Best for Dark Spots & Scars | derma e
I honestly think the Purifying Gel Cleanser was responsible for getting rid of some of my worst dark spots. The formula has marine algae and activated charcoal are super amazing for the overall complexion. While it is purifying as the packaging claims, it's also one of my favorite gentle cleansers. If you have sensitive skin, this is a great option. Depending on how my skin is behaving, Last August, after using it for several months, I found that it stopped working for me during a serious hormonal breakout so I had to take a break from it and find a new option (see best for PMS & hormones)...but I still use this cleanser quite often!
$15 | Available at dermae.com, DERMSTORE and Ulta stores.
Best for Cake Face | YesTo Coconut
Whenever I apply a face full of makeup for a YouTube video, I find myself reaching for the YesTo Coconut Ultra Hydrating Melting Cleanser. It's super thick and packed with virgin coconut and moringa seed oils which help break down makeup, dirt and any other impurities. But if I'm going to use this one to remove makeup, I always double-cleanse with a gel cleanser and the derma e Purifying Cleanser is my go-to.
$10 | Available at YesTo.com and Ulta.
Best for Sensitive Skin | Fresh
The Fresh Soy Cleanser has always on my radar, but it's pretty pricey and I wanted to make sure I liked it before purchasing a full-size. I've been using the deluxe travel-size for a few months and I've recently decided that this is a gem for any skin type's routine! I specifically recommend it for those with sensitive skin. The cucumber in this cleanser is super soothing and refreshing. It even smells super fresh -- of course.
Best All-In-One Experience | EVE LOM
I received this cleanser in a special Bloomingdale's beauty box and was surprised to see how expensive it was. Don't let the price deter you! The EVE LOM Cleanser is an all-in-one experience: deep cleanser, exfoliator, and toner. Also, with the oils blended into this formula, your skin probably won't call for any moisturizer afterwards. Egyptian chamomile, eucalyptus, clove and hops oils are a quadruple threat! I recommend using a muslin cloth (for exfoliating) with this cleanser to get the full experience.
Best for PMS & Crazy Hormones | Mario Badescu
Now back to my unforgiving PMS/hormonal breakouts last August -- it was terrible! The derma e Purifying Cleanser just wasn't cutting it for the first time ever. Immunity is exactly why I recommend switching up skincare routines. Yes, it happens! Thank God for FaceTune to get rid of the non-stop pimples on my face though. I was on the hunt for a cleanser that would bless me with damn near instant results. I picked up the Mario Badescu Acne Facial Cleanser from Ulta and it saved my complexion! One reason why I really love Mario Badescu is the loving relationship between botanical and clinical strength ingredients. Sometimes you just need a little salicylic acid in your routine.
$8-15 | Available at MarioBadescu.com, Nordstrom and Ulta. Also available in deluxe travel size.
Best Bedtime Cleanser | Kiehl's
Not only is cleansing super important in the morning, but it's important at night as well. One of my favorite nighttime cleansers to use is Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil. I'm pretty sure the reason why I love it so much is because it's in the same collection as one of my favorite serums, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It's also a fabulous cleansing oil, so it can breakdown makeup and cleanse at the same time. Usually with cleansing oils, I will follow with a gel cleanser just to make sure I'm 100% cleansed...but I don't find myself doing that with this one since it's considered an all-in-one cleanser and actually feels like it does the work. Like it's sister concentrate, this cleanser has evening primrose and lavender oils for excellent overnight renewal.
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