Oily, dry, combination, sensitive, acne-prone. Everyone has a different skin type and skin sensitivity. This makes it really hard for anyone to recommend the “perfect” facial wash. However, for years I have been searching for a facial wash that is not harsh on the skin and doesn’t leave any residue behind. I also have acne-prone skin, so finding a wash that is harsh enough to remove all the bacteria without irritating my skin has been difficult. So I can’t promise that these washes will work for you for you, but I will share my experience with them and hopefully from that, you can find the perfect fit for your skin type.
So first off is a skincare classic: Neutrogena. I have used many Neutrogena products from the grapefruit scrub to the stress control acne facial wash. Of all of the types of Neutrogena, this is my favorite so far. Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser is an amazingly effective and sensitive face wash. It has a refreshing, clean feeling after you use it with no residue. I will say this is probably not a good facial wash if you have dry skin because it does dry your skin out a little bit. For combination or oily skin, I would say this would be a good fit, just remember to moisturize after. This is also very good for acne-prone skin, my breakouts almost completely disappeared.
Next we have two Biore products:Biore Baking Soda Liquid Cleanser and Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub. I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest Biore fan. I think their products are too harsh on the skin. However, I will say The Pore Unclogging Scrub works fairly well on exfoliating and clearing pores. This is a product that I use when my skin is really dirty and needs a really good scrub, meaning I use it sparingly (use once every other week). That is not a good product for sensitive or dry skin because it is very harsh. I would very cautiously recommend this to people with oily or combination skin. The Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser is something that I had a very bad reaction to. This product actually made me breakout more than I already was. It also dried out my skin a lot! I would not recommend this product, however, I have had friends that this product worked great for. So, even though it didn’t work for me, keep an open mind about this product! It may work for you.
Third, we have another acne fighting classic: Clean and Clear. The product that I like it the Clean&Clear Night Relaxing Deep Cleaning Face Wash face wash. This really does do what it advertises! It has a very relaxing scent and calms down my skin. I honestly feel so much better going to sleep after using this product. I will say it doesn’t give the deepest clean, but it does clean at least the surface level of makeup residue and dead skin. I would recommend this product to all skin types because I don’t think it is as harsh on the skin. I would say to remember to moisturize with this, it’s not very drying but it can be if your skin is not being hydrated properly.
I have saved the best for last: Simple Moisturizing Facial Wash. My skin is the type that gets too used to a product and stops working. I have been using Simple for over a year and my skin still has not stopped reacting in a positive way. This is the best facial wash I have ever used! It is not harsh and is great for sensitive skin. It cleans deep enough for a daily facial wash, without drying your skin out. I think this product would work well for any skin type! I highly recommend this 1. Because it works well and 2. It works as well as some high end facial washes but is a drug-store price product!
So, I hope these reviews help you find a product that works for you and your skin. I would also like to point out that all the products listed here are oil-free, which is important in keeping your skin clean and preventing breakouts. Also, every product on this post is a drug-store product and around $5. Leave a comment below with your favorite Face Wash!