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25 Best Natural Face Washes [2022]

We took a lot of the guesswork out and rounded up 25 of the best natural face washes

You may have noticed that natural face washes are increasingly popular nowadays. Beauty departments, grocery stores, and drugstores are dedicating entire aisles to natural products. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you find the perfect face wash for yourself? We took a lot of the guesswork out of it and rounded up 25 of the best natural face washes. 

1. Blu Atlas Volcanic Ash Face Cleanser

If you haven’t heard of Blu Atlas by now, it’s your lucky day. Blu Atlas has crafted some of the most soothing, nourishing skincare products on the market. Take Blu Atlas Volcanic Ash Face Cleanser, for instance. This detoxifying and exfoliating cleanser can step up your dull skincare routine. If you couldn’t tell by the name, this face cleanser contains volcanic ash, also known as bentonite, which uses fine absorbent particles to remove excess oil, dirt, and grime from your face. 

Volcanic ash helps the pores appear smaller. Lactobacillus ferment filtrate wards off unwanted aggressors from the skin, helping your face look and feel healthy. We love this cleanser because it removes grime from your pores, balances your skin’s pH, and hydrates the skin. Wash your face with a dime-sized amount of this cleanser and feel instantly rejuvenated. Don’t miss out. 

2. Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash 

Pacifica has always been a mainstay on the natural beauty product scene. Ranging from makeup to skincare, you’re bound to find a product that you love and jives with your skin type. If you’re looking for a new natural face wash that is unique and adventurous, try Pacifica Kale Detox Deep Cleaning Face Wash. 

Remember when kale was all the rage, and you couldn’t go out in public without someone bringing up how much they loved kale? Yeah, well, we’re sorry to be the ones to do this, but we love kale. It’s a nourishing, natural ingredient that detoxifies and unclogs the pores—removing oil, dirt, makeup, grime, and other impurities. 

Plus, coconut water, clay, super greens, and aloe vera hydrate and moisturize the skin, calming inflammation and redness. Pacifica is a vegan and cruelty-free brand, always formulating its products without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, or mineral oil. After using this luxurious face wash, you’ll become one of those people obsessed with kale. It happens to the best of us. 

3. Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Cleanser Pore Purifying Pineapple 

How does a tropical island getaway sound? The warm, salty air blowing through your hair. The sound of waves crashing onto the shore. The smell of pineapples, coconuts, and mangos swirling through the air. Sounds like a dream—doesn’t it? Alba Botanica Hawaiian Facial Cleanser Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme can make all your tropical island getaway fantasies come true. 

Even if you can’t travel to the beach, you can still feel like you’re at one every morning and evening with this fruity face wash. Pineapple and papaya wash away impurities and unclog the pores, freeing your skin from grime that may be trapped deep beneath the surface. Aloe vera, hibiscus, and passionflower provide the skin with vital nourishment and moisture that brightens your complexion and leaves the face radiant and glowing. This product uses a vegetarian and cruelty-free formula that’s free of parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. 

4. Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk 

Turn back the clock, and embrace your younger self with Andalou Naturals with Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk. This age-defying, soothing face wash boosts your complexion and leaves your skin sparkling, radiant, and glowing. 

Using probiotics, resveratrol CoQ10, apricot, and borage oils, this facial cleanser washes away impurities and leaves the pores looking tighter, firmer, and cleaner. Antioxidants give the skin a splash of hydration, helping minimize signs of aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots. Sourced from fruit stem cell science and formulated without GMOs, this fair-trade and vegan face wash brings you back to the natural basics. 

5. Cocokind Oil to Milk Prebiotic Cleanser 

If you’ve never tried an oil cleanser, it can feel scary and counterintuitive. Why would you put oil on your face to clean away oil and other grime? Believe it or not, oil is one of the best ingredients to use for any skin type—especially oily skin. Oil attracts and bonds with other oil, so cleansing your skin with oil will absorb all the remaining oil on your face. 

Cocokind Oil to Milk Prebiotic Cleanser starts as an enriching oil that strips away oil from your pores. Then, it transforms into a gentle, nourishing milk-based cleanser that hydrates and moisturizes dry patches. This microbiome-friendly cleanser balances the skin’s pH and bacteria levels, keeping acne and oil at bay. 

6. Derma E Hydrating Gentle Cleanser 

If you’ve got dry skin, you’d benefit from hyaluronic acid. We love this potent, moisturizing ingredient that aids your skin in retaining water and hydration throughout the day. Derma E Hydrating Gentle Cleanser understands, which is why they’ve crafted a facial cleanser that’s filled with hydrating ingredients. 

