Our top natural facial cleansers are vegan friendly, non toxic, and sometimes, fully organic! There’s definitely one here for you
By Sruti Raman
Isn’t it funny that we wash our face up to twice daily, but often don’t think much about the products we use so regularly?
It seems that as long as we feel a face wash gets us clean, that’s enough. But did you know many facial cleansers are actually packed with harsh chemicals that can irritate and damage not only your skin, but your health?
Chemicals like sodium laureth sulphates and parabens can actually have long-term impacts on our internal organs, never mind our external complexions. So of course, it’s more than worth it to seek out an all-natural or organic facial cleanser that’s right for your skin type.
Here, we’ve found some fantastic ethical brands that come in a wide variety of different formats, using different methods and ingredients to cleanse the skin.
Whether you’re after a balm, something that foams, or a gentle cleansing milk, you’ll find that one of these natural facial cleansers below will leave you feeling as fresh – and as natural – as a daisy.
Our Top Natural Face Washes
Foreo’s Micro-Foam Cleanser is a vegan friendly, foaming face wash with a lightweight, satiny texture.
The cream-to-foam formula works to uplift pore-clogging impurities and excess sebum oil. Amino-Acids and Vitamin E help to moisturise and protect skin, leaving it smooth and fresh.
It’s gentle enough for daily use, and deeply purifies without stripping away natural oils. It supports a clean, radiant complexion that feels soft to touch.
One of the best natural facial cleansers for: Oily skin, acne
Type of cleanser: Lathering cream that washes off with water
Price: Around $44
If you’ve got really sensitive, dry or mature skin, you’ll need a gentle product that’s multifunctional.
For example, it should hydrate your skin, protect it, and eliminate impurities. That’s exactly what this Rose Facial Cleansing Gel does. It’s got a lovely fragrance, thanks to the presence of rose oil, of course. It deeply cleanses and heals the skin with aloe vera, while calendula soothes redness. Rosehip protects and conditions for fresher, more glowing skin.
One of the best natural facial cleansers for: All skins, especially sensitive, dry and mature
Type of cleanser: Gel. Foam it up, then wipe off with a wet cloth.
Looking for a great smelling, non-soapy, all natural face wash? Pai’s creamy face cleanser is gentle on the skin and effectively removes all traces of makeup while cleansing your skin without stripping it.
Natural rosehip oil gently sucks up every impurity, whilst helping your skin to retain moisture. Here’s how it works. Simply put, oil clings to oil. Which becomes pretty helpful when tackling waterproof makeup, SPF and daily dirt, right?
This is a fully vegan, palm-oil free product that’s great for everyday use.
One of the best natural facial cleansers for: All skins, especially sensitive
Type of cleanser: Oil. Massage it in, then wipe off with a wet cloth.
Price: From around $20 (travel size)
Natural, fully biodegradable Jojoba beads are blended into this creamy exfoliating formula to gently remove dead skin cells.
Even if you have sensitive or acne prone skin, you’ll love this! The beads are so tiny, and so smooth, these spheres won’t scratch or irritate your skin even with everyday use.
This natural face wash is blended with pure rose water, which not only smells great, but is known for its astringent, antiseptic and moisturising properties, too.
One of the best natural facial cleansers for: Dry or mature skins.
Type of cleanser:
Price: £30, or around $40
Rosewater and mint provide the delectable scent behind these light facial washing pads. The rosewater leaves a slightly hydrating film whilst the mint refreshes.
The only issue is, we’re not sure if these little pads are biodegradable. And what’s more, they’re small, meaning you may need 2-3 to remove all makeup.
One of the best natural facial cleansers for: Those on the move, oily skin
Type of cleanser: Ready-to-use pads. Wipe, then toss
Price: Around $30
Containing certified organic ingredients, this foaming cleanser was created by supermodel Miranda Kerr to gently wash away daily dirt.
Totally soap-free, the formula is packed with all kinds of plant based goodness, including aloe vera, avocado oil and rosehip. But that’s not all!
The cleanser is also infused with rose quartz. This crystal is believed to carry a soothing energy to encourage love and acceptance of ourselves and others.
Each ingredient was carefully selected by Miranda herself to protect your skin from free radicals and leave your face feeling refreshed and invigorated.
One of the best natural facial cleansers for: All skin types
Type of cleanser: Cream. Massage in, then wipe off with a damp cloth
If you’ve got very dry skin, this cleanser moisturises very well. It’s meant to wipe off the day, but you may need something extra – like an oil – to thoroughly remove makeup.
That being said, this is the ideal cleanser for moms who don’t wear much makeup, kids and teens.
It’s easy to use, too! Just apply it, then wipe it off with a cloth.
One of the best natural facial cleansers for: Dry or sensitive skin
Type of cleanser: Milk. Massage in, then wipe off with a damp or dry cloth