10 Best Face Cleansers

10 Best Face Cleansers

Effective facial cleansing is one of the most important parts of any beauty routine. It can actually be incredibly anti-ageing to our skin, plus keeping our face and neck beautifully clean means that it looks as fresh and glowing as possible. So, we have compiled a list of the 10 best face cleansers in our opinion. For those that follow Nakin, you will know that we are obsessed with amazing natural skincare and as part of this we have a special face cleanser collection. Because of this all the face cleansers that appear in our top ten list are as natural as possible, and do not contain nasties like parabens and PEGs. We have also tried to include something for everyone. At Nakin we prefer the traditional cleansing milk, or face wash, plus face toner and exfoliation options as the best way to cleanse skin thoroughly, as this conditions without stripping. When we say traditional we still mean modern. Our cleansers are traditional in the sense that the actual product types have been proven to be effective over decades, but our formulations are natural modern delights for skin. We know that everyone has their own favourite way to cleanse their face, so we have included the best options for all with creams, face washes, exfoliation, soap and balm options.

1. Nakin Advanced Cleansing Milk £16.50

Our Advanced Cleansing Milk is the best face cleanser for many reasons, and is only £15 for 150ml. It is a natural milk that removes make-up and grime, while being kind to skin and without any stripping. The plant oils and seaweed are perfect to cleanse and condition skin at the same time. We love a cleansing milk as the massage application of it onto the face and neck, means that dirt and grime are dislodged from deep down, unlike a face wash which tends to clean more on the skin surface. This cleansing milk also works as a face exfoliator when removed with a damp muslin cloth.

2. Nakin Rejuvenating Face Wash £16.50

Our Rejuvenating Face Wash £16.50 for 150ml is the best face wash, due to its ability to give the face and neck a really thorough cleanse, but without stripping away the important natural oils. It is the perfect foaming cleanse from the special natural extracts like fruit enzymes and hyaluronic acid. 

3. Nakin Purifying Face Toner £16.50

Our Purifying Face Toner £15 for 150ml is the best face toner cleanser, due to its multi-purpose ability to cleanse and tone skin. It is the perfect double cleanse after a cleansing milk or face wash and removes the last traces of cleanser, as well as reviving and detoxing. This comes from the special natural extracts like seaweed, hyaluronic acid and plant botanicals. Having beautifully cleansed skin from this toner means that skin is in the best place to receive the actives of treatments applied afterwards, such as those in serums, oils and face creams.

4. Nakin Exfoliating Radiance Tonic £16.50

Our Purifying Exfoliating Radiance Tonic £16.50 for 150ml is the best face exfoliant due to its powerful but kind anti-ageing abilities. This comes from the special natural AHA extracts like sugar maple, bilberry and lemon. Having beautifully exfoliated skin from this liquid tonic means that skin is better able to receive the actives of treatments applied afterwards. 

3. One Love Organics Easy Does It Foaming Cleanser £32

We know that many of you always like a foaming face cleanser, and that squeaky-clean feeling that they can give. They say that this is a gentle gel formula lathering into a non-drying foam that works on face, body, and hair. So, this might be a good one for the gym. The no-fuss everyday cleanser thoroughly washes without stripping away skin's natural oils using soap bark, apple oil, and glycerin.

4. Osmia Black Clay Facial Soap £30

This has been included for those that prefer a soap, if so this is a good facial cleanser. It is formulated with Australian black clay and Dead Sea mud which are natures cleansing wonders that also condition skin. This facial soap bar also lathers into a foam and contains sweet almond oil, avocado, and jojoba for hydration. The ingredients include cleansing essential oils of lemon, cedarwood and bergamot. The bar is expected to last 2-3 months.

5. Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm £15

This is a nice face cleanser for those that like an exfoliating balm. They describe is as a cosmetic product that can moisturise, cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, repair and protect skin. It is kind to skin, but those with oily, combination and normal skin may find it too rich.

6. Esse Sensitive Toner £40

This is a nice face toning product, although it might not be for some as it is expensive at £40 for 100ml. We included it for those that like extra prebiotics and probiotics for skin. They say that the Lactobacillus probiotics stimulate the production of antimicrobial peptides that help the skin microbiome. The prebiotics from yacon root work to fend off opportunistic pathogens.

7. Ranavat Luminous Ceremony Cream Cleanser £38

This face cream cleanser is based on ayurvedic principles and has manjistha at the heart of the product. Manjistha is also known as rubia cordifolia or Indian madder, and although it is traditionally used to dye cloths, it also has cleansing benefits and the ability to help skin disorders.   

8. The Body Deli Sage & Grapefruit Cleanser £35

This face cleanser is a great one for congested skin. For those with congested skin finding the right cleanser is especially important. They describe it as a detoxifying sulphate free staple for a healthy and clear looking complexion. This gentle cleanser purifies and decongests skin while nourishing it with antioxidant-rich kale, spirulina, kelp, and chlorella. In addition to removing makeup, the mild foaming wash contains the essential oils of sage, grapefruit, tea tree, and salicylic acid to balance excess oil and reduce the appearance of breakouts. This might not suit those with normal to dry skin though, as some reviews reported that it was too drying. Take care also that skin does not strip, as this can cause skin to fight back with excess oil production.

9. Dr Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk £25.50

This is a classic face cleansing cream that has been around for decades. It contains the classic natural beauty ingredients sweet almond oil and jojoba, as well as kidney vetch and wheat protein.

10. Neom Organics London Great Day Glow Face Wash £25

Here is another nice one for face wash lovers. It is quite expensive at £25 for 100ml but includes the really nice ingredients of sunflower oil, glycerin, almond oil, wheat germ oil, turmeric, prickly pear and radish. It is designed to clean skin and get it glowing.

The efficacy of a face cleanser is not just about removing dirt and makeup; it's about balancing the skin's natural oils and supporting its barrier function. The best face cleansers are gentle yet effective and free from harsh chemicals that can strip or irritate. They often contain hydrating ingredients such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid, and might include antioxidants to combat environmental stress. For specific skin concerns, such as acne or sensitivity, good cleansers can offer targeted solutions. Preferences for textures vary, with options including gels, creams, and foaming formulas, each catering to different skin types and cleansing rituals.

We hope that you found our feature useful, with a list of the 10 best face cleansers. When purchasing beauty products, it is important to get the right product and the best skincare products, so that you love using it. Nakin are dedicated to achieving beautiful skin at every age, using the best natural ingredients. To find out more about Nakin and our award winning anti-ageing skincare then visit us at www.nakinskincare.com Nakin produce natural face products for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The full range can be found here and is designed to help skin to thrive and flourish by using the best plant active ingredients. Everything is cruelty free and made in the UK.

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