Cleansers and Exfoliators

Refresh, refine and rejuvenate your complexion with cleanly crafted, high performance formulas powered by our TFC8® technology. Instantly lift away debris, makeup and impurities while supporting cellular renewal and other long-term benefits, for your cleanest, clearest skin.

Cleansers and Exfoliators
Part gentle exfoliant, part toner, part hydrating essence
From A$50.00
Revitalising cleanser to purify & renew your complexion
From A$37.00
Purifying daily cleanser that gently lifts away impurities
Balm cleanser that melts into a luxurious milky texture

Purifying Skin Cleansers and Exfoliators

Purified skin looks clear, renewed, and radiant. Our skin cleansers and exfoliators let you put your best face forward with a complexion that is fresh and beautiful.

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These products are the result of groundbreaking scientific advancements in skincare. The innovative formulations are powered by our patented Trigger Factor Complex, or TFC8®. Professor Bader used his pioneering expertise in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, as well as 30-plus years of scientific research, to develop TFC8®.

TFC8® is a revolutionary technology that uses high-grade vitamins, natural amino acids, and synthesized molecules naturally found in the body to nourish and protect your skin. Augustinus Bader products also feature powerful botanical ingredients for a singular combination of clean beauty and clean science. This collection of cleansers and exfoliators for the face redefines the concept of smart skincare.

Our Luxury Skin Cleansers and Gentle Exfoliants

The secret to purified skin? Using products that thoroughly clean without stripping your complexion’s essential moisture barrier. Pores remain unclogged, impurities are washed away, and skin looks supple and glowing.

Create a purifying skincare routine from the following products:

The Cream Cleansing Gel

Soothe skin with this gentle yet effective cleanser. This cream cleanser transforms into a light lather as it's massaged into your face for a refreshing, lightweight texture. Use The Cream Cleansing Gel

  • Tighten pores
  • Improve skin elasticity, tone, and texture
  • Hydrate and balance your complexion
  • Calm sensitive or stressed skin
  • Smooth the appearance of imperfections
  • Remove makeup

The Cleansing Balm

This luxurious balm has a wonderfully rich consistency that melts into skin and transforms into a milk with the addition of water. It comes with “The Cloth,” made of 100% cotton muslin, which acts as a gentle exfoliant when you use it to wipe off excess balm after cleansing. The Cleansing Balm lets you:

  • Easily remove oil, makeup, and impurities
  • Condition skin with nourishing hydration
  • Maintain the skin’s pH balance
  • Tone and decongest your complexion

The Foaming Cleanser 

A lightweight cream-to-foam cleanser formulated for normal to oily skin types. This highly effective formula contains a potent blend of clean botanicals and is gentle enough to use every day without stripping the skin or disrupting the skin’s microbiome. When used consistently, The Foaming Cleanser can help:

  • Eliminate dirt, impurities, and long-wear makeup
  • Brighten the complexion and improve uneven skin texture 
  • Reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and other premature signs of aging
  • Protect the skin's moisture barrier and help prevent water loss

The Essence

This is a wonderful exfoliator for the face, with potent ingredients such as phytic acid and salicylic acid, but it also tones and hydrates for an innovative 3-in-1 product. Use The Essence every day to:

  • Soften and smooth your complexion
  • Reduce the appearance of pores
  • Lock in moisture
  • Regulate skin’s oil secretion to balance the complexion
  • Improve tone and texture
  • Protect skin against environmental irritants

Start with a cleanser as the first step in your purifying skincare routine, both morning and night. You can choose cleansing balm or cream cleanser, or use both in a double cleanse, starting with the balm. The Essence can be used as a toner after you cleanse. Follow it with the Augustinus Bader moisturizer of your choice.

Our genderless skincare is ideal for anyone who wants to purify their complexion, so it looks vibrant and rejuvenated. Explore our selection of skin cleansers and exfoliators.

Cleansers and Exfoliators FAQs

What is the Best Cleanser or Exfoliator to Start With?

If you're new to Augustinus Bader, we recommend starting with The Cream Cleansing Gel, our revitalizing daily face cleanser formulated with purifying botanicals and gentle cleansing components to remove dirt, impurities, and makeup. It's soft enough to use as a daily skin refresher before you start your day or jump into bed. 

To revitalize your complexion, consider our everyday facial exfoliator, The Essence, a formula designed to purify, tone, and exfoliate the skin to reveal a glowing and balanced complexion.

How Do I Decide Between The Cleansing Gel and The Cleansing Balm?

If, like many, you wear makeup daily, consider The Cleansing Balm, a luxurious oil-based balm formulated to melt stubborn makeup, SPF, and residue product off your face. 

For sensitive skin, try the Cream Cleansing Gel, a gentle, refreshing face cleanser clinically proven to purify, detoxify, and soothe your skin. During our user trials, 98% of participants agreed that their skin felt calm and soothed after use.

Is an Exfoliant a Cleanser?

Exfoliants are valuable products that eliminate dead skin cells and improve skin texture. The Essence is an innovative 3-in-1 product that cleanses, exfoliates, and tones. Our face exfoliator contains gently exfoliating hydroxy acids, including phytic and salicylic acids. This potent blend works together to promote cellular turnover, boost collagen production, and improve skin clarity. While this formula can help eliminate build-up in your pores and cleanse the skin, it can’t replace your everyday cleanser. 

Which Cleanser is Best For Dry Skin? 

If you struggle with dry or sensitive skin, we recommend The Cream Cleansing Gel, a lightweight formula packed with gentle botanicals, essential fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants. During our user trials, 100% agreed that the product left their skin balanced and hydrated.

Can I Use All Three Cleansing Products? 

Ideally, we recommend using at least one gentle face cleanser during your nighttime routine. Don't overdo it, though -- cleansing your face too frequently can strip your skin of natural oils and disrupt your skin barrier.

A great gentle cleanser you can use daily is The Foaming Cleanser, our purifying cleanser that helps eliminate impurities while brightening your complexion. The innovative formula features a lightweight cream-to-foam texture and is ideal for oily skin types.

If you have acne-prone skin, consider the double cleansing method, which uses both water and oil-based face cleansers. We recommend trying the double cleansing method with our The Cleansing Balm and The Cream Cleansing Gel, two face cleansers that hydrate, nourish, revitalize your complexion, and remove stubborn makeup.

Always listen to your skin and how it reacts when incorporating more than one face exfoliator or cleanser into your skincare routine. 

Which Cleanser is Best For Combination Skin? 

We recommend The Cream Cleansing Gel. This dual cream-gel texture is non-comedogenic, so you won't need to worry about whiteheads, blackheads, or clogged pores. The gentle formula will also retain your skin's natural oils and lock in moisture to keep the dry parts of your skin hydrated. 

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