Five best face cleansers

Cleansing is undeniably the most important step to great skin. Keep it simple and gentle. And be faithful - morning and night

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Spectro Jel Cleanser for Blemish-Prone Skin


 
Spectro Jel Cleanser for Blemish-Prone Skin

Pro pick: Spectro Jel Cleanser for Blemish-Prone Skin, $13.

This is one of the best basics around — unfragranced and perfect for sensitive skin.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash


 
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

Nice price: Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, $10.

This light foaming cleanser won’t dry out your skin and contains salicylic acid, which helps heal and protect from future breakouts.

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil


 
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil

Splurge-worthy: Shu Uemura Ultime8 Cleansing Oil, $48.

Remove even the most stubborn types of makeup and leave your skin feeling moist and clean with this iconic oil.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel


 
Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel

Most innovative: Philosophy Purity Made Simple Foaming 3-in-1 Cleansing Gel, $26.

Ideal for oily skin, this cleanser is gentle enough to remove eye makeup. Bonus: It will look pretty in your bathroom, too.

Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk


 
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk

Eco chic: Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Milk, $40.

This creamy cleanser’s natural ingredients maintain your skin’s pH level, which is key for sensitive types.

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