When I received a sample of this after spending way too much money at Sephora, the word "soy" threw me. “How can something so earthy-sounding really work?” I was way off. This gel-like cleanser is so light and soothing, yet powerful enough to get the makeup off. Plus, it's fine to use around the eyes.
I'd like to give a shout out to one of my favorite drugstore brands—Bioré. This cleanser warms up when applied and goes deep into the pores to remove dirt and oil. It's kind of like a mini-facial.
I like to use this cleanser in the winter when my skin is really sensitive and dry. It contains alpha hydroxy acids, which gently exfoliate. Bonus points for the pretty floral scent.
As a lover of Boscia's black masks, I inevitably fell for this cleanser. It has artichoke leaf extract, which is supposed to make your pores look less visible. Within a week your skin looks soooo much better—it's amazing.
This one reduces the shine on my face. All you need is a small dab to get all of the impurities out. It’s easy on the wallet, too, since it seems to last forever.