cleansers for winter

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for cleansers for winter.

In the winter, it's easy to get caught up in the cold and snow. But there's no reason you can't keep your skin looking its best. A cleanser can help you achieve better skin health all year long.


I love balm cleansers so this was a little new to me but I did really enjoy it. ...This cleanser feels so good! I can’t wait to wash my face! ...My new winter cleanser!...Great product for the winter!

What it is: A super berry and collagen cold cream cleanser that removes dirt and oil, exfoliates dryness and, leaves skin visibly soft and smooth.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness. And Oiliness

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Wild Juneberry (from Jackson Hole, WY): Antioxidant-packed super berry softens and smooths.
- Plant-Based Collagen: Hydrates and supports the appearance of skin’s moisture barrier.
- Circular Jojoba Beads: Gently buffs away dryness and skin-dulling impurities.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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ShiseidoExtra Rich Cleansing Milk

ITEM: 2100089

Size: 4.2 oz/ 125 mL

23 Reviews


I have sensitive skin so most facial cleansers break me out. I love this cleanser!!! Not issues with my skin and it stays moist....This keeps the moisture which I love since winter is basically here and I'm tend to have dry, flaky skin during the cold months even though I'm combination oily acne prone skin. love love love.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Dry

What it is:
A gentle foaming milk cleanser that effectively removes impurities, pollutants, and makeup for soft, plumped-looking, and hydrated skin.

Solutions for:
- Dryness

If you want to know more…
A gentle foaming milk cleanser formulated for dry skin featuring internal power resist technology, this cleanser helps remove impurities while softening and strengthening the skin. Moisturizing ingredients remain on the skin for a refined, dewy, and plumped feel. Inspired by the bathing ritual of the Japanese, this Extra Rich Cleansing Milk contains pure Kirishima mineral spring water from Japan to support natural minerals for healthy-looking skin.

ShiseidoDeep Cleansing Foam

ITEM: 2100063

Size: 4.4 oz/ 125 mL

55 Reviews


This smells nice (like Pond's cold cream) and has a similar consistency, but I think that's the issue for me: I'm breaking out like crazy. ...Tried and true cleanser for 20 years! I’ve tried countless other brands’ cleansers (biossance, glossier, tatcha) and nothing ever compares to Shishedo!

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Oily

What it is:
A freshening foaming cleanser with purifying granules that effectively lift away oil, dirt, sebum, pollutants, and makeup from skin and pores for a clear, smooth finish.

Solutions for:
- Oiliness
- Acne and blemishes
- Pores

If you want to know more…
This foaming cleanser effectively removes sebum and pollutants to tone the pores, leaving skin fresh and smooth. Formulated for oily to blemish-prone skin and featuring internal power resist technology, this cleanser helps remove impurities while softening and visibly strengthening the skin. This cleanser is to be used daily, in the morning and evening as the first step in your skincare regimen.


The cleanser removes my makeup really well. It smells so good and doesn't dry out my skin, something which I really look forward during winters. ...My skin is combination, dry in the winter and oily in the summer. Gifted by naturally serious.

What it is: An intensely cleansing, vitamin C-powered formula that removes makeup and visibly clarifies skin with natural, lemon-derived ingredients.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dullness, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lemon Seed Oil and Lemon Butter: Remove long-wear makeup and impurities.
- Lemon Extract: Visibly clarifies and reduces excess surface oil.
- Vegetable-Derived Ceramides: Leave skin with a silky-smooth look and feel.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Bring visible clarity to your skincare routine with this vitamin C-powered cleanser.


My skin gets pretty dry during the winter and I definitely feel like it helps keep my skin moisturized during the cold season....Ideal winter cleanser

What it is: A hybrid, cream-to-milk cleanser formula that gently dissolves makeup, absorbs excess oil, and addresses impurities.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Acne and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Cream


Strips my dry winter skin. I don’t like the smell or feel all that much. ...I love this cleanser, so worth the money! I use this cleanser with cold water in the mornings, and my skin is always looking so glowy and firm after using.

