Purify your skin and remove makeup with the best of the bunch when it comes to cleansers. We’ve selected some of our favourites which are suitable for all skin types and enriched with antioxidants to protect further pollutants.
Excessive cleansing can dry out and irritate the skin and since many of us cleanse as a way of removing makeup, it’s more than likely that we’re going cleanse regularly. This makes it important to find a gentle and nourishing cleanser that doesn’t strip away the skin’s moisture.
These cleansers will work wonders for the heaviest of makeup while nourishing and purifying your skin along the way.
1. Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, £35.00
This one’s an all rounder. A classic gel-oil cleanser which removes makeup and impurities. The formula is enriched with a lovely blend of Vitamins A, C, E and pumpkin enzymes.
2. Liz Earle Cleanser, £16.00
This cleanser sells every 20 seconds around the world. It’s one of the best-selling beauty products out there. With a track record of over 100 beauty awards it’s a cult classic and beauty essential.
3. Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, £40.00
A luxurious and gentle cleanser with a 100% active base of natural oils all sourced from the UK. This one’s a fantastic option for the more mature complexion, enriched with padina pavonica, a powerful anti-ageing activate.
4. BalanceMe Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm, £20.00
A great choice for sensitive skin. The formula includes a trio of cocoa butter, mango and shea to hydrate and nourish with added oat powder to gently exfoliate away impurities.
5. L’Oreal Paris Fine Flowers Cleansing Milk, £5.99
This one sounds delicious and is packaged in a candy floss coloured pump bottle, which we must say looks fairly appetising too. The added rose is deeply soothing and comforting and the milk makes makeup removal easy.
As part of The Body Shop’s best-selling vitamin E range, their gentle face wash is a creamy and nourishing daily cleanser that won’t strip your skin of moisture. Your face will feel soft and refreshed after use, rather than that too-tight feeling common for those with dry skin. It’s ideal for dry skin, delivering a deep clean while the skin’s moisture.
A foaming, pH-balanced cleanser by Kiehl’s that removes even the most stubborn mascara. The formula includes nourishing apricot kernel oil, avocado oil and Kiehl’s signature ingredient, Squalane. All of which restore moisture and encourage suppleness.
Burt’s Bees offer a creamy moisturising formula that’s 100% natural. The cleaning agent is Soap Bark, an ingredient well known for it’s efficacy in removing dirt, oil and debris. The cream is enriched with Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Echinacea to moisturise and soften the complexion.
An award-winning daily facial cleanser that gives skin a deep clean without leaving it dry and tight. The cleanser contains 12 essential oils making the formula ideal those with sensitive skin. It’s considered the number one cleanser in America and is having a similar reception in the UK, receiving gleaming reviews from happy customers.
A no-fuss, simple cleanser that’s extremely effective. No running water or vigorous scrubbing is required with the no-rinse formula and it still leaves your skin squeaky-clean, while removing makeup. The water contains clever cleaning agents, which act like magnets to impurities. It’s perfect for those who want to keep their pre-bed skincare routine simple and quick.
Although a little pricey, the consensus in the customer reviews is that a little goes a long way and only a pea-sized amount is needed for each use. Clinique’s foaming cleanser is ideal for combination to normal skin types (since it’s foaming it’s best for those with dry skin to stay away and go for a creamier formula). The cleanser is a classic of Clinique’s and has been a staple of many women’s skincare routine for decades.
Perfect for sensitive skin, Elemis’ soothing cleanser is enriched with nourishing chamomile, lecithin, vitamin E & F, which harmonise to calm the skin while removing impurities and nourishing your complexion.