Cleansing is one of THE most fundamental skincare steps. It keeps your skin fresh and free of dirt, oil, and other impurities. A proper cleanse in the evening is the only way to start your skincare routine, and we’ve become low key obsessed with finding the best drugstore cleansers. So, we’re rounding up our absolute fave drugstore cleansers for your skin type, whether you have oily, sensitive or dry skin.
1. The Derm Fave: CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser, $11
Skin type: Normal to oily skin
This drugstore cleanser is a derm fave, and if we trust anyone’s recommendations it’s dermatologists, aka the skin whisperers. This foaming cleanser gently removes excess oil, dirt, and makeup without stripping your skin’s natural oil due to its uber-hydrating ingredients. The simple yet impactful formula contains hyaluronic acid, as well as ceramides and niacinamide, all of which help strengthen the skin’s natural barrier, preventing moisture loss. It’s also non-comedogenic, non-irritating, and fragrance-free, so it won’t clog your pores or irritate your skin.
2. For Dry Skin: Shea Moisture Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Skin Facial Cleansing Oil, $11
Skin type: Normal, dry to sensitive skin
We’re obsessed with double cleansing and this is the perfect first step cleanser. The natural cleansing oil will melt away makeup, dirt, impurities, and excess oil without leaving an oily residue like other facial cleansers. The formula is infused with shea butter, as well as a complex of alpine, damask, and musk rose oil, which are bursting with antioxidants that’ll help promote a healthy glow and restore uneven skin. To use, warm the oil in your hands and massage onto the skin, after two minutes add water and the oil will become a milky emulsion that easily washes away.