Looking for the crème de la crème from our assortment? Our customers have got you covered! For this year’s edition of Customer Picks, we’re going through the best-reviewed basics of 2019. From MLBB lipsticks to health-boosting supplements, these are the products that any beauty and wellness junkie would be lost without.
For the first installment of this eighteen-part series, let’s kick things off with the cleansers you can’t help but gush about in the reviews. The good ol’ reliables, the newfound holy grails, the formulas that’ll never have you looking back—you know, the one.

And really, we’re not asking for much either. As long as it ticks the boxes—like capturing all traces of makeup and grime, dialing down the number of breakouts, and keeping skin balanced without stripping away healthy oils—it’s one step closer to being a permanent part of our routines.

So, if you’re in the market for a new one or fancy taking a chance on something that could possibly change your life, peep all 20 of the top-rated cleansers vetted by you. With organic bars, oil-to-milky emulsions, and a decongesting balm that could care for your blackheads in a pinch, scroll to see why each one is a resounding favorite.

Garnier Micellar Water + Argan Oil (125ml), P149
Available in different sizes.

DJ, 23: “Effectively gets rid of make up and dirt, smells good, and doesn’t sting! What’s not to like? I was worried to try this at first because it’s infused with oil, but it doesn’t feel sticky or oily at all, both upon application and afterwards. It leaves my skin feeling soft, clean, and light! I literally just finished using this for the first time and i had to go write a review to confirm that this indeed is as good as everyone says! […] I might have just discovered my first holy grail!”

Read all reviews here and here.

Heimish All Clean Balm, now on sale at P780 (limited time only)
Available in a miniature size.

Lia: “The Heimish balm is one of the most gentle cleansers I’ve ever tried. If you love wearing waterproof eye makeup but have sensitive eyes, this balm is perfect for you. It’s so effective in removing my layers of eyeshadow and waterproof mascara without irritating my eyes. I also love how my skin feels so hydrated and soft after rinsing with water […]”

Read all reviews here.

iWhite Korea Pore Purifying Balm, P18
Ren, 22: “To be honest, this is the reason why I started loving iWhite’s nose pack and peel off mask. It amps up my face mask game. […] I believe the main ingredient that helps to soften my blackheads and whiteheads is the salicylic acid, so this pore purifying balm actually prepares my pores prior peel off mask and nose pack by softening and dissolving my comedones. When it’s time for my peel off mask and nose pack to work, the comedones are easier to remove. […]”

Read all reviews here.

Innisfree Green Tea Cleansing Foam (150ml), P430
Available in different sizes.

Karen, 27: “I’ve been trying different brands of facial wash pero dito lang ako bumabalik palagi. I love the smell, and the way my face feels after every wash. Hindi siya drying and ang soft ng skin after. Yung ibang cleansing foam kasi ang squeaky ng face after tapos later on nagdadry na. I’m on my second bottle and will definitely repurchase.”

Read all reviews for (150ml) here and here, for (80ml) here and here, and for (30ml) here.

Biore Cleansing Oil, P349
Riza, 35: “This is so effective in removing even the heaviest and water-proof makeup that I put on my face- foundation, lipstick, eyebrow mascara, etc…They all just melt away. I just wash it after with facial soap and voila! No trace of make-up anymore. I definitely recommend it to everyone who loves putting on make-up but doesn’t want a lot of fuss removing it.”

Read all reviews here.

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam (Aloe), now on sale at P265 (limited time only)
Sulperia, 33: “Love, love, loooove the scent of this facial foam and by far my fave from all those I’ve used. It smells sooo good, I don’t want to stop washing. Haha. Seriously though, aside from the smell, I love how squeaky clean [my skin] feels afterwards. Sometimes when I get lazy I don’t use lukewarm water to rinse this off but even so, it still cleans and does its job. I am glad I bought this […]! It didn’t break me out and [felt] no irritations whatsoever. Will definitely purchase after I run out!”

Read all reviews here.

SNAILWHITE Whipp Soap (100g), P295
Lovely, 22: “After reading a lot of reviews for this item, I finally decided to give this one a go. And I’m loving what this does to my face. The suds from the net are what I use to clean my face and at first, I felt a little stinging sensation, but I think that’s only because I really have sensitive skin. But, after a few days of using this, I’ve noticed that the few whiteheads have disappeared, and that I’m not having breakouts anymore. Even my office mates have complimented me on my “glowing” face! And I noticed this one is best when paired with Snail White Icy Mask 💕”

Read all reviews here.

COSRX Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser, P540
Danna, 30: “I was a bit skeptical at first, since it says, Acid on the tube - I was scared it would be too harsh to my sensitive skin, but now, this is my HG Facial Cleanser! I can no longer go without it. This really helped me maintain my skin which can be oily, dry, to combination type depending on the season/weather. I use this cleanser along with other CosRX products, and the combo worked so well that I have lessened my derma appointments! […] Love this product so much!”

Read all reviews here.

SNAILWHITE Jelly Wash (100ml), P295
Nicole, 21: “Can’t help but rave how much jelly wash improved my skin!! 🌌🌌🌌 Been using the product for almost a month now and sizt I GOT NO BREAKOUTS! Even during my period which is the most dreadful for my skin, di ako nagkaroon ng malalaking pimples. […] Best at making my skin squeaky clean without feeling dry. […] Konting kembot na lang and Kris Aquino levels na ang skin mo. Super worth the price bc I use a pea size [amount] every time I wash my face. Try it now girl di ka magsisisi!”

Read all reviews here.

The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam (Lemon), now on sale at P265 (limited time only)
Kathleen, 26: “This is the one product na talagang masasabi kong effective sakin. I’ve been using this for almost 2 years now and ang ganda ng effect sakin nito. Pag ginagamit ko sya ang smooth and bright ng face ko after. Plus it’s affordable! Matagal before maubos yung one bottle. Highly recommended!”

