A good skin care regime should always start with a good cleanser. All too often, this essential step can be overlooked, however cleansing is not only necessary to wash away any residual make up, it also ensures skin is clear from dirt, bacteria, pollutants, and any other nasty impurities, which can trigger unpleasant skin problems. A good cleanser also perfectly preps the skin, ensuring it can reap all of the benefits from your subsequent skin perfecting routine, allowing serums, treatments and moisturisers to be fully absorbed. Selecting the right facial cleanser for your specific skin type can become an overwhelming task, when there are so many out there to choose from, so here are our top 10 luxury cleansers, to maximise your at-home cleansing experience.
TOO FACED Hangover Wash the Day Away, £20, www.toofaced.com
A pore purifying, gentle foaming cleanser from Too Faced, designed to draw out make up and impurities, and effectively prep your skin for skincare. Enriched with refreshing fruit extracts and a dose of Hyaluronic Acid, skin feels energised, rebalanced and hydrated.
Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser, £25, www.feelunique.com
This uniquely textured balancing cleanser from Elemis is perfect for combination and blemish prone skin. Formulated with Lime Blossom Extract and Vitman E, the cleansing milk removes impurities and excess oil, leaving your skin feeling rebalanced and silky smooth.
DRUNK ELEPHANT Beste No 9 Jelly Cleanser,150ml, £27, www.drunkelephant.co.uk
A purifying jelly cleanser, formulated to dissolve all traces of makeup, excess oil and pollution. Formulated with coconut-based surfactant, and antioxidant rich fruit extracts, this unique, gentle formula purifies and nourishes, without stripping the skin.
Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Ri Cultivated Rinse Cleanser, £51, www.bobbibrown.co.uk
A refreshing, conditioning, rich cleanser from Bobbi Brown, featuring a bright citrus scent. The unique blend of ingredients removes any impurities, while the intensely moisturising properties leaves skin feeling instantly hydrated and silky smooth.
ALGENIST Genius Ultimate Anti-Ageing Melting Cleanser,150ml, £32, www.spacenk.com
The ultimate cleansing experience from Algenist’s Genius range, combining the brands anti-aging breakthrough ingredient Alguronic Acid®, with Microalgae Oil. This transforming oil cleanser turns into a milky emulsion upon contact with water, leaving skin feeling beautifully soft and revitalised.
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual, £32.60, www.charlottetilbury.com
An award-winning cleanser from Charlotte Tilbury, which promises a supercharged, two step cleansing experience. Ritual one consists of a citrus oil radiance cleanser, then follow with ritual two, which contains a purifying charcoal cleanser, to reveal a radiant looking, spa cleansed glow.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, £17, www.uk.lizearle.com
An iconic, multi award winning classic from the British skin care brand Liz Earle. Featuring their rich, indulgent cleanser, enriched with cocoa butter; which when used in conjunction with the pure cotton cloth, gently exfoliates away dead skin cells, to reveal clearer and brighter looking skin.