Best Facial Cleanser Cream
Reviews of Purpose facial cleanser, MD Forte & NeoStrata

best-facial-cleanser-creamWe all know that the foundation of anti age skin care is finding the best facial cleanser cream or facial cleansing gel.

But which one is the right one? I had lots of questions.

If you're anything like me, you want your face to look young and healthy. You want it to feel touchable too. From skin care gels to anti aging creams, companies formulate products designed to meet virtually any skin care concern.

Best Gentle Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

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Purpose Gentle Cleansing

One product that kept generating positive reviews during my search was Johnson and Johnson's Purpose facial cleanser.

Users with sensitive skin liked it for its gentle but effective cleansing power. Commenters wrote it reduced redness and irritation too.

Customers also raved that its soap-free formula didn't dry out the skin like many other over-the-counter products.

The best thing about Purpose face wash? At less than $6 a bottle it offers great value for money. Even if it didn't work for you, you've got nothing to loose, but give it a try.

Best Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser

One of the best ways to reveal clear skin is by using a glycolic acid facial cleanser. It helps to exfoliate your skin and does a great job of face wash for oily skin.

The name sounds a bit scary, I know, but these formulas have been used for years to safely exfoliate skin. They work by breaking down the substances that keep dead skin cells attached to the surface of the skin, giving it a dull, lifeless appearance. When the dead skin is washed away, new younger-looking skin shines through.

When I was reviewing the best facial cleanser creams, one name was frequently mentioned: the California-based pharmaceutical company M.D. Forte. They offer a line of glycolic cleansers and these were two of the most popular:

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MD Forte Facial Cream III 1 oz.

  1. MD Forte Facial Cleanser II is a glycolic product that offers a 15% solution to rid the skin of dulling dead skin cells. Many online users wrote that it was very effective at revealing youthful skin and, what's more, many started using it on the recommendation of a dermatologist or a medical professional.
  2. MD Forte Facial Cleanser III is made of a 20% glycolic compound, which, according to the manufacturer's website, is the highest level available. It's a non foaming cleanser and some users leave it on their skin for up to 10 minutes as an at-home glycolic facial cleaning. It is a strong formula, so the site recommends speaking with a physician to make sure this is the right one for you. Online reviewers generally give this product a thumbs-up, however, they mention one downside in particular: the cost, which is around $30 for 8 ounces.

Best Gentle Exfoliation Cleanser

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NeoStrata Facial Cleanser

Another name that came up frequently in my search for the best facial cleanser cream was NeoStrata Facial Cleanser.

The product, which is a bit more heavy duty than Purpose facial cleansers, offers gentle exfoliation in a formula that's fragrance free, soap-free, and hypoallergenic. According to the company's website, NeoStrata is ideal for all skin types. A number of online reviewers report that it leaves skin feeling noticeably soft and supple.

Don't let all that talk of gentleness fool you though. NeoStrata cleanser incorporates polyhydroxy acids (PHAs), a form of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) found in many anti aging cleansers and creams. They believe PHAs are superior ingredients because they exfoliate gently, making it ideal for people with sensitive skin or a condition like eczema or rosacea. However, at just under $30 for 6 oz, it can be a bit pricey for some customers.

Conclusion

Whether you need a glycolic face cream, like MD Forte facial lotion III, or a more gentle formula, such as Purpose facial cleanser, the right facial cleanser cream is waiting for you. What are you waiting for? Choose a cleanser that will give you the cleaner, softer, more touchable skin you deserve.

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Updated October 16, 2010