A cleanser is the first step in your skincare routine and prepares your face for the other products that need to penetrate your skin, such as a moisturiser, serum and sunscreen.

Dove Beauty Bar 

This simple bar soap is my beauty staple. Four years later, and I still find it effective, gentle and affordable.

Recommended by dermatologists, this unscented bar gently cleanses the face, leaving it nourished and hydrated. The bonus? It’s suitable for the whole family and can be used all over the body.

Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar

The mild, non-soap formula is suitable for dry, sensitive skin. It doesn’t contain any harsh ingredients that might dry or irritate your skin and is suitable for facial and total body cleansing in the bath or shower.

Tip: If you suffer from dry skin, avoid cleansers that contain chemicals. Check the label – any ingredients that are numerically written are likely to be lab-manufactured chemicals.

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L’Occitane Shea Ultra Gentle Face Soap

Rich in shea butter, this bar soap is perfect for daily use. It’s suitable for all skin types – even sensitive skin – and leaves it feeling clean, supple and soft, without drying it out.

Tip: Use sunscreen all year round – it’s as important in winter as it is during other seasons. The angle of the sun’s rays may be lower in winter, but the ultra-violet rays are as intense.