Thanks to These Drugstore Face Washes, You Don’t Need to Break the Bank to Get Good Skin

Who says high-quality can't be low-price?

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Skin-care routines can skyrocket in price pretty easily. With endless amounts of cleansers and creams out there, how do you know what to spend your money on? If you want to seriously slash the price of your skin-care regimen, we recommend scooping up a bottle of one of these tried-and-true drugstore face washes. These cleansers are safe on your skin and your budget!

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Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser (2-Pack)
$16.90

Best Overall

We're big fans of the entire range of Neutrogena's affordable face wash options. The Fresh Foaming Cleanser is a classic, and one we've been obsessing over for years! It's great for all skin types, and it offers an affordable solution to high-quality cleansers. If you don't have a specific skin woe to address, this one is your best bet for a dependable cleanser that gets the job done!

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Clean & Clear Deep Action Oil-Free Cream Cleanser
$7.88

Best for a Deep Clean

This Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser deep-cleans down to the pores and leaves skin feeling tingly and refreshed! This oil-free wonder has been a staple on drugstore shelves for years, and it continues to prove itself as one of the best affordable cleansers on the market. 

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser (20-ounce size)
$17.32

Best for Sensitive Skin

Experts and consumers agree that Cetaphil is the absolute best option when it comes to sensitive skin cleansers. This non-alkaline, non-comedogenic formula won't dry your skin or dull your glow. It's incredibly gentle and completely free of both fragrance and soap. The delicate wash can be used with or without water to cleanse. 

Skip the water by rubbing a liberal amount onto dry skin. Remove the excess with a cloth, and the emollient quality will leave even the most sensitive skin feeling soft and hydrated. It works just as well the old-fashioned way, too! 

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Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Facial Nourishing Anti-Aging Cleanser
$7.75

Best for Anti-Aging

Need to stop the clock on a budget? Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Cleanser is your holy grail anti-aging drugstore face wash. Gentle enough for daily use, it removes 99% of skin-aging impurities, like dirt, oil, and makeup. Use over time will leave skin appearing smoother and younger!

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DERMA E Hyaluronic Hydrating Cleanser
$12.40

Best for Dry Skin

Parched skin? Moisturize it back to life with this ultra hydrating facial cleanser by Derma E. It's infused with hyaluronic acid to aid in replenishing and retaining moisture in the skin. 

This soothing cleanser also delivers a serious blend of antioxidant vitamins A and E to leave skin feeling soft and dewy. The formula is gentle enough to keep your skin healthy and hydrated, but it also erases makeup just as well as any other face wash on the market. 

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Foaming Face Wash for Oily Skin
$3.81

Best for Oily Skin

Garnier's Micellar Foaming Cleanser battles serious dirt and oil to provide your freshest-feeling clean. It's an oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free micellar gel wash that gently foams to remove makeup and mattify skin to remove shine in just one step. 

Micelle molecules lift away dirt, excess oil, and makeup without any harsh rubbing. It's suitable for all skin types, but it works exceptionally well on combination to oily skin.

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Clearasil Gentle Prevention Daily Clean Face Wash
$14.99

Best for Acne

Clearasil offers the power to not only treat, but also to prevent pimples weeks before they're visible with the Gentle Prevention Daily Clean Wash. It's a great pick for teens, but it also works well if you suffer from adult acne, thanks to its effective ingredients like salicylic acid.

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St. Ives Apricot Scrub
$6.81

Best for Exfoliating

This classic facial scrub still lives in our minds as the best of the best when it comes to drugstore facial exfoliators. It's packed with quality goodness like its star ingredient, apricots, which contains high levels of carotenoids (vitamin A) and antioxidants to nourish the skin. Use the scrub around three times per week for best results! 

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L'Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Face Wash Icy Gel
$17.99

Best for Men

Truth be told, men can use any of the face washes we've listed, but if the man in your life is a stickler for labels, this is the one for him! Also suitable for active females, the Hydra Energetic Icy Cleansing Gel is enriched with ADS (Active Defense System), a powerful ingredient that helps reinforce the skin's natural resistance against daily aggressions. 

The formula, also enriched with a cooling Cryo-Tonic complex, refreshes and invigorates the skin. It's a great cleanser to use in the morning to perk you up!