35 Best Facial Cleansers in Singapore for Every Skin Type

By: Dedet Panabi / June 10, 2021
Categories : Cleanser, Skincare

Finding a facial cleanser seems like an easy task, but it is until you try it out, when you will know whether it will dry you out, break you out or leave your face greasy.

To help you with that and save your time, Beauty Insider has come to the rescue! We have narrowed down the best facial cleansers for every skin type, just for you!


Oily Skin

Aromatic Global Baobab Facial Soap

Baobab Soap

The Aromatic Global Baobab Facial Soap has superior antioxidant properties that provide several benefits. Stemming from the African Baobab Tree, it contains rich water contents. Helping to soften your skin, it also promotes metabolism in the cells! Containing plant extracts such as palm oil and hydrolysed silk egg white will leave your skin feeling supple and beautiful!

Price: $9.50

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Mediphyt 02 Fresh

This award-winning oxygenated foam face mask cleanser by Mediphyt gives your skin the crucial support it needs for its renewal process. As our skin is constantly exposed to damaging elements almost on a daily basis, our skin is in a constant cycle of healing itself and in some cases, it might be a little challenging to keep up with the demands. This is due to the constant pollution that’s happening.

Not only that, but this facial cleanser also features a lightweight mousse with a velvety formula that deeply cleanses your skin while diminishing the impurities and clogged pores on your skin. That’ll leave your skin looking and feeling much more energised, radiant and youthful. What’s more is that this nourishing, alcohol-free and non-greasy cleanser has a pH level of 6 to 7, which makes it a suitable product for those with combination to oily skin.

Price: $96.00

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Cosrx Ac Collection Calming Foam Cleanser

Fan of K-Beauty? A great cleanser that you can choose is this one by Cosrx! This mild foaming cleanser is perfect for those with oily skin but will also rehydrate the skin. Additionally, it is suitable for daily use and will leave your skin smooth and clean.

It is formulated with soothing and healing ingredients such as the CentellAC-RX Complex. This mixture will get the job done while giving you extra benefits too!

Price: $19.90

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Skinátics CLEANSER

If you have been searching for the best facial cleanser, look no further because Skinátics CLEANSER is the one for you. Formulated with caviar extract, this gentle cleansing gel effectively cleanses the skin from impurities dan dirt, without stripping the skin of its natural oils. Plus, it contains 11 types of amino acids that function to fortify the skin’s protective barrier and revitalize the skin. Enhanced with hyaluronic acid, the Skinátics CLEANSER will leave your skin looking supple and soft. This award-winning facial cleanser is the epitome of luxury and is suitable for all skin types, including oily skin.

Price: $32.00

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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam

With the Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam, it’s just like getting a clay mask spa treatment at home, but you can do it every morning while you’re in your pajamas while it works. It purifies pores, controls oil, and washes off to reveal fresh and clean skin. Best part: it keeps your skin shine-free for up to 8 hours!

Price: $13.00

Where to buy: Innisfree Singapore

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash

This facial cleanser contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate, and vitamin C to lighten the annoying discolorations that linger long after your pimples have gone away.  Also, it is infused with skin soothers that aids in preventing skin irritation and drying. Not only that, it is non-comedogenic, which prevents your pores from clogging up.

Price: $16.50

Where to buy: Watsons Singapore

CeraVe Foaming Face Cleanser

This is a gentle cleanser with a foaming action that helps maintain the moisture balance in the skin. It also contains ceramides hyaluronic acid along with niacinamide that aids in restoring the skin’s barrier, which hydrates and soothes the skin. It is also non-irritating and non-comedogenic.

Price: $24.43

Where to buy: iHerb Singapore

Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Exfoliating Cleansing Powder

This is a powder cleanser that activates when in contact with water, into a creamy and effervescent cleanser. This facial cleanser cleans your pores from dirt and toxins, while the exfoliating formula removes dead skin cells, leaving the skin soft, smooth and refreshed.

Price: $60.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Cetaphil Pro Oil Removing Foam Wash

Infused with Zinc technology, this foaming face cleanser removes excess oil from your face without drying your skin out. It has also been clinically proven to efficiently deep-cleaning your pores, impurities and makeup from your face. Not only that, this cleanser is safe on sentivie skin as it is non-comedogenic and tested hypoallergenic.

Price: $32.90

Where to buy: Watsons Singapore


Sensitive skin

Esse Probiotic Sensitive Cleanser

Tailormade for those with sensitive skin, this pH-balanced cream cleanser has been formulated to minimize irritation to sensitive skin. It can also remove make-up effectively while leaves the skin calm and comfortable. This cleanser is 100% natural and contains probiotics like extract of Lactobacillus and Aloe Vera Gel which can soothe the skin.

