Top ten facial cleansers
For all the focus on serums, moisturizers, and anti-aging products , you 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. This can strip even more moisture from the skin and lead to dry patches. But how do you choose when there are dozens of options on the market?
The Best Face Wash
22 Best Face Washes For All Skin Types – Our Top Picks In
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. Okay, there's no Spice Girls jam about that, but this Garnier face wash is super gentle and effective. It doesn't have a scent, it washes off easily, and that's all a girl spice or not can ask for. Open up my beauty cabinet, and you'll find an endless rotation of serums, eye creams with and without SPF , essences and concentrates, toners, creams, sleeping masks, sheet masks, exfoliants, lip scrubs and balms, oils
17 Best Face Cleansers for Your Freshest Complexion Ever
I would go out on a limb and say that finding and using the best cleanser for your complexion is the most important skincare step. Armed with a hot flannel and these bad boys and we defy you not to look forward to washing your face. Piece of cake. A gentle soap-free cleansing gel that works to refresh the skin and normalise oil levels, this one can be used all over the body — great if you struggle with back acne too.
Like Donald Trump and cranky toddlers wearing tiaras, oily skin can be a little high-maintenance. It often requires a tailored arsenal of skin-care products, an endless supply of oil-blotting sheets , and a powder compact on hand at all times. But with the right cleanser — one meant to stop shine in its tracks — minimizing your shine can require far less work. These 17 face washes, loved by Allure editors and dermatologists alike, instantly wipe out the oil you see now and prevent the oil you'd normally see crop up later for clean, matte skin that lasts. All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors.