(Main Squeeze)

Add These 11 Editor-Approved Face Washes To Your Routine ASAP

Get squeaky-clean.

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Join TZR editors for Main Squeeze, the series dedicated to sharing beloved beauty products — be they bold, effective, or simply fun — that make our week just a little bit better. Ahead, Team TZR spotlights their favorite face washes of the moment.

Special Cleansing Gel
"At this point in the game — my mid-30s — I can't be bothered with cleansers that leave a super-dry, tight feeling. I love that this gel-based formula foams up to give my complexion a thorough cleanse, but keeps the moisture balance in my skin."—Angela Melero, executive editor, TZR
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"Honestly, I’ve lost count of how many bottles of this cleanser I’ve gone through over the years — I'm that obsessed. The gentle formula gives my skin a healthy, radiant look and a squeaky-clean feel." — Kelsey Stewart, associate fashion editor, TZR
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Eve Lom
"I know I'm just washing my face but the act of using this balm feels like a mini self-care ritual that allows me to take a moment for myself. It gets rid of makeup and grime, and I don't need to use another cleanser thereafter; my skin feels clean and moisturized." —Kathy Lee, editor-in-chief, TZR
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"Tatcha's cleansing oil is the first product that got me into skin care, and it’s been a nightly staple for years. It cuts through sunscreen and makeup but leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated. Massaging it into the skin also helps me depuff and get blood circulating." —Amanda Ross, beauty editor, TZR
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Josie Maran
Argan Cleansing Oil
"I love this nourishing cleansing oil because it doesn't leave my face dry and gives me a clean feeling. The product is gentle enough to use even when I have hormonal acne – it soothes and hydrates!" — Marina Liao, senior fashion news editor
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"I like to include this cleanser in my nighttime routine because it makes exfoliating feel like less of an extra step. The combination of glycolic acid, aloe leaf juice, and glycerin is extremely gentle and leaves my skin looking brighter in the morning." — Jessica Fields, beauty writer, TZR
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Tammy Fender
Cleansing Milk
“I started using this milky cleanser during my second pregnancy because its all-natural ingredients are so gentle. But the baby I was carrying is now 15 months old, and this face wash is still in heavy rotation.” —Alison Syrett, deputy fashion editor
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"My sensitive skin can't get enough of this gentle cleanser from Kate Somerville. The formula is super creamy and hydrating, leaving my skin feeling moisturized and soft after use. It's even made cleansing an enjoyable part of my routine."—Rebecca Iloulian, newsletter revenue & marketing, BDG
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"This cleanser instantly transports me to a spa-like place. The sulfate-free formula lathers into a creamy-feeling light foam and removes all traces of makeup in one go. The scent is what really seals the deal, though —one whiff and I'm instantly calmed." —Faith Xue, executive beauty director, BDG
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"I've finally found a cleanser that doesn't leave my skin feeling dry and tight. The Outset’s Gentle Micellar Antioxidant Cleanser is so nourishing and doesn't suck the moisture from my skin. It even helps remove any mascara that I miss with my makeup remover." — Maggie H, sr. social media strategist, TZR
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"This face wash from U Beauty is the only one I've tried that makes my skin feel softer after cleansing. Despite being so gentle and hydrating, the creamy formula effectively rinses away dirt, oil, makeup, and sunscreen – no scrubbing required." — Erin Lukas, deputy beauty editor, TZR
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