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best cleanser for dry skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for best cleanser for dry skin.

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.


dry sensitive skins best friend...I don't understand all the people saying this cleanser dried their skin out but it worked great for me. ...Great for my sensitive skin !...This cleanser is the best I used at least once a day and is good for my skin is so sensitive that even that brands that said are approved by the eczema dermatologist etc makes my skim super irritated I not only have dry skin but also dermatitis and this cleanser is gentle on my skin and doesn’t leave it too dry of course I always moisturize after every use.So I would say this one is probably really good on oily skins .

What it is: An award-winning face wash with cold-pressed antioxidants to remove makeup, prevent buildup in pores, and support skin’s pH balance.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Blemishes
Formulation: Rich Gel
Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kale: Rich in skin-loving phytonutrients and vitamins C, E, and K to support skin and leave it visibly glowing.
- Spinach: A lightweight skin soother with cooling properties and rich with conditioning essential fatty acids.
- Green Tea: An antioxidant-rich powerhouse that fights visible signs of aging.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.


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.

DermalogicaIntensive Moisture Cleanser

Size: 5.1 oz/ 150 mL·ITEM: 2250124

10 Reviews


The best moisturizing cleanser! Never dries out my skin like other ones!...Worth it for dehydrated/dry skin!!...I have two other products from dermalogica that I use with this. Using this cleanser and their daily microfoliant has helped with dryness and texture!

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.


But when I ran out the first time and started using something else, my skin noticed. My skin was very flaky and textured and dry. ...Male with sensitive dry skin - LOVE...Very gentle cleanser, that has a subtle orange smell (I'm not the best at identifying smells) that I really enjoy.

What it is: A charcoal clay cleanser that diminishes the look of pores and oily skin, leaving skin feeling clean, hydrated, and healthy.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Rich Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Kaolin Clay: Helps absorb excess oil and exfoliates skin to remove dead cells, dirt, grime, and visible signs of pollution.
- Activated Binchotan Charcoal: Removes impurities and minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Murumuru Seed: Provides nutrients and protection from free-radical and sun damage.


I have acne-prone skin but it's not super oily so I was nervous it would dry out my skin. ...This is a great product in that it has a mild, pleasant scent, makes a wonderful frothy foam, and I do find that it cleanses deeply without stripping my skin (my skin type is already dry). However, I use it the least often because it is so expensive, and wanted the product to last (bought it during a sale).

What it is: A foaming gel cleanser with malachite and fruit acids that lathers to a rich, cleansing foam for soft, healthy-looking skin.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Malachite Extract: Rich in copper, it cleanses pores and boosts cellular defense.
- Brazilian Fruit Extracts (Mango, Banana, Yellow Mombin): Natural AHAs that encourage mild cell turnover and clarify pores.


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.

Mario BadescuGentle Foaming Cleanser

ITEM: 2458966

Size: 6 oz/ 177 mL

2 Reviews


This cleanser left my skin clean and soft; however, it caused me to break out, I decided to discontinue....Best makeup remover!!!

What it is: An ultra-light cleanser that lathers to deliver a luxurious foaming experience.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Fermented Black Tea (Kombucha) Extract: An antioxidant-rich ingredient that visibly brightens skin.
- Chamomile Extract: Soothes skin.
- Primrose Extract: Visibly restores skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.


Best Cleanser Ever!!!...And I am in love with this cleanser. I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t dry out my skin. ...Leaves my skin feeling soft and clear. Lathers nicely. Washing my face is the best part of my daily shower/routine now.

What it is: A gel cleanser that transforms into a cloud-like foaming lather to hydrate with hyaluronic acid and to gently remove makeup, excess oil, and impurities.

Skin Type:
Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Drenches skin with a liquid cloud of moisture and improves hydration.
- Amilite®: Effectively cleanses without stripping skin of moisture.
- Squalane, Marshmallow Extract, and Sodium PCA: Work to soothe and visibly soften skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone


Great Cleanser...The cleanser is gentle and my skin is not dry after. My serum and moisturizers absorb better and I my skin feels wonderful and looks fresh. ...NIce cleanser...I like this cleanser - I particularly like the smell and how it doesn't leave my skin dry after I use it.

What it is: A gentle, foaming gel cleanser that is formulated with fruit acids, super hydrators, hyaluronic acid, and pro-vitamin B5.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jamaican SuperFruit Blend with Sugarcane Extract: Antioxidant-rich fruit acids help give you radiant-looking skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps and hydrates skin.
- Pro-Vitamin B5: Helps support your skin barrier.

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


Hands down my favourite cleanser, a dermatologist told me never spend a ton of money on a cleanser you just wash it off your skin anyways, if pay more for this cleanser tho, it’s that good. i have dry skin and don’t like anything fragranced. since using this my complexion has been brighter. i have repurchase the full size over 8 times and my first time purchasing this size as I need it for travel. ...Great gentle cleanser...It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight or dry or over clean. After a few uses my skin felt softer, smoother and looked healthier.

What it is: A gel cleanser that gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dark Spot, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 0.5% Nordic Peat: Contains fulvic acid, which helps to gently exfoliate skin.
- 1.5% Kakadu Plum Extract: Nourishes skin.
- 1% Licorice Root Extract: Reduces the look of hyperpigmentation and visibly brightens overall skin tone.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Containing 0.5% Fulvic Acid, this gentle formula cleanses the skin removing makeup—even eye makeup.

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