The 16 Best Face Washes to Keep You Looking Fresh

If you are still washing your face with bar soap, this is an intervention. If you’re just here looking to switch up your routine, disregard that first bit. Either way, your face is the first thing you present to the world, so it’s in your best interest to take a few minutes out of your day to treat it right—and that goes double around the holidays, when cold air, travel, and over-celebrating can wreak havoc on your skin. So, keep it clean and nourished with one of these 16 great face washes.

Ultra Facial Cleasner



This mild cleanser from Kiehl’s is a great everyday choice for normal skin that just needs freshening up.

Oil Eliminator Exfoliating Face Wash



For oily skin (or if you’re in need of a truly deep clean), Kiehl’s exfoliating scrub breaks down all buildup. For dry to normal skin, use it once or twice a week.

Daily Face Wash



Sulfate-free, fragrance-free, and paraben-free, this Baxter cleanser will hydrate your skin and reduce redness. 

Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash



This face wash froths up to balance out your skin and leave you smelling and feeling fresh, without drying you out. Great for acne-prone and normal skin alike. 

Clear Complexion Cleanser



Boscia’s gel cleanser is great for blemish-prone skin and redness with its willow bark extract, rosemary leaf, and geranium, which all help to purify and and tighten skin.

Gentle Rosehip Foaming Cleanser

Herbal Dynamics Beauty


This foaming gel removes dirt, oil, and soothes the skin with rosehip. 

Deep Cleansing Oil



DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is for dry skin, but it won’t leave you greasy. 

Black Rose Cleansing Gel

Leland Francis


Leland Francis makes a great detoxifying cleanser with activated charcoal. It leaves your skin feeling clean and pure without stripping it of moisture. 

Brightening Cleanser

Indie Lee


Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser removes impurities and firms skin. It smells fruity and is rich with antioxidants and vitamins. 

Face Wash



This honey-oil face wash is both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, plus gentle and nice-smelling. 

Soy Face Cleanser



Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser is a all-natural lightweight gel that works for all skin types. Both gentle and powerful, it’s a cult classic for a reason. 

Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser

Perricone MD


Perricone MD makes a great hypoallergenic exfoliating face wash for any skin type. 

Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser

Grown Alchemist


If you have sensitive skin (or like avoiding harsh ingredients), Grown Alchemist’s plant-based products wash gently.

Special Cleansing Gel



For ultra-sensitive skin, this soap-free formula won’t disturb your skin’s natural moisture balance. 

Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser



This purifying cleanser will clean and exfoliate skin that has to face city pollution and dirt. 

Nourishing Ultimate Cream Cleanser



Aman’s cream cleanser is luxe and rich but gentle enough for everyday. Its all-natural ingredients soak right into your skin. 

Lauren Kranc is an editorial assistant at Esquire and Masters student at New York University.

Source : Esquire