Make This One Skincare Switch to Save Your Dry Complexion This Winter

Updated 12/07/18
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There's endless festive fun to be had as cold weather sets in, but our skin is never as amused as we are by the chill in the air. While we're sipping on gingerbread lattes, our skin is preparing itself for the upcoming months in dry-skin territory. Most of us will switch to heavier moisturizers and serums at this time of the year, but micellar water and a couple of pumps of a light foaming wash might not cut it in the cleansing department.

In the winter, our skin cries out for dense, rich, makeup-melting cleansers that leave skin feeling soft, clean and crucially remove every trace of glittery party makeup there is. There's also something very cozy and soothing about using a warm muslin or fluffy mitt as your cleansing companion during this time of year.

If you're ready to make space in your bathroom cabinet for the best cream, balm, and oil cleansers around, look no further.

Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: LIXIRSKIN Electrogel Cleanser
Lixirskin Electrogel Cleanser $35
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You can quite literally feel the makeup being dissolved when you apply this rich and negatively charged cleanser. The cream gets to work by attracting and removing negatively charged toxins that your skin picks up during the day. This product gives you the ultimate cleanse while keeping skin feeling plump and nourished.

Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: MGC Derma CBD & Hyaluronic Cleansing Milk
MGC Derma CBD and Hyaluronic Cleansing Milk $50
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The perfect cleanser to wake up to on cold mornings, as the milky texture won't weigh your skin down. This offers plenty of moisture to nourish dry skin thanks to the inclusion of hyaluronic acid and glow-inducing CBD.

Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil
Superfacialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil $23
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Just one deep inhale of this fragrant, zesty oil will get you excited about cleansing again. Your skin will thank you too, as the blend of dewy oils turn into a milky formula once you add water, leaving skin feeling soft and well-cared for.

Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: FARMACY Green Clean
Farmacy Green Clean $34
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You won't even want to wash this brightening balm off—that's how good this gentle cleanser is. It's got everything that dry and winter-weary skin needs, with an ingredient list containing cleansing sunflower and ginger oils as well as grime-reducing moringa tree extract.

Eve Lom Cleanser
Eve Lom Cleanser $80
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This cult beauty buy is permanently up there in the cleansing hall of fame for a reason. You won't have to waste quality sleeping time trying to shift stubborn makeup, as this cocoa butter, chamomile, and eucalyptus oil cleanser will effortlessly melt it all away.

Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: goop Luminous Melting Cleanser
Goop Luminous Melting Cleanser $90
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Buttery is the only way to describe this luxurious and cashmere-soft almond, olive and coconut oil cleanser. It's not only expertly skilled at makeup removing but it also leaves your complexion looking renewed and hydrated.

Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: DISCIPLE Skincare Night Shift Cleanser & Cloth
Disciple Skincare Night Shift Cleanser and Cloth $34
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Your pores won't know what hit them when they get the cleansing of a lifetime with this deep-cleansing oil. While the AHAs are busy exfoliating, your skin will get all of the moisture it needs from cactus oil. 

Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm $64
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This spa-worthy herbal balm will lift your senses with its cocktail of skin-smoothing oils that deep clean without stripping the skin. The calming aroma will turn your cleansing routine into a ritual you can actually look forward to.

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