5 Tips To Help You Choose The Best Facial Cleanser

Nourish Mantra

Any good skincare regime begins with cleansing, and rightly so. As you go about your day, your face gets coated with dust, pollution, sweat, oil, and more. A facial cleanser ensures your face is free from dirt, sebum, dead cells, and makeup. With the right facial cleanser, you can effectively reduce the risk of clogged pores, prevent skin breakouts, and improve the overall skin tone. Cleansing is also the first step to prepping your skin for other facial care beauty products. When your pores are clean and free from any kind of build-up, it allows for better absorption of face products and the goodness they provide.

Today, there is a wide range of face products available that cleanse your face, and picking the best one can be a bit of a challenge. When shopping for skincare and wellness beauty products, it is important to remember that not one size fits all! What might be touted as the best facial cleanser for acne may not be the choice of facial cleanser for sensitive skin. Similarly, facial cleansers for dry skin cannot be used as replacements for facial cleansers for oily skin or facial cleansers for combination skin. Still unsure about your purchase? Here are five things you must consider before you make the buy.

Skin type

Identifying your skin type is the first and the most crucial step when shopping for facial cleansers or other face products. As we mentioned before, what might have worked for a friend or beauty influencer might not work for you. And when you apply facial care beauty products that aren’t suitable for your skin type, you can end up aggravating your skin concerns instead of solving them.  

The ideal facial cleanser for someone with oily skin should include ingredients that are cooling and control oil production. An amalgamation of cooling cucumber extracts, soothing aloe vera leaf extracts, and nutritive Niacinamide, our Cucumber Mint Upvan Facial Cleanser is an excellent option if you’re looking for a light-weight formulation.

For people with dry skin, creamy and nourishing facial cleansers would be the best bet. Look for face products formulated using glycerine, shea butter, Hyaluronic acid, and other moisturizing ingredients. These ingredients are known to wash away impurities while being gentle on your skin and even help your skin retain moisture. Avoid cleansers that contain alcohol as they can dry out your skin further. 

Picking face products for combination skin can be tricky. The idea is to go for a facial cleanser that does not dry out your skin or make it even more oily. A hydrating face cleanser that gently washes away the grime is what you should be on the lookout for. 

Skin concerns

With no shortage of options available today, finding a facial cleanser that targets your skin concern isn’t very difficult. Whether you’re someone who suffers from frequent acne breakouts or has flaky, dry skin, your best bet would be to go for facial care beauty products that are specially formulated to address your skin concerns. For instance, if you’re someone with oily skin, look for facial cleansers with Salicylic acid. Similarly, for someone with dry skin, make sure your facial cleanser contains hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid and glycerine.

Ingredient list

Whether we like to admit it or not, ingredient labels are one of the last things we tend to notice or pay attention to when shopping for health, beauty, and wellness products. It doesn’t help that several brands willingly choose to omit ingredients from their labels for reasons best known to them.

So, as a consumer, you must do your due diligence before making the purchase. Don’t be put off complex-sounding ingredients; your best bet would be educating yourself about the most commonly found ingredients in face products, according to your skin type and concern. And remember, order matters. Ingredients are always listed in descending order, with those in the greatest amounts first and the ones with the least amounts last. Also, keep a lookout for common allergens.


Facial cleansers come in a variety of formulations. From creamy to gel and clay-based, there’s something for every skin type and concern. If you’re looking for a facial cleanser that is clay-based, our Ratrani Moroccan Lava Clay Cleanser is an exciting addition to your daily skincare routine. A blend of exotic clays and skin-refining ingredients whipped into a buttery-soft base, this cleanser absorbs excess oils and removes pollution particles, deep-seated impurities, and dead skin cells, giving you clean, fresh, and flawless skin.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for an authentic ayurvedic skincare product that multitasks, go for Green Tea Tatva Scrub Cleanser. This 2-in-1 formulation enriched with green tea extracts, aloe vera leaf extracts, and Niacinamide cleanses the face of makeup, dirt, and other impurities while gently exfoliating dead skin cells. Perfect for everyday use, this scrub-cleanser leaves the face soft, radiant, and spotlessly clean.

Go natural

Your facial cleanser is the first thing you use every morning and after the end of a long day. This is why you must pick a face product that is enriched with natural goodness. Authentic ayurvedic skincare products are gentle on your skin and don’t irritate it. Bonus points if they are formulated without parabens or sulfates and are vegan and cruelty-free.


Start with clean hands when cleansing your face. You don’t want to transfer dirt and bacteria from your hands to your face. Water temperature is another important thing to keep in mind. Never wash your face with hot water; always use lukewarm or cold water. When applying the cleanser, gently massage it in a circular motion. Remember to pay special attention to your T-zone, which tends to be oilier than the rest of your face. Rinse off the cleanser and pat dry with a soft towel. And if your face still feels greasy, it’s usually a sign that you need to introduce double cleansing into your daily skincare routine.