Best Type of Facial Cleanser: Bar, Cleanser, or Foam?

Best Type of Facial Cleanser: Bar, Cleanser, or Foam?


Do you ever feel overwhelmed when trying to choose the best facial wash for your skin type? You're not alone! With all of the different options on the market, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. In this blog post, we will break down the differences between bar soaps, facial cleansers, and foaming face washes, and help you decide which one is right for your skin care routine!

Best Type of Facial Cleanser for You

Oily Skin - Bar Soaps

Bar cleansers are the most traditional type of facial cleanser, and they can be very effective if used correctly—especially for those with acne prone skin. They maintain exfoliation properties to remove excess oil and tackle clogged pores.

Bar Soap

However, bar soaps can also be drying to the skin if they are not properly formulated. So, make sure you're reaching for a bar with a combination of saponified organic cleansing oils, like our charcoal face bar! They give back the moisture your skin barrier needs without leaving you feeling oily or weighed down. If you have especially dry skin, you might have a better facial cleanser match elsewhere than cleansing bars, though.

Sensitive Skin - Foaming Face Wash

Foaming face washes are a great option for those with sensitive skin types because they tend to have very a gentle formula. The ingredients in foam cleansers are less likely to irritate your skin, and the added moisture from the foam can actually help to soothe dry and sensitive skin. A foam cleanser also tends to be very light-weight and easy to rinse away, which is important for those with sensitive skin that can easily become irritated.


Foaming Face Wash

Of course, not all foaming face washes are created equal! Avoid ones with harsh sulfates or artificial fragrances, as these can irritate your skin. Instead, look for a natural option like our foaming facial wash. It's gentle enough for sensitive skin, but still effective at cleansing away dirt and oil.

Combination Skin - Gel Cleansers

If you have combination skin, you probably feel like you can never win the battle against oil and shine. Luckily, gel cleanser can be a game-changer for those with combination skin! Gel cleansers help to balance out oily skin by cleansing away dirt and excess oil without stripping your skin of its natural oils and moisture. This leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed, without that tight, dry feeling.


Face Wash

We love our superfruits & sea kelp facial cleanser for oily and combination skin! The gel-like consistency is perfect for those with oily skin, but it's still gentle enough for those with dry patches. Plus, the added antioxidants from the superfruits help to protect your skin from environmental damage.

Face Wash

Helpful Facial Cleansing Tools

So, now you've got the lo-down on facial cleansers. If you really want to step up your routine, think about adding a cleansing tool like our konjac facial sponges. These bad boys will give you that deep cleanse your skin is craving all while getting the most out of your products. 

Do you have dry, sensitive, or oily skin? What type of facial cleanser do you prefer? Let us know in the comments below! And be sure to check out our other blog posts for more skin care tips and advice.



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Kathy white on

Hey, I’m still on the hunt for an oil cleanser that is like Bobbi Browns oil cleanser but with a reasonable price point. I have dry, thirsty skin.
Thank you.

Camille @ BBE on

Hi Teresa! We have an anti-aging routine post coming out next week. :)

Teresa on

Would love to see information for Aging Skin, thanks!

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