One would likely not think to clean their face with milk. But with the best cleansing milks featured here, one would not actually be cleaning their face with dairy products at all. Instead, these cleansers earn their milky monikers from their smooth, runny consistencies, achieved from an emulsion of water and (non-dairy) fats. The result: An extra-gentle, non-stripping cleanser that's especially well-suited for dry and sensitive skin types.
Extra emphasis on gentle. Most of these cleansers claim to melt away makeup, but they’re probably not hardcore enough to wash off a full face and/or waterproof mascara. Instead, you’re better off using a micellar water or oil cleanser as your makeup remover, then following it up with your cleansing milk. (Cleansing milks are water-based, so they’re actually the ideal second step in a double-cleansing routine for dry, sensitive skin.) Similarly, since these cleansers are so gentle, they're perfect for mornings when you just need a light wash.
From probiotic-rich formulas to classic French pharmacy buys, scroll on to shop five of the best cleansing milks on the market right now.
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