What Does Cleansing Remove?

  • Sebum (an oily substance produced by certain glands in the skin)
  • Apocrine and eccrine secretions (skin gland secretions, discarded cells)
  • Environmental dirt
  • Bacteria, fungus, yeast and other germs
  • Desquamated keratinocytes (dead skin cells that are the normal product of skin maturation)
  • Cosmetics, skin care products, medications