When there are antioxidants on the ingredient list of any skin-care product, it bumps up a level from all the others. Antioxidants help protect skin from free radicals and other environmental aggressors like UV and pollution that can cause oxidative damage. Not to mention, antioxidants can have powerful anti-aging and brightening benefits, among other skin benefits. Your routine should start and end with antioxidants. These are the best antioxidant cleansers.
Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser ($39)
Like a green juice for your skin, this cleanser is packed with kale, spinach and green tea, which feature vitamins C and E, essential fatty acids and powerful antioxidants. It works to support skin’s pH balance and clear pores.
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Citrus Brightening Cleanser ($35)
This cleanser features vitamin C ester, a supercharged brightening and smoothing antioxidant powerhouse. As opposed to traditional vitamin C, vitamin C ester is fat-soluble, so your skin can more easily absorb maximum antioxidant benefits. Other key ingredients include DMAE for firming and a copper complex to strengthen and hydrate skin.
Alo Enzyme Facial Cleanser ($32)
Most of Alo’s skin products are packed with antioxidant-rich amla—nature’s most potent antioxidant superberry used for years in Ayurvedic healing. The cleanser wipes away dirt and impurities, protects skin against environmental aggressors and restores moisture. Not to mention, its scent of bright citrus, herbal botanicals and vanilla is a delight.
Shiseido Deep Cleansing Foam ($36)
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, this sebum-absorbing foaming cleanser is a great option. The formula features signature Japanese ingredients like Kirishima mineral spring water and rice germ oil alongside InternalPowerResist technology featuring an ImuCalm Compound, which helps to strengthen the skin barrier. Hamamelis extract comes in with high antioxidant benefits.
Indie Lee Purifying Face Wash ($38)
This antioxidant-rich foaming cleanser promises skin a detox from makeup and impurities. A collection of powerful ingredients like orange and lavender extracts, clove, burdock, mandarin, rose damascena and jasmine nourish skin, dissolve excess sebum and promote a brighter complexion.
Elemis Superfood Facial Wash ($33)
Vitamin-rich superfoods help cleanse skin and give it a natural-looking glow in this cleanser. Organic pumpkin seed oil and black seed oil, both rich in antioxidants, help protect and support the skin’s lipid barrier for strong, healthy-looking skin.
Wonder Valley Oil Face Cleanser ($65)
This decadent, antioxidant-rich, gentle cleanser is great for all skin types. Its honey-like texture feels amazing gliding on skin while it does a deep cleanse. One reviewer even commented that they’re annoyed by how much they love it.
Renée Rouleau Vitamin-Infused Cleansing Emulsion ($37)
This cleansing emulsion magically wipes away makeup while nourishing skin. A blend of skin-loving ingredients, including niacinamide, green tea leaf extract, vitamins C and E and mugwort extract erase makeup and dry skin buildup for softer, fresher, dewy skin.
Youthforia Night Off Face Wash ($32)
Makeup, dirt and sunscreen don’t stand a chance against this gentle yet deep cleanser. Catechin and tannins, powerful antioxidants found in green tea, help brighten skin and reduce the appearance of pores.
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