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The Best Treatment Cleansers for All Skin Types

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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.

The Best Treatment Cleansers

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Eve Lom Cleanser

Eve Lom Cleanser, £55, marksandspencer.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.

Sarah Chapman Ultimate Cleanse

Sarah Chapman 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’s Pitta Hydrating Cleanser, £59, 100ml 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. CP


Dagger Rose Cleansing Powder by Guy Morgan

Dagger Rose Cleansing Powder by Guy Morgan, £36, guy-morgan.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% plastic-free packaging. Rub the powder with a little water to form a cleansing paste that leaves skin completely clean.

This is a sustainable option

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, £44

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 Amazing Face Natural Lift and Sculpt Moringa Cleansing Balm, £39.95

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 The Cleansing Micellar Water, £75

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

Shiseido Extra Rich Cleansing Milk, £39

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

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, £59

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

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser For Dry/Sensitive Skin, £22

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.

Liz Earle Cleanser

Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Bergamot & Juniper Limited Edition, £24

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 bergamot and juniper scent too.


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