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:
ELF Daily Face Cleanser
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