At ELLE. Here are the cleansers we swear by. One makes all the bubbles, one is especially good at breaking down makeup, and another costs a whopping six bucks.
When it comes to the art of face washing, we take it pretty seriously. That said, no matter how long you spend on your skin care regimen, a good face cleanser is key. Luckily, our readers are more than happy to give us their two cents — and we've added some choice editor's picks for best face cleanser as well.
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The best face wash gets rid of makeup and oil without irritating your skin by stripping away moisture. Finding the perfect formula depends partly on avoiding ingredients that are too harsh for your face, like sodium laureth sulfate or simple alcohols — and partly on your skin type. After talking to dermatologists, cosmetic formulators, and physicians, we found three outstanding cleansers for dry, oily, and combination skin.
Ladies, washing your face with a facial cleanser that is specifically made for your skin is a cardinal rule of skin care. You need a cleanser — a really good one! Read on to find out more.
This basic cleanser is beloved by both dermatologists and editors — it's practically a Best of Beauty staple at this point. There's zero fragrance and it's very mild not stripping whatsoeverbut it gets the job done. This lightweight oil smells sweet like citrus — but is safe enough for sensitive skin types.
For all the focus on serums, moisturizers, and anti-aging productsyou may forget about an important piece of the skin care puzzle: a good face wash. The colder temps outside coupled with the dry heat inside is already zapping moisture from your skin—so adding a harsh cleanser into the mix can spell trouble for your complexion. Your face wash is designed to clean the skin, so many are often packed with surfactants: soaps that draw dirt, oil, and grime from pores.
Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. Washing your face seems like a simple task. Just grab a cleanser and go, right?
Every product is independently selected by obsessive editors. No other cleanser at Sephora has as many reviews over 11, as the award-winning Philosophy Purity face wash. Other Sephora shoppers who prefer the sherbet-y texture of a balm makeup remover swear by this one from Clinique.
When the skin gets too bogged-down, clogged pores result, and this can lead to a whole host of problems, the most common of which is acne. There are so many different facial cleansers on the market that claim to do a number of things, and that makes it quite hard to choose one for your own particular skin. There are problem-based cleansers that are designed to combat redness, acne, wrinkles, dry skin, combination skin, baby skin, etc.