Best Cleansers For Sensitive Skin


  Cleansing sensitive skin can be a real hassle. From itching to redness and rashes, discovering the best cleanser for sensitive skin can sometimes be a bumpy road.


If you’re prone to sensitive skin, you should make sure you use particularly mild and gentle skin cleansing products. Avoid regular alkaline soap, which can further dry out the skin’s protective acid layer, especially for the face. Instead, use products that have been developed for sensitive skin. Wind, cold, stress, dry skin or the wrong skin care products can exacerbate sensitive skin, causing irritation and reddening as the skin’s natural protective function is impaired. That’s why it needs extra special attention with the right products.

Cleansers work to break down impurities and prepare your skin for the other important steps in your face care routine. The best cleansers for sensitive skin will help to gently unblock your pores while retaining your skin’s natural moisture levels.

It is of paramount importance to cleanse your face with a product that is suited to sensitive skin. Because it usually lacks moisturising elements and resistance against external factors, dry and sensitive skin needs extra help from good products. During cleansing it is essential to maintain the skin’s natural moisture balance to prevent skin from excessive drying out:

  • NIVEA’s Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash gently cleanses and removes daily impurities while soothing and moisturising the skin. This product is enriched with natural Almond Oil & NIVEA’s revolutionary Hydra IQ moisture technology to help soothe and moisturise your skin with its mild formula.
  • When you find yourself in a rush, cleansing can seem like it takes forever. Although specially formulated liquid cleansers will give your skin a deeper clean, sometimes you just don’t have time for such luxuries. Just because you only have five precious minutes to get out the door, it doesn’t mean your sensitive skin has to suffer. NIVEA’s Daily Essentials Gentle Face Cleansing Wipes are specially developed to care for the needs of dry & sensitive skin. With a quick but soft wipe across your face you can literally cleanse your face, neck and eye area in under a minute. These wipes are also formulated with Natural Almond Oil and NIVEA’s Hydra IQ technology to mildly enhance your skin's natural moisturisation.
Which cleansers are best


The best sensitive skin-friendly products contain natural, soothing ingredients. Some of the best natural ingredients for sensitive skin to look out for include:
Ingredient - Almond Oil
Ingredient - Chamomile
Ingredient - Honey


Micellar Water helps cleanse all skin types without irritation. You might be asking what is micellar water? Micellar Water is made up with suspended micelles that attract oil, dirt and water and safely lift makeup, dirt and sebum from your skin to cleanse whilst caring for skin.


Vitamin E

We know vitamins and minerals are good for us, but Vitamin E specifically can benefit skin (both applied topically or eaten, Broccoli is a good source of Vitamin E). Vitamin E for skin can help strengthen the protective barrier, reinforcing sensitive skin, acting as an antioxidant and moisturise dry skin.



Honey is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. As an antioxidant, honey can intercept free radicals. It also helps to draw moisture from the air and lock it into your skin. In sensitive skincare, honey helps to soothe and moisturise dry and red skin.


Almond Oil

Almond oil is commonly used to soothe and treat dry, rough and irritated skin. Almond oil also contains a range of naturally occurring lipids and two essential fatty acids, which help to draw water into the skin and keep it moist, healthy and supple.


Chamomile extract

Chamomile is known among other things for its mild antibacterial properties. The plant contains natural essential oils and flavonoids, which are perfect for sensitive skin. Chamomile also helps to keep your skin smooth and soft, while reducing redness and irritation.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years in treating sensitive skin conditions due to its special soothing and protective properties. Aloe vera also enhances the natural cell renewal process to improve the skin’s texture and elasticity for firmer and more supple skin.


Argan Oil

Other than its naturally calming aroma, argan oil mostly consists of unsaturated fatty acids, including Omega-9 and Omega-6, and is rich in vitamin E. All of these elements work to replenish the skin’s natural moisture levels. Argan oil is also well known as natural antioxidant that helps care for sensitive skin and keep it smooth. Try NIVEA Biodegradable Wipes containing organic Aloe Vera and organic Argan oil. This makes it great for cleansing sensitive skin, the face wipes are made of 100% renewable plant fibres which means they're sensitive to the planet as well as your skin.


Free from Alcohol

Having ingredients that don't irritate or inflame sensitive skin is just as important as having ingredients that help and heal skin. Avoiding overly harsh ingredients like alcohol can do wonders to caring for sensitive skin. Try NIVEA Daily Essentials Sensitive Cleansing Face Wipes without alcohol specifically designed as the best cleanser for sensitive skin and removes even waterproof makeup.


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.