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Top 10 Best-Selling Facial Cleansers

Clean up with these top-selling cleansers that'll give you a fresh face...

Clean up with these top-selling cleansers that'll give you a fresh face...

One thing you really, absolutely, truly need to do every morning and evening – wash your face. We know that sometimes, when the night goes on and on, the only thing you want to do when you return home is hit the sack. However, you can't skip this step – sleeping in your makeup without removing all the product, dirt and oil on your face will only come back to bite you in the form of future blemishes. To keep you clean we've rounded up the top ten cleansers for every skin type. Oily, dry, combination...we've got it all. No one likes to wake up in the morning looking like a hot mess with concealer and eye makeup smudged everywhere, so do yourself a favor and take two minutes to cleanse before you slumber and start your day – your skin will thank you. 

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September 14, 2015

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The Rankings


Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash

Our Score

This drugstore best seller is a staple for a reason. It cleans deep to remove all of your makeup, oil and more, leaving your skin fresh and cleansed for moisturizer and anti-aging products. 


St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub

Our Score

This one's a winner. When you need to get a deep clean, scrub yourself clean with this award-winning scrub that comes equipped with 100% natural extracts and exfoliants for a natural clean that'll have your skin glowing. 


Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Our Score

It's not a great feeling to get to your hotel and realize you left your favorite cleanser at home and now have to make do with a bar soap that'll leave a filmy layer on your skin. Throw this travel-friendly cleanser in your bag and never have to worry about it again. 


Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cleanser

Our Score

You can always put your faith in Kiehl's. Featuring nurturing emollients such as squalane, apricot kernel oil, Vitamin E and avocado oil, this natural cleanser will keep you hydrated while it strips your skin of all dirt, oil and makeup.  


Philosophy 'Purity Made Simple' One-Step Facial Cleanser

Our Score

This fragrance-free cleanser is the winner of awards for a good reason – everyone loves it. It's an editorial favorite and boasts tons of positive user reviews, and the people and those at the helm of beauty blogs can't be wrong. 


Clinique Liquid Facial Soap

Our Score

Developed by dermatologists, your skin will never have that tight, uncomfortable feeling after you cleanse it with this facial soap that removes signs of pollution from your visage – city dwellers, take note!


Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser

Our Score

Give yourself a small, continued thrill when you treat your skin to this detoxifying cleanser that'll immediately open and de-clog your pores for a comfortable, all-encompassing cleanse. 


DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Our Score

We know it sounds a bit counter-intuitive to cleanse your skin using only an oil, but stay with us: Moisturize your skin and take dirt and oil out of the equation (and even waterproof mascara) with this hydrating oil that'll leave you moisturized and fresh. 


Cetaphil Daily Face Cleanser

Our Score

Those with blemish-prone skin know this one. Recommended by dermatologists, this essential daily cleanser will gently yet effectively cleanse your skin and leave it in the perfect place for any acne-fighting medications. 


CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

Our Score

Another favorite of dermatologists, this non-comedogenic formula will safely strip your skin of any makeup, dirt, and oil. After all, it's number one for a reason – take a look at the user reviews and order some immediately. 

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