(Last Updated On: February 26, 2018)

A face wash is one of the great paradoxes of your makeup regimen.

It’s not something like mascara or eyeliner that you’d spend a lot of time on but it’s gotta be done. You can’t just splash on some water to clean your face.

The choice of face wash is important. Some are all froth and no wash. Some are too harsh on your skin.

And then there are those that are good for you.

Zeroing in on that one is difficult. That’s why we at Unsullyd did it for you.

Based on a large number of particular situations (whether you’re acne-prone; whether you have dry skin and so on) we have reviewed popular products and listed out the best face washes.

The Best Facewashes

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The Best Acne Face Wash

If you’re prone to acne you constantly need to exfoliate your skin to prevent build-up of dirt, oil and/or dead skin cells. That neatly fits with the profile of a face wash.

Existing acne will also have to be dealt with.

We at Unsullyd have reviewed the 25 hottest products and selected the best acne face washes based on objective criteria.

The Best Face Wash For Men

However manly you may be, a personal hygiene regimen is important.

Dirt cannot be allowed to build up on your face, irrespective of gender.

To help men pick a good face wash we at Unsullyd reviewed the most popular products in the market and selected 5 top face washes for men.

The Best Face Wash For Sensitive Skin

With sensitive skin, you’ve gotta be doubly careful.

You can’t concentrate only on washing your face. You have to ensure the face wash isn’t too severe on your skin.

To help you, we at Unsullyd reviewed the dozen or so most popular products to come up with the best face washes for sensitive skin.

The Best Face Wash For Dry Skin

With dry skin the problem is to ensure that your skin isn’t excessively stripped of oils.

Sure, dirt needs to be cleared but the wash should not be excessively drying.

To help  you choose such a face wash we at Unsullyd reviewed popular washes, and, based on objective criteria, selected the 5 best face washes for dry skin.

The Best Face Wash For Combination Skin

Whatever you’re looking for – face wash, foundation, cleanser and so on – it’s always a challenge if you have combination skin.

Some parts of your face – commonly the nose and forehead – are too oily while elsewhere, like the cheeks, it’s too dry.

So you need mild face washes that won’t strip oils excessively but cleanse out dirt effectively.

Making such a choice can be difficult. That’s why we at Unsullyd did it for you.

We reviewed the 20-odd most popular products to choose the top 3 face washes for combination skin.

The Best Face Wash For Oily Skin

With oily skin, the challenge is clear. The face wash will have to clear away dirt without dehydrating your skin.

To help you pick such a face wash, we at Unsullyd went through the 20 best-selling oily skin face washes to list out the 5 best face washes for oily skin.

The Best Face Wash For Clogged Pores

To deal with clogged pores you need lots of non-comedogenic cleansers and exfoliants in your face wash.

You want your pores to be cleaned out, you don’t want the face wash to clog your pores, you want excess oils and dirt out and if possible some antioxidants and anti-inflammatories to stop acne from developing.

It is with all that (and more) in mind that we at Unsullyd reviewed top products to come up with our list of the 5 best face washes for clogged pores.

The Best Face Wash For Blackheads

Dead skin cells, hair follicles and dirt mix with sebum to clog our pores. Sometimes these clogs turn black on exposure to air to become blackheads.

Clearly, a good face wash for blackheads should include plenty of exfoliants to prevent build up of dead skin cells and dirt on your face.

To help you we at Unsullyd examined ten top selling products to come up with the 3 best face washes for blackheads.

The Best Natural Face Wash

If we could, we’d all go back to Mother Nature.

A good natural face wash would avoid artificial ingredients but would be just as good at clearing away dirt, dead skin cells etc without excessively dehydrating your skin.

To help you get a good one, we at Unsullyd fanned out and after carefully reviewing 20 or so popular products listed the 5 top natural face washes.

The Best Drugstore Face Wash

A face wash that exfoliates, clears out dirt and excessive oils without dehydrating your skin…all without breaking the bank?

