Skip to main content

The Best Facial Cleansers You Probably Don’t Have

5 minute read

By Check

While it’s true that what works for one person may not work for another, quality facial cleansers all have traits in common. Here are the best facial cleansers you probably don’t have:

Considerations to Make When Shopping for Facial Cleansers

Major advances have been made in the world of skincare over the last few decades. If it’s been a while since you’ve shopped around for facial cleansers, you’re sure to be surprised by today’s offerings. Some things to keep in mind when looking for top-quality facial cleansers include:

Based on the criteria outlined above, as well as various other factors, the following four products top the list of today’s best facial cleansers. As you’ll see, it’s unlikely to see these on the shelves of your local drugstore. However, you’re sure to find that these products more than deliver in terms of effectiveness, ease of use, and affordability.

Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing and Makeup Remover

All too often, face washing is a two-step process, as makeup must be removed first. This product handily does away with this issue, working just as effectively to remove makeup as it does to cleanse the skin.

First, consider the price. At just $14 for a 6-ounce bottle, this product manages to almost exclusively contain all-natural ingredients. The only exception is the fragrance, which contains artificial ingredients. Fortunately, the gentle apple scent is not too overpowering and shouldn’t bother most people.

As the name implies, Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing and Makeup Remover is safe, natural and suitable for everyday use. It contains no parabens, sulfates, phthalates, dyes, or other harsh ingredients. Its soapy-yet-creamy consistency is reminiscent of a thick, soothing lotion. When applied to and massaged gently into damp skin, it delivers incredible cleaning power that leaves skin feeling fresh and new. The only caveat? Compared with some similar cleansers, this product may leave behind a bit of makeup if care isn’t taken.

Although this product is suitable for all skin types, those with sensitive skin may find that it dries out their skin a bit too much. Otherwise, this natural facial cleanser is a solid choice for anyone who wants healthy, glowing skin.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple

At a cost of around $30 for a 16-ounce bottle, this facial cleanser treads the line between reasonable and excessive. If used twice per day, it will set you back by around $5 per day, which sounds daunting but is well worth it because it actually works.

Indeed, this gentle cleanser is safe and effective for all skin types, and many people swear by it and are very loyal to it. Its creamy, milky consistency is almost like lotion, so it is easy to apply and feels great. Unlike the Neutrogena cleanser that is highlighted above, this product is made entirely out of natural ingredients. It features mild, natural fragrance oils that lend it a subtly plant-like scent that you’re sure to love.

This product is designed to be massaged gently into damp skin for 30 to 60 seconds. From there, just rinse and pat the skin dry. Please note that the only real drawback of this product is that although it’s effective for all skin types, it may exacerbate the issue if you are prone to dry skin.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

By now, most people are aware of facial cleansing oils, which started hitting their stride a few years ago. Counterintuitive though it may seem, applying the right kinds of oil to the skin doesn’t just cleanse it thoroughly but it hydrates and nourishes it at the same time.

The primary ingredient of this innovative cleanser is olive oil. When massaged gently into dry skin, the oil and other natural ingredients gently sweep impurities out of the pores. At a cost of around $28 for a 6.7-ounce bottle, this product works out to around $4 per ounce.

Although it’s a bit pricier than other top facial cleansers, DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is in a league of its own. It’s especially popular for soothing and nourishing dry winter skin.

Yes To Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser

Rounding out our list is Yes To Cucumbers, which works best on normal to dry skin. Suitable and effective for sensitive skin, it is 98-percent natural. You won’t find any parabens, chemical sulfates or other harsh irritants.

Loaded with soy proteins that deliver unbeatable moisturizing capabilities, Yes To Cucumbers was the winner of the Allure Best of Beauty in 2012. Like other products on this list, it acts to gently remove makeup and cleanse the skin. It rinses clean easily, revealing fresh, clean skin.

The only drawback of this cleanser – and it’s something that won’t bother most people – is its subtle artificial fragrance. In fact, the fragrance is the only ingredient here that isn’t completely natural. However, the scent is quite mild, and most people hardly even notice it.

At just $6 for a 7-ounce bottle, Yes To Cucumbers costs less than $1 per ounce, making it delightfully affordable and well worth trying.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, you don’t have to pay a lot more to use facial cleansers that are gentle, effective and free of harsh chemicals and other artificial ingredients. Chances are that one or more of the products highlighted above will fulfill all your facial cleansing requirements. Switch from whatever you’re currently using to one of the cleansers on this list, and you are sure to be shocked by what a difference today’s top facial cleansers can make.

Syda Productions /




Clearing the Air: Unmasking the Real Facts About Laser Hair Removal Beauty

Clearing the Air: Unmasking the Real Facts About Laser Hair Removal

Key Takeaways While there are many myths surrounding the procedure, laser hair removal is a safe and effective method for managing unwanted hair. The upfront costs can be expensive, but the long-term savings on razors, waxing appointments, and other hair removal products make laser hair removal very affordable. Over time, laser hair removal has emerged […]

Read More about Clearing the Air: Unmasking the Real Facts About Laser Hair Removal

4 minute read

Skin Tightening Treatments: Exploring the Pros, Cons, and Everything In-Between Beauty

Skin Tightening Treatments: Exploring the Pros, Cons, and Everything In-Between

Key Takeaways Utilizing radio frequencies, lasers, or ultrasound techniques, skin tightening treatments offer a less risky, non-invasive alternative to surgery. These treatments require minimal downtime and can be used on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, abdomen, and arms. Skin tightening procedures require constant maintenance and frequently involve additional expenses. In the […]

Read More about Skin Tightening Treatments: Exploring the Pros, Cons, and Everything In-Between

4 minute read

Transform Your Smile: 7 Best Teeth Whitening Toothpastes of 2023 Beauty

Transform Your Smile: 7 Best Teeth Whitening Toothpastes of 2023

Key Takeaways From traditional brands like Crest and Colgate to specialty toothpastes like Tom’s of Maine and Rembrandt, there have never been so many quality options for a whiter smile. While each of these seven brands can remove surface stains, they are unable to alter the natural color of your teeth or lighten deeper stains. […]

Read More about Transform Your Smile: 7 Best Teeth Whitening Toothpastes of 2023

4 minute read