Sensitive-skin sufferers know that even a simple face wash can set off a reaction that causes dry, tight, or blotchy skin that needs a break before resuming the next step in your routine. These nine editor-tested cleansers remove even the most stubborn eye makeup or longer-wearing lipstick without depleting skin of needed moisture.
Clarins Total Cleansing Oil ($35)
Forget double cleansing! Just one pump of this two-in-one cleanser will remove the night’s mascara, help unclog pores and leave skin feeling soft and smooth with a quick wash.
Jordan Samuel Skin The Matinee Cream Cleanser ($28)
Using silt to purify and sesame oil to cleanse and hydrate, this showstopper also contains allantoin to soothe, calm and ready your skin for next steps.
Naturium Fermented Camellia Creamy Cleansing Oil ($20)
This creamy camelia oil cleanser melts away the day with an oil-in-gel texture that feels like a spa day for your face. Warm it up in your hands for 10 seconds before applying to dry skin.
Cirem Mending Moon Moonglow Cleansing Balm ($45)
Sandalwood, rosemary and chamomile in this luxurious cleansing balm help relax the senses while jojoba, coconut and lavender oils helps cleanse and calm the skin.
Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser ($26)
This cream-to-foam cleanser is made specifically for dry, stressed skin that needs gentle care. Harnessing the hydrating power of real Greek yogurt, just a dime size goes a long way to cleanse and nourish.
Solvasa Tranquil Cleansing Butter ($42)
Using MCT oil to dissolve makeup and nourish skin, make this cleansing butter part of a mindful double cleanse by using it at night and incorporating the brand’s Golden Harmony Cleansing Mask for A.M. cleansing.
VI Derm Beauty Gentle Purifying Cleanser ($40)
Designed to be used alongside VI Peels, this gentle cleanser also doubles as the perfect everyday essential for those who want to pamper skin while also removing impurities. Aloe vera, antioxidants and willow bark extract help achieve a clearer, brighter complexion.
Burt’s Bees Truly Glowing Gel Cleanser ($10)
With naturally derived hyaluronic acid as its key ingredient, it’s no wonder this gel cleanser works double duty by leaving skin squeaky clean and calm. It’s a must-have drugstore solution for those with reactive skin.
TrustRX 4-In-1 Hydro Cleanser for Sensitive Skin ($12)
The name of the game for this accessible line of skin care is to avoid adverse reactions. This plant-based formula contains no essential oils or fragrances and relies on hyaluronic acid and B5 to lock in hydration.
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