Cleansing is the first step of any skin type. Whether you have normal skin, or oily skin, or sensitive skin. Even if you have dry skin. Cleansing is still important because it’s the only way to rid the skin of dirt, oil, and pollution. Unless the skin is ridden of all grime and dirt, no new product you apply will have penetrate the skin or have any effect. On this list of best cleansers for sensitive skin, I have carefully selected gentle cleansers that clean without stripping.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser
If you’ve been paying attention you’d know how much I love La Roche-Posay skincare brand. With them you get the best bang for your buck. A $15 cleanser that contains niacinamide, ceramides, with their trademark prebiotic thermal water. This cleanser effectively removes excess oil and dirt without disrupting the skin’s barrier. It has a milky texture that is non-foaming yet cleanses superbly without leaving residue or that squeaky clean feeling most cleansers are know for.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
This best-selling cleanser has a cult following for a reason. A pH-balanced gel cleanser that removes the toughest face and eye makeup like no other. It soothes and calms sensitive skin with the help of its amino acid-rich soy proteins, calming cucumber extract, and balancing rose water. A very lightweight and incredibly gentle cleanser sensitive skin sufferers can’t go wrong on.
Senté Daily Soothing Cleanser
Senté Daily Soothing Cleanser gently environmental debris and makeup while providing a soothing sensation, leaving the skin soft and supple. It contains multifunctional natural extracts like soy extracts to help maintain skin’s moisture balance and support barrier functions.
Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
My favorite. I’ve been using this cleanser for ages now. Only stopping to try out others and ultimately coming back to this. This cleanser is so so hydrating. That squeaky clean feeling is not one you’ll get on this. I actually feel like I just used a hydrating toner after using this. Probably because it contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides. It honestly feels like you’ve just put moisturizer on your face and rinsed it out and that’s why it’s one of the best cleansers for sensitive skin.
Tula Skincare Super Calm Gentle Milk Cleanser
This lightweight, milky cleanser is specially formulated to leave skin feeling more nourished and calm and not parched. Full of brobiotics and other beneficial ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, cucumber, and ginger. But it’s not about what it mostly contains. It is also free of fragrances, alcohol, phthalates, sulfates, and other irritants. It also contains aloe to soothe inflammation and irritation.
Skinceuticals Soothing Cleanser
Skinceuticals Soothing Cleanser is one of the best cleansers for sensitive skin and post-procedure skin. Featuring a potent blend of glycerin, cucumber extract, sorbitol, and orchis mascula extracts. It calms and nourishes sensitive skin while removing the longest wear face makeup. This was recommended by my esthetician after a strong procedure and I still find myself reaching for it if I feel my skin has been through it recently.