A Dermatologist’s 3 Favorite Facial Cleansers For Sensitive Skin

Dr. Kennedy here, wishing you a Happy Beautiful Day! To celebrate today, I’ll be dishing about the three best skin cleansers to use for sensitive to normal skin.
We all have different skin types. In my last post about how to zap your zits with at-home acne treatments, I shared how to deal with sudden breakouts. And today on She’s a Full on Monet, I want to share my favorite products to use if you find yourself battling dry/sensitive skin. Or even if your skin is normal, this is definitely the post for you!
Before we dive into details, in case you missed it, I’m a Board Certified Dermatologist, so you can rest assured knowing that my expertise has taken years of study and practice to cultivate. Today, the beauty market is so saturated and we’re fed so many ideas — it’s really important to sift through all the information out there and make sure you’re getting facts from professionals who have spent years and years studying the nitty gritty details. Not just popping up on a Youtube channel one day and claiming credibility and validity. Although those are fun to watch, if you want to ensure you’re getting the facts straight about your skin, always be sure to check with your doctor if you have any serious questions.
Now, with that being said, let’s take a look at some of my favorite sensitive skin cleansers I recommend to my beautiful clients with relatively dry skin. None of these products are endorsed by me, they’re just honest brands I believe in and that really do work.


3 Essential Cleansers for Sensitive Skin

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Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

sensitive skin cleansers

Why Do I Like This?

    • Formulated with sensitive skin in mind
    • Fragrance free, so it doesn’t irritate skin
    • Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores
    • Clinically proven to be gentle on skin
    • Feels very soothing on skin


Vanicream Skincare Gentle Face Cleanser

sensitive skin cleansers

Why Do I Like This?

    • Formulated to avoid harsh detergents and common chemical irritants
    • Removes dirt, oil and makeup without drying the skin
    • Leaves skin feeling clean and soft
    • Ideal for dry skin associated with eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis, and winter itch
    • Cocamidopropyl Betaine-free and Gluten-free


CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

sensitive skin cleansers

Why Do I Like This?

    • Great for normal to dry skin
    • Includes ceramides, a component essential for healthy skin to maintain and restore the skin’s natural barrier
    • Non-comedogenic, non-irritating and fragrance-free
    • Developed with dermatologists
    • Accepted by the National Eczema Association


As we know, cleansing is an essential part of everyone’s skin care routine. It’s important that you choose the right cleanser for your skin type. Be careful not to over cleanse your skin, as this can affect your skin barrier function and lead to dry, irritated, flaky skin or even worsen breakoutsWe hope these sensitive skin cleansers provided some good options for you to try!


Thank you for joining me today on She’s a Full On Monet! Do you have any other questions you want me to answer about your skincare routine? Comment below!

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About Dr. Lina Kennedy

We’re excited to welcome back Dr. Kennedy to share a wealth of knowledge with She’s a Full on Monet today. Dr. Kennedy is part of an amazing team and works alongside Dr. Kappel. Their practice is located in Corona Del Mar, CA – home to most of The Real Housewives of OC cast – so you can be sure these beauty tips are good enough for the stars.

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