What it is: A gentle cleanser to remove makeup, excess oil, pollution, and grime that rinses away without residue, leaving skin clean and soft.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mild Surfactant Blend: A stack of mild cleansing agents, including coconut-based surfactants rich in fatty acids that work together to create a gentle lather that effectively dissolves even stubborn makeup, sunscreen, and oils while supporting a healthy-looking skin barrier.
- Glycerin: A skin-identical humectant that replenishes hydration levels normally lost during the cleansing process.


I don’t have particularly sensitive skin but my skin is definitely reactive and turns red for tons of reasons (too hot, too cold, spicy food, embarrassment, etc) and this cleanser is the perfect way to start my day. ...I prefer this type of cleanser because it's not as harsh as some foam cleansers, yet it doesn't leave my skin greasy like some cream cleansers.

What it is: A comforting, fragrance-free micro-foaming cream cleanser that dissolves buildup and impurities while soothing and softening stressed, reactive skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness and Dullness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Micro-foaming Botanical Blend: Cleanses and removes visible impurities while hydrating the skin.
- Maracuja Seed Oil: Supports skin and helps to soothe and restore an optimal healthy state.
- Jojoba Esters: Gently dissolve buildup and replenish skin lipids to leave skin feeling clean and supple.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


This is a cleanser that does it all. It removes every hint of makeup and makes sure my face is clean without the typical dry-out feeling that most cleansers give off. ...My Holy-Grail cleanser!...This cleanser was definitely the best for my oily skin!

What it is:
A rich foaming cleanser and three-minute purifying mask.

What it is formulated to do:
Pamper your skin with this refreshing foam that cleanses gently yet thoroughly. Powered by a proprietary technology, this creamy formula rapidly lathers into a rich foam that works for all skin types and is ideal for normal to combination skin. It gently removes makeup and other impurities, unclogs pores, and leaves skin healthy-looking, fresh, and luminous. Use it in the morning and evening as a daily cleanser or twice a week as a three-minute purifying mask.


I've had a horrible cold which morphed into a sinus infection. I got this as a sample and LOVE it. ...I love this body wash because of the smell.It cleanses well but I may need something more gentle for the winter season as this is a bit drying.I have very dry skin.

What it is:

An energizing two-in-one cleanser that jump-starts the body, awakens the mind, and helps revitalize the immune system.

What it is formulated to do:

This dual-purpose, sulfate-free body and hair cleanser washes away dirt and sweat without over drying, leaving the entire body feeling revitalized for peak performance. Rosemary and Eucalyptus offer a cool, refreshing aroma to energize the senses while the soothing properties of Juniper Berry and Arnica help relax overworked and tired muscles. A blend of sulfate-free cleansing agents effectively cleanse the skin and hair without the stripping of essential moisture.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:


Recommend to anyone wanting a great new cleanser! I am only going to put 4 stars since it is simply a cleanser but it is still great!...It’s so nourishing especially for the cold winter months. I use it at night after I get my makeup off and it leaves my skin feeling so clean and nice.

What it is: A triple-action cleansing balm rich in omegas-3, -6, and -9 to thoroughly purify and noticeably soften skin while rinsing completely clean.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Balm

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jojoba Oil: Softens, soothes, and intensely conditions skin with omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Smooths skin and prevents moisture loss during cleansing with omega-9 fatty acids.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban.

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“I am most excited to use it during the long ,cold New York Winters I experience living in the Northeast”
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“This provided a subtle, not too shimmery bit of color for my winter white legs. It smells amazing.....a bit like sun screen in a good way”
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“Im the biggest fan of body scrubs, I scrub my body everything I take a bath”
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“it can be a bit drying by itself , so i use a hydrating cleanser also and it leaves your skin very nice and the salicylic acid literally dissolved your pores”
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