Updated: Aug 4
Let me just start by saying I've tried my fair share of face cleansers. When I lived in South America it was very difficult to find legit skincare brands. You would mostly see drugstore products that, in my opinion, for the most part are the "One Size Fits All" of skincare. Not good!
Luckily, I now live in the United States where you have all the variety in the world... But sometimes that variety can be a little overwhelming, this is why I'll simplify your search.
When looking for a face cleanser we always want to make sure that it removes all of our makeup, dirt and excess sebum, but we don't want it to strip away our skin barrier from all the good stuff!
These are my top 3 cleansers that have made a difference on my skin as of lately:
1. Glossier - Milky Jelly Cleanser
As the name says it, this one has a milky jelly-ish texture that is very pleasant to the skin. It's super gentle to the point where I would feel comfortable cleansing my face twice a day if need be. I never cleanse twice a day, but this cleanser in particular is extremely gentle. I loved using it, but at times I felt like it was not doing enough to deeply clean my oily skin. Overall, I give it a 7/10. Great option for dry to normal skin.
2. KraveBeauty - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
This cleanser was a game changer for me. It really was the first cleanser I felt could remove all the dirt from my face without drying out my skin. Mind you, I tend to have oily and sensitive skin which is also acne prone, and the transition from Glossier's jelly cleanser to this one was seamless. This is a cleanser that I've repurchased multiple times and will continue to add to my skincare routine as a staple item. All in all, I give this one a 10/10 due to the amazing ingredient list! I know I can trust this cleanser no matter what.
3. Purlisse - Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Cleansing Milk
This Cleanser came into my life by accident. I got it in one of my Ipsy Glam Bags and at first I refused to use it and even tried to give it away to my mom for her to use it up. One day, I was traveling and decided to take it with me because I didn't want to use up all of my KraveBeauty cleanser... and oh boy... I was SHOOK! This cleanser removed all of my makeup and deeply cleansed the dirt from my face while leaving my skin feeling super soft and conditioned.
To make it even better, I didn't even feel any tingling sensation on some of the open breakouts I had when using this product. However, their ingredient list is not the best, they use fragrances and some other problematic ingredients that might not be suitable for sensitive skins. For that, I give it a 8/10. Regardless of the ingredients, I have not experienced any breakouts or irritation on my skin after using for over a month.
P.S. You can click the images if you'd like to buy any of these cleanser and learn more!