The Best Face Washes and Cleansers for Every Budget
By Megan Deem
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Whether you only cleanse your face at night as a way to remove your makeup and the day’s grime or you also wash your complexion in the morning to start the day fresh, the fact of the matter is facial cleanser is a universal must.
Some people like foams, others prefer bars, but we all want skin that’s devoid of dirt and oil and doesn’t feel tight or stripped when we’re finished with the washcloth.
These six face washes offer something for every skin type (and budget), get the job done exceedingly well, and won’t leave you with buyer’s remorse (and a full bottle of cleanser you won’t be using ever again).
Shop our picks of the best facial cleansers out there.
Charcoal has the amazing ability to draw out impurities from the skin like a magnet. This foaming face wash is loaded with the ingredient, but won’t dry out the skin the way that some charcoal beauty products do. Also, the price is right.
Gentle enough that even sensitive complexions can use it, this scrubbing cleanser quickly and easily whisks away the dead surface cells that can dull skin’s glow. It also ups its brightness factor with the addition of soy extract.
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.