Fresh Rinse-Off Cleansers

best cleansers for summer fresh skin

The heat and humidity of summer can leave even drier skins craving the freshness of a light, rinse-off cleanser. This Alex Edit takes you through some of my current lightweight favourites on rotation – the best cleansers for summer skin. These aren’t makeup removers but either to be used on bare skin or as a second cleanse. Offering options to refresh summer skin or, if you have an oily complexion, ones you can reach for throughout the seasons. 

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best cleansers for summer fresh rinse-off cleansers

Jordan Samuel The Matinee Gel Cleanser*

Jordan is so passionate about skin and you can always expect brilliant, effective skincare from him. I love this recent launch – a non-foaming gel cleanser with salicylic acid to deeply clean out the pores. It offers a refreshing daily cleanse without stripping the skin. Perfect during hot weather and for oily/acne prone skins.

iS Clinical Cleansing Complex

One of my everyday favourites that I love reaching for during the summer but also when my skin needs a refreshing yet gentle cleanse.A genius, low-foaming cleanser packed with a powerful antioxidant blend and glycolic and salicylic acids in low percentages to deeply cleanse pores and revive my complexion. A staple in my skincare arsenal and despite the inclusion of acids, works well for sensitive skins.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser*

You can’t go wrong with this classic Kiehl’s cleanser. A very mild liquid that gently cleanses the skin without stripping it or leaving it feeling tight. Formulated for all skin types, this is a brilliant back to basics, stripped back skincare pick.

QMS Epigen Pollution Detox Cleansing Gel

I’m a huge fan of QMS and their Epigen range. This cleansing gel feels incredibly refreshing on the skin without stripping it of its natural oils or leaving behind any residue. A gentle formulation with Mandelic Acid and Lactobionic Acid (PHA) that works to cleanse away pollution particles on the skin to protect the skin barrier and reveal a radiant complexion.

Omorovicza Cleansing Foam*

A deeply cleansing and purifying cleanser with a soothing base of Hungarian thermal water.  It really works to remove dirt and excess oil without stripping the skin. This is not a makeup remover but will really refresh the skin either used in the morning or at night as a second cleanse. Another great choice for oilier and acne prone skin types too. 

Browse more from my summer skin edit with my top lightweight moisturisers and best facial sunscreens.