16 Brilliant Treatment Cleansers For All Skin Types
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16 Brilliant Treatment Cleansers For All Skin Types

Your three-step skincare regime starts here

The most important step in your daily skincare regime? Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse. To make life easier, we’ve tried and tested the best luxury treatment cleansers on the market, to help you get the most from your daily purifying regime.

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What Is A Cleanser?

A product formulated to remove dirt, oil, makeup, sweat, dead skin cells and other impurities from the skin, cleansers are a crucial part of any skincare routine. They can help maintain your overall skin health by unclogging pores, preventing blemishes and creating a clean canvas for other skincare products – making them more effective.

Are There Different Types Of Cleansers?

Yes, cleansers come in foaming gels, creams, balms, and oils, making them adaptable to an individual’s preferences as well as their skin type and skin goals.

How To Add One To Your Skincare Routine

Cleansing should be the first step of your skincare routine, so that you have a clean canvas for other skincare products. It’s advised you use a cleanser twice a day, at the start of your skincare routine, before moving on to toners, eye creams, serums, moisturisers and SPFs.

Luxury Cleansers To Try Now

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Grey bottle


Best For: Hyperpigmentation

Qasil Cleanser, £28


Blending qasil, oat amino acid and kaolin, this cleanser from S’ABLE Labs offers a rich antioxidant formula that brightens and enhances skin texture. Qasil is especially known for slowing down the growth of excessive melanin, a key cause of hyperpigmentation, meaning you can expect an even (and glowing) skin tone in no time.

Brown bottle


Best For: That fresh feeling

Nurture Body Wash , £29, waphyto.com

Swap the soap for Japan’s newest phytotherapy range, which uses healing plant extracts grown in Japan without pesticides, to cleanse skin without drying it out.

Eve Lom Cleanser

Eve Lom

Best For: A balanced complexion

Cleanser, £65, evelom.com

A true cult classic, nothing beats Eve Lom’s balm cleanser as the ultimate daily skin treat. Containing eucalyptus, clove, hops and chamomile oil, massage it into dry skin at the end of each day and lay over with a hot muslin cloth to open pores, before gently cleansing and exfoliating skin.

Dr Sebagh foam cleanser

Dr Sebagh

Best for: Deep purifying

Foaming cleanser, £32, drsebagh.com

Even the most stubborn of make-up will be washed away with Dr Sebagh’s foaming cleanser, a two-in-one purifying and toning product. It removes dirt and traces of pollution to leave skin feeling smooth and supply, with oleanolic acid reducing sebum and oat amino acids helping get rid of dead cells.

White bottle of cleanser with black pump lid


Best For: Sensitive skin

Gentle Cleanser, £44, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Formulated to help soothe and calm skin using a blend of orange oil and emollients, SkinCeuticals’ gentle cleanser also hydrates and smooths rough surface textures for clean, glowing results.

Pink tub of cleansing cream


Best For: Hydration

Nourishing Rich Cleansing Balm, £65, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Ideal for sensitive skin, this mild cream is made using a completely natural formula that purify skin without drying or stripping the surface. Expect a cleansing experience that smooths and moisturises skin for glowing results.

Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse

Sarah Chapman

Best For: Smart skincare

Ultimate Cleanse, £54, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Packed with collagen-stimulating peptides, skin-normalising vitamin A and potent skin-defence antioxidants, Sarah Chapman’s Ultimate Cleanse is hailed as one of the most effective products for simultaneously removing makeup and cleaning, conditioning and brightening skin.

Samaya Ayurvedic Skincare

Best For: Softer skin

Hydrating Cleanser Pitta , £59, johnbellcroyden.co.uk

Smitten. There’s no other word for it. This unique formulation bursts with Ayurvedic botanicals such as jasmine, turmeric and saffron and (anti-inflammatory) Gotu Kola oil, silkily lifting impurities and makeup and leaving skin soft and glowing as a newborn’s cheek. Durga (one of the most powerful Hindu goddesses) would have used it, had she had the chance.

Dagger Rose Cleansing Powder by Guy Morgan

Guy Morgan

Best For: Sustainable skincare

Dagger Rose Cleansing Powder, £14, standarddose.com

Made with sustainably sourced ingredients, this botanical blend is activated by water and leaves skin free from impurities, renewed and refreshed. It is natural, vegan and cruelty-free and features 100 percent plastic-free packaging. Rub the powder with a little water to form a cleansing paste that leaves skin completely clean.

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm


Best For: A collagen boost

Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, £46, elemis.com 

This oil-based pro-collagen cleansing balm is the perfect accompaniment to the pro-collagen marine cream moisturiser. Apply all over dry skin and leave for a couple of minutes before removing with a muslin cloth.

Emma Hardie Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm

Emma Hardie

Best For: Soothing and brightening

Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm, £36.35, feelunique.com

Worth the hype, this cleansing balm is a favourite amongst celebrities, beauty editors and bloggers alike. Containing moringa seeds, wild sea fennel and vitamin E with orange neroli and mandarin it’s a balancing, calming treatment cleanser that cleanses skin, minimises pores and revitalises lifeless skin. We love it.

La Mer Cleansing Micellar Water

La Mer

Best For: On-the-go skincare

The Cleansing Micellar Water, £85, harveynichols.com

Light and fresh enough to use once or twice every day, this micellar water cleanser is our favourite quick fix, making it a product we don’t travel without.

Shiedo Cleansing Milk


Best For: Plump and dewy skin

Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, £27, johnlewis.com

Great for sensitive skin, the gentle cleansing milk lathers to a foam and removes impurities and dead skin cells along with the day’s dirt and makeup.

Omorovicza Cleansing Balm


Best For: Makeup removal

Thermal Cleansing Balm, £22, cultbeauty.co.uk

This cleanser contains Hungarian Moor Mud and is a powerful balm formula that can remove even waterproof makeup in one go.

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser Dry/Sensitive Skin


Best For: Dry skin

Gentle Foaming Cleanser For Dry/Sensitive Skin, £23, johnlewis.com

A great shout for dry or sensitive skin, this foaming cleanser makes skin feel really clean without drying it out. Shea butter softens and smooths.

Purple cleanser bottle

Liz Earle

Best For: All skin types

Cleanse & Polish™ Hot Cloth Cleanser Rose & Lavender Relaxing Edition, £17, lizearle.com

Liz Earle is renowned for its cleansers, and for good reason. They’re gentle yet thorough, cruelty free and work for all skin types. This limited edition version has a lovely rose and lavender scent too.

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