'Holy grail!': These are the best cleansers for every skin type

Because everyone's skin is different.

Facial cleansers aren’t a one-size-fits-all type of deal (what is, really?), and with so many options to choose from finding the best products to care for your skin is just as hard as finding your dream shade match.

If you’re currently on the hunt for a new cleanser, we’ve got you covered, regardless of your skin type or concerns. From exfoliating to soothing to hydrating, we’ve rounded up the best of the best cleansers that go beyond just removing your makeup.

Korres Greek Yogurt Foam Cleanser

Korres Greek Yogurt Foam Cleanser

Boosted with the proteins of Greek yogurt, this foaming cream cleanser is designed soothe and nourish the skin, while leaving the skin soft and supple. It easily removes impurities, makeup and even mascara without out irritation.

Great For: All skin types.

Customer Review: “I am obsessed with this cleanser. I usually buy different higher end cleansers all the time and rotate between different ones because I've never found one I truly loved. Until this. It is the perfect combination of foaming and soothing. Smells divine. I have dry/normal skin and my skin feels clean but not tight after washing. Seriously, it is the best.”

Shop it: $30, beautyBOUTIQUE

Caudalie Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser

Caudalie Vinopure Pore Purifying Gel Cleanser


The newest addition to Caudalie’s Vinopure range, this purifying cleanser is powered by 100 per cent natural salicylic acid to minimize the look of pores, blemishes and oil.

Great For: Oily to combination skin types.

Customer review: “I have always had big pores and have been struggling to find a solution. Using this combined with the Vinopure skin perfecting serum has made such a difference. My pores have definitely shrunk significantly and my skin doesn’t get as oily as it usually does. Highly recommend!”

Shop it: $37, Sephora

Rodan+Fields UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash

Rodan+Fields UNBLEMISH Gentle Exfoliating Acne Wash

Specially formulated for adults with acne, this medicated cleanser effectively unclogs pores and helps eliminate existing blemishes, while preventing new ones from forming. Gently exfoliating to enhance your skin’s cell turnover, skin is guaranteed to look smoother and clear.

Great For: Acne-prone and ageing skin.

Customer Review: “I absolutely love the way that this product made my face and skin feel. It wasn’t just temporary either - I used it once as a sample from a friend who used this line and the effects lasted almost 48 hours. The packaging is nice and I would definitely recommend this to anyone suffering from acne.”

Shop it: $52, Rodan+Fields

CeraVe SA Cleanser

CeraVe SA Cleanser


Developed with dermatologists, this cleanser gently exfoliates while maintaining the skin's moisture barrier. Enriched with three essential ceramides and salicylic acid, this smoothing formula gently exfoliates and softens even the roughest and driest skin.

Great For: Normal to dry and dehydrated skin.

Customer Review: “As a cold, windy, dry winter sets in, I found that my skin was getting very dry and flaky, but that the peeling exfoliator I'd been using (which used cellulose -- plant pulp) to scrub away dead skin was no longer working the way I wanted. I was getting small, inflamed bumps in tricky areas of my skin and dryness everywhere else. I'd never tried a chemical exfoliant before but, after trying this out a couple of times, I was content to throw out the remainder of my physical exfoliant. It dissolves away the clinging dead skin without damaging the healthy skin... 10/10, would absolutely recommend.”

Shop it: $18, Shoppers Drug Mart

Skinfix Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser

Skinfix Barrier+ Foaming Oil Cleanser


A gentle foaming, creamy cleanser that washes away effectively removes a day’s worth of oil, dirt and makeup, without stripping the skin’s naturals lipids. This 98 per cent naturally-derived formula is clinically proven to support natural hydration, smooth the look of texture, and reduces the appearance of blotchiness and redness.

Great For: Dry to sensitive skin — specifically for those who have chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Customer Review: “This product is a GAME changer for my eczema ! It’s a pain dealing with facial eczema because cleansing products end up drying my out almost ALWAYS. With this my skin feels soft.”

Shop it: $38, Sephora

ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash

ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash


A gentle daily foaming cleanser that contains AHAs (glycolic acid and lactic acids), which help brighten the skin and refine the appearance of pores, and enzymes to purify the skin.

Great For: Ageing and lacklustre skin

Customer Review: “Holy grail cleanser!! It’s beautifully brightening for my oily, mid-30s skin. A little goes a long way. I’ve replaced both my morning AND evening cleansers with this one!!”

Shop it: $38, Nordstrom


Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser

Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser

This hypoallergenic, pH-balanced, gel formula is made with a blend of five skin conditioners that leaves your face is left feeling healthy and soft, never tight. Its also great for reducing redness.

Great For: Stressed, sensitive and tired skin

Customer Review: “I was using stripping cleansers that left my skin dry and dull. So I decided to do a skincare overhaul! I started using this cleanser nearly a year ago and I only have good things to say: I gets rid of all the left over makeup, it soothes my acne prone skin and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and smooth!”

Shop it: $22, Glossier

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