHARLES + LEE FACE WASH 150ML
CHARLES + LEE FACE WASH 150ML
SKU 49185
$20.00
Containing natural and active ingredients such as Vitamin A and Chamomile extract, our Face Wash has been designed to assist with the important process of cell turnover and rejuvenation. With a natural citrus scent of Goji Berry + Blood Orange, this skincare staple will awaken your senses and leave your skin looking and feeling fresh.
BIORE CHARCOAL ACNE SCRUB 127G
BIORE CHARCOAL ACNE SCRUB 127G
SKU 2387000
$13.99
Aids to reveal clearer skin in just 2 days.
BENZAC AC GEL 10 pc 50GM
BENZAC AC GEL 10 pc 50GM
SKU 408611
$28.50
Benzac AC 10% Gel treats acne has using beads which absorb oil and release glycerin to moisturise dry, irritated skin. It Contains 10% Benzoyl Peroxide which kills acne forming bacteria and unplugs clogged pores.
Your Price!BIORE CHARCOAL CLEANSER 200ML (Special buy online only)
BIORE CHARCOAL CLEANSER 200ML (Special buy online only)
SKU 2011700
$13.99$12.43
Targets deep down impurities, Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser naturally purifies and deep cleanses. It draws out and traps 2x more dirt and impurities than a basic cleanser, revealing a deeply cleansed and tingly smooth skin.
AVENE GENTLE MILK CLEANSER 200ML
AVENE GENTLE MILK CLEANSER 200ML
SKU 1085838
$44.99
Buy this milk cleanser that removes make-up and gently cleanses the skin without risk of undermining the protective lipidic film of your skin. Easy squirt Application
CETAPHIL GENTLE SKIN CLEANSER 500ML
CETAPHIL GENTLE SKIN CLEANSER 500ML
SKU 793191
$30.99
Average rating:
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is a soap substitute that softens the skin as it gently cleanses. It was originally developed by dermatologists for patients with skin especially sensitive skin. A gentle non-soap cleanser for people of all ages including babies. Use with or without water. Will not sting eyes and effectively removes light make-up without clogging pores. pH balanced and is lanolin and fragrance free for a pure, fresh cleansing experience.
LINDEN LEAVES REGENARATING NIGHT CREAM 50ML
LINDEN LEAVES REGENARATING NIGHT CREAM 50ML
SKU 332415
$49.99
Linden Leaves Regenerating Night Cream is a rich restorative night cream enriched with certified organic white tea and goji berry to help combat the early signs of ageing.
NATIO ROSEWATER CHAMOMILE GENTLE TONER
NATIO ROSEWATER CHAMOMILE GENTLE TONER
SKU 701097
$16.50
Assists to improve the skin's breathing process.
LINDEN LEAVES INTENSIVE REPAIR EYE CREAM 15ML
LINDEN LEAVES INTENSIVE REPAIR EYE CREAM 15ML
SKU 241572
$49.99
A lightly textured eye cream containing natural plant oils rich in essential fatty acids and omegas to help intensively repair and redefine your eye area.
AVENE CLEANANCE MAT MATTIFYING TONER 200ML
AVENE CLEANANCE MAT MATTIFYING TONER 200ML
SKU 2492903
$39.99
A great toner for acne prone skin.
LINDEN LEAVES SKIN REFINING CREAM CLEANSER
LINDEN LEAVES SKIN REFINING CREAM CLEANSER
SKU 331895
$39.50
Made with natural ingredients rich in powerful antioxidant properties to help slow signs of ageing.
BIORE 6 DEEP CLEANSING CHARCOAL PORE STRIPS 6 NOSE STRIPS
