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7 Drugstore Face Washes That Really Work


Drugstores are a great spot to grab an emergency lipstick, bargain mascara, and whole host of other beauty bargains to restock your vanity. While it may not be the top destination for purchasing your face wash, these 7 cleansers are sure to change your mind. After all, some of the most highly-recommended, endlessly-lauded formulas beloved by beauty editors and dermatologists alike are sitting right in your local drugstore aisle. So before you spend big bucks on another fancy face wash, check out these less expensive options that do the job just as well—some even better.


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This fragrance-free formula is great for sensitive skin in need of some hydration.

Treat current breakouts and keep future ones at bay with this French-pharmacy favorite, paraben-free gel cleanser that contains 2% salicylic acid.

This gentle, hypoallergenic face wash includes salicylic acid to help clear acne and moisturizing soy extract for a more even skin tone.

For persistent acne, try this cult favorite that’s oil-free and simultaneously soothes and reduces redness while decreasing blemishes.

Another hero product that dermatologists swear by is this daily cleanser helps skin repair its barrier function with ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

This natural, detoxifying cleanser is packed with antioxidants from tomato extract, jojoba spheres for gentle exfoliation, salicylic acid to prevent future breakouts and charcoal to draw out impurities.

This antiaging cleanser deep cleans while gently exfoliating skin to speed up regeneration without over drying.