Finding the best cleansers for sensitive skin is a tough feat. And it’s more a matter of what should not be in the face wash than what should be in it. You want something that will still give your skin the moisture it needs but not much of anything else that may trigger a reaction.
What to avoid if you have sensitive skin
To help you get it right, here are some things you need to avoid if you have sensitive skin — but this doesn’t mean you need to avoid all of them. Some of these may still work for you; it’s still a personal thing. But if you can, make sure you pick a cleanser that doesn’t have a fragrance, essential oils, harsh exfoliants, and alcohol. These are on top of things you know to be bringers of bad reaction to your skin, of course.
Best cleansers for sensitive skin in the Philippines
Not sure what to get? I got you. Here are the best cleansers for sensitive skin that you can get in the Philippines!
Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser
This is said to be the brand’s gentlest cleanser and it’s made specifically for sensitive skin. It’s super gentle, you can use it daily to remove makeup and excess skin oils without stripping your skin of moisture.
Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser
Want an extremely gentle cleanser? This pick from Avene promises to be just that. On top of being free from any irritants, it actually contains parcerine, an ingredient that reduces the skin’s reactivity to irritants such as dust and pollution.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil has always been a reliable pick. The brand’s products are simple but do their jobs well. This one, in particular, is also packed with hydrating ingredients such as niacinamide, panthenol and glycerin.
Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser
This one’s strong enough to remove dirt and oil from your skin but gentle and hydrating enough to keep it moisturized. It has ceramides and hyaluronic acid that are great for keeping your skin barrier intact.
Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash
This gentle, hypoallergenic facial wash is great at keeping your skin’s moisture balance. The best part? It’s affordable. You can check out my full review on this here.
COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser
This K-Beauty favorite is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a low pH facial wash. It has salicylic acid that helps keep pimples at bay too.
Sebamed Olive Face & Body Wash
This cleanser is soap-free so you can expect it to be gentle on your skin. It’s also great for dry skin thanks to the olive oil and panthenol in its formula. It can help you save too because you can also use it on your body.
Simple Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash
If there’s one thing you need to remember about looking for cleansers for sensitive skin, it’s that you need to keep it simple. And, well, this one promises to give you just what you’re searching for. It’s free from ingredients that may cause irritation on the skin — and the eyes. Yes, this is also opthalmologically tested.
Acwell pH Balancing Micro Cleansing Foam
This low pH, hypoallergenic cleanser contains licorice root extract that protects the skin from environmental factors that may cause irritation. It also has allantoin that moisturizes and soothes the skin.
Hada Labo Hydrating Facial Wash
Hada Labo is known for harnessing the power of extra-hydrating hyaluronic acid in its formulas. This cleanser has it too, of course! In fact, it has two types of hyaluronic acid that retain moisture in the skin as impurities are washed away.
Bioderma Sensibio Gel Moussant
Wrapping up this list of cleansers for sensitive skin is this pick from Bioderma. This gel cleanser can remove makeup and impurities while being gentle on the skin. It also contains Bioderma’s patented D.A.F. complex that helps improve the skin’s resilience.