cleansers for sensitive skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for cleansers for sensitive skin.

If you have sensitive skin, you know how important it is to find a cleanser that won't cause any problems. You want something that's going to be gentle on your skin, but still effective at removing dirt and oil. Here are some of our favorites.

ClarinsGentle Foaming Soothing Cleanser

ITEM: 2481208

Size: 4.2 oz/ 125 mL

2 Reviews


This is a nice cleanser. My only complaint is that the consistency is VERY thick, so much so that it's tough to squeeze out of the bottle and lather up. ...Underrated, gentle and effective cleanser. I like the texture as it melts on the skin.

What it is: A creamy, rinse-off, foaming facial cleanser for very dry or sensitive skin that gently cleanses, softens, and soothes.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Golden Gentian: Soothes and softens the skin.
- Shea: Comforts and nourishes.
- Saponaria: Allows the formula to be soap and SLS free.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It also comes in recyclable packaging.

CLINIQUEExtra Gentle Cleansing Foam

ITEM: 1774876

Size: 4.2 oz/ 124 mL

22 Reviews


THIS NEW CLINIQUE CLEANSER IS AMAZING!!! It has been MAGIC for my sensitive looks better than it ever has! ...Excellent foam cleanser for sensitive skin and rosacea. Not too drying but leaves clean feeling.

What it is:
A plush, velvety-soft foam that cleanses even sensitive skin types with care.

What it is formulated to do:
This plush, velvety-soft foam cleanses all skin types, including sensitive. The non-irritating formula gently lifts dirt and impurities, leaving skin feeling fresh and comfortable—never tight or dry.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens


ITEM: 1580786

Size: 6.7 oz/ 200 mL

9 Reviews


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.


What it is: A dual-usage micellar milk that cleanses skin and removes makeup in one easy step.

Skin Type: Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Rich Liquid

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This creamy formula cleanses skin of pollution and impurities while removing face, lip, and eye makeup in one comforting yet refreshing step—without disrupting your skin‘s natural moisture balance. Appropriate for sensitive eyes and contact-lens wearers, this product is non-acnegenic and fragrance-free. The bottle is made of 96 percent plant-derived plastic, and the cap contains 25 percent post-consumer recycled material.

BlumeMeltdown Gel Cleanser

ITEM: 2771210

Size: 6 oz / 177 ml

1 Review


What it is: A refreshingly gentle gel cleanser that cleans thoroughly and is made with green tea, salicylic acid, and ceramides to leave skin feeling balanced and purified.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Uneven Texture, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Visibly reduces redness and unplugs clogged pores in order to fight breakouts.
- Ceramides: Strengthen and maintain the skin’s moisture barrier.
- Green Tea Leaf Extract: An antioxidant that soothes visible redness and irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mi


Highly recommend if you also have sensitive skin and redness!!!...Many cleansers breakout my skin and this one doesn't. I will definitely repurchase!

What it is: A gentle cream-to-foam cleanser with moisturizing glycerin to remove impurities without drying skin out. Suitable for sensitive skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Moisturizing Glycerin: Leaves skin feeling clean without the squeakiness.

ClarinsGentle Renewing Cleansing Mousse

ITEM: 2481216

Size: 5.5 oz/ 150 mL

8 Reviews


What it is: A foaming cleansing mousse for all skin types that gently cleanses and smooths with exfoliating tamarind pulp extract rich in AHAs.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Golden Gentian: Soothes and softens.
- Tamarind: A natural source of AHAs to exfoliate.
- Saponaria: Allows the formula to be soap and SLS free.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, oxybenzone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and triclosan. It also comes in recyclable packaging.


What it is: A set of hydrating heroes that quickly relieve skin with colloidal oatmeal and beta-glucan.

Skin Type: Dry

Skincare Concerns: Dryness

What Else You Need to Know: Enhance your skincare routine with Kiehl’s Advanced Ultra Facial Cleanser, gently removing dirt and excess oil without drying. Discover fast relief with this product enriched with natural oils that are pH-balanced and perfect for dry and sensitive skin.

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ShiseidoRefreshing Cleansing Water

ITEM: 2044196

Size: 6 oz/ 180 mL

10 Reviews


It removes debris really well but it made my face completely itchy. I have sensitive skin, but the product is also marketed towards those with sensitive skin. ...Works for my dry and mature skin...I'm 64 with dry skin, I use this to remove my it cosmetic powder compact foundation and waterproof mascara, I only use 3 pump into the cotton rounds and it removes my make up completely, it is gentle on the skin and does not dry my mature skin...just wanted to share to other ladies out there.

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

What it is:
An oil-free wipe-off cleanser that removes impurities, makeup, and oil.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
This gentle water-based cleanser whisks away the impurities, makeup, and oil that can clog pores and lead to imperfections. The pH-balanced formulation maintains skin’s natural balance, eliminating excess oil, hydrating, and cleansing skin without dryness or tightness. Skin is left refreshed and invigorated.

What else you need to know:
This formula is dermatologist tested, noncomedogenic, and free of alcohol and oil.

La MerThe Essence Foaming Cleanser

ITEM: 2748580

Size: 4.2 oz / 125 ml

2 Reviews


Would totally recommend even if you have sensitive skin like me!

What it is: A gentle cleanser that purifies even delicate, sensitive skin, drawing out impurities and excess oil, leaving skin refreshed, soft, and supple.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- The Miracle Broth™: La Mer's renewing Miracle Broth undergoes three to four months of fermentation process.
- The Comforting Ferment: Marine ferment gives skin extra care to soothe and calm during cleansing.
- Sea Algae Fibers: Forms "cleansing cloth-like effect" to help further balance and refresh skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthal

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