I've rounded out the Best Green Beauty Cleansers for you! I get so many questions on what cleansers I love and would recommend- well here they are. There is something for everyone and every budget. Every skin type has specific needs and goals. Gone are the days of blasting your face with harsh cleansers! All of these cleansers keep your ph in check, so you're not left with skin that is crying out for hydration. If anything they help put moisture back in your skin.
Also, on another note something I've noticed people don't often do is cleanse their skin properly. I know sounds weird even typing it but it't true! If you don't properly cleanse your skin, none of your other products can be as effective. You want to make sure you get all your makeup off from the day and grime. Otherwise you are caking products on top of dirty skin and causing possible blemishes because of dirt buildup. Even if you don't wear makeup you need to wash your face! Yes, it get's dirty even without makeup.
How to choose the right cleanser?
Think about what your skin type is and what you need. Is your skin dry, is it oily, sensitive, acne prone? Once you've established your skin type then you can decide on what type of formula you like working with.
- Oil Cleanser
- Balm Cleanser
- Cream Cleanser
- Bar Soap
*I've highlighted my favorite picks for each skin type below.
*(All Skin Types) I have to start the review with their cleanser…because it’s my favorite!! As in my favorite cleanser ever? Quite possibly. You all know I’m crazy for oil cleansers. This one is in a league of it’s own. It is an oil but more of a creamy oil. It comes in a glass pump bottle which makes me love it even more. I always shake it up before I use it to make sure the product is evenly distributed. I get my skin slightly damp and then squeeze out a small amount and massage into my skin. The best part? It removes not only my face makeup but also my eye makeup-with no stinging! Yes, a miracle cleanser is what I call it. After I massage it all in, I then take a warm wash cloth and wipe off. My skin has never been better…seriously! It doesn’t dry out my skin at all but helps keep it so balanced. I’m obsessed with this cleanser and I want everyone to know! It’s rare as a green beauty blogger that I actually finish a product, but this one…it’s almost gone. I’m scraping what I can to get it all out. You all need this…end of story. Grab the Marie Veronique Cleanser here!
*(Normal/Combination/Oily Skin) I actually had the pleasure of sampling this face wash about 6 months ago. The product instantly captured my senses! It’s unlike any face wash I’ve used. First the smell is amazing! It has notes of fresh lime and tea tree that awaken your senses instantly. It foames up a little, but not overly. My skin feels so clean and balanced after using. It removed all my makeup effortlessly too. My skin feels brighter and awake after using. The product has french green clay and bentonite clay that not only help detoxify the skin but also deposit important minerals in it. It is such a different cleanser compared to others I’ve used, because while it is detoxifying, the texture feels similar to a cream cleanser. It’s really the best of both worlds. You get the benefits of a detoxifying cleanser, but the end result doesn’t feel like your skin has been stripped because of the creamy texture. Your skin feels clean, rid of makeup and restored. This really is a heroic product in my opinion and one I keep reaching for on the daily. Get your Linne Purify Face Wash here!
*(Normal/Problem/Combination Skin) This soap is their best selling soap and for good reason-it’s luxurious to it’s core. Made of Black Australian Clay and Dead Sea Mud, this facial soap doesn’t mess around. Plus, coconut milk, organic almond, avocado, and castor bean oils round out this beauty. It is recommended for normal, problem and combination skin. I have drier skin however and it worked amazing on me. It didn’t feel drying at all. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed, and clean but not tight and dry like a lot of bar soaps. It also gets rid of all my makeup too. Osmia recommends it for perioral dermatitis too. (Check out my full review of my experience with perioral dermatitis here). I have a soap saver from Osmia that I use with this soap as well and love. If you’ve been searching for a cleanser that gets the job done and gives your skin the clean feeling you crave-this is it. Get your Osmia Black Clay Bar Soap here!
*(All Skin Types) I love the simplicity of this cleanser. True Botanical's has several different lines within their whole skincare line. This is the Basic's line. It's just like the name suggests. Very basic and simple. It's not heavily scented, ingredients are minimal. Just a good all around cleanser. I had some other cleansers I needed to review but I kept wanting to use this one because it was so good. It is a milky consistency and smells so light. I get my face damp and then add the cleanser to my face in circular motions. It not only gets all my makeup off-yes mascara included but leaves my skin feeling hydrated and not stripped. Bonus: it's completely safe for pregnancy. I wish I could let you all sample some to see how great it makes your skin feel! I’m addicted to it! And the price…crazy good! $32!! I mean you can’t beat that price. Snag your Hydrating Cleanser here!
