To help speed up the process we combed the beauty aisles from Bergdorf to Walgreens to find the best multitasking cleansers on the market. Check out our favorites:
1. Become a LUSH
When it comes to LUSH Ultra Bland ($30 at Lushusa.com), this cleanser should be called Ultra Invigorating. Created with an almond oil base, this facial cleanser has a consistency of dense creamy frosting to keep my face hydrated long after I wash off the cleanser. I found that after a full day of traipsing around the city, this vitamin enriched formula really bonded with my skin. It removed my makeup and left my skin with a radiant glow. Props to Helen Ambrosen (product inventor), I am ready to join the cult of Ultra Bland Cleanser.
Insider Info: Plus if you are craving a midnight snack, Ultra Bland (and all LUSH) products are 100% vegetarian
2. Freshest Face Forward
What’s not to love about a cleanser that is pre-foamed straight from the pump? Coola Environmental Repair + Clear Recovery Foam Wash ($26 at CoolaSuncare.com) washes away the day. This light, frothy cleanser removed my water proof mascara from my eyes and stimulated cellular renewal. It is formulated with organic lavender flower for a tranquil nights rest. Because I’m obsessed with protecting my punim, I love that this cleanser also nourishes, hydrates and restores healthy skin.
Insider Info: It is made with certified organic ingredients so you can slather on as much as you’d like without absorbing toxic chemicals.
3. Go for the Gold
Josie Maran “liquid gold,” Argan Oil ($32 at Josiemarancosmetics.com) treats is a total multi-tasking skin treatment. It acts as a purifier, makeup remover and anti-aging treatment to restore healthy clean. We were nervous about adding oil to our regimen, but it seemed to hydrate our face without leaving a greasy residue.
Insider Info: All Josie Maran products in her “chic-ological” line are formulated with Argan Oil, a powerful Moroccan antioxidant that leaves skin protected from even the most aggressive effects of the environment.