Hyaluronic acid, chamomile, vitamin E, lemongrass, and papaya work together to heal the skin and add moisture. You can say goodbye to dry and itchy patches on your skin because this natural face wash can quench even the driest, thirstiest skin types. We love clean and natural face washes, especially those made without lanolin, soy, sulfates, and parabens.

7. Desert Essence Creamy Oil Cleanser 

If you’re anything like us, you’ve more than likely had those days where you’re too lazy to fully take off your makeup and complete all the steps in your skincare routine. There is no shame—we’ve all been there. We love face washes that simplify your routine, easing some of the stress you may experience in the morning and evening. Desert Essence Creamy Oil Cleanser is also perfect for taking off makeup and fully cleansing the skin. 

This creamy, oil-based cleanser not only unclogs the pores of grime and impurities but also removes away any makeup and residue using its intensive cleansing powers. Nourishing coconut, primrose, argan, and jojoba oils keep the skin hydrated and healthy, even after a long day of wearing makeup. This cleanser is certified organic under USDA standards, and it’s free of dyes, phthalates, and artificial fragrances. Now, get some rest, sleepyhead. 

8. My Chelle Dermaceuticals Strengthen Fruit Enzyme Cleanser 

Fruit-infused cleansers do a great job of keeping the skin bright, healthy, and radiant. My Chelle Dermaceuticals Strengthen Fruit Enzyme Cleanser harnesses the antioxidant healing capabilities of fruit and uses them to cleanse, hydrate, tone, and repair your skin. Fruit-infused ingredients remove dead skin cells and unclog pores as well as hydrate, brighten, and purify the skin. 

You’ll look and feel healthier after just one wash. Plus, this facial cleanser does an excellent job of giving your skin a glowing complexion. This product is free of the usual suspects—parabens, silicones, sulfates, and fragrances. As a vegan and cruelty-free product, we know you’ll love this natural facial cleanser. 

9. Evan Healy Tea Tree Gel Cleanser 

Struggling with acne? Tired of chemical-filled face washes that don’t clear or treat your acne at all? If you want an all-natural, soothing face wash that will treat your acne, look no further. Evan Healy Tea Tree Gel Cleanser is a purifying experience for your face, one that you’ll be obsessed with. 

Tea Tree Oil is incredibly healing. You’ll be amazed by how quickly this product zaps away blemishes, evens out redness, and reduces the appearance of acne-related scarring. This enriching blend of lavender oil, lavandin, and sea buckthorn extract keeps the skin healthy and the pores unclogged. This prevents acne, keeping your skin blemish-free. 

Even though this cleanser is tough on blemishes, it’s gentle on your skin and won’t dry or irritate it. This cleanser is gentle enough to use as a body wash, too, nourishing and removing acne all over your body. 

10. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser 

Neutrogena changed the skincare game when they released Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser. This cleanser provides the purifying powers of Neutrogena face washes without all the toxins. Salicylic acid balances the skin, treats acne, calms inflamed skin, reduces redness, and heals acne-related scars. Bionutrient-rich willow bark removes dirt, oil, makeup, grime, and other impurities trapped in the pores. Your skin will be able to breathe and heal itself, leaving your complexion radiant and glowing. 

We love this face wash because it’s free of sulfates, parabens, dyes, and phthalates. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. 

11. Honest Beauty Gentle Gel Cleanser 

We’re being honest when we tell you that Honest Beauty Gentle Gel Cleanser is one of the best natural face washes of the year. Natural beauty has never felt so good. This nourishing face wash wipes away dirt, oil, grime, sunscreen, and makeup that may be lodged in your pores. Using the hydrating and healing powers of chamomile and calendula extract, this cleanser brightens dark spots, minimizes redness, and enhances the overall complexion of your skin. 

You can use this product to give yourself a boost of energy in the morning or to calm you down in the evening. Dermatologist tested and free of cruelty, parabens, dyes, and phthalates—you can’t beat this facial cleanser. 

12. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Facial Cleanser For Dry Skin

If it seems like there aren’t enough good options out there for natural face washes targeting dry skin, you’re not wrong. There are countless face washes on the market for reducing oil, cleansing the skin, and balancing out skin tones—but where is the love for people with dry skin types? Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Facial Cleanser For Dry Skin is here to save the day.

This fragrance-free cleanser is perfect for sensitive and dry skin since it’s free of harmful ingredients like GMOs, parabens, sulfates, and dyes that often irritate the skin. Formulated with soothing oats that cleanse away dirt and grime, this face wash provides rich and vital moisture that thirsty skin needs. Plus, you’re not only benefiting your skin by using this face cleanser. The bottle is made with 30% post-consumer recycled plastic, so you can keep Mother Earth happy and healthy, too.

13. Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash Cedar & Spearmint 

Have you looked up your horoscope lately? The stars are telling you it’s time to switch to a natural face wash that is good for the environment. Ursa Major Fantastic Face Wash Cedar & Spearmint is here to take up the call. 

