If you're on a mission to make your beauty routine a little cleaner, it's never a bad idea to start with a product you use every single day, twice a day: face wash. “If you’re using conventional beauty products with a ton of preservatives, fragrances, and stabilizers, you’re going to damage the skin’s microflora, which will impair your skin function and have the worst impact for skin quality and appearance," says holistic aesthetician Kristina Holey. Even formulas that claim to be gentle on skin can contain harsh soaps, irritating fragrances, or preservatives that can potentially head to a myriad of health issues with repeated exposure. The 13 formulas below are the tried-and-true clean beauty cleansers our editors love for removing makeup, dirt, and oil from your skin without added synthetic fragrance or harsh sulfates.
This witch hazel formula is perfect for those who love the feeling of a plush, airy, and foamy face wash.
This all-natural formula relies in omega-6-rich oils (not essential oils) to deliver serious makeup removal and gentle cleansing.
This top-rated gel cleanser uses seaweed and antioxidants to fight free radical damage, leaving skin healthier with every wash.
Natural and organic face washes for acne-prone skin do exist: this one has aloe vera to soothe irritated skin and jojoba to gently exfoliate.
This exfoliating cleanser is gentle enough to use every single day—but if you're at all sensitive or already sloughing a ton in your routine—switch to using it twice a week to boost your glow.
The blend of essential oils in this formula keep your skin healthy and hydrated while still getting it really clean.
This gentle, lightly foaming cleanser—with an ingredient list that reads like a Whole Foods—is great for all skin types.
A sulfate-free, vegan, and natural face wash that's powerful enough to remove most makeup in just one wash. Plus, we love the drugstore price.
This jelly cleanser is free of SLS, fragrance, and essential oils and is perfect for tackling oily skin and removing makeup at the end of a long day.
Plant-derived squalane and oils melt away makeup while keeping skin ultra hydrated.
If your skin turns red at the thought of washing your face, this is the cleanser you need to try. Peony extracts and sunflower amino acids make this sulfate-free formula deal for reactive and sensitive skin.
Smear this oil all over your dry skin to melt away even waterproof makeup, then splash your skin with water to get an easy one-step cleanse.