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Here now, the very Best In Beauty: Cosmetics, skin care, nail polish, and more tiny miracles personally vetted and loved by our editors.
It's August and your poor pores have fielded an entire season of sweat, smog, and sunscreen. Give them a good, deep clean with these editor-tested face washes, cleansers, and masks. Our faves range from reliable drugstore favorites to a makeup remover that's gentle enough for the whole face, and even include a couple super-clarifying charcoal treatments. Check them all out below.
· Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser ($23): "I love the foam this cleanser makes with my Clarisonic brush, because really, don't you want frothy suds when you cleanse? Plus it's gentle on my sensitive skin but still removes makeup and sweat."—Susan Stapleton, Racked Vegas Editor
· Beautycounter Routine Clean Cream Cleanser ($24): "I know I sound like a broken record constantly declaring my love for Beautycounter, but this 100% toxin-free line really gets me. Their light and effective face wash features organic coconut oil to remove buildup and soften skin, witch hazel to tone and aloe to moisturize. Bonus: it's also a fantastic makeup remover."—Natalie Alcala, Racked LA Editor
· Eve Lom Morning Time Cleanser ($60): "I was initially skeptical of the morning cleanser concept, but Eve Lom made me a believer. This formula includes eucalyptus oil, so it wakes me up, and leaves my skin bright and smooth. It's pricey, but it lasts for months."—Robyn Hagan Cain, Racked San Francisco Editor
· L'Occitane en Provence Immortelle Milk Makeup Remover ($28): "I'm always looking for makeup remover that's strong enough to take off mascara but gentle enough for my entire face, which is where this L'Occitane cleanser comes in. It's made of immortelle flowers, which is said to have anti-aging properties."—Tiffany Yannetta, Racked Managing Editor
· Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser ($6): "This is the most non-offensive face wash in the world! It gets you clean without drying you out or oiling you up. Also, CHEAP."—Julia Rubin, Racked Features Editor
· Tracie Martyn Amla Purifying Cleanser ($65): "Yeah, it's expensive. But it smells truly amazing and is cleansing yet mild. If you're a sucker for 'luxe yogic wholesomeness,' this one will be right up your alley.—Leslie Price, Racked Editor
· LUSH Coalface ($13.95): "I feel so guilty for the products with evil, planet-destroying microbeads I've used. LUSH's preservative-free, packaging-free facial cleanser for acne-prone skin is a good way to atone, and the powdered charcoal is a natural exfoliator."—Adele Chapin, Racked DC Editor
· Origins Clear Improvement ($25): "Another editor here at Racked recommended this to me 'for when you want your skin to feel really clean'—and that's exactly what I got. A quick and dirty mask that uses the incredible properties of clarifying charcoal to extract allllll the environmental gunk that comes with big city living and leaves skin feeling truly clean and looking super bright."—Nicola Fumo, Racked Market Editor
· Red Flower Lymphatic Phytopower Sea Cleanser and Masque ($42): "I swear by the Red Flower Nature line: it's so gentle on sensitive skin, and what makes this cleanser so great is that it doubles as a thin mask."—Tiffany Yannetta, Racked Managing Editor
· RéVive Cleanser Gentil ($65): "A sample size of this cleanser lasted me five months. Just a pea-size amount has amazingly gentle cleansing power. I hate the price but I love the product, so I am going to purchase a bottle with the knowledge that it won't run out anytime soon."—Adele Chapin, Racked DC Editor [*Multiple editor nominations]
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