Skin Care: Cleansers & Toners

Protect. Prevent. Repair. Whatever your concern, there?s a skin care solution for you this season.

Clean skin equals clear skin. These products deliver just that.

Patricia Wexler M.D. Dermatology Exfoliating Cleanser with AcnoStat
To treat the unfair combination of acne and aging, this deep-cleanser contains salicylic acid to clear clogged pores and Wexler’s patented MMPi20 technology to boost the production of collagen and elastin.
($16; Bath & Body Works)

L’Occitane Amande Pomme Toning Cider
Almost good enough to eat, this employs almond proteins to improve firmness and elasticity and astringent apple cider to tighten and reduce the appearance of enlarged pores.
($24; loccitane.com)

Carita Ideal Hydration Lagoon Gelée
This floods the complexion with mineral-rich lagoon water from the Polynesian islands, which boosts moisture retention within each cell for intense hydration.
($47.50; carita.com)

Leaf & Rusher Acne Foaming Cleanser
Too-aggressive treatment leads to inflammation and breakouts, but this soap-free emulsion uses amino acid surfactants to dissolve sebum without being harsh.
($25; Bath & Body Works, Saks, leafandrusher.com)

Be Fine Food Skin Care Gentle Cleanser
Packed with all-natural plant extracts like sugar to moisturize, oats and rice to improve clarity and mint to prompt circulation, this sweeps away impurities.
($15.99; CVS)

La Prairie Cellular Cleansing Water for Eyes and Face
Gently yet effectively removes dirt and makeup while fighting off free radical damage with white tea, and forming a moisture-retaining barrier with hyaluronic acid.
($70; Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s)

La Mer The Radiant Infusion
Bio-fermented algae, combined with lime tea and an antioxidant cocktail, help treat and prevent discoloration, while ionizing sea salts work to balance electrolytes to energize the complexion.
($90; La Mer counters)

Talika Holistic Beauty Soap in Amethyst
For a New Age spa treatment at home, try this gem-infused glycerin soap: Amethyst is said to reduce stress and boost optimism.
($30; talika.com)

Pout Make Up Melts
Perfect for post-late-night revelry, red-eye flights or any other time that necessitates on-the-go refreshing, these cleanse and remove all traces of makeup.
($12; Sephora)

Elizabeth Arden Intervene 3-in-1 Daily Cleanser, Exfoliator, Primer
Busy schedules won’t get slowed down, thanks to this multitasking skin saver; it removes dirt, makeup, and dead skin cells, leaving skin prepped to better absorb creams or lotions.
($20; Arden counters)

Yves Rocher Vegetal Inositol Cream-Mousse Polishing Cleanser
Featuring a powerful molecule that renews cells’ ability to synthesize oxygen—resulting in a glowing, even-toned look—this is ideal for thirtysomething skin just starting to show signs of aging.
($18; 800-321-3434; yvesrocher.com)

Guerlain Secret de Purete Cleansing Cream
The crystal lotus flower is able to fend off impurities even in polluted environments. As the star ingredient in this light mousse, it transfers this capability to the skin so it remains clean and soft.
($43; Guerlain counters)

Clarins E3P Screen Mist
Guard yourself from the potentially harmful electromagnetic waves given off by ubiquitous wireless technology with this spritz, which stimulates skin’s natural ability to fend off natural and man-made environmental pollutants.
($40; Clarins counters)