Facial Cleanser

High-Concentration, Problem-Solution Cleansers For All Skin Types And Concerns

The SkinCeuticals facial cleanser range is formulated and tested to effectively remove dirt, makeup, dead skin cells, and excess oil without stripping the skin. Combining high-concentration, solution-driven ingredients with advanced surfactant technologies, these powerful facial cleansers address specific skin concerns such as blemishes, excess oil, or dryness, while priming skin for at-home cosmeceutical regimens and in-office procedures.

Facial Cleanser

The Importance of a Facial Cleanser

A facial cleanser is the first step in every cosmeceutical regimen. In addition to removing dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and other unwanted surface debris accumulated throughout the day, a properly formulated facial cleanser effectively primes skin for a daily skincare routine.

Facial Cleansers

What is the best facial cleanser?

When selecting a facial cleanser, it is best to ensure the formulation is suited to your specific skin needs and that it contains a powerful surfactant system that will clean without stripping skin of natural oils. Formulated to meet the exacting standards of skincare professionals, the SkinCeuticals facial cleanser range is suitable for a variety of skin types including dry, normal, combination, oily, sensitive, and post-procedure skin. Combining high-concentration of key ingredients with a problem-solution approach, this range effectively cleanses the skin while addressing specific skin concerns including breakouts, excess oil, and dryness.


For the most customized recommendation on the best facial cleanser for your skin, please visit a SkinCeuticals skincare professional.

What is the best facial cleanser for sensitive skin?

Selecting the best facial cleanser for sensitive skin and post-procedure or compromised skin can be challenging, as cleanser formulations often contain certain surfactants that may threaten the integrity of the skin and exacerbate conditions. When shopping for an effective sensitive skin facial cleanser, it is best to use lightweight formulations free of common skin irritants such as alcohol, soaps, synthetic fragrances, and dyes. Look for a facial cleanser formulated with hydrating ingredients such as allantoin, sorbitol, and glycerin to maintain moisture levels and promote a healthy skin barrier. Botanical extracts such as cucumber, chamomile, orchid extract, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract are also key in soothing sensitive skin. These skin calming agents contain cooling and refreshing properties to naturally comfort skin.


Designed specifically for sensitive and post-procedure skin, SkinCeuticals Soothing Cleanser is formulated with a potent blend of botanical extracts and hydrating agents to effectively cleanse while soothing and hydrating skin.

What is the best facial cleanser for dry skin?

Caused by a variety of factors including lipid depletion, dry air, harsh soaps, and in-office procedures, dry skin can often feel tight and uncomfortable. However, many traditional surfactants found in facial cleansers have the potential to strip skin and aggravate concerns. As a result, it is especially important to look for an alcohol- and soap- free facial cleanser. When selecting the best facial cleanser for dry skin, opt for cream or lotion formulas infused with humectants and hydrating ingredients such as allantoin, glycerin, and sorbitol to help increase water content in skin and promote a healthy skin barrier.


Ideal for dry skin, Gentle Cleanser features a creamy, non-foaming formula that removes impurities and long-wear makeup while effectively moisturizing and softening skin.

What is the best facial cleanser for oily skin?

Oily skin has a unique set of needs, as many traditional oil-fighting ingredients have the potential to dry out skin. When this happens, skin produces excess oil, which may lead to clogged pores and breakouts. As a result, it is best to avoid alcohol-based facial cleansers that can contribute to dryness or irritation. Instead, opt for oil-free gel based cleansers formulated with acids such as glycolic, salicylic, and sulfonic acid to deliver targeted exfoliation. Promoting cell turnover will help prevent clogged pores and blemishes. The best facial cleanser for oily skin will also contain natural humectants, such as glycerin, to ensure skin maintains adequate hydration levels to prevent skin from producing excess oil.


Formulated for oily, combination, and aging skin, LHA Cleanser combines a blend of exfoliating and hydrating ingredients to decongest pores and remove excess sebum without stripping the skin.

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Replenishing Cleanser

$34.00

Dual-action face wash for combination skin with a ceramide complex deeply cleanses and locks in hydration to leave skin feeling replenished
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Soothing Cleanser

$34.00

Calming, soap free cleansing foam with a high-concentration blend of botanical extracts to dissolve impurities while soothing compromised skin
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LHA Cleansing Gel

$40.00

Exfoliating gel cleanser decongests pores, smoothes skin texture, and brightens skin
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  • Oily
  • Combination
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Simply Clean

$34.00

Pore-refining gel cleanses, exfoliates, and soothes normal, combination, or oily skin
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Gentle Cleanser

$34.00

Mild cream cleanser removes impurities and excess oil, while soothing and calming dry or sensitive skin
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  • Sensitive
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Purifying Cleanser

$34.00

Conditioning cleansing gel with glycolic acid helps smooth skin texture while gently foaming to refresh skin and remove impurities
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  • Dry
  • Normal
  • Oily
  • Combination
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Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser

$34.00

Dual-action chemical and mechanical exfoliating cream effectively purifies while removing surface dead skin cells to refine texture, brighten skin, and clear acne blemishes
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  • Normal
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  • Combination
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Micro-Exfoliating Scrub

$30.00

Smoothing exfoliating scrub with hydrated silica effectively cleanses pores and exfoliates to hydrate, soften, and improve skin texture
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  • Dry
  • Normal
  • Oily
  • Combination