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Best face wash and cleanser for me

Be honest now – how well do you know your face washes from your face cleansers? Or which is best for each skin type? Well, the good news is that you’ve landed in the right place to find out. So read on…

HOW TO CHOOSE A FACE WASH AND CLEANSER

It’s pretty straightforward: your best face wash will be the one that best caters to your skin concerns...

Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash.

Dry skin

Face feeling tight? Your skin will love the combo of our Vitamin E Cream Cleanser followed by Vitamin E Gentle Facial Wash. Their formulas are enriched with vitamin E and are perfect for all skin types, including dry skin as they avoid leaving skin feeling stripped of its natural moisture.

Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash

Oily skin

Facial skin can become oily and blemish prone when it overproduces sebum in a bid to keep you hydrated. Our Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash and Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser address that by leaving skin feeling fresh and less oily, without feeling dried out.

Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser

Sensitive skin

Skin on the face is much thinner than the rest of the body, so is it any wonder sensitive skin types need even more attention? Our Aloe Calming Foaming Wash and Aloe Calming Cream Cleanser are just for you. They are formulated to be gentle, helping to leave skin feeling soft and not tight.

Seaweed Cleansing Gel Wash

Combination skin

Dealing with an oily T-zone, dry patches and shine? Then you’re going to need a great all-rounder, like our Seaweed Cleansing Gel Wash. It has a gentle formula, but it’s effective in washing off grime and helps skin feel softer and reduces shine.

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The difference between a cleanser and a face wash

Let’s not overcomplicate this – both do clean your face. But for the most thorough routine, you’ll want to start with a cleanser and follow it with a face wash. That’s what they call a ‘double cleanse’.

But why? What’s the difference between a face wash and a cleanser? Both ‘cleanse’, but work in subtly different ways.

Cleansers tend to have a creamy, milky or gel consistency are made to purify, hydrate and soothe your skin. Ultimately leaving you feeling (yep, you’ve guessed it) - cleansed.

Face washes often contain soap, which is why they can get a bit more lathery. Their main purpose is to give your face a good clean and will often go deeper into your pores.

But as for which ones are right for you? Why not take a look.

Camomile cleansing range

Best cleansers for removing makeup

Lovely camomile. Not only are its flowers a delightful addition to any garden, but it’s also the inspiration behind our luxurious, makeup-melting camomile range – including a Cleansing Butter, a Dissolve The Day Cleansing Oil and a Cleansing Balm.

Yep, taking your face off at the end of a long day just got a whole lot more appealing. Super gentle yet impressively effective, our range even makes light work of waterproof mascara. So your skin will be left feeling beautifully clean and soft, ready for an important night’s rest. Now that’s flower power.

Every product in the range is suitable for every type of skin – we can all do with regular tlc. Try the Cleansing Butter to give extra-dry skin lots of love. Or for oilier skin, you might want to follow up your chosen camomile cleanser with some Vitamin E Gentle Face Wash.

BEST VEGAN FACE WASHES AND CLEANSERS

Carrot Face Wash

Carrot Wash Energising Face Cleanser

Remember when you thought carrots made you see in the dark? Our Carrot Wash Energising Face Cleanser can’t help with that, sorry. But it’s creamy, vegan, has 100% recyclable packaging* and 93% of its ingredients are of natural origin (including organic carrots and Community Fair Trade organic aloe vera). Plus, it’ll help your skin feel smoother and help reveal its natural glow. Deal?

*where local facilities allow

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Drops of Youth™ Gentle Foamwash

Drops of Youth™ Gentle Foamwash

If you feel your skin is life-zapped, look no further than Drops of Youth™ Gentle Foamwash. This innovative wash is enriched with Edelweiss stem cells and Community Fair Trade moringa seed oil from Rwanda, with a mild herbal scent. It’s instant foam formula helps to cleanse skin without leaving it feeling dry so your gorgeous face will feel even fresher.

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Carrot Face Wash
Carrot Face Wash

I've really enjoyed using this face wash... it's lightweight but really gets all the grime off...Overall my skin has never looked better, and I love that otherwise wasted carrots are being used in such a great product.

Kararara

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Super Soft Cleansing Brush

Best Facial Cleansing Tools

Think of our facial cleansing tools as secret weapons in your skincare arsenal. Deploy them wisely and you’ll supercharge your cleanser by allowing it to work more effectively.

Try the 350,000 silky fibres of our Super Soft Cleansing Brush to gently lift stubborn impurities, the Facial Buffer to help lather up your cleanser, or a massage with our Facial Cleansing Sponge.

Want to know more about cleansing?

Now you’ve had the ‘what’, it’s time for the ‘how’: the best way to use your new face wash. Because does anything in the world feel better than having a perfectly clean, soft-feeling face? (Okay, fine. But, it’s gotta be in the top hundred.)

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Ready to lather up?

Congrats! You are officially a bona fide face cleansing expert.Better make sure you’ve got a bathroom cupboard to match. Go on – have a browse.