The Best Face Washes and Cleansers for Every Budget
By Megan Deem
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Whether you're washing your face in the morning to start the day fresh or at night to remove your makeup and any accumulated grime, a good facial cleanser is a universal must.
Some people like foams while others prefer bar soaps, and we all want skin that’s devoid of dirt and oil and doesn’t feel tight or stripped when we’re patting our face dry.
The six face washes below offer something for every skin type, fit a range of budgets and get the job done exceedingly well. And not one of them will leave you with buyer’s remorse.
Ahead, shop ET Style's picks of the best facial cleansers on the market.
Charcoal has the ability to draw out impurities from the skin like a magnet. This foaming face wash is loaded with that amazing ingredient but won’t dry out the skin the way some other charcoal beauty products do. Also, the price is right.
Gentle enough that even sensitive complexions can handle it, this scrubbing cleanser quickly and easily whisks away the dead surface cells that can dull skin’s glow. It also contains soy extract for an extra boost of brightness.
If you’ve ever thought that your face-washing routine could be more fun, this is the cleanser for you. Made with antioxidant green tea and vitamin E, it uses soap-free bubbles to lift off dirt, oil and makeup.
Perfect for skin that’s easily inflamed, this soothing gel reduces redness and swelling with a mix of lavender and cucumber. It’s also free of potential irritants, such as sulfates, parabens and phthalates.
One of the first balm cleansers, this essential oil–based classic melts away even stubborn waterproof mascara without the need for tugging or pulling on delicate skin, especially around the eye area.
Each product has been selected, and each product’s style has been reviewed, by our editorial team; however, we may receive affiliate commissions from some links to products on this page. Prices listed are subject to change by the retailer.