LET’S face it: every grooming routine we talked about has only one objective – to improve your complexion. From the latest products to improved aesthetic treatments, we sift out the plethora of products and treatments in the market to bring you the latest and most current.

As with most things in life, you have to start from the beginning. The fundamental to all great skin starts with a good cleanser. It’s a no brainer, it’s a rinse-and-repeat business.

For the advanced users, you also need an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, and with regular use (once or twice a week) it prevents pore blockage and premature signs of aging.

Here are four of advance cleansers; consider one or two of them to add to your skincare rotation, and you should be well on your way to smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.

01: Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk


Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk


The new Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk by the Australian skincare company is a gentle cleanser suitable for daily use by most skin types, and ideal for sensitive, dry or fragile skin. This water-soluble formulation is made with oils of lavender stem and sandalwood, and hydrating panthenol (Provitamin B5) that cleanses effectively without drying and stripping the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed and optimally prepared for hydration.

Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk 100mL / $45   200mL  / $70

02: Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear

Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear

Adding to the popularity of the Dr. Jart+ V7 series is a great range of cleansers, the Dermaclear line. This year, the line has been expanded to include the Dermaclear Micro Oil Gel and Dermaclear Micro pH Foam.

These cleansers, together with the entire range, have been updated with the latest hydrogen bio water technology adapted for the moisture structure of our skin, and active hydrogen water that is small but powerful, which makes skin feel comfortable during cleansing.

The Dermaclear Micro Oil Gel uses the strength of oil and the adherence of gel while the Dermaclear Micro pH Foam removes dirt and impurities with ph bubbles while keeping the skin’s pH balance during cleansing.

Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro pH Foam 120ml / SGD$29

Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Oil Gel TBA


03: Drunk Elephant Juju Bar


Drunken Elephant Juju Bar

This ultra-mild, 3-in-1 bar cleanses, exfoliates and detoxifies your skin. The fragrance and soap-free formulated with thermal mud and bamboo power gently removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin calm and feed the skin while promoting moisture retention. With regular use, it helps to refine skin texture, brightens skin clarity, and helps minimizes the look of pores.

Drunk Elephant Juju Bar 120 GM / SGD$40


04: Alpha-H Micro Cleanse Super Scrub

Alpha-H Micro Cleanse Super Scrub

The supercharged exfoliant, developed with natural caffeine extract, is a powerful antioxidant facial scrub. Clinical studies showed that caffeine extract greatly improves skin elasticity, hydration, and overall skin condition. Infused with a blend of zesty peppermint oil and cucumber, it helps to stimulate the senses and perk you up.

Alphah Micro Cleanse Super Scrub 100ml / SGD $55


(RELATED: For the latest facial serums click here.)

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