As someone who grew up being told that things have to be squeaky to be clean, I found it difficult to find the best facial cleansers for dry skin.
But thanks to our good ol’ friend Google and dermatologists who are generous with sharing their knowledge, I’ve found that there are facial washes out there that will still remove dirt, micro particles, and more from my skin without leaving it feeling taut.
What to look for in facial cleansers for dry skin
I also used to think that a face wash’s ingredients didn’t matter because it doesn’t need to be on the face for a long period of time. But did you know that there’s actually a benefit to washing your face for a minute or more?
Did you also know that hydrating ingredients in facial cleansers for dry skin actually help your skin in the long run? Yup, so make sure you look for these when you buy a cleanser: hyaluronic acid, ceramides, alphahydroxy acids and betahydroxy acids.
Best cleansers for dry skin in the Philippines
You don’t need to look further though cos I’m here to help you narrow down your search. Below are 10 of the best cleansers for dry skin in the Philippines.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Cleanser
This lightweight cleanser is powered by BARRIERCARE technology that melts down makeup, oil and dirt without stripping moisture from the skin. It’s also packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid. If you happen to have sensitive skin too, you’ll be pleased to know that this is free from soap, oil and parabens.
Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleanser
This one’s packed with moisturizing ceramides and hyaluronic acid that will keep your skin barrier strong while removing impurities gently.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Speaking of gentle things, Cetaphil has been leading in the game for so long now. Try the Gentle Skin Cleanser whose formula that contains niacinamide, panthenol and glycerin is said to be backed by dermatologists!
The Face Shop Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Foam Cleanser
This cleanser from the cult-fave K-beauty brand promises to not only cleanse your skin and keep it moisturized but also give you a radiant glow.
innisfree Green Tea Foam Cleanser
Love green tea? You may want to harness its skincare benefits by using this cleanser too. This cleanser has Beauty Green Tea from Jeju island that’s said to be packed with moisturizing amino acids — no dry patches with this.
Olay Regenerist Revitalising Cream Cleanser
Cleanse the signs of aging away with the help of this cleanser that contains oxygenated derma-beads that gently exfoliates dead skin to reveal smooth, supple skin.
Bioten Skin Moisture Cleansing Milk
If you want to get more out of your cleanser, this one promises to not only cleanse your skin and keep it moisturized but also keep its flora healthy with prebiotics. It also has an ingredient you don’t see quite often in skincare — saffron extract!
Luxe Organix Aqua Lock Hydro Gel Cleanser
As its name suggests, this cleanser promises to lock hydration in your skin. It has hyaluronic acid, pantothenic acid and ceramide to help it do that. You’ll be pleased to know that it doesn’t contain alcohol, paraben, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate), and fragrance so it’s great if you happen to be allergic to any of these!
POND’s Orange Jelly Hydrating Cleanser Orange Nectar
Want the coveted Korean glass skin? This cleanser promises to give you that with the help of orange nectar and vitamin C. This 2-in-1 gel cleanser also doesn’t contain drying alcohols and paraben.
iWhite Korea Gentle Morning Wash
If cleansers for dry skin that are easy on the pocket is what you’re looking for, this one will take the cake. This low pH cleanser is really affordable and quite hydrating too. (You have to take note though that the prices below are for the sachet! It’s a great deal if you’re just trying it out, if you ask me.)
Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash
This cleanser was my go-to for years! (I’m only not using it now because I’m trying a new face wash but should things not go well, I’m sure to go back to this.) This is truly amply hydrating. It’s super affordable too. You can check out my review of this here.
CosRX Low ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser
This K-beauty pick has cult status for a reason — it’s gentle on the skin but tough on impurities. It has just the right amount of salicylic acid to keep pimples and dullness at bay too.
Looking for products to use along with these cleansers for dry skin? Check these out:
- 10 Best Foundations for Dry Skin in the Philippines
- These Serums Are Great For Hydrating & Soothing Dry Skin
- You’ll Love These Moisturizers If You Have Dry Skin
Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.