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The Best Face Wash by Skin Type

Your search for the right cleanser ends here.
October 19, 2022


Facial cleanser may just be the most important skin care product in your skin care routine because, without it, the rest of the products in your routine can’t function properly. Of course, moisturizer and SPF are equally as important, but a good face wash is vital for cleansing the skin of dirt and impurities, removing makeup and creating a clean canvas for the rest of your skin care. 

But cleanser is not one-size-fits-all, and discovering the right one to complement your skin type can make a big difference in the overall health and appearance of your skin. Whether you have dry skin, oily skin or combination skin, your search for the perfect cleanser can finally come to an end. Read on for the best cleansers for every skin type and concern.
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The Best Face Wash for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, it might be a good idea to stick with a gentle cleansing option like a cream cleanser since you don’t want to use something that’s going to strip your skin of moisture. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Radiant Smoothing Cream Cleanser is specially formulated to nourish skin and boost radiance while gently exfoliating and removing all traces of impurities and face makeup. 

Use it in the morning as a gentle cleanser to start your day and at night or as a second cleanse after removing makeup. Your skin won’t feel dry and tight after washing, which will create the perfect base for the rest of your skin care routine.

The Best Face Wash for Removing Makeup 

Removing makeup is a tough job and you’ll need a cleanser that’ll totally remove any residue. The L’Oréal Paris Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser Waterproof - All Skin Types works to purify the skin of makeup, oils and dirt without stripping moisture. 

Grab a cotton round, saturate it with the micellar water, then swipe it over your face to remove all traces of makeup — even waterproof mascara — with no harsh scrubbing required. Follow it up with your favorite cleanser to complete the double cleanse.

The Best Face Wash for Dull Skin 

Dull skin benefits from exfoliation, and what better way to do that than with an exfoliating cleanser that can gently buff away dead skin cells. The L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Bright Reveal Brightening Daily Scrub Cleanser is formulated with gentle micro-pearls and glycolic acid to gently exfoliate and brighten the skin while improving skin tone, texture and clarity. 

The Best Face Wash for Oily Skin 

Oily skin needs a cleanser that is capable of purifying the skin and managing excess oils, so look no further than the L’Oréal Paris RevitaLift Derm Intensives 3.5% Glycolic Acid Cleanser. This water-based cleanser contains glycolic acid and salicylic acid to resurface skin texture, minimize the look of pores and unveil a brighter tone. Save this for your night regimen and as a second cleanse to prep your oily complexion for the rest of your routine.

The Best Face Wash for Combination Skin

If you struggle to define your skin type or if you have combination skin, you may want to stick with a facial cleanser that suits everyone. The L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean All Skin Types Foaming Gel Cleanser is suitable for all skin types and works to lift dirt and impurities off the skin’s surface without drying it out.

The Best Face Wash for Mature Skin

As your skin matures, it loses moisture, nutrients and natural oils, which can result in drier skin. The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser is a daily facial cleanser that helps to gently cleanse without over-drying the skin. Use it to cleanse in the morning or at night and notice softer, smoother and bouncier skin with each use.

Next: The Best Moisturizers for Every Skin Type

Edited by: Témi Adebowale, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier, Photographer: Chaunte Vaughn, Art Director: Hannah Packer, Associate Creative Producer: Becca Solovay, Prop Stylist: Catherine Pearson, Prop Assistant: Lindsay Jones

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