The Best Cleansers For Dry, Sensitive And Dehydrated Skin


by Grazia |
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We all know that great skin starts with a sound cleansing routine, but this can be a tricky feat if your skin is super-sensitive or prone to dryness. Sound familiar? It’s time to get back to basics ladies! The right cleanser will rebalance sensitive, dried-out skin and will melt away makeup without stripping your skin. Want in? Click through the gallery check out the top 10 cleansers for dry skin.


Best gentle cleansers for sensitive skin

QMS, Deep Gentle Cleanser, £381 of 7

QMS, Deep Gentle Cleanser, £38

When I had problem skin, I tried this and was amazed at the results. It's gentler than other cream cleansers I've tried, but it still gets rid of make-up and other impurities easily, leaving skin feeling smooth, clean and hydrated. It's free from mineral oils, which don't agree with my skin and can be used every day as it's so gentle.

The Body Shop, Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, £102 of 7

The Body Shop, Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, £10

Given that it's currently the UK's favourite beauty brand, The Body Shop clearly knows a thing or two about making products that work. This cleansing butter is no exception – it removes dirt and make-up with ease and leaves skin feeling silky. It's so gentle you can use on eyes and it's suitable for even the most sensitive among us.

Cetaphil, Gentle Skin Cleanser, £8.993 of 7

Cetaphil, Gentle Skin Cleanser, £8.99

While it's relatively inexpensive, Cetaphil has amassed a loyal following thanks to its problem-solving products that are gentle enough for all skin types. The cleanser doesn't block pores and matches the natural pH of your skin, so it can be used daily.

Avu00e8ne, Gentle Milk Cleanser, £11.504 of 7

Avène, Gentle Milk Cleanser, £11.50

This is particularly good if you're suffering with dry skin, which makes it a great option during the colder months. It takes off make-up effortlessly and leaves skin feeling really nourished. You don't need to rinse it off, although I would always recommend doing so.

Pai, Camellia And Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, £405 of 7

Pai, Camellia And Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser, £40

Sarah Brown founded Pai Skincare when she failed to find products to suit her own sensitive, naturally reactive skin. As a result, all of the products are very gentle and suitable for all skin types. This brilliant cleanser removes make-up, dirt and other impurities while maintaining your skin's natural oil and pH balance.

Decortu00e9, AQ Meliority Repair Cleansing Cream, £956 of 7

Decorté, AQ Meliority Repair Cleansing Cream, £95

This is undeniably expensive but certainly worth the investment. Not only does it instantly dissolve make-up (even stubborn mascara) when rubbed onto dry skin, it also, once rinsed off, leaves your face feeling soft, supple and I found that my general complexion improved after just a few days of using it.

Su00f6nd, Clean Slate Cleanser, £227 of 7

Sönd, Clean Slate Cleanser, £22

If your skin is prone to reaction whenever you so much as go near a new product, it's worth having a look at Sönd. The brand specialises in alkaline skincare aimed at all skin types, and this cleanser feels lovely to use, actually works and is super-gentle, too.

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