Is your skin type dry, dehydrated, sensitive or oily? Why you need a Gel Cleanser.

Is your skin type dry, dehydrated, sensitive or oily? Why you need a Gel Cleanser.

You think how can one cleanser be suited to oily skin, but also dry skin, or sensitive skin? Well, it can and it is, and you know this is true because Tailor wouldn’t have a product that wasn’t tailored to you. Now, let’s get into this juicy topic, because if this is something you didn’t know - then you’re missing out. And no one likes to not be in the know. 

Tailor Skincare Gel Cleanse formulated for all skin types

Why should I be using a cleanser?

No matter your skin type, you should be using a cleanser as it's important for your skin's health by removing daily build up. Cleansers are formulated to effectively remove makeup, dirt, oil and impurities from your skin. You want to find a cleanser that doesn't contain ingredients that strip your skin of its natural oils aka your skin’s acid mantle. As this can lead to a compromised barrier leaving your skin dull in appearance, exposed to irritants & bacteria, increased water loss and prone to redness. We’ve got your cleansing needs covered. 

Gel Cleanser vs Oil Cleanser / what’s the difference?

The difference is the cleansing ingredients. An oil cleanser uses nutritious oils to bind to dirty oils on the skin from makeup, SPF and daily build up. Oils work on the principle that like dissolves like and so it effortlessly removes makeup (even waterproof mascara) and replenishes the skin with clean fresh oils that are left on the skin. Cleansing with oils also helps balance natural oil production in your skin as it is not disrupting your skin’s PH or stripping the acid mantle. You can learn more about oil cleansers here. Gel cleansers on the other hand typically contain surfactants as the cleansing agent. Surfactants help break down and emulsify the oils and impurities on your skin. When you massage the gel cleanser onto your face, these surfactants surround and encapsulate the oil and impurities, allowing them to be easily lifted off the skin's surface. These also give the product its foam like appearance when combined with water around and mixed. It is important that the gel cleanser you select uses a gentle surfactant, anything too harsh will strip your skin, leave it tight and your barrier compromised. We have chosen to use Cocamidopropyl Betaine (CAB), derived from coconut, as it is gentle and has excellent cleansing properties. It is also an amphoteric surfactant (ability to act either as an acid or a base), so it's less irritating to the skin. 

Why Tailor Gel Cleanse right for my skin type? 

We’re about to shed light on how ingredients in Gel Cleanse will supports your skin type, so listen up. 

Dry & Dehydrated 

Gel Cleanse is formulated with Glycerin, a multi-purpose Tailor ingredient as it’s already used in Tailor Renew, Moisture, Awaken and Polish. This humectant ingredient will deeply cleanse your skin without stripping it, as well as hydrate your skin, leaving it soft. Therefore, this ingredient really supports dry and dehydrated skin types. Another ingredient lending a hand to this skin type is Oat Protein, which will enhance your skin’s protective barrier, reducing water loss. Dry and dehydrated skin requires moisture in order to be hydrated, in turn reducing dryness and dullness in your skin. 

Woman applying Tailor Skincare Gel Cleanse


Gel Cleanse’s two new ingredients to the Tailor range, Aloe Vera and Oat Protein gently cleanse and calm your skin - this supports sensitive skin as it’s not going to be too harsh for your skin causing irritation, and will settle your skin. Yet, Milk Thistle Ester, a multi-purpose Tailor ingredient found in Moisture, Awaken and Illume, is a natural silicone, which will help enhance your skin barrier, making it stronger and less sensitive. 

Oily & Breakout 

Gel Cleanse is formulated with new Green Tea Extract, this reduces sebum, an oily substance on your skin, which results in less blemishes, as this sebum won’t build up on your skin and clog pores, which leads to breakouts. And it’s organic, ofc. 


If you’ve got normal skin, Gel Cleanse will help gently cleanse your skin to remove makeup and impurities, without compromising healthy barrier function. It has antioxidant ingredients, which will protect your skin from environmental stressors. 

Combo (Oily to dry & normal to dry or oily)

Combo skin, you’re a bit of this and a bit of that. Therefore, the combination of Gel Cleanse ingredients will synergistically work to deeply cleanse, hydrate and remove excess oil. This leaves your skin fresh and soft. 

Woman using Tailor Skincare Gel Cleanse for her skin type

Should I use both? 

It really comes down to personal preference and your skin goals. Our recommendation is to incorporate both into your routine to reap their benefits. Tailor Oil Cleanse is a cult-favourite amongst our customers with Gel Cleanse, our newest product and quickly becoming a best-seller. The best thing about these products is they have been formulated to be tailored to you. Want to use gel cleanser in the morning and oil cleanser at night? Or oil cleanser in the morning and gel cleanser at night? Or gel cleanser in the morning and then oil cleanser and gel cleanser (again for a double cleanse) at night? Just oil cleanser or just gel cleanser. Go for it, it’s your choice and we encourage you to do it your way. So here we have it, the perfect mix and match moment - but we can’t forget to pair both with Tailor Towels, our zero-waste makeup cloths, which are super soft and gentle on your skin. 

How should I use a gel cleanser?

  1. Apply a small amount of Gel Cleanse to your hands. 
  2. Massage this in an upward circular motion to assist the pores to unclog.  and massage this into your skin. Be gentle around the eye area.
  3. For a double cleanse, add water and lather into a foam.
  4. Remove with a warm, damp Tailor Towel and gently wipe the face and neck to remove impurities, excess oils and congestions pulled out by the cleanser.
  5. Once you’ve finished, pat your skin dry, and then follow with your treatments, creams and oils
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