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alcohol free cleansers

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Facial cleansers are a must-have for anyone who wants to keep their skin looking young and healthy. They help to remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup from the face, and they can also be used to tone down redness or even to remove blemishes.


Works well but wishing for scent free option...I hope they come out with a scent free option! I would buy the scent free option hands down but I wouldn't purchase this based on the strong scent!...It wasn't heavy nor did it leave a film. It doesn't contain alcohol. Lastly, I found its smell pleasant.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry

What it is:
A no-rinse cleansing water that removes face and eye makeup and tones in a single step.

Solutions for:
- Makeup removal

If you want to know more…
This cult favorite product in Paris is all you need to remove face and eye makeup from the skin and eyes in just one application. Enriched with soothing echinacea flower extract, this no-rinse makeup remover offers a concentration of powerful micelles that instantly trap all impurities, remove makeup, and tone in a single step.


He has used it for a week now and do not want to use any other facial cleanser. Highly recommend!!...Great no-fuss cleanser...I also make him wear sunscreen daily, and this cleanser does a great job at taking it off at the end of the day and prevents those "sunscreen breakouts".

What it is: An efficient and invigorating face wash for men that’s paraben- and alcohol-free.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Caffeine: Energizes and reduces dullness.
- Vitamin E: Neutralizes skin-damaging free radicals.
- Menthol: Quickly provides a refreshing feeling to skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also comes in recyclable packaging.

DermalogicaUltracalming Cleanser

ITEM: 2002368

Size: 8.4 oz/ 250 mL

195 Reviews


My skin feels fresh and clean yet soft and calm. Also, this cleanser is free of traditional irritants found in most cleansers....Nice Everyday Cleanser...Not the hugest fan that the first few ingredients are alcohol (very drying for a daily cleanser) but it was actually not too bad on my combination skin.

What it is: A gentle cleanser that helps calm redness and soothe sensitive skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Sensitive

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oat: Calms inflammation.
- Lavender: Reduces redness.
- Cucumber: Soothes skin irritation and reduces swelling.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

ShiseidoWASO: Gentle Cleanser

ITEM: 2002855

Size: 5 oz/ 150 mL

281 Reviews


Smells amazing, feels amazing AND NO ALCOHOL! Everything you want in a cleanser, you don’t even need water....Schiseido WASO Quick Gentle Cleanser...I like that it contains the emollient honey and is alcohol free. I just wish they hadn't included the fragrance which is very high on the ingredient list.

What it is: A gentle daily gel cleanser that foams without water, infused with Japanese hachimitsu honey to replenish skin while removing impurities.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores

Formulation: Lightweight Lotion

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Honey Extract: Full of nutrients for healthy-looking skin.
- Royal Jelly Extract: Delivers amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to skin's surface for added moisture.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.


It’s hard to find a toner that does not contain alcohol or citric acid. I am still searching...30 pads for $35, i dont see how it can be justified. if you have an adequate skin cleansing routine, this doesn’t help much. I used oil cleanser to remove makeup, then after shower/bath, cleanse my face again with Ceramic Slip cleanser from Sunday Riley.

What it is: A skin-clarifying alternative to alcohol-based toners, these Prep Pads cleanse, clarify, and condition in one simple swipe.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Pores, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Wipes

Highlighted Ingredients:
- SteriGLO™ Complex: Proprietary peptide technology designed to purify and condition the skin prior to GloPRO use.
- Lemongrass, Lavender, and Cedarwood Essential Oils: Help protect skin from free-radical damage.
- Citric Acid: Supports natural collagen and diminishes the appearance of dark spots.

Mario BadescuAcne Facial Cleanser

ITEM: 2184950

Size: 6 oz/ 177 mL

77 Reviews


Overall: contains alcohol, but isn’t totally drying. Works for a bare face, and leaves behind make up if you are wearing any. ...Smells awful but works. It has alcohol in it which has helped my skin but if you do use it I would recommend using an overnight hydrating mask

What it is: A clarifying face wash formulated with salicylic acid and thyme extract to help improve the look of troubled skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates to help shed pore-clogging dead skin cells.
- Thyme Extract: Clarifies.
- Aloe Vera: Lightly hydrates and soothes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of oil. This product is also cruelty-free.

LANEIGEMoisturizing Cream Cleanser

ITEM: 2258804

Size: 5.0 oz/ 150 mL

143 Reviews


Don't buy this expecting to get that deep-cleanse, oil-free feeling of the more powerful cleansers....My new favorite face cleanser...First received a free sample and then purchased a full size.

What it is: A foamy face cleanser that buffs away impurities, moisturizes, and leaves skin hydrated long after cleansing.

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Moisturizes skin
- Sunflower Seed Oil: Helps retains moisture for long-lasting hydration

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This mild formula includes sunflower seed oil to moisturize and improve skin texture and meadowfoam seed oil to soften and soothe for a balanced complexion and long-lasting hydration.


I understand some skincare products can’t stray away from alcohol but I am on the hunt to find a gentle cleanser without alcohol. ...I enjoy this product but it contains cetearyl alcohol (4th ingredient) which can increase dryness and weaken the skin barrier and fragrance (parfum) (added fragrance... why..).

What it is: A mini bestselling superfood cleanser formulated with prebiotic- and probiotic-rich Greek yoghurt to leave skin looking pure and nourished after just one cleanse.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Redness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Greek Yoghurt: Nourishes.
- Amaranth Seed Extract: Protects.
- Sea Water: Hydrates.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Because sensitive skin should never be stripped with harsh soaps, this cleanser is formulated with Greek yoghurt—a perfect cleansing ingredient rich in prebiotics.


It adds a brightness that I can't find with any other cleanser. The moisturizer was a great compliment to the cleanser, leaving my skin feeling hydrated and not oily....My absolute favorite cleanser & moisturizer for my oily acne prone skin.

What it is: A set of three featherweight formulas to remove makeup, gently exfoliate, and deliver oil-free hydration to skin for a smooth, poreless-looking complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Oily, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Pores and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Japanese Wild Rose: Visibly tightens pores.
- Japanese Leopard Lily: Absorbs excess oil.
- Hadasei-3™: Restores a youthful appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: These products are cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Every double cleanse begins with an oil-based cleanser to melt away impurities and remove excess oil from makeup, sebum, or sunscreen.


An alcohol-free facewash that actually works is so hard to find, but INNBEAUTY did it! ...Most cleansers really irritate my skin and I didn't know how I would handle a foaming cleanser but this one is alcohol free so I gave it a try and I'm pleasantly surprised.

What it is: A cloud-like alcohol- and sulfate-free foaming cleanser that quickly dissolves makeup, pore-clogging debris, and pollution without stripping the skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Uneven Texture, and Acne/Blemishes

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic + Azelaic + Gluconolactone Acid Blend: Gently exfoliates skin for visibly improved tone, texture, and clarity.
- Salicylic Acid: Deep-cleans pores to dislodge any pore-clogging debris.
- Green Coffee Bean Extract: A powerful antioxidant that increases micro-circulation for a healthy glow.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free.

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