By  on September 14, 2007

Sudsing up will never be the same with these innovative new facial cleansers.Dawn Daluise Sudsy Soap Primer Unique TextureThe creamy marshmallow texture feels like that childhood staple, Fluff. Better Than Soap?The semi-solid soap dissolves impurities as it transforms into frothy bubbles. User PersonalityThe pH-balanced ingredients counter each other to deep-cleanse oily skin without drying it out. Different BecauseSoothing aloe, allantoin and comfrey prevent stripping. Bottom LineThe suds give an ultra-clean feeling without removing moisture. Buy It$35; 888-937-0088, Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Mineral Cleansing Balm Unique TextureThe balm-like emollient feels more like a moisturizer and is easily rinsed away. Better Than Soap?Nonfoaming moisturizing balm doesn’t leave skin feeling uncomfortably tight. User PersonalityDry skin will benefit from the super-hydrating formula. Different BecauseContains Armani’s signature ingredient, obsidian mineral complex, said to stimulate cellular metabolism. Bottom Line The slightly oily consistency dissolves makeup with little effort and no greasy residue. Buy It$65; select Neiman Marcus & Saks, Olay Pore Refining Mousse Cleanser Unique TextureReminiscent of shaving cream with the addition of tiny crystals to polish skin. Better Than Soap?The mousse gently expands over skin’s surface for a deep-cleansing feel without drying. User PersonalityAll skin types will benefit from its deep-yet-gentle cleansing. Different BecauseGlycerin helps retain much-needed moisture and micro-exfoliators clear out pores and purify. Bottom LineYour face instantly appears smoother. Buy It$6.99; mass retailers, Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil Unique TextureA nonfoaming but easy-to-rinse oil. Better Than Soap? Pulls double duty by breaking down makeup and gently cleansing the face. User PersonalitySuitable for all skin types, especially the oil-prone, since it won’t strip skin or increase oil production. Different BecauseCertified organic olive, sunflower and sesame oils dissolve makeup; macadamia nut and grape seed oils moisturize. Bottom LineA soothing multitasker that smells as good as it works. Buy It$17.50; Origins counters & stores, Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm Unique TextureLooks and feels like petroleum jelly with a black tint. Better Than Soap?Softens skin as it draws out impurities that the hectic day left behind. User PersonalityThe extra-moisturizing salve is ideal for dry and sensitive types. Different BecauseHungarian thermal mud, rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper, is said to deep-clean and boost collagen and elastin. Bottom LineAfter rinsing, your complexion feels supple and soft to the touch. Buy It$71; Select Neiman Marcus,,

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