BIORE 6 DEEP CLEANSING CHARCOAL PORE STRIPS 6 NOSE STRIPS
SKU 2155000
$13.99
  • Made with natural purifying charcoal
  • With added benefit of oil absorption
  • Helps pull out even more dirt than ordinary nose strips
AVENE MICELLAR LOTION 200ML
AVENE MICELLAR LOTION 200ML
SKU 2501899
$46.50
Your Price!AVENE EXTREMELY GENTLE CLEANSER 200ML (Special buy online only)
AVENE EXTREMELY GENTLE CLEANSER 200ML (Special buy online only)
SKU 2484188
$44.99$40.02
Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser is specially developed for sensitive skin as a gentle cleanser and eye makeup remover. Developed using minimal ingredients for maximum tolerance.
NATIO AGELESS GENTLE DAILY FACE CLEANSER 100G
NATIO AGELESS GENTLE DAILY FACE CLEANSER 100G
SKU 141416
$21.50
A gentle yet deep purifying low foam cleanser that will leave even the most dry and sensitive skin looking and feeling clean, clear and fresh.
AVENE CLEANANCE EXPERT EMULSION 40ML
AVENE CLEANANCE EXPERT EMULSION 40ML
SKU 2475278
$38.99
Avene Cleanance Expert Emulsion is more than just a moisturiser. This oil-free, paraben free, AHA and BHA free emulsion has a mattifying powdery finish to help reduce the appearance of redness and reduce excess sebum by up to 33%.
Your Price!AVENE MATTIFYING CLEANSING FOAM 150ML (Special buy online only)
AVENE MATTIFYING CLEANSING FOAM 150ML (Special buy online only)
SKU 2450658
$40.99$36.46
Assists to leave the skin perfectly matte.
DERMALAB GENTLE CLEANSING WASH 430ML
DERMALAB GENTLE CLEANSING WASH 430ML
SKU 24006000
$19.99
We all like the feeling of a clean and smooth skin after washing our face. Dermalab Wash It Cleansing Bar is a high quality French milled cleansing bar that effectively cleanses and revitalizes the skin. It works for normal to sensitive skin.
NATIO AGELESS GENTLE CLEANSING MILK
NATIO AGELESS GENTLE CLEANSING MILK
SKU 140914
$20.50
Natio Ageless Gentle Cleansing Milk is Infused with rosehip oil, this gentle non-foaming formula deeply cleans and removes makeup and other impurities.
NATIO RENEW RADIANCE CLEANSER 100g
NATIO RENEW RADIANCE CLEANSER 100g
SKU 135113
$19.50
Promotes clear looking skin with even toned complexion.
HOME ESSENTIALS WITCH HAZEL AND ROSE WATER 200ML
HOME ESSENTIALS WITCH HAZEL AND ROSE WATER 200ML
SKU 2350165
$11.99
Witch Hazel and Rose Water toner, Home Essentials Witch Hazel and Rose Water, face toner
SIMUNOVICH OLIVE CLEANSING MILK 100ML
SIMUNOVICH OLIVE CLEANSING MILK 100ML
SKU 4069090
$16.50
Average rating:
Simunovich Olive Cleansing Milk 100ml
BIORE CHARCOAL PORE MINIMISER 92ML
BIORE CHARCOAL PORE MINIMISER 92ML
SKU 2194200
$12.99
  • Infused with natural charcoal and micro crystals
  • Offers visible results in just one use
  • Helps to draw out deep down impurities and remove dirt and oil.
FREEMAN FACIAL ENZYME MASK PINEAPPLE 175ML
FREEMAN FACIAL ENZYME MASK PINEAPPLE 175ML
SKU 1110169
$17.50
Get the benefits of an enzyme mask just like at the spa- from home.
NATIO FOAMING FACIAL CLEANSER
NATIO FOAMING FACIAL CLEANSER
SKU 701037
$17.50
