Washing your face is arguably the most critical step when it comes to establishing a solid — and effective — skin-care routine. If you aren’t starting with a high-quality face wash, then your toners, serums, masks, and moisturizers probably aren’t living up to their full potential.
“Think of your skin like a canvas,” says New York City-based board-certified dermatologist Dendy Engelman. “You need a clean canvas to start your work. Clean skin will allow active ingredients to penetrate better and work more effectively.”
While you might think a high-quality cleanser would require spending big bucks — and sometimes it does — there are tons of affordable options that are just as effective. In fact, some of those picks cost less than a tenner and still come with all the same nourishing, hydrating, and dirt-busting ingredients as fan-favorite luxury products.
So to keep both your skin and your wallet satisfied, we’ve rounded up the best face washes under $15, all recommended by dermatologists and Allure‘s in-house beauty experts. You can thank us for the plump, clean skin and flush beauty budget later.
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