6 Soaps for Sensitive Skin
Taking adequate care of skin that is sensitive to certain ingredients and formulations requires dedication, experimentation and, in some instances, frustration. Oftentimes it takes more effort to find the right products to use—you know, ones that won’t cause irritation—than it does to use it daily in your routine. The best soaps for sensitive skin are those that are mild and gentle, and won’t strip the skin or drastically alter pH levels.
You shouldn’t have to irritate your skin and risk a negative reaction just to wash your face every day. To help you find the best soap for your sensitive skin, we took the liberty of testing out a handful of them from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands. Below, check out our picks of the best cleansers and soaps for sensitive skin!
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar
Want to cleanse your skin of dirt, oil, and makeup without disrupting your skin’s natural protective barrier? If so, reach for this cleansing bar formulated with CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate and nourish skin so skin is left feeling soft. It’s also non-comedogenic, non-drying, non-irritating, and fragrance-free.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Bar, $4.47 MSRP
Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie Oatmeal Bar
This mild bar soap cleanses the skin and gently exfoliates. The result? Skin that feels softened, comforted, and nourished—and, not to mention, smells really, really good.
Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate Free Cleanser
When it comes to extra-gentle cleansing, this sulfate-free wash is one of our favorites. Rich in glycerin, the foaming lotion removes excess oil, face makeup and impurities while caring for your skin. This cleanser contains no oil, soap, alcohol or fragrance, and softens as it cleanses, so it works perfectly for those with sensitive skin.
SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser
Remove impurities while gently cleansing skin with this mild, but effective cream cleanser. Use this formula day or night and enjoy the feeling of soft, clean skin.
SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser, $34 MSRP
La Roche-Posay Toleraine Purifying Foaming Cream
Use this purifying foaming cream to gently cleanse your skin of dirt and impurities. Rest assured that this beloved product is fragrance-, paraben-, and preservative-free to reduce the risk of irritation on sensitive skin types.
La Roche-Posay Purifying Foaming Cream, $23 MSRP
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
For a mild foaming cleanser suitable for all skin types, opt for Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser. Its gentle liquid formula cleanses the skin without stripping away natural oils or leaving your complexion feeling dry. It’s specifically formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent that thoroughly removes makeup and cleanses the skin.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, $20 MSRP