For most of us, we wash our body at least once a day (two or three if we’ve exercise in the gym or do outdoor activities). The question is, do we actually put much thought into the product we choose to lather up with? There are many choices out in the market. And when bombarded in the beauty aisle, it’s often the scent that seals the deal. I mean, who doesn’t want to smell good, right?
But your body wash choice is more important than you’d think. In fact, your skin is your largest organ. So just as you worry about punishing your liver with alcohol, or subjecting your heart to extra bacon, so too should you be concerned with what you’re coating on your skin. So to determine the right cleanser for you, we’ve put together a list of what to look for.
What to look out for in a skin cleanser?
- Skin-friendly cleanser should be soap-free that does not damage the skin whilst providing a satisfactory cleansing.
- Presence of moisturizers e.g. allantoin and hydrating properties to prevent and repair dry skins.
- Cleanser should be free from known harmful/allergenic substances, such as lanolins, paraben.
- Our skin are naturally acidic (a natural defence against infection). To maintain the natural acidity of the skin, cleanser should have comparable acidity to our skin (known as pH-balanced) to minimise skin irritation and unwanted bacteria growth.
The ‘ideal’ skin cleanser for the whole family?
There are many good quality skin cleansers in the market for choice. Major brands for sensitive skins like esemtan® skin cleanser are gentle, pH-balanced, moisturizer-enriched and dermatologically-tested. Gentle cleanser can also be formulated to be lightly-fragrant to enhance user’s experience especially, in the hot tropical climate of Singapore. Therefore, a gentle wash with all of the above mentioned attributes can be regarded as the ‘ideal’ skin cleanser catering for the different skin conditions and user’s preference of the whole family.
esemtan® skin cleanser is now having bundle promotion at Unity stores. Recently, it has won the popular choice award as the best skin cleanser.