Foam Cleansers Are Trending—These Are the Formulas Worth Trying

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Foam cleansers have shot up in interest on TikTok recently. Spate points to significant month-over-month growth for foam and bubble cleansers. Foam is not only fun, it has other advantages as well. It’s especially great for those with acne-prone or oily skin, as oil cleansers could clog pores. Additionally, a lot goes a long way with foam formulas. From brand-new launches to classic standbys, these are the best foam cleansers.

1 / 10

KORA Organics Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser ($42)

As a 2023 NewBeauty Award winner, it’s no secret we love this cleanser from Miranda Kerr’s line. It refreshes skin with phytonutrients and antioxidants while providing hydration and essential amino acids and minerals to skin.

Award Photo: Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser
Award Photo: Turmeric Glow Foaming Cleanser
2 / 10

Augustinus Bader The Foaming Cleanser ($70)

Leave it to Augustinus Bader to create the most luxe foaming cleanser on the market. This purifying daily cleanser became an instant mainstay in my skin-care routine once I tried it. It does it all—99 percent agree pores are de-congested, and skin is cleared, and 97 percent agree skin looks brighter and it helps with oil control.

3 / 10

Avene Cleansing Foam ($22)

This long-beloved cleansing foam recently got a refresh with even more ingredients from natural origins. The lightweight cleanser is designed for people trying to clear, cleanse and soften normal or combination skin.

4 / 10

Dr. Barbara Sturm Cleanser ($75)

This cleanser cleanses deep for clearer skin but doesn’t strip or irritate skin. It’s especially great at promoting a glow on an otherwise dull complexion. Plus, it’s safe for sensitive skin.

5 / 10

CeraVe Foaming Face Wash ($15)

This is a drugstore staple for a reason. CeraVe’s Foaming Face Wash does exactly what you need. It effectively removes excess oil, dirt and makeup while maintaining moisture in the skin. Your skin will feel fresh and hydrated after even one wash.

Award Photo: Foaming Facial Cleanser
Award Photo: Foaming Facial Cleanser
6 / 10

The Nue Co. Barrier Culture Cleanser ($42)

This cleanser aims to pare down your skin-care routine by lifting away makeup, impurities and pollution all at once. The formula also balances pH levels, retains moisture, repopulates the topical microbiome, protects the barrier and promotes a healthy complexion.

7 / 10

Eminence Acne Advanced Cleansing Foam ($49)

This liquid-to-foam cleanser is the recipient of many beauty awards, including ours a few years back. It’s lightweight but effectively prevents breakouts and clears pores. The formula features unique time-release encapsulate salicylic acid and a blend of natural herbs to soothe and tone skin.

8 / 10

Indie Lee Purifying Face Wash ($38)

This antioxidant-rich foaming cleanser removes makeup and impurities and helps dissolves excess sebum. Natural ingredients like orange and lavender extracts, clove, burdock, mandarin, rose damascena and jasmine help promote a softer, more supple, tighter, brighter complexion.

9 / 10

Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser ($88)

This one is for those with oily, blemish-prone skin as it targets impurities that can lead to blemishes using salicylic acid and AHAs. After the deep clean, you’ll notice skin has a matte finish but still maintains moisture.

10 / 10

Caudalie Vinoclean Gentle Foam Cleanser ($30)

Gentle is the keyword here. This cleanser is a relief for those with dry, red or dull skin as it cleanses skin without being too harsh. Plus, it’s packed with skin-loving antioxidants.

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