The Best Face Cleansers For Every Type of Skin

Options for combination, normal, dry and oily skin.


There's no universal remedy for righting skin gone wrong. As such, we've carved out handy guides to facial cleansers for every kind: normal, combination, dry and oily. The entries in each are catered to a specific type and are sure to leave you feeling (and looking) clean — without inflicting harm in the process.

The 6 Best Cleansers for Normal Skin

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chandler bondurant

Normal skin is anything but: It’s that exceptional middle ground between oily and dry, the status quo we all aim to achieve with a skincare regimen. Some people enjoy it naturally, while others experience fleeting moments of "normalcy" between yo-yo swings from one side of the spectrum to the other.


The 7 Best Cleansers for Combination Skin

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Chandler Bondurant

If you have combination skin, you’re no stranger to compromise. Because parts of your face are oily while others are drier, a straight-ahead skincare routine is hardly effective. But, between balancing different products and utilizing the right techniques, you can keep the skin on your face happy with minimal hassle.


The 5 Best Cleansers for Dry Skin

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Chase Pellerin

If your skin is typically dry—that is, if it’s persistently parched and not just a seasonal or circumstantial dehydration—then you need to use products that factor for such sensitivity. Your skin’s outermost layer—its defensive one—retains less moisture, and your natural oil production could be lesser than your oily or otherwise “normal” friends.


The 6 Best Cleansers for Oily Skin

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Chase Pellerin

You really shouldn’t wash your face more than twice a day. Though, when you have oily skin, that feels like an impossible scenario. You constantly want to cleanse, because you constantly feel like you need to need to.


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