The Best Face Washes for That Squeaky-Clean Feeling
Many of us put a lot of stake in our skincare. We’ll blow our budget on serums and eye creams, while the most important step in our selfcare ritual oftentimes gets thrown to the wayside. Investing in a good face wash is more than just monetary. In fact, the best drugstore face wash options are on a par with many of the pricier options. The real investment comes in the time it can take to find the right formula for your unique skin type. Once you find the best face wash for your individual needs, prepare to see your complexion transformed. Take a look through our picks for the best face wash to find a few that deserve a spot on your bathroom sink.
Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser
Sensitive skin can get a deep clean without fear of irritation or drying with this super gentle face wash.
Buy: $10; amazon.com
St. Ives Fresh Skin Face Scrub Apricot
Gentle exfoliating walnut shell powder paired with a subtle fruity apricot fragrance elevate your daily face washing ritual to spa-worthy experience.
Buy: $4; target.com
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
There’s a reason why your derm is always recommending CeraVe—it was developed with dermatologists. The result? A super gentle formula that’s ideal for all skin types.
Buy: $11; walmart.com
Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser
Looking for that squeaky-clean feeling? This cleanser will get you there.
Buy: $7; ulta.com
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
This is the first step in Clinique’s 3-Step Skin Care System, though you shouldn’t let that hold you back. This cleanser is good enough to use a la carte.
Buy: $19; clinique.com
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser
Red, dry, and irritated skin? Try this fragrance-free cleanser that won’t leave skin with that tight post-wash feeling.
Buy: $21; sephora.com
Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Give this gentle cleanser a try. Don’t be surprised when it doesn’t work up to a lather—the light green gel will get the job done, sans suds.
Buy: starting at $2/2 oz. bottle; nordstrom.com
Farmacy Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser
You’re going to love this cleanser. We sure did. Coconut, honey, sugar, and a blend of botanicals combine to provide a deep clean that leaves skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
Buy: $28; sephora.com
Olay Gentle Foaming Face Cleanser Fragrance-Free
Treat delicate skin to this rich, fragrance-free lather.
Buy: $6; walgreens.com
Fresh Soy Face Cleansing Milk
This creamy, dreamy cleanser will gently wash away makeup and the grime of the day, leaving skin that feels soft and soothed.
Buy: $38; sephora.com