For an invigorating cleanse, Ursa Major delivers AHA exfoliation to your skin, detoxifying and exfoliating dead skin cells, buildup, and impurities. Rice seed and coconut-derived surfactants absorb excess oil and hydrate the skin. Citrus notes of lemon, spearmint, rosemary, lime, vetiver, lavender, and cedar will keep your nose intrigued. Any skin type can benefit from this face wash—oily, dry, combination, and sensitive. 

A big reason we love Ursa Major is its commitment to protecting the environment. This cleanser—free of parabens, sulfates, and silicone—is plastic negative and good for the environment. 

14. InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser 

We’re giving you and your skin the gift of brightness with InstaNatural Vitamin C Cleanser. This juicy blend of aloe vera, coconut water, sugar cane extract, and green tea extract improves your skin’s complexion by brightening dark spots and leaving your skin glimmering. Vitamin C is great for people who want their skin tone to appear more even, which supports collagen and elasticity. 

This face wash does an incredible job of unclogging pores and preventing future acne breakouts by cleaning away dead skin cells and keeping the pores clean and healthy. 

15. Ktchn Apothecary Hydrating Facial Cleanser 

Most skincare products get bottled and manufactured months—sometimes years—before you buy them. This means you could be getting old, expired face wash. Ktchn Apothecary Hydrating Facial Cleanser is here to change that. On the front of every bottle is the date when the facial cleanser was made. This ensures you’re only buying the freshest, up-to-date cleansers. 

We love the fresh blend of sage, aloe vera, and avocado that hydrates and transforms the skin. If other face washes keep letting you down, we promise this one won’t. After just one wash, your skin will look glowing and youthful thanks to this detoxifying, purifying cleanser. 

16. Pacifica Vegan Ceramide Extra Gentle Face Wash 

No shocker here—another Pacifica face wash is gracing our list. We can’t stress enough how much we love Pacifica, so you’re going to need to try this stellar product for yourself. Pacifica Vegan Ceramide Extra Gentle Face Wash is a relaxing spa treatment for your face. 

Pacifica formulated this product with sensitive skin types in mind. Free of fragrances, allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested, this is a calming face wash for dry, red, or otherwise irritated skin. Using plant extracts and vegan ceramides, this product restores your skin’s protective barrier, cleanses the skin, and adds intense hydration. Being vegan, cruelty-free, and toxin-free has never felt better. 

17. WOW Skin Science Activated Charcoal Face Wash 

It’s time to get rid of all the toxins that are causing excess oil and breakouts. WOW Skin Science Activated Charcoal Face Wash is an invigorating, purifying blend of all the naturally detoxifying ingredients that will turn your complexion into a healthy, blemish-free landscape. If dirt, dead skin cells, oil, makeup, sunscreen, and grime get trapped in your pores, they can cause pesky blackheads and whiteheads. 

This cleanser works by penetrating the pores and dissolving and exfoliating away irritants trapped beneath the skin. Charcoal absorbs excess oil and leaves your skin bright, clean, and fresh. Aloe vera helps increase your skin’s collagen production, reduces visible signs of aging, and protects the skin against environmental irritants. Using 100% natural bioactives, your skin will look and feel the best it ever has thanks to the power of charcoal. 

18. Botanic Tree Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser 

We’re about to introduce you to your new favorite skincare product: Botanic Tree Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Cleanser. Charcoal, tea tree, and hyaluronic acid are all great ingredients, but if you’re looking for something with a little more intensity, then glycolic acid is your new best friend. Exfoliating cleansers are great to use as needed. Whether that means you use this product every single day or a few times a week is up to you. 

Natural ingredients like peppermint, lavender, shea butter, seaweed, tea tree, bamboo, and willow bark purify, tone, hydrate, and brighten the skin. Ten percent salicylic and glycolic acids reduce acne, oil, and dark spots, exfoliating dead skin cells and peeling makeup and grime away. Your skin peeling is normal and is a sign the face wash is working. This product is ideal because it acts as multiple different products in one—toner, cleanser, and hydrator. We’ll take any product that saves us time and money. 

19. Beauty by Earth Foaming Face Wash


If you’re tired of gel cleansers and want to experience a mini-bubble bath every time you wash your face, you need a foaming face wash. We love Beauty by Earth Foaming Face Wash. By using foam technology, this face wash rids your skin of dirt, oil, and grime trapped in the pores. 

Foam is great for normal skin types because it doesn’t make your skin feel too greasy or dry. However, any skin type can benefit from this cleanser. Using plant-based extracts, Beauty By Earth Foaming Face Wash only puts the safest, most natural ingredients on your skin. We believe toxins don’t serve a purpose in your skincare products, and Beauty by Earth believes that, too.

