Our skin is the first layer of defense against the outside world, so it’s up to us to treat it well. Typical over-the-counter facial cleansers can contain ingredients that are harsh, especially for those with sensitive skin. As we learn more about the potential harmful effects of the chemicals, preservatives and fragrances that are found in many store-bought face washes, people are beginning to turn to more natural alternatives.
Nature provides so much when it comes to beauty products. As is the case with anything we put on or in our bodies, a good rule of thumb is the shorter the ingredient list, the cleaner and safer it is for you. There are several great options for natural face washes, and it can be difficult to determine which is best for your skin. We’ve picked out some of our favorite natural face washes for each skin type and concern to help you decide on the best one for you.
ACURE Brightening Cleansing Gel
For a glowing effect.
ACURE Brilliantly Brightening Cleansing Gel is an everyday face cleanser that washes away dirt, oil and impurities, and helps improve the appearance of dull skin with antioxidant-rich pomegranate, blackberry and acai. It’s a great way to get glowing skin while maintaining a natural skin care routine. Plus it’s 100% vegan and cruelty free.
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
Gently removes makeup while purifying skin.
Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk is a gentle facial cleanser that’s perfect for removing your makeup and the effects of a long day. Using consistently over time will also build up your skin’s hydration levels and keep your skin supple and soft. Milk cleansers are known for being naturally light and gentle while leaving your skin feeling cleansed and protected.
Dr. Hauschka products promote healthy and beautiful skin, and this 100% natural makeup remover and cleanser is no exception.
Sanitas Lemon Cream Cleanser
If you’re hesitant to try new facial products because you have sensitive skin, Sanitas’ Lemon Cream Cleanser is a great option. This cleanser features natural ingredients that are gentle on your skin, including vitamin C to help protect, brighten and revitalize, and vitamin E to soften and rebalance the skin. Another key ingredient is jojoba oil, a nutrient-rich hydrator that optimizes your skin’s health.
Sanitas is constantly researching and improving their products, and uses progressive science to ensure that they are providing the best formula for all skin types.
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes
The perfect on-the-go cleanser.
These facial cleansing towelettes are great to have on hand if you’re always on the go or just love to keep your skin feeling fresh while traveling. They gently remove makeup without the harsh, irritating feeling that other face wipes can leave you with, while also cleansing the skin. They contain white tea extract, which is excellent for keeping your skin protected from pollutants and reducing inflammation.
We love Burt’s Bees for its dedication to creating natural products that are nutrient rich, highly researched and fresh. The company works to ensure their customers have a positive experience with each of their products.
Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Cleansing Foam
This natural cleansing foam is great for hydrating even super-dry skin. The combination of rosewater, pomegranate and aloe vera works for both sensitive and dry skin. Rosewater is known for hydrating, revitalizing and moisturizing the skin; aloe vera is also known for treating and soothing dry skin (which is why so many people use it to treat a sunburn).
Andalou Naturals is committed to using only the best, all natural, vegan ingredients in each one of their products.
evanhealy Rose Cleansing Milk
Great for skin with oily and dry areas.
If you have combination skin, evanhealy Rose Cleansing Milk is great for removing dry skin cells and moisturizing the skin without making you dry and flaky or extremely oily—the perfect balance. Use it twice a day to refine pores, reduce blackheads and improve the overall condition of your skin. (And we love that it’s 100% vegan.)
evanhealy is known for creating holistic products that transform the modern perception of beauty. All of their products are natural, organic and handcrafted.
One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil + Makeup Remover
Softens, cleanses and removes makeup.
This natural facial cleanser is the ultimate multi-tasker! This cleansing oil and makeup remover features papain, a pineapple-derived enzyme, that’s great at softening and deep cleansing your skin. It also features vitamin B to detoxify and balance skin. It’s especially great for dehydrated and dry skin because of its hydrating and nourishing properties.
One Love Organics is a US-based skin care brand that makes each of its products in small batches to ensure the best quality. Their mission is to create products that achieve more with less using great simplicity and knowledge.