Natural facial cleansers are a perfect addition to any skin care routine. The skin is the largest organ in the body and consumes a huge amount of chemicals that we add to it on a regular basis. It’s not a good idea, therefore, to put something on yours that you wouldn’t put in your mouth. Organic cleansers harness the strength of nature’s most powerful fruits, vegetables, spices, and clays to cleanse, heal, and nourish the skin dramatically — without the use of gnarly chemicals.
In fact, natural cleaners can be just as successful as their traditional equivalents (some even do a good job of removing super heavy makeup), so you don’t have to make any trade-offs for quality. Whether you’ve got dry, allergic, acne-prone, ageing, oily or average skin, there’s an organic face wash out there that’s sure to work wonders for your skin.
Cleansing your face is without a doubt the most critical step in skincare. Compared to multi-tasking serums and holy grail facial masks, cleaners still don’t get the same hype surrounding them, but without washing, no other skincare items can work! A natural facial cleanser is important for your skincare routine.
With a lot of cleaners out there on the market, which one is best for you? First of all, we can take out a large portion by removing all cleansers that contain ingredients such as sulphates, parabens and fragrances, among others that don’t benefit your skin. For more information about why such ingredients are dangerous, see my article Ten Ingredients to Avoid in Beauty Products.
The cleaner you need is non-toxic, gentle and effective. These will also have ingredients that function with your unique skin type and skincare objectives. This may sound obvious, but sometimes we see a very common product that we want to buy, but maybe it’s not the perfect product for you.
Here I have mentioned the best non-toxic and natural facial cleanser that suits various skin types and needs.
OSEA Cleansing Mudd
My cleanser prescription for oily skin is also from OSEA. I love their stuff, what can I do! The Ocean Mudd Cleanser formula is made from a mixture of organic algae that decongests oily and bleach-prone skin. Seaweed is a super-food product, rich in minerals, amino acids and vitamins. Jojoba oil helps reduce the oil content of your hair, keeping the skin smooth. Wild basil, tea tree, and peppermint have a calming and tingling feeling for a very satisfying end result!
True Botanicals Nourishing Cleanser, Clear Collection
True Botanicals ‘Nourishing Cleanser from their Clear Collection is the ideal face wash for acne-prone skin. This gentle cleanser eliminates surface impurities while also providing light exfoliation to help decongest the pores. This doesn’t dry your skin, which just exacerbates your acne. Black willow bark provides natural salicylic acid for exfoliation, whereas green and white tea provide strong antioxidant defense. It’s always mildly scented with sandalwood, so do I have to say more?
Naturopathica Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm
This Naturopathica cleaning balm offers a luxurious spa treatment for your parched skin at home. The thick cream glides softly and effortlessly, and quickly helps to remove the makeup and impurities. Manuka Honey provides an antibacterial component but, more importantly, works to improve the skin’s moisture barrier. The moisture barrier is important for dry skin as it holds moisture trapped in the skin. Royal jelly peptides also function for the same ends and facilitate skin regeneration.
One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil
Vitamin B Enzyme Washing Oil is the best oil cleaner I’ve ever used. It’s one of my favorite skincare items of all time! The oil is thick and glides effortlessly over your skin. In a tiny amount of water, the oil becomes milky as it splits all the gunk on your nose. Fruit enzymes from pumpkin and papaya seed oil provide a gentle exfoliation while omega-rich sunflower seed hydrates and enriches the skin. Personally, I didn’t like the scent of this drug, but everyone else on the planet seems to like it. Although I didn’t like the scent, I kept using the product because it was so sweet. The fragrance is tropical and a lot of people find it very relaxing.
Odacite Blue Aura Cleansing Water
This creative product is a recent recipient of the Byrdie Eco Beauty Awards as it goes beyond the typical no-rinse cleaner. This drug uses micelles, small oil balls that trap dirt and impurities, in aloe vera rather than water, offering extra hydration to the skin. Neem, turmeric, and holy basil help protect against skin-damaging toxins that can damage your skin. If you know that you have a hard time washing your face every day (I certainly do) this simple and efficient way of cleaning is important for you!
Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser
Tata Harper’s Regeneric Exfoliating Cleanser offers a comprehensive exfoliation to expose fresh, but gentle skin to use every day. With natural apricot microspheres and white willow bark extract BHA, this cleanser offers both physical and chemical exfoliation. Around the same time, olive oil and calendula extract are used to hydrate and soothe the skin.