Face wash

Our daily skincare routine begins with a cleanser or face wash, and hence, it should be effective and the best from the rest. The first step in choosing the winning face cleanser would be to analyse your skin type. Whether it’s oily, combination or dry, there’s a perfect cleanser for you somewhere out there (or better yet, in here).

In addition to our natural skin types, there are various factors that affect our skin’s needs. Weather, exposure to the sun and pollution, eating and drinking habits—in a nutshell, our lifestyles, can cause changes in our original skin types.

Now, with summer (hello humidity, tans, and pigmentation) enveloping us in all its glory, it’s rather necessary to peek into our cabinet and see whether we need to make any changes to our cleansing routine.

We have rounded up 10 best-selling cleansers that are perfectly suited to tackle the heat, and aligned with your skin type too.


Organic pharmacy cleanser

The Organic Pharmacy, £32.95

Skin Type: Sensitive Skin

The Organic Pharmacy Rose & Chamomile Cleansing Milk is a gentle rinse-off potion that’s ideal for removing dirt and light makeup. Rose and Chamomile calm and soothe sensitive skin, leaving it soft and supple.



Loccitane cleanser

L’Occitane, £19

Skin Type: Dry Skin

A gentle daily cleanser that removes makeup and impurities for all skin types, the non-drying formula is enriched with nourishing shea oil 5 which transforms into a soft emulsion when rinsed with water. It helps to preserve the skin’s natural hydration.


Murad cleanser

Murad, £25

Skin Type: All Skin Types

Murad Refreshing Cleanser is a lightweight daily face wash which removes makeup, dirt and other impurities to leave skin feeling fresh, clean, and silky smooth. The cucumber extracts are cooling while the white ginger and algae extracts have a healing effect on zits and blemishes.

Aveda cleanser

Aveda, £16.20

Skin Type: Sensitive Skin

This aroma-free cleanser for sensitive skin removes makeup, impurities, and environmental pollutants, and helps maintain the skin’s moisture balance with key ingredients like olive and coconut oil. The inclusion of organic baobab oil helps maintain the moisture barrier.


Clinique cleanser

Clinique, £18.50

Skin Type: Dry to Dry-Combination

Clinique Sonic Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam is a mild cleanser that helps clear and prevent blemishes, removes dirt and excess oil, and unclogs pores. It’s has a calming and soothing effect on the skin, and is very effective in reducing redness.

Sukin cleanser

Sukin, £8.10

Skin Type: All Skin Types (particularly dry skin types)

Essential oils and botanical extracts work to remove makeup and surface grime as it nourishes the skin with oils of rose hip, avocado, and wheat germ. An infusion of aloe vera, burdock, horsetail, and nettle will leave the skin feeling clean and clear too.


Origins cleanser

Origins, £28

Skin Type: Ageing Skin

This Origins Plantscription gentle foaming cleanser with anogeissus plus jasmine flowers and conditioning oat protein helps dissolve dirt and impurities and releases dead cells. It battles free radicals, leaves your skin looking plumper and more radiant, and smoothens out the surface with some light exfoliation.

Vichy cleanser

Vichy, £12

Skin Type: Acne-Prone Skin

This paraben- and soap-free cleanser is suitable for both men and women of all ages with combination to oily skin. It will eliminate impurities and tackle excess sebum (oil) while reducing shine and deeply cleansing your pores without over-drying. It is enriched with salicylic acid, totarol, eperuline and glycolic acid.


Kiehls cleanser

Kiehl’s, £15

Skin Type: Normal to Oily Skin

Here’s Kiehl’s first oil-free, paraben-free, perfume-free, sulfate-free and silicone-free cleansing foam. It thoroughly removes impurities and visibly reduces excess oil on the skin’s surface. Enriched with Imperata cylindrica root and lemon fruit extracts, the formula leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed without over-drying.

Bobbi brown cleanser

Bobbi Brown, £32

Skin Type: Dry to Normal Skin

The ultra-soft formula featuring a blend of sweet almond, jojoba and avocado oils works to break down face makeup and remove impurities without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Chia seed oil, a potent anti-inflammatory, helps soothe skin and reduce the appearance of redness.

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