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43 Organic, Natural And Clean Facial Cleansers For Squeaky Clean And Healthy Skin

Our collective consciousness as consumers has carved the way for a new mandate—one that is clear of harsh chemicals, synthetic fragrances and toxic preservatives. While it may have begun with the onset of ingesting insecticide and pesticide-free, organic food produce, the movement reinstated itself in the beauty industry over time. And rightfully so, since the skin is our largest organ, and every thing we slather onto our bodies, face and hair, will inevitably be absorbed within. 

When gravitating towards embracing a more holistic and non-toxic approach to skincare, who better to turn to than mother Earth herself? As consumers find themselves on the lookout for natural and organic beauty and skincare products sans sulfates, parabens and other harmful chemicals, beauty giants too, have recalibrated to formulate beauty lines that are vegan, cruelty-free, natural and organic. But leading the vanguard of clean and clinical beauty, are the many independent brands that have cemented their presence with ethical, sustainable and clean formulations at the core of their brand ethos.

If you’re looking to rebuild your skincare regimen, we suggest you begin with an organic, natural and clean facial cleanser; and take a moment to consider the goodness of naturally-derived, botanically-activated ingredients, that are just as efficacious as their chemically-laden counterparts. A facial cleanser is the first step in any skincare routine. A great cleanser will dissolve impurities, extract dirt from deep within the pores, slough away dead cells, melt away all traces of make-up, leaving skin squeaky clean, yet not stripped of moisture or nutrients. Those containing chemicals might perform the cleansing action with ease, but will more often than not leave skin feeling dry and stretchy, overtime disturbing the skin’s natural moisture barrier. 

Whether you’re fresh out of facial cleanser or just looking to swap your toxic face wash for one that is organic, natural or clean—here are the best-selling, highly-reviewed, holy-grail facial cleansers that made with scientifically-researched, yet non-toxic ingredients, that will champion squeaky clean and healthy skin in no time!

Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser, Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant’s best-selling Slaai cleanser is ideal if you want a break from toxins. Touted as ‘clean-clinical’, this oil-to-milk formula will gently dissolve all debris including water-resistant makeup. Antioxidants nourish skin, while a potent blend of African oils intensely hydrates for enhanced elasticity and glow.

Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
INR 2,235 at Cult Beauty
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Rosa Centifolia™ Cleansing Gel, Ren

Embrace clean beauty and a kind-to-earth approach with Ren’s breakthrough formulas. Gentle, natural and effective, this natural cleansing gel is made from centifolia rose petals that reduce damage caused by external stressors, and tone the facial muscles while doing so. Say hello to fresh, luminescent and healthy skin!

Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel
Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Gel
INR 1,675 at LookFantastic
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Pink Clay Cleansing Bar Soap, Herbivore

Crafted from skin-loving botanicals and without the addition of any harsh chemicals, this organic soap cleanser from Herbivore is enriched with French pink clay that extracts grime from the pores, while geranium oil balances the skin’s pH levels, with a heavenly scent to boot. Kind to the environment as it is to your skin, this cleansing bar soap is vegan and cruelty-free with minimal packaging.

Pink Clay Cleansing Bar Soap
Pink Clay Cleansing Bar Soap
INR 770 at Cult Beauty
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Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser, Grown Alchemist

Get beautiful skin without harsh chemicals, with this botanically-rich facial cleanser from Grown Alchemist. The gel-like formula is packed with chamomile, bergamot and willow bark extract that unanimously cleanse skin, restore moisture and clear breakouts. It’s also loaded with aloe vera and rose petals that soothe and tone.

Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser
Gentle Gel Facial Cleanser
INR 3,600 at Net-A-Porter
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Delicate Facial Cleanser, Forest Essentials

This ayurvedic facial cleanser from Forest Essential is made from four natural ingredients only. Raw honey hydrates and softens, rosewater tones and balances, lemon oil deep cleanses, and royal jelly and bee pollen contribute towards a radiant glow. Ideal for dry to normal skin types, this natural face wash is a luxurious and non-toxic addition to your skincare routine.

