What is the difference between Cream Face Cleanser and Gel Cleanser?

Ever wonder what the difference between cream face cleanser and a clear gel cleanser is? Here are some insights.

At MISMO we stock two types of cleansers, Active Face Cleanser, and Natural Cleansing Milk. Active face Cleanser is gel based and Natural Cleansing Milk is cream based. Both will effectively cleanse your skin but offer different benefits.

Active Face Cleanser is an AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) cleansing gel. No soap, fragrance or oil makes this an ideal cleanser for congested, acne prone skins. Rosacea skin types will also benefit tremendously as this skin tends to have multiple layers of dead skin cells. Due to the Glycolic and Lactic Acid content, this cleanser offers exfoliating qualities without beads or particles, which is exactly why it is advantageous for Rosacea skins.

The beauty of Active Face Cleanser is that while it is a gel the effects are still gentle and non-drying.

Natural Cleansing Milk is formulated using Olive, Macadamia, Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel Oil, Aloe Vera and MSM (Organic Sulphur). Sound natural - it certainly is.

This product gives a deep and hydrating cleanse and can be used safely around the eyes. Natural Cleansing Milk also easily removes make-up, oily residue and daily grime without stripping the skin's essential natural oils.

Natural Cleansing Milk is suitable for all skin types, especially dry or mature skins.

MISMO offers two options as there are those who prefer a gel cleanser as opposed to a cream cleanser and vice versa. While they are both products that can be used by any skin type, if you tend to have oily and acne prone skin our recommendation would be to use the Active Face Cleanser as a preferred choice of cleanser.

Another very important aspect of face cleansers is the pH of the product. Here at MISMO we are always very careful to keep the pH close to your skin's pH. This avoids excessive drying of the skin and being left with a tight feeling. Soap is usually very alkaline and drying so a no no.

Not sure which one to choose? Then simply contact MISMO head office and one our beauty therapists will be on hand to provide expert advice. You can either phone on 07 5309 5513 or if you're online jump on the chat option we have available on the MISMO website and start a conversation.

In case you are wondering why you even need to cleanse, here are a couple of reasons why:

  • Cleansing and exfoliating are vital steps in anti-ageing.
  • Clean skin allows better absorption of nutrients supplied by moisturisers and promotes renewal of skin cells while you sleep.
  • Cleansing and exfoliating reduces blocked pores which lead to pimples and blackheads.



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MISMO MSM - 440g / Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - 850g / Ultra-Pure Distilled - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief
MISMO MSM - Pain Relief


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MSM is known to be highly effective in joint health, muscle recovery, sports nutrition, immune support, and healthy ageing. 

What is MSM?

MSM (Methyl Sulphonyl Methane or Dimethyl Sulfone) is an organic sulphur compound found in all living organisms. It is the purest and most bio-available form of sulphur, one of the essential minerals crucial to life and the regeneration of cells. MSM has traditionally been taken as a food supplement to increase joint health for flexibility and mobility, as well as for strong hair and nails, beautiful skin, and other health conditions from leaky gut syndrome to mild arthritis, osteoporosis, and psoriasis. 

Why do we need to supplement with MSM?

Natural MSM is largely destroyed when our food is processed and can be lost entirely when foods and ingredients are stored for a long period of time. MSM bonds with moisture, so any food which undergoes any sort of dehydration will lack its natural MSM.

For these reasons, and because MSM is so critical for almost every athletic function in active bodies, it is important to consistently supplement with a quality MSM nutritional supplement 

How does MSM work at the cellular level?

Collagen is the principal structural protein holding the skin together and is largely responsible for the skin’s mechanical properties.  Sulphur is integral to the production of collagen and elastin, and MSM is a source of organic Sulphur. 

Approximately half of the body's sulphur content is found in the skin, muscles, cartilage and bones.

How can MSM benefit your skin, hair and nails?

  • Protecting collagen against collagen degrading enzymes
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles by boosting collagen and elastin production
  • Boosting the natural production of Glutathione, one of the body's key anti-oxidants ... as an anti-oxidant, MSM will boost the immune system and reduce pigmentation and cellular damage
  • Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent by reducing the production of cytokines (compounds that cause inflammation)
  • Maintaining skin cell membrane flexibility and permeability, promoting an efficient exchange of nutrients and waste products to help keep skin clear
  • Helping to maintaining the body's pH balance

How can MSM help with joint health and support? 

MSM has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can be used as a natural alternative to help reduce pain from mild arthritis and osteoarthritis related symptoms.

How does MISMO MSM help with exercise recovery?

Our muscles, skin, bones, organs, and connective tissue all rely on sulphur and without it our bodies can not function properly.  MSM is an important nutritional supplement for anyone living an active lifestyle, as it delivers the sulphur and methyl nutrients which are key to the structure of healthy cells in muscle and connective tissue.

MSM is valued by bodybuilders, strength, and power athletes because it supports healthy and flexible cell structures and can help reduce the inflammation of muscle tissue and can offset muscle soreness and joint pain caused by inflammation.

Where is MSM found and how is it manufactured?

MSM is found in the fluid and tissue of all living organisms. It is present in a variety of foods including raw vegetables, eggs, milk and fish, but is lost through cooking and food processing. One of the richest natural supplies is pine trees and cabbage.

Although MSM is abundant in nature, even the richest natural sources only provide MSM in the level of several parts per million. Commercial extraction of MSM from trees is not possible so a process is undertaken which parallels the natural oxidation that occurs in the marine atmosphere and produces MSM that is chemically identical to that found in nature.

Click here for a detailed explanation of how MSM is manufactured.

How pure is MISMO MSM?

Every batch of our MSM is rigourously tested by an independent laboratory to ensure the highest quality, minimum 99.99% pure MSM.

    How much MISMO MSM should I be taking?

    An average dose is between 2 to 6 grams daily. Most people take a teaspoon (approx. 4 grams) daily. If more relief is needed, increase the dose slowly. Can be taken in water or juice after breakfast, although there are no rules as to when you should take MSM.

    A word of caution ... some people find if they take MSM late in the day, after 4 or 5pm, they do not sleep as well, as it energises them. This is not a general occurrence but worth mentioning.

    WARNINGS: If taking Warfarin or strong blood thinners, do not take MSM without your doctor's approval. Not to be taken by children without a health professional's advice.  MSM can also interfere with the accuracy of the blood test for liver enzymes by sometimes producing false positive results. It is recommended you cease taking MSM at least 4 days before these blood tests. You can resume after the test.

    Is MISMO MSM listed with the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration)?

    Yes, click here to view the TGA listing for MISMO MSM


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      MSM is wonderful

      Since using MSM, I have found my joint and bone ailments have lessened and it has helped my skin and hair too. Thank you

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