The four best cleansers for mature skin

Wash the day away with these cleansers.

As skin ages and matures, the skincare products that we once reached for may no longer suffice. Mature skin brings with it a host of new skincare concerns like dryness, sensitivity and fine lines. To make sure that you’re properly cleansing your face each day, you’ll need a cleanser that can address those issues and still attack dirt and makeup residue. We’ve tracked down the best cleansers for mature skin. Read on for our picks.

2024’s best cleanser for mature skin

  1. CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, $17.99, Priceline
  2. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $68, Adore Beauty

The best cleansers for mature skin 2024


CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

from $17.99 at Priceline

Best for: an affordable cleanser

The CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a drugstore gem loved by skincare aficionados for its efficacy and affordability. Packed with nourishing ceramides, hyaluronic acid and other good ingredients, this cleanser will give mature skin a much-needed hydration boost.

With a non-comedogenic and fragrance-free formula, it’s also kind to the skin.

Key features:

  • Three types of essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Gel formula

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The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser

from $36.50 at The Iconic

Best for: a great gentle makeup remover

Cleansing the skin isn’t just about removing the build up of dirt and oils, it also needs to effectively remove stubborn makeup gently too. The The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser is a lightweight oil which is derived from olives which means that it’s natural and nourishing.

It also has a very unique balm-to-oil texture that emulsifies when it comes into contact with water so it will gently cleanse the skin without any harsh scrubbing.

Key features:

  • Cruelty Free
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free
  • Vegan

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

from $68 at Adore Beauty

Best for: a good travel cleanser

As skin matures, it becomes harder to properly clean makeup from fine lines and wrinkles. However, thanks to its formulation, the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm practically melts into the skin to clean away sunscreen and makeup residue for a fresh, glowing complexion. Packed with ingredients like safflower seed oil and vitamin E, the balm will also protect the skin from environmental damage too.

Its dense solid texture also makes it the perfect travel skincare companion.

Key features:

  • Balm texture
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Non-drying formula
  • Formulated without parabens, phthalates or fragrance

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Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk

from $42 at Sephora

Best for: a hydrating moisturiser

The Caudalie Gentle Milk has grape seed oil and sweet almond oil for an ultra-hydrating cleansing formula. It also contains chamomile extract making it soothing and anti-inflammatory when in contact with the skin.

Key features:

  • Gently removes make-up
  • Cleanses the face and eyes
  • Vegan and highly natural formula
  • Soothing on the skin

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