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The 10 Best Facial Cleansers for Summer Skin

The 10 Best Facial Cleansers for Summer Skin

When you have sun-drenched skin, your beauty routine needs to be adapted. Moisturising ingredients and hydrating formulas need to replace rich and exfoliating products so that your complexions feels comfortable and calmed, post sunbathing.

When it comes to your skincare routine, you need to opt for lightweight and softening cleansers that will help to soothe irritated skin and gently remove all traces of impurities including suncream to reduce the chance of breakouts.

We have selected our 10 favourite summer cleansers, which will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft, healthy and radiant.

Top 10 Summer Facial Cleansers

  1. The Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser
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    The Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser

    Summer skin can be an oily mess thanks to sweat, sand and suncream. Making sure it stays clean and refreshed is key to keeping it clear and blemish-free, so you can look your best no matter how hot it gets.

    Dermalogica’s Dermal Clay Cleanser is perfect for cleansing congested complexions thanks to its blend of Kaolin and Green Clay, which draw out impurities and leave the skin feeling refreshed. It also contains Cucumber and Sage to soothe post-sun skin and calm down any irritation.

    It’s great to use in the evening after using suncream on your skin as it will clean out your pores and prevent them from becoming blocked.

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  2. The Pixi Double Cleanse
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    The Pixi Double Cleanse

    Double cleansing is absolutely essential to healthy skin. This is because the first cleanse helps to remove makeup, dirt oil and impurities, while the second cleanse can actually do its job of cleaning your skin.

    Pixi’s Double Cleanse was created in collaboration with skincare guru Caroline Hirons, so you can bet your bottom dollar it’s a fabulous cleanser.

    The first cleanser is oil-based, which helps to draw out impurities, oil and suncream from the skin. Containing a blend of vitamins and luxurious oils, it’s excellent at removing makeup, all while keeping delicate summer skin hydrated. The second cream-based cleanser then helps to nourish and protect thanks to its unique peptide complex.

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  3. The ELEMIS Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser
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    The ELEMIS Biotec Skin Energising Cleanser

    The ELEMIS Biotec Cleanser has been specially formulated to harmonise the skin and reduce the build-up of impurities which can cause sensitivity and irritation.

    In the summer with the addition of sunscreen and increased light, skin can become unbalanced and result in breakouts, dryness and redness. This soothing cleanser is infused with a trio of acids which clear out the pores and remove a build-up of dirt and oil to leave your complexion beautifully refreshed.

    The result is energised skin, which feels just as beautiful as when you left for your holiday.

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  4. The La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser
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    The La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser

    Anyone with sensitive and easily irritated skin will know that the summer months are some of the hardest to keep your skin in good condition.

    As the sun dries out the skin, it can cause extreme sensitivity in your skin and leave it looking red and feeling sore. La Roche-Posay’s Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser is completely free from common irritants and feels immediately soothing and cooling on sun drenched complexions.

    The lightweight milk gently cleanses away impurities, oil and sunscreen to leave skin feeling refreshed and clear, while its hydrating formula helps increase comfort, suppleness and moisture.

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  5. The Elizabeth Arden Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser
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    The Elizabeth Arden Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleanser

    Don’t be fooled that just because your skin is more sensitive in the sun, it doesn’t need exfoliating.

    All the suncream and products you put on your skin need to be cleansed and buffed away so they don’t get trapped in your pores and cause breakouts. In order to ensure the exfoliator doesn’t strip your delicate summer skin however, it’s always great to choose one built into a moisturising cleanser.

    The Elizabeth Arden Exfoliating Cleanser contains a blend of Vitamin E and Glycerine, which helps to soften the skin, while exfoliating beads buff away dead skin cells and impurities. The result is a beautiful complexion, which looks and feels super healthy and radiant.

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  6. The Jurlique Replenishing Foaming Cleanser
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    The Jurlique Replenishing Foaming Cleanser

    Summer skin can lack a little energy due to the sun’s rays causing cell fatigue and damage. It is therefore essential to replenish lost moisture and keep it hydrated so it looks glowing and healthy.

    Jurlique’s Replenishing Foaming Cleanser contains a blend of Rose Oil to soothe skin and give it the much needed hydration it needs to keep the cells plumped up. Marshmallow helps to replenish lost moisture and nourish dry and dehydrated skin so that your complexion looks radiant and beautiful.

    As it’s an energising cleanser, it’s great to use in the mornings when your skin needs a little pick-me-up.

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  7. The Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser
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    The Origins A Perfect World Antioxidant Cleanser

    Origins A Perfect World Cleanser is the perfect antidote against the sun’s rays thanks to its free radical protection technology, which keeps the skin looking youthful, healthy and glowing.

    Enriched with minerals which help to extract dirt and oil from the pores and unblock congestion, alongside antioxidant-rich White Tea to protect the skin, the cleanser feels soothing and calming on the skin.

    It’s brilliant to use both before and after a day in the sun to keep your skin looking gorgeous on your holiday.

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  8. The MAC Green Gel Cleanser
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    The MAC Green Gel Cleanser

    MAC’s Green Gel Cleanser is enriched with summer loving Cucumber and Algae Extracts, which help to soothe sun-drenched skin and leave it feeling refreshed and energised.

    As it’s PH balanced, it’s excellent at helping to harmonise the skin and reduce any irritation on its surface, which can be caused by increased heat and sunlight.

    As it’s free from common irritants such as soap and alcohol, it feels gentle and soothing on delicate complexions, leaving you feeling refreshed and calmed.

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  9. The This Works In Transit No Traces Pads
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    The This Works In Transit No Traces Pads

    Sometimes you need a little cleanse by the pool or sea if you have easily irritated skin. Salt and chlorine can immediately dry out the skin, so using a portable cleanser as soon as you get out the water will ensure your complexion stays comfortable.

    The This Works In Transit No Traces Pads are infused with Water Mint and Rosewater to immediately hydrate and nourish and will leave your skin feeling refreshed and softened.

    As they come in a handy portable tub, they are easy to pop into your beach bag and use whenever your complexion needs a little energising boost.

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  10. The Jurlique Rose Moisturising Cleanser
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    The Jurlique Rose Moisturising Cleanser

    Rose is one of the best ingredients you can use in your skincare routine during the summer months. Thanks to its calming properties, it helps to reduce redness and irritation and soothe summer complexions.

    The Jurlique Moisturising Cleanser not only contains Rose to keep skin glowing and healthy, it’s also infused with Rosehip Oil to rebalance oily skin, while White Willow Bark reduces impurities on its surface to minimise breakouts.

    It’s moisturising formula is excellent at hydrating the skin, making this a post-sunbathing essential skincare item!

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!