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The Best Face Wash Ingredients to Look for this Winter

Applying the right type of face wash on a freezing winter day is just as important as wearing the right clothes. This is a fact that we can’t deny, no matter how hard we try.

Winter can be a real skin killer, so make sure you use only the best face wash ingredients to deal with the harsh effects of winter on your delicate skin. Typically, the cold weather is associated with dry, irritated and chapped skin.

Even though you may be tempted to simply forgo washing your face during this season, that is not advised as it can do more harm than good to your skin.

Here are the best face wash ingredients you need to look for when adjusting your skincare routine in winter.

Winter-friendly Face Wash Ingredients

The best face wash ingredients will help you keep your skin healthy and moisturized, even in the harshest of winter conditions. Here are some of our top picks for this season:

Hydrating properties

In winter, when your skin is more likely to be dehydrated and sensitive than during other seasons, it’s important to use a gentle, non-fragranced, and hydrating cleanser that won't strip your skin of moisture.

The winter season brings about certain environmental conditions that affect the condition of your skin. In winter, we tend to be much more dehydrated—both inside and out. To beat the cold weather, many of us drink hot beverages or huddle in front of heaters; all these things contribute to drying out the skin. In addition, the wind and low humidity contribute to dehydration.

In order to keep your skin healthy and moisturized during winter, you must start with a nourishing and hydrating cleanser.


Humectants are low-molecular-weight substances that work to draw moisture from the surface of your skin down into its deeper layers, preserving other skincare ingredients and maintaining hydration.

Several ingredients—including glycerin, hyaluronic acid and propylene glycol—are humectants that help prevent your skin from drying out. However, glycerin is a crowd favorite - and for good reasons!

Your skin already contains glycerin which helps keep your cells hydrated by regulating fluid movement between them. It also protects against irritation caused by dryness or environmental factors like sunlight.

Using face wash products with glycerin can help your body produce more of this substance, which is crucial for maintaining the health of your skin especially in winter.

Citric Acid

During the colder months, many people tend to produce more oil on their skin. When your skin is exposed to cold, dry air, it reacts by producing more oil from its sebaceous glands in order to retain moisture.

If your skin begins producing more oil than usual during the colder months, a small amount of an AHA like citric acid can help counteract that without making you feel too dry.

Citric acid is a natural ingredient that comes from citrus fruits. It exfoliates the skin, unclogs pores and helps to brighten your complexion—making it an excellent choice for all skin types! It’s also an excellent exfoliant for those with oily, acne-prone skin. Citric acid is a natural alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells and stimulates collagen production, which helps promote elasticity and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. In addition to stimulating collagen production, citric acid has antioxidant properties that help eliminate skin-damaging free radicals especially during winter days.

Choosing Your Winter Face Wash

To care for your skin during winter, choose a gentle yet effective cleanser. It should be mild yet strong enough to remove dirt and oil. It should also contain ingredients that fight free radicals, protect your skin from harsh environmental factors, and keep it moisturized.

CLn Facial Cleanser
 is a gentle, hydrating cleanser with glycerin and citric acid that thoroughly removes dirt and makeup from the face without stripping the skin of essential oils. This hypoallergenic cleanser effectively cleanses and soothes irritated skin, leaving it moisturized and healthy. It is ideal for sensitive skin that needs daily cleansing in winter months when the air is dry and cold.

You can also use it as everyday cleansing to minimize tightness and stinging on the face or other body parts that is commonly experienced during winter. It also helps minimize irritation caused by hair removal or shaving.

Moreover, CLn Facial Cleanser is free of steroids, antibiotics, parabens, triclosan, and fragrances. It is hypoallergenic, non-drying, non-irritating and is not tested on animals. It also carries the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

Start your skin care routine today with CLn Facial Cleanser for a smooth, healthy, and refreshed skin even on winter days. 

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