These Affordable Facial Washes Won't Dry Out Your Skin

No dry, tight feeling here!

Most of us grew up with the belief that your face wash is effective if it leaves you with that "squeaky clean" feeling. But, over the years, we've learned that's actually not true. If your facial wash leaves your skin feeling tight and dry, then it's probably time to switch cleansers because what it's actually doing is drying out your skin.

A good facial wash should have a rich, cream or oil-based formula, that will ensure that your skin remains moisturized even after cleansing your face from all the accumulated gunk and dirt. It should also still be gentle enough that it won't destroy or disrupt your skin's natural moisture barrier. So that tight, "squeaky clean" feeling you used to like? Yeah, it's not a good thing after all.

Want to score plump skin sans the dryness? Check out our roundup of facial cleansers that won't strip you of moisture!

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  1. YADAH Anti-T Bubble Cleanser

    This cleanser from Korean skincare brand YADAH is perfect for all those with dryoily, or acne-prone skin as it has salicylic acid, aloe leaf, green tea leaf, sage, and rosemary leaf extract to ensure that your skin stays plump and moisturized even while fighting those pesky pimples

    YADAH Anti-T Bubble Cleanser, P790, Glamourbox

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  2. Human Nature Hydrating Creamy Wash

    This creamy cleanser will help get your glow on as it's enriched vitamins A, C, and E. Its secret ingredient, moringa, helps to boost collagen, keeping skin supple and smooth. Plus, it's super affordable and accessible, too!

    Human Nature Hydrating Creamy Wash, P79.75, Humanheartnature

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  3. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

    This award-winning, dermatologist-approved cleanser is a product that has earned a permanent spot in a lot of skincare junkies' bathroom counters, and for good reason too. It's a super mild cleanser that won't strip your skin of moisture. It's pH-balanced and fragrance-free, and it can be used with or without water! The only downside of this is that it's so gentle, it may not cut through a full face of makeup. (Which is why it's important to use a cleansing oil or balm first, and then use this after! Double cleanse, people!)

    Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, P220, Watsons

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  4. Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash

    This facial wash is formulated with NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor) so you're sure that your skin still stays moisturized as you wash away the dirt and grime on your face. It's also hypoallergenic, and is safe to use for all skin types!

    Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash, P140, Watsons

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  5. Simple Kind To Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash

    This is the facial wash to go to if you want something simple but still gets the job done. Its no-nonsense formula will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed. It's also soap-free and contains no artificial perfume, which makes it perfect even for those with the most sensitive skin.

    Simple Kind To Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash, P249, Calyxta

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  6. COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

    This bestseller from COSRX is a staple in thousands of people's skincare routines. It's a two-in-one facial cleanser and gentle skin exfoliator, so you'll definitely get your money's worth. It contains BHA, which will gently help exfoliate dead skin cells, while the the tea tree oil component clears acne. Also, it's vegan, cruelty-free AND paraben-free!

    COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, P600, BeautyMNL

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