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Find The Best Cruelty-Free Face Wash For Your Skin Type

by Suzana Rose

Feb 15, 2021

There's nothing more basic than a good cleanser. Even if you don't use skincare, using soap can irritate and dry out the skin on your face, which is why it's recommended to use a well-formulated cleanser with a proper pH. No matter what your skin type is, I've gathered the best cruelty-free face wash for your in the list below. There's even options suitable for sensitive skin.

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The recommendations are split into 3 sections:

  • Dry or sensitive skin: gentle cream cleansers
  • Normal skin: Gentle foaming cleansers
  • Combination and oily skin: foaming cleansers

Based on your skin type, scroll to the relevant section. Keep in mind that these are just suggestions, and you can use any face wash you prefer.

We included many affordable options, and all products are listed from least to most expensive.

Gentle Cream Cleansers for Dry or Sensitive Skin

These cleansers have a creamy or milky consistency and they are effective at cleaning your face while also leaving it hydrated. They don't strip away all the moisture, and for this reason they're ideal for those with drier skin.

Those with sensitive skin might also benefit from these cleansers, since they're less harsh than the foaming type.

If you'd like to remove makeup with these cleansers, you can use a damp facial cloth to wipe it away.

Here are the most gentle cleansers:

Gentle Foaming Cleansers For Normal Skin

These are foaming cleansers, however they're formulated to be gentle. Many skin types can get away with these cleansers, so they're not limited to normal skin.

If you'd like a bit more oomph from your face wash, but you don't want to be left with skin that feels dry, these products are ideal.

Foaming Cleansers For Combination and Oily Skin

Most people regardless of skin type typically go for the stronger face washes, and these are the most common on the market. It's not always necessary to go for a foaming face wash, especially if you don't have oily or acne-prone skin. Harsher face washes can dry out your face with long-term use.

That being said, some prefer the "squeaky clean" feeling a gel or foaming face wash provides. These are some of the best cruelty-free foaming cleansers:

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I hope you were able to find a cruelty-free cleanser for your specific skin type and needs.

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  • Anita says:

    You’re wonderful for doing such compassionate work! Love the name of your site. Thanks for the updates and good info.

    Stay well!

  • Madelyn says:

    This is the most helpful website. I wanted to switch all of my home products to cruelty free alternatives and this website has answers all my questions. SO HELPFUL <333

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