\nIs your skin oily, dry or just a bit dramatic?\nHere’s which cleansing bar is right for you\nHonestly, we get it. Doing stuff to your face is high-stakes. Any cleanser needs to do the job, while being super nice and cooperative with your particular skin type.\nIt’s why we developed three options, each specifically formulated to suit a different set of skin needs – from working with sensitive, oily or dry skin, to those of us who need heavy lifting in the make-up removal department.\n\nSoap-free, palm-free, cruelty-free \nAll our facial cleansers are soap-free, palm-free and cruelty-free. They’re also tried and tested on real humans like you, so we know they work.\nOily, dry or dehydrated?\nChoosing the right cleanser all comes down to what your skin needs – here’s a wee guide to help you figure that out.\nFirst of all, did you know that when it comes to skin, dryness and dehydration are two different things? Dry skin needs an oil boost, while dehydrated skin is super thirsty for water. They usually go hand in hand, though, because if you’re low on oil you have less protection against transepidermal water loss (TEWL).\nDryness – that lack of oil – makes your skin look flaky, red, irritated and a bit scaly looking. This is a skin type – your skin naturally produces less oil.\nDehydration (thirsty!) makes skin itchy and dull, brings out dark circles and means you’ll develop wrinkles and fine lines faster. This is reversible – drink lots, moisturise, eat your veggies and stay away from sunshine, cigarettes and alcohol.\nIf you’re on the oily end of the spectrum, your skin’s still susceptible to dehydration. Take a look at your forehead and T-zone throughout the day. If you get a bit shiny or greasy there, you’re classified as having oily skin. If you also have that flaky, red and irritated feeling, your skin’s probably also dehydrated.\nA note about acne\nDespite what main-stream acne brands will have you believe, oily skin isn’t always the reason you’re getting acne – it can also be your skin’s reaction to dehydration (so confusing). So, while for some people reducing oils will help a lot with acne, for others it can actually make it worse – for them it’s about keeping things clean while doubling down on the moisture.\nSo, which cleanser’s for you? Our guide below is a good place to start.\n\nIn Your Face\nPerfect for: Oily and problematic skin, but if dehydration plagues you, follow up with a great moisturiser.\nWhat it’s like to use \n\nWhile this won’t dry you out, it’s not packed with moisturisers, so it’s great for skin that already has a lot of those lovely natural oils. With anti-bacterial sea salts and sweet orange oil (for a delish smell, and to dissolve some of that dirt-carrying sebum). If you’re looking for something to help with acne and you’re sure it’s being caused by excess oil and the problems that it bring, this is the one to try – remembering acne can be caused by dehydration, too.\nWhat our customers say\n“I got so used to using a well-known acne face wash, the thought of not using it seemed strange. [In Your Face] feels wonderful and moisturizes my skin, which my old wash didn't.”\n– Hannah, 2019, Read the full review\n“Trying new products is always scary because most products break me out in rashes. I have ultra-sensitive, acne-prone, combination skin, and I really love this face cleansing bar! It doesn't irritate my skin, but it really feels like it cleanses.”\n– Kalyndi, 2018, Read the full review\n\nBliss Bar\nPerfect for: dry \u0026amp; dehydrated skin\nWhat it’s like to use\nDon’t expect a lot of foam, this cleansing bar is all about creamy moisture – perfect for those people with dry or ageing skin. All those coconut oils will take the day’s dirt off (and they smell yummy, too). It’ll take makeup off too, without stripping your skin.\nIf you’re dealing with acne, but you don’t have oily skin, this is the one to try first.\nWhat our customers say\n“I have combination skin that is ageing, but still get acne. I'm crazy for [Bliss Bar]. It's creamy, but I feel very clean – my skin feels incredible. I can tell it'll last me for ages too.”\n– Tanager, 2018, Read the full review\n“I have very dry skin and I love the Bliss Bar. It cleans like a dream – the price is worth it! Also love love love that it’s soap free.”\n– Anonymous, 2018, Read the full review\n\nSuperStar \nPerfect for: heavy-duty makeup removal and for all skin types, particularly if you like cleansing balms.\nWhat it’s like to use\nThis is our version of the oil cleansing method – it’s packed with castor oil, kokum butter and sweet orange oil to make short work of the fabulous face you’ve had on that day. The glorious thing about oil-based make-up removal is that it won’t strip off your skin’s protective layer along with the make-up. Instead, you’ll feel all clean, moisturised and totally dewy. Want to learn how to use Superstar? Check out Kim’s blog on tips on how to use this Superstar product!\nWhat our customers say\n“After using this product for a few months, I am really loving it. It works amazing! This really does get ALL your makeup off ever so effortlessly! I totally stand behind a company with good solid values.”\n– Lani C., 2018, Read the full review\nI absolutely love this bar. It removes the makeup and doesn't irritate my eyes. I have been using it for a week, 2 x a day and not making much of a dent on the small bar.\n– Eliza Vine, 2018, Read the full review\n\nSpotted your fave? \nDry, oily or combination, dealing with breakouts, or removing daily make-up leaks, there’s (probably) something here to suit. If you’re not sure (like, ‘I’m-a-dermatologist’ sure) which one will suit you best, our sampler pack is a good place to start – it has a sample of In Your Face and Bliss Bar, with moisturisers and a scrub to try, too. You can snap one up here or click here to get your hands on SuperStar. Happy cleansing!