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End of Summer Cleansers

It might already be September, (I know, where DID the year go…) but summer doesn’t give its’ last hurrah until the 22nd of this month!

As the true end of Summer draws near, I find it’s the perfect time to switch up my skin care. The seasonal changes bring upon a necessary routine transition. Besides layering up on serums and gravitating towards more richer night creams, I find rotating my cleansers helps me with any lingering summer skin fatigue and preps me for some of the colder weather ahead. Here’s my current go-to’s that I’ve found pair nicely with this in-between time of year.

HADA LABO Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

HADA LABO Hydrating Facial Cleanser


The Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Cleanser is a good bridge from summer into fall for those of us with dryer skin types. It’s creamy in consistency, but foams up really well. It does an excellent job removing dirt and makeup with out stripping the skin. The gentle formula leaves my skin clean but rather silky. I like to use this for any cleansing step whether it’s my first, second or morning cleanse depending on how dry my skin is feeling at that time. It’s used on wet skin, so I’ve been mainly keeping it in my shower and lathering it on my face at night as a first cleanse.

It’s got a pretty great formula, especially for something that has such a reasonable price tag. It’s fragrance free, paraben free, soap free, alcohol free, and dye free. (Ulta, Target, Amazon)

OSKIA London Renaissance Cleansing Gel Melting CleanserOSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel


Oskia’s Renaissance Cleansing Gel is such a luxurious cleanser. Applied to dry skin, this gel texture is much more akin to an oil based cleanser. It’s non-foaming formula glides onto the skin, smells fantastic (rose and chamomile), and gives skin a boost from its awesome ingredients list. It has light chemical exfoliating properties from fruit enzymes that remove dead skin cells making it great for removing any lingering grim from those long summer days. This cult status cleanser has Rose, Vitamins (A, B, C and E), Omegas, and Magnesium, providing skin with nutrients and free radical protection. The formula is very hydrating. Again, like Hada Labo, Oskia can be used as a makeup remover and a first or morning cleanse. I personally love to use this in the morning, starting my skin off on a hydrated and protected note.

It’s got such an incredible ingredient list. You can find the complete listing here. It’s a higher price tag cleanser, but great for those who want to invest in a good one. (Beauty Bay, Look Fantastic, Cult Beauty)

SUM 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick


Now I just can’t seem to rave about this cleanser enough! SU:M 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick is one of my all time favorite skincare items. I went into great detail about my love for it a few weeks back (read the post here) so I won’t talk your ear off too much about it. Lets just say this guy is a lovely low PH cleanser that I think would work well during any season and climate. It’s packed with calming and hydrating ingredients like coconut oil, green tea and of course lots of rose. MRCS is a fermented cleanser, with over 90% natural ingredients, and it’s the most travel friendly skincare product I have ever found! I use the Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick as mainly my second cleanse at night, but often rotate it in as a morning cleanser as well!

The light foaming formula is applied to wet skin, and I think It would do well on pretty much any skin type. Free from artificial colors, parabens, and synthetic preservatives. (SokoGlam! MEMEBOX, Amazon)

OSKIA Renaissance Gel HADA LABO Hydrating Facial Cleanser SUM 37 Miracle Rose Stick

These three have been my staples for the past few weeks, and weather dependent, probably for the next few to come! When we get into full fall mode I’ll most likely be switching in some cream based cleansers like Pai’s Camellia and Rose Gentle Cleanser, and maybe some oil based ones as well! Do you find yourself switching up your skin care as the season changes? Do you have a stand out product that you find works well all year round?

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  1. I love the Oskia cleanser and tend to use it all year around. I’ve recently finished my Rose stick cleanser too and am considering repurchasing for the Autumn. I’d really like to give that Hada Labo cleanser a go though. Sounds like my cup of tea and I’ve not tried anything from this brand before.

    Just discovered your blog, by the way, and am loving it! 🙂

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