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29th Aug 2019

Tried and tested: Here are the seven best facial cleansers you’ll honestly ever use

Rebecca O'Keeffe


You’re welcome.

Skincare can be a tricky business

Most of us spend years trying and testing products, struggling to find what’s right.

One of the most important things you can use on your face is cleanser.

Makes sense, when you consider you should be using it twice a day, every day.

So with that in mind, I decided to share with you lovely people some of the most amazing cleansers I have ever used.

And trust me, I’ve used a fair few in my day.

So here they are – the best cleansers out there at the moment.


Cream Cleanser – Eminence Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser.

This gorgeous creamy cleanser gently removes impurities from your skin. It’s infused with chamomile, arnica and rosemary, making it absolutely perfect for sensitive skin that might be prone to redness.

Gel Cleanser – Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser.

This is the ultimate daily face wash! You can use it on dry skin to dissolve away makeup and grime, or on wet skin as you start your day. The creamy gel formula is made with a blend of five skin conditioners so your face is left feeling healthy and soft, never tight.

Foaming Cleanser – La Roche Posay Toleriane Softening Foaming Gel.

This is actually the cleanser I’m currently using, and I have to admit – I cannot get enough of it!

It has been specifically formulated for sensitive, reactive skin prone to dryness, tightness, redness, itchiness or burning. This baby has left my skin feeling refreshed, relieved and gently cleansed.


Oil Cleanser – Trilogy Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil.

This certified natural, silky, pure plant cleansing oil effortlessly melts away make-up and impurities, transforming from an oil to cleansing milk when emulsified with water.

Enriched with nourishing rose-hip, sweet almond and papaya, this gentle cleanser, cleanses skin without stripping it’s moisture, leaving skin feeling soft, hydrated and perfectly clean.

Milk Cleanser – PIXI Hydrating Milky Cleanser.

This gorgeous skin treat is a soothing cream cleanser that conditions and moisturises the skin with coconut, probiotics and willow bark extract.

This rich, moisturising formula thoroughly cleanses the skin while still being gentle enough for all skin types, including very dry skin.

Water Cleanser – Clarins Water Purify One Step Cleanser.

All the pleasure and freshness of cleansing with water… without using actual water!

In one easy step, this cleanser promotes a feeling of “waterrinsed” cleansing. It gently removes light makeup and impurities without any lather, leaving your skin revitalised with pure radiance!

Exfoliating Cleanser – Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash.

This daily face wash encourages the skin’s natural cell renewal cycle, actively smoothing and refining whilst gently exfoliating away any dead skin cells that dull the complexion.