Cleanser and face wash can both be used to purify your complexion but are not the same.
What skin type are cleansers best for?
Cleansers can come in cream, bar or balm format. Cleansers can also be oil based and are particularly useful for removing make-up.
Typically, a skin cleanser will contain a high concentration of skin-hydrating actives and this makes cleanser well suited to dry, mature, and sensitive skin types.
What skin types are face washes best for?
Face wash is best used to remove deeper skin impurities and will usually contain a foaming agent that lathers on the skin to draw dirt and impurities out of the pores.
Face washes are ideal for oily and combination skin types, both of which can be prone to congested pores.