Skin Cleansing Products

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The best face cleansers are the ones that benefit your skin, whether it's sensitive, oily or dry. Learn how to choose the best face cleanser for your skin

By Diana Kelly

With hundreds of face wash options, how do you choose the right one? Skip these face wash ingredients to keep a clear complexion.

By Abigail Libers

Caffeine can perk up your skin as much as it can perk up your mind. Learn how caffeine can help your skin.

By Amanda MacMillan

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Salicylic acid is found in face washes, wipes and lotions. But is it right for your skin type? See if your face wash should contain salicylic acid.

By Amanda MacMillan

Chocolate contains anti-aging antioxidants, but are chocolate face masks good for your skin? Learn about chocolate face masks and how to make one!

By Abigail Libers

Makeup remover wipes can help wash your face in a pinch, but should you use them everyday? Learn the do's and donts of using makeup remover wipes

By Jennifer Cohen

Face cleansing brushes, like Clarisonics, are more popular than ever. But are they worth buying? See if a face cleansing brush will help your skin.

By Jennifer Cohen

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Antibacterial face wash (and other products) are more popular than ever, but is antibacterial face wash a good idea? See if it helps or hurts acne.

By Abigail Libers

Soy can be found in a variety of skin care products, but does it help your skin? We examine soy face washes to determine if soy and your skin mix.

By Abigail Libers

Petroleum jelly, or Vaseline, can be a cheap and easy way to moisturize your face. Try these creative ways to use petroleum jelly in your skin care routine

By Diana Kelly

Glycolic acid is a popular in ingredient in face washes. See if it helps skin and if you should choose glycolic face wash as part of your skin care routine

By Diana Kelly

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Organic skin care products are more popular than ever, but can they help control acne. See which organic facial cleansers work the best for acne.

By Amanda MacMillan

Baking soda has many uses, including skin care. Not only can it exfoliate, it may also help with acne. Follow our tips for using baking soda on your face

By Diana Kelly

Organic face wash and other skin care products may eliminate ingredients that irritate or hurt your skin. But is organic face wash worth it?

By Jennifer Cohen

If you love natural skin care products, these herbs – lavender, calendula, witch hazel, neem oil and feverfew – can help you get glowing skin.

By Amanda MacMillan

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Homemade face masks can exfoliate, cleanse and moisturize your skin. Follow our tips for making simple and safe homemade face masks.

By Jennifer Cohen

Learn all that you need to know about using the proper pH balanced skin cleanser and get the skin cleanser with the right pH balance for your skin.

By Jennifer Sellers

While the debate might seem to be between natural and synthetic sponges, the real question is what your preference is, and whether your skin type is sponge-friendly.

By Sarah Siddons & Brion O'Connor

If you've ever taken a trip down the cosmetics aisle, the intimidating number of different skin cleansers may have scared you away. Is it really possible to choose an optimal cleanser?

By Jessika Toothman

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If your skin becomes red, itchy and swollen after using a skin cleanser, you may be having an allergic reaction. What ingredients cause such a reaction, and how can you avoid them?

By Martha Barksdale

Do you know what unusual skin care ingredients might be in your beauty products? See this gallery for unusual skin care ingredient pictures.

You may have noticed that "cocamidopropyl betaine" keeps popping up on the labels of your skin care products. But what exactly does this cleanser ingredient do?

By Sarah Siddons

The term "noncomedogenic" is usually one of many words you might see listed on the packaging of skin care products these days. But what's so special about it that it can keep your skin from breaking out?

By Sarah Siddons

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No-rinse facial cleansers might save you a little time in your daily skin care routine if you're on the go. But are they any different from regular facial cleansers?

By Amy Bassett

With the green movement coming into full swing over the past few years, there's been a big increase in skin care products being marketed as "organic." What exactly is in these products, and are they any better for you than traditional ones?

By Sarah Siddons