Our Top 10 Picks for Face Cleansers in 2019

Start your skincare routine the right way with our top 10 face cleanser picks.

Your cleanser can make or break your skincare routine. Be sure you’re using an appropriate product for your skin type and skincare concerns to get an effective cleanse. Our list of top picks for face cleansers will help you make the right choice.


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Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser 200ml

Perfect for cleansing delicate, sensitive, and dry skin types morning and night. While this high-performance cleanser works effectively to remove impurities and makeup, including stubborn eye makeup, it won’t strip the skin of natural moisture and essential nutrients. Instead, Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser contains Cucumber Oil to retain and restore moisture, leaving skin feeling hydrated and balanced.

Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser

If you have sensitive skin, you want to avoid using abrasive cleansers full of harsh cleansing agents, as these may cause a reaction or flare-up. Instead, we recommend Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, which has a mild but effective formula for cleansing sensitive skin in the morning and evening. The hydrating formulation is also perfect for nourishing dry and flaky complexions.

Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser is enriched with a soothing blend of antioxidants, including Vitamin E, Goji Berry, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera, to leave skin calm, supple, and protected against environmental aggressors. The product is also infused with Vitamin B5, which calms redness, so it’s a perfect choice for managing rosacea.


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asap daily facial cleanser 200ml

Ideal for a thorough cleanse that leaves your complexion looking brighter and clearer. Glycolic Acid is a powerful alpha-hydroxy acid that gently resurfaces skin, removing dead skin cells, excess oils, and bacteria. This daily facial cleanser also contains antioxidant White Tea, which helps protect your complexion from environmental aggressors and soothes inflammation. Although using an acid on your face might sound scary, the formulation of this cleanse is incredibly gentle. With regular use, skin will look brighter, clearer, and healthier in no time at all.

asap daily facial cleanser 200ml

asap daily facial cleanser 200ml is the perfect way to turbo-boost your skincare routine. More than a cleanser to remove impurities and makeup, this product is infused with Glycolic Acid to deliver light exfoliation, removing even the most stubborn bacteria from the skin. Gentle enough to be used every day but potent enough to deliver fast results, asap daily facial cleanser 200ml is suitable for all skin types.


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asap gentle cleansing gel 200ml

A soap-free cleanser designed for all skin types, especially sensitive and dehydrated skin. Soothe your sensitive complexion with gentle cleansing gel from the skincare experts at asap. Developed with a lightweight, soap-free gel formula, this morning and evening cleanser instantly cools the skin without drying skin, irritating it, or disturbing natural moisture levels and pH. Instead, only impurities, product build-up, makeup, and excess oils are removed, minimising hydration loss on dry and dehydrated skin types.

asap gentle cleansing gel 200ml

asap gentle cleansing gel 200ml is bursting with soothing anti-inflammatory and hydrating ingredients to lock in moisture without causing irritation. Aloe Vera is both a natural anti-inflammatory and a hydrator that can calm reactive skin. White Tea Extract helps to protect the skin against environmental aggressors that could potentially cause flare-ups. And Glycerine helps to hydrate dry complexions.

Gentle enough to be used morning and evening, every day, asap gentle cleansing gel 200ml leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed without disturbance.


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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml

A bestselling cleanser that delivers a thorough and effective cleanse to normal and combination skin types. The soap-free gel formulation is both cooling and refreshing on the skin. Special Cleansing Gel won’t cause the dehydration and dryness that can typically occur when using soap-based cleansers. Instead, Dermalogica expertly blends Melissa Extract and Lavender Oil to keep skin feeling calm and nourished, while Balm Mint reduces irritation and inflammation. Best used on normal and combination skin, Special Cleansing Gel can be used in the morning and evening to kickstart your skincare routine with a thoroughly cleansed complexion.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml

A favourite amongst Adore Beauty shoppers, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml is the perfect everyday cleanser for those with normal and combination skin. Effortlessly removing impurities, dead skin cells, makeup, and excess oils, this lightweight cleansing gel leaves skin feeling squeaky-clean without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture and pH levels.


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Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser - 500ml Exclusive Value Pump Pack 500ml

Target problematic and oily complexions with this fast-acting facial gel cleanser. Infused with calming Cucumber, hydrating Aloe Vera, and antibacterial Thyme, this anti-inflammatory, non-foaming face wash is the perfect first step in combating breakouts and controlling sebum levels. The cooling gel formulation removes impurities without stripping skin of its own natural moisture—perfect for minimising dehydration. Triple Action Cleanser will not only remove makeup and cleanse but will also gently tone the complexion. The product’s pH of 6.5 helps rebalance the skin and reduce bacteria. Simply apply over damp skin and remove thoroughly with lukewarm water, morning and evening.

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser - 500ml Exclusive Value Pump Pack

Working as a makeup remover, cleanser, and toner, Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser - 500ml Exclusive Value Pump Pack is a high-performance face wash developed for normal, oily, and combination skin types. Particularly effective at controlling and preventing breakouts on acne-prone skin, this daytime and night-time cleanser leaves skin looking clearer, brighter, and healthier.


