Scalp Cleansers

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Scalp Cleansers.

Scalp cleansers are a great way to remove excess oil and dirt from your scalp. They're also great if you struggle with dryness or itchiness, as they can help relieve the symptoms of those concerns. Here are some of the best scalp cleansers on the market today.


I've also started using this as a scalp detoxifying treatment! This has worked wonders on gently, but effectively removing buildup from my scalp without stripping my hair! ...This is the only cleanser that works for me and works wonders. I recommend this cleanser for anyone looking for a clean, acne, dry, sensitive skin cleansers....Love for face and scalp care!

What it is: A non-drying, daily face wash that effectively unclogs pores and removes dirt, impurities, and excess oil to visibly reduce imperfections.​

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 2% Salicylic Acid: Combats blackheads and breakouts.
- Zinc Compound: Reduces excess oil.
- 5% Allantoin: Visibly soothes skin post-exfoliation to protect and comfort the skin.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Ideal for oily, combination, and blemish-prone skin, this powerful yet gentl


Sweat and oil just disappear the second this shampoo touches the scalp. Its not great for anything special like volumizing or moisturizing but it is fantastic for just getting your hair and scalp squeaky clean. ...But works as a fantastic cleanser.

What it is:

An energizing two-in-one cleanser that jump-starts the body, awakens the mind, and helps revitalize the immune system.

What it is formulated to do:

This dual-purpose, sulfate-free body and hair cleanser washes away dirt and sweat without over drying, leaving the entire body feeling revitalized for peak performance. Rosemary and Eucalyptus offer a cool, refreshing aroma to energize the senses while the soothing properties of Juniper Berry and Arnica help relax overworked and tired muscles. A blend of sulfate-free cleansing agents effectively cleanse the skin and hair without the stripping of essential moisture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:


Bought this for my husband, who suffers from a very dry and flaky scalp. Not only did he see improvement in his scalp and hair, his body felt better moisturized! ...My boyfriend uses this and loves it. He has a sensitive scalp and this doesn't irritate it at all. Plus, it smells awesome!

What it is:
A multitasking formula to gently yet thoroughly cleanse face, body, and hair—enriched with moisturizing wheat protein and panthenol.

What it is formulated to do:
All-Over Wash For Face, Hair & Body provides a luxuriously, foaming lather to remove sweat and dirt, without stripping away natural oils that keep skin and hair healthy. Gentle enough for all skin types, wheat protein and panthenol provide water-binding properties that help maintain essential moisture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product is dermatologist tested and free of alcohol and colorants.


Game Changing Cleanser!!!...This cleanser is top notch. I love Tata harper masks and moisturizers, but I haven't found any of the other cleansers to really suit my skin type. ...Finally! A cleanser that eradicated the small bumps under my skin!

What it is: A foaming gel cleanser that targets blemish-causing impurities and balances oil with natural salicylic acid and AHAs for clear, comfortably matte skin.

Skin Type: Oily and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Acne, Blemishes, Pores, and OIliness

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Prickly Pear Flower Enzymes: Exfoliates to encourage cell renewal and helps clear buildup to prevent blemishes without over-drying
- Wild Crafted Juniper Fruit: Helps balance oil without disrupting the natural pH-balance or over-drying for a healthy-looking complexion.
- Chlorella: Helps nourish the skin to soothe redness and calm irritation, plus it gives the formula its signature green color.


I have dry skin and tried many cleansers. This cleanser is the only one that leaves my skin feeling clean and moisgerized. ...This is the best cleanser I’ve ever used. I was having issues with dry skin, I tried every moisturizer around and nothing helped, I switched to this cleanser and turns out it was my gel cleansers that were the problem, my skin feels so smooth and wonderful now.

What it is: An innovative cleansing balm that melts all traces of dirt, makeup, and sunscreen from skin, removing even water-resistant formulations.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Redness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Rich Oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Nourishing Fruit Salad Blend: A mix of non-fragrant, soothing fruit extracts (blueberry, kiwi, and strawberry) and replenishing fruit oils (cranberry seed oil, acai fruit oil, and watermelon seed oil) that comforts and moisturizes the skin.


this is face cleanser is the best I have ever use...Just love this cleanser!...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.


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.


really nice cleanser...Will be sticking with this cleanser from now on...Awesome cleanser for oily skin!!!...Love this cleanser. Left my skin feeling very clean, but not dry at all, and left no residue.

What it is: An oil-free cleanser that leaves your face with a clean, balanced feeling and a matte finish.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Oiliness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Bamboo Extract: Absorbs oil, leaving the skin with a healthy, matte appearance and a squeaky-clean feel.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free cleanser creates a fresh, lightweight foam as you lather, purging skin of oil, dirt, and makeup buildup.

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“Another great product from Dermalogica: their daily exfoliant. It is a powder cleanser with rice enzymes to brighten the skin. It contains other ingredients like salicylic acid, white tea and licorice, and oatmeal and allantoin to exfoliate, balance, and soothe the skin.  ”
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“I use this product + Cicapair intensive soothing cream … my skin never been so soft and hydrated”
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“My skin can be sensitive to exfoliating cleansers, but this has not bothered me at all and leaves me without any redness”
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“This product is soo professional in results yet easy to use for everyone”
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“I've been looking for something to clean my skin and reduce pores and this is a winner. It has significantly reduced my pores”
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“I absolutely love this concealer serum that Lancôme has came out with. Plus the color match is absolutely perfection to my skin tone. ”
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“Smells amazing, helped my Darier's Disease immensely as well as my finances dry thinning scalp”
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“I sincerely enjoyed this dry shampoo. I have oily and very sensitive scalp. Every time I use dry shampoos, my head starts itching after a few hours and I feel like I have to wash it off”
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“I have dry skin which needs a gentle cleanser in Winter. But in warmer temperatures, I need something lighter. ”