BAZAAR Beauty Awards 2017: The Best Cleansers & Exfoliators For Every Skin Type
Best Brightening Cleanser
Albion Excia Cell Clarity Essence Foam, $90
Not only does its rich lather feel decadent on your skin, this brightening cleanser is also fortified with serum-like ingredients to target melanocytes for a radiant, clarified complexion.
Best Cleansing Balm
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $52
When massaged onto skin, this buttery balm melts into a fine oil to remove all traces of makeup, dirt and grime. Best of all, it neither leaves behind a greasy film nor dries out skin.
Best Brightening Scrub
Crème Simon Gentle Double Exfoliation Scrub, $68
A mixture of super-fine wheat powder and jojoba beads gently polishes skin and refines pores. The brand’s iconic botanical complex also improves oxygen flow to skin cells and inhibits melanin synthesis for a smoother, more even-toned mien.
Best Clarifying Scrub
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant, $114
Charcoal powder draws out accumulated impurities; mild acids accelerate cell turnover; algae extract strengthens skin’s barrier function; and niacinamide protects against free radicals, for smoother, clearer skin.
Best Cleansing Fluid
Equal Beauty Cleansing Cloth, about $54
Soaked in a bio-compatible cleanser that contains Natural Moisturising Factors, each cleansing cloth thoroughly sweeps away makeup while leaving skin soft and plump.
Infused with aloe vera and coconut extracts, this ultra-gentle cleansing water rids skin of makeup and grime while maintaining its natural barrier—perfect for sensitive and intolerant skin.
Best Anti-Blemish Cleanser
Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash, $15.90
When you’re plagued with frequent breakouts, you need a cleanser that keeps bacteria at bay, regulates sebum levels, soothes redness and delivers hydration. This does
Best Eco-Friendly Exfoliator
Kew Organics Sugar Cane Royal Flush Exfoliant, $69.70
Layer this water-based serum under your regular skincare routine and feel the difference as fruit acids and botanical extracts dissolve dead skin cells, refine enlarged pores and improve skin texture.
Best Soothing Cleanser
May Coop Cleansing Mousse, $45
Ideal for dry and sensitive skin, harsh chemicals make way for gentle cleansing agents in this ultra-gentle formula. Plus, moisture-rich maple water and antioxidant-rich botanical extracts also nourish and
protect the skin.
Best Eco-Friendly Cleanser
MTM Custom-Blended Harmonious Cleanser, $98
Awarded Japan’s ECOFIT organic certification, more than 95 percent of its ingredients are organically grown on farmlands that are free of pesticides and chemical fertilisers for at least three years. Expect nutrient-rich plant extracts that cleanse, hydrate and strengthen skin.
Best Pore-Refining Cleanser
ORBIS Powder Wash+, $25
Thanks to comedones-softening enzymes, this power-packed cleanser forms a rich and dense foam, which breaks down stubborn keratin plugs that have accumulated within pores over time. The result? Deeply cleansed skin with a more refined texture.
Best Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
Popstar Cosmetics Star Oil, $24.25
This spray-on oil-based makeup remover emulsifies in water and eliminates all traces of makeup, even stubborn, waterproof ones.
Best Cleansing Water
Senka Perfect Water Cleansing, $17.90
This lightweight cleansing water dissolves makeup, impurities, dead skin cells
and excess sebum for a fresh and clear complexion.
Best Cleansing Oil
Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil, $165
Preserving the iconic cleansing oil’s makeup-removing prowess, this upgraded version is also infused with eight nourishing botanical oils to hydrate and condition skin.
Best Hydrating Cleanser
SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser, $93
Treat your skin with this cleanser’s fluffy foam and luxe skin-conditioning ingredient (Pitera, of course). Its exquisite rose scent also soothes your senses at the same time for a pampering experience like no other.
Best Gentle Scrub
Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel, $76 for 60ml
This non-abrasive peel gently sloughs off dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, clearer complexion. It is also enriched with skin-boosting ingredients like arbutin and fullerene for their powerful brightening and antioxidant properties.
Best Chemical Exfoliator
The Face Inc Exfoliant, $58
Containing an optimal blend of AHAs and BHAs to stimulate cellular renewal, this proprietary formula keeps breakouts at bay and improves the appearance of photo-damaged skin.