5 New Ways to Cleanse Your Face

Who knew washing your face could be so fun?


Micellar Water: Garnier Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water


These water-like cleansers originated in France as Parisians didn't want to use the harsh tap water on their skin. The trend has now made its way across the pond and this Garnier version does the trick. It's made up of tiny little micelles that act like a magnet to pick up dirt, makeup, and oil as you swipe it across skin. It's gentler on skin than a wipe and yet still removes all your makeup. Plus, there's no sink required.

To buy: $7; target.com.

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Cleansing Balm: IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm


If you are a heavy makeup wearer and don't already use a balm to remove it, this is going to be your savior. They're a little thicker in consistency and should be applied onto dry skin. Gently massage it in and watch as it easily melts all of your makeup away. Once all your makeup has been lifted, rinse with a warm washcloth.

To buy: $38; sephora.com.

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Jelly Ball: Boscia Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser


The award for the most fun cleanser goes to this jelly ball by far. This cleanser is like a round, squishy soap bar in the sense that you roll it around in your hands to get a good lather, then massage your face with the lather you created. It's made with activated black bamboo charcoal that pulls out impurities from your pores and helps control oil. And if you're wondering how you store it without it rolling away, it comes with a stand to set it on after you're done using it.

To buy: $20; sephora.com.

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Milk: Pacifica Coconut Milk Cream to Foam Face Cleanser


A milk gives you the hydration of a cream but with the lather of a typical cleanser so you get the best of both worlds. Massage into skin to transform the milky texture into a rich foam then rinse away. The coconut and vanilla scent will make you feel like you're at the beach.

To buy: $10; target.com.

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Cleansing Stick: Belif The True Tincture Cleansing Stick


This formula wins the best for travel award. The solid stick is housed in a tube. Read: No liquid to leak or spill in your carry-on. This one contains chamomile, calendula, and oat so it's super gentle and calming for the skin. Simply splash your skin with water then massage the stick all over until you get suds.

To buy: $28; sephora.com.

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