Save, Spend or Splurge: The Cleanser Edition

Cleansers form the very first step of a skincare routine. A good cleanser ensures that all the dirt and grime is effectively removed from your face, hereby allowing you to create the perfect canvas for your makeup. However, with the thousands of options available in the market, choosing ‘The One’ (cleanser) that would suit your needs perfectly is well, quite a mammoth task, which is exactly why we have picked out some of the best available cleansers for you, according to your budget and skin types. Save, spend or splurge, you decide!


Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser


There is a reason that this product has acquired a cult following: it is cheap and it gets the job done. It is particularly suitable for those of you with an acne-prone skin, as it cleanses your pores deeply, while simultaneously controlling sebum production and is non-comedogenic as well. It retails for INR 374 and is available here.


Nivea Total Face Cleanup Face Wash

This offering from Nivea is perfect for those of you with non-problematic skin or for those who barely have any time for an elaborate skincare routine as it combines the effects of a face wash, pack and scrub, leaving you with soft, supple, and nourished skin without drying it out. It retails for INR 210 here.




The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser

If you are a fan of Korean skincare, you would know that foaming cleansers form a crucial part of their routines as they are said to effectively remove excess oil and impurities. The Tea Tree Cleanser from The Body Shop too is helpful in combating blemishes and acne, and would be a great pick for those of you struggling with problematic skin. It is available for INR 795 here.


O3+ Deep Concern 1 Hydrating Moisture Cleanser

Dry-skinned beauties, I haven’t forgotten about you! Like the name suggests, this one is a hydrating cleanser which also doubles up as an exfoliator to take care of all the dirt and dead skin, hereby helping you improve the texture of your skin and giving you that extra glow. It retails for INR 920




Forest Essentials Deeply Nourishing Facial Cleansing Paste


You have got to hand it to Forest Essentials, when they say “luxury Ayurveda”, they really do mean it! This particular one for instance, is made of a blend of almond, pistachio,turmeric, as well as buttermilk that gently cleanses your skin, while deeply nourishing and replenishing it every day. It smells divine and is suitable for all skin types. You can buy it for INR 1850 here.


Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Oil


This cleansing oil from the house of Bobbi Brown claims to be a blend of sunflower, olive and jojoba oils, coupled with jasmine extracts that help remove the impurities from your face without ripping it off of its natural oil. The oils ensure that you are left with a beautifully glowing and supple skin, and make the entire routine truly luxurious and soothing. At INR 3550 a pop, this one is truly an investment. You can buy it online here.

Do you have any recommendations that you would like to add? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments below.


Author: Sanchita Srivastava


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