Whether you’re born with dry skin or not, the products you use on your face will play a part in controlling this issue. So start with looking at your cleanser, as it is the first product you’ll use to clean your face after a day out. 

Using the right one will play a part in how your skin maintains moisture after cleansing. For references, a lotion-based cleanser is ideal as it has moisturising properties although oil-based cleansers may be needed to remove waterproof makeup first.

Now that we’ve more-or-less pinned down what cleansers would best suit you, here are some recommended cleansers to go for!

1. Neogen Foam Cleanser (Cereal)

Best foaming cleanser for dry skin

Price from RM45.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM43.65 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM45.00 shopping_cart Hermo Malaysia RM55.00

This gentle and hydrating foam cleanser is formulated with natural ingredients to deliver a healthier and lifted complexion. They contain real 100% fermented grains to help in achieving a brighter-looking skin. Moreover, its hypoallergenic formula lathers evenly as well as cleanses away all impurities without any irritation towards the skin.

2. Origins Anti-aging cleanser

Best cleanser for dry aging skin

Price from RM155.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM155.00

Aging gracefully is no longer an impossible feat. With Origins anti-aging cleanser, your skin will appear smooth and youthful as you climb the age ladder. It is plant derived as it contains oat protein and Jasmine flowers to assist in dissolving any dirt or impurities on the skin. 

With natural botanical oils like lavender oil, lemon peel oil and nutmeg kernel oil, it leaves the skin feeling composed, smooth and youthful.

3. Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser

Best cleanser for dry, acne prone skin

Price from RM94.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM94.00

As if suffering from dry skin isn’t enough, some of us have to deal with acne prone skin as well!

Here’s a tip or two. Go creamy and avoid fragrances. That’s because a creamy texture would act almost like a moisturiser. Whereas unscented products would contain less chemicals and thus, will rarely spur irritation or a breakout to the skin.

Vanicream’s cleanser is one product that has a creamy consistency and it free of fragrances, dyes and preservatives.  Its formula is dermatologist recommended and is also said to help improve skin radiance and glow.

4. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser

Best cleanser for dry skin & clogged pores

Price from RM45.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM45.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM68.20

This cleanser eliminates surface residues to prevent enlarged pores. It has a unique formula that helps detoxify the skin as well as reduce the appearance of pores for smooth, healthy-looking skin. Furthermore, it purifies and thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping away natural oils. 

With Amazonian Clay particles, this cleanser pleasantly exfoliates skin. The presence of salicylic acid in this product will aid in the removal of blackheads and whiteheads.

Oil-based cleansers are known for removing grime, dirt and unclogging pores. And Klair’s Cleansing Oil is no exception. As dry skin users also experience a sensitive surface, this mild yet effective cleanser is perfect! Its hypoallergenic formula is saturated with vegetable oils that gently cleanses, moisturises and protects your skin. 

Among the ingredients include antioxidant-rich black sesame oil, anti-inflammatory black currant seed oil and moisturising black soybean oil. All of that makes the cleanser a stellar remedy for dry skin.

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Living in a hot and humid region, it’s very common to have dry and oily skin. In that case, Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser is perfect to invalidate that issue. With it being pH balanced and containing no soap formulation, it significantly reduces sebum levels in a fortnight. 

The cleanser gently removes oil and impurities trapped in your skin while simultaneously unclog your pores. With its non-comedogenic trait, it prevents further breakouts on your skin.

The Christina Moss Naturals offers a purifying formula that’s made from 100% organic ingredients for a gentle cleanse the skin without leaving your face dry. The ingredients list consist of coconut oil, olive oil, sunflower seed oil and many other organic ingredients to enhance the skin’s softness. In fact, it’s a perfect hypoallergenic cleanser for all skin!

For those who prefer a softer and delicate cleanser, this creamy cleanser would be perfect as its highly moisturising foam contains oil that is derived from plants.

Formulated with meadowfoam seed oil and glycerin, these ingredients execute their role by providing moisture while creating a protective barrier over the skin to prevent dehydration. Additionally, it has sunflower seed oil which has anti-inflammatory benefits. 

This gentle and clement cleanser does its duties with skin conditioning botanical oils. Its blend of organic calendula and jojoba is enriched with natural skin conditioning botanical oils to soothe and soften dry as well as sensitive skin. 

With the addition of coconut oil, cocoa butter and lemon, it is the perfect candidate for those who are agonising over their dry and sensitive skin. 

Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and visible blood vessels on one’s face. Occasionally, it produces small, red, pus-filled knobs.

For those of you who are experiencing rosacea, the Cetaphil Redness Foaming Wash cleanses your skin gently, leaving it soothed and balanced in moisture. Its star ingredients include licorice, allantoin and caffeine that contributes to soothing of the skin.

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