Compared to serums and moisturizers, buying a facial wash seems pretty simple. As long as it can clean your face, it's all good, right? But the thing is, since they're designed to clean the skin, most cleansers leave the face feeling tight and dry after use, and this can take a toll on your skin, especially if you have an oily or acne-prone complexion.
If you're running out of your go-to cleanser amid the lockdown, check out these affordable non-drying picks, all of which are available in local drugstores:
Hada Labo Hydrating Face Wash
Perfect for: All skin types
Hada Labo is a Japanese beauty brand that has been earning praises from Pinays for its hydrating skincare products. This creamy face wash, for instance, is formulated with two types of hyaluronic acid, an ingredient that attracts water to the skin and locks in hydration.
Celeteque Dermo Science Hydration Facial Wash
P89/60ml, all leading supermarkets nationwide, Watsons, and Mercury Drug
Perfect for: Dry and acne-prone skin
Unlike the drugstore cleansers you've probably used in your teen years, this classic, gel-based face wash won't leave your skin feeling stripped and tight. It's non-comedogenic so it won't clog your pores!
Human Nature Balancing Facial Wash
P199.75, Robinsons Supermarket and Watsons
Perfect for: Oily and combination skin
This facial wash is formulated with elemi, an ingredient known to balance sebum, cut down bacteria, reduce skin redness. It also helps keep your shine-prone skin from forming blackheads and whiteheads as it contains tiny beads that gently exfoliate the skin.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
P229/118ml, Mercury Drug and Watsons
Perfect for: Sensitive skin
If your skin is easily irritated, you can't go wrong with Cetaphil's super mild, gel-based cleanser. It's pH-balanced and fragrance-free, which makes it the best pick for those dealing with skin conditions like eczema and rosacea.
Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti Aging Skin Renewal Cleanser
Perfect for: Dull skin
If you want to step up your skincare regimen in your 30s, this creamy facial wash not only effectively cleanses the skin but it also mildly exfoliates it. As it gets rid of dead skin cells, it helps reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.