8 Of The Best Cleansers For Summer

Summer calls for swapping those rich, heavy cleansers for something more refreshing. So, look to this season’s latest launches: innovative, hard-working formulas designed to tackle every skincare concern – from blemishes to redness – and make light work of removing even the stubbornest SPF. Here are eight of our favourites…
In Two Minds Facial Cleanser, £33
In Two Minds Facial Cleanser, £33

Aesop In Two Minds Facial Cleanser, £33

BEST FOR: Combination skin.

WHY WE RATE IT: Created specifically for combination skin, Aesop’s game-changing cleanser offers a thorough cleanse without stripping or drying. It’s all down to salicylic acid, which works deep down into pores, and sage leaf, which will leave skin feeling soft and refreshed. It’s our new summer go-to.

Flawless Cleanser, £16
Flawless Cleanser, £16

Dr Sam Bunting Flawless Cleanser, £16

BEST FOR: Fuss-free skincare.

WHY WE RATE IT: Developed by leading cosmetic dermatologist Dr Sam Bunting, to tackle the skin complaints she sees in her clinic daily (sensitivity, redness and acne), this affordable cleanser is on the money. Suitable for all skin types, the fragrance and fuss-free jelly formula will remove nasties without irritating the skin – we’re hooked.

Express Waterless Makeup Remover, £26
Express Waterless Makeup Remover, £26

DCL Express Waterless Makeup Remover, £26

BEST FOR: Travelling and on-the-go.

WHY WE RATE IT: While cleansing waters from French pharmacy brands may be your make-up removal heroes, DCL’s latest offering is one to watch. Oil-free yet non-drying, the soothing formula conditions, calms and moisturizes while defending against free radical damage and tackling breakouts and ageing. It’s one serious all-rounder.

Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel, £46
Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel, £46

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel, £46

BEST FOR: Lacklustre complexions.

WHY WE RATE IT: Packed with a cocktail of three different acids, this clever cleansing gel will gently exfoliate while imparting moisture, leaving your skin radiant and refreshed but never stripped. Soap- and sulphate-free, the vegan formula will also eliminate bacteria and decongest pores for a flawless face in no time.

Cold Cream, £41
Cold Cream, £41

Kate Somerville Cold Cream, £41

BEST FOR: Dry skin.

WHY WE RATE IT: The words ‘new’ and ‘cold cream’ are borderline oxymorons but skincare guru Kate Somerville’s latest launch is one to try. Brimming with honey, jasmine, rose and daisy extracts, the whipped formula not only smells amazing but removes even the most stubborn of mascara without drying out the skin. It also works a dream on dry, red or flaky patches.

The Method – Cleanse Blemish Control, £48
The Method – Cleanse Blemish Control, £48

Lancer The Method Cleanse Blemish Control, £48

BEST FOR: Oily and blemish-prone skin.

WHY WE RATE IT: Dr Lancer’s cult cleanser is now available in a blemish-busting formula and we predict it’ll be as big as its predecessor. Brimming with salicylic acid and tea tree oil to exfoliate and peppermint oil to invigorate, this results-driven cleanser will also help to reduce sensitivity and redness in the long run.

Hydra Melting Cleanser, £65
Hydra Melting Cleanser, £65

Omorovicza Hydra Melting Cleanser, £65

BEST FOR: Anti-ageing.

WHY WE RATE IT: Boasting dozens of skin-nourishing extracts, this gel-balm-oil hybrid will nourish your skin as it clarifies, stimulating cellular regeneration while dissolving dirt. Enriched with essential oils of sage, rose geranium and chamomile, it’s also brilliant for reducing inflammation and battling blemishes.

Water Drench Cloud Cleanser, £23
Water Drench Cloud Cleanser, £23

Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Cloud Cleanser, £23

BEST FOR: Sun-parched skin.

WHY WE RATE IT: Packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid, this gentle, frothy, non-stripping cleanser feels more luxurious than its affordable price point. Making light work of make-up without leaving the skin feeling dry or tight, it’ll work overtime to improve hydration for a more youthful-looking complexion.

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