Read all reviews here.

Face Republic Gold Mineral Cleanser (5ml), P23
Available in different sizes.

Paula, 31: “I came across this product while browsing this site and got curious because of the positive reviews. I tried the 5ml sachet initially and WOW I fell in love with this product right after my first wash. My face felt squeaky-clean, I did not feel to oily anymore and it did not cause any irritation on my skin. Even my husband love it too so I bought the 100ml bottle. This will surely be my daily cleanser. Thank you BeautyMNL for this discovery.”

Read all reviews for (100ml) here, for (5ml) here, and for the (5ml) 10+1 bundle here.

Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash (250ml), P320
Available in different sizes.

Persephone, 25: “I bought mine after a recommendation from my cousin. This is my favorite facial wash. […] I’ve been using this for a few years now and I always repurchase. It feels very gentle on the skin and it’s hydrating. It almost feels like you’re using baby soap. It doesn’t have that heavy chemical feeling some facial washes have. I use this regularly by itself in the mornings and to double cleanse my face after removing make up with micellar or cleansing oil. It works, it’s affordable, and I love it. I recommend it to everyone.”

Read all reviews for (60ml) here, for (100ml) here, and for (250ml) here.

Esfolio Aloe Vera Soothing Cleansing Foam, P349
Dinah, 39: “I originally bought this for my 2 year old because of impetigo aftermath. […] And boy! How I was so impressed! Her skin became so supple. Rosy cheeks baby within 2 days of using it. Way better than all the washes I’ve used on her. I now use it myself. Even though I tried others, still nothing beats this cleanser for me. I am sticking to this one probably for the rest of my life. My husband who is so picky with cleansers and has been loyal to Cetaphil almost all his life has now started using this since I kulit him to try. Saves us money because we now all use one product unlike before. I just hope and hope and hope that Esfolio would be around forever so that my heart would be at peace, haha!”

Read all reviews here.

3W Clinic Snail Foam Cleansing, P129
Maria, 35: “I have very sensitive skin and it’s difficult to find products that work well for me. I tend to break out or dry up when I use new products and I didn’t experience either with this. It’s gentle on my skin but cleans well. Wrote this review after restocking, as I’ve used this for over a year and it has become my go-to everyday cleanser.”

Read all reviews here.

COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, now on sale at P540 (limited time only)
Vanessa, 33: “This is what I use now that I’m pregnant. During my 1st trimester, this wasn’t what I was using and I had breakouts. I switched to cosrx low ph good morning gel cleanser and now my skin is clear. I still get a pimple or two from time to time but not like before when I had multiples coming out at a time and I was starting to get sad already with the abrupt change on my skin due to the pregnancy. I thought it would only get worse. Thankfully, it got better and with the help of this cleanser.”

Read all reviews here.

Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water Blue (125ml), P99
Available in different sizes.

Aimee, 21: “I’ve been using this product for so long that I’ve literally lost count of the time. It’s reliable and very convenient to use! You just need a cotton pad and that’s basically it, all of your makeup is gone. No need to rub your face vigorously in the shower anymore. This smaller version of the product is also really travel-friendly and has lasted me for almost three months, as compared to the larger one that lasts for more than half a year. I’ve tried other brands and frankly, this is the one to beat. The value you get for its price is amazing!

Read all reviews for (125ml) here and for (400ml) here.

Beauty Bakery Witch Hazel + Tea Tree Gentle Facial Wash, P225
Uzzel, 22: “I have been using this product for three weeks now and I can’t tell you how good it is for calming down my acne. I don’t know what happened, but when the month of May came, I just had pimples popping out of nowhere and my facial wash from my dermatologist wasn’t working at all. I’ve used a lot of calming products, but this is the only one that worked and basically got rid of the army of pimples on my forehead. […] Probably the most gentle cleanser I’ve tried. It’s easy to lather on and it doesn’t leave any stinging sensation or tight feeling when you rinse it off. It healed and cleared up my forehead acne in about a week.”

Read all reviews here.

Human Nature Acne Defense Facial Wash (100ml), P170
Marylou, 28: “Had breakouts last year that I couldn’t seem to get rid out. Tried changing soaps, makeup prods, pillows, everything! Still there. I came across this while shopping for a new facial wash and thought I’d try it out. And OMG, buti na lang binili ko! It doesn’t dry out my skin, it has a cooling effect, it makes my face less itchy, […] and it really helped me get rid of my pimples. It really works! For best results, use their toner afterwards. Never had a breakout since using this (and other HHN skincare prods). Yay natural! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️”

Read all reviews here.

Diva White Extreme Whitening and Exfoliating Soap, now on sale at P55 (limited time only)
Jodelyn, 24: “I’ve tried many products, and to be honest, mapapasabi ka nalang ng “wala namang kwenta sa balat ko, sayang pera”. So I tried na bilhin to since 55 lang, para if ever hindi effective, di naman sumakit bulsa ko. After 2-3 weeks napansin kong naglalight balat ko pero syempre shut up nalang kasi baka ako lang nakakapansin. 😂😂 kaya lang nung may nagsabi sa akin na parang pumuputi ako, napatunayan ko na worth it itong 55 na to! […]”

Read all reviews here.

Skin Genie Yay-ger! Pore Refining Bar P150
Monica, 29: “I’ve been having a lot of acne on my chin due to stress and lack of sleep but this soap helped me tame them. I usually cut it into small cubes para hindi sayang, and it lasts for more than a month if used only fot the face. My pimples dried and my skin got cleared. A good companion during days when you feel less pretty.”

Read all reviews here.

Some reviews have been condensed for brevity and clarity.

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