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10 Best Sensorial Facial Cleansers To Give You The Ultimate Cleansing Experience

The first step to your skincare routine can be the most fun, calming and spa-like, if you would only indulge in one of these sensorial facial cleansers

By now we should all know the utmost importance of a good, proper cleansing routine. We also know that a good facial cleanser can take it one step further. Not only does it remove away makeup, dirt and pollution you’ve gathered from the day, it also ensures that the subsequent skincare products such as essences, serums and moisturisers can penetrate the skin to do their work.

Cleansing however, can often be laborious, monotonous and dull, especially after a tiring day when you just want to collapse onto the bed and fall asleep. That is why we’ve rounded up 10 different facial cleansers, ranging from Tatcha and Fresh to Drunk Elephant and Softymo, that will make facial cleansing a joy for the senses.

Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser, S$29, Sephora
If you’re on the hunt for a novel cleansing experience, this Boscia cleanser won’t disappoint. After all, the cleanser comes in the form of a bouncy jelly ball that lathers into a rich foam. It contains charcoal to purify the skin and tamarind seed gum and hinoki oil to soothe and hydrate. Tatcha The Rice Polish Classic Foaming Enzyme Powder, $95, Sephora
Made with rice enzymes and fine rice powder, this gentle powder cleanser from Tatcha allows you to make your own foaming cleanser. Just pour a 10 cent size amount of powder onto your palm, add a couple drops of water and lather to create a luxurious foam that gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, $63, Sephora
A cult favourite from the skincare label, the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is packed with hydrating amino acids and calming rose water. It has a jelly-like texture that cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Best of all, it has a pleasant cucumber scent that calms the senses after a long, stressful day.   Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser, S$50, Sephora
Containing Drunk Elephant’s signature marula oil, as well as other antioxidant-rich oils and plant extracts, this buttery rich cleansing balm promises to remove makeup and dirt while keeping the skin moist. Slaai also comes with a physical scrub made with bamboo and charcoal powder for those looking to achieve a more thorough cleanse. Caolion Pore Triple Action Cleansing Stick, S$37, Sephora
This Caolion cleansing stick will ensure that you’ll never need to handle facial wash spills and mishaps when you’re at the gym or on holiday ever again. The balm to oil to foam formula removes makeup and cleanses the skin thoroughly. The brand has a green tea version to soothe irritated skin and a charcoal alternative for people with oily skin. Senka Speedy Perfect Whip Facial Cleanser, $14, Guardian
Dispensed from an auto-foaming pump, you can expect copious amounts of fluffy, smooth foam that feels plush on the skin from this Senka facial cleanser. It is formulated with Shiseido’s Aqua-In-Pool ingredient and Senka’s silk cocoon essence that ensures your skin remains hydrated and plump after cleansing.   Suisai Beauty Clear Powder, $25, Lazada
Besides its unique powder formula, this Suisai cleanser also contains licorice root, soy milk and watercress extracts that brighten the skin. The convenient single-use packaging also makes it super nifty for short trips and quick gym runs during lunch.   Softymo Lachesca Hot Gel Cleansing, $17, Lazada
With a honey-like consistency that glides smoothly onto the skin, this Softymo cleanser is oh-so-comforting because it heats up during use. The heat helps to open the pores (plus it feels very spa-like) and ensures that the skin is properly cleansed to receive nutrients from your subsequent skincare steps. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $55 from Sephora
Fans of the Korean two-step cleansing method constantly rave about this Clinique cleansing balm, and for good reason: The balm transforms into a lightweight oil that removes stubborn makeup. Plus, it washes away completely and leaves behind only fresh, clean skin. Shu Uemura Anti/Oxi+ Pollutant & Dullness Clarifying Cleansing Oil, $125, Sephora
For those who don’t like thicker cleansing balms and oils, this Shu Uemura formulation has a water-like consistency. Despite its lightweight, thin texture, it is able to effectively remove makeup and grime. Bonus: Shu Uemura claims that you can go straight into your skincare routine without the need to second cleanse after using its cleansing oils.