Every flawless skincare routine begins with a good cleanser. After all, you only get the most out of your skincare products when your skin is clean. At Poko, we know all about cleansing your skin – and we want to give you the best possible way to do this. Because of this, we're delighted to introduce a brand new addition to our product range: Poko’s Purifying Gel Cleanser.
Made with skin-loving hydrating ingredients, like aloe vera leaf extract and apricot kernel oil, it's the perfect cleanser for all skin types. It's also an excellent addition to your winter shelfie, formulated to gently cleanse your skin without compromising your natural moisture barrier. Today, we'll go over everything you need to know about Poko’s Purifying Gel Cleanser – including what's in it, how it feels, and how to use it.
A new cleanser for healthy, balanced skin? Groundbreaking.
Most skincare brands build their product line from the ground up, generally opening their range with a cleanser. However, at Poko, we've been known to shake things up, in more ways than one. We know the importance of a good cleanser, having tried and tested multiple products. Because of this, we wanted to formulate a truly groundbreaking cleanser, one that wouldn’t compromise your natural moisture barrier.
So what exactly makes the Purifying Gel Cleanser different from its counterparts? At Poko, we formulate our products as answers to skincare issues you may have. For example, we know that many cleansers can leave your skin feeling tight and dry. During colder months, this can compromise your skin's natural moisture barrier, which can cause flaking, cracked skin, and speed up premature signs of ageing.
We knew that our cleanser had to tackle this head-on, offering a gentle, soothing alternative. Therefore, we formulated our cleanser with familiar ingredients – some cleansing, some hydrating, all skin-loving. These ingredients work together to cleanse your skin, without stripping away its natural oils. Plus, it's free from physical exfoliants, which means no more microabrasion, or miniature tears in your skin!
So, what exactly does it contain?
We knew that we wanted to create a gentle, non-drying cleanser, free from physical exfoliants. However, we also wanted a product that would gently exfoliate the skin, removing grime, makeup, and dead skin cells. Because of this, our Purifying Gel Cleanser contains a selection of AHAs. These AHAs work to exfoliate the skin, tackling dullness to reveal younger, fresher skin. They are:
- Citric acid, to stimulate collagen production and treat clogged pores.
- Glycolic acid, to improve moisture retention.
- Lactic acid, to hydrate the skin throughout the exfoliation process.
- Malic acid, to exfoliate the skin, while boosting its elasticity levels.
- Tartaric acid, to assist with redness and inflammation, and infuse the skin with antioxidants.
In addition to AHAs, the Purifying Gel Cleanser also contains ingredients like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. These popular skincare additions help boost skin health, tackling dehydrated and textured skin, while enhancing collagen levels. We've also infused the cleanser with a combination of apricot kernel and rosehip oil. These skin-friendly oils help tackle scars and discolouration, leaving your skin happy and hydrated!
How do I use the Purifying Gel Cleanser?
For the best possible results, use our Purifying Gel Cleanser on dry skin. We know – this sounds like a completely novel approach to cleansing. However, by utilising this method, our cleanser comes into direct contact with your skin. Without water to dilute it or to act as a barrier, it's that much more effective at cleansing your skin.
First, massage a pump or two onto your face and neck, taking care to avoid your eyes. Then, gently wipe away the residue with a warm, damp face cloth. Repeat as necessary, before rinsing your face with clean water. Not only is this method far more soothing on your skin, it also helps prepare your skin for the rest of your serums!
What did we think of the Purifying Gel Cleanser?
It's no secret that we think Poko skincare products are elite. After all, all-natural, cruelty-free skincare products seldom go amiss, in our books! But what did we think of the new addition – the Purifying Gel Cleanser?
Well, the cleanse was nothing short of immaculate. Post-cleanse, products glided on much easier, and seemed to be absorbed much faster, too! Skin appeared smoother and softer after just a few rounds with this cleanser, and didn't feel tight or dry after a cleanse. As someone with sensitive and combination skin, using the Purifying Gel Cleanser felt like a win!
The cleanser strikes a fine balance in terms of wintertime chemical exfoliation, exfoliating the skin without drying it out. Having tried numerous cleansers, we know how hard this is to achieve. Therefore, we're happy to say that the Purifying Gel Cleanser has earned its place of honour on our skincare shelves!
Would we recommend this cleanser?
It's a yes from us! Regardless of your skin type, Poko's Purifying Gel Cleanser is a brilliant way to cleanse your skin. Forget about the tightness, the flakes, and the irritation that might plague your skin with a lesser cleanser. Instead, treat your skin to one of the best cleansers on the market!
While this cleansing method might take some getting used to, it's completely worth it – especially once you feel how clean your skin is. Its hydrating ingredients are just an added bonus, leaving your skin soft and supple, even after an intense double-cleanse. Treat your skin a little better; add the Purifying Gel Cleanser to your skincare routine, and feel the difference.