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No-Rinse Cleansers That Make Washing Your Face Infinitely Easier

No Rinse Required

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Yes, washing your face is a super-important skin-care step, but we've all been there—sometimes, there's no just no time or energy. Luckily, the latest crop of cleansers tout rinseless formulas, eliminating a step in the process and helping you get out the door—or into bed—that much faster. (Psst: Here are 10 more ways to shave time off your a.m. beauty routine.) 

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Boscia Sake Cleansing Water

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Think of this cleanser as seriously souped up H2O. Infused with hydrating and brightening sake (yes, as in the drink—it's loaded with vitamins and minerals), it has a slightly milky quality and leaves skin insanely soft. Added glycolic acid and rice powder also gently exfoliate. Simply apply a few drops to a cotton pad and swipe it over dry skin. ($30; (Traditional bar of soap more your thing? We've got the best new soaps that raise the bar—pun intended.) 

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Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes

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Sure, wipes are a dime a dozen, but these newbies go above and beyond the standard cleansing duties. These black wipes (yep, black!) feature charcoal, a natural detoxifier that pulls out bacteria, dirt, and other grime. There's also salicylic acid to help keep pores clear, so it's ideal for oily complexions. Plus, the namesake ingredient is rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. ($6;

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Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner

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If you've ever been confused about how to work a toner into your skin-care routine (and who hasn't), we don't blame you. Here's the bottom line: You can definitely make it an extra step and do it post-cleansing, but it also works in lieu of cleanser; just spritz on and wipe off with a cotton pad. We especially like this formula for this purpose. It's free of drying alcohol and instead contains soothing aloe, refreshing cucumber extract, and CoQ-10, a co-enzyme that plumps skin and improves elasticity. ($32;

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water

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Micellar waters are having a major moment, and for good reason. Long a fan favorite in Europe, these cleansers have finally made it stateside. And while they used to only be available from luxury brands, there are now tons of affordable options out there, like this one from Garnier. How it works: Micells, tiny molecules, attach to dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving your skin fresh and clean (with no follow-up rising required). It's ideal if you hate using both makeup remover and face wash, since this does the work of both in one easy step, and won't irritate even sensitive skin. ($9;

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Yuni Body No-Rinse Body Cleansing Foam

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The no-rinse craze isn't just for your face. Consider this one ($19; like a shower in a bottle. Just rub the lightweight foam—infused with calming aloe vera extract—all over until it's fully absorbed. It eliminates sweat, odor, dirt, you name it. Perfect for after a workout, of course, but also a great option for road trips, camping...any time you need to freshen up, fast. Bonus points for the subtle, not overwhelming, scent.

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Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

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If your skin is dry or sensitive, a cream cleanser like this one is a must. The mega-gentle, completely organic formula is loaded with a laundry list of vitamins (namely skin-loving A, B, and E) plus omega-3 fatty acids, with no harsh alcohol or stripping detergents. Massage a few drops onto dry skin, then wipe off with a dampened muslin cloth (it comes with the cleanser). The cloth gently buffs off dead cells, leaving your complexion clean and glowing. ($50;

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Desert Essence Natural Tea Tree Oil Facial Cleansing Pads

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Prone to breakouts? These pads are your new BFF. Packed with naturally antibacterial tea tree oil, plus calming lavender, chamomile, and calendula oils, they're ideal whether you're trying to prevent pimples or treat existing zits. And while they're obviously great for your face, we like swiping them on other blemish-prone areas, like our chest and back. ($8; out our guide for acne-prone skin for more must-have products to add to your arsenal.) 

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