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[good moisturizer for dry skin]The Best Drugstore Face Wash and Cleanser for Your Skin Type

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  Best Overall Drugstore Face Wash

  CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

  

  amazon.com

  $13.56

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  You can’t make a list of the best drugstore skincare products and not put CeraVe at the top. No matter the category, this brand excels in creating effective formulas at impressive price points, and that, my friends, is why this drugstore face wash has more than 57,000 positive ratings on Amazon. The formula uses ceramides and hyaluronic acid to keep the skin hydrated without making it feel tight or stripped.

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  Best Drugstore Face Wash for Sensitive Skin

  La Roche-Posay Hydrating Gentle Cleanser

  

  $14.99

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  This milky, creamy cleanser uses a combo of glycerin (a humectant that pulls water into the skin), ceramides (moisturizers that restore the skin barrier), and niacinamide (which also soothe your skin) to help with irritated, angry skin. It’s fragrance-free, oil-free, sulfate-free, soap-free, and pretty much everything you could ask for in a face wash.

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  Best Gentle Cleanser for Really Dry Skin

  Dove DermaSeries Dry Skin Relief Gentle Cleansing Face Wash

  

  amazon.com

  $33.96

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  Like the label says, this drugstore face wash is for the severely dry, so if you’ve got a seriously itchy sitch on your face, reach for this heavy cream cleanser. More like a dry skin moisturizer than a typical squeaky-clean soap, this non-foaming face wash uses the mildest of ingredients to keep your dry skin feeling comfortable.

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  Best Drugstore Micellar Water for All Skin Types

  Simple Micellar Cleansing Water

  

  target.com

  $4.99

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  Part-makeup remover and part-face wash, this liquid cleanser is strong enough to remove foundation, dirt, and oil at the end of the day, but gentle enough not to leave your skin feeling dry or tight. It’s also packed with vitamin B3 and glycerin to keep your skin super hydrated. Just swipe it over your face with a cotton round or reusable pad, then rinse.

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  Best Face Wash for Calming Redness

  Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser

  

  ulta.com

  $11.49

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  If you love a foamy face wash, but don’t like the dryness that can come along with the sulfates, try this calming cleanser, which uses gentle surfactants to give you the sudsy experience without drying out your skin. Fragrance-free skincare is key for those with sensitive skin, and not only does this face wash fit the bill, but it also contains soothing feverfew to help calm inflamed, red skin.

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  Best Face Wash for Stressed Skin

  SheaMoisture Cannabis & Witch Hazel Skin Rescue Cream Cleanser

  

  target.com

  $9.99

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  Love your witch hazel toner but need a little more cleansing action? Try this creamy drugstore face wash that contains the soothing and calming ingredient as well as moisturizing vitamin E and hemp seed oil to help strengthen your skin’s barrier, not strip it dry.

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  Best Gentle Face Wash for the Super Sensitive

  Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser

  

  amazon.com

  $10.00

  $8.86 (11% off)

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  This dermatologist-favorite drugstore face wash has a basic (in the best of ways) ingredients list—think: no fragrance, essential oils, sulfates, soaps, dyes, etc.—that makes it ideal for those with ultra-sensitive, allergic, irritated skin. It’s no wonder why this mild cleanser is one of the most popular eczema products on the internet.

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  Best Face Wash for Blackheads

  Paula’s Choice Clear Pore Normalizing Cleanser

  

  amazon.com

  $13.00

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  Got blackheads and clogged pores? Reach for a lightweight gel cleanser like this one that contains salicylic acid to dissolve dead skin and blockages in your pores. Acne cleansers sometimes get a bad rap for causing irritation and messing up your skin barrier, but this one leaves the skin feeling comfortable, soft, and supple.

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  Best Drugstore Face Wash for Glowing Skin

  Burts Bees Truly Glowing Gel Cleanser

  

  amazon.com

  $8.76

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  A gel cleanser that works into a light foamy texture like this one is perfect for oily or combination skin, and the hyaluronic acid inside restores hydration as it removes gunk and grime. It’s so good it won a 2021 Cosmo Beauty Award for best everyday face wash. Just sayin’.

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  Best Face Wash for Dry Skin

  Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gentle Cleansing Lotion

  

  ulta.com

  $12.49

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  You already know and love the gel moisturizer of the same name, but have you tried the face wash version yet? It’s super gentle, fragrance-free, hydrating, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic, which is why it’s also one of our fave face washes for sensitive skin.

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  Best Bar Soap for Oily Skin

  Bioré Rose Quartz plus Charcoal Facial Cleansing Bar

  

  amazon.com

  $6.99

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  Not just any ol’ bar of soap, this cleanser is one of the best bar soaps for managing a super shiny complexion. The charcoal inside this cute little crystal-infused face wash for oily skin helps to soak up excess oil for a matte finish and clear pores.

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  Best Drugstore Face Wash for Cystic Acne

  Differin Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5%

  

  ulta.com

  $12.99

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  We all know Differin as the OTC retinoid used as a topical acne treatment, but allow me to introduce you to this acne face wash by the same brand that works particularly well for calming those big, angry, red pimples (aka cystic acne). The 5 percent benzoyl peroxide in the formula reduces oil and kills bacteria all while leaving your skin moisturized and happy.

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  Best Drugstore Cleanser for Uneven Skin

  Alaffia Neem Turmeric Clarifying Facial Cleanser

  

  amazon.com

  $23.10

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  Need I remind you of all the ways turmeric, the star ingredient in this drugstore face wash, can benefit your skin?! The antioxidant brightens uneven skin, fades dark spots and acne scars, and treats acne while the rich shea butter helps with skin dryness.

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  Best Drugstore Cleansing Balm

  Nyakio Sweet Almond Cleansing Oil Balm

  

  target.com

  $25.49

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  Applies like a cleansing balm but transforms into a cleansing oil, this cleanser melts away waterproof makeup, sebum, dirt—you name it—and leaves your skin soft and replenished, thanks to the sweet almond oil, shea butter, and baobab seed oil. If you have acne-prone skin, use it as step one in your double-cleanse routine, followed by a gentle cleanser.

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  Best Drugstore Cleanser for Dull Skin

  Acure Resurfacing Glycolic & Unicorn Root Cleanser

  

  ulta.com

  $12.99

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  If your skin’s looking a little dull and lifeless (and if it can handle a little fragrance), this facial exfoliator will help remove dead skin cells without the need for harsh scrubbies. Leave the formula on your skin for a few minutes before washing to allow the glycolic acid and lactic acid plenty of time to get to work.

  Brooke Shunatona

  Brooke Shunatona is a contributing writer for Cosmopolitan.com.

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