Cleansing is quite possibly one of the most important steps in skin care, and there are a lot of choices out there. It can be tough to choose a clean product that actually works, so I’ve put together some of my top faves based on skin type.

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I’ve tried all of these and rotate them based on the season and what my skin is craving. I know you’ll love them as much as I do! 


Best for Acne Prone Skin 


Odacite Green Ceremony Cleanser, $55


This cleanser is what I’m currently using 2-3 times per week. Green Ceremony Cleanser provides a cleansing experience unlike any other. A bright green powder becomes activated when mixed with just a few drops of water and turns into a delicate foam that cleanses, detoxifies, and gently exfoliates to leave skin feeling deeply cleaned, but not tight. Active ingredients include matcha, spirulina, honey, and aloe vera. It’s the most luxurious way to balance oil and purify your skin. 



Best Brightening Cleanser 


Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser, $32


Currently using as a daily cleanser when I’m not using Odacite { see above }. The formula is rich in antioxidants like Lycopene, from tomatoes, and Chiloensis, from strawberry seeds. It is dual purpose in removing makeup and also cleanses to leave skin soft, refreshed, and luminous. It has a light strawberry scent and also helps balance complexion. As if this pretty little bottle didn’t pack enough punch already, if you leave it sit on face 5-10 minutes prior to rinsing, it will act as an exfoliating mask as well. Totally worth the price tag if you ask me. By the way, I also love the Rosehip Cleanser from Indie Lee too!



Most Splurge-Worthy


Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser, $82


Tata Harper has been a long time fave of mine, and a special treat to myself when I’m feeling especially extra. The ingredients are so high-quality and work incredibly well. The Regenerating Cleanser is a daily exfoliating and clarifying treatment that targets dull and uneven skin, blocked pores, and buildup from makeup or external factors. Keep an eye out for sales to take advantage of stocking up. You won’t regret the luxury these products help add to your skincare routine. Also try the Purifying Cleanser for a less expensive treat for your skin. 



Best for Sensitive Skin


Graydon Aloe Milk Cleanser, $28


Graydon is especially good at using plant-derived ingredients in their formulas to harness gentle, yet effective, cleansers that leave skin silky smooth. With Apricot Kernal Oil, which is particularly beneficial for inflamed and aggravated skin, the Aloe Milk Cleanser is causing sensitive skin users to rejoice! A creamy and rich formula will not disappoint if you need an extra gentle cleanser to wash away any dirt, makeup, or oil. 



Best for Dry Skin 


S.W. Basics Makeup Remover, $14


Absolute perfection as step 1 to a double-cleanse routine. Three simple ingredients work together to melt makeup off your face. S.W. Basics does have a Cleanser within its repertoire as well, but this one in particular is incredibly nourishing for uber dry skin users. The remaining product will moisturize and leave skin softened and cleansed. I use this during the winter when dry and harsh air is wrecking havoc on my skin. Bonus, the oils are gentle enough and shouldn’t cause breakouts. They help balance skin’s moisture instead of overloading it. 



Best for Oily + Combination Skin 


Osmia Black Clay Facial Soap, $24


Black Australian Clay and Dead Sea mud work together in this conveniently packaged formula, to give skin the necessary help to balance and tone. Osmia uses organic almond, avocado, and castor bean oils to condition, leaving skin soft and nourished. When combined with water, the coconut oil lathers to a rich and creamy base which can be used to combat excessive oil production and acne. Multiple users that have perioral dermatitis have also claimed that this is their top pick. Check out their website for more details. 


What is your favorite non-toxic cleanser?