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Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser

Although traditional cleansers can be drying, leaves skin feeling hydrated and supple. This product is infused with antioxidant Vitamin A and moisture-boosting Aloe Vera, which work together to calm sensitive and reactive skin while locking hydration in drier complexions. is also effective on oily skin, as it helps to balance sebum levels and rids skin of acne-causing bacteria.

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser 185ml

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser 185ml is a multipurpose cleansing milk, perfect for dry and sensitive skin types. Nourishing skin with moisture and hydration, this gentle cleanser removes makeup, cleanses, and tones skin in one easy step, without stripping skin of essential moisture and nutrients.

With its mild formulation, Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser 185ml can be used in the morning and evening, every day. Simply lather the product into your skin to emulsify. Then, remove it with lukewarm water to enjoy a silky-soft and pH-balanced complexion.

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Hunter Lab Charcoal Cleansing Stick 50g

A unique and natural balm cleanser, perfect for deeply cleansing and purifying all skin types. Try something completely new with this revolutionary balm cleanser containing only natural and vegan ingredients. To deliver a deep and thorough cleanse, this cleansing stick harnesses the detoxifying properties of Charcoal and Green Tea to draw out impurities while protecting skin against free-radical damage. Excess oils, impurities, and pollutants are all effortlessly cleared to reveal a brighter and healthier complexion.

Hunter Lab Charcoal Cleansing Stick 50g

Suitable for all skin types, from oily to dry, sensitive to mature, this unique balm is also infused with a cocktail of Almond Oil and Argan Oil to prevent dehydration and nourish skin. To use, simply dampen the Hunter Lab Charcoal Cleansing Stick 50g and massage into the face until it lightly emulsifies. Thoroughly rinse with warm water and follow with moisturiser to lock in hydration.

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Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Gentle Cleanser 120ml

Manage the effects of temperature and seasonal changes on your skin with this plant-based cleanser. Instead of using harsh cleansing agents, Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Gentle Cleanser contains plant-based ingredients to nourish and cleanse skin without damaging the skin’s natural barrier. With its calming gel formulation, this morning and evening cleanser is best for sensitive, dry, and dehydrated skin. The product will effortlessly remove impurities without depriving skin of moisture or causing sensitivity. Skin is left feeling softer, smoother, and perfectly adjusted to the climate. Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Gentle Cleanser also works as a pre-cleanser to remove makeup in a double-cleanse routine.

Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Gentle Cleanser

Throughout the year, skin reacts to changing temperatures and weather conditions. So, it’s important that you adapt your beauty skincare routine to match your environment. Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Gentle Cleanser has been developed to help maintain balanced skin during seasonal changes and travels through different climates.


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Aesop In Two Minds Facial Cleanser 100ml

The dual-purpose facial cleanser, ideal for regulating combination skin. A lightly foaming, gel-based texture, which helps to decongest pores and gently exfoliate the skin without stripping moisture or disturbing the pH. Salicylic Acid, Sage Leaf, Witch Hazel, and essential oils are all carefully blended to soothe, protect, hydrate, and clarify the skin. Use morning and evening for the best results.

Aesop In Two Minds Facial Cleanser 100ml

Balancing combination skin can be a struggle. Cleansers designed for dry skin may feel too rich, and cleansers for oily complexions may feel dehydrating. Aesop In Two Minds Facial Cleanser 100ml is an expertly formulated dual-purpose cleanser that tackles the complex needs of combination skin. Firstly, this cleanser removes excess oils, impurities, and product build-up. The product then prepares skin for surface hydration, allowing serums and moisturisers to effectively absorb into the skin for an enhanced beauty routine. This leaves skin feeling fresh, supple, and ready for your next step.


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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ml

The cult daily cleanser that’s suitable for all skin types, especially normal and dry. A sugar-derived Glycoside offers a light foaming texture to this face wash. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser is also infused with hydrators such as Squalane, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Avocado Oil to lock in moisture. Finally, Vitamin E soothes and protects skin from environmental aggressors.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ml

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ml is a bestselling cleanser with cult status in the beauty industry, known and loved for being a great all-rounder. Suitable for all skin types, but particularly beneficial for normal-to-dry skin, this daily cleanser thoroughly removes makeup and impurities to reveal a brighter and healthier complexion. The pH-balanced formula keeps skin hydrated and nourished without disturbing the skin’s own moisture levels.

For best results, use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ml twice daily. Follow with Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner 250ml and Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream 50ml.


Our Top 10 Picks for Face CleansersOur Top 10 Picks for Face Cleansers




So, let's recap our Top 10 Picks for Face Cleansers Are:

  1. Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser

  2. asap daily facial cleanser 200ml

  3. asap gentle cleansing gel 200ml

  4. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml

  5. Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser - 500ml Exclusive Value Pump Pack

  6. Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser 185ml

  7. Hunter Lab Charcoal Cleansing Stick 50g

  8. Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Gentle Cleanser

  9. Aesop In Two Minds Facial Cleanser 100ml

  10. Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ml