A proper skincare regime is vital to maintaining a healthy and youthful glow. After discussions with five skincare experts, Reviews.com put together a wonderful guide to the best facial cleansers after reviewing over 300 face washes and their ingredient lists. Below I have summarized their key findings, to read their full guide click here!

They took the following steps to find the best cleanser:

  1. “We skipped over any cleanser meant to treat specific skin conditions, like acne or excessively oily skin.”
  2. “We removed anything with harsh, oil-stripping ingredients.”
  3. “We nixed any contenders with controversial ingredients.”

And the best facial cleanser goes to…. Cellex-C Betaplex Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Cellex-C Betaplex Gentle Foaming Cleanser was “An easy winner for its mild ingredients, uncomplicated components, and superior cleansing capabilities.” This pleasant smelling cleanser contains 12 ingredients, which include aloe, lactic acid, and bisabolol. After use, the reviewers skin felt smooth, moisturized, rejuvenated and clean.



In addition to Cellex-C, they found the best cleanser without sodium laureth sulfate to be Skyn ICELAND Pure Cloud Cleanser. The best drugstore face wash was said to be CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser and exfoliator Kate Somerville Exfolikate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash.

Reviews.com also tested these products when trying to remove mascara, the results are shown below.