Facial Cleanser Reviews

Do you like to lather your face in a foaming cleanser? Do you prefer to skip the water and use a cream cleanser with a cloth or tissue?  Or do you prefer a cleanser that contains beads to slough away dead skin cells? Cleansers are personnel and they not only clean your skin but can be a very pampering part of the day. Cleansers need to remove dirt, pollution, oils, dead skin cells, etc . However, they can also accelerate the results you can expect from other cosmetic products. I.e. if your cleanser effectively removes dead skin cells, then a cosmetic serum is going to go deeper in the dermis and make effectively be more effective. Some cleansers contain AHA/BHA’s to remove dead skin cells without beads. Some face washes will lighten the skin. We recommended an all rounded product that compliments your skin without causing any irritation. Your skin type should guide you choice product however, for example, if you suffer from acne, you should use a product that calms the skin.

Our favourite cleansers are

- Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser – yes you don’t need to spend $50-100 on a cleanser. This is our favourite cleanser because it protects the skin’s PH. We recommend exfoliating once a week as this is a very gentle skin cleanser.
- Skinceauticals Foaming Cleanser – this product is our favourite foam.
- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is the runner up as it helps brighten the skin and slough away dead skin cells.

W’ere reviewing a pile other cleansers in our labs and we’ll provide you with skin specific recommendations.

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  1. gail

    I have combination skin and sometimes my skin breaks out in acne. I used to use bar soap to wash my face (yes, I know – my girlfriend has told me thats bad”. . I now use her Citrus Clear Face Wash which smells great and and it takes off so much dirt and oil off my face and leaves it not too dry-not too oily.

  2. Blue

    The best facial cleanser is homemade. I was using a drugstore product unill I realized I could make my own organic product. Don’t just go in the kitchen and come up with your own recopy. You need to find the ingredients from organic stores. Make sure you use certified organic. You will save money if you make a large supply for the next year or two. Not any longer because the product will go off.

  3. Penelope

    My skin cannot tollerate cleansers with gycolic acid. They just cause my face to go red and peel. I have acne so I tried Neutrogena Clear Pore and that was okay but my skins till felt uncomfortable. Can somebody recommend a cleanser for acne prone skin that breakouts out all the time but is also designed for sensitive skin types?

  4. Anna

    I recommend facial cleanser with glycolic acid because they slosh away dead skin cells and help reduce the size of pores. If the concentration is strong enough it can also remove blackheads but you need to make sure it is strong enough.

  5. Lourdes

    I found the site after searching Google for best anti wrinkle cream on the market. I noticed you discuss many different wrinkles but I have already heard of all of these brands. Isnt there a wrinkle cream in Japan or Korea that works better than the ones you have discuss above?

  6. Chris

    If you use make up and want a good face cleanser go to the Philosophy counter and ask for Just Release Me Dual-Phase Oil-Free Makeup Remover. It doesn’t irritate the skin at all and removes all the make up. Other makeup removers leave our skin feeling really dry. I am not the biggest fan of Philosophy products and just found about about this cleanser because my mum uses Philosophy.

  7. Donna

    I would love to make my own facial cleanser. I have dry skin and find most cleansers irritate my skin. I am going to checkout this website and try to make something myself. I know there is store in Austin that sells raw ingredients and has recipes on how to make different skin care products.

  8. Michelle

    I have never head any luck with a face wash or cleanser, especially not an organic or natural product. I just breakout. I wanted to find a good anti aging range but so far I have not had any luck whatsoever. I have allergic reactions to almost everything.

    • Shelley

      I have been using raw honey as a cleanser for several months now and am loving the results. I just felt like my face was in terrible shape with the harshness of the cleansers so after some searching, found that raw honey is a great natural cleanser for your face. If I wear makeup, I add a little baking soda to help remove it all; simply wet your face, spoon a little honey on fingers, add baking soda if needed, a drop of water and mix it in your hand. Massage onto face and let sit for a few minutes and rinse with warm water. I follow with some apricot oil and rosehip oil. My hubby and son have said my skin looks great and my breakouts have stopped. If you feel you need a toner, us a little diluted apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball before adding any moisturizer. Check out the Crunchy Betty website for other natural ideas.

  9. ROC

    I am looking for the best organic facial cleanser for oily and combination skin types. I am not interest in natural products, they have to be organic.

  10. Dimity

    I always liked Lancome facial cleansers as well.
    There is another brand called Biotherm that have very good facial cleansers.

  11. Ysabel

    Okay here is my two cents worth and review of the best face washes and cleansers. The best cleansers are Lancome Cream Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser and Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser. Both are amazing. Both are as good as each other. If you haven’t tried them yet, you’ll fall in love.

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