Washing your face would seem a easy task. Just pick up a cleanser, and go, right? Well, just not. The cleaning portion of your skincare routine is perhaps the most significant according to celebrity esthetician Renée Rouleau. Using any old cleanser is thus not in our best interests. Rather, it is easier to find one that fits best for your specific form of skin, with ingredients that are good for your skin, rather than harsh and dry.
Our skin isn’t all one-size-fits. Far from it, really. Below, top dermatologists and estheticians show their favorite cleansers to be used on their patients and on themselves.
Keep reading to find the best face wash that suits you.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Cetaphil’s gentle formula has a cult status, non-offensive, readily available, and transcendent of both time and trends. It’s humbly successful, it works on any form of skin, and it’s loved by everyone: dermatologists, famous people and people with good skin in real life.
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
Both dermatologists and owners of sensitive, finicky skin love this antioxidant-packed, fragrance-free cleanser for its ability to cleanse while soothing irritation. The formula is pH-balanced and infused with a soothing aloe. It whips into a lovely, lightweight cream which helps to maintain the natural acidity of the skin , making flare-ups less frequent and keeping the skin protected and supple.
Banila Co Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm
This multitasker removes the makeup and cleans it gently, all while you feel like a dessert for your face. When it reaches the skin, the smooth, sherbet balm texture melts into a heavenly oil and then turns into a mild, milky cleanser until water is added into the mix. You’re left with a soft, makeup-free skin and a face massage that you didn’t know you needed.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
The soothing gel formula is soap-free and naturally foams alone (thanks to an ingredient called quillaja saponaria, better known as soapbark.) It completely rinses off the day’s debris without bringing all the moisture with it onto your skin.
Erno Laszlo Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse
This luxurious gel cleanser gives you a double cleanse in a single pump in two measures. The photogenic black charcoal beads suck all the gunk out of the pores, while the fruit enzymes smooth the skin and a kale protein mix leaves you fed up. Your face should feel cleaner than normal and squeaky but not the slightest bit taut or cut.