Price: $89.00

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CNP LABORATORY Perfect Barrier Cera Cleanser

Having sensitive skin is a toughie when searching for skincare products. You need to be careful with ingredients by avoiding harmful ones as it might irritate and cause your skin more harm than good. That’s why we are suggesting the CNP LABORATORY Perfect Barrier Cera Cleanser.

This ultra-gentle cleanser will not only gently cleanse your skin but will also soothe your skin. This pH neutralizer will also strengthen your skin barrier while hydrating and nourishing it for healthy skin.

Price: $24.90

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Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Water

This natural and mild cleanser gently removes impurities without irritating skin, thanks to green tea root extract and other skin-soothing ingredients. If you double cleanse or didn’t wear a lot of heavy makeup that day, this is the only cleanser you need – don’t stress your skin by overdoing it.

Price: $21.00

Where to buy: Innisfree Singapore

Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel

Ditch abrasive scrubs and irritating cleansers for this gentle but effective formula. The papaya and grapefruit extracts melt the dead skin that can cause blackheads and tiny breakouts. You don’t have to scrub or irritate your skin with harsh exfoliation, when your daily cleanser cleans out your pores every day.

Price: $27.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Drunk Elephant Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser

This jelly face cleanser is a new innovative technology that removes excess makeup, oil and pollution off from your skin. What’s even better is that is fragrance-free, free from SLS and essential oils. It is suitable to be used on all skin times. Also, this facial clenaser was formulated at an ideal pH level of 5.5.

Price: $46.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

With its antioxdiant rich formular, Indie Lee’s Brightening facial cleanser removies impurities and makeup. With the infusion of Tomato, hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Strawberry Seed Oil, this facial cleanser helps strengten, protect and form the skin, leaving it hydrated and luminous.

Price: $50.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Cetaphil’s gentle cleanser is a soap-free cleanser which is soothes and hydrates the skin as it cleans. This cleanser can be used on your body as well, and it is suitable to be used for dry and sensitive skin. As the cleanser is non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, it does not cause skin irritation, neither does it clog pores.

Price: $21.90

Where to buy: Watsons Singapore


Dry Skin

Alexandr & Co. SeriClear™ Face Wash

Switch to silkcare with Alexandr&Co.’s SeriClear™ Face Wash from their Chrysalis Silk Treasures collection! Enriched with Integral Sericin – a unique silk protein that displays excellent compatibility with human skin – this face wash contains powerful regenerative properties to heal and nourish the skin as it cleanses. In addition to this key ingredient, the face wash also contains a potent blend of ceramides, emollients, humectants and naturally-occurring lipids to effectively replenish and balance the skin’s moisture levels. With its rich and luxurious texture, the face wash glides on effortlessly onto the skin. After moistening your face with warm water, take a pea-sized amount of the face wash and massage it onto your face, neck and décolletage using gentle circular motions before rinsing off thoroughly with water. Upon your first cleanse, the skin feels instantly softer, smoother and more supple to the touch – just like silk!

Why we love it:

  • Free of alcohol and parabens
  • Relieves skin irritations and soothes inflammation
  • Cleanses impurities without stripping the skin of its natural moisture
  • Contains emollients and humectants to fortify the skin’s moisture barrier
  • Skin feels soft and silky smooth after just one wash

Price: $85 (Save 30% and get yours for $59.50 at Insider Mall!)

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ESSANO Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser

ESSANO Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser is a vegan-friendly cleanser that can gently cleanse your skin without drying the skin. The soap-free formulation guarantees you a boost of hydration like no other. It can also effectively remove makeup, dirt and excess oil without drying the oil. It is rich in organic Rosehip Oil and Aloe Vera and smells great!

Price: $22.95

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First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

This fragrance-free gentle face cleanser removes dirt, makeup and grime which leaves the skin soft and supple. As it is enriched with botanical antioxidant blends, it shields the skin from pollution. This cleanser is also pH-balanced which maintains the skin’s acidity and not allowing the skin to go dry.

Price: $55.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Nature Republic Forest Garden Chamomile Cleansing Oil

It hydrates your skin while it cleanses, which helps repair your skin’s moisture barrier. Chamomile soothes redness and irritation even while it removes dirt and makeup.

Price: $17.90

Where to buy: Althea Singapore

Nivea Hydration Super Mousse

This is like wrapping your poor, irritated skin with a soft cleansing cloud! And for less than $10 you get ingredients that are found in premium products that are 5 times more expensive: hyaluronic acid, algae extract and marine salt.

Price: $9.90

Where to buy: Robinsons Singapore

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

This has a mild formula that deeply cleans the skin and removing excess makeup and dirt without over-drying the skin and stripping it off its natural oils. Not only that, it is pH-balance and cruelty-free.

