As much as we’d like to stay in denial, there’s no two ways about it — it’s getting colder here in Australia. That, of course, means it’s becoming about 10 times harder to resist the alluring pull of our warm, comfy beds. The last thing you feel like doing when you finally manage to get up is splashing your face with water while standing on cold bathroom tiles. But ironically, the colder months are when your skin needs the most TLC, in order to contend with the chilly conditions and dehydrating heating.
Of course, you could just multi-task and cleanse your skin in the shower. But washing your face with hot water is actually the worst thing you could do, as it strips the moisture from your already dehydrated skin. So, what’s a girl to do? Make a rinse-free cleanser your new best friend, of course!
From cleansing oils and micellar water to cream cleansers, there are plenty of types of no-rinse cleansers to choose from. You simply pop them on your skin, swipe em’ off (or in some cases, leave it on) and you’re good to go! It’s just as quick and convenient as using a makeup wipe, only way more efficient. So, not only will a no-rinse cleanser make your morning skincare regime more bearable, it’ll actually save you time! And you know what that means — 10 extra minutes in bed!
Flick through the gallery for some of our favourite no-rinse cleansers.
1. LUSH 9 to 9 Cleansing Lotion
There’s nothing more soothing than a gentle cleansing milk on your skin in the colder months — which is why this product from Lush is an absolute must-have! Not only is it perfect for lazy mornings, it’s also great for your evening skin regime as it doubles as a makeup remover.
Shop the Lush 9 to 5 Cleansing Lotion.
2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
Micellar cleansers have had a serious moment lately — and for good reason. Not only are they super convenient to use, they give you a thorough cleanse without irritating the skin. This one from Garnier is a great all-rounder as it removes makeup, cleanses the skin and targets impurities.
Shop the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water.
3. Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion
If you have sensitive or irritable skin, this cleansing lotion from Avene is a must-have. It’s fragrance-free, incredibly gentle and doesn’t require any rinsing or rubbing — you just slather it on and wipe it off with a tissue or cotton pad.
Shop the Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion.
4. Clarins One Step Cleanser
This no-rinse lotion from Clarins takes your time-saving even further by combining your cleanser and toner in one step! Not only does it remove makeup and the dry cells that lead to dull-looking skin, it also contains radiance-boosting orange extract. Oh, and it safeguards the skin against pollution, too. Is there anything this product can’t do?
Shop the Clarins One Step Cleanser.
5. La-Roche Posay Dermo-Cleanser
Another great one for sensitive complexions, this milky cleanser removes makeup and impurities without irritating the skin. In fact, the no-rinse formula is so soothing that it feels more like a moisturiser than it does a cleanser! It’s also enriched with glycerin, which helps to add moisture back to dehydrated skin.
Shop the La-Roche Posay Dermo-Cleanser.
6. Shu Uemura Anti-Oxi+ Skin Refining Cleansing Oil
Many Shu Uemura fanatics consider this the holy grail of makeup removers. While it will remove stubborn makeup, it will also do a whole lot more! The cleansing oil is enriched with antioxidants like green tea and moringa, that help to refine the skin and restore radiance. It’s also anti-pollutant and smells amazing, with notes of lavender, cardamom and geranium.
7. Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser
Gentle, calming, rinse-free — this cleansing gel ticks all the right boxes for the colder months. It also helps to combat skin sensitivity caused by exposure to pollutants and harsh climate conditions. While you do have the option of rinsing it off, it comes off just as easily with a tissue or cotton pad.
Shop the Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser.