A truly gentle cleanser has to be pH-balanced (ideally 5.5) to fully pass the test. Beyond that, it could dry out your skin and even possibly damage its moisture barrier. If you find that your face always feels tight and uncomfortable after washing, make the switch to one of these ASAP:
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Human Heart Nature Nourishing Facial Wash, P200, Beauty Bar
For soft and moisturized skin after cleansing, try this sulfate and chemical-free gel.
Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser, Rustan's Shangri-la
It's a sensitive skin-approved face wash that won't aggravate irritation.
Safeguard Dermasense Sensitive Skin, P199, Watsons
For such a gentle cleanser, this foams up really well and leaves the skin super supple.
Hyalure Soap Free Skin Cleanser, P280, Hyalure
A sulfate, paraben, and fragrance-free cleanser that's safe enough to be used even for babies!
COSRx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser, Beautymnl
A relatively new product that instantly hit cult fave status in K-beauty, this one is gentle and refreshing to boot!
Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Dermo Cleanser, Watsons
A drugstore classic that feels like actual lotion on the skin.
Dior Gentle Cleansing Milk, SM Makati
You don't need a sink to cleanse with this in your life. Just soak a cotton pad and swipe!
Burt's Bees Anti-Blemish Purifying Daily Gel Cleanser, P995, Sephora.ph
If you have acne-prone skin, drop the harsh cleansers and use this instead.
Sebamed Olive Face & Body Wash, P528, DMarkBeauty
At a perfect pH level of 5.5, this is the perfect cleanser for anyone seeking to repair a damaged moisture barrier.