My Favourite Foaming Cleansers

When it comes to my night-time cleansing routine, I do love a good foaming cleanser – my skin feels squeaky clean after and of course it pairs wonderfully with my Clarasonic.  I’ve tried a few over the years but there are three that have stood the test of time:

First up is the Lancome Creme Mousse Confort.  This retails at £23 and although targeted at dry skin, it works well on my normal / combination skin.  It foams up pretty quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and supple.  This cleanser is fragrance free and provides the skin with a moisture barrier to protect it from dryness.  It’s one of those cleaners that isn’t necessarily packed with lots of fancy gimmicky ingredients, but it is a “does what it says” kinda product.

Secondly is the Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi Action Foam Cleanser / Purifying Mask.  This is my favourite of the three as it not only acts as a daily foaming cleanser, but you can also use it as a mask by leaving it on your skin for 3 minutes.  Either way, it purifies the skin, is ideal for all skin types and makes my skin feel refreshed after use.  This retails at £23.50 and its multi-use benefits make this a winner in my opinion.

Lastly is the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Purifying Cleanser, £24.  As well as being a cleanser, this has clever ingredients which include White Birch and Peony Extract to even your skin tone and help reverse age-spots and discolouration.  Whilst this isn’t necessarily a major skin care concern of mine, I definitely notice that my skin feels brighter and even in tone, especially after continued use but to really get the benefits of this it is best to also use the other products in this range at the same time.

Overall, I think all three are great at removing makeup, which lets face it is probably the main thing you want from a cleanser.  Mind you, you cannot use these near the eyes which is pretty much the case with most if not all foaming cleansers, so to remove my mascara I use my Garnier Micellar Water…..oh and I’d always recommend a double cleanse whatever product you use.

So have you tried these foaming cleansers before?  x


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  • Rosy Ferry

    I’ve never tried a foaming cleanser before, I’m pretty loyal to my Liz Earle but the Kiehls one is really interesting sounding to me!

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  • I always love your photos but I can’t stand foaming cleansers, they all seem to dry the hell out of my skin so I skip them completely now. Thanks for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Thanks lovely. I know foaming cleansers aren’t for everyone so best to stick to what suits you xx

  • Adele Miner

    I love the idea of a foaming face wash, definitely have to give some of these a try! You have a lovely little blog here by the way, well done on all your hard work with it! x

  • Love that Estee Lauder cleanser – sometimes foaming cleansers can feel so harsh but higher-end ones are still gentle. I just wish they weren’t so expensive!

    Morgan | Hyacinth Girl

    • I know the is a pain but like you said the high end ones are not so harsh so i prefer them over drugstore brands x

  • Fabiana Aguilar Fernandez

    Thanks for that info!!! I always used Lancome but might try the other ones!

    Kisses from Spain <3 <3

  • I don’t know why I hadn’t really noticed it before but your blog header is so cute! I haven’t tried any of these but they all sound lovely, I couldn’t live without a good cleanser, there’s no better feeling than removing your make-up at the end of the day and leaving your skin feeling all nice and fresh/clean! I must check out that Kiehl’s cleanser as I’ve heard so many great things about the brand. My Liz Earle cleanse & polish will always be a big favourite, lovely post & gorgeous pictures 🙂

    Xo Gemma
    Sunday Somewhere

    • Thanks so much for your lovely comments 🙂 Kiehl’s is a great brand, I absolutely love their Creme De Corps Body Lotion too x

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’ve actually never tried a foaming cleanser before, I tend to go for more gel or oil based cleansers nowadays but I do still think that foaming cleansers sound really good as well 🙂

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • They are not everyones bag, but I find them quite refreshing to use on the skin x

  • I haven’t tried any of these cleansers as I tend to prefer balms but I quite like Omorovicza Cleansing Foam xx


  • I know that a lot of people are a little bit skeptical about foaming cleansers, but I personally love them, most of them are drying, but when we find the right ones, they can be really lovely so I’m really glad you share your favourites today! I love the Lancôme Confort skincare range so I will make sure to check out the Crème Mousse Confort, it sounds so gentle on the skin!

    • Yes, this is gentle on the skin. I like foaming cleansers as they work great with my Clarasonic x

  • Oh what a lovely review! I haven’t tried any of these yet…
    Btw. Amazing photography <3 Keep up your work !

    Have a great Sunday