If I'm going to make a living testing beauty products then why not share the wealth...of knowledge (there is no actual wealth involved in writing). Duh. Plz excuse some laziness re actual titles and capitalization etc/informal writing--in doing this *not* for work I let myself be a bit more lax. Links provided, tho!
  1. Cremorlab oil cleaner
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    Peach and Lily. If you haven't shopped the site--here's a $10 discount code. https://share.peachandlily.com/x/HdDIDj double cleansing is the real deal and this is my favorite oil cleanser--the smell is spot on, cremorlab is generally amazing and it's more gel-like than most oil cleansers. Buy here: http://peachandlily.com/products/t-e-n-cremor-cleansing-gel-oil
  2. Dior Peony Gentle Cleansing Milk
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    This cleanser falls under the "milk" category. Dior looks pretty and chic on the sink and peony is a fresh, light scent (and btw this is from someone who is NOT about fragrance). Also great for sensitive skin. Have repurchased! Buy here http://m.sephora.com/product/P270200
  3. DR. Oracle The Snow Queen Enzyme Powder Wash
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    I've tried a number of powder washes (travel friendly powders that activate/become frothy foams when they make contact w water) but this one is my favorite. It's gentle and exfoliating at once and though it looks small, you can be pretty generous when using it. One thing: try not to get it in your mouth. Buy here: http://www.glowrecipe.com/products/droracle-the-snow-queen-enzyme-powder-wash
  4. Neogen Green Tea real fresh foam cleanser
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    This is my current obsession. It's at the bf's apt and when I'm not there, I miss it. I am a green tea fiend in general but this foaming wash is a perfect second cleanser (see above re Korean double cleansing method) and again, light, divine scent. Good for sensitive skin. And-legit fermented green tea leaves at the bottom. It's pretty :) buy here: http://sokoglam.com/products/neogen-real-fresh-foaming-cleanser
  5. Bliss Micro Magic Microdermabrasion scrub
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    Manual exfoliation is a 1-3 times weekly type deal but the jury is out and big scrubbing beads have been nazed. The super fine gritty quality in this exfoliator is perfect. This is my favorite Bliss product RN and I know the line pretty well. (Though, side note, their milk cleanser is great too) volcanic pumice purifies and well, something else leaves your face feeling minty and refreshed. Buy here (on sale) http://m.sephora.com/product/P384783
  6. Eminance Clear Skin probiotic cleanser
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    This is my go-to when my skin is acting up. Eminance is a fantastic organic skincare line from Hungary. This cleanser is gel-ish, smells like cucumbers, is refreshing (there's a bit of menthol) and other skin clearing ingredients: willow bark, tea tree, salicylic acid. + I like the idea of probiotics for my face. Buy here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00B5PD33A/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1446444293&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=eminence+clear+skin+probiotic+cleanser&dpPl=1&dpID=31SIyC6PB8L&ref=plSrch
  7. Skinceuticals gentle cleanser
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    My favorite of the clinical type lines, you'd be surprised at the fruity (in a really good way, promise) smell of this simple white bottle. It goes on like a cream/dream and makes anyone feel like a facialist. Buy here: http://www.dermstore.com/product_Gentle+Cleanser_3742.htm?utm_source=yahoo_gemini&utm_medium=paid_search&utm_term=skinceuticals+gentle+cleanser&utm_campaign=100113