10 Of The Best Cleansers As Rated By Marie Claire Editors

Tried and tested

Sherine Youssef, executive beauty editor

I use some sort of hydrating balm in the morning (right now it’s Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm), and then in the evening I always double-cleanse, first with an oil (either Shu Uemura or Simple) and then a cleansing cream or milk. I’m not too fussed with the brand, just as long as it doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped.

Lucy Adams, beauty director

Rationale Proceramide Cleanser washes away the day’s dirt and make-up but still leaves my skin hydrated and soft.

Chloe Buttenshaw, fashion editor

QV Gentle Facial Wash is a low cost product which I feel does the job perfectly.

Brittany Henderson, Styled By marie claire content editor

I don’t think you can beat Dermalogica’s Daily Microfoliant. It’s gentle enough for my sensitive skin and leaves me feeling bright but not over-buffed. I’m a big Clarisonic evangelist too, so when I use that a couple of times a week I stick to a cleansing oil – Shu Uemura is my favourite.     

Bree McDonald, fashion & news editor

Vanessa Megan Prebiotic C Brightening Exfoliator is gentle enough to use every day and most days I am. It’s a dry powder you can mix with water to your preference, making for either a soft and gentle scrub or heavy duty

Anna McClelland, digital beauty editor

In the warmer months I like to use Ultra MD Ultimate Brightening Foaming Cleanser, but now that winter’s here I’m looking forward to switching to Eve Lom’s cleansing balm to nourish my skin and simultaneously melt make-up away. Twice a week I exfoliate using Dermalogica’s newish Daily Superfoliant, which I love.

Isabelle Truman, digital content editor

I just use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser as I find my skin doesn’t react any differently to flash, expensive products, but would love to try the Drunk Elephant range as I’ve heard it’s amazing.

Monica Russell, fashion assistant

Grown Alchemist cream cleanser or Clinique Pep start exfoliating cleanser I have found have worked best for my skin. 

Tara Morris, market editor

QV cleanser: it’s so simple and gentle on the face and has a really nice milky texture.

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