Influensters' Facial Cleanser Picks for Colder Weather

Cleanse skin without drying it out

As the weather gets colder, our skin gets drier. In addition to adding more intense moisturizers, upping your exfoliation game, and making sure you’re using hydrating ingredients, sometimes the best thing to do is change up your cleanser.

A gentle cleanser that can remove dirt, grime, and makeup without being too harsh, or stripping your skin of it’s natural oils. You’ll want to find one that works for you and your skin, but here are some recommendations for cleansers we’re reaching for as the weather gets chillier. We’re including reviews from Influensters who have tried these products themselves, so you don’t have to take our word for it!     

Fresh Soy Cleanser

“This is the gentlest cleanser I have ever used. I use this as my morning cleanser and I really love it. It has a gel consistency and it glides amazingly over my face, turning into foam with a slight lather. My face feels smooth and refreshed after every wash. What I love most is that it has a good fragrance, smells like fresh cucumber mixed rose water. This is the perfect cleanser for anyone with looking for a delicate cleanser that leaves your skin feeling fresh and not stripped of moisture” - Pauline S.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

"This is a basic but excellent facial cleanser that doesn’t overdry or strip your skin. It has a little but not an excessive amount of foam and makes my face feel clean but never tight. I keep it on my sink and it’s my go-to nightly cleanser before bed. I first got turned on to Kiehl’s Products from their midnight recovery concentrate and have since bought a whole line including the ultra facial toner and ultra facial cream. I find them all to be simple, reliable products. Nothing too fancy, in packaging or performance, but they do the job." - Angie C.

Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser

"Another product I have been using for years and will continue to use! I use this to take off excess mascara that is left behind from a shower/washing my face. It is so gentle. Just use a Kleenex or toilet paper and gently massage and wipe away. Tip - a little goes a long way with this; this little tub will last months, even if you wear mascara every day." - Michelle C.

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

"This facial cleanser has really done wonders for my skin this past year. I have been a fan of their exfoliator solution for a while. I decided to complete the set and purchase both the cleanser and moisturizer. I don’t wear too much make up, but even when I do, this cleanser does a good job lifting all the grime off my skin. When wearing a full face of make up, I do use a second rinse with this product. I love the smell, it’s not too over powering, has a light rose smell to it. It def does feel like a jelly. I use it twice a day followed with the rich moisturizer (every other day, I use the exfoliator solution in between those two products). The compliments I’ve gotten this past year on my skin have been so great, I have a constantly glowing face that looks nourished and even in tone. A hugeeee plus for me is that the product set lasts me about 6 months !" - Britney D.

Eve Lom Cleanser

"This is the first cleansing balm that I have tried. In the beginning I didn't knew how to use it but later on I could not live without it. The packaging is nice  and easy to use, is very effective a pea size amount is enough to clean your entire face. It has a nice eucalyptus scent and the texture is more similar with a balm. I have it in travel size version which is 20 ml and it is lasting me couple of months .The downsize would be the price, is quite expensive but it is really effective so you won't regret splurging if you are on the market for a good cleansing balm."- Iulia B. 

Tatcha The Rice Wash Soft Cream Cleanser

"This was my first Tatcha product that I received complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, and I honestly am intrigued with this brand especially since it’s CLEAN. This made me want to try a Tatcha moisturizer to compliment this face wash! I have combination skin so it’s important to find a cleanser that gives the right balance of hydration. I noticed right away that my skin was not overly dry after use. I am ditching my other cleansers that contain harsher ingredients and dry out my face. The cleansing cream itself has a strong lemon smell but I was pleasantly surprised that the smell does not linger on the skin like other fragrant cleansers, so it just leaves you feeling fresh and energized. The texture of the cream is nice and I am amazed at how it lathers nicely into a foam, which rinses off easily. I am on day 7 now using it every morning and evening before my skin care routine, and I am noticing that my skin is more hydrated and brighter. I was pleased to know that this product contains safe, non-toxic ingredients because I am transitioning into using more clean skin care products to keep my skin healthy and youthful."- Lelli C. 


CeraVe Hydrating Cream-to-Foam Cleanser

"If I can give this more stars I definitely would. This makes my skin feels so clean, smooth, and hydrating! It also lathers so smoothly! Loved it. I like this one so much better than the creamy one. I’d so recommended this one to anyone who has combination skin like mine." - Jasmine M. 

What’s your go-to cleanser for the cooler months? Tell us in the comments!

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Jess K.
Jess K.
Like Rose Dewitt Bukkater, really more of an indoor kind of girl. Down to chat about skincare, 📚s, hair products, 📺and 🍷!