Clean your face without stripping it off natural moisture. Use Natio Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser. It is made of soap free cleanser with neutral pH and extra low foaming. It leaves your skin feeling clean, soft and moisturized all at the same time.
NATIO YOUNG WASH IT OFF CLEANSER
NATIO YOUNG WASH IT OFF CLEANSER
SKU 161162
$13.99
  • Neutral pH - helps protect skin's natural moisture barrier
  • Deeply purifying low foaming gel
  • Suitable for oily and combination skin
Your Price!SWISSPERS NATURALS ALOE 25 SKIN PERFECTING FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES (Special buy online only)
SWISSPERS NATURALS ALOE 25 SKIN PERFECTING FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES (Special buy online only)
SKU 72195
$7.99$7.09
Swisspers Naturals Aloe 25 Skin Perfecting Facial Cleansing Wipes removes all makeup and impurities from the face and neck, even waterproof mascara. It contains aloe vera extracts, with natural antioxidants and Vitamin C to cleanse without drying the skin.
AVENE CLEANANCE MAT EMULSION MATIFIANTE 40ML
AVENE CLEANANCE MAT EMULSION MATIFIANTE 40ML
SKU 2475286
$38.99
Avene Cleanance Mat Emulsion Matifiante is a light and oil-free moisturiser with matt finish. Specially formulated for oily and blemish prone skin to help soothe redness and irritation whilst providing long lasting moisture.
Your Price!BIORE SELF HEATING ONE MINUTE MASK 4 PACK (Special buy online only)
BIORE SELF HEATING ONE MINUTE MASK 4 PACK (Special buy online only)
SKU 2011801
$9.99$8.87
A simple mask treatment is an easy way to keep from getting acne appearing. And Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask is a quick and easy way to get a mask treatment at home.+nbsp; Infused with natural charcoal, it is a thermal mask that opens the pores and draws out dirt.
Your Price!BIORE MAKEUP REMOVING 25 WIPES (Special buy online only)
BIORE MAKEUP REMOVING 25 WIPES (Special buy online only)
SKU 1516600
$12.50$11.11
Made from 100% natural fibres for a softer feel, Biore Makeup Removing Wipes helps dissolve dirt, oil and even waterproof mascara for a clean and makeup free face.
FREEMAN POMEGRANATE REVEALING PEEL OFF MASK 175ML
FREEMAN POMEGRANATE REVEALING PEEL OFF MASK 175ML
SKU 1111161
$17.50
Freeman Pomegranate Revealing Peel Off Mask is infused with the super nutrients found in pomegranate, it gently purifies the skin of dirt and excess oils.
FREEMAN DEAD SEA MINERAL ANTI STRESS MASK 175ML
FREEMAN DEAD SEA MINERAL ANTI STRESS MASK 175ML
SKU 1107169
$17.50
Freeman Dead Sea Mineral Anti Stress Mask is a specially formulated mask with added Dead Sea Mineral Salts that helps replenish and balance moisture while cleaning clogged pores.
FREEMAN FEELING BEAUTIFUL FACIAL CLEANSING FOAM AVOCADO OATMEAL 175ML
FREEMAN FEELING BEAUTIFUL FACIAL CLEANSING FOAM AVOCADO OATMEAL 175ML
SKU 1120151
$17.50
  • Helps remove dirt and oils from pores.
  • With nutrient rich vitamin E, avocado and oatmeal to help moisturise skin.
  • Suitable for normal to combination skin.
Your Price!NEUTROGENA FRESH FOAMING CLEANSER 200ML (Special buy online only)
NEUTROGENA FRESH FOAMING CLEANSER 200ML (Special buy online only)
SKU 2197731
$16.99$15.10
Rinses completely clean without leaving pore-clogging residue.

