Clean up your act for 2014: facial cleansers for every skin type

facial cleansers for every skin type

We all want glowing skin like a supermodel, right? Well, beautiful, clear and healthy skin is definitely achievable, you’ve just got to use the correct products for your specific skin type, starting with a great facial cleanser.

Facial cleansers wash away dirt, dead skin cells, oils, icky bacteria, sweat and makeup that sits on your skin and can clog pores, causing blackheads and pimples Cleansing your skin twice a day really is a must – that means no going to bed with makeup on!

We’ve scoured the shelves of some of our favourite Vancouver drugstores and beauty boutiques to put together this list of the best facial cleansers for each skin type. With consistent use, you’ll soon notice a huge improvement in your skin tone, texture and clarity.

Go on, put your best face forward this year!


Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser/Purifying Mask ($28, Murale)

Philosophy Purity Made Simple ($42, Sephora)

Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser ($24, Sephora)


Weleda Almond Soothing Cleansing Lotion ($25.50, Weleda)

SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser ($39, Project Skin MD)

NEUTROGENA Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser Fragrance-Free Creamy Formula ($9.99, London Drugs)


No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Water ($13, Shoppers Drug Mart)

Yes to Tomatoes Oil Control Gel Cleanser ($9.49, Shoppers Drug Mart)

Olay Fresh Effects Out of this Swirled! Deep Pore Clean + Exfoliating Scrub ($7.99, Shoppers Drug Mart)


No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm ($13, Shoppers Drug Mart)

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Cleanser ($24, London Drugs)

Bioderma Atoderm PP Foaming Gel ($17, Murale)


Soap & Glory Face Soap and Clarity ($16, Shoppers Drug Mart)

Etival Ener-C Gel Cleanser ($18, Shoppers Drug Mart)

STILA Glowing Reviews Gentle Skin Renewal Scrub ($34, Murale)


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