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Sudsing up will never be the same with these innovative new facial cleansers.

Sudsing up will never be the same with these innovative new facial cleansers.

Dawn Daluise Sudsy Soap Primer

Unique Texture
The 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 Personality
The pH-balanced ingredients counter each other to deep-cleanse oily skin without drying it out.
Different Because
Soothing aloe, allantoin and comfrey prevent stripping.
Bottom Line
The suds give an ultra-clean feeling without removing moisture.
Buy It
$35; 888-937-0088, dawndaluise.com

Giorgio Armani Crema Nera Mineral Cleansing Balm

Unique Texture
The 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 Personality
Dry skin will benefit from the super-hydrating formula.
Different Because
Contains 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, giorgioarmanibeauty.com

Olay Pore Refining Mousse Cleanser

Unique Texture
Reminiscent 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 Personality
All skin types will benefit from its deep-yet-gentle cleansing.
Different Because
Glycerin helps retain much-needed moisture and micro-exfoliators clear out pores and purify.
Bottom Line
Your face instantly appears smoother.
Buy It
$6.99; mass retailers, olay.com

Origins Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil

Unique Texture
A nonfoaming but easy-to-rinse oil.
Better Than Soap?
Pulls double duty by breaking down makeup and gently cleansing the face.
User Personality
Suitable for all skin types, especially the oil-prone, since it won’t strip skin or increase oil production.
Different Because
Certified organic olive, sunflower and sesame oils dissolve makeup; macadamia nut and grape seed oils moisturize.
Bottom Line
A soothing multitasker that smells as good as it works.
Buy It
$17.50; Origins counters & stores, origins.com

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm

Unique Texture
Looks 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 Personality
The extra-moisturizing salve is ideal for dry and sensitive types.
Different Because
Hungarian thermal mud, rich in calcium, magnesium, zinc and copper, is said to deep-clean and boost collagen and elastin.
Bottom Line
After rinsing, your complexion feels supple and soft to the touch.
Buy It
$71; Select Neiman Marcus, neimanmarcus.com, omorovicza.com