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.


I really like this cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling fresh but not too stripped, I have dry skin so I don’t need all my skins oils stripped from my face!! ...This would be a great cleanser if you have combination or oily skin. I have dry skin and found it to be over-stripping. ...Too stripping for dry skin...good for dry skin

What it is: A non-drying, antioxidant-packed gel cleanser that gently yet effectively removes makeup, SPF, and excess oils, leaving skin hydrated and glowing.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kale: Rich in phytonutrients and vitamins 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 fights visible signs of aging.


Favorite cleanser (normal to dry skin)...My favorite cleanser. I have normal to dry skin. No need to spend $30 for a cleanser this one has everything I need and I love how it smells....Great for dry skin...I love this cleanser, I have acne prone very dry skin and this doesn’t leave my face feeling squeaky clean, it takes off makeup easily, highly recommend!

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


Perfect for dry skin!...Absolutely love this! Super dry skin friendly! I love how it doesn’t strip my face of the good stuff. ...I have normal to dry skin most cleansers have broke me out and I don’t get acne ever or some have left my face dry, this is my new favorite cleanser I’ll repurchase 100%

What it is: A highly concentrated cleanser that exfoliates, clarifies, and nourishes skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Uneven Texture, Oiliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- AHA Blend: A blend of lactic acid and malic acid that clears away dead skin.
- Amino Acid Surfactants: A plant-derived sulfate substitute helps hold key ingredients on skin.
- Fruit and Plant Extracts: Exfoliate, soothe, and moisturize.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This cleanser contains gentle exfoliators (grape ferment and extract, la


Very good cleanser...Definitely recommend if you have dry skin...Great cleanser...I love this cleanser! I use it on dry skin, only because I’m used to using my old Cetaphil on dry skin.

What it is: A super berry and collagen cold cream cleanser that removes dirt and oil, exfoliates dryness and, leaves skin visibly soft and smooth.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness. And Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Wild Juneberry (from Jackson Hole, WY): Antioxidant-packed super berry softens and smooths.
- Plant-Based Collagen: Hydrates and supports the appearance of skin’s moisture barrier.
- Circular Jojoba Beads: Gently buffs away dryness and skin-dulling impurities.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know:


I use this as my first cleanser but also to remove makeup. I have very dry skin and I think it’s helped a little by not stripping my skin when removing make up BUT it’s not a ride or die product...Perfect for double-cleansing and sensitive skin!...Favorite oil cleanser for double cleansing, and works flawlessly on my uber-sensitive dry skin.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Dry

What it is:
A lightweight oil cleanser to remove makeup and impurities.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This lightweight essential oil cleanser emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk, gently yet effectively dissolving even the hardest to remove makeup and impurities without over-drying.


Since it’s an oil based balm, it works wonders for dry skin. Id recommend following up with a gentle cleanser after....Perfect for dry skin!...Perfect for dry skin. The scent reminds me of India. Reduced redness and did not strip my skin.

What it is: A purifying cleansing balm that quickly and effectively melts away makeup, SPF, and pollution for skin that is balanced and restored.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness

Formulation: Balm

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lotus Seed Extract: Renews skin for a youthful-looking radiance and a smooth and refined complexion.
- Shea and Mango Butter: Creamlike butter melts away makeup and products while softening the feel of skin. ​
- Restoring Oil Infusion: Nurturing oils (sunflower, sesame, blue tansy) soothe the skin barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.



Would really recommend for combo or dry skin. A really decent product....It’s ok but not for dry skin.. kinda stripping...It’s an ok cleanser.. I definitely don’t recommend this one if you have dry skin because it can be stripping.

What it is: A gentle cleanser to remove makeup, excess oil, pollution, and grime that rinses away without residue, leaving skin clean and soft.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mild Surfactant Blend: A stack of mild cleansing agents, including coconut-based surfactants rich in fatty acids that work together to create a gentle lather that effectively dissolves even stubborn makeup, sunscreen, and oils while supporting a healthy-looking skin barrier.
- Glycerin: A skin-identical humectant that replenishes hydration levels normally lost during the cleansing process.

Dr. Barbara SturmCleanser

ITEM: 2269991

Size: 5 oz/ 150 mL

74 Reviews


Only foam cleanser out there for dry skin...I have dry sensitive skin, so foam cleansers are a no go. ...This cleanser dried my skin out and started to sting. I have very sensitive dry skin so it may just be that it did not work on my skin type.

What it is: A gentle foaming cleanser that removes makeup, dead skin, and dirt, while preparing the skin for moisturizer or serum—without disturbing its pH-balance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mild Tensides: Provide thorough, yet gentle cleansing of the skin.
- Purslane: A strong antioxidant that stimulates the body and supports skin health and rejuvenation.
- Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: Soothes irritations.

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