Yeah, it’s possible.

We at Unsullyd reviewed the 20-odd most popular drugstore face washes to select the 5 top drugstore face washes.

The Best Exfoliating Face Wash

Just like face wash is the critical but ignored part of your hygiene regimen, exfoliation is the critical but ignored part of your face cleanse. People remember to moisturize and cleanse but forget to exfoliate.

One way to deal with that would be to make exfoliation part of the cleansing itself, for which you’ll need an exfoliating face wash.

To help you choose a good one, we at Unsullyd reviewed 10 popular exfoliating face washes to select the 3 top exfoliating face washes.

The Best Organic Face Wash

Organic farming. Organic food. Organic makeup.

So, why not organic face wash?

What could be better than a face wash that gently cleanses grime, exfoliates pores and hydrates your skin but lacks the side effects of artificial ingredients?

We at Unsullyd want you to enjoy such a face wash.

That’s why we scoured through popular products, and, based on rational criteria, listed the 5 best organic face washes.

The Best Gentle Face Wash

What possible good would it be if your oils were stripped off and your face left feeling parched after you’ve washed it?

You need a face wash that’s gentle. Cleans, yes; sensitizes or dehydrates, no.

To help you select a good one, we at Unsullyd reviewed around 25 popular face washes to list the 3 best gentle face washes.

The Best Face Wash For Rosacea

Dealing with rosacea is rather like dealing with a time bomb. You need to keep your distance (seriously, don’t try to burst rosacea bumps) and try not to irritate it.

Even many products suitable for dealing with conditions like acne may aggravate rosacea and trigger breakouts.

To help you make the right choice, we at Unsullyd reviewed 20 or so popular face washes to select the 3 best face washes for rosacea.

The Best Salicylic Acid Face Wash

The stress and dirt we’re exposed to in our daily routines means it’s almost certain there’s some amount of clogging of our pores going on all the time.

If we don’t exfoliate properly dead skin cells, hair follices and so on will build up on our skin, further clogging pores and creating problems. Salicylic acid is a good exfoliant.

To help you avoid all that we at Unsullyd reviewed popular face washes to list out the 3 top salicylic acid face washes.

The Best Foaming Face Wash

A lot of the fun of a face wash is in the foam. Especially after a long and tiring day, it’s very refreshing to feel the foam against your skin.

However all that foams is not good. A key issue is that some ingredients that foam are sensitizing to the skin.

To help you enjoy a good foaming wash without getting irritated, we at Unsullyd reviewed popular face washes to list the 5 top foaming face washes.

The Best Face Wash For Normal Skin

Even if you don’t have dry or oily skin and lack issues like acne and rosacea choosing a good  face wash is a bit of a challenge.

Certain ingredients tend to be sensitizing. On the other hand some washes simply don’t clean your face that well.

So you don’t face those pitfalls we at Unsullyd have reviewed 20-odd popular face washes to list out the 5 best face washes for normal skin.

Is a face wash different from a cleanser?

A face wash foams while a cleanser is mostly a non-foaming product (although you can very well have foaming cleansers).

Typically you would expect a cleanser to be milder on your skin than a face wash; however on application a face wash offers a more refreshing experience.

A face wash foams and therefore is used to clean deeper impurities like that accumulated inside pores. The foaming is also refreshing on the skin, especially after a long day.

The key function of a cleaner is to remove oil, grime, makeup and dirt all of which should be oil-soluble.

However these differences are not set in stone.

Typically, people with dry skin prefer cleansers while those with dry skin lean towards face washes.

We would recommend using both; use face washes whenever you feel the need to clean up and a cleanser before going to bed and perhaps before leaving for school/work.

That’s about it! If you know a face wash that’s better than the ones I’ve selected, feel free to tell me. The good suggestions may get a shout-out on Twitter and/or Facebook.

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