*(Normal/Combination) This cleanser is milky smooth to the core! I love how it gets rid of all my makeup and grime but doesn't strip my skin. It feels so silky on the skin. The scent is so pleasant too- I get hints of jasmine. It has lactic acid in it that helps to slough off the dead skin and reveal a bright glowing complexion. I love how it even removes my eye makeup effortlessly. I just rub it all over my eye area and it quickly picks up all the dirt and grime. Then I rinse off with water and then wipe clean with a warm washcloth. I also get my face a little damp before I apply the cleanser- helps to give it a little slip. My skin feels so clean but balanced and not too dry. Plus, I love that it comes in a pretty glass frosted bottle- swoon! Get your OSEA cleanser here!
*(All Skin Types) The newest cleanser in my green beauty arsenal is the Pamplemousse Cleanser from Leahlani! This cleanser launched just this last month and it's one to take note of. If you've been around green beauty long enough then you know anything Leahlani makes is extra special. This cleanser is no exception. The first thing that takes you away is the scent. Not just any scent… it takes you away to a tropical island filled with most luscious fruits! It smells divine. And of course the scent is completely natural. It's an oil cleanser but if you add just a touch of water it suds up ever so slightly creating the perfect slip- so good. I look forward to cleansing my skin every night…literally it's like a skin treat! It gets rid of all my makeup effortlessly and leaves my skin feeling supple and hydrated. If you haven't snagged one of these yet, get on it- you will love it! Grab your Pamplemousse here!
*(All Skin Types) This cleansing balm is SO good. I can't stop using it. I never knew I had a thing for cleansing balms but apparently I love them! I just put a small dime size amount in my hand and then rub into my face. Towards the end I apply a little water to help turn it in a milky cleanser and to get all my eye makeup off. I add a little water towards the end to help remove all my eye makeup. It gets it all off and then some. The smell of rose envelops you in a sea of rose gardens- love the smell. After using it, my skin feels completely clean but still nourished and hydrated. Sometimes I'll apply and rub in circular motions then I put a warm washcloth on top of my face and just let it sit there for a second- feels SO good! Not only does it melt everything away but also the stress of the day. Get your Lil Fox Cleanser here!
*(All Skin Types) The Unveil Cleanser is a definite fave-it's so good!! I can't get enough. First the scent is tantalizing. With notes of lemon, fragonia, ginger, pink peppercorn and cardamom. It smells like a burst of lemony bright goodness! It comes in a round wooden jar- Mahalo's signature look. It's so unique compared to any cleanser I've used-in a league of it's own. Upon contact with your skin and a little water it melts and turns into this amazing lather. It removes all my makeup effortlessly and with no stinging around the eye area. Don't get me started on all the ingredients-swoon worthy! I'm quite taken with all of it and can't get enough! Trust me when I say you all will love this. My skin feels so balanced and nourished after. Get your Unveil Cleanser here!
*(All Skin Types) This cleanser is so good. First of all the packaging-on point. Dark glass pump bottle, preserves every last drop. It’s an oil cleanser. So you apply it on dry skin and rub in circular motions all over. It removes all my makeup effortlessly-yes even the stubborn eye makeup. When I’m ready to rinse it off I apply the slightest amount of water and rub it over my face. It really helps to break up anything lingering. It has the slightest emulsification when adding the water-which I love! Then I rinse with warm water and it comes off easily. A lot of oil cleansers you have to really rub off with a washcloth to get the product off but not with this cleanser. It’s so nice to have it come off so easy. My skin feels perfectly balanced after cleansing-not too dry or oily. I’m obsessed with this cleanser! Did I mention it smells amazing? Hints of lavender and chamomile pair together beautifully. And yes, the supercritical chia oil is the first ingredient! Plus, this cleanser is only $38-a serious steal for luxe skincare. If you’ve been searching for the IT cleanser-then you just found it. Get it here and thank me later!
*(Dry/Sensitive Skin) This has been a tried and true cleanser for me, whether it’s winter or summer. It really changes with the seasons quite well. First of all, I love the price. It’s $9.99 for a good sized tube, and usually you can find it on sale for 20% off. Not to mention, you can find it almost anywhere. A lot of natural cleansers don’t foam, and many people who switch over from main stream products, have a hard time with this. They’re used to the ultra foaming cleansers that strip your face…ring a bell? It offers a bit of foam, yet still creamy in texture, without stripping your skin. Have I mentioned the smell? Refreshing and clean. Removes all makeup, and leaves skin feeling clean but not tight. Get your Cleansing Cream here!