Best facial cleansers that will leave your skin squeaky clean

A cleanser for all skin types.

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Any dermatologist worth their salt will tell you that after sunscreen the second most important product your face needs is a good cleanser. Thoroughly washing your face twice a day (AM and PM) washes away impurities, make-up and even excess oil while hydrating your skin and leaving it feeling fresh.

However, the only problem is choosing the correct cleanser for your skin. Of course, once you do find that dream cleanser it’s gonna stay with you forever. But getting there is a struggle, especially considering how flooded the skincare market is and all the chemicals that go into formulating some of the cleansers that sit on the shelves. Not to worry though, we did all the leg work so you wouldn’t have to, by curating a list of all the best cleansers for the different skin types. Take a look and start adding to your cart! 

Dry skin  

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser 

Looking for a good skin cleanser that doesn’t further dry out your already dry skin can feel like a Herculean task. But the Ultra Facial Cleanser is up to the job. It’s packed with the goodness of apricot kernel oil, vitamin E and avocado oil. This cleanser dissolves all make-up, debris, and pollutants while not overstripping your skin but hydrating it.  


Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild  

Formulated especially for dry to very dry skin, this cleanser from Clinique lathers up to loosen all impurities from the skin. It protects the natural balance of the skin and leaves it comfortably hydrated. 


Oily skin  

82E Lotus Splash Conditioning cleanser with lotus and bioflavonoids 

The latest drop from Deepika Padukone’s self-care brand, the Lotus Splash cleanser is enriched with purifying lotus extract and bioflavonoids. Its gentle and lightweight formula helps to remove impurities like dirt, excess oil and make-up. It maintains the PH balance of your skin and leaves a non-greasy glow behind. 


 L’occitane Cream-To-Foam Face Wash   

If you want luminous skin that doesn’t look like a bottle of oil overturned on it, check out the L’occitane cream-to-foam face wash. When applied, the cream turns into a dense foam that leaves the face looking luminous without it being overly greasy.  


Sensitive skin  

Skeyndor Aquatherm Delicate Cleansing Milk  

This cleansing milk from Skeyndor is designed to cater specifically to sensitive skin. It cleans your face while keeping your skin’s easily agitated nature in mind. Not only that, but this cleanser also works to reduce your sensitivity threshold, calms the skin and reduces redness and inflammation.  

₹ 2,120

Clarins Soothing Gentle Foaming Cleanser 

If you’re looking for a cleanser that gently cleanses, softens, and soothes the skin without irritating it further, try this one from Clarins. Its silky foam gently and effectively removes impurities, makeup, and pollution while preserving the skin's natural microbiota. 

₹ 2,100