#5 Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser
One of the great things about Clarins' Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed is that it's available for all skin types. Oily/Dry/Normal/Combination, they've got you covered.
The light milk turns into a pillowy foam so you only need a tiny amount but it removes make up without a trace. The floral scent is fairly strong so if you prefer fragrance-free products this won't be for you.
One reviewer says, "This is a really nice light, foaming cleanser. You only need a little bit, it goes a long way. I would use this after removing makeup. I have normal to dry skin and didn't find this too drying in warmer months."
Available at David Jones and Myer
#4 Milk & Co Face Cleanser
Founded by Olypmic swimmer Michael Klim, Milk & Co have a range of natural products for your face and body.
If you like the botanical waft of ylang ylang and geranium then put Milk & Co's Facial Cleanser on your best face wash wish list.
One reviewer says, "I've found that this cleanser is really gentle on my skin, while at the same time making it feel really deeply cleansed and fresh, I love using it in the mornings to help me wake up! It doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped or tight, which is nice because in winter my skin tends to be drier than usual. It's also great at removing make up, which saves so much time in my skin care routine!"
Available at Coles, Woolworths, Priceline and Chemist Warehouse
#3 Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser
Neutrogena Deep Foaming Cleanser is a water-based cleanser that strips your skin of dirt and grim but leaves the natural oils intact.
If you're prone to acne and want a product that contains salicylic acid, you can mix it up with Neutrogena's Acne Oil-Free Acne Wash. Great when you have breakouts it can dry out your skin if it's not oily so use interchangeably with the regular cleanser.
One reviewer says, "The cleanser left a clean and soft feel with no irritating odors. The Deep Clean cleanser got every single last bit of make up and or drift off of my face that my make up remove couldn't. After using the cleanser my skin didn't feel dry or tight like some other cleaners. Fantastic Product."
Available at most national drugstores and supermarkets
#2 Drunk Elephant Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser
NB: No elephants were harmed in the making of this cruelty-free cleanser.
Drunk Elephant Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser contains nourishing marula oil, soothing cantaloupe and hydrating glycerine which deliver a gentle and non-irritating cleanser that's perfect for oily and combination skin.
One reviewer says, "This is my 1st time trying Drunk Elephant. I bought the No. 9 Jelly Cleanser and the Night Bright Duo. After a week of using the product, 2 friends complemented me on my skin and asked what I was doing differently! Wow."
Available at Mecca
#1 The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser
Believe me, there's nothing ordinary about The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser. Squalane is something the body produces naturally and is essentially a type of skin sebum (oil).
What's different about this non-soap, water-based cleanser is you warm it up in your hands where it changes from a balm texture to an oil. Somehow, like magic, the oil melts away mascara, foundation and eyeliner in seconds. Simply remove the excess with a warm facecloth and voila - a dewy glow is all that's left.
One reviewer says, "Great cleanser! I was a bit skeptical of how good it would be because you put on dry skin and then wash off, but I love this product. I love it goes on dry skin and it is really hydrating. Best cleanser I’ve ever used! I use the Ordinary skincare morning and night and this absolutely is a must to add my skincare routine."
RRP $13.90 (50ml)
Available at Myer and Priceline