The Best Cleansers For Dry Skin

Beauty products don’t come much more staple then your humble cleanser. Even guys and gals who prescribe to a ‘non-routine’ approach to beauty occasionally throw a cleanser into their mix.

There’s a cleanser for pretty much every skin type, every concern and every budget making it somewhat confusing but still possible to narrow down to a cleanser that targets your specific skin concerns.

With Winter days winding down, there’s a good chance your skin is looking and feeling a little lack lustre and is in need of a hydration boost to get it fresh and bouncy in time for Spring. The last thing you need is to be using a cleanser that strips your skin’s natural oils and leaves that tight, squeaky clean feeling.

Rather than slathering on extra layers of moisturisers and crossing your fingers while you use sheet mask after sheet mask, try one of these cleansers that are perfect for dry skin and deliver the nutrients you need to make your skin feel (and look) alive again.

Youth To The People Age Prevention Cleanser

It might be sold as an anti-aging powerhouse but this cleanser does so much more. Arguably one of Youth To The People’s most iconic products, this cleanser is packed with antioxidants thanks to an ingredient list that includes kale, spinach, green tea and alfalfa. It’s great at balancing your skin to give it a good clean without stripping it and leaving behind a dry feeling. And, just like all of YTTP’s products, it uses only clean, high quality, superfood ingredients that focus on boosting your skin’s health.

Philosophy Purity Made Simple Facial Cleanser


This 3-in-1 cleanser is as gentle as it is effective at removing makeup, oil, dirt and impurity build-up without over-stripping your skin. There’s nothing overly complicated about this formula and that’s the beauty of it. There’s nothing that will cause your skin to react and it does everything you need to clean your face at the end of a long day in one step, meaning you don’t need to stress your skin out with layers of product. It’s lightly moisturising and natural oil extracts in the formula help to condition dry skin.


RosehipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser

There’s a good chance you’ve used and loved rosehip oil before and thankfully, this cleanser by RosehipPLUS is loaded with 100% organic, pure and Australian Certified rosehip oil. Known for its nourishing, hydrating and anti-aging properties, rosehip oil is perfect for softening and conditioning dry skin and returning it to a naturally balanced state for long term effects. This cream cleanser is also great at removing makeup and impurities on your skin to leave you feeling clean, fresh and most importantly, hydrated.

Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser

This cleanser has been formulated specifically for dull, dry and irritated skin and uses L-Lactic acid, goji berries and seaweed to nourish and hydrate your skin. It also has a gentle exfoliating effect that will soften the surface of your skin and remove dead skin cells allowing moisturisers to soak in more effectively. One thing to note here is that you should remove your makeup first as this cleanser isn’t designed to properly dissolve makeup. Skinstitut’s Gentle Cleanser is a good first step.

The Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser

Jojoba is known for its countless uses and is often hailed as a miracle product. From clearing acne to reducing the signs of aging and yes, even hydrating your skin, this natural wax does it all. This cream cleanser is infused with jojoba beads that gently exfoliate your skin while the jojoba works to nourish and condition dryness. It’s gentle enough to use daily and will have your skin feeling smooth and plump in no time.