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10 of the best cleansers and face washes for sensitive skin

10 of the best cleansers and face washes for sensitive skin

Weather, pollution and daily habits can all take a toll on our skin, which is why it can sometimes become more sensitive, irritated or red. We are taking a look at the best cleansers for sensitive skin

10 of the best cleansers for sensitive skin

  1. Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm
  2. Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser
  3. Garnier Skin Naturals Cleansing Water
  4. Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk
  5. REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
  6. ELEMIS Sensitive Cleansing Wash
  7. PAI Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
  8. Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Cleanser
  9. Darphin Intral Delicate Foam Cleanser
  10. Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream

Which is the best cleanser for sensitive skin?

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

    A firm favourite here at LF HQ, Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleansing Balm is a skin saviour for anyone with a sensitive complexion. Blended with nourishing and soothing botanicals, including grape extract and sweet almond oil, the balm turns into a non-greasy oil upon contact with the skin to help remove all makeup and impurities, all while injecting your skin with essential moisture to keep it calm and comfortable.

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  2. Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser
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    Dermalogica Ultracalming Cleanser

    Brilliant for anyone with easily irritated or reactive skin, Dermalogica’s Ultracalming Cleanser is a gel formulation which feels incredibly cooling upon contact with the skin. Rich in lavender, echinacea and raspberry extract, the cleanser has anti-inflammatory properties, which help to soothe and calm down sensitive skin types.

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  3. Garnier Skin Naturals Cleansing Water
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    Garnier Skin Naturals Cleansing Water

    If you prefer to use a micellar cleanser over other formulas, you will love Garnier’s Skin Natural Cleansing Water. Made especially for both combination and sensitive skin types, the solution is hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t irritate your already delicate complexion. It’s perfume free-formula also helps to mattify the complexion, so perfect if you suffer from excess oiliness or shine.

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  4. Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk
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    Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk

    Caudalie’s Gentle Cleansing Milk is a skincare staple for anyone with a sensitive complexion. Specially formulated to remove all manner of makeup, dirt, oil and impurities, the milk is enriched with grape-seed polyphenols and oat extract to help soothe and calm inflamed skin, all while decongesting and keeping the face blemish-free.

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  5. REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
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    REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk

    REN are a brilliant sensitive skin brand as their products are free from common chemical nasties, but our favourite product by far for delicate complexions is the Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk. It helps to remove makeup, dirt and pollution without disrupting your skin’s natural balance, leaving it beautifully cleansed, soft and glowing.

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  6. ELEMIS Sensitive Cleansing Wash
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    ELEMIS Sensitive Cleansing Wash

    If you don’t like the feel of a cleansing milk, you will love the Sensitive Cleansing Wash from ELEMIS. Rich in botanicals like chamomile and thyme, it has a milk protein base, which helps to moisturise your skin as it cleanses, meaning you get a wonderfully hydrated and soothed complexion. You can even use it as a shaving cream type product as it helps to ptomote a smooth shave, and leave your skin calm and cared for.

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  7. PAI Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
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    PAI Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

    If you love all things clean and organic, you will love PAI’s Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser. Certified organic by the Soil Association, the cleanser is both cruelty-free and suitable for vegans, making it great if you struggle with finding conscious beauty products. Rich in moisturising omegas, alongside Vitamins A, B and E, the cleanser helps to keep your skin hydrated, all while gently cleansing.

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  8. Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Cleanser
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    Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Face Cleanser

    The Origins Mega-Mushroom range by Dr. Andrew Weil is known for being brilliant for sensitive skin, and this Skin Relief Face Cleanser is no different. It contains a blend of mushroom extracts, which help to shield and protect against damage caused by daily environmental aggressors, reducing the chance of sensitivity. It also contains sea buckthorn, which is naturally anti-inflammatory, so perfect for anyone with reactive and reddened skin.

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  9. Darphin Intral Delicate Foam Cleanser
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    Darphin Intral Delicate Foam Cleanser

    Finding a foam cleanser for sensitive skin can be difficult, as a lot of the time they contain harsh ingredients which can be too astringent for sensitive skin. Darphin’s Intral Delicate Foam Cleanser is different, and gives you that foaming sensation without disrupting your skin’s natural balance. It contains soothing and hydrating extracts of coconut, chamomile, algae and hawthorn, which work together to calm irritated and stressed-out skin.

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  10. Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream
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    Trilogy Very Gentle Cleansing Cream

    Made from a blend of 100% pure natural active ingredients and fragrances, Trilogy’s Very Gentle Cleansing Cream is infused with chamomile, camellia oil and natural spring water, which work together to soothe stressed-out skin and leave it calm, comfortable and cleansed. If you have super reactive skin, you can tissue this off, but if you prefer a water cleanse, simply rinse off with warm water and then pat skin dry to avoid rubbing and causing further sensitivity and irritation.

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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!