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For me, cleansing is what makes my skin care routine effective. I’m quite picky with cleansers because I know what works and what doesn’t work for my skin. Gel cleansers work best for my combination skin; they thoroughly get rid of impurities without stripping my skin of its natural oils.
SIORIS is a K-Beauty brand that has been on my radar for a while. I can finally cross it off my wish list as I try the brand’s Day By Day Cleansing Gel. SIORIS has a minimalistic approach to skin care, and this is apparent as soon as you notice the simple packaging.
What is it: A cleansing gel that gets rid of makeup, controls excess sebum and leaves skin refreshed and hydrated.
Key ingredients: Houttuynia cordata extract and salix nigra (willow) bark extract.
Most suitable for: Oily, combination or sensitive skin.
In detail: This cleanser is formulated with plant-derived surfactants sourced from beets, coconut and corn to gently cleanse skin without causing any irritation or dryness. With a pH level of 5.52, this cleanser keeps skin balanced and helps maintain a healthy skin barrier. In addition to houttuynia cordata extract and black willow bark extract, the cleanser is packed with natural essential oils such as geranium flower, orange peel, sunflower seed, amyris peel and chamomile flower oils.
My Morning Cleanse Experience:
The Day By Day Cleansing Gel has a light gel texture that glides easily across skin, making my morning cleanse a breeze. Two pumps are more than enough to cover both my face and decollete area, and it doesn’t foam up too much.
Depending on how my skin feels each day, I tend to switch between cream and gel cleansers for my morning cleanse. When my hormonal acne acts up and I’m left with a few spots to deal with, I reach for this cleanser since it contains black willow bark extract to gently exfoliate skin. I find that it always calms my spots and reduces redness.
Even though it provides exfoliating benefits, it doesn’t dry my skin out. I always follow with a hydrating toner and serum, particularly formulas containing hyaluronic acid, to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day. The cleanser feels very refreshing, making it the ideal cleanser to use to wake me up in the morning.
My Evening Cleanse Experience:
After removing a day’s worth of makeup and sunscreen with cleansing oil, I complete my double cleansing routine with the Day By Day Cleansing Gel. While SIORIS’s cleanser is a great pick-me-up in the morning, I find that it also soothes my tired-looking complexion at the end of the day thanks to the houttuynia cordata extract in its formula.
My T-zone area can sometimes be extra oily, especially now that it’s getting warmer. This gel cleanser does a great job in keeping my skin balanced and clearing any buildup in my pores. I also didn’t experience any stinging when I used it around my eye areas.
My Final Thoughts
Overall, I enjoyed using the Day By Day Cleansing Gel both day and night. This cleanser works perfectly for my morning and nighttime skin care routines. It’s mild enough to use in the morning and preps my skin well for my makeup. I love how it makes my skin feel clean but not squeaky clean, and how my complexion goes from stressed to relaxed when I use the cleansing gel in my evening routine.
If your skin barrier is weak or damaged, it’s worth giving this cleanser a go since it has a low pH level of 5.52, which is close to skin’s normal pH level.