Delicate Facial Cleanser
Delicate Facial Cleanser
INR 650 at Sephora
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Thermal Cleansing Balm, Omorovicza

From the ‘Spa Capital’ of the world: Budapest, Omorovicza is well-known for their natural and luxurious approach to skincare. The Thermal Cleansing Balm is brimming with Hungarian moor mud to deep cleanse the skin of all impurities and gently dissolve waterproof mascara as well. Sweet almond oil nourishes skin that looks radiant, youthful and naturally healthy.

Thermal Cleansing Balm
Thermal Cleansing Balm
INR 8,160 at Nordstrom
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Olympus Mountain Cleansing Cream Foam, Korres

Formulated with organic Sideritis scardica tea extract, this face wash is further infused with botanical actives. It will protect skin cells from pollutants and oxidative stress, and detoxify deeply. Calendula extract provides an antiseptic calming action, Provitamin B5 combats uneven skin texture, and Vitamin C brightens.

Olympus Mountain Cleansing Cream Foam
Olympus Mountain Cleansing Cream Foam
INR 1,620 at Feel Unique
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Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Kiehl's

A cult classic, this organic face cleanser from Kiehl's has a creamy gel-like texture that activates when in contact with water. Enriched with active ingredients like calendula for its deep cleaning and healing action, and glycerin for a dose of potent hydration, it will gently cleanse the most sensitive of skin types.

Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
INR 2,400 at Nykaa
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Gentle Cleansing Milk, Caudalíe

Make way for cutting-edge French skincare with Caudalíe’s gentle and natural facial cleanser that is ideal for dry and sensitive skin types. The non-toxic formula contains oat extract that removes dead skin cells to decongest and clean, while sweet almond and grapeseed oils curb inflammation for well-balanced, soft and supple skin.

Gentle Cleansing Milk
Gentle Cleansing Milk
INR 1,040 at Nordstrom
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Regenerating Cleanser, Tata Harper

Clean, heal, and nourish your skin with the organic and all-natural Regenerating Cleanser from Tata Harper. Enriched with willow bark which is a natural source of salicylic acid and pink clay, this face wash is supercharged to slough away dead cells for skin that is smooth, even-toned and super dewy.

Regenerating Cleanser
Regenerating Cleanser
INR 5,610 at Cult Beauty
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Superfood Cleanser, Youth To The People

A skincare line like no other, Youth To The People combines clean and vegan formulas with cold-pressed superfoods for phenomenal skin. The Superfood Cleanser is a non-toxic concoction of kale, spinach and green tea, which are packed with antioxidants to cleanse and nourish skin from the inside out, just like a smoothie!

Superfood Cleanser
Superfood Cleanser
INR 2,675 at Nordstrom
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Coconut Cleansing Oil, Kopari

Vegan and cruelty-free, this soap-free coconut oil facial cleanser from Kopari is rich in antioxidants that leave skin healthy and hydrated. Green tea oil provides a soothing action, rice bran oil deep cleanses, and camellia seed oil moisturises for skin that looks and feels squeaky clean and intensely moisturised.

Coconut Cleansing Oil
Coconut Cleansing Oil
INR 2,375 at Nordstrom
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Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser, Shiseido

Boasting of a honey-gel formula, this gentle and non-toxic cleanser from Shiseido is free from alcohol and oil, and rich in natural ingredients like honey and royal jelly extract. Not only will it dissolve all dirt, grime and make-up for clean and healthy skin, but also deeply hydrate with its potent blend of amino acids and vitamins. It’s especially recommended for those with sensitive and oily skin types.

Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser
Waso Quick Gentle Cleanser
INR 2,200 at Sephora
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Apple Seed Cleansing Oil, Innisfree

A soap-free cleansing oil enriched with organic apple seed oil and apple fruit extract, this organic facial cleanser from Innisfree will rid your skin of all impurities, dead skin cells and any traces of make-up. The result is refreshingly clean skin, that feels rejuvenated, healthy and glows like lit-from-within.

Apple Seed Cleansing Oil
Apple Seed Cleansing Oil
INR 950 at Nykaa
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Clark's Botanicals Soothing Herbal Face Wash, SPACE.NK.apothecary

Use with water, or simply wipe off with a tissue! This herbal cleanser from Clark’s Botanicals is a non-foaming formula that will penetrate deep into the skin to eliminate the most stubborn impurities. Loaded with cucumber, lavender, aloe, jasmine and Vitamin E, it hydrates and nourishes for healthy and clean skin.

