Why Milk Cleanser Could Be Perfect For Your Skin

by Sienna Fantozzi

By now you've probably discovered the difference between foam facial washes and regular cleansers, but there's another type that you may be less familiar with. If you're wondering what milk cleanser is, it's a much more gentle approach to cleansing and could do your skin a whole lot of good.

Facial cleansers, especially those formulated for acne, can sometimes be too harsh, drying out your skin and contributing to even more breakouts, but before you swear off washing your face altogether, you might want to consider a milk cleanser. And no, it isn't made with actual milk.

So first off: What is it? Milk cleanser is light and gentle, made from a natural emulsion of fats and water. It cleanses your skin without stripping it of natural oils, so your skin stays balanced, hydrated, and protected. Sounds great, right? But does it actually work? Totally. Milk cleanser is highly effective at removing dirt, grime, and even makeup, so you can be sure you're going to bed with clean, fresh skin. Milk cleansers are great for those with normal to combination skin for a more gentle approach to cleansing, but if you're prone to acne, you might need to stick to something stronger to fight breakouts.

Want to add milk cleanser into your routine? Here are seven to shop.

1. Clarins

Cleansing Milk, $28, A mazon

This product is great for those with more oily skin.

2. Chanel

Lait Comfort Cleansing Milk, $45, Amazon

Fight pollutions effects on your skin with this milk.

3. Clinique

Take The Day Off Cleansing Milk, $24, Amazon

This will remove even the most long-wearing makeup and sunscreen.

4. Dior

Gentle Cleansing Milk, $30, Amazon

If you have ultra sensitive skin, try this cleanser.

5. Caudalie

Gentle Cleansing Milk, $25, Amazon

With sweet almond oil, grape seed oil, cornflower and oat extracts, this will remove dirt while soothing your skin.

6. Sisley

Cleansing Milk, $110, Amazon

Purify your skin while leaving it smooth and soft.

7. Guerlain

Gentle Cleansing Milk, $53, Amazon

This cleanser is ultra lightweight, but will still remove all impurities from makeup and the environment.

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