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 Mildly Dry Skin
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
Let's tell it like it is: Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cleanser doesn't smell as great as some of the other face washes on this list. But we've used it longer and more frequently than the rest, and it holds up. The gentle, foaming cleanser can be used everyday, and blends sugar-derived glycoside with Vitamin E to tackle dirt and oil without causing dryness — even in the dead of winter. But the key ingredient is avocado oil, which is highly moisturizing and helps restore the skin to its natural suppleness. [$19.50; kiehls.com]