First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser - Best for Combination Skin The best face wash gets rid of makeup and oil without stripping your skin of so much moisture that it becomes irritated. Finding the perfect formula depends partly on avoiding ingredients that are too harsh for your face, like sodium laureth sulfate or simple alcohols — and partly on your skin type. After talking to dermatologists, cosmetic formulators, and physicians about what to seek out and what to avoid, we found three outstanding cleansers for dry, oily, and combination skin. If you're always battling flaky skin, or if you live in a dry climate, you need a gentle cleanser that pulls double-duty by moisturizing while it cleans. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser does just that.