Using a special facial cleanser can be very rewarding in the long run, since they contain ingredients that keep your skin hydrated and they never strip the skin’s protective layer. Check out some of the best facial cleansers in 2014.
From gentle non-foaming cleansers that keep even the most sensitive skin irritation-free to dermatologist tested cleansers that do more than just remove impurities, try any of these top picks and you won’t regret it.
Boscia Soothing Cleansing Cream
Ideal for normal to dry and combination skin, the Boscia Soothing Cleansing Cream should be applied on dry skin and massaged thoroughly with circular motions. Its sulfate-free formula includes a unique blend of botanical emollients, including carrot root, jojoba leaf and chamomile, that manage to remove every trace of makeup and dirt while leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian
With a soft milky texture, the Clarins Cleansing Milk with Gentian is definitely one of the best facial cleansers of 2014, at least for oily and combination skin. Its soothing and calming effect is best achieved if you warm it to body temperature in your palm before application, then placing your hands on your face for a suction effect that contributes to radiant and refreshed skin.
Chanel Gel Pureté
A gel cleanser that mixes the astringent properties of meadowsweet extract with the anti-pollution effect of tulip tree extract, the Chanel Gel Pureté can help prevent free radical damage, while helping your skin feel fresh and clean. Another key ingredient in this formula is bioglucane which helps protect your skin’s natural barrier.
Bioelements Sensitive Skin Cleanser
One of the best facial cleansers in 2014 for sensitive skin, this oil cleanser gets rid of pollutants, along with sebum and makeup, and doesn’t leave any residue on the skin. Its olive oil base has a soothing effect on your skin, leaving it radiant. This dermatologist tested formula will also protect the skin from moisture lost for longer.
Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser
Featuring a pH-balanced formula that can deeply clean your pores, this one-step facial cleanser uses infusions of carrot, sage and chamomile. Gentle enough for the eye area, where the skin in thinnest, the Philosophy cleanser leaves behind a residue-free finish after getting rid of all the dirt, makeup and excess oils.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates, this multitasking gel cleans your skin of all traces of makeup and impurities without stripping it of moisture. Thanks to soy extract, borage seed oil, cucumber extract, and rosewater, the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser also improves your skin’s firmness and tone. It’s one of the best facial cleansers of 2014 in the soap- and fragrance-free category.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
Using extracts from olive fruits and leaves, this mild cleanser is completely free of synthetic dyes and fragrances, along with petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, and phthalates, making it an excellent choice for sensitive skin. The nourishing formula of the Perricone MD Gentle Cleanser helps your skin feel softer and refreshed.
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
A great option for all skin types, this non-comedogenic and ceramide-rich formula helps replenish your skin, while also enforcing its role as a protective barrier. Thanks to hyaluronic acid, it works as well for oily skin as it does for dry, which makes it one of the best facial cleansers in 2014.
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Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Cleanser
If you want more than just cleansing power, The Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Cleanser delivers a mix of rose hip oil and willow bark extract, which helps keep your skin hydrated for longer, while also encouraging cell turnover. Essential fatty acids also help keep your skin soft and contribute to a better texture.
Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Definitely one of the best facial cleansers in 2014 for dull and congested skin, this cleanser can also help reduce discoloration while keeping your skin soft. Glycolic acid helps this cleanser make your skin radiant, but its exfoliating power makes it less suitable for the eye area.