Top skin cleansers for picture perfect clear skin

23 Feb 2021

Our top picks to achieve picture perfect clear skin ready for your big day 

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One of the first steps in your skincare routine should be a good cleanser to ensure you remove stubbon make-up, dead skin cells, oil build-up and dirt to prevent clogged pores and acne. 

A cleanser is more moisturising and hydrating than a soap bar of basic facial wash - which can both be harsh on skin, disturb your skin's PH balance and strip the delicate facial skin of natural oils. 

Always wash your face with a cleanser after a workout to prevent breakouts. For oily prone skin wash morning and night, and for dry or sensitive skin, use once a day in the evening.

Apply your cleanser in circular motions for between 20 - 30 seconds until the product lightly lathers and remove with warm water or a warm damp cloth. Follow with your toner, a spot treatment and eye cream if you are tackling these skin issues, and finish with your moisturiser. 

Use our list of the top 2021 cleansers below to find the perfect product for your skin type:


Skinsmiths Cream Cleanser, £27

This cleanser is sure to clean and freshen up your skin at the end of a long hard day. The soft cream will wash away dirt and pollutants without stripping away oils. 


L'abu Oat Milk Cleanser, £15

This rich cream-based cleanser, contains Japanese favourites of rice and oat milk which are known for clarifying the skin. It gently removes excess make-up and daily grime to retain PH balance and promote clear and toned results.


Green People, Nordic Roots Cranberry Micellar Foam, £19

This scent-free, natural face wash from the new Nordic Roots collection by Green People dissolves make-up and leaves the skin clean, calm and dewy.


Organic Apoteke Buttermilk Cleanser, £41.95

This nourishing cleanser leaves skin soft and smooth while dissolving make up and impurities. With organic Damask rose oil, which is rich in Vitamin C, it protects and strengthens skin and builds your skin’s capacity to retain moisture while smoothing wrinkles and improving circulation. Its gentle exfoliating action and anti-oxidant rich formulation leaves skin renewed and replenished. 


MONAT, Be Gentle Creamy Cleanser, £42 

Including hydrating and nourishing hyaluronic acid and plant derived squalane, REJUVENIQE S™ and a ginger root soothing complex, this delicate cream cleanser gently lifts and washes away dirt and impurities, whilst peptides tighten and plump to ensure skin is left feeling refreshed, comforted and healthy-looking.


Green People, Cha Vohtz, Purify and Hydrate Cream Cleanser, £31

This hydrating cream cleanser is developed to glide over the skin to gently and effectively remove light make-up and impurities for targeting aging skin.


Marks and Spencer, Pure, Ultimate Cleanse Hot Cloth Cleanser, £12

Rich in natural oils, this cleanser provides a deep clean while smoothing skin and protecting its natural barrier function. Plus, it's 95% naturally derived, making it kind on skin and suitable for vegans.


Oliver Bonas, REN Perfect Canvas Jelly Oil Cleanser, £25

This gentle cleanser features a blend of sunflower, grape and meadowfoam seed oils to prevent dryness, deliver antioxidant benefits and restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. 

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