What is the cheapest facial cleanser?
The least expensive cleansers start around $2 and usually come in bar form, which is not recommended since the ingredients in a cleansing bar clog pores and are generally too drying and irritating for any skin type. However, the good news is that you don't need to spend more than $5 – $10 to get a good facial cleanser. First, we suggest looking for a gentle water-soluble cleanser formulated for your skin type. Those with very dry skin may want to consider a lotion-based cleanser, but, otherwise, water-soluble cleansers work the best on all skin types. Then, you just need to carefully review the cleanser's ingredient list to make sure it doesn't contain fragrance or other irritants such as dyes, alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, etc. Some of the best inexpensive facial cleansers that we have come across include Clean & Clear's Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin ($5.29/9 fl. oz.; all skin types except very dry), Clean & Clear's Oil-Free Daily Pore Cleanser ($5.49/5.5 fl. oz.; oily to very oily skin), Purpose's Gentle Cleansing Wash ($6.49/6 fl. oz.; all skin types except very dry), Neutrogena's Extra Gentle Cleanser ($6.49/6.7 fl. oz.; normal to dry or sensitive skin, including those with eczema or rosacea), etc.