Cleansing is the first step in any skincare routine, but the key is finding a product that works effectively while keeping your skin’s moisture barrier intact. No matter your skin type—and whether you struggle with acne, sensitivity, or dehydration—there are countless benefits to switching to a gentle cleanser. For one, it’ll remove makeup and everything else you’ve accumulated on your skin throughout the day, while leaving its acid mantle and pH unscathed. Often unscented and soap-free, gentle cleanser formulas also help limit irritation and can even provide your skin with additional hydration (the more, the better!) Here, seven gentle cleansers to start your skincare routine off right.