The Best Drugstore Face Washes Under $10
From the L’Oreal Portfolio of Brands
Forget what you’ve heard: A great facial cleanser doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. We’re sharing our picks of the best drugstore face washes under $10— yes, you read that right—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands, ahead!
PSA: Drugstore face washes rule. Let’s give them the rightful praise they deserve, shall we? If the drugstore beauty aisle isn’t typically where you go for your facial cleanser purchase…it should be. They’re convenient, inexpensive, and most importantly, they work just as well as their costly counterparts. (Remember, more expensive does not always mean better when it comes to skin care product purchases!) Nothing against fancy face washes, but sometimes a no-frills drugstore beauty buy is all it takes to get the job done.
We get it, the beauty section of a local drugstore is daunting. There’s no shortage of options, and nobody has the time to sift through the labels. Don’t let that be an excuse to just pick any old face wash off the rack, or worse, choose one based on packaging alone. It’s a reckless way to make a decision—plus, you’d possibly miss out on some of our favorite budget-friendly cleansers. Curious to know what they are? Keep reading!
L’ORÉAL PARIS IDEAL CLEAN ALL SKIN TYPES FOAMING GEL CLEANSER
While its packaging is basic—and its price point is low—the same cannot be said about the formula inside. Stubborn makeup? No problem. Pore-clogging impurities? Consider them gone. This cleanser—which is suitable for all skin types, sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers included—gently removes dirt and oil for an incredible clean. Plus, a pore-by-pore cleansing action helps minimize the appearance of large pores. Speaking of pores, did we mention that the formula is non-comedogenic?
What’s more, the foaming gel cleanser leaves behind no visible residue or feeling of tightness. It’s safe to say this is everything we can ever ask for from a face wash. And for just under $5 dollars MSRP, we’re sold, sold, and sold (not that we weren’t already).
To use, wet your face and hands with lukewarm water. Squeeze a small amount of gel into your palm and work it into a foamy lather. Massage it onto your face using gentle circular motions. Rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
GARNIER SKINACTIVE CLEAN+ BLACKHEAD ELIMINATING SCRUB
This gel exfoliator—infused with charcoal—draws out blackhead causing dirt, oil and impurities like a magnet. The result? Skin that’s deeply cleansed and smooth. After one week, notice visibly diminished pores and a clear complexion.
L’OREAL PURE CLAY EXFOLIATE & REFINE CLEANSER
This unique clay-to-mousse cleanser is a drugstore find you simply can’t pass up. Powered by 3 different clays (in their pure form) and enhanced with a nature-sourced ingredient, this formula can remove everyday impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Immediately, skin is purified of dirt and oil and left with a clean, clear look. Use after use, skin’s overall quality and texture is visibly improved with pores that appear tighter and minimized.
L’Oreal Pure Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser, $6.99 MSRP
GARNIER SKINACTIVE MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER ALL-IN-1
It’s no secret that we at Skincare.com love us a good micellar water to gently (and effectively) remove makeup and impurities without the need to rinse—and this formula is no exception! Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 boasts gentle micelles that capture and lift away dirt, oil, and makeup in a pinch. What’s more, it’s suitable for all skin types (even sensitive skin) and is free of oil, alcohol, and fragrance.
To use, saturate a cotton pad with the liquid, and smooth it over your face, eyes, and lips until the pad runs clean. If you’re wearing a lot of makeup that day, you may need to use more than one pad before your entire face is clean. That’s it! No rinsing necessary.
L’OREAL PARIS GO 360 CLEAN ANTI-BREAKOUT FACIAL CLEANSER
L’Oreal Paris’ Go 360 Clean collection offers unbeatably-priced facial cleansers paired with a soft cleansing disk. If you have acne-prone skin, reach for this facial cleanser formulated with salicylic acid to help remove pore-clogging impurities and reduce the chances of a breakout. http:
To use, dispense the formula onto the included Scrublet, gently massage into damp skin, and rinse.
L’OREAL PARIS REVITALIFT RADIANT SMOOTHING CREAM CLEANSER
This gentle foaming cleanser helps remove all traces of makeup and impurities, gently exfoliates dead skin cells, helps enhance skin smoothness and radiance. For best results, use with the full line of L’Oreal Paris Revitalift anti-aging products.
Just as important as the face wash itself is the ritual you follow. What matters most is that you cleanse your skin daily—morning and night—to remove pore-clogging dirt, oil, makeup and debris from skin’s surface. If you let these impurities linger on your skin for too long, they can cause unwanted breakouts and congestion. No thank you! Follow up your cleansing routine with moisturizer to lock in hydration and Broad Spectrum SPF (if you’re headed outdoors) to help protect against the sun’s harmful UV rays—no excuses!
Curious to find out which type of cleanser is best for your skin? Take this quiz to find out!