Soothing Herbal Face Wash
Soothing Herbal Face Wash
INR 3,340 at Nordstrom
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Ultimate Brightening Rose Powder Cleanser, Uma

Make way for ultra luxurious and pure skincare with this multi-tasking natural face cleanser from Uma. A powder-based formula packed with oats, walnuts, nutmeg, orange peel and peppermint extract, coupled with the benefits of rose and chamomile, this non-toxic cleanser will exfoliate, clean, moisturise and nourish even the most sensitive of skin types.

Ultimate Brightening Rose Powder Cleanser
Ultimate Brightening Rose Powder Cleanser
INR 3,850 at Cult Beauty
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Green Clean, Farmacy

Suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, the Green Clean is a natural facial cleanser with a solid-to-oil formula. Moringa tree extract breaks down grime and pollutants, while sunflower and ginger root oils clean and nurture skin. Papaya extract eliminates dull skin to reveal bright and youthful complexion like never before.

Green Clean
Green Clean
INR 2,465 at Cult Beauty
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Orange Essence Facial Cleanser, Burt’s Bees

The Orange Essence Facial Cleanser from Burt’s Bees is made from 99.9% natural ingredients. Loaded with orange oil and soap bark extract, it’s a plant-based and organic alternative to harsh chemicals, that will remove make-up and dirt entirely. It’s also infused with olive oil, aloe vera, oat oil and vegetable glycerin to nourish the skin and help it retain moisture

Orange Essence Facial Cleanser
Orange Essence Facial Cleanser
INR 1,500 at Sephora
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Organic Face Delicate Cleansing Milk, Mádara

This completely organic and vegan milk cleanser from Nordic brand Mádara is concocted with luxurious ingredients found under the Northern lights. Strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier with the goodness of Northern oats and Linden Flower that will gently slough off dead skin, but never strip the skin of any moisture, nutrients or oils.

Organic Face Delicate Cleansing Milk
Organic Face Delicate Cleansing Milk
INR 1,665 at Feel Unique
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Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, Tatcha

From Japan’s most sought after skincare brand, this oil-based facial cleanser is made from natural ingredients that are kind to the skin, and doubles up as a make-up remover as well. Loaded with Japanese camellia oil or Tsubaki, it’ll leave skin pure, clean and moisturised with no oily residue.

Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
INR 3,315 at Tatcha
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Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash, Origins

Natural ingredients meet advanced science with this face wash from Origins, which is kind to your skin as it is to the planet. Especially ideal for combination and oily skin types, it’s infused with tourmaline and broad leaf kelp extract that deep clean while curbing sebum production, and wheat protein that balances and hydrates dry areas.

Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash
Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash
INR 1,345 at Asos
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Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk, Aesop

This facial cleanser from Australia’s most coveted skincare brand: Aesop, is ultra gentle and specially formulated for those with very sensitive skin. Packed with panthenol, grape seed and sandalwood, it’ll dissolve all impurities including waterproof makeup, leaving behind a mild woody scent, and skin that is clean, healthy and fresh!

Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk
Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk
INR 3,660 at Barneys
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Sanskrit Saponins Cleanser, Niod

The Sanskrit Saponins Cleanser from Niod features an ayurvedic balm formula that has a balanced pH and is gentle enough for everyday use. Cruelty-free, vegan, and non-toxic, this cult favourite cleanser is fortified with plant surfactants that melt away buildup relieving the skin of all congestion and dirt. Be prepared for complexion that looks dewy, healthy and free from pores.

Sanskrit Saponins Cleanser
Sanskrit Saponins Cleanser
INR 1,955 at LookFantastic
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Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser, Antipodes

Scientifically verified and organic skincare gets a new meaning with Antidotes globally acclaimed formulas. This gentle, non-toxic, and fragrance-free organic facial cleanser boasts of a creamy consistency that is infused with natural ingredients including calendula, avocado Oil and Vinanza Oxifend, which is rich in antioxidants. Not only will it deep clean the skin without stripping it of vital nutrients, but also unveil a smooth, clear and radiant complexion.

Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser
Grace Gentle Cream Cleanser
INR 2,325 at LookFantastic
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Anti Acne Cleansing Foam, Kama Ayurveda

If you suffer from random bouts of acne and excessive sebum production, then this natural facial cleanser from Kama Ayurveda is definitely for you. The ayurvedic recipe of this face wash contains neem oil, tulsi, tea tree oil and aloe vera that work in unison to clear breakouts and control oil production without causing dryness and inflammation.

Anti Acne Cleansing Foam
Anti Acne Cleansing Foam
INR 1,295 at Nykaa
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The Green Balm, MOA - Magic Organic Apothecary

Made in Britain from completely natural and pure ingredients, the Green Balm from MOA is a certified organic multi-tasking formula. Use it as a facial cleanser to melt away impurities especially for dry and oily skin types; as a balm to ease bug bites, surface abrasions or eczema; an after-care ointment for tattoos and piercings; or add to hot water for a gargle solution to soothe a bad throat. Truly a hero formula that deserves a spot in every organic skincare buff’s beauty closet!

The Green Balm
The Green Balm
INR 1,230 at Cult Beauty
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Brightening Cleanser, Indie Lee

Give your skin a new lease on life with Indie Lee’s Brightening Cleanser that features a non-toxic and natural formula. It has a cooling gel-like texture that gives your skin a boost, while hydrolyzed wheat protein and lycopene work in tandem to provide smooth and luminous skin. If you have a few minutes to spare, this face wash also doubles up as a revitalising mask.

Brightening Cleanser
Brightening Cleanser
INR 2,460 at Cult Beauty
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Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam, L'Occitane

Preserving the skin’s natural moisture barrier, this chemical-free organic face wash from L’Occitane will deep cleanse from the inside out so skin appears healthy, toned and youthful. It’s saturated with organic floral water that refreshes and revitalises, leaving behind an uplifting and luxurious scent.

 Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam
Immortelle Precious Cleansing Foam
INR 1,890 at Nykaa
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Moisture-Rich Cleansing Lotion, Suki Skincare

Chemical-free, scientifically-advanced and clinically-proven, Suki Skincare is leading the new order of clean beauty. Crafted with organic ingredients such as rose petals and oat, this high-performing facial cleanser is created to match your skin’s natural pH. It penetrates deep to eliminate impurities, while flooding the skin with a robust surge of vitamins and nutrients for optimum hydration.

Moisture-Rich Cleansing Lotion
Moisture-Rich Cleansing Lotion
INR 2,275 at Suki Skincare
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Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser, Natio

Natio’s skincare line is made from 100% pure essential oil blends. The natural formula of this facial cleanser is enriched with rosewood, sandalwood, shea butter, calendula and jojoba, which together clean the skin deeply without stripping it of its natural oils. Soap-free with a neutral pH, this extra gentle face wash will give you plump, moisturised and pure skin.

Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
INR 1,060 at Sephora
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Rose Cleansing Foam, Fresh

Best known for their clean and authentic cosmetics, Fresh is perfect for those who wish to adopt a natural approach to skincare. This soap-free face wash is loaded with rosewater that dissolves grime, cucumber extract that soothes any irritation, primrose extract that prevents damage, and plum seed oil for a healthy glow.

Rose Cleansing Foam
Rose Cleansing Foam
INR 2,155 at Nordstrom
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Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, Drunk Elephant

This 'clean-clinical' and non-toxic facial cleanser from Drunk Elephant is a mild but potent formula with a pH level of 5.5. It’s enriched with natural ingredients like coconut-based surfactants that form a rich lather to dissolve all dirt and makeup, and virgin marula oil, cantaloupe extract and glycerin that give your skin a thorough cleanse while restoring its glow and moisture levels.

Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
INR 1,865 at Cult Beauty
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Coconut Milk Cleanser, Eminence Organics

A special formulation for sensitive, irritated or sunburnt skin, this organic cleanser from Eminence Organics is made from certified organic ingredients. Coconut milk nourishes the skin, coconut oil moisturises, calendula soothes, and a mighty blend of botanicals works to restore the skin’s youthful appearance.

Coconut Milk Cleanser
Coconut Milk Cleanser
INR 2,625 at Éminence
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Miracle Cleanser, Aurelia Probiotic Skincare

A potent blend of probiotics and peptides, the Miracle Cleanser from Aurelia Probiotic Skincare is vital to maintain optimum skin health. The all-natural, award-winning face wash is brimming with natural ingredients like hibiscus that decongests, kigelia that tones, and mongongo extract that promotes firm and radiant skin. Truly a miracle for your skin!

