Hydrating Cleansers To Rescue Thirsty & Sensitive Skin (From $8)

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Considering cleansing is the first and one of the most vital steps in your skincare routine, it’s important to find a formula that delivers on its promises without aggravating your skin. So naturally, we’re firm believers in using super gentle, hydrating formulas that plump, soften, and soothe while whisking away dirt and impurities. Here we’ve rounded up some of the best cleansers suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Lather, rinse and repeat these heroes before layering your skin-loving ingredients.

1. Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser, $29

Texture: Cream
Suitable for: All skin types
The deets: 100 ml

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We initially shopped the Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser, $29, for its super-cute packaging, but its innovative formula converted us into total believers. The negatively charged electrogel formula is a boot camp detox that rids your pores from any positively charged toxins – that’s science talk for environmental gunk, BTW. Lather generously onto your face, neck, and décolletage for glowing skin or leave on for three minutes for intense repairing.

2. Versed Gentle Cycle Hydrating Milky Cleanser, $15

Texture: Milk
Suitable for: Dry and acne-prone skin
The deets: 150 ml

6-Versed-Gentle-Cycle-Hydrating-Milky-CleanserSource: Versed Skincare

The lightweight Versed Gentle Cycle Hydrating Milky Cleanser, $15, combines the oat milk in your lattes with antioxidant-rich marula oil to soothe and nourish dry, irritated, and sensitive skin. Its milky texture is infused with balancing probiotics and blackberry vinegar to keep breakouts at bay while gently dissolving makeup and hidden impurities to leave you with soft, moisturized skin.

3. Klur Gentle Matter Daily Moisture Cleanser, $40

Texture: Gel
Suitable for: All skin types, including sensitive skin
The deets: 60 ml

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If there’s anything we can’t get enough of, it’s Klur‘s stunning black-and-white visuals on Insta, and OFC, their Gentle Matter Daily Moisture Cleanser, $40. Serving a blend of antioxidants and organic botanicals to soothe eczema-prone skin, the non-foaming gel is a breath of fresh air for dry complexions. You’ll never let it leave your skincare rotation once its high-quality ingredients restore your moisture levels for soft skin while gently whisking away any impurities.

4. Sweet Chef Oat Milk Latte Cleanser, $13

Texture: Gel
Suitable for: All skin types
The deets: 150 ml

1-Sweet-Chef-Oat-Milk-Latte-CleanserSource: Sweet Chef Skincare

When we heard that Sweet Chef cooked yet another nutrient-rich cleanser to quench our parched skin, you best believe we ran. The Sweet Chef Oat Milk Latte Cleanser, $13, uses oats – yep, what you had for breakfast – in its gentle formula that doubles as a makeup remover. The gel-to-foam recipe is infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin B12, oat milk, and oat kernel, and though it’s gentle, it still works miracles to remove all last traces of makeup and deep clean your pores, all while restoring hydration for all skin types.

5. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $8

Texture: Gel
Suitable for: All skin types
The deets: 236 ml

4-Cetaphil-Gentle-Skin-CleanserSource: Cetaphil

If your skin’s craving some TLC, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $8, comes through with its micellar technology that restores hydration while keeping your skin’s natural pH balance in check. Clinically tested and formulated with hydrating glycerin, skin-preserving vitamin B5, and smoothing niacinamide, it reinforces even the most sensitive skin with 48 hours of hydration.

6. HoliFrog Tashmoo Water Lily Milky Wash, $35

Texture: Cream-like consistency
Suitable for: Dry to combination skin
The deets: 148 ml

7-Tashmoo-Water-Lily-Milky-WashSource: HoliFrog

It’s always spa-day when you have the Tashmoo Water Lily Milky Wash, $35, on your bathroom countertop. Its silky, non-foaming formula is packed with non-fragrant botanical extracts to gently remove debris while calming any signs of inflammation. Not only is it infused with a blend of fourteen repairing amino acids and enriched with plumping apricot kernel oil, but the anti-inflammatory sunflower seed oil and soothing aloe vera will work overtime to calm and hydrate your skin. It smells divine and truly gives your skin the loving hug it deserves.

7. Kate Somerville DeliKate™ Soothing Cleanser, $40

Texture: Cream
Suitable for: Normal and dry skin
The deets: 120 ml

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Okay, we love its super cute lilac packaging, but that’s not why we always restock our Kate Somerville DeliKate™ Soothing Cleanser, $40. The formula is packed with a ceramide complex, Tasmannia lanceolata fruit, and ginger root extracts to calm all forms of redness or irritation. Use its hydrating formula daily to gently cleanse and restore your skin’s protective barrier. True story, we used this after a very intense (and transformative) facial and we didn’t get a single tingle – it’s that gentle!

8. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser, $16

Texture: Non-foaming cream
Suitable for: Normal to dry skin
The deets: 400 ml

5-LaRoche-Posay-Toleriane-Hydrating-Gentle-CleanserSource: La Roche-Posay

For our lovelies with sensitive skin, the milky cream formula of the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser, $16, is a true game-changer. Formulated with moisturizing glycerine and soothing niacinamide, it gently whisks impurities away while maintaining your skin’s natural protective barrier and pH levels with daily use.

9. Peach & Lily Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser, $28

Texture: Gel
Suitable for: All skin types
The deets: 100 ml

9-Peach-&-Lily-Power-Calm-Hydrating-Gel-CleanserSource: Peach & Lily

With a gentle pH level of 5.5, the Peach & Lily Power Calm Hydrating Gel Cleanser, $28, is a deep-cleansing gel that hydrates, soothes, and respects your skin’s natural barrier. Formulated with chamomile extracts, antioxidant-rich camellia, cucumber, and fatty acids, it deep cleanses your pores in seconds. Tried and tested by the derms, results reveal that 100% of participants indicated calm complexions, while 98% vouched for its gentle formula.

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