If you want your cleanser to do a bit more work, esthetician Sarah Akram recommends the Definitive Enzyme cleanser from Auteur, a luxury German skin-care brand that launched in 2021 and promises to accelerate cellular repair via concentrated, “esthetician-grade” active ingredients. Akram’s celebrity clients are obsessed with it. And although it’s very expensive, Akram attests that it delivers noticeable results and deeply cleanses without stripping the skin. “It works to remove impurities with the added bonus of refining the skin’s texture, brightening the complexion and preserving moisture levels,” she says. It contains a host of active ingredients like vitamin C, niacinamide, and an AHA complex, which when combined help with radiance and boosting cell turnover. It also contains ectoine, an antioxidant that helps with inflammation and cellular damage from the environment — two factors that contribute to dry, dull skin.