Miracle Cleanser
Miracle Cleanser
INR 5,278 at Net-A-Porter
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Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Cleanser, Antipodes

Certified organic, and made with high-quality natural ingredients, this facial cleanser from Antipode is the answer for all your skin woes. Pure organic avocado oil dissolves impurities and makeup, as organic lime and patchouli oils leave skin revitalized and refreshed. So much goodness without any chemicals!

 Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Cleanser
Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Cleanser
INR 2,070 at Feel Unique
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Superfood Cleansing Wash, Elemis

Rich in nutrients and packed with green superfoods like wheatgrass, kale and nettle, this natural and chemical-free face cleanser from Elemis will gently purify skin of all dirt and dead cells, to restore a radiant glow. Botanical oils are blended with sugar-derived prebiotics to keep the skin balanced and hydrated.

Superfood Cleansing Wash
Superfood Cleansing Wash
INR 2,325 at LookFantastic
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Cream Cleanser, Trilogy

Trilogy’s skincare has garnered a fan following for their sustainable, ethical and effective plant-based formulas. This cream-based facial cleanser is enriched with the natural goodness of certified organic primrose and rosehip oils, with aloe vera to boot, and works like a dream to remove all traces of dirt and make-up.

Cream Cleanser
Cream Cleanser
INR 2,190 at LookFantastic
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Renew Nourishing Cleanser, True Botanicals

A gentle face wash from True Botanicals that purifies, softens and refreshes at the same time! A luxurious concoction of natural essential oils like jasmine, neroli and rose, and active botanicals like white tea, aloe vera and green tea seed oil, this non-toxic and organic cleanser will cleanse skin from the inside out, removing all grime yet keeping its natural moisture balance intact.

Renew Nourishing Cleanser
Renew Nourishing Cleanser
INR 3,310 at True Botanicals
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Purifying Cleansing Gel, Boscia

Protect your moisture barrier while deep cleansing your skin with this non-toxic face wash from Boscia. Packed with efficacious ingredients rich in amino acids that are derived from natural sources, it will clean and protect the skin for a dewy, plump and squeaky clean appearance.

Purifying Cleansing Gel
Purifying Cleansing Gel
INR 2,080 at Nordstrom
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Toner Tea Bar Cleanser, Arcona

Heal and strengthen your skin with Arcona’s organic cleansing bar that is infused with manuka honey and vitamin E that work in tandem to restore the skin's natural pH balance while providing a deep-cleaning, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory action. It also works like a charm to curb excess oil production, thus minimizing the appearance of pores.

Toner Tea Bar Cleanse
Toner Tea Bar Cleanse
INR 2,970 at Nordstrom
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Rich Sandalwood Face Wash, Bon Organics

Made from 100% natural ingredients, this handcrafted facial cleanser from Bon Organics features copious amounts of sandalwood oil at the base of their herbal formula. Sandalwood is a potent cleanser that rids the skin of all surface impurities while extracting grime deep from the pores, for skin that’s soft to the touch and intensely cleansed and hydrated.

Rich Sandalwood Face Wash
Rich Sandalwood Face Wash
INR 470 at Nykaa
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Botanical Gel Cleanser, Votre

This botanical formula from Votre is packed with a heavy dose of almond oil, aloe vera, papaya extracts and tea tree oil that  deep clean pores while balancing the skin’s natural pH levels. The natural gel-based cleanser has a refreshing citrus aroma, and is also non-toxic, cruelty-free and suitable for vegans.

Botanical Gel Cleanser
Botanical Gel Cleanser
INR 630 at Sephora
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Organic Facial Wash, Christina Moss Naturals

Non-toxic, organic, and nutrient-dense, this organic face wash from Christina Moss Naturals is the gold standard of clean skincare. Made with certified organic botanicals and essential oils, it’ll gently lift away surface impurities and dive deep within to dissolve grime, all the while ensuring that the skin is not stripped of any moisture. Especially great for sensitive, oily and acne-prone skin types.

Organic Facial Wash
Organic Facial Wash
INR 1,585 at Christina Moss Naturals
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