My favourite face cleansers.

I am constantly getting questions about my skincare routine. And my reply is always the same ” switch to a nourishing cleanser” .I really feel that cleansers don’t get enough love. In my opinion a good cleanser is the most important step to your skin care routine. I can be using the best serums, lotions and potions but if my cleanser is too harsh and stripping away my skins natural oils then nothing works well.

the best facial cleansers

A good cleanser is the secret sauce to good skin for so many reasons:

  1. They remove any makeup leftovers that haven’t come off properly with your makeup remover. 
  2. The environment is very harsh on our skin and cleansers remove debris that sits on it. Pollution, dust, smog and other environmental elements clog up our pores and cleansing allows our skin to breathe.
  3. If our skin is nice and clean our skin care is able to do it’s job so much more efficiently. Think of it in terms of doing your dishes. If there is a lot of gunk left on the dishes we typically rinse them off before loading them into the dishwasher. This helps the dishwasher do a better job. 
  4. Cleansing our face removes bacteria that can cause break outs. Just think about how gross our phones can get. We hold them up to our skin for hours a day, cleaning our face at the end of the day is crucial. 
  5. A nourishing cleanser balances the skin moisture levels and helps it replenish natural oils.

First of all :

I need to preface my top picks by saying that 9/10 of my clients and followers are using cleansers  that are too harsh on their skin. As we age our skin becomes dryer and produces less natural oil. The majority of us don’t switch our cleansers and are still using the same Clean and Clear we started using when we were 16. Nothing against Clean and Clear but it is extremely drying and will ultimately leave your skin feeling tight and dehydrated. Often times that tight feeling is confused for a clean feeling, if you are feeling that tight uncomfortable skin after washing your face it’s definitely time to switch things up. And if you aren’t using a cleanser, now is the time to start ! 

These are my favourite cleanser’s for my skincare routine: 

1 – Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular Cleansing Oil :

This cleansing oil has been a complete a life saver for me. My skin is naturally dry and dehydrated, this all organic cleansing oil leaves my skin feeling clean, supple and hydrated. I use this cleanser in the evening time as I find it can be a bit too oily for day and night. It melts any left over makeup right off my skin and gives me the most beautifully hydrated looking complexion. I honestly feel like this product has slowed down the aging process for me because it has given me a hydration boost that I didn’t know existed. This product is a solid 10/10 and has been a staple in my routine for 5 years now. 

To read more about it or to get one for yourself click this link : Juice Beauty Cleansing Oil

2 – Dermalogica’s Intensive Moisture Cleanser:

Theres not much to say besides don’t walk run and buy this cleanser. It’s luxurious creamy texture is a dream and it will make cleansing your face feel like you’re at a spa. It’s available in 2 sizes, I have the 295 ml one and it literally has lasted for 8 months now. Such great value for money! 

This is one of those products that everyone will love. If you have dry skin and need a boost you will adore this product.

Click here to get one for yourself: Dermalogica Moisture Cleanser

3 – Jouviance Hydractiv Cleansing Foam Gentle Cleanser & Makeup Remover:

This option is perfect if you have normal to oily skin and are looking for a cleanser that will remove makeup, nourish and leave your skin feeling supple.

This is one of my top picks because most foam cleansers contain alcohol which is the worst for our skin. This fluffy Jouviance foam contains no alcohol, paraben’s and is not tested on animals and is perfect for even the most sensitive of skins. 

Click here to get one for yourself: Jouviance foam cleanser

4 – Fresh Soy Cleanser:

What it is: A bestselling, gently powerful face wash with soy proteins that removes all traces of dirt and makeup without stripping skin of essential moisture. This cleanser is great because it’s good for all skin types :Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily. Buy this product if you are concerned about: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity 

Fresh Soy cleanser

I use these 4 cleansers in my skin care routine throughout the year and they have revitalized and reinvigorated my skin. If there is one switch you should make for your skin it’s to a great cleanser 🙂

Thanks for reading !

Xo Shira

If you want to learn more about my skin care faves, read this : Skin Care for Your Skin Type

Or find out how to achieve glowing radiant skin : Glowing, radiant skin.

Thanks again for stopping what you were doing and dropping by.

Shira xo


  1. Susan Litven Brown
    February 28, 2020 / 8:08 pm

    Always great tips, Shira…….❤️

    • shira
      March 8, 2020 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks Suzie !

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