Squeaky clean skin can come with a price. The harsh sulfates, added fragrances, and unnecessary ingredients formulated into many face washes can throw a wrench into anyone’s beauty routine—even if your cleanser claims to be gentle. “If you’re using conventional beauty products with a ton of preservatives, fragrances, and stabilizers, you’re going to damage the skin’s microflora, which will impair your skin function and have the worst impact for skin quality and appearance,” says holistic aesthetician Kristina Holey. So, rather than deal with irritation later, consider adding a more cleanly formulated cleanser into the equation. The 16 formulas below are the tried-and-true clean beauty cleansers our editors love for removing makeup, dirt, and excess oil from your skin.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.