Whether you have oily, spot-prone, dry, mature or combination skin, here are the best cleansers to suit your skin…


By Felicity Williams & Abbie Schofield

A good cleanser should be a part of everyone’s daily beauty routine. The age-old rule to never go to bed with your makeup on exists for a reason — not washing your face can result in clogged pores, blackheads and blemishes. Not only do cleansers remove dirt, SPF and makeup, but they leave the skin feeling and looking revitalised and refreshed. With cleansers out there to remedy any concern, from angry breakouts to tight, dry skin, we’ve selected our favourites.

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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser

The multi award-winning cleanser from Liz Earle is one of their best-selling products. Suitable for all skin types, this cleanser is enriched with cocoa butter to soften, smooth and moisturise, and rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus to tone, soothe and purify. It will remove all the daily grime, makeup and dead skin cells for clean, fresh skin.

From £15.50; boots.com

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Zelens Z Pure Cleansing Liquid Balm

A super-rich cleansing formula, Zelens’ Z Pure Cleansing Liquid Balm leaves the skins natural oils in tact, whilst washing away all the impurities. Perfect for all skin types, the balm infuses skin with essential nutrients to leave it plump and glowing.

£50; zelens.com

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Dr Levy 3DEEP Cell Renewal Micro-Resurfacing Cleanser

This cleanser from skin expert Dr Levy helps to progressively eliminate dullness from the outer cell layer, acting as both a make-up remover and a skin cleanser. Perfect for those seeking bright, glowy skin.

£39; cultbeauty.co.uk

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Erborian Centella Cleansing Oil

Formulated with Centella Asiatica, this cleanser is rich in nourishing botanical oils, leaving the skin smooth and hydrated. On contact with water, the oil transforms into a milky lotion that washes off easily without leaving any residue.

£25; uk.erborian.com

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Beauty Pie PlantasticApricot Butter Cleansing Balm

This balm from Beauty Pie, the members’ club for luxury skincare and makeup, is the perfect heavy duty cleanser to melt away heavy makeup while not stripping the skin. It’s suitable for all skin types but particularly good for mature and dry skin.

£50, £13.93 for members; beautypie.com

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Allies of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser

If you’re suffering from redness and breakouts, try a gentle cleanser instead of one that promises to blast your spots away. Allies of Skin create simple, effective products for stressed and problematic skin, and this gentle daily cleanser is full of antioxidants and hydrating ingredients to nourish and soothe.

£37; cultbeauty.co.uk

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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

Often sold out across the web, this cleanser has earned cult status due to its affordable price point and simple ingredient list — it’s even been released in a bigger size to meet demand. Massage onto dry skin to break down makeup and dirt before emulsifying with water for a no-nonsense cleansing routine.

From £5.50; theordinary.deciem.com

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Honest Beauty Magic Gel to Milk Cleanser

Honest Beauty is actor Jessica Alba’s ‘clean’ beauty line, and this cleanser is one of the brand’s hero products. Ideal for dry skin, it’s free from synthetic fragrance, instead using rose essential water, an ingredient known for its soothing skin benefits.

£20; cultbeauty.co.uk

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Oskia Perfect Cleanser

This is a rich balm rich in youth-boosting vitamins, minerals, prebiotics and essential fatty acids. Once combined with water, this nutrient-rich balm becomes a light milk that penetrates deeply and lifts away pore-blocking impurities to leave the skin feeling clean, comfortable and soft. Suitable for all skin types, particularly dry, hormonal or mature skin. 

£36; oskiaskincare.com

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Great for all skin types but particularly for dry or ageing skin, the Pro-Collagen Range is one of Elemis’ most loved inventions. This cleanser will work to thoroughly cleanse while plumping and hydrating the skin to create a brighter, glowing complexion.

£44; elemis.com


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