12 best cleansers

A good cleanser should form part of your daily beauty routine. Whether you're skin is sensitive, oily, dry or all three, here's our pick

Cleansers are not the most exciting of beauty purchases, but a good one – and they are worth investing in - will sweep away make-up in no time (and let's face it, cleansing isn't the most exciting part of a beauty routine, so the faster the better in my book).

They keep pores unclogged and clean to help prevent breakouts. Some have added skincare treats like vitamins, omega oils and anti-oxidants. We've tried and tested dozens - from This Works' quick and easy option for cleansing on the go to Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser to soothe easily irritated skin, there should be something for every skin type.

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For a simple, inexpensive creamy cleanser that is kind to skin, you won't find better than Nivea's Daily Essentials Cleansing Milk. But for a luxury cleansing facial treat, Liz Earle's Cleanse & Polish is the undisputed cleansing champion.

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1. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, £14.75 for 100ml

2. Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser, £26.90 for 250ml

3. Nivea Daily Essentials Sensitive Cleansing Milk, £4.07 for 200ml

4. This Works In Transit No Traces, £17 for 60 pads

5. Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel Illuminating Vitamin Facial Cleanser, £32.50 for 100ml

6. Garnier Express 2 in 1 Eye Make-up Remover, £2.33 for 125ml

7. Philosophy Purity 3 in 1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes, £18.00 for 240ml

8. Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cleanser, £18 for 100ml

9. Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Renewing Rose Cleanser, £25 for 200ml

10. RMK Cleansing Oil, £29 for 175ml

11. Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Dual-Action Eye Makeup Remover, £18.50

12. Formula Advanced Pro-Tolerance Anti-Redness Soothing Cleansing Lotion, £9.50 for 150ml


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