You don’t have to splurge on fancy skincare to find a great cleanser.  A good face wash and a cleanser is a really big deal, especially during the extreme times of year, like winter. Nonetheless, it is equally important in summers.

Why is it important?

Your face wash is designed to clean the skin, so many are often packed with surfactants: soaps that draw dirt, oil, and grime from pores. This can strip even more moisture from the skin and lead to dry patches. It’s not just a matter of flakiness or that uncomfortable tight feeling—dry skin looks sallow, dull, and highlights lines and wrinkles. I am sure many of you will relate to this.
It is very important to choose the right cleanser which should be gentle, not harsh to skin at the same time hydrating.

So here I attempt to suggest the ones I have personally used and have done my research on.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

This face wash wins for how gentle it is while still being effective. The low suds formula washes away impurities without stripping moisture. It’s also unscented and noncomedogenic which means it won’t clog pores.

This product is available in almost all leading pharmacies in UAE.

Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser

If you have concerns like acne, eczema or rosacea – the Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser is a must-try. It is uniquely formulated with minimal and skin-friendly ingredients that remove excess oil, dirt, and makeup effectively. It is so gentle that it’s safe on even the most sensitive skin types. Best thing is ,it is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, hydrates and moisturizes skin,Ideal for dehydrated, problematic skin, Free of parabens, fragrance, dye, and SLS.

This brand is available in Carrefour and LULU

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Cleanser

I have raved a lot about the Neutrogen Hydrobost gel cream but I feel the cleansing gel in this line should get just as much rave. Packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid, just a little bit of this lightweight, soap-free face wash goes a long way. The gel turns into a smooth, creamy lather, easily washes off, and doesn’t leave the skin feeling tight.

Garnier Th Sulfate-free Cleanser

The Garnier extra-gentle cleanser helps remove makeup, excess oil, and impurities from skin while nourishing it and preventing dryness. Its formula is rich in glycerin and free of alcohol, sulfates, and parabens, making it ideal for all skin types. If you can’t stand fragrance in your cleanser, this one’s completely unscented. Yippie!

Dove Dermaseries Face Wash

facewash for dry skin
dry skin

Last but not the least, I would like to choose a product from one of the oldie goldie brands,Dove. Dove has some of the best hydrating products for hair and body hence why not talk about their face care range. I am not sure if this is available in the UAE local market but for sure I have seen them online cz that’s where I ordered mine from. Just google it barbie dolls!  

Dove’s new DermaSeries line is just just what your clinically dry or itchy skin needs. Many dermatologists have recommended this to their patients with rosacea or eczema, or those just with dry, sensitive skin . This creamy cleanser is Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, and dermatologist-tested.

Okay so this is a bonus product that you can grab from the shelves of Carrefour. That is the Dove Face Wash Beauty Moisture.

Dove Face Wash Beauty Moisture


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