A good face wash is one of the keys to glowing skin and keeping breakouts at bay. You want to look for one that removes dirt, makeup, and impurities without stripping the skin of moisture and natural oils. If your skin is stripped of healthy oils, it will make your face feel tight and actually cause your skin to produce even more oil (which may make your already oily skin even more oily). But finding the right one for your skin can be difficult since everyone’s skin is unique and reacts to products and ingredients differently. Consulting your dermatologist is the safest bet for finding the right formula for you, but if that’s not an option we’re here to help by outlining a few of the most popular products for this skin type—Below are 5 of the best face washes for oily skin.
Avène Cleansing Foam ($20): This foaming cleanser from cult-favorite French pharmacy brand Avéne removes dirt and excess oil without overdoing it, and is even gentle enough for sensitive skin.
First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Cleanser ($21): Not only does this non-toxic cleanser remove dirt and makeup without stripping skin, it also helps calm irritation (thanks to the ingredient allantoin) and protects skin from pollution.
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser ($35): This cleanser is especially good for acne-prone skin, as the glycolic and salicylic acids help unclog pores and clear blemishes while they exfoliate dead skin.
Drunk Elephant Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser ($32): If you’re looking for a clean brand that also really works, Drunk Elephant is it. This gel cleanser turns into a perfectly gentle foam that absorbs excess oils to leave you with clear, matte skin.
La Roche-Posay Micellar Water Ultra ($16): This all-in-one oil and makeup remover clears away dirt and grime in one swipe of a cotton pad. It’s also great for double-cleansing if that’s part of your routine.
What’s your favorite face wash? Let us know in the comments below!