My Top 5 Cleansers

Words by Matt Huxley

One of the most fundamental aspects of cleaning your face is cleansing. It’s the initial step. The one that removes all the makeup, oils, sweat, dirt, and other crap that builds up during your life on your face.

I probably don’t cleanse as much as I should. I find that my skin reacts better if I use a toner or a face wipe daily and then a cleanser as I need it. But if you wear heavy makeup every day, or were outside for long periods of time, for example, I would strongly suggest cleansing daily. It allows your skin to breathe and replenish itself, leaving you with clearer, more beautiful skin.

What are my favourite cleansers? I’m glad you asked. Here they are.

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5. Simple Skincare Cleansing Lotion

This is quite a good cream cleanser. I find that it generally works best on pre-cleansed skin, or skin without any makeup on. I generally prefer a foaming cleanser to any cream cleanser, which is why this one is so low.

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4. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Cleanser

This is a really nice foaming cleanser. It works up into a lather easily and it doesn’t have too many nasties in it. The one issue I have with it is that it can sometimes be a little harsh on my skin. Therefore I only use it when my skin really needs a stronger clean.

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3. Ole Henriksen Melting Cleanser

I love me a jelly cleanser, and this is the best I’ve encountered. Rub it on your face, makeup an all, then wipe it over with water. The cleanser will turn to a milk and takes off all the crap without being drying or harsh. I really enjoy this product.

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2. Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser

This is the first charcoal cleanser that I’ve used, and It’s really good. It doesn’t foam up much but it gives the skin a really nice deep clean. It’s not harsh and I think that it’d be suitable for all skin types.

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1. Garnier Anti Shine Cleansing Gel

A beautiful foaming cleanser, this is my favourite out of the products I currently own. It’s not my overall fave – that would be the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. But this is a very good dupe for it. It foams up incredibly easily, takes off the grime, and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and flawless. Plus it’s super affordable. Win.

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