cleansers for winter

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

The winter months can be a challenge for your skin. The dry air and cold temperatures can lead to dry skin, and the wind and dust can make it difficult to keep your home clean. Fortunately, there are some cleansers that will help you battle these problems and keep your skin looking its best. Here are some of the best cleansers for the winter.


I have combination skin and live in a place with very humid summers and dry winters so I have tried many, many cleansers. This is by far one of my favorites. ...Very creamy cleanser. Cleans your face and doesn't dry it out like other cleansers.

What it is: A top-selling facial cleanser—now formulated without parabens.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Dullness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Conditions skin for a lightly hydrated, non-stripped feel.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This award-winning facial cleanser melts away dirt, oil, and makeup. It tones and lightly hydrates in one simple step for skin that feels perfectly clean and comfortably balanced.

Clinical Results: In a 1-week self-assessment study with 101 women (ages 18

SulwhasooGentle Cleansing Foam

ITEM: 2708451

Size: 6.76 oz / 200 ml

76 Reviews


This is an amazing cleanser , not drying , non irritating . I have dehydrated in the winter and normal skin all year round ....Most gentle Cleanser...This is the most gentle oil cleanser I have ever used, it has a nice natural herbal scent to it as well!

What it is: A gel cleanser that intensely cleanses pores and water-based impurities while leaving skin feeling hydrated.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Uneven Texture, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Hydra Capture Complex™: A complex of four herbal ingredients to help skin stay hydrated.

- Mulberry Leaf Extract and Mountain Yam Extract: Help soften skin while cleansing.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasi


I have dry skin in the winter, it flakes and I get rough patches. I was looking for a cream, non-foaming cleanser and was recommended this product. ...Gentle cream cleanser...This is my favorite cream cleanser right now. I have combo skin with dry cheeks.

What it is:
A lusciously rich face cream to condition and nourish.

What it is formulated to do:
Indulge your skin with this lusciously rich cream that cushions as it gently cleanses. The multiaction, non-foaming formula conditions and nourishes skin without drying, leaving it soft, smooth, supple, and comfortable. It gently removes impurities for a look that's healthy, fresh, and luminous. Use it morning and night as a daily cleanser or twice a week as a three-minute moisture mask.

The Perfectly Clean Collection: A proprietary, next-generation cleansing technology calms, comforts, and clarifies your skin, reducing irritation that can accelerate the appearance of aging.


I really wanted to like this little cleanser. I have cystic and nodulic acne prone skin, and I tend to get dry patches and break out if I use medicated cleansers. ...Good non-stripping cleanser...Recommend this one for winter months and both dry and oily skin types. It's a nice gentle cleanser, although a bit on the pricey side.

Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A revolutionary one-step skincare solution to cleanse and hydrate while leaving skin feeling soft and refreshed.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Dullness and uneven texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles

If you want to know more…
Developed with plastic surgeons, Confidence in a Cleanser™ is your skin-loving, game-changing cleanser and serum in one. This breakthrough skincare solution gently cleanses and moisturizes, leaving your skin feeling soft, refreshed, and perfectly balanced.

DermalogicaIntensive Moisture Cleanser

ITEM: 2189587

Size: 10 oz/ 295 mL

15 Reviews


I love this cleanser. First time my skin didn’t dry out in the winter....great hydrating cleanser...I really like this cleanser, I am pregnant, fair, sensitive and dehydrated.

What it is: A light, creamy cleanser enhanced with BioReplenish Complex™ to remove impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lipid-enriched Directly Esterified Fatty Isethionate (DEFI) Surfactant System: Cleanses skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness.
- BioReplenish Complex™ with Phytoactives from Coconut and Murumuru Seed Butter: Help protect barrier lipids and preserve the skin’s natural resilience.


I have dry skin which needs a gentle cleanser in Winter. But in warmer temperatures, I need something lighter. ...Best cleanser ever...Also, it takes off my makeup much easier than other cleansers I've used. It's definitely worth the money.

What it is: A gentle and conditioning cleanser that removes makeup, cleanses, and visibly tones— revealing hydrated skin that feels soft and supple.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, and Combination

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines and Wrinkles and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Champagne Grape Seed Oil: Resveratrol and antioxidant rich, provides skin nourishing benefits.
- Algae: A mineral rich, potent antioxidant, with humectant skincare benefits.
- Aloe Leaf Juice: Improves hydration and skin's natural moisture content.

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

What Else You Need

DermalogicaClearing Skin Wash

Size: 8.4 oz/ 250 mL·ITEM: 2239614

26 Reviews


I’ve tried the so popular YTTP Green Tea cleanser and it didn’t dried my face but didn’t really cleaned it neither. ...This is one of the few cleansers I can use due to an allergy, I really like it.

What it is: A foaming cleanser that helps clear skin and reduce the appearance of skin aging.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles.
- Menthol and Camphor: Help cool and calm the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free.

EveredenKids Multi-Vitamin Face Wash

ITEM: 2725984

Size: 3.4 oz / 100 ml

46 Reviews


Their skin isnt dry at all during this cold winter season....A good cleanser!...I am an avid lover of Evereden products as I have dry skin and have always found their products to be non-irritating. This cleanser is effective, but I struggle to use foaming cleansers as my skin tends to feel tight afterwards.

What it is: A cleanser for kids’ skincare needs, formulated with MegaVitamin Complex™ to gently clear buildup in pores and balance skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Highlighted Ingredients:
- MegaVitamin Complex™: Combination of amino acids and omegas to protect, hydrate, and soothe skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Visibly plumps dry skin by attracting and sealing in moisture.
- Sunflower Extract: Promotes a strong skin barrier and is recommended by dermatologists and the World Health Organization.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free and vegan.

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