Best Face Wash

Best Face Wash

Cleaning your face at the end of the day is an important part of any beauty routine. As we all know, sleeping with makeup on is a big no-no. For the best results we recommend using a facial cleansing brush along with your choice of face wash.

Your skin type determines which face wash is best for you. Jump to our best face wash reviews :

Best Face Wash For Oily SkinBest Face Wash For Dry Skin
Best Drugstore Face WashBest Face Wash For Sensitive Skin
Best Natural Face WashBest Face Wash For Acne
Glycolic Acid Face WashBest Face Wash For Blackheads
Best Foaming Facial CleanserBest Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash

Purity Face Wash

Purity face wash from Philosophy is our pick for the best face wash for normal skin because it’s gentle and removes virtually all traces of makeup and sunscreen. It has a light pleasant fragrance and doesn’t have much of a lather.

The most effective way to use Purity Face wash is to massage onto damp skin especially concentrating in the areas where you would like to remove makeup such as the eye area. After massaging your face thoroughly for approximately a minute simply rinse. It cleanses effectively and thoroughly without leaving your skin dry or stripped.

Purity Face Wash Ingredients

water (aqua), sodium lauroamphoacetate, sodium trideceth sulfate, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, coco-glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) alcohol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, aniba rosaeodora (rosewood) wood oil, geranium maculatum oil, guaiac (guaiacum officinale) extract, cymbopogon martini oil, rosa damascena extract, amyris balsamifera bark oil, santalum album (sandalwood) oil, salvia officinalis (sage) oil, cinnamomum cassia leaf oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil, piper nigrum (pepper) seed extract, polysorbate 20, glycerin, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, citric acid, imidazolidinyl urea, yellow 5.

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 Best Face Wash For Oily Skin – Cetaphil Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash

Cetaphil foam wash was designed specifically to meet the needs of oily and acne-prone skin with zinc technology in order to decrease shine. It’s gentle and won’t disturb the pH balance of your skin. This cleanser reduces shine while rinsing completely clean.

Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash Ingredients

Water, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Glycerin, PEG 75, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Masking Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA.

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 Best Face Wash For Dry Skin – Cerave

Cerave face wash is an affordable cleanser that is excellent for dry skin as it is super hydrating. Cerave hydrating cleanser is non-comedogenic, non irritating and formulated by dermatologists. It contains ceramides which hydrate and smooth the skin as it cleanses. Reviewers noted that Cerave face wash left their skin feeling clean and hydrated without any residue.

Cerave Face Wash Ingredients

Purified Water, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate and Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-II, Ceramide 1, Hyaluronic Acid, Cholesterol, Polyoxyl 40 Stearate, Glyceryl Monostearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

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Best Drugstore Face Wash – Purpose

Looking for an affordable drugstore face wash that won’t break the bank? You absolutely can’t go wrong with Purpose Face Wash. It’s super affordable and extra gentle and doesn’t strip your skin dry. We love the fact that it’s packaged in a pump bottle for convenient and hygienic dispensing. The scent is extremely mild and Purpose face wash leaves your face clean without any residue.

Purpose Face Wash Ingredients :

Ingredients : Water, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Lauroampho Pg-Acetate Phosphate, Fragrance, Quaternium-15, Tetrasodium EDTA.

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Best Face Wash For Sensitive Skin – Olay Sensitive Skin

Have sensitive skin? Olay Sensitive face wash offers a rich foamy lather and is 100% soap, oil and fragrance free.

This dermatologist recommended face wash is allergy tested and removes all traces of oil and dirt leaving skin clean and refreshed. One user noted that this cleanser was able to remove her eye makeup and foundation off. Another noted that she had fewer breakouts after using this product.

 Olay Sensitive Skin Foaming Face Wash Ingredients

Water/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Glycol Distearate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide Mea, Laureth-10, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin.

Olay Sensitive Foaming Face Wash


Best Organic & Natural Face Wash – Oz Naturals Ocean Mineral Facial Cleanser

Looking for an organic and all natural face wash? Oz Naturals contains powerful ingredients including rich ocean minerals, rose hip oil and vitamin E in order to cleanse skin gently and effective. It is formulated without any alcohol, parabens or sulfates.

The 92+ ocean minerals nourish and repair skin while the botanical formula soothes and hydrates. Oz Naturals Ocean Mineral is a natural & organic cleanser safe for all skin types.

Only a small amount is needed in order to create a rich foam. Users reported clean skin without any dryness and a wonderful light fragrance that smells like “an herb garden after a rain”.

This natural face wash is made in the U.S with 72% organic ingredients.

Oz Naturals Ocean Mineral Facial Cleanser


 Best Face Wash For Acne – The Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash

The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Face Wash is a wonderful natural alternative for acne prone skin and works to fight existing acne, prevent future acne and control oil and shine.  This Tea Tree face wash produces a generous lather without drying or irritating acne prone skin.

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The Body Shop uses Community Fair Trade Ingredients and is cruelty free.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil  Face Wash Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Alcohol Denat., Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Allantoin, Citric Acid, p-Anisic Acid, Benzophenone-4, Menthol, Sodium Hydroxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Limonene, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, t-Butyl Alcohol, Denatonium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Caramel, Yellow 5 Lake, Blue 1.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash


 Best Glycolic Acid Face Wash – Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash is a mild 3% glycolic acid face wash that works to exfoliate the dead surface skin cells in order to encourage fresh skin to emerge.

A glycolic acid face wash can be particularly beneficial for those who have cystic acne or blocked pores.

Peter Thomas Glycolic Acid Face Wash

Active ingredients include panthenol which hydrates and clarifies. Allantoin works to soothe and calm irritated skin.

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid Face Wash Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycolic Acid/Arginine, Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Quaternium-15, Methylparaben.

Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 3% Facial Wash


 Best Face Wash For Blackheads /Benzoyl Peroxide Face Wash – Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask

Neutrogena Clear Pore is a classic but very unique product because it can be used either as a daily cleanser or intensive mask for deep cleansing and extra oil control.

Reviewers who used this face wash for blackheads noticed smaller pores and smoother skin. This face wash contains 3.5% benzoyl peroxide in order to kill blackhead and breakout causing bacteria.

It is highly recommended to use a SPF sunscreen with this cleanser since benzoyl peroxide will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. When it comes to value it’s hard to beat Neutrogena Clear Pore because it contains the same active ingredient (benzoyl peroxide) as the much more expensive Proactiv.

Neutrogena Clear Pore is excellent for getting rid of blackheads and fighting inflammatory redness from acne but it can be drying.

Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser


 Foaming Facial Cleanser – Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser

Clinique’s Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser lathers up to a creamy foam lather while cleaning off dirt, oil and makeup. Ingredients include soothing botanics which leave skin hydrated and supple. This cleanser is recommended for those with dry-combination to oily skin types.

Clinique Rinse Off Foam Cleanser

Clinique’s Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser only takes a small amount to produce a generous amount of foam.  Reviewers noted that it was effective at cleaning of stubborn eye makeup. Another reported fewer blackheads.

Clinique’s Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser