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The 50 Best Liquid Cleansers Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore liquid cleansers are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Liquid Facial Soap - Mild by Clinique

"I have dehydrated hormonal skin. This winter I struggled to find a moisturizer that could keep up with the dryness. I was layering two to three products on every day, still having to reapply throughout the day because my skin felt tight and uncomfortable.I went to Beautypedia to find a perfect moisturizer because I was going crazy trying to find one that worked.After reading I realized it may not be my moisturizer. It may be my entire routine that was the problem. Typically a budget shopper, I realized I was perhaps depriving my skin of the nutrients it needed. I decided to cut back to basics, beginning with a new cleanser.I bought this cleanser (for dry to very dry skin). It was a leap for me as far as price. But I am so glad I did!I followed the instructions and removed most of my makeup first with my makeup remover. Then I massaged this cleanser it into my skin gently, allowing it to sit for a while to break apart all the sunscreen and extra makeup still on my face. I wiped it clean with a warm wet washcloth, careful to rinse thoroughly.My skin felt so smooth, soft and clean!But....It felt uncomfortably dry (as other posters have commented). I was disappointed. I woke up in the morning and my face felt tight and uncomfortable.However, I spent so much money on it and I know that nothing happens over night. Sometimes you have to be patient with skin care. As I didn't notice any new breakouts, rashes, or red spots (in fact my pores appeared smaller and fine lines on my forehead had disappeared) . I decided to keep trying it for a week.By day two my skin felt less dry after use.By day three I needed less moisturizer.By day five my skin felt hydrated and comfortable ALL DAY.Changing to this cleanser has eliminated three steps (and products) from my routine. I'm not sure I can trust my skin to any other product. It's worth the money for me. « less" - clinique.com user

Purity Made Simple One Step Facial Cleanser by philosophy

A limited edition of the number one cleanser in North America - bigger and more adorable than ever.

Liquid Crystal Micellic Cleanser by Evolve Organic Beauty

"When I first saw that Herbal Dynamics was coming out with a Prickly Pear & Vitamin C Daily Face Moisturizer, I was truly excited! I know about the benefits of Prickly Pear Seed Oil, so the fact that HDB was using it in one of their products, had me ecstatic!!! This cream is richly hydrating, but light enough that I can still apply my makeup over it without a hassle. It actually makes it go on smoother! The ingredients are little powerhouse workers that have definitely made a noticeable impact on the way my skin looks. It’s healthier, younger looking, radiant, smoother, and so much softer than before. I use it morning & night and the fine lines that once wreaked havoc on my face are GONE! The deep wrinkles that I had on my forehead have decreased dramatically and my foundation no longer leaves creases where those lines use to be. My skin tone has evened out and its texture is smoother feeling. I just can’t get enough of the Prickly Pear & Vitamin C Daily Face Moisturizer! I give it 5 stars and highly recommend it to anyone that’s looking for a product that actually provides spot treatment for aging skin. Another win for Herbal Dynamics Beauty! Less" - herbaldynamicsbeauty.com user

Foaming Facial Cleanser by cerave

CeraVe Foaming Face Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin has a unique formula with three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) that cleanses and removes oil without disrupting the protective skin barrier.

Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser by garnier

Garnier skinactive the gentle sulfate-free cleanser effectively removes face makeup, impurities and excess oil all while caring for your skin. Rich in glycerin, our sulfate-free foaming lotion softens as it cleanses, so your face is left feeling fresh and clean, never tight or dry.

Liquid Facial Soap - Extra Mild by Clinique

"Just a few days ago I purchased the 2-Dry Combination 3-step kit because I was getting really tired of breaking out and having dry and oily skin and just looking really gross all the time. I've never had clear skin and have tried absolutely everything, even a dermatologist. In literally just 3 days after using Clinique there is a huge difference in my skin, the redness and swelling of my pimples have rediced almost 100% and my skin feels normal, not oily or dry at all. I can't find a single bad thing about this product!!!! I have found my cure to acne! " - clinique.com user

Liquid Facial Soap - Oily Skin Formula by Clinique

Liquid Facial Soap - Oily Skin Formula is the first step in Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System. Now in jumbo size.

Magic Soaps Pure-Castile Liquid Soap Citrus Orange by dr bronners

Dr. bronner's citrus liquid castile soap. Fresh and bright & with an invigorating blend of organic orange, lemon and lime oils! This citrus pure-castile liquid soap is concentrated, biodegradable, versatile and effective.

Brightening Cleanser by Indie Lee

Antioxidant rich Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser gently washes away makeup and impurities to leave the skin hydrated, silky and luminous.

Clinique For Men Face Wash by Clinique

A gentle but thorough cleanser for normal to dry skin.

See No More Deep Pore Cleanser by pür

"I was absolutely blown away with the PUR See No More Deep Pore Cleanser! My experiences with gel cleanser were not good. I have several and they don't seem to get a deep clean. This PUR See No More Deep Pore Cleanser absolutely does. Just a pea size lathers so well and as soon as it touches my skin I feel a breeze feeling. A tingly sensation that doesn't burn. The instructions don't say how long to leave. I have used it in the shower after I apply conditioner to my hair and before I wash it out. Immediately rinse the cleanser and felt the difference on my skin. It was smooth. My skin didn't feel tight or dry. Even my nose are where i suffer from blackhead was smooth and clean. I haven't seen dry patches on my cheeks since using this product. Have used it every day. It really does exfoliate my skin cleaning out every pore. I truly recommend this even for people with sensitive skin because I feel its gentle on the skin and tough on the oil, dirt, and anything else bad that may be on the skin. Less" - purcosmetics.com user

Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer & Cleanser Duo by Tatcha

A daily, oil-free moisturizer and cleanser duo powered by natural Japanese ingredients that purifies, hydrates, and reduces the appearance of pores.

Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser by ole henriksen

A pore-purifying cleanser with powerful AHAs to reduce excess oil and unclog pores, without stripping skin.

Gentle Foaming Cleanser With Shea Butter by Clarins

"Been using this for over a month now and I am in love! It is everything I could possibly want in a face wash! I was on a mission to find my perfect face wash and I do believe I've found it! My skin is sensitive, combination- extremely dry and flaky in some places and oily as can be in others, I am 36 so I am concerned about preventing wrinkles and evening tone and texture, I have some red hyper pigmentation on my cheeks. This works great for all my crazy skin issues. I use it nightly with my clarisonic. This does foam but does not leave a tight feeling as a lot of foaming face washes can. This has an incredibly creamy lotion like texture that feels great on my skin. My face has loved this so far so my quest is over and I will stick with this wash. Highly recommend!" - ulta user

4.7(572)$18.48
Rose Liquid Soap by dr bronners
4.7(572)$18.48

"As I said previously in my review about Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap , long before the days of environmental chanting and the hipness of being green, my family was operating in as much of a chemical free situation as possible. One of the products we used often was Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. We had various fragrances of Dr, Bronner's Castile Soaps, from Peppermint to Eucalyptus, to Almond, and eventually Lavender. Although Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap selection did not originally include lavender scent, it was around eventually and I used it.Dr. Bronner's Soaps come in various sizes from 2 oz to one gallon, and if you have ever used it in years past, you might see that there has been a significant change in the way that it works and feels, and this may or may not be good news for you. The great news is that Dr Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is still made without sodium lauryl sulfate, so it does not strip the skin like sodium lauryl sulfate does. That also means that it won't cut grease for household cleaning as well as it used to, but it still does a good job.It can be challenging to use in the shower, however, because it comes out quickly and I find it goes to waste more than it used to when too much comes out.There are many uses for Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. Here is a list of all of those we or others we know have used it for:* bathing and showers* instead of toothpaste* pet shampoo* dishwashing liquid* mouthwash* aftershave* douche* foot bath* laundry* pest spray* rash proof diaper soap* floor soap* makeup brush cleaner* hair cleansing (although it is a bit harsh for most hair)**Unique Use For This Soap**One of the best uses that I have found for Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap in Lavender, however, has been a rather unusual one. There was a rash that I kept getting on my inner leg near my knee. When it showed up, it would last for months and drive me wild with the itching and the torment it was giving me. Nothing worked, and that was very unusual. Usually I can find a natural method to be rid of most anything. This rash had me stumped.I looked all over and stumbled upon information that lavender is an antifungal and also that some people found relief from rashes using the Clarisonic cleansing brush, so I decided that I would try using Dr Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap on that rash with the Clarsonic brush. What happened stunned me- in two days, the rash stopped itching, and in a week, the rash was completely gone. I have used Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap several times on this stubborn rash, and it always goes away in a day or two.Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is good for bug repellant as lavender tends to repel moths and other bugs more than the peppermint, so I also like to use it for gentle washing of natural fibers such as wool or silks- used very diluted.Dr. Bronner's is easier to find now than it used to be, but it still can be a challenge in some places. We have found Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile soap at some grocery stores, natural foods stores, and www.drugstore.com and www.vitaminshoppe.com.[1]: http://www.viewpoints.com/Dr-Bronners-Pure-Castile-Liquid-Soap-Peppermint-review-59908PerformanceFor those who find the Dr Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap too irritating to sensitive skin, I find that Dr Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is much less tingly on the skin, yet it still cleans as well and smells wonderful. If you found any of the Dr. Bronner's Castile Soaps too drying in the past, I would encourage you to try it now, as it tends to strip the skin less than it used to although I still need a good moisturizer after using it. Dr. Bronner's Lavender Castile Soap is a good value. A container will last a long time and although it is not cheap, it does serve a lot of purposes, and due to its high concentration, a large container can last well over a year depending on how much you use it.ScentDr Bronner's Castile Soap in Lavender is a very pale runny icy amber colored liquid. Compared to years past, the current version is quite runny and not as concentrated as it used to be, however, it is still concentrated, and has many uses. The lavender scent is strong, but not as strong as it used to be. I would say it is about half as powerful as in years past, but it is still nice. « less" - viewpoints.com user

Skin Resurfacing Cleanser by Dermalogica

"The synopsis on the back of the bottle says that you could see results in just one use...seriously? Highly doubtful...until I tried it and found it to be true! It only took ONE use for me to see a subtle change in my skin surface! I know that this sounds too good to be true, but I am at a loss for an explanation of this other than saying that this stuff really works! I'm in my 40's and still have adult acne. I'm not talking about a zit here and there. I'm talking about teenage breakout. I've been using the oily skin line for about 1 week to get my breakout under control, and am now following the care with the aging line that my esthetician recommended. This cleanser actually helped my skin to look more evened from the acne marks as well as I awoke with very little oil on my skin like I normally wake up with. Since it seemed to do so much in one use, I was pretty reluctant to use it day and night, so I've opted for once a day only at night. So far, it hasn't dried out my skin and I'm REALLY seeing results after only about 3 days of using this stuff! It's awesome! I can't wait to see how the brightening system will work with this cleanser!" - nordstrom user

Pore Refining Detox Double Cleanse by Erno Laszlo

"I've been looking for a product like this for some time. I have large pores so a gel cleanser would be beneficial for my face, and I love charcoal in my cleansing products. Since using it, I've noticed that my skin is smoother and doesn't produce as much oil. I do think there is a risk of drying out certain skin types, but I have oily skin and large pores, and I think it's perfect for my skin. The packaging is amazing. The bottle is super cool with the charcoal suspending in the gel. I was given this product for free for testing purposes. " - ernolaszlo.com user

Daily Facial Cleanser by cetaphil

"I have went back and forth on this product in the past and I never understood why. I used to think that the whole reason my face would break out was because I was not using the right cleanser, right toner, moisturizer and acne topical cream but after years of experimenting and puting my face through drying benzoyl peroxide and powerful salicylic acid I found out what everyone should know. All of these prducts where making actually harming my skin and making it worst. Our skin is not meant to be put through all these chemical so I set out on finding the right products to clear my skin and repair it.After I threw out all my bp products and non oil free lotions and cleansers I went through my drawers and found this again. I wanted to use the gentlest products and I believe this is the best for my oily acne-prone skin type.The only products I use now are this cetaphil cleanser, an oil-free moisturizer that contains no acne medication and every once and a blue moon tea tree oil for spot treatment (but I think I can easily stop using this, it's unnecessary now).Other than that the only other thing I do is TRY to drink 8 glasses of water (which I did on the first week of this new cleansing and honestly I believe it one of the most important things). I now know water makes a different on your body so at least drink 6 glasses and you will see skin clearing results in a couple of days. TRUST ME it does make a huge difference.So now my face is clear 95% i have one small pimple on my face because I stopped drinking water for 2 days and ate some greasy chinese food but it is going away alot quickly than it used to before.The water makes my face brighter and my skin also less red from post acne marks, amazing right. And whatever scars I did have they are disappearing.I know this sounds scary to leave all your acne products behind but your skin will thank you for it. The minimal, gentler and more natural you can go the better.Hope this helps. I am only 21 and I feel like saved myself from alot of acne and spending. My skin has never been this clear and I dont have to walk through the acne aisles in the stores anymore, i found this a little embarrassing. Hope this helps you guys « less" - drugstore.com user

Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash by Kiehls

An efficient and energizing face wash.

Complete Cleanser Waterproof  - All Skin Types by L'Oreal

L'oréal paris micellar cleansing water for all skin types is gentle on skin and removes makeup in one step, even waterproof mascara, and dirt. Powered by micelle molecules in water that cluster together to surround and lift away impurities and makeup with no harsh rubbing.

A.H.A. Botanical Body Soap by mario badescu

"I have struggled with acne since I was 13 years old and I always felt helpless. The past few years I noticed I was getting bad breakouts on my chest and back and felt so embarrassed to wear anything low or revealing. I tried everything over the counter cream, Salicylic acid pads, medicated washes. Everything either irritated my skin or did not help at all. I have always really like Mario Basascu's products because they are gentle but really effective! I decided to give this one a try for my stubborn body acne and boy did I see a difference immediately! It's been about a week since I have used the product and I swear all the acne is gone and the scars are sooooo much better!! The smell does not bother me at all however I found this is a little drying but nothing a little lightweight moisturizer can't fix!! Seriously buy this if you are struggling with body acne!! It is super gentle and works immediately!!" - ulta user

Verite Light Lotion Cleanser For Sensitive Skin by Estée Lauder

"I am a 34 year old woman who had been searching for a moisturizer that reduced redness and dry skin, felt light to the touch, and did not interact with my foundation. I've found the solution: Estee Lauder Verite Moisture Relief Creme! Three months ago, I began applying this miraculous "face potion" twice a day after I'd washed my face. Within three days, my once red, irritated, blotchy, dry skin began feeling baby soft. Moreover, Verite Moisture Relief Creme is greaseless and stays smoothe under make-up. Today, my skin continues to look soft and supple thanks to Estee Lauder! After a decade of endless searching for that miracle "face potion", I am elated to announce: "Estee Lauder you have transformed my skin!" Not only do I look better on the outside, but I feel better on the inside knowing that I can be proud of how my skin looks and feels. Thank you Estee Lauder for your affordable, skin-transforming, solution to dry, irritated skin! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="2802607307872009114-full" data-show="2802607307872009114-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - Macy's user

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash by The Body Shop

"I couldn’t be happier with any face wash product. Coming from someone who’s dealt with acne since I was 9 (yes I was seriously 9), this face wash is the real deal. I have oily acne-prone skin on my face, chest, back, and shoulders and no other product has ever worked for me these last 10 years. I’ve tried Proactive, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Clinique, I even had creams prescribed to me from doctors and none of it worked. I can’t stress enough how amazing this tea tree face was is – trust me! If you’re as acne prone and tired of suffering as I am, continue reading! When I first started using the face wash, I had bought the toner and moisturizer with it. Using the toner dried out my skin and using the moisturizer made my skin too oily – it was like I couldn’t win. Then, I started using only the face wash and surprisingly, I’ve never had any problems with my skin being too dry or oily since. Within the first day of using it I saw results. I use this face wash every morning and about once a week I try to use Frank’s Cocoa Body Scrub all over my body to get rid of the extra scars I have and make my skin smoother. Frank’s is another amazing product to consider. I nearly forgot to mention my favorite part about this face wash. Not only does it get rid of and prevent those nasty blemishes, it also works as a scar remover for me. I know I mentioned I use Frank’s one a week, but I’m lucky if I remember to use it once a month. The tea tree face wash is doing all of the hard work. It makes my skin bright and glow, but not in an oily way! I’m very close to finally having clear skin thanks to The Body Shop’s amazing formula. On top of all of the other benefits I mentioned, The Body Shop never tests on animals and this product is 100% vegan. It’s a great price for what it gives you and it lasts for months because using a little bit goes a long way. Plus, if you’ve ever had anything tea tree you know how great it smells. I would recommend this product to everyone, it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made to date. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - thebodyshop-usa.com user

Cleansing Milk with Alpine Herbs Moringa by Clarins

A botanical-based, balancing, lotion-textured cleanser. Cleansing milk with alpine herbs by clarins lifts away makeup and impurities with spa-like efficiency.

Thoroughly Clean Face Wash—Original by Desert Essence

"This is a really good product: its affordable, great for oily skin, and not overly drying. I'm reading a lot of negative comments on the smell of this face wash. It does smell like tea tree oil. It also has wood oil in it. I personally like the smell. If someone is not familiar with the smell of tea tree oil, then i can see why the smell may be off putting for some. As the instructions say... WASH OFF WITH COLD WATER. When you wash this cleanser off with cold water it DOES NOT leave an oily rescudo. If you wash it off with warm water, it does in fact leave an oily film behind. So.. wash it off with cold water. I was in urgent need of finding a new cleanser. I'm in my early 20s. I started to break out with severe acne. Even my family was appalled because of how bad it got. When I started using this cleanser, my acne improved instantly. Im so glad I have found a product that works for my skin type. I do have sensitive skin. I was hesitant on the ingredients at first. This product did not leave any rashes and patchy skin. I was using a Biore cleanser before hand. it was really harsh for the skin, several chemicals, and really low quality. I was looking for a product that didn't test on animals, had no parabens, sulphates, no animal products, etc. I made across this beauty!! Desert Essence :) I love the fact that there is a refill of this product as well. Very affordable." - walmart user

Hydrating Gentle Cleanser by Derma E

Hydrating Cleanser by DERMA E is a deeply moisturizing, sulfate-free cleanser that washes away dirt, oil and impurities with no drying, aging after-effects. Contains Hyaluronic Acid.

Liquid Face And Body Wash by sebamed

"I first heard of sebamed on Allure magazine. I decided to try it since it looked like an insane amount of product for a good price. Plus, it has a 5.5 ph which i wanted to see the benefits myself. I love this. It cleans off makeup COMPLETELY without stripping. and smoothes skin like if you exfoliated.. i dont know why it had that affect but i loved how soft my skin felt. I didn't have to run and put lotion after using this. Balances skin perfectly and reduces breakouts big time! specially during that time of month.I loved it so much, that i ordered my second huge bottle of this face and body wash. I don't ever want to run out. " - drugstore.com user

Working Man's Face Wash by duke cannon supply co

Duke cannon created a face wash that works as hard as you do. Formulated to ward off the effects of double shifts, blistering winds, and bacon grease, it has a refreshing citrus scent and a little grit for optimal cleansing.

All-Over Wash For Face, Hair & Body by Jack Black

Jack black's ultimate guy product. All-over wash - a body, face and hair wash in one.

Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water by garnier

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water with Rose Water cleanses, removes makeup and hydrates skin all-in-1. It lifts away dirt, oil, and makeup without harsh rubbing leaving skin clean and hydrated.

Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser by neogen dermalogy

"I really like this cleanser, including the foam. The foam is very rich and I only need one pump or less to wash my whole face. My face feels squeaky clean (but not dry) and soft after using it. My face also looks brighter after consistently washing my face with it. I don't have much redness, so I cannot attest to the claim that it reduces redness. In terms of cleansing power, it doesn't remove all the dirt from my face, mostly on my nose (I probably just have pesky blackheads). I've seen other cleansers do better, but it does a terrific job otherwise. For reference, I don't do a double cleanse (I use very minimal makeup so I feel it is unnecessary). I can always rely on this cleanser for good results. For example, I like to try different facial cleansers. If my face doesn't like one and starts reacting to it, I can go back to Neogen Dermalogy's Green Tea Real Fresh Foam Cleanser to bring me back to my baseline.One thing I don't like about this cleanser is that I seem to go through the bottle quicker than I would like. I'm about 1/3 done after a month of usage. The bottom part that's filled with green tea leaves is a little bit misleading in how much usable product is in the bottle. Also, if it gets in your eyes, it stings a lot (but most cleansers do that, so I don't count it against this product. Plus, my eyes shouldn't even be open while I'm washing my face in the first place -_-).Overall, this cleanser is dependable and provides the user with skin that will make others envious. It is worth purchasing again. « less" - Sephora user

4.6(590)$33
Facial Wash by PCA Skin
4.6(590)$33

"I'm in my early 20's and acne is new to me. I have never really had a problem with my skin before, but once it started, it has been a challenge to keep away. I actually have combination skin with most of my acne on my forehead and occasionally on my chin I breakout. I have tried all the drugstore acne skin washes, Murad Clarifying cleanser, Dermalogica Anti-bac wash as well as the newer Clearing skin wash, DDF Blemish Foaming Cleanser, MD Formulations wash for problem skin, Bioelements Spotless cleanser, Bliss Clog Dissolving Milk, and found all have been extremely drying and didn't really help clear anything up even when used with a regular acne treating regimen. I hate washing my face and having it feel tight after, which is what most of the cleansers have been for me. I like that pHaze 1 for oily/problem skin never left my skin tight after washing especially on the parts of my combination skin that are on the dry side. I also like how it's been helping me keep my breakouts to a minimum. It's amazing how gentle yet effective it has been for me. I am glad to have finally found a great cleanser for acne and combination skin!" - dermstore user

Rise + Shine Purifying Cleanser by Saturday Skin

A soft, whipped cleanser that combines a hydrating gel with a bouncy, creamy texture for super-fresh, healthy-looking skin.

Instant Foaming Cleanser by Caudalie

"I have sensitive skin and have been using this product daily, twice per day, morning and night at least. I know it may seem redundant, but before using the instant foaming cleanser, I use a gentle facial cleansing bar to make sure my makeup is fully removed. Then I use the Caudalie Foaming cleanser. Although it foams really well, I don't feel like the cleanser would get rid of all my makeup and I really don't wear much to begin with. This cleanser feels smooth on my face, and smells great, like a grapevine. I love the way my face feels and looks after washing it with the product. Never red or irritated. My face looks really clean and bright. I have only been using it for one week and I already see a difference in my skin. My troubling areas are on my chin. I do have blackheads which I tend to pick at sometimes. Grrrr..... At night, I follow up with the Caudalie night renewal cream and my face seems brighter and clear in the morning. I also purchased the Caudalie Value Set, which comes with the brightening essence, radiance serum, and the renewal cream. I think using the products altogether has helped make the improvement in my skin so quickly. I would purchase this product again. If you'd like to try, but do not want to spend a lot, I would buy the foaming cleanser, and definitely the brightening essence which will help even the complexion, especially from breakout discoloration. Then follow with a moisturizer." - sephora user

White Tea Purifying Cleanser by arcona

ARCONA's White Tea Purifying Cleanser is an antioxidant-rich facial cleanser that purifies as it tones, leaving skin clarified and refreshed.

Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash by Elemis

The elemis dynamic resurfacing facial wash encourages the skins natural cell renewal cycle, actively smoothing and refining whilst gently exfoliating away any dead skin cells that dull the complexion. Skin appears smooth and radiant as a newly cleansed complexion is revealed.

Clearing Skin Wash by Dermalogica

"I've never had major issues with my face [related to acne]. But my face has always been overly-sensitive and dry in areas making it more prone to random breakouts. I had a temperamental t-zone in my teens and early 20's followed by little to no issues in my late 20's to early 30's - during which time I was using a basic gel cleanser and oil free lotion. Suddenly, at the age of 35, I started to experience pore congestion in the t-zone area again. I was off the pill for the first time in years and I was older. Yay. Because my pores were so clogged [mostly on my upper cheeks near my nose, on my nose, and between my eyebrows], I figured I should be looking for a product with Salicylic Acid. Unfortunately though, all of the products I found in the drugstores were meant for teenage acne, nothing mild enough for adults. Of course, out of desperation, I tried several products [with 2% salicylic acid] and the results were terrible. They made my face blotchy, dry, itchy, and even more oily which resulted in more pore irritation and breakouts.Finally, this past fall my friend suggested I check out Dermalogica products. Because I'm a creature of habit, I first tried the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. It didn't make my skin worse, but it didn't make my clogged pores any better either. So then I ordered the Clearing Skin Wash with 0.5% Salicylic Acid. My face looked better immediately. It looked better, it felt better, and here I am a few months later and my skin continues to look amazing. All of the congestion I had is completely gone. I can run my finger over my skin and it's smooth and not covered in tiny bumps anymore. Most days I wash my skin with this cleanser morning and night followed by my usual lotion - I haven't found a Dermalogica moisturizer yet that's light enough for my skin.My only wish is that this product would have more anti-aging ingredients coupled with the Salicylic Acid, but other than that, it's perfect. Please don't ever discontinue this product - I love it! « less" - dermalogica.com user

Cleaner Clean Face Wash by basis

"I've used soo many different cleansers in the past, and this is the one that I'm sticking to after going through all the other ones. First of all, it has this wonderful citrusy smell that just takes me to a far and better place while I close my eyes and foam away. Secondly, it does a good job getting all the dirt and oil off your face without drying your skin out afterwards. There is no tight and dry spot on my face after washing my face like other cleansers tend to do. It keeps your face hydrated and moisturized which is hard to say for other cleansers with harsh chemicals. I have sensitive and acne prone skin and this cleanser never irritated it or inflamed my skin. It has aloe and lemongrass, which is why I guess it smells soo good! It can even take off your makeup, but I usually wipe my makeup off with a towelette beforehand. It's also very affordable and you can find it in the drugstore. It cleared up most of my blemishes and didn't cause me any breakouts. I love it because other cleansers or scrubs I've used before doesn't smell as nearly good as this one and this is the only product that's soo gentle on my skin and does its job without drying my skin out, which would lead to more breakouts and inflamed skin in the end. It lasts a long time too, because you only need a little bit of gel to foam and wash your face. The size of the cleanser is also generous, unlike other expensive brands that are smaller in size and aren't even as good. I've switched from product to product until I found the perfect one which I'm proud to say is this one. I hope they'll never discontinue this cleanser, because I don't know what I would do without it! « less" - viewpoints.com user

Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser by Alpha H

"I have very sensitive pale skin with ongoing cystic hormonal acne. With even less than two weeks I'm so happy see a huge difference with calming the redness, healing the acne, and shrinking pores. This has caused no irritation like many other cleansers. I purchased a regime of items, so I can't say for sure how it is on it's very own, but I love the clean hydrated feeling it leaves and pleasant smell. I use this once a day before bed paired with the willow serum, clear skin spot treatment, and probiotic moisturizer, as well as the probiotic mask every other night. In the morning I only use the serum/moisturized because it still feels clean. Would definitely recommend. I only hope my skin doesn't get too used to it. " - buynaturalskincare.com user

Benefit Clean Gentle Cleanser by cosmedix

"I have been using way to many products since forever, and have been struggling with breakouts popping up here and there. Whenever I see a new amazing product, I get way too over excited and start using it too much. Lately I have been over exfoliating my sensitive, acne prone skin with to many lactic acid toners, not being consistent at all. I have been scared that if I don't clean enough and exfoliate enough, my skin will breakout and get clogged up. This is not the case!! Key is keep it simple, use a few good products, including a good gentle cleanser. The first day I used this, my skin calmed down. The second day, my current breakouts had almost disappeared. The third day, the upcoming pimples that had been the result of over exfoliating have magically almost faded away completely. I have heard "keep it simple", "less is more" many times, and now, with a few really good products, I cannot agree more. This product is truly AMAZING. Keeps your skin so soft and smooth, gentle, clears up and keeps your skin's natural moisture intact. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you Cosmedix! Less" - cosmedix.com user

Gentle Cleansing Wash by purpose

"I've been using this facial cleanser for about a couple months and so far I really love it! It's very, very gentle on your skin and doesn't cause any irritation. I have combination oily/dry skin and it doesn't dry my skin out or make it oily. I haven't had any issues with breakouts because it's so gentle. It truly is as gentle as using just water. It's soap-free, oil-free, hypoallergenic, and won't clog up pores. This cleanser lathers very well, too. You only need a little bit (dime size) and rub it around in your hands to create a really nice, creamy lather. I use it in the shower in the morning and in the evening before bed (before I apply moisturizer). I also like the smell (although the smell isn't very strong at all). It's a nice, gentle smell and is not at all perfumey. It reminds me of Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo (the company that makes this is also Johnson & Johnson, somaybe that's why). This also got the Allure magazine 2008 beauty award (Editor's Choice Award). I really recommend this cleanser if you want something that's very gentle on your skin. It's also very affordable. This is all you need to get your face clean and works wonderfully. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__expand-link pd-reviews__translate-span" data-hide="-3181862908112038268-full" data-show="-3181862908112038268-short" jsaction="pdui.tvc">« less</span>" - viewpoints.com user

Green Tea Castile Liquid Soap by dr bronners

"I came across this product through one of my favorite Youtubers (HeyParis) and she raved about this soap. I'm always a bit iffy about following skin care recommendations because what might work for one person, may not work for another. But what finally convinced me to try this soap was the natural ingredients, and I am so glad I did! I've always had acne prone skin and have tried so many cleansers, even Cetaphil. None of them had results like this! I can honestly say I saw results in just 2 days (Washing twice a day). And after a week, my skin is the clearest its ever been in my life (I'm 20). I will definitely continue to purchase this soap and recommend it for everyone to try, if not for a facial cleanser, then as a body wash. " - ulta.com user

Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin by Clean & Clear

"Okay so I have extremely sensitive skin to the point where just a change in mood makes me break out in red blotches etc. I have this very special kind of break out on my skin that is not necessarily acne but like a red, flacky, bumpy rash and no matter what I used, it either only irritated it more or made my skin overdry to the point that no matter how much moisturizer or vaseline I would put on it a few hours later you could see the flakes again. About a month ago my skin got so bad I was embarrased to be seen. I went out and bought the Essentials sensitive skin line cleanser, toner, and dual action moisturizer and a couple of days later my skin looked better and now two weeks later my skin is literally almost back to the way it was before I hit puberty. Clear, no bumps, less irritation, no overdried skin. It's so gentle I am able to use it twice a day. I cannot believe how well this has worked for me and I know that continous use will only make it look better and better. Will continue to use this for sure. So excited to see my skin look the best it has in over 5-6 years!" - walmart user