Price: $35.00

Where to buy: Kiehl’s Singapore

Dior Hydra Life Micellar Water No Rinse Cleanser

A micellar water face cleanser that has a powerful concentration to remove makeup proteries leaving the skin fresh. As it is enriched with Enchinacea flower extract, it traps imputires and removes the dirt off the skin. After cleansing your face with this facial cleanser, it willl leave you with a natural and radiant glow.

Price: $62.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore


Acne Prone Skin

ROOTREE Cryptherapy Purifying Cleanser

Carrying a rich foam that is as light as cotton candy, this facial cleanser can remove all wastes and impurities in pores thoroughly. It can also prevent greasiness and keeps the skin clean and healthy throughout the day. Formulated with pure natural ingredients from Jeju, it contains the rich extracts of cryptomeria leaf that boost a high Phytoncide emission to preserves the skin’s moisture and its integrity after cleansing.

Price: $26.30

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Dr.Morita Tea Tree Acnes Foaming Whip Cleansing Mousse Cleanser

Having acne-prone skin is difficult especially when searching for cleansers. You need to find something that is mild and gentle yet will give benefits to treat your acne. With that, we introduce the cleanser from Dr Morita that is enriched with tea tree that has long been known well for combating acne. This cleanser will not only benefit your acne but also keep your skin hydrated during the cleansing process.

Price: $10.90

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Kate Somerville EradiKate Daily Foaming Cleanser

This daily foaming cleanser is a medicated cleanser infused with three percent sulfur to treat acne and blemishes. Not only that, it helps draw out the impurities from the skin and targets the congested pores as well. The rice bran and honey in this facial cleanser aids in calming redness and the natural oil addresses the excess sebum.

Price: $58.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Peter Thomas Roth Acne Clearing Wash

This is a new and improved acne wash formula that deep cleans the skin. It is paraben-free and as a clean citrus scent to it. Also, infused is 2% of Salicyclic Acid which aids in eliminating acne breakout cycle, while removing excess oil and makeup.

Price: $69.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Alpha-H Triple Action Cleanser

A cleanser which is non-foaming but removes makeup while balancing the skin. This facial cleanser is formulated with thyme, which is a natural extract. It helps reduce excess oil. It is also formulated with cucumber, which helps to invigorate and cool the skin.

Price: $46.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Murad Clarifying Cleanser

This contains two kinds of salicylic acid to get rid of extra oil, clear out pores, lighten blemishes and prevent future breakouts. (They actually did a clinical study – 94% said it worked!) But don’t worry, it doesn’t sting like many other strong acne cleansers. The green tea extract calms irritation and redness.

Price: $43.90

Where to buy: OZ Cosmetics

Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash

Do you prefer natural facial cleansers for acne? This one uses plant extracts to control oil, fight redness and prevent breakouts.  And if you have combination skin, you’ll like how it doesn’t dry out the rest of your face.

Price: $15.90

Where to buy: Watsons Singapore


Dull & Uneven Skin

Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser

This Mario Badescu’s facial cleanser contains glycolic acid that rejuvenates and retexturizes your skin to reveal a youthful and radiant look. With regular usage, fine lines, wrinkles, old blemishes, age spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin can be diminished. It is also infused with Chamomile, Marshmallow, Sage, Yarrow Extracts and St John’s Worth to add rejuvenating benefits to the skin.

Price: $27.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

Belief Aqua Bomb Jelly Cleanser

A jelly-to-foam cleanser that has gives a burst of hydration to the skin. It removes makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of its moisture. Not only that, this facial cleanser is free from SLES, SLS and parabens. It also contains less than a percent of syntethic fragrances.

Price: $35.00

Where to buy: Tangs Singapore

Laneige Moist Cream Cleanser

This cream facial cleanser contains 14.9% of moisturing plant-derived oil that improves the skin by promoting moisture. It keeps the skin moistured for long hours. The foam from this cleanser is viscous yet feels like a soft cloud foam and it makes the skin feel so refreshed.

Price: $32.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore

The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Gel Wash

Derived from the Roaring Water Bay of Ireland, this facial cleanser will clean your skin while simultaneously moisturising it. When your face is cleansed, it will leave your face shine-free and matte. This cleanser is oil and soap free, and it always keeps your face refreshed.

Price: $21.00

Where to buy: The Body Shop Singapore

Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser

This highly-reviews cleansing gel helps reduce visible pores, cleans skin clogged with dirt and brightens the complexion of the skin. Infused with Activated Charcoal and Vitamin C, this cleanser removes oil from the skin that is excess and it helps refine the texture of the skin.

Price: $50.00

Where to buy: Sephora Singapore