11 Of The Best High Street Cleansers

11 Of The Best High Street Cleansers

Need a new cleanser, but find yourself on a budget? From radiance boosters to formulas that remove every trace of make-up, we’ve picked which ones will work best for every skin type…

Alya Skin Foaming Micellar Cleanser, £12.50 

New brand on the block Alya is more than just pretty packaging. This foamy micellar works to remove dirt and make-up with zero tugging or pulling. Laced with watermelon seed oil, expect long-lasting hydration, with a satisfyingly clean feel post-use.

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A. True Sweet Song Black Tea Energy Cleansing Gel, £16.95 (was £18.83)

Gel cleansers are perfect for this time of year – lighter in texture, they never feel too heavy. This formula from A. True washes the day away in just a few sweeps, with a juicy texture that leaves skin feeling clean and thoroughly hydrated. The formula also uses green tea extract to prevent further breakouts and panthenol (vitamin B5) to keep inflammation at bay.

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CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser, £12 

CeraVe always comes highly recommended by dermatologists. Their SA Renewing Cleanser uses salicylic acid to gently exfoliate and refine the skin, while hyaluronic acid and ceramides work to plump and soothe. After just a few days, you’ll notice your skin feels less tight and is much smoother and visibly calmer, too. It’s worth noting that the cleanser can be used on your body, too, which makes it ideal for those who suffer with keratosis pilaris on the arms or legs.

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Curel Foaming Facial Wash, £12.50

New to the UK, this is Japan’s number-one brand for sensitive skin types, and now, you can find it in Boots. Our favourite from the range is this gentle foaming wash that’s jam-packed with ceramides and oils to maintain and nourish the skin’s protective barrier, while still gently melting away all traces of make-up.

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Frank Body Charcoal Face Cleanser, £4.95

If your skin feels congested or you’re suffering from more breakouts than usual, pick up this cleanser from Frank Body. Created to detox the skin, it uses charcoal to help draw bacteria and dirt out of the pores. Meanwhile, salicylic acid gently exfoliates for a clearer and more even complexion. Despite the deep exfoliation, it never feels too harsh, and easily removes make-up without irritation thanks to a mixture of natural oils and Echinacea.

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Garnier Micellar Water Oil-Infused Facial Cleanser, £6.99​

Garnier’s micellar waters are some of our favourites out there. This bi-phase oil formula is extremely gentle, but it only takes a few sweeps to clear all make-up completely, while the softness left behind is unbeatable. Ophthalmologically tested, it’s safe to use on the eyes as well.

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Lumene Nordic Hydra Pure Arctic Miracle 3-in-1 Micellar, £12

 Formulated with arctic cloudberry and spring water, this micellar does more than remove stubborn make-up. It deeply hydrates the skin, while also brightening the complexion simultaneously. The micellar particles act like magnets, attracting and repelling dirt for an effective cleanse – it can be used on the lips and eyes, too.

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No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Cleansing Balm, £13

This cleansing balm is a must-have for removing stubborn make-up. Massage into the skin and emulsify with water to see grime and dirt wash away quickly. The in-built oils help to nourish and promote hydration, smoothing away dryness without any greasy residue. Use with your fingers or a muslin cloth for best results.

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Olay Make-Up Melting Cleansing Milk, £2.66 (was £3.99)

If you suffer from dry, tight skin but don’t want to spend a fortune, you can always rely on Olay. Packed with vitamins E and B3, this cleansing milk strengthens the skin, while removing all make-up (including stubborn mascara). It also keeps your complexion balanced, hydrated and protected, while minimising irritation.

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Starface Foaming Facial Cleanser, £13 

Starface launched with pimple patches, and now they’ve added this gentle foam cleanser to their acne-busting range. Unlike other cleansers for acne, it doesn’t use drying acids, instead it’s formulated with white willow bark (an alternative to salicylic) and sage leaf extract – both of which work to exfoliate and clear bacteria gently, while healing the skin and reducing the chance of irritation.

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The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm, £9.99

With a thick texture, this cleanser feels luxurious and buttery. It contains 3% of oat kernel oil to help lock in moisture and reduce blackheads, while 1% oat powder keeps irritation and redness at bay. Ideal for sensitive skin types seeking a thorough cleanse, massage this onto damp skin pre-moisturiser for best results. For deeper hydration, leave it in for 10 minutes as a mask.

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