If you’re still using ordinary soap to wash your face, it’s time to put the bar of soap down and invest in a proper facial cleanser. Ordinary soaps are harsh and will strip your face of essential moisture. Proper cleansing is also especially important if you suffer from breakouts or have dry sensitive skin. But if you find yourself lost in a sea of cleansers at the drugstore, fret not, here’s our pick of the 6 that will start your skin on the right note.
This daily facial cleanser is gentle enough for post-laser & post-surgery cleansing and you can also use this on your eyes. It cleanses with emollients and skin moisturizing ingredients while anti-pollutant boosters work double time to rid your skin of daily grime and dirt. Fresh, clean skin is what you can look forward to. Buy this X-Trap Daily Face Wash for US$38 at Sircuit Skin.
This creamy cleansing lotion is a savior for dry, mature skin. It cleanses gently while protecting the skin’s delicate moisture barrier. It’s great for when your skin is in need of some comfort from harsh weather. Buy this Creamy Cleansing Lotion (Normal to Dry) for US$15.80 at Nu Skin.
This cleanser is one of the best cleansers we have ever used. Hands down. It is packed with nutrients and skin-beneficial ingredients from its organic Aloe base. Unlike most cleansers that are made with water, this one is made with Aloe Vera which provides skin with essential vitamins and amino acids. This particular version is perfect for those with occasional breakouts and it cleanses like a dream and treats breakouts without any tightness. Buy this ÄKTA® Herbal Face Wash (Oily/Comb Skin) for US$28 at Gunilla of Sweden.
This oil-free gel is great for all skin types. It has a dual-action by means of super-soft Polyethylene Beads that help to exfoliate superficial layers of dead skin cells while ingredients like Rose Hips Extract and Chamomile Extract promote antibacterial healing. It doesn’t over-exfoliate and does a great job at keeping skin clean and fresh. Buy this Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash 6.6oz for US$24 at Skinstore.com.
Like its name suggests, this face wash will help keep zits off your mind. At least off your radar. Its 2% Salicylic Acid will help kill acne-causing bacteria while helping to promote skin renewal. The use of green tea and cucumber help to keep skin moisturized and reduces redness and irritation. The refreshing scent and wallet-friendly price is icing on the proverbial cake. Buy this Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash for US$7.99 at Drugstore.com.
Avene makes products that are a god-send to sensitive skin and this gentle milk cleanser is no different. This soap-free cleanser respects what your skin might be going through while helping to ease the signs of stressed-out skin. The result is a clean, comfortable slate without any harshness or irritation. The fact that you can tissue this off means this is also great for when you don’t really have access to water. Buy this Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser For Dry and Very Sensitive Skin for US$18 at Drugstore.com.