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10 of the best cleansers for dry skin

10 of the best cleansers for dry skin

Dry skin can be uncomfortable, irritating and leave the skin flaky and rough.

It’s caused when the skin’s natural barrier lacks oils or lipids, and unlike dehydrated skin is an actual skin type rather than concern.

Dehydrated skin is skin which needs a boost of moisture as its natural barrier has been compromised, whereas dry skin needs a selection of dedicated dry skin products to soothe and protect. If you have dry skin and want further advice on how to treat it, click here.

10 of the best cleansers for dry skin

  1. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
  2. Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel
  3. Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser
  4. Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser
  5. Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
  6. Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood
  7. ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk
  8. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
  9. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
  10. Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser

Which is the best cleanser for dry skin?

  1. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
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    Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm

    One of the most well-known cleansers in the industry, Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm helps to soothe dry skin thanks to its blend of natural oils and Vitamin E. Rich in essential fatty acids to replenish the lost oils in the skin, the balm also contains moringa, which helps to purify, detox and shield the skin against pollution. It’s also a perfect cleanser during the colder months as it feels super luxurious and nourishing on the skin.

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  2. Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel
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    Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel

    The Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel is perfect for anyone with dry skin thanks to its luxurious honey formulation. Rich in plant origins, it nourishes and soothes dry, flaky skin to leave it feeling comfortable and nourished. It’s also great if you have any sensitivity with your dry skin as it contains no chemical nasties.

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  3. Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser
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    Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser

    A modern take on the traditional balm cleanser, the Eve Lom Gel Balm is still a super nourishing and luxurious formulation, but in an easy-to-use pump tube. It contains the brand’s signature blend of essential oils including chamomile, clove and eucalyptus. Enriched with shea butter and grapeseed oil, it’s the perfect antidote to dry skin as it envelopes the skin in moisture.

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  4. Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser
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    Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser

    Like its name suggests, the Omorovicza Cashmere Cleanser wraps the skin in a beautiful blanket of comfort. Enriched with shea butter, calendula extract and apricot kernel oil, the cleanser helps to counteract sensitivity, dryness and dehydration to leave the skin feeling comfortable and soothed. It’s also suitable for vegans and is gluten-free.

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  5. Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
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    Pai Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

    If you want an all-natural cleanser to treat your dry skin, then you will love Pai’s Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. Formulated with camellia oil, which is rich in omega 3, and Vitamins A, B and E, the cleanser feels super nourishing on the skin and leaves it feeling comfortably cleansed with no irritation or tightness. It also comes with a dual-sided cloth if you want to gently exfoliate.

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  6. Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood
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    Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood

    Darphin’s Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood is the perfect cleanser for dry skin if you also want a luxury at-home spa experience. Packed with uplifting and energising essential oils, it’s a truly nourishing and comforting cleansing experience when you use the balm. For those worrying about breakouts, it’s also non-comedogenic so won’t block pores.

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  7. ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk
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    ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk

    For those with both dry and sensitive skin, you will love ESPA’s Hydrating Cleansing Milk. It contains a blend of sweet almond and soybean oils to nourish and condition, while marshmallow and chamomile helps to soothe and comfort. To use, apply to fingertips and massage into the skin before rinsing away with a damp cotton wool pad or warm water.

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  8. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
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    ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

    One of the most classic cleanser of all time, the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is also one of the best cleansers for dry skin. Rich in a blend of nourishing oils, including elderberry, starflower and optimega, the balm also contains rose flower waxes to soften and condition. Plus, it’s great if you are worried about skin ageing as it helps to boost collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

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  9. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
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    CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

    A cheaper alternative, CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser works wonders on dry skin. A cult classic from the US and loved by facialists all over the world, the cleanser is free from both soap and fragrance, whilst also being hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, making it great for anyone who has dry skin with a little sensitivity. Cleansing away impurities and dirt, it doesn’t disrupt your skin’s natural balance and cause irritation.

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  10. Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser
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    Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser

    This easy-to-use cleanser from Origins is great for anyone with dry skin living in a city as it helps to fight pollution and environmental aggressors. It contains silver tip white tea extract, rich in antioxidants to fight free radicals that can exacerbate dry skin. Additionally, it’s great if you feel your skin has been feeling a little clogged as it helps to deep-cleanse pores for a refreshing action.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!