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best cleanser for dry skin

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If you have dry skin, you know that the right cleanser can make all the difference. You need one that's hydrating, but doesn't leave your skin feeling heavy or greasy. You want one that's easy to use and won't strip your skin of its natural moisture. And you want one that's effective at removing dirt, oil, and makeup from your face without leaving behind a film or residue. The good news is there are cleansers that fit the bill.

CLINIQUEFace Wash

ITEM: 1580786

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

9 Reviews

$23.00

As I can see this product is not very popular but if I say so myself I believe it to be very good being that I am a person with very sensitive skin and this product till this very day has not irritated my skin once, all the contrary it leaves it with a somewhat clean skin glow which I believe everyone likes. ...I bought this for my boyfriend, but I use it often. It’s a good gentle cleanser - no exfoliating, but good for normal use.

What it is:
A gentle but thorough cleanser for normal to dry skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This is the ideal pre-shave wash. It absorbs quickly, leaving skin soft and supple for the most comfortable shave possible. Skin feels fresh and smooth, never tight or dry. It is gentle enough to use every day, even for those with sensitive skin.

$36.00

The company premise is great! And the cleanser works really well. But it dries out my skin too much, and I have oily skin so that's usually a good thing but this was way too drying....Very good cleanser! You can feel it cleans your skin very well without being dry.

What it is: An award-winning face wash with superfood extracts to remove makeup, support skin's pH balance, and clear buildup in pores that can lead to blemishes.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne/Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Rich Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Kale: Rich in phytonutrients and vitamin C and E to leave skin visibly glowing.

- Spinach: Lightweight skin soother with cooling properties and essential fatty acids.

- Green Tea: Antioxidant-rich powerhouse that helps fights visible signs of aging.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$15.00

Finally! A cleanser that doesn't dry you out....I've been trying to find "the" cleanser for me for...well...ever. My skin has gone from *normal* to very dry and of course, this last year has added maskne. ...Not For Combo Skin...I really wanted to like this little cleanser. I have cystic and nodulic acne prone skin, and I tend to get dry patches and break out if I use medicated cleansers.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A revolutionary one-step skincare solution to cleanse and hydrate while leaving skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
Developed with plastic surgeons, Confidence in a Cleanser™ is your skin-loving, game-changing cleanser and serum in one. This breakthrough skincare solution gently cleanses and moisturizes, leaving your skin feeling soft, refreshed, and perfectly balanced.

ShiseidoExtra Rich Cleansing Milk

ITEM: 2100089

Size: 4.2 oz/ 125 mL

21 Reviews

$36.00

Best for dry, eczema skin...I have mild eczema which causes my skin to be extremely dry . This is the only cleanser that actually moisturizes my skin ! ...Best cleanser for dry skin

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Dry

What it is:
A gentle foaming milk cleanser that effectively removes impurities, pollutants, and makeup for soft, plumped-looking, and hydrated skin.

Solutions for:
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
A gentle foaming milk cleanser formulated for dry skin featuring internal power resist technology, this cleanser helps remove impurities while softening and strengthening the skin. Moisturizing ingredients remain on the skin for a refined, dewy, and plumped feel. Inspired by the bathing ritual of the Japanese, this Extra Rich Cleansing Milk contains pure Kirishima mineral spring water from Japan to support natural minerals for healthy-looking skin.

DermalogicaIntensive Moisture Cleanser

Size: 5.1 oz/ 150 mL·ITEM: 2250124

11 Reviews

$39.50

The best moisturizing cleanser! Never dries out my skin like other ones!...Good for dry skin...This is perfect for my dry, sensitive, acne-prone skin, but it is expensive for a cleanser.

What it is: A light, creamy cleanser enhanced with BioReplenish Complex™ to remove impurities while actively moisturizing dry, depleted skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lipid-enriched Directly Esterified Fatty Isethionate (DEFI) Surfactant System: Cleanses skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness.
- BioReplenish Complex™ with Phytoactives from Coconut and Murumuru Seed Butter: Help protect barrier lipids and preserve the skin’s natural resilience.

$32.00

Careful though, I have dry skin and need to follow up immediately with a good hydrating serum and moisturizer as I find the cleanser strong and feel like it strips my skin a bit...Best cleanser I’ve tried! Doesn’t over dry my skin and is so refreshing!

What it is: A plush gel cleanser, made with orange fruit water and PHA, that deeply cleanses and invigorates skin in one simple step—without stripping skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, and Dryness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Orange Fruit Water: Helps revive and refresh skin.
- PHA: Helps loosen and lift dead skin cells.
- Truth Botanicals (Orange, Lemon, Rosehip, Gojiberry, and Seabuckthorn Extracts): Help condition skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$29.00

Perfect for very dry acne prone skin...My skin is not dry anymore because of this cleanser, but it doesn't cause acne. ...Don’t let the negative reviews sway you from trying this, especially if you’ve got dry skin.

What it is: A creamy, rinse-off foaming cleanser for normal-to-dry skin that’s soap and SLS free and leaves skin looking soft, hydrated, and radiant.

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Saponaria Balm Extracts: Natural properties allow the formula to be soap and SLS free.
- Gentle Complex (Golden Gentian and Lemon Balm Extracts): Soothes and softens the feel of skin.
- Aloe Vera: Hydrates.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: All of the ingredients in the Gentle Foaming Cleanser are sustainably farmed from Le Domaine Clarins—Clarins’s open-air laboratory in the French Alps.

$12.00

I can see a difference in my skins hydration and it’s made it more clear. Love this!...I love this Sephora cleanser. I’m very picky with cleansers because I have dry skin so cleansers can either go really well or really bad.

What it is: An unscented moisturizing gel cleanser with prebiotics and aloe vera that removes makeup while cleansing and soothing your skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Natural Prebiotics and Natural Aloe Vera: Known to maintain skin hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: This product comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This gel cleanser is formulated with 98 percent natural-origin ingredients that remove makeup and visible impurities; it also tones, cleanses, and soothes face, eye area, and neck.

$12.00

A little goes a long way and it removes all the makeup and oil off my face without my skin feeling dry, and super bonus it doesn’t make my eyes burn and blur when removing my eye makeup !!!!...I love how clean my face feels after using it; it doesn’t dry out my skin like most cleansers do and on top of it all, it smells amazing!!

What it is: A gel cleanser that gently pulls dirt, makeup, and buildup from pores while softening the look of skin with a blend of botanical ingredients.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydra Capture Complex™: Delivers moisture while cleansing for well-balanced skin.
- Chestnut Shell Extract: Softens and smooths.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: The cushiony formula lathers into a rich foam to thoroughly and comfortably cleanse while leaving skin hydrated, soft, and balanced.

$16.00

I can feel it really cleansing my skin and doing it’s job without being harsh and drying. ...Was looking for a new cleanser and this one is it!

What it is: A gentle face wash that cleanses and nurtures without over-drying for clean skin that looks fresh.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Acne, and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Calendula Extract: Provides skin-soothing properties
- Glycerin: Supports the moisture barrier for softer-feeling skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This face cleanser is made with calendula flower extract derived from petals handpicked in the Mediterranean.

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