Find a cleanser that works for you.




There is no doubt that cleansing is the first step to beautiful skin but there is a lot of confusion which cleanser to choose, which one will work the best for you.

In this blog, I will guide you through all the cleansing products available out there.

CLEANSING MILK is an old formula but still great for everyone who doesn't like using water on their skin especially for tight, dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin conditions.  You apply the product on the cotton pad and wipe the skin until cotton pad is clean. It's recommended to use toner afterwards to remove any milk residues. Some cleansing milk have more creamy formula and then you can apply them directly to you hands and massage into skin. The residue can be removed with cotton pads or moist face cloth.

CLEANSING CREAM is similar to cleansing milk it just have a thicker, more creamy consistency but it is not solid cream. Apply with your hands directly to the dry skin, perform some circular movements and rinse off with warm water and face cloth. Cleansing cream is perfect for mature skin, dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin.

CLEANSING GEL is another classic cleanser recommended for oily and sensitive skin.  It can be applied on a wet skin with your hands in big circular motions until some kind of foam will create, then rinsed it off with warm water and face cloth.

CLEANSING FOAM is a similar to gel product except it is already foamed so it is more gentle on the skin and feels very light and fresh. It is perfect for oily and sensitive skin.

OLEO-GEL is a beautiful, innovative product for face cleansing and heavy make-up removal. It should be apply on a dry skin and massage into. It looks like a gel but after few massage movements it will turn into aromatic oil so you can perform a mini massage while cleansing your skin! Recently I tried and fall in love with Dr Irena Eris Oleo-gel that comes with a complimentary super soft face cloth. Oil attracts oil so oleo-gel perfectly removes the make-up, nourishes the skin and relaxes your mind thanks to its aromatic oils. If you have oily skin, you still can use it as a first cleanse (precleanse) and then follow with your usual cleanser.

MICELLAR WATER/ LOTION is an innovative cleanser that replaces cleanser, make-up remover and toner. Its bonus point that it doesn't required rinsing with water so it is a perfect product on the go. You just apply the water on a cotton pad and wipe the skin until the pad will be clean. It is very easy and quick to use and may be used everyday, morning and evening.

In general, all cleansers can be used by all skin types and it is up to your personal preference of product consistency and method of application.

There is only a few rules to follow:

  • Oily skin should always finished its cleansing routine with toner (the best would be with a small percentage of acids, i.e. Dr Irena Eris 2% Mandelic Toner),
  • Dry, rough and tight skin should opt for creamy and nourishing formulas, such as Dr Irena Cleansing Cream or Oleo-gel
  • Sensitive and reactive skin should use the purest products such as gels and micellar water to avoid further irritation, such as Dr Irena Eris Micellar Gel

I'm using two cleansers at the moment: light and fresh Dr Irena Eris Micellar Gel in the morning and relaxing Dr Irena Eris Oleo-gel in the evening, when I have more time to pamper myself. And what cleansing product do you use? What is your favorite one from all you have been using so far?

Let me know by leaving a comment below or drop me an email to

Also if you are still confused about the right cleanser, please feel free to book a free skin consultation in our Skin Care Room - Facial Treatments located at 17a Main Street Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Take care, Ella x
your skin care specialist