Choosing the right cleanser is surprisingly trickier than picking the right eye cream or an ideal moisturizer. A cleanser is key to ridding your face of the impurities it acquires throughout the day, but the right one also sets your skin up for success by maintaining a happy and hydrated environment.
Products that clear out pore gunk might give you a satisfying deep clean, but they’re often not gentle and may even cause further breakouts. If you have sensitive skin or you’re over 40, your skin can react badly to soapy or gel-based cleansers since most of them tend to strip your skin of natural oils, leading to dehydration.
Enter the creamy cleanser. These gentle face washes have hydrating properties while still washing away daily grime and skin build-up. Here are some of the best cream cleansers that won’t leave your skin feeling dry and stripped.