We’d imagine this is how your regular cleansing routine is like: squeeze the cleanser on your palms, lather up with water, massage foam into face, rinse face with water, pat dry, and then feel like you’ve just had a face lift with all the tightening that’s going on. That’s typically what you get with a foaming cleanser — not so much with gel cleansers.

Decades of marketing have taught us that the more foam you get whilst cleansing, the cleaner it’s going to get. It will take some getting used to, but less foam is in fact, better for dry skin. Gel cleansers don’t foam up as much, which in turn, won’t strip skin of its natural oils.

Use your gel cleansers as your first cleanser in the morning and your second cleanse at the end of the day, after removing your makeup. We have a selection of gel cleansers for you to pick from, depending on your skin condition and preference — none of which will dry your skin out.

If you’re prone to acne and skin congestion, try Peter Thomas Roth‘s Irish Moor Mud Purifying Cleanser Gel to draw out impurities from skin. If you want something super gentle on the skin, there’s Fresh‘s iconic Soy Face Cleanser and the brand new Shiseido Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser made of natural ingredients. Those with sensitive skin may want to try out Laneige‘s Fresh Calming range, which also includes a gel cleanser. Here’s more.