What do you hope to achieve every time you wash your face? If your answer is simply “clean skin”, you have been underachieving, my friend. A hardworking facial wash can (and should) not only cleanse your skin but also smoothen it’s texture, brighten the complexion, minimise pores and keep breakouts at bay.
How? With built-in AHAs or other similar mild-but-effective chemical exfoliants. Notice we said “chemical”, not the grainy, physical exfoliating particles like in scrubs; and we said “mild” because these cleansers should be used daily for regular maintenance of the skin’s texture and tone, keeping it looking fresh and at its best. Read our top picks of the best facial washes that go beyond cleansing.