Beginning your skincare routine with a high-quality face wash is critical to both the pursuit and maintenance of a Parisienne-esque flawless complexion. Without a daily cleanse, the buildup of dirt, grime and dead skin cells accumulated during the day clogs your pores, resulting in potentially serious skin concerns such as acne, irritation, and inflammation. Furthermore, the daily buildup can also prevent your favourite skincare products from adequately penetrating the skin, thus severely mitigating their positive effects.
However, there is a catch to cleansing; it is *very* possible to over-cleanse. If you're experiencing any tightness after cleansing, it's a solid indication that you have compromised your skin's moisture barrier, and your cleanser isn't as well suited to you as you thought. Ideally, you should be using a gentle cleanser specifically formulated for your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive or combination) so as not to disturb the moisture barrier's natural function. French face wash products are the best in this regard due to their no-nonsense, simple, gentle formulations that specifically support your moisture barrier. After all, having a healthy moisture barrier is synonymous with having radiant, glowy skin.
To help you find the perfect face wash for your skincare routine, the FEMMENORDIC team has curated a comparison list for you of 17 of the best French face washes currently available in 2021, organised by rating, affordability, efficacy and skin type compatibility.
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