If I were to be stranded on a desert far, far away and could bring only three things with me to survive, one of them would be a moisturiser. That’s how dry my skin is, ironically, just like the desert I talk about. I have a bottle of moisturiser in my beauty cabinet, one on my nightstand and there’s a tiny one sitting in my bag even as I write this!

For dry skin like mine, the right skincare product is a must. So, it is pretty obvious that I am always on the lookout for (super) hydrating skincare products that don’t dry out my skin. Is that a lot to ask? Argh! In my quest to finding the perfect face wash for my skin, I must've tried about a dozen different ones, from the least expensive to the ones which dug a hole in my pocket.

best drugstore face wash for dry skin

Some I found online, some were recommended by friends and some were just the results of my extensive research. But sadly (and not surprisingly), not a single one was a perfect fit. Then I came across and took my chances with this drugstore face wash and finally it was the non-drying, gentle cleanser I have been looking for. Let’s break the suspense. I am talking about Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser. Let me tell you why it is the best face cleanser out there for dry skin.    

What the other face washes did to my skin

When I say I tried a dozen face washes, I am not exaggerating. Anytime a new face wash popped up claiming to be the best moisturising cleanser on the block, I took it for a spin. After using them for a few days, I could see no difference. My skin still felt tight, itchy and flaky and I just couldn’t wait till I slathered a generous amount of my moisturiser on my face. It was starting to get really frustrating!

best drugstore face wash for dry skin

Why the Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser is the best

It is a foaming face wash that comes in a tube. It is basically formulated with NutriumMoistureTM Beauty Serum which nourishes your skin and leaves it soft and smooth. It smells subtly floral and I can’t explain how good it feels to massage your face with the soft foam. 

I have been using it twice a day for a couple of months now and I don’t feel my skin to be stretchy, flaky or rough, and it feels hydrated after washing my face. It has helped me get rid of dry patches and blemishes and my skin is softer than ever. I’ll be honest though, it is not like I don’t need a moisturiser after that; of course I do, but it doesn’t make me feel like I would die if I don’t apply some right away.

So, thankfully, my search has ended with this one amazing cleanser (after all this time) and I can say that it is the best face wash for dry skin in the market as my parched skin is now certainly feeling more on the ‘normal’ side of the spectrum.