20. Thrive Face Wash

Your skin deserves to be healthy, bright, and blemish-free. It deserves to thrive and flourish. How can you get that done? Thrive with thrive! Jokes aside, we love Thrive Face Wash—a plant-based cleanser that tackles all of your skincare needs and concerns. Formulated with antioxidant-rich Juanilama and Fierillo, this product’s two potent ingredients combat bacteria, oil, dirt, grime, makeup, sunscreen, and other nasty impurities trapped in your pores. 

By fighting bacteria, distributing antioxidants, and neutralizing oil, your skin truly thrives—looking radiant and youthful. This product is free of synthetic additives, fragrances, and other irritating ingredients. It uses ingredients sourced from regenerative farming, and the bottle is made from recycled plastic because Thrive believes we can all do our part to help the planet. 

21. Lily Sado Tea + C Green Tea Vitamin C Super Food Face Wash

Superfoods are vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant-rich ingredients that are incredibly beneficial to your health. When used as face wash ingredients, the result is even better. Lily Sado Tea + C Green Tea Vitamin C Super Food Face Wash supplies your skin with much-need hydration, protection, and nutrition to keep it healthy and clear. 

Fifteen percent vitamin C adds rich antioxidants into the skin that brighten and even out dull spots. Green Tea Matcha calms inflammation, redness, and dryness. Vitamins B5 and E help promote blood circulation in the skin, balancing out the complexion and reducing discoloration. 

Combined, these superfood ingredients boost the skin’s collagen production, increase elasticity, and minimize visible signs of aging. This gentle, hypoallergenic, and non-comedogenic exfoliator will remind you why natural is better. 

22. Bliss Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser with BHA + Brazilian Sea Water

What does bliss feel like to you? Is it soaking in a warm bath after a long day at work? Cooking one of your favorite meals? Hiking on your favorite trail? Bliss, to us, is having clear skin that radiates healthiness. Bliss Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser with BHA + Brazilian Sea Water is our version of heaven. This relaxing, soothing, and calming face wash can help you unwind after anything. Don’t believe us? Give it a try. 

BHA, also known as salicylic acid, removes visible signs of acne, clearing those pesky blackheads, whiteheads, and everything in between. Brazilian seawater detoxifies the skin, balances the complexion, and softens the skin. Your skin deserves only the best, which is why Bliss uses a short ingredients list and is vegan and cruelty-free. Enjoy what life feels like on the blissful side. 

23. Sebo Calm Facial Cleansing Soap for Sensitive Skin 

People with sensitive skin, we’ve got you. Sebo Calm Facial Cleansing Soap for Sensitive Skin is one of the best natural face washes free of parabens, SLS, and alcohol. Other face washes for sensitive skin secretly strip away precious moisture, but not this one. Formulated with a purifying anti-blemish cleansing soap, this cleanser wipes away dirt, grime, oil, and makeup and detoxifies your pores so they can begin healing. 

Chamomile reduces redness, irritation, dryness, and itchiness, balancing the skin’s pH and hydrating where needed. This face wash is suitable for the most sensitive skin types caused by conditions like rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis. Detoxify and heal your skin with one of our favorite natural face washes. 

24. Burt’s Bees Gentle Cream Cleanser 

Burt’s Bees is always a go-to brand for natural, organic products. From their nourishing lip balm to their soothing hand creams, you can never go wrong with anything from the brand. We love Burt’s Bees Gentle Cream Cleanser. It’s easily one of the most nourishing, calming, and restorative face cleansers for any skin type—especially those with sensitive skin. Using rice extracts with aloe vera, this cleanser absorbs extra oil and cleanses the skin. 

Your face will feel hydrated thanks to the nourishment from aloe vera. Derived from 98.9% natural ingredients, this cleanser won’t irritate or clog pores. Awarded by the National Eczema Association, this cleanser is safe enough to use on even the most sensitive skin types. The next time you’re wandering through your local grocery store’s beauty aisle, be sure to pick up a bottle of Burt’s Bees Gentle Cream Cleanser. 

25. No B.S. Foaming Cleanser 

Rounding out our list is a cleanser that is honest and transparent. No B.S. Foaming Cleanser is a simple and effective product that focuses on restoring your skin to a healthy, optimal state. Cucumber, green tea, and aloe vera nourish the skin, fight against inflammation, reduce bacteria, block free radicals, moisturize, and restore the skin’s natural barrier. 

Because this cleanser is thick and creamy, it’s nourishing and hydrating to dry skin types. With no B.S. about it, this cleanser is free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances, phthalates, and gluten. Since it’s 100% vegan, you’re helping out both your skin and animals. 

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