4 Face Washes That Won't Dry Out Your Skin
Think winter’s brutally-cold temps feel like a sucker-punch from Mother Nature? Just imagine how our skin must feel. After all, our skin bears the brunt of the downsides. Dry, cracked, scaley, crepey, and flaky skin are almost a guarantee thanks to the lethal combo of moisture-sucking heating systems and cold, windy weather. The last thing anybody needs this season is additional moisture loss from their face wash. (Let’s be real: We’re already drowning in moisturizer!) That’s why we went ahead and rounded up our favorite hydrating face washes, below! Winter or otherwise, rest assured that these formulas won’t dry out your skin.
SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser
Formulated for dry, sensitive skin, this mild cream cleanser removes excess impurities and oil without drying the skin. The formula—with emollients and skin conditioning ingredients—soothes, calms, and rejuvenates the look of skin so it’s left feeling clean and comforted.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser
This mild cleanser is specially formulated with a sugar-derived glycoside foaming agent to thoroughly cleanse skin and remove makeup without over-drying or stripping the skin of its natural oils. The gentle formula—with emollients squalane, apricot kernel oil, vitamin E, and avocado oil—dissolves excess oil, dirt, and debris while maintaining skin’s natural pH balance.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser, $19.50
Vichy Pureté Thermale 3-in-1 One Step Cleanser
Meet the brand’s best-selling cleanser, a purifying milk, toner, and eye makeup remover combined in one convenient, lightweight formula. Enriched with Captelae—a shea butter extract—and Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water, this formula dissolves impurities and detoxifies skin from pollutants. Skin is left feeling fresh, soft, and soothed. Use it with or without water.
Lancôme Créme Radiance
This gentle cream-to-foam cleanser—formulated with antioxidant white lotus and soothing Rose de France—cleanses pores without over-drying to gently remove makeup (waterproof makeup included!), dissolve impurities and purify the skin. The result? Radiant skin that feels soft, smooth, and hydrated. To use, massage formula over a wet face and neck. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow up with your favorite toner.
Whatever formula you choose, be sure to apply a heaping dose of moisturizer immediately after you cleanse and SPF—regardless of the season. Promise?