Having sensitive and reactive skin is a struggle. Cleansing your sensitive skin could cause flare-ups, allergic reactions or even stinging pain, which is why it’s important to find a gentle facial cleanser that won’t irritate your skin. For clear and rash-free skin, here are our favourite facial cleansers that are suitable for your delicate skin type!

1. Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
Best exfoliating cleanser for oily skin
Buy from RM52.00

Our skin’s pH is slightly acidic, and if we use a harsh cleanser, it can cause dryness, imbalance and irritation. This gel cleanser from Cosrx is formulated to be slightly acidic, so you can cleanse and gently exfoliate your skin without irritating it. It’s also formulated with tea tree oil to control oil and fight blemishes.

2. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Mild and soap free cleanser
Buy from RM36.32
Buy from Lazada MY

A best-seller and cult-favourite, the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser is everyone’s go-to cleanser because of how mild and gentle it is to the skin. Its soap-free formula prevents moisture being stripped away from your skin. Hello, soft and plump skin!

3. QV Gentle Wash
Best non-drying facial cleanser from the drugstore
Buy from RM31.69
Buy from Lazada MY

Does your skin feel tight or tingly after cleansing? Swap your old cleanser out and start cleansing with QV Gentle Wash! Safe to use on sensitive skin suffering from dryness, eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis, this cleanser is formulated with glycerin to moisturize and protect the skin’s moisture barrier.

4. AVENE Gentle Milk Cleanser
Best cleansing milk for dry sensitive skin
Buy from RM80.10
Buy from Lazada MY

Tired of dry, itchy and flaky skin? AVENE Gentle Milk Cleanser to the rescue! The creamy and milky cleanser is ultra-moisturizing and soothing to the skin. It’s enriched with vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and Avene thermal spring water to moisturize, soothe and soften the skin.

5. Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser
Best salicylic acid and blackhead cleanser 
Buy from RM122.00

Dealing with sensitive skin and blemishes at the same time is tough. But with Boscia Clear Complexion Cleanser, your problems will vanish, just like your blemishes!

This gentle cleanser uses a botanical formula such as willow bark extract that’s rich in salicylic acid, rosemary extract and willowherb to calm redness and treat blemishes. It’s non-irritating and soothing, all while actively fighting acne!

6. BIODERMA Sebum Gel Cleanser
Best foaming cleanser for sensitive combination skin
Buy from RM60.00
Buy from Lazada MY

Hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and non-drying, the Sebum Gel Cleanser is specially formulated for combination-to-oily sensitive skin types as it’s mild while being able to control sebum and regulate your skin’s oil production. Even though it is soap-free, this cleanser can create foam rich enough to be used as a shaving foam!

7. Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser
Best face wash for sensitive acne prone skin
Buy from RM67.50
Buy from Lazada MY

Most acne-fighting cleansers dry out your skin? Try out Avene’s Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser! It uses a unique blend of ingredients to deep clean your skin without drying it out. Non-irritating, blemish-fighting and soothing? Yes, please!

8. Avene Soapless Foaming Gel
Gentle face wash for red sensitive skin
Buy from RM82.56
Buy from Lazada MY

Specially formulated for hypersensitive skin suffering from redness, the Avene Soapless Foaming Gel is soothing and nourishing, thanks to the star ingredient, Avene thermal spring water that almost instantly calms redness and irritation.

9. Eucerin White Therapy Clinical Gentle Cleansing Foam
Best whitening cleanser
Buy from RM42.50

Don’t let dark spots and freckles get you down. With Eucerin’s White Therapy Clinical Gentle Cleansing Foam, your skin will become brighter and more hydrated without any irritation. Clinically tested and proven, this cleanser will leave your skin brightened, soft and refreshed!

10. Erno Laszlo Sensitive Cleansing Oil
Best fragrance-free cleansing oil for sensitive skin
Buy from RM290.00

Most cleansing oils in the market are heavily fragranced and can irritate sensitive skin. Luckily, Erno Laszlo’s Sensitive Cleansing Oil is free from fragrances and is designed for sensitive skin. Formulated with soothing plant extracts and nourishing oils, this cleansing oil will moisturize and protect your skin’s barrier.

11. Avani Organics Hydra-Calm Cleansing Cream
Best non-foaming organic face wash 
Buy from RM118.00

For sensitive skin types, a cleansing cream is your best pick. This organic and non-foaming face cleanser from Avani Organics is lightweight, gentle and moisturizing. It’s enriched with oat extract, aloe vera leaf juice, chamomile, green tea and other organic ingredients to calm redness and revitalize dry skin!

More: Nourish Your Sensitive Skin with these 14 Skincare Products

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