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Top 10 Energizing Face Washes

Skip The Barista—Start Your Morning Off Right with One Of These Energizing Face Washes

Skip The Barista—Start Your Morning Off Right with One Of These Energizing Face Washes

Mornings are hard enough as it is, so it’s safe to say we could all use a little help waking ourselves up. Aside from your morning cup of joe, another great way to kickstart your day is through an energizing face wash. Waking up starts with your face after all, so why not give it a little boost? The following 10 products are formulated with ingredients like caffeine and vitamin C that help wake up the skin and jump-start your day. Awaken your senses with the citrus scents and gentle exfoliators found in these cleansers. Click through to shop through our top picks for energizing face washes and prepare yourself for a refreshing new morning routine. Opening image: @cleanandclear

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March 21, 2018

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Yes To Coconut Energizing Coffee 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser Stick

Our Score

USERS SAID: “What an amazing find! I plan on stocking up in case they discontinue. This made my skin feel so soft but not greasy. Love the exfoliation from the coffee grounds left you feeling clean. Perfect blend of scrubbiness and moisturization. And the stick makes it fun to and easy to use.”

BEST FOR: Those who just can’t get enough coffee


Elemis Biotec Skin Energizing Skin Care System

Our Score

HELPFUL TIP: A little goes a long way with this luxurious cleanser

USERS SAID: “Elemis is by far one of the best skin care products out there. This cleanser is excellent! As a spa product it has a great scent and as a cleanser it is excellent!”


Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Love love love this stuff. It really cleans skin without being harsh. It feels like it’s dissolving every little piece of dirt and dead skin then rinses clean and bright and not oily at all! Worth the price.”

HELPFUL TIP: Can be used wet or dry.


Clean & Clear Morning Burst Facial Cleanser with Bursting Beads

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The invigorating scent and refreshingly light feeling

BEST FOR: The gel cleanser works on all skin types 


Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Gentle Exfoliating Treatment

Our Score

BEST FOR: Sensitive skin; the gentle formula uses a delicate exfoliant

USERS SAID: “My skin is dry and sensitive. Finding an exfoliant that didn't strip my skin raw was a challenge. This stuff is perfect. It doesn't leave my skin raw and gets rid of those flakes. Lovely.”


OLEHENRIKSEN The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser

Our Score

BEST FOR: Evening and brightening all skin types

USERS SAID: “I love this product and use multiple Items from this line. It's not super expensive and lasts a long time and I really like the way it makes my skin feel.”


Kiehl’s Since 1851 Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash

Our Score

USERS SAID: "My husband uses it and loves it. He has used it for years now and will not use any other facial cleanser. I also use it once in a while. It has a tingling sensation which I love. Highly recommend!"

BEST FOR: The men in your life who are looking for an addition to their morning routine—gift this and then steal it for yourself! 


First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Caffeine Matcha Wake Up Wipes

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The quick and easy application that comes with wipes 

USERS SAID: "These are really great wipes. They smell fantastic and leave my skin feeling refreshed. Plus there is no sticky residue like some wipes leave behind. Perfect for stashing in your gym bag. All-in-all love!"


Murad Essential-C Cleanser

Our Score

BEST FOR: Fighting and protecting against harsh environment effects 

USERS SAID: "My number one cleanser. I currently use the whole Murad Essential -C line. I always look forward to washing my face with this cleanser. It has a mild, citrus-like scent. Takes just a little to wash your whole face and it gives an instant glow. Would definitely recommend."


Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser

Our Score

BEST FOR: This dual cleanser and exfoliator is best for all skin types. 

USERS SAID: "This smells and feels amazing! It really wakes me up and brightens my face. I hope they never discontinue this. I will always buy this!"

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