Choosing the right cleanser is essential for healthy skin. Cleansers contain surfactants that attract and adhere to dirt and oils so that they can be easily rinsed away. The types of surfactants, as well as other ingredients like botanicals, moisturizers, and exfoliants, vary based on skin type. Click through the slideshow for 10 of the best facial cleansers to suit every skin type.
10 Fantastic Facial Cleansers for Every Skin Type 1 of 11
Normal Skin 2 of 11
Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
This creamy cleanser with soothing botanicals is fantastic for everyday use for normal or combination skin.
Available at Nordstrom $19.50
Combination Skin 3 of 11
Origins Checks and Balances
A longtime favorite of mine, this cleanser soothes dry areas while normalizing oily ones.
Pick it up at Origins $21
Dry Skin 4 of 11
Boots No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm Dry/Very Dry
Now that winter is upon us, this is my go-to cleanser. It cleanses skin gently, leaving my face feeling soft and hydrated.
Found at Boots $8.49
Oily Skin 5 of 11
Kiehl's Ultra Oil-Free Cleanser
Formulated for oily skin, this cleanser helps regulate oil production and leaves skin feeling fresh without over-drying.
Available at Kiehl's $19.50
Sensitive Skin 6 of 11
Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Cleanser
This sulfate-free cleanser has a satisfying but non-drying lather that many sensitive skin formulas lack.
Found at Arbonne $24
Uneven Skin Tone 7 of 11
Elure Advanced Facial Wash
This skin brightening cleanser helps fade dark spots without hydroquinone.
Get it at Lovely Skin $21
Acne Prone 8 of 11
Jan Marini Benzoyl Peroxide Wash 2.5 Percent
If your skin isn't too sensitive, a cleanser with benzoyl peroxide is most effective at fighting acne due to its antimicrobial properties.
Found at Dermstore $30
Very Sensitive 9 of 11
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
This ultra gentle suds-free cleansing lotion is staple in my home. I even use to remove makeup.
Pick it up at Walgreens $7.79
Exfoliating 10 of 11
DDF Glycolic 5 Percent Exfoliating Wash
Using a cleanser with glycolic acid is great for anyone wanting a little extra exfoliation. They work wonders on people with enlarged pores or blackheads.
Found at DermStore $39
Men 11 of 11