Sometimes picking the perfect skin care can feel a lot like bad online dating. We can read online all day long about a cleanser, even admire all of key points on splash pages and maybe scour the comments for rave reviews, but we won’t really know exactly how it works until we can get our hands on it in person. And even then, someone else’s perfect cleanser may not work the same way for us, especially if our skin type differs. Never fear, we—along with some of the country’s top dermatologists—did the hard work and broke down cleansers by what’s best for different skin types. So go ahead, swipe right on these cleansers.
What Derms Say: “Foaming cleansers are safe for most skin types, except for sensitive skin patients, as these cleansers may cause some irritation,” says Dr. Chang. Washington D.C. dermatologist Noëlle S. Sherber, MD even recommends as part deux of a double-cleansing routine.“Foaming cleansers are an excellent choice for the second step in double cleansing (which is an oil-based cleanser followed by a water-based cleanser).”
What They Recommend: Replenix Fortified Cleanser