The Best Gel Cleansers for Your Skin Type

March 18, 2022
Alanna Martine Kilkeary
By: Alanna Martine Kilkeary | by L'Oréal
The Best Gel Cleansers for Your Skin Type

Gel cleansers are a cult-favorite amongst skin-care lovers everywhere, thanks to their lightweight consistency and deep-cleansing finish. There are a myriad of gel cleansers out there that are designed to address everything from acne-prone and oily skin to dry and dull skin and everything in between. Ahead, we rounded up seven of our favorite gel cleansers that address different skin types.


For Dull Skin ...Lancôme Absolue Purifying Brightening Gel Cleanser

Dull skin needs a cleanser that will bring it back to life, which is where the Absolue Purifying Brightening Gel Cleanser comes in. This hydrating formula has an oil-in-gel consistency that works to illuminate and nurture the skin with soothing rose extracts.

For Acne-Prone Skin …Kiehl’s Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Cleanser

For a gel-cleanser option that helps address problematic skin, try the Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Cleanser. This formula is extra gentle and contains cannabis sativa seed oil and oregano oil for a deep clean that won’t strip the skin.


For Congested Skin …SkinCeuticals LHA Cleansing Gel

The LHA Cleansing Gel is a match made in skin-care heaven for congested complexions. It’s formulated with lipo-hydroxy-acid to exfoliate and improve skin clarity.


For Dry Skin …Peach and Lily Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser

If you have dry skin, you need a hydrating gel and Power Calm has got your back. It lathers into  a soft foam that will leave your skin feeling moisturized and seriously calm.

For Skin With Large Pores …House 99 Purefectly Clean Face Wash

The Purefectly Clean Face Wash is spot-on for those with enlarged, clogged pores. It has a combination of spirulina, charcoal powder and peppermint extract for an extremely clean-feeling finish.


For Aging Skin …Youth to the People Superfood Kale + Green Tea Spinach Cleanser

This gel cleanser is basically a green juice for your skin. It’s part of the Clean at Sephora program, and its main ingredients are kale, spinach and green tea. The antioxidant-packed formula helps combat the look of fine lines and aging skin.


For Oily Skin ...Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel

Oily skin is no match for the Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel. This gel cleanser has a jelly-like texture that helps clarify the skin with a formula of licorice root and citrus. Not to mention, it smells so good it makes you excited to wash your face each day!


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