Favorite Face-wash/Cleansers- 2022

Here is a quick review of four of my current favorite face washes. There is no clear winner. I prefer to use them based on my skin condition. So let’s start with the review.

The first one is the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam. This is part of the anti-blemish pack of Clinique and you can purchase it separately as well. I like Clinique’s products as they are very targeted and always address one specific concern at a time. So, they have an entire anti-blemish routine starting with this cleansing foam then a toner, and a moisturizing lotion as well. For this review, I will stick to the Cleansing foam only.

If you want to purchase it separately without buying the other products in this range, it will cost you INR 2100 for a 125 ml pump bottle. This sounds pricey but tries to buy the combo pack which comes at around INR 2500 along with the toner and the lotion. This way you can try the cleansing foam and see if it works for you.

This cleansing foam has 2% salicylic acid which helps clear and prevent acne and unclog pores. I prefer to use it when I spot a bump on my face or when my face feels a bit oily. The texture is completely foamy. It comes in a pump bottle and when you squeeze the pump you will see a dollop of foam on your palm. Just spread it nicely all over your face and massage it a little. It will get smoothly spread out all over the face and then it is just like any other face wash. Once I clean my face with water, the face becomes super smooth and clean without a trace of extra oil. It does not make my face extra dry. The product is allergy tested and 100% fragrance-free. It is also free of Oil, denatured alcohol, synthetic colors, SLS, SLES, and gluten. It can be used when you already got acne on your face or you can also use it as preventive care if you have oily skin.

The second product is Pixi Glow Tonic Cleansing gel. This is part of their popular Glow Tonic range and is used as a first step in the daily skincare routine. It retails for INR 1950 for a 135 ml tube.

This is actually a glycolic gel that acts as an exfoliator. This is a transparent cleansing gel with no specific strong smell. It contains fragrance in their ingredients list but I believe the quantity is very less. It gives a soothing freshness and a bright glow instantly. I use it sparingly like maybe twice or thrice a week especially while cleaning my makeup. It really cleans well without any irritation or dryness and leaves a very smooth finish on my face. Also, a 135 ml tube goes a long way. So it is value for money. It has aloe vera which calms the irritation and ginseng which energizes the skin. It is suitable for all skin types and we can use it all year round.

Moving on to the third product The Bodyshop Deep Cleansing Seaweed Gel Wash. I have been using it for quite some time. It is really good for controlling excess oils in your face and leaves a very soothing and refreshed feeling on my face. It has a soothing fragrance. However, it makes my skin a bit dry especially if I am using it in winter. So I make sure to quickly apply a hydrating lotion after applying it. It contains seaweed which is known to be good for the skin. I prefer to use it when I have a little dull acne on my face or just to give a good cleaning around the areas of my nose where usually the oil concentration happens. It retails for INR 945 for a 125 ml tube. Again a little amount is sufficient for this face wash and so it will serve you for quite some time. It is suitable for oily or combination skin types.

Here comes the fourth and last product. It is again from the brand Clinique. It is their liquid facial soap oily skin formula. I got a couple of mini versions of this face wash as a free gift when I bought other clinique products and I actually liked it. It lathers up when you use it, so it is not exactly like the other three, I just reviewed.

But the lather is very soft and minimal and does not dry up my skin at all. It maintains my skin’s natural moisture balance. It does not contain parabens, phthalates, and fragrances. This facewash is pricey, retails for INR 2000 for a 200 ml bottle but there is another mini version of 30 ml which retails for INR 850. It is targeted for oily skin people and I think will work for combination skin pretty well.

Hope you found this review useful. Let me know in the comments if you have used any of these and if you liked them. Have a nice day!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: