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The Best Facial Washes and Cleansers For Black Skin (Part I)

African-American skin can be prone to different skin issues like acne, irritation, and aging. Even if you have a more neutral skin type, it is still important to find an effective cleanser that can sweep away debris.

Karen Cruz
Karen Cruz

African-American skin can be prone to different skin issues like acne, irritation, and aging. Even if you have a more neutral skin type, it is still important to find an effective cleanser that can sweep away debris. You might think that finding the best facial wash and cleanser for your dark skin is difficult because there are tons of brands that offer a variety of products for dry, oily, and sensitive skin. But do not worry, this list contains wonderful facial products that can cleanse your skin and keep it clear and healthy. So if you are looking to amp up your skincare routine and take extra care of your skin, especially the face, keep scrolling.

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Tired of looking for a product that won't harm your sensitive skin? Look nor further with Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. Cetaphil is a famous skincare brand that we always see in stores. Well, with their formula made for those with dry or sensitive skin, no wonder people love Cetaphil. This Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser can be used all over the body. It will help clean and moisturize the skin. It is hypoallergenic so you do not have to worry about skin irritation. Plus, it is non-comedogenic, meaning it won't clog your pores. No one wants clogged pores as that can lead to bumps and pimples. This product is very gentle that it is safe to use daily.

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

CeraVe is also a famous drugstore brand that provides great skincare products. Their foaming facial cleanser features key ingredients that help cleanse and moisturize your skin. It has ceramides to protect the skin's barrier and hyaluronic acid which is very important in a facial wash. The acid is great for keeping the skin hydrated and helping to retain moisture. Not only that, but this foaming facial cleanser also has niacinamide that helps the skin's barrier while also soothing it. If you do not like products with a strong scent, this one is for you. It is fragrance-free. And oh, did I mention that this product is also non-comedogenic? Yup, it won't clog your pores.

Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser

Our pores often look enlarged when we have dirt, makeup, and oil on the surface. Did you know that Neutrogena Pore Refining Exfoliating Cleanser can help your pores look smaller? Now you are interested. This amazing product cleanses away the buildup on the surface of the skin and in the pores. It also removes the skin of bacteria too. This product is also non-comedogenic, so do not worry about having clogged pores. It contains alpha-hydroxy acids to help penetrate your pores so they will be left clean. And just like the first two brands on our list, Neutrogena has always been a popular skincare brand.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser

When it comes to facial washes, we tend to choose something that many people have already tried and tested. This best-selling product and highly-rated cleanser has many benefits. It works well on different skin types whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin. Philosophy Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser helps remove makeup, oil, and dirt, and doubles as a source of hydration. This product does not contain harmful parabens and it is gentle to use two times daily. This brand believes that "When life is complicated, purity is simple." You might want to use this motto when choosing a cleanser.

Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

Annoyed by the excess oil on your skin? You should include Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser on your list the next time you shop for skincare products. This product may be too harsh for those with dry and sensitive skin, but it can do wonders for oily skin. This product contains glycolic acid that helps break down makeup, dirt, and oil so they can be washed away easily. It also acts as a chemical exfoliant that can help buff the top layer of dead skin, leaving your skin smoother. This product can also help treat dullness and hyperpigmentation. But take note that it is recommended to use it two to three times a week only as this formula is strong and effective. You can supplement it with another cleanser that is safe to use daily.

Wanting to find the best facial cleanser for your African-American skin is not too much to ask and should not be a tough job. The products listed above are perfect whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin. I am sure this list will be your new Holy Grail product! Stay tuned for more products.