Gel Cleanser or Foaming Face Wash: Which One is Best for Your Skin?

These days there is a plethora of cosmetic and skincare products flooding store counters. You have gels, serums, mists, scrubs and what not. How do you decide which product is best for you?

It is a given that with the kind of stress our skin faces daily from pollution, UV rays, lack of sleep, excessive exposure to the screen, faulty lifestyles, it needs a proper skincare routine of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing at the very least.

But where the good old soap did the job of cleaning our face in the earlier days, today there is a range of face cleansers in the market. What exactly is the difference between a gel cleanser and a foaming face wash, and which one do you need for your skin?

This blog explains the difference, and suggests the best skincare product for cleansing men’s facial skin that is thicker than that of women’s.

Difference between Gel Cleanser and Face Wash

While both skincare products do more or less the same thing – cleansing your facial skin, there are a few differences too.

  • Gel cleanser has the consistency of gel and often contain natural extracts of fruits and plants. Foaming face cleansers are lighter in weight and are available in tube as a cream. On combining with water, the solution turns into a rich, foamy lather.

  • Gel cleansers are good for unclogging pores while removing excess oil and acne-causing bacteria. These are specially suited for oily skin.

  • Foaming face washes remove dirt and oil, and suit those with oily and combination skin.

  • Both gel cleansers and face washes can also provide gentle exfoliation with the right ingredients. Those who have oily, acne prone skin, or an oily T-zone, can benefit from face masks containing clay for purifying their skin of dirt and grime.

  • Those with dry skin need to use face cleansers that are gentle and do not strip their skin of moisture. Hydrating face washes and cleansing oils are best for dry skin.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the best skincare products for cleansing men’s facial skin.

Which is the Right Gel Cleanser/Face Wash for You?

Your skin type and quality should determine which cleansing product you choose. Select the ingredients in your cleansing gel or face wash in such a way that these suit your skin type, whether dry, or oily or combination skin.

What is also essential is that you choose the right product that has been dermatologist tested and proven effective. Skincare solutions need to be both safe as well as gentle on your skin. Kiehl’s, the world-renowned name in cosmetics and skincare solutions, brings to you cleansing products that are safe and dermatologist tested.

They have specially formulated skincare solutions for the oilier and thicker skin of men, suited for different skin types.

Did you know that men’s skin ages slower than that of women’s, but once it starts aging, fine lines and wrinkles get quickly entrenched in the skin? The way to avoid the visible signs of aging is to start using anti aging and hydrating skincare products from the time you have stepped into your thirties.

A foaming face wash that is gentle and doesn’t strip your skin of essential moisture is Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser that can be used by both men and women. With the superbly moisturizing ingredient, Squalane, in combination with Apricot Kernel Oil, Vitamin E, and Avocado Oil in its formulation, this gentle foaming face cleanser is suitable for all skin types. 

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash with the extracts of Orange and Lemon, with Menthol and Caffeine, is especially formulated for men’s tough skin. It cleanses men’s skin effectively without drying it, and has Vitamin E to boost collagen production and elasticity. This refreshing gel cleanser for men removes dirt, debris, and oil from skin gently, giving your skin a plump and youthful look. Regular application of this antioxidant, anti aging face cleanser helps you get smoother, hydrated, and nourished skin. What’s more, as a hydrating cleanser, it suits all types of skin, including dry skin too.

Oily skin that is prone to acne needs deep cleansing and exfoliation in the form of a face mask containing clay. Apply this exfoliating, age-defender face cleansing scrub for men’s skin (that can also be used as a mask), to detoxify skin of dirt and impurities. Composed with Moroccan Lava Clay and Phytic Acid (sourced from rice bran), this excellent exfoliant from Kiehl’s gives men’s skin a youthful, refreshed appearance, while also keeping fine lines at bay.

Armed with these excellent cleansing and exfoliating products from Kiehl’s, you can give your skin the boost it needs. Come rain or shine, your skin will glow like never before!

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