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Most Effective Face Washes?

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Hey, I was just wondering what you guys think the best or most effective face washes are. I don't mean like step process stuff (like proactiv) but just like simply the face wash. I've been using Clearasil for awhile. I cannot really tell if it's helping or not. Like things aren't getting worse, but at the same time.. not getting any better. So i ordered this Aloe Cleanser from The Body Shop, which is suppose to have natural products, so i thought that might be good for my face. So any opinions?
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Hi there,

The best products to use on the skin is of course ones containing natural ingredients. Very rarely do we see 100% natural products on the market nowadays. Firstly, Body shop skincare products are usually very good. The best face wash would be soap free to prevent your skin from drying out and becoming flaky. The face wash also depends on your skin type. if u have normal /sensitive skin, better stick to a mild cleanser such as nivea wash gel and from my personal experience, clean n clear products work best for oily and acne prone skin.
hope this helps;-)
Thank you for the reply. Well i do have acne, and my skin is pretty sensitive, so i should stick with the Aloe Calming Cleanser? As of right now i have been using the Aloe Calming Cleanser in morning because it doesn't irritate my face as much. And at night i use Clearasil. But I'm not sure if using two different washes is going to irritate my face even more?
It's hard to tell if you should or shouldn't be using those products without seeing what your skin is like. That means that you're going to have to judge by yourself.
For me, the most effective face wash is DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. It removes my sunscreen and mineral makeup really well. It can be drying, so I follow it with a good moisturizer.
Without a doubt, the 180 System by Nu Skin is the best.
Another one to check out is Spectrogel. Can be purchased at probably any drugstore. It comes in a large pump bottle. Dertmatologist recommended.
Spectrogel is nice mild cleanser but it doesn't have any ingredients in it that would fight acne.
I've used Neutrogena's Oil-free face wash, Herbalism and Fresh Farmacy cleanser (the last two are from lush). I've found all three to be very successful.
I just started using Betaplex so far so good.
Aside from my current bizarre use of Head & Shoulders shampoo as a face wash which I mentioned in a new thread...

I have used DHC face wash before and did not like it. Too drying and I did not like the weird fragrance.

I like Cetaphil of course and would highly recommend it, but it is a bit pricey (on the other hand, so are a lot of other products these days).

There is a relatively new one from J&J called Purpose. It seems like the same formula as Cetaphil. It is also very good. I think it is cheaper than Cetaphil too.

None of these have acne-fighting ingredients as far as I know, but I don't think that is what I need in a face wash product.
One more: Neutrogena facial wash products feel like lemon juice on my skin. My face burns and gets all red. But that's just me.
I personally think Clean and Clear cream face wash works best for oily acne prone skin. It makes your skin feel fresh and clean without over-drying. You have to try it to see what I mean.
Clean and Clear cream is a nice product. Kinda reminds me of Noxzema.
Proactiv face wash was pretty good. And so was Ambi Exfoliating face wash. I use Ambi right now, and it's just like Proactiv but so much cheaper. It's really improved my skin.
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