NewBeauty Awards: Cleansers

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This article first appeared in the Spring 2020 issue of New Beauty. Click here to subscribe
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THE BEST MAKEUP REMOVER

Waterproof mascaras don’t stand a chance against L’Occitane Cleansing Oil-to-Milk Makeup Remover ($24), which transforms from an oil to a milky emulsion as it mixes with water, erasing every bit of daily grime.

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THE BEST CLEANSING BALM

The all-star list of African oils—marula, baobab, mongongo and more—in Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Cleansing Butter ($34) give it serious cleansing and hydrating power so skin gets an out-of-this-world glow.

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THE BEST CREAM CLEANSER

Inspired by the beauty rituals of Indian royalty, Ranavat Botanics Luminous Ceremony Cream Cleanser ($42) is lush, creamy and made with manjistha, an Ayurvedic herb praised for its detoxifying properties.

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THE BEST MICELLAR WATER

Looking for a powerful yet gentle cleanser and makeup remover in one easy step that won’t break the bank? We have seven words for you: Garnier SkinActive Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water ($7).

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THE BEST GEL CLEANSER

Oily skin types, rejoice! Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser ($38) gently but effectively removes all of the nasty stuff that clings to our skin throughout the day, without stripping it of natural oils.

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THE BEST CLEANSING WIPES

Pre-saturated in a soothing mix of mineral-rich thermal water and herbal extracts, Koh Gen Do Spa Water Cleansing Wipes ($59) are equal parts luxurious and efficacious— a mini spa treatment in each towelette.

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THE BEST CLEANSING OIL

Each travel-friendly, single-use Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsule ($75) contains a rich blend of fatty acids and botanical oils that not only dissolve dirt and oil, but also leave skin smoother than ever.

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THE BEST CLEANSER FOR BREAKOUT-PRONE SKIN

Sulfate-free Biossance Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel ($29) gives clogged pores a deep, refreshing cleanse and reduces excess shine without irritating skin so blemishes can properly heal.

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