Foaming cleansers get a bad rap. Often labelled as drying, irritating and barrier-destroying, we bet it has been a long time since you last tried one. But with new technology, new ingredients and new formulas shifting old and unsophisticated products off the shelves, foaming cleansers are now one of the fastest and gentlest ways to remove dirt, grime and oil from your skin. Whether you struggle with sensitivity, breakouts or dehydration, there is a foaming formula for you.
Dermaceutic Advanced Cleanser – link
Suitable for all skin types
Refreshing, purifying and anti-bacterial, this lightweight foam will leave all skins feeling properly clean without feeling stripped. Thanks to hydrating ingredients Glycerin and Urea, it helps combat the most common daily complexion issues, from congestion to uneven texture, plus it helps remove make-up when you are pushed for time.
Elizabeth Arden PRO Clarifying Foaming Cleanser – link
Suitable for problematic skin
Foams possess natural clarifying benefits, which is why they work particularly well on skins that struggle to control their sebum production. This one contains Lactic and Salicylic Acids to rid the surface of dead cells and debris while unblocking pores that have become overwhelmed by oil. It might feel harsh on dehydrated complexions, but anyone with problematic or shiny skin will love the way it balances and smoothes their complexion.
Avène Cleansing Foam – link
Suitable for sensitive skin
If oils and balms feel too heavy on your skin, switch to a soap-free foaming cleanser like this one from sensitive skin specialists Avène. Thanks to a generous amount of Thermal Spring Water (which soothes and calms the skin) and mattifying Glutamic Acid, this cleanser swiftly lifts away impurities and bacteria, as well as light make-up, to leave the skin feeling clean but not tight or angry.
VERSO Foaming Cleanser – link
Suitable for ageing skin
The anti-aging portion of your skin care routine doesn’t have to start with your serum. Advanced cleansers that contain proven revitalising ingredients can get the ball rolling early in your routine. This lightly foaming formula contains VERSO’s patented Retinol 8 Complex to brighten, smooth, resurface and soften skin that needs a little extra help.
Murad Pore Reform Daily Cleansing Form – link
Suitable for oily and combination skin types
If we are judging on appearance, this is one of the cutest cleansers we have ever seen – it helps that the formula is pink! – but it does have some impressive ingredients at its heart. AHAs and surfactants remove unwanted nasties and oils while Pomegranate Extract and Zinc improve cell function, which ultimately leads to a better-behaved complexion in the long run.
NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash – link
Suitable for thick and pigmented skin
This cleanser is not for the faint-hearted. Formulated with a strong 18% concentrated of Glycolic Acid, it is one of the most effective face washes for skin dealing with serious textural or tonal issues. If your skin can stand it, two or three times a week should be enough to keep your complexion looking youthful and glowing, but reign things in if you start to experience irritation or redness.