If you are a supporter of cruelty-free cosmetics and ethically sourced ingredients, it is a bit challenging to find products that really deliver what they promise yet are cruelty-free. Since face cleansing is an essential skincare step and you don’t want to settle for a product that isn’t really worth it, we have featured the best cruelty-free face cleanser options (washes and lotions) based on performance.
You can also choose between ordinary face washes and liquid lotions that don’t require water to wash off your makeup and/or impurities.
Here are the best cruelty-free cleansers to try out (for various skin types):
Alba Botanica Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser. Produced by a natural, vegan and cruelty-free Hawaiian-inspired brand (Alba Botanica), this handy facial cleanser is packed with the goodness of fruit enzymes from Papaya and Pineapple that minimize the appearance of large pores and flakey skin. A big plus of this cleanser is that it’s perfect for any skin-type–from oily and sensitive to dry and mature skin. It is also free from any parabens, SLS, and artificial fragrances.
How to use it: Simply slather it on wet face using circular motions and wash off with lukewarm water.
The product sell on average for $9 and you can find it mostly online at Amazon, i-herb, Alba Botanica store and few health food and natural/organic shops across U.S and abroad.
Average user rating: 4.5 /5 stars
Kiss My Face Clean For A Day Creamy Cleanser Another natural, vegan, and cruelty-free brand that used potent plant extracts to achieve great skincare benefits. The key ingredients used in this cleanser are: jojoba oil, lavender, ginger, cocoa, and butter extracts.This creamy and smooth cleanser cleanses all skin types and especially normal, dry, and combo skin without stripping away moisture and causing irritation. The end result is smooth, cleaner, brighter and balanced complexion.
How to use it: Use it just like you’d use any usual skin cleanser, onto wet skin and working it on any problematic areas more e.g dry and flakey skin for a few seconds before washing it off.
You can get this for $9-13 on average from Kiss my Face online, CVS, Walmart, Amazon, Ebay, i-herb, vitacost.com, and some natural health stores across the nation.
How to use it: Wet your face with a bit of lukewarm water and using gentle circular strokes, gently massage the product onto your cheeks, chin, and forehead (avoiding the eye area) for a few seconds and then rise with lukewarm water.
You can buy this at various drugstores and health food shops, Amazon, Ebay, Walgreens, Vitacost, CVS and others.
Average user rating: 4.2 /5 stars
Green People Gentle Cleanse & Make-up Remover Green People is an organic, ecological and cruelty-free brand based in U.K that has earned numerous awards both for its ethical practices and the efficiency of its plant-based formulations. If for convenience reasons you are looking for a creamy cleanser and possibly make-up remover that cleanses skin without any water, this one here is perfect. This 2 in 1 product is enriched with potent anti-inflammatory and soothing herbals like Calendula, Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Rose Geranium extracts.
The product is mainly available at the official Green People website, feelunique.com, Tesco, and Amazon and sells for £19.
Average user rating: 4.2/ 5 stars
Paula’s Choice, Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser. Paula’s Choice is a pharmaceutical-grade dermatological brand that offers potent skincare solutions for all kinds of skin problems: dryness, acne, rosacea, sensitive skin, and so on. This Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser has anti-irritation and softening agents that soothe irritated skin or skins that suffer from rosacea and eczema. This is a 100% fragrance-free, clinically-tested, and certified cruelty-free product.
You can get this at Amazon, Dermstore, SkinStore, Paula’s Choice Website for $19 on average.
Average user rating: 4.0/ 5 stars
Other Best-Cruelty Free Cleansers To Try Out
- Organic Surge Daily Care Face Wash (for all skin types)
- Just The Goods Moisturizing Face Wash (for dry and normal skin)
- BWC Herbal Cleanser cream (for all skin types)
- Pacifica Sea Foam Complete Face Wash (all skin types)
- Christina Moss Organic Face Wash (all skin types)
- Thesis Daily Harmony Face Wash (for oily and combo skin types)
- Foxbrim Coconut Milk & Honey Facial Cleanser (for dry and sensitive skin types).