Facial Cleansers & Face Washes

Face cleansing is an essential step in skincare to maintain clean, healthy skin. Whether at-home or on-the go, Garnier covers every skin type with a wide range of face cleansers and face washes. Foam and gel washes are great for oily or blemish-prone skin, while cleansing milk and non-rinse micellar waters can treat most skin types including normal, dry, and sensitive. Choose from Garnier's face washes for your daily cleansing, including our Garnier Pure Active Facial Cleansers and Micellar Cleansing Waters.

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  • Thyme
  • Vitamin C

More FAQs on Garnier Face Cleansers

How does face cleanser work?

A face cleanser is a product that has been created to clean the face and remove makeup or dirt.  Face cleansers come in different formulas including gel cleansers or even foaming face cleansers. There are also some that have face scrub properties such as beads, that help to remove dead skin cells. Depending on your skin type or skin concerns, you may need to use a different type of face cleanser. For example, people with dry skin may benefit from using a Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, while people with oily skin may prefer a mattifying cleanser like our Charcoal Cleansing Gel

How to apply cleanser on face?

Begin with clean hands, this will prevent the passing of bacteria or oils onto your face. Massage the face wash into your skin in a rotating motion. Do this gently and around your eyes to prevent the cleanser going into them. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

You should use a face cleanser twice a day, in the morning after waking up and at night to remove all the dirt and makeup off your face. By doing this you can guarantee that you have a clean face and that you are benefiting from your facial cleanser. Follow your facial cleansing routine with our range of face creams that are hydrating and moisturising.

Is a face cleanser and face wash the same?

A face wash and a face cleanser are both products that are used to cleanse the skin. However, there are some key differences between the two. A face wash is typically a liquid product that is applied to the skin with water and then rinsed off. Face cleansers, on the other hand, come in both liquid and gel form and can be either rinsed off or removed with a cloth.

In terms of ingredients, face washes usually contain surfactants that help to break down dirt and oil. Face cleansers may also contain surfactants, but they often include other ingredients as well, such as exfoliants and moisturisers. As a result, face cleansers tend to be more gentle and less drying than face washes. When it comes to choosing between a face wash and a face cleanser, it really depends on your personal preference and skin type. If you have oily to combination skin, Garnier's Pure Active Intensive Charcoal 3-in-1 Wash which cleanses the face from impurities with Salicylic Acid and natural exfoliating particles to unclog pores.

Is a face cleanser necessary?

To maintain healthy skin, a facial cleanser is a recommended step in your skincare routine. It helps remove makeup as well as dirt that can clogged pores leading to acne. However, cleansing should be done gently. Our face cleansing formulas have different ingredients and benefits to ensure you have the right product for your skin. Follow your face cleansing routine with our face creams and face mists and toners to keep your skin clean and healthy-looking.

What type of face cleanser should I use?

When it comes to face cleansers, Garnier has a range of face cleansers available such as our . Our Pure Active face cleansers are designed for oily skin prone to imperfections, whilst our Micellar range including our award-winning Micellar Cleansing Water is designed for all skin types to capture impurities and makeup. No matter what type of face cleanser you choose, be sure to use it twice daily - once in the morning and once at night - to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.