January 23, 2019

Hot! Gallery Beauty Roundup: Must-Try Face Cleansers for Winter and Sensitive Skin

Even those of us who don’t normally have sensitive skin fall prey to the biting, dry chill of winter (remember last year’s Polar Vortex?). No matter what your New Year’s beauty resolutions may be, clean and nourished skin should always be a priority in your routine (face it – those days of being too lazy to wash your makeup off after a night out need to be gone). Enter these superstar warriors against dry, chapped skin – all of them reviewed to be worthy friends of any member of the sensitive skin club. Just in time for this Nor’easter nonsense.

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Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Softening Cream Cleanser

If you’re looking for a seriously heavy duty cleanser for winter, then you’re going to love the creaminess of this formula. The texture is heavier than most cleansers, but the cream base almost acts like an extra cushion for skin during the cleansing process and it feels instantly moisturizing. Used over time, skin becomes less irritated.

$17.00 (8 oz.) or $25.00 (16 oz.) at Paula's Choice

ATOPALM Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam

If you're familiar with ATOPALM, you know the brand specializes in formulas that treat skin faced with sensitivity and conditions such as rosacea and eczema. It's a no-brainer that they've come up with a best selling facial cleanser to match some of their awesome moisturizers.

This cleansing foam effectively treats and gently nourishes skin with respect to its natural pH balance, which is critical to treating any sort of skin condition.

$18.00 at ATOPALM

VMV Hypoallergenics Moisture Rich Creammmy Cleansing Milk for Dry Skin

VMV makes some of our favorite “warrior products” - products that you can count on in desperate times (like Grandma Minnie’s Boo Boo Balm and Grandma Minnie’s Know-It-Oil, which contains the brand’s own organic virgin coconut oil and monolaurin). So it’s not really a surprise that we discovered that this product can effortlessly save your skin in winter just as it can in summer.

Made with the signature coconut oil and monolaurin combo we love in the Know-It-Oil, this cleansing milk also contains glycerin for its additional moisturizing properties. If you’re experiencing not just dryness, but also irritation and itching from the winter weather, this cleanser will a soothing savior.

$20.00 at VMV Hypoallergenics

ACURE Organics Sensitive Facial Cleanser

Organic and wholesomely-good-for-you brand ACURE recently rolled out an awesome collection at Target. Among the offerings is this cleanser packed with organic argan oil, probiotics, pumpkin seed oil, omega fatty acids, peony stem cells, and more. Long story short: there's a lot of good stuff in here, but none of those parabens or fragrances.

If winter has caused your skin to not only just be dry in texture but also itchy and bothersome, then you'll delight in kicking those problems to the curb after continued use of this creamy skin savior.

$9.99 at Target

Garnier Clean+ Nourishing Cleansing Oil

This is an actual #tbt to our post from a previous Polar Vortex... it’s so good we’re raving about it again. The combination of jojoba and macadamia oils are what create both the clean scent of this formula and its admittedly oily texture. If you can get past that, you’ll enjoy how wonderfully moisturized your skin feels the second this oil touches it. The calming fragrance lovingly lingers after cleansing.

Some of the best products you can find, like this one, are ever so conveniently available at your local pharmacy.

$7.99 at Ulta and other mass retailers

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Cleansing Mousse

This multitasking foaming cleanser from Jurlique just launched in January 2015. At once silky but in a foamy mousse texture, the cleansing oil blends jojoba, grape seed, rose hip, and starflower extracts to balance skin's moisture.

It's easily usable year round to help protect skin against environmental stress.

$34.00 at Jurlique

Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Balancing Facial Cleanser

One of our favorites from last season of NYFW, this cleanser from Sibu Beauty offers up its powerhouse ingredient, the sea buckthorn berry, to create silky, soft skin after cleansing. The formula is mildly exfoliating, which you can feel immediately upon gently massaging it into skin.

You’ll love the way your skin feels even after you rinse the cleanser away - never oily, just soothed and surprisingly moisturized (as with all the products in this roundup, though, you should always still use a moisturizer afterwards).

$17.95 at Sibu Beauty

Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser

All the buzzwords you can hope for with a nature-friendly beauty product are here. 100% natural and nontoxic, especially suitable for sensitive skin, free of toxins/artificial fragrance/colors, and dermatologist tested… sounds good to us. Remember that clip of the Tata Harper gang literally eating its beauty products with Thanksgiving dinner? You know it’s natural when you can ingest it (can, not should).

Because it does not contain any PH altering detergents, this balancing cleanser won’t strip away any of your skin’s natural (and needed) oils. A blend of pink french clay, neroli, pomegranate, and willow bark extract works together to sweep away dead skin cells while providing hydration.

$67.50 at Tata Harper

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