Pure Castile Soap - Hemp Peppermint by dr bronners

Dr. bronner's peppermint liquid castile soap. Thier most popular scent & with a peppermint burst so pure it tingles! Scented with organic peppermint oil to cool skin, clear sinuses and sharpen mind.

Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk by ren

"I have acne prone skin, with a tendency to get congested very easily. I'm always looking for cleansers that will cleanse effectively, yet not dry out my skin. This milk cleanser definitely does that. My skin has never been happier! If you find that this does not remove your makeup effectively, try double cleansing. I use my hands to massage this on my wet face to loosen the makeup and remove the superficial dirt and rinse quickly, then I go in with my clarisonic and cleanse again to a really deep clean.I only double cleanse at night though when I get home after a day of full face makeup. In the mornings I only cleanse once with my clarisonic.This is a beautiful product. Feels so good on my skin, and has helped make it the best skin I've had in my 20s so far, along with the HydraCalm day cream of the same line. I used to use the Mayblossom Tzone gel cleanser, but found that it dried my skin out. My skin feels balanced and normal after using this instead. It also feels soft, and has become smoother and definitely calmed my redness down....I'm convinced...might try the frankincense night cream to round out my skincare routine... « less" - Sephora user

Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser by Jack Black

This 2-in-1 facial cleanser and toner from jack black, removes deep-down dirt and oil for clear, smooth, shave-ready skin. Gently cleanses without over-drying

SkinActive Gentle Sulfate-Free Foaming Face Wash by garnier

"I have sensitive aging skin, and have had the hardest time finding a good facial cleanser! Most make big claims, but at the end of the day, they all tend to leave my skin tight, cause random breakouts, sometimes patchy red chemical burn areas, and stripped of moisture. Not to mention they don't seem to cleanse well. Especially when it comes to removing makeup. That's until I tried this face wash. First of all, it's free of all harmful chemicals and ingredients, which I love. It comes out a soft creamy texture, and stays that texture as you massage it into the skin. That texture changes into a cleansing foam once you rub wet hands over face. Some foaming cleansers don't really foam up. This one does, and it does a good job of getting skin clean. Not to mention it removes every bit of makeup! Even hard to wash waterproof mascara, eyeliners & long wear lipstick! Somehow it does all of that without stripping the skin's moisture or feeling tight! I put it in my shower, and my fiance commented that he really liked it. He has super sensitive skin, so that comment is huge! I can honestly see this product making in on some beauty award lists. The final selling point is the price! A cleanser that can give luxury cleansers a run for their money for a fraction of the price?!? Yes, please! I would recommend this to anyone! Especially if you're someone that has a hard time finding good a cleanser, and care about the ingredients.* I received this product complimentary for testing purposes. However, this is my honest review and thoughts on this product!#GarnierSulfateFree #contest « less" - Garnier user

Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam by Shiseido

"My first impression of this product is that it is THICC and that the smell was perfume-y and overwhelming. The texture of the product is really...gooey? If you put this product under two fingers it strings, which is kind of bizarre. Applying this to my face even with a lot of water felt like I was applying a mask. Then I started rubbing it into my skin, I could already start to feel my was being stripped while also feeling slightly suffocated by the scent. My face afterwards felt wayyyy too clean - tight and unpleasant. Even trying to re-hydrate my skin with other skincare steps couldn't get rid of that feeling. I would say if you have really oily skin then this might be for you, but anyone with normal to dry skin, or heck, even sensitive skin, I wouldn't recommend. " - yesstyle.com user

Witch Hazel Pore Clarifying Cooling Cleanser by Bioré

Give acne prone pores the one-two punch with Bioré Witch Hazel Pore Clarifying Cooling Cleanser! Formulated with witch hazel, this daily cleanser deep cleans & treats blemish prone skin leaving a clearer complexion.

Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser by Neutrogena

Neutrogena's ultra gentle daily cleanser works in a new, skin-friendly way to leave you with clean yet natural soft skin. The non-stripping formula thoroughly removes excess oil, dirt, makeup without over-drying or irritating skin.