Picking the right skincare routine is a serious game of Russian roulette. Some products are too drying, others are too harsh, and some simply don’t live up to the hype. While we focus on serums, acids, and moisturizers to do the serious work, it’s really our cleansers that are the most important product in our regimens.
Choosing the perfect cleansers has many different factors to consider; you have to be mindful of your skin type, your skin concerns, and what your ultimate skin goals are. Because different skin types require different ingredients and picking the best one can be a bit tricky. We’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the best facial cleansers for every skin type. Keep reading below to see which one is right for you.
Best For Dry Skin
Herbivore – Pink Cloud Rosewater + Tremella Creamy Jelly Cleanser
This gentle but effective cleanser is perfect for those suffering from dry skin. The ph-balanced formula hydrates and cleanses the skin leaving it makeup-free and moisturized. This cleanser also has a moisturizer completing the ideal skincare routine.
Best For: Combination Skin
This delicate cleansing foam purifies and removes all impurities from the skin without stripping it of moisture. It is also ideal for combination skin as the ingredients are sulfate-free, perfect for oily and dry skin.
Best For Oily Skin
Tata Harper – Clarifying Cleanser
Oily skin can be super hard to combat because it tends to be sensitive, causing major breakouts. This foaming gel cleanser targets pesky impurities and helps to balance oil for a clean matte, but not drying, finish.
Best For Sensitive Skin
Caudalie – Gentle Cleansing Milk
Made with 98% natural ingredients, this velvety milk cleanser is perfect for sensitive skin types. The rich and nourishing ingredients protect skin from dryness, leaving it soft, clean, and hydrated. The aromatic scents of sandalwood and lemon leaf also add a calming touch.
Best For Acne-Prone Skin
Peter Thomas Roth – Acne Clearing Wash
This deep-cleaning acne wash is formulated with 2% salicylic acid to help eliminate breakouts. The new and improved formula invigorates skin with a clean citrus scent and helps soothe the appearance of blemishes with allantoin and pro-vitamin b5.