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Top 10 Face Cleansers for Sensitive Skin

Calm and Soothe Your Sensitive Skin With A Top-Performing Cleanser

Calm and Soothe Your Sensitive Skin With A Top-Performing Cleanser

No one likes a breakout, which is why we do our best to prevent them from happening in the first place by tending to our skin day and night and making sure it’s clean. But when you have sensitive skin, finding the right face cleanser for your skin type can be a little trickier (and sometimes take some experimenting). To make your search easier, we’ve found the top 10 face cleansers for sensitive skin on the market. Whether your skin prefers creamy or gel, scented or fragrance-free, there is a product in this list that’s sure to soothe your complexion and leave it feeling fresh and clean. Goodbye breakouts, hello smooth skin! Opening image: @philosophy

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February 1, 2018

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The Rankings


Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

Our Score

USERS SAID: “This leaves my face feeling fresh and clean. I have pretty sensitive skin and it doesn't cause breakouts or drying.”

LOVED FOR: Being gentle on the skin and helping to remove makeup 


Acure Seriously Soothing Cleansing Cream

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those looking for beauty products made with natural ingredients

USERS SAID: “I do love it. I refer my friends to this product. It doesn't have toxic ingredients or a bothersome lingering smell in fact it hardly has a scent at all which is fine so that it doesn't conflict with my other products. You only need a little!”


Burt's Bees Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

Our Score

FUN FACT: This cleanser is formulated with cotton extract to help soften skin and rice extract and aloe to moisturize and soothe.

USERS SAID: “My favorite face wash, soft smell, and my skin feels amazing after cleaning it up.”


Yes To Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Non-greasy but rich! Love this cream, I see a difference when using it in my skin care regime. The pump style is very clever, I had no trouble with it working, but it may take a few pumps to get it going.”

LOVED FOR: Milky, creamy formula that’s gentle and easy to apply 


Simple Facial Care Foaming Facial Cleanser

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Ingredients that include vitamin B to help restore and chamomile to soothe

USERS SAID: “I absolutely love this product! My skin is extremely dry and sensitive and it feels great after using.”


Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Our Score

USERS SAID: “This is such a good cleanser, you don't have to worry about getting it in your eyes and it doesn't irritate my super sensitive skin.”

HELPFUL TIP: The mini size is great for traveling or stashing away in your gym bag!


La Roche-Posay Toleriane Face Wash Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

Our Score

USERS SAID: “This is the only cleanser that is gentle enough to keep me from breaking out.”

LOVED FOR: Retaining moisture and leaving skin feeling hydrated 


Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser For Sensitive Skin

Our Score

USERS SAID: “I have skin allergies and can't use a lot of products. This one cleans nicely without irritating my face. I've been using it for a while and it's the perfect soap-free cleanser for me.”

LOVED FOR: Being lightweight and foamy


First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I have very sensitive skin and this cleans really well and thoroughly without hurting my skin. You don't need a lot either, which is great. I have been using this for a few years now and love FAB... as well as their other products!"

HELPFUL TIP: A little goes a long way with this cleanser; a small amount for each use should do the trick. 


Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser

Our Score

BEST FOR: Those who are also looking for a product that helps even skin tone

USERS SAID: “This product is just as the title suggests: Purity Made Simple. It is so creamy and feels so nice when you wash your face. Nothing harsh about this product! Would highly recommend.”

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