The 8 Best Face Washes To Know Now


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Sea Radiance Gentle Cleanser ($35): My new go-to dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman, created this two-piece line, which includes this moisturizing cleanser and a phenomenal eye cream. The former was designed to hydrate without irritating or stripping away essential oils, thanks to hyaluronic acid and soothing organic chamomile. I love that it imparts massive softness while never clogging a single pore.

Biore Baking Soda Powder Scrub Cleanser ($10) If you’ve been traveling, self-tanning or just want to achieve facial tabula rasa, this inexpensive baking soda-spiked sends flakiness the way of Hannah and Fran’s relationship.

IXXI Elixir Velvety Cleansing Milk ($29) This no-rinse option (very French, by the way) is extra gentle and is formulated for every skin type. The entire IXXI range features pine bark OPCs, a powerful antioxidant and skin protectant that hails from a pine forest in Biarritz, France.

Skinceuticals LHA Cleansing Gel ($28) My favorite summer cleanser, this foaming face wash does a great job exfoliating, brightening and controlling acne, thanks to its combo of salicylic and glycolic acids. It leaves my skin refreshingly tingly.

DCL C Scape Enyzmatic Gel Cleanser ($28) When I want to get enzymatic with it while upping my antioxidant ante, I reach for this Vitamin C-infused wash. It’s mild enough for all types of skins, but removes makeup and leaves my complexion glowing and unclogged.

Alba Botanicals Evan Advanced Sea Lettuce Cleansing Milk ($11) If natural is your thing, this makeup-assassinating milk is going to be your new favorite. I like to pair it with my Clarisonic for extra exfoliation.

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash ($24) This citrus-scented, elegantly textured wash leaves silky soft skin in its wake, thanks to teensy exfoliating micro beads.

StriVectin Instant Retexturizing Scrub ($29) I keep this one in my shower to slough skin if I’m feeling less than luminous. Bonus: its brightening capabilities work wonders on the backs of the hands, as well.


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