There's no denying the skincare aisle can be daunting from time to time. With cleansers, serums, lotions, exfoliators and more promising the secret to perfect skin, it's easy to get lost in a 12-step routine. If you're more on the low-maintenance end of the spectrum, meet the cleanser you need in your life.
Exfoliating cleansers are a trend to cut down the time you spend on your skin. Not only do they retain the traditional properties of cleansers—oil, dirt and impurities—but they also pack the punch of exfoliators, minus adding the step of using a harsh abrasive. These lathering cleansers are gentle enough to use daily but still get down deep to exfoliate, saving mega time for any skincare minimalist. Below, meet three exfoliating cleansers that pack a one-two punch.
Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C x 30 Vitamin C Brightening Cleansing Powder, $45, at sephora.com
This new powder-to-cream product becomes a rich, creamy cleanser with the touch of water. Created with bamboo and rice, it clears away dirt and makeup while still opening up clogged pores.
Pevonia Botanica Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser, $30, at pevonia.com
This cleanser contains soapwort, triclosan, grapefruit oil and citric acid to intensely cleanse skin and remove bacteria as well as dead skin.
bareMinerals Exfoliating Treatment Cleanser, $26, at bareescentuals.com
Another powder-to-cream product, this cleanser fights large pores with 100 percent pure ActiveSoil Complex, which contains skin-beneficial minerals that promote faster cell turnover and antioxidant defense.
Would you try a two-in-one exfoliating cleanser?