21 Fantastic Vegan Facial Cleansers for Different Skin Needs

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You’re gorgeous—that’s a given. But are you using beauty products that don’t harm animals? We love effective products that aren’t tested on animals and don’t include any animal-derived ingredients. As the world increasingly moves toward cruelty-free, vegan fashion and beauty, we’re seeing a flood of terrific products hit store shelves. Every time you opt for a compassionate product, you get more beautiful inside and out. The following vegan facial cleansers are focused on different skin needs.

Check out some of our favorites:

Normal Skin

Dr Botanicals Grapefruit & Watermelon Refreshing Cleanser

This cleanser is suitable for every skin type. Rich in antioxidants and natural botanical extracts, it cleans pores gently yet effectively. It also aims to prevent imperfections without containing ingredients that are drying.Product image of Dr Botanicals Gr Cleanser

100% PURE Coconut Oil Moisturize Cleansing Milk

This product is gentle and moisturizing, so it could be listed in both the “sensitive” and “dry skin” categories, too. Since it contains coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut water, and vanilla bean, your skin will feel super-soft after this product works its magic.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel

This product uses willow bark and farnesol to remove impurities and bacteria, while the snow ear mushroom hydrates to maintain moisture.

 S.W. Basics Cleanser

This organic cleanser has only three ingredients: rosewater, vegetable glycerin, and tea tree oil.

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Gentle Foaming Face Cleanser

No matter what type of skin you have, this cleanser will work wonders. Its balanced formula includes a cleansing, apple-derived amino acid and two skin-soothing ingredients: colloidal oatmeal and aloe.

Arbonne Advanced Smoothing Facial Cleanser

This smoothing pearlescent cleanser foams to remove dullness, makeup, and impurities.

Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream

Soapbark helps cleanse, while ingredients like chamomile and coconut oil help replenish moisture. Stay tuned for a cool, menthol tingle after washing off this cleansing cream.

Murad Essential-C Cleanser

This antioxidant-rich cleanser targets skin that’s a bit stressed from environmental damage. Vitamins A, C, and E heal by neutralizing toxins and rehydrating.

Acne-Prone Skin

Alba Botanica Acnedote

This face wash brings in heavy hitters salicylic acid and willow bark extract to help counteract acne.

100% PURE Tea Tree & Willow Acne Clear Cleanser

We love all the natural ingredients at work here: calming parsley, neem oil to fight acne and treat scars, and willow bark to reduce wrinkles and shrink pores. Plus, a special type of algae locks in moisture for the win.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser

Some acne-focused products may dry out skin—but not this one. Juice Beauty cleanses with certified organic lemon and rehydrates with cherry and aloe juices.

Yes to Daily Clarifying Cleanser

This acne-focused cleanser also belongs in the oily skin category, as ingredients such as tomato and aloe extract work to remove pore-clogging oil and dirt.

Dry Skin

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Cleansing Oil

What could be more hydrating than cleansing with an oil? This one is formulated with grapeseed, may chang, and ho wood oils, along with fruit stem cells and vitamin C, which help remove impurities.

Nature’s Gate Rice Bran Cleansing Milk

An oil or vegan milk is the way to go for suppler skin. Nature’s Gate offers a great, affordable option.

 Oily Skin

 The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash

This wash aims to balance moisture levels. It’s suitable for oily or combination skin.

Ole Henriksen Transforming Walnut Scrub

Featuring walnut powder, ginseng, and chamomile extracts, this cleanser is focused on clearing pores for a deeper clean.

Nature’s Gate Lemon Verbena Cleansing Gel

This sulfate-free gel cleanser lifts dirt to reveal soft, refreshed skin.

Lush’s Coalface

Lush adds rosewood and sandalwood oils to balance out charcoal’s cleansing powers. You’ll also find “liquorice decoction” in this face bar, which adds a slight anise scent.

Sensitive Skin

Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser

Aloe vera, apple juice, chamomile, and cucumber are combined to create this soothing cleanser, perfect for both sensitive and dry skin.

Acure Brightening Cleansing Gel

You only have to use a drop of this effective formula, featuring pomegranate, calendula, lemon, and chlorella. It can be used for normal skin, also.

Bare Bones Body Facial Cleanser

You’ve gotta love an all-in-one gentle body and face cleanser! This brand’s products have very few ingredients—hence, the name.


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