My Tried-and-True Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin—And It's Only $6!

Say goodbye to your current cleanser. This affordable find is my secret to smooth, hydrated skin.

Best Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin

Between my middle school days and now, I've tested a number of facial cleansers—from cheap buys to high-end favorites. If you're seeking a solution to combat dry skin, I have some good news coming your way. My secret to smooth, hydrated skin is washing my face twice a day with Best Face Forward daily foaming cleanser by Formula 10.0.6.

I first tried Formula 10.0.6's cleanser after hearing my friend rave about how effective it was. She had battled acne for years and invested in a strong vitamin A medication to treat it. Following treatment, a gentle cleanser was crucial to keeping her skin healthy and balanced, which is when she stumbled upon Best Face Forward (one five-star reviewer even claims her dermatologist recommended it for her acne-prone skin).

I wasn't in love with the cleanser I'd been using at the time, so her suggestion was all I needed for a changeup. When I located it at Ulta I was immediately impressed by the adorable packaging and the unexpected price tag of $6; I figured it was definitely worth a shot. After just a few uses, I could see and feel a huge difference. I even made my mom and sister feel my face because I couldn't believe such an affordable purchase could have such a positive impact on my skin. Admittedly, I usually get a little nervous trying new products because, in addition to being dry, my skin is also super sensitive. Thankfully, this miracle cleanser makes my complexion buttery smooth and fully hydrated without complications (or breaking my budget!).

I apply Best Face Forward during my morning shower and nighttime skincare routine. At night, I like to use a cleansing wipe to remove the majority of mascara and foundation and then follow up with the foaming cleanser to purify my skin. Afterward, I always massage a moisturizer with SPF to prevent sun damage and boost hydration. For best results, I suggest using an exfoliating scrub like this one by Formula 10.0.06 a few times a week before the daily cleanser for an even deeper clean.

Even more reasons to love the brand: Formula 10.0.6 is a family-owned company with an in-house chemist who formulates each product using protective and nourishing ingredients. The Best Face Forward daily cleanser features both green tea and passionfruit extracts packed with antioxidants to help repair damaged skin. Plus, it has a fresh, fruity scent to make you feel extra clean before starting your day or going to sleep.

You can switch to this incredible facial cleanser just in time for the cold, dry months and maintain glowing skin all year long. And at just $6, you can't really go wrong!

To buy: $6; ulta.com

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