The BIGGEST Problem You Can Create For Your Skin

Clean up your act (and your skin) with the right cleanser. When it comes to skincare, every step in your routine counts, but none may be more critical than the first: cleansing. Often underestimated, the right cleanser sets the stage for everything that follows. It's not just about removing dirt and makeup; it's about preparing your skin for the rest of your skincare regimen without causing harm. Unfortunately, many overlook this, opting for harsh, foaming cleansers that do more damage than good. Here’s why dr.NC’s Concentrated Cleanser should be your go-to choice, and why "soap" might just be the dirtiest word in skincare.

Cleanse Without Stripping

The primary role of a cleanser is to clean. However, there's a fine line between cleansing and stripping your skin of its natural oils. Many cleansers on the market, especially those that foam, are guilty of the latter - leaving your skin feeling tight and dry. dr.NC’s Concentrated Cleanser is a quiet achiever that leaves skin hydrated and cared for WITHOUT stripping.

As a Dermatologist, Dr Natasha Cook knows that using the wrong cleanser can create havoc for your skin, and that the importance of cleansing correctly is greatly underestimated in skincare. dr.NC’s Concentrated Cleanser effectively removes impurities while respecting your skin's delicate balance. This non-foaming, non-greasy and surfactant-free formula ensures that your skin is cleansed but never stripped, maintaining its natural moisture barrier even during the harshest winter months, leaving your skin clean, hydrated, and balanced.

Soap Is A Dirty Word

Cleansing your face might seem like a basic task - just grab some soap and go, right? Wrong. Whilst it’s easy to assume that suds = clean = cleansed, the truth is that soaps, detergents, and foaming chemicals are too harsh for your skin, and can cause a host of issues.

Side effects of soap and foam on skin:

Stripping Natural Oils: Soap tends to be alkaline, which can strip away your skin's natural oils. This leaves your skin feeling tight and dry, and may even trigger breakouts, inflammation, and irritation. Choosing a non-foaming and surfactant-free cleanser like dr.NC’s Concentrated Cleanser ensures your skin is clean, but maintains hydration and a healthy balance of natural oils.

Disrupting pH Balance: Your skin thrives on a delicate balance of acidity and alkalinity. Soap can disrupt this balance, with studies showing that changes in skin pH play a role in skin concerns such as dermatitis. Soaps normally have a pH between 10-11 in contrast to the skin's pH which is around 5.5. That's a huge difference and can affect the skin's pH balance. This imbalance in the pH can kill all types of bacteria, good and bad and weaken your skin's barrier function, making it more sensitive and prone to infections.

Aggravating Sensitive Skin: For those with sensitive or acne-prone skin, soap is a definite no-go. It can irritate sensitive skin, leading to redness and inflammation, and clog pores, which can exacerbate acne issues.

Aiding Acne Breakouts: Stripping your skin of its natural oils will ironically result in the over-production of oil on your skin. This increases shine, clogs pores and can trigger or worsen acne. Your choice of cleanser could actually be the key culprit in causing breakouts.

Accelerating Ageing: Frequent use of soap on your face can accelerate your skin's ageing process. It leads to collagen breakdown and dehydration, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, and a dull complexion.

Why A Dermatologist-created Cleanser Is The Right Call

Many non-clinical brands know that people believe the presence of suds means a better clean, so they continue putting out products they know are causing long-term damage to your skin. But, as the first Australian dermatologist to create a cosmeceutical skincare line, Dr Natasha Cook only creates products that truly benefit your skin with real results. 

dr.NC’s Concentrated Cleanser uses the power of anti-inflammatory botanicals and hydrating glycerin for a dual-action cleaning and hydrating approach. It’s the perfect cleansing choice all year round, but especially during cold winter months when the skin is most vulnerable to dryness and sensitivity.

While the botanical ingredients in the cleanser help soothe and calm the skin, reducing the risk of irritation and inflammation, glycerin acts as a humectant that draws moisture into the skin. Additionally boosted by Vitamin B3 (AKA dr.NiaCinamide), the dr.NC Concentrated Cleanser is a game-changer, not only cleansing gently, but helping strengthen your skin’s barrier function, reducing redness and blotchiness, and improving skin texture and tone. 

Protecting Your Skin At It's Most Vulnerable

As we enter the cold winter months, our skin will desperately be trying to hold onto hydration. With the relentless assault of environmental aggressors like heaters indoors and biting winds outside, it’s more important than ever to ensure your skin is resilient enough to cope with the cold.

Using a gentle, effective cleanser like dr.NC Concentrated Cleanser can help by not only cleansing but also by preserving the crucial moisture barrier of your skin. This barrier is your frontline defence against environmental aggressors, helping to keep hydration locked in and irritants out.

Prepare Your Skin At Every Step

Using dr.NC’s Concentrated Cleanser isn’t just a step in your skincare routine; it’s an investment in your skin’s long-term health. By choosing a cleanser that hydrates, soothes, and fortifies, you’re setting the stage for effective absorption of the products that follow, be it serums, moisturisers, or treatments. This preparation is crucial, as it allows every subsequent product to perform at its best, maximising the benefits of your entire skincare regimen for radiant results.

Your choice of cleanser can make or break your skincare. dr.NC’s Concentrated Cleanser stands out as a prime example of what cleansing should be—nurturing, effective, and protective. Developed by a leading dermatologist, this cleanser ensures that your skin is prepared to face any environmental challenge, especially the drying effects of winter. By investing in a product that not only cleans but also cares deeply for your skin, you're taking a significant step towards a healthier, more radiant complexion.


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Factors that exacerbate skin breakdown and ulceration
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Surfactants, skin cleansing protagonists