Regardless of the weather, we all need a good face cleanse in the morning to wake us up (and our skin) and make our skin feel healthy and supple, ready to face the world. A face wash or face cleanser is the first step of our skin care routine, both in the day and at night. While those with oily skin find the ritual of cleansing the face a delight as it helps them get rid of the excess oil and sebum, people with dry skin often feel their skin stripped of moisture after using a face wash. It is therefore important to choose a face wash that cleans your skin without depleting it off its natural moisture, and rather, adds a supple softness to your skin. After having searched through the plethora of face washes available in the market today, we have narrowed to the six best face washes for dry skin, making your life and skin care routine easier.
6 Best Face Washes for Dry Skin, Under Rs. 500
Disclaimer – Prices of the below products may vary a bit on different marketplaces, brand’s own website, and offline.
1. Nivea Milk Delights Honey Face Wash – Rs. 185 for 100 ml
This is by far the most effective and soothing face wash for dry skin; in fact, it does not feel like a face wash but a milky concoction that is super enriching for dry skin. Take a small amount in between your hands and just add a drop or two of water. Massage well onto your face. In fact, it is so gentle and moisturizing on the skin that you will not feel like adding another layer of moisturizer. But we still do not recommend skipping that step. Use the face wash both in the morning and at night and notice a difference in your skin’s health just in a couple of days. Yes, it is that effective.
2. Minimalist 5% Aquaporin Booster Face Wash with Hyaluronic Acid – Rs. 284 for 100 ml
We, inarguably, love all products from this brand for their ethical formulations and real-time effects on the skin which are visible within a few usages. The same is true for this dry skin face wash which is sulfate-free and therefore extremely effective in cleansing the skin without depleting its natural oils. The aquaporin boosters provide further hydration by permeating into the deeper skin layers. This is a perfect face wash for those looking to prolong signs of ageing as betaine hydrates and nurtures the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagged skin.
3. Simple Kind to Skin Moisturizing Facial Wash – Rs. 385 for 150 ml
Young girls, especially in the 15 to 26 age group love this skincare brand. True to its name, the brand has simple compositions that are harmless yet very effective on delicate, young skin. With ingredients like vitamin E, pro-vitamin B5 and bisabolol, the face wash softens, moisturizes and nourishes dry and dull skin. It is devoid of any harsh chemicals and artificial fragrances which are so commonly found in most face washes in this price range. If you have dry skin, this face wash is an absolutely worthy purchase.
4. Himalaya Moisturizing Aloe Vera Face Wash – Rs. 235 for 200 ml
We all are well aware of the nourishing and humectant properties of aloe vera. It is not only used to improve skin’s texture and glow but also adds a lot of nourishment to dry, damaged hair. Imbued with the goodness of natural aloe vera extract, the Himalaya Moisturizing Face Wash comes with easy press-to-pump packaging. As you massage the face wash on your skin, you can feel its smooth texture imparting much-needed moisture and goodness of aloe vera to your skin. The cucumber in the face wash works on uneven skin tones and also helps with reducing the open pores; overall a great moisturizer for dry and lackluster skin.
5. Neutrogena Deep Clean Gentle Foaming Cleanser – Rs. 320 for 100 gm
Whether you have dry, oily, sensitive, or combination skin type, you can blindly trust all of Neutrogena’s facial cleansing products. A much-revered brand, Neutrogena is best known for its two, undoubtedly, popular and effective product ranges – facial cleansers and sunscreens. This face wash deeply cleanses the skin, taking off dirt and pollutants from the pores, while nourishing the skin and keeping its natural oil barriers intact. It forms a gentle foam that you can massage on your face and rinse off with clean water for healthy, refreshed facial skin.
6. Dot & Key Barrier Repair Hydrating Gentle Face Wash – Rs. 295 for 100 ml
All dot & key products have very beautiful and soothing packaging in light-hued colors. This face wash cleans the skin while repairing and restoring the skin barrier. It ensures that the skin’s natural nutrients are not lost in the process of pulling out dirt, grime, and sticky oils from the surface and pores. While the product has a mild fragrance, it is an overall gentle formulation that does dry skin a lot of good.
Most of us with dry skin feel like skipping the skin cleansing or washing step in our skincare regime, especially, since, most face washes and cleansers in the market are laden with soaps, and harmful chemicals. Our already dry skins feel further stretched and depleted of moisture after their usage. But regardless, of the skin type, all of us need to wash our face a couple of times in the day, if not more, to keep our skin clean and flawless. Else, the high pollution and dirt levels in the city and quickly wreak havoc on our skin leading to the emergence of blackheads, white heads, and dullness. You can use any of the above face washes without worry. They clean and intensely moisturize your skin, in fact, improve its overall health and appearance, and do not burn a hole in your pocket while doing so.