So much for soap and water. These days, the skincare aisle is stocked with tonics, foams, creams, and even nectars. To help you avoid shopping fatigue, we tested a slew of high- and low-end face washes and gathered the best on the market. Whether you're battling acne, targeting wrinkles, or just looking for something that smells awesome, these nine cleansers go above and beyond the call of duty.
For Acne and Exzema
Fig + Yarrow Cleansing Nectar
If you're prone to eczema and acne, try Fig + Yarrow's Cleansing Nectar. Rather than working this stuff into a foamy lather, take a cotton ball, dab on some "nectar," swipe it on your face, and rinse. It has a bracing, vinegar-like scent, but is packed with natural ingredients like sea salt, raw honey, aloe, apple cider vinegar, and willow bark for exfoliation. Ginkgo and green tea give it an antioxidant punch, and a bunch of essential oils — including lavender, rosewood, sage and chamomile — balance the skin. [$30, figandyarrow.com]