I’ve been focusing on finding the perfect cleanser/toner for my skin for the past few months, will share my reviews of all products gradually and hope you find them useful. I have combination, acne-prone and weirdly sensitive skin and these are my latest Cleanser & toner picks:
𝐈𝐒𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥’𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐱 & 𝐙𝐎 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡’𝐬 𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐫
Contrary to popular belief, I don’t think the iSClinical cleansing complex is a gentle cleanser, don’t get me wrong, it’s not harsh or stripping and it cleanses the skin perfectly; however, it’s not suitable for dry/sensitive skin. This gel cleanser pairs perfectly with the Zo skin’s pH balancing, calming toner to give you that clean feeling without damaging the barrier or tightening the skin. If you have acne this combination is for you, the duo works okay on keeping black heads at bay though.
𝐙𝐎 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐡’𝐬 𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫 & 𝐎𝐛𝐚𝐠𝐢’𝐬 𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐍𝐙𝐈𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐌.𝐃.® 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲
The ZO cleanser is also a gel cleanser, it is gentle and cleanses the skin really well, less powerful than the iSClinical’s, suitable for sensitive skin. The Obagi toner is a strong 2% Salicylic acid toner, it has a menthol scent (which I do not mind), it feels cooling when you apply it, I recommend 2 pumps every application every 2 days if you are new to acids and then work your way up. Now this is my favorite pair, since the toner is powerful I’d rather use a gentle cleanser, this duo works fantastic for minimizing the look of pores and clearing out blackheads! If you have acne-prone oily or combo skin this is for you, BUT you should be using the duo at most every other day or you are going to destroy your skin barrier! Remember to patch test the Obagi toner!