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I like La Roche Posay Toleriane cleanser. Can rinse it off (as I do) or use as a normal cleanser with cotton wool apparently. Good for most skin types, it's often on offer. It's not the cheapest but it goes quite a long way.
I like Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser, and they do a cold cream bar (like a soap) which is also gentle if you like to wash your face. Also very good (I tried this after it was recommended on here) is Oilatum Natural Face Repair cream. Boots sell it (they'll order it if it's not in store). It soothes and repairs but isn't greasy or heavy.
La Roche Posay and Avene do fab stuff. you could get a gentle wash + moisturiser for about £20 on special offer. I wouldn't go for the cheapest stuff if possible as it isn't great (can't see that it'd be much better than soap).