Dry, oily, or sensitive skin? Here’s a great natural cleanser for your skin type.
With most of us still sweating through our makeup—or just not wearing it, writes the woman with invisible eyelashes—it is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. So before visions of warm pumpkins doughnuts and spicy apple cider start dancing in our head, let’s take a moment to attend to the most basic of our beauty ritual.
Let’s wash our faces! From oily to dry to sensitive to mature, here’s a natural cleanser for seven different skin types to purge the summer sweat right off your skin.
The hottest trend in natural skin care will remind you of the beachy, sun-soaked days of your youth. Coconut oil is being touted from blog to shining blog as an excellent makeup remover, moisturizer, and natural cleanser all in one sweet-smelling product.
Our EIC Laura Klein is a devotee of using coconut oil to remove eye makeup, saying there was “no turning back” once she discovered the product.
Others rave that coconut oil is highly moisturizing and even an acne remedy, though some caution that its comedogenic nature can clog pores.
2. For All Skin Types, Part II: Fine Herbal Cleanser by Farmaesthetics ($34.50)
Looking for a lovely cleanser so simple that it contains only five ingredients? (Seriously, you woke up thinking this, right?) The Fine Herbal Cleanser from Farmaesthetics offers up a thorough cleaning for a product that feels as light as water.
Good for all skin types, this 100% natural offering from this top-shelf sustainable line combines geranium, witch hazel, and lavender, leaving your skin hydrated and smooth.
Further, it is designed to work with the line’s sweet milk exfoliate series, which can be added to help brighten your complexion.
With cooler temperatures and winter winds just a few weeks away, this Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser is a great staple for those suffering from dry skin.
Specifically formulated to moisturize and hydrate, this vitamin-rich cleanser combines the anti-oxidant effects of pumpkin with the extreme hydrating powers of blue green algae. This pleasantly-scented product is cruelty-free, vegan friendly, and also gluten-free.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals also offers a comprehensive line of natural cleansers tailored to each skin concern, including Youth-Blemish, Sensitive, Hyperpigmentation and more.
When your skin is oily, the last thing you feel like putting on it is any product. But this oil-control offering from Elemental Herbology promises to cleanse, purify, and even “pacify” irritated skin.
Free of fragrance and soap, it works to bring balance to your sebum-clogged skin while calming and clearing out pores.
The line, which uses only premium-grade herbs, flowers, and minerals, only uses 100% biodegradable SLS-free surfactants while supporting ethical harvesting and responsible packaging.
From one of the best-performing lines out there using organic ingredients comes this light, fun, foamy cleaners from John Masters Organics.
Containing no GMOs, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, DEAs, MEAs, or TEAs (say that three times, fast), the Rose Foaming Wash offers up a light hydration to deal with problematic dry patches.
This gluten-free product is made with seven certified organic ingredients, including hydrating aloe vera and rose water.
For skin prone to redness, irritation and more, finding the right cleanser can be something like diffusing a bomb—you want to get in and out without causing any kind of lasting damage to the area. Using marine clay, cucumber, chamomile, and aloe vera to cleanse and detoxify the skin, this gentle cleanser does just that.
A vegetarian product, it is also free of gluten, parabens, SLS, phthalates, artificial colors and synthetic fragrances.
Ready for detoxified, smooth, and toned skin? Oui oui! This French Clay Cleanser is rich in DMAE, which the makers at Clairvoyant Beauty claim “extends the life of cells.”
It also uses clay from the Vienne region of France that has been a favorite beauty tool for locals for the past 200 years.
Containing biodegradable, natural and organic Ingredients, this product is also vegan-certified.
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