Cleansing Skin Care 101 | Beautiful Skin Begins With Cleansing


There’s a million different cleansers on the market, and the choices are overwhelming. In this blog, we’re going to explain what cleansers do, why they’re important for your skin care routine, and tips on how to choose the best cleanser for your skin type.

What Cleansers Do

There’s a lot of good reasons cleansing is the first thing you should do as part of your skin care routine. It helps remove dirt, oil, makeup, and other impurities from the skin’s surface, leaving it clean and refreshed. This can help prevent clogged pores, breakouts, and other skin problems. Proper cleansing also helps to maintain the skin’s natural pH balance, which is important for maintaining healthy skin.

Cleansing is the first step in a skin care routine because it improves the effectiveness of other skin care products by allowing them to better penetrate the skin. That means you’ll get the best possible benefits from the other products you’re applying to your skin after cleansing. 

Some cleansers can be better than others depending on different skin types, skin concerns, and skin sensitivities, which can impact the ingredients that will work best.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a cleanser:

Skin type:

Different skin types, such as oily, dry, or sensitive, may require different types of cleansers.

NeoGenesis Cleanser is a very gentle, oncology-approved, gel-based cleanser for all skin types. It has been formulated with protecting the skin in mind. The NeoGenesis Cleanser does not disrupt the barrier function and may be used many times a day. You can use it on the face and the body.

Skin concerns:

Certain skin concerns, such as acne, aging, or redness, may also impact the type of cleanser that is best for you. For example, a cleanser with salicylic acid may be helpful for those with acne-prone skin, while a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser may be best for those with sensitive skin.


The ingredients in a cleanser can also make a difference in how well it works for your skin. Look for products with ingredients that are gentle and nourishing, and avoid those with harsh detergents or alcohol, which can strip the skin of its natural oils.

Ingredients that are gentle and nourishing in a cleanser can vary depending on the skin type and concerns, but here are some commonly used ingredients that are considered gentle and nourishing:

  • Glycerin: A natural humectant that attracts and retains moisture in the skin.
  • Hyaluronic acid: A natural substance that helps to hydrate and plump the skin.
  • SHB (Sodium Hyaluronate Butyrate): A form of hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture to the skin.
  • Ceramides: Lipid molecules that help to protect and strengthen the skin’s barrier function.
  • Pro-vitamin B5 (panthenol): A form of vitamin B5 that helps to hydrate and soothe the skin.
  • Niacinamide: A form of vitamin B3 that can help improve skin elasticity and reduce redness.

It’s important to note that everyone’s skin is unique, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you have sensitive skin or are prone to skin irritation, it’s always a good idea to patch test new products and look for products that are free of fragrances, dyes, and other potentially irritating ingredients.

Remember, it’s always a good idea to talk to a dermatologist or esthetician to help you determine the best cleanser for your skin type and concerns. NeoGenesis also has a team of experts ready to help you determine the best products and skin care routine based on your custom needs and skin concerns.