What are facial cleansers?

Facial cleansers are specifically designed to remove makeup, dead skin cells, excess oil, dirt and other pollutants from the sensitive skin of the face.  Facial cleansers help unclog the pores and help prevent acne, blackheads and other blemishes from forming.  They are normally used together with a toner and moisturiser.

Why choose a facial cleanser over soap?

Using a bar of soap on the face may change the balance of the facial skin. This imbalance can then lead to overgrowth of some types of bacteria and increase acne production. This is because soap usually has a much higher pH level than that of facial skin.

Also, some soaps contain thickeners to help keep the shape of the bar.  These thickeners can clog the pores, which may lead to acne production.

Bar soaps contain ingredients that are naturally drying and removes natural oils from the skin. These oils are necessary to form a skin barrier against water loss. If these natural oils are removed from the facial skin the sebaceous glands tends to overproduce oil that can eventually lead to clogging of the pores.

What are the different types of facial cleansers?

Facial cleansers are categorised by the skin type they are most useful for.  

Normal Skin Cleansers - These are usually formulated with ingredients that allow the cleanser to lather when mixed with water. These come in the form of cleansers and soap gels. The use of a loofah type sponge may go well with this type of facial cleanser.

Dry Skin Cleansers - This type is usually a cream cleanser that helps moisturise as it cleans.

Oily Skin Cleansers - The purpose of this type of facial cleanser is to slow down the production of oil.  Formulated as a water-based cleanser or deep cleanser, this comes in soap gel form or stronger liquid cleansers.

Combination Skin Cleansers - This come in either a foaming gel or lotion cleanser with the correct pH level.

Sensitive Skin Cleansers - These are normally formulated without fragrances and preservatives as these ingredients are usually what causes irritation.

Acne Skin Cleansers - These are specially formulated facial cleansers that help in removing accumulated oil, makeup, sweat and dirt on the surface of the skin.  This type should not be overused as this can also cause dryness.  Limit use to once or twice daily. The purpose of these products is to allow easier absorption of topical acne treatments.

Antibacterial Skin Cleansers - These are considered as medicated cleansers and the most common active ingredient is Triclosan.

Mild Skin Cleansers - These are specially formulated for irritated and overly dry skin that is usually associated with skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis or eczema. Look for non-comedogenic and oil-free products.

Functions and benefits of toners

A toner is simply an astringent liquid that you apply on your skin to help reduce the oiliness and improve its overall condition and appearance. It is considered as an important step in a daily skin care regimen, especially among younger women because it offers the following benefits:

It helps balance the pH level of the skin. By having a more balanced skin pH level, your skin is less prone to becoming oily and getting infected. The result is a more vibrant and smooth appearance.

It helps in detoxification of the skin. It helps remove environmental toxins such as smoke, smog and other chemical residues which results in brighter and healthier looking skin.

It helps make pores smaller and tighter. Having large facial pores means more dirt, oil and toxins are trapped in the skin. This can easily lead to irritation and infection. By using a toner, it helps tighten the facial pores for a fresher, cleaner and less oily face.

It helps reduce acne. By using a toner, it helps remove oily build up and makeup residue that contributes to skin breakouts.

It helps hydrate and nourish the skin. Many facial toners contain vitamins and other essential skin nutrients that help keep the skin healthy and balanced.

It's a great cleaner for the ears and other parts of the body that are prone to acne formation, such as the back, chest and arms.

What are the different types of facial toners?

Skin bracers or fresheners - these are formulated as the mildest toners and contain virtually no alcohol (0-10%).   They are mainly made of water and a humectant such as glycerine. Humectants are responsible for keeping the moisture in the upper layer of the epidermis to prevent it from evaporating. A popular example is rosewater and this type can be used on all types of skin.  

Skin Tonic - these are a bit stronger in formulation containing about 20% alcohol, water and humectant. Orange flower is a very popular example. This is suitable for normal to combination as well as oily skin.

Astringents - are the strongest form because they contain a high proportion of alcohol, about 20-60%. This type is commonly recommended for oily skin because its effect is drying. Witch hazel is an example of a natural astringent. It is recommended that astringents are only applied on problem areas of the skin, such as spots.

Who should use facial cleansers and toners?

Anyone who wants to maintain healthy and young looking skin can benefit from a facial care regimen that starts with a facial cleanser and toner.   Men, women, young people and older people can all benefit.   If your skin is prone to acne you will be especially helped by using these two products.

How do I choose the best facial cleanser and toner?

The most basic criteria in choosing the most suitable facial cleanser and toner is knowing your skin types. By being aware of what type of skin you have, you can easily narrow down your options. Check the label and the ingredients of the product you are considering so that you can further investigate if these will match your particular skin type. Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.
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