This worked for me. Stopped my skin from breaking out. However, it was a bit drying.
I've actually repurchased this so many times I've lost count over the years. I used this back when I had teenage acne and haven't had a need to replace it--it contains 2% salicylic acid which helps keep breakouts and oily skin at bay. I use this once a day before my Retin-A and do not find it excessively drying; I used to use it twice daily, now I just use it at night and use a good moisturizer in the AM. It's just a good basic face wash for me--no fancy scent, no extra ingredients promising wrinkle repair or perfect pore less skin, just a good way to remove oil and makeup without getting too fancy. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because I just opened a new bottle and it smells strange--I'm trying to figure out if they changed the ingredients because it doesn't smell like the same product ive been using for the last ~6 years.
This is a cleanser I have actually repurchased, which I rarely do with any beauty products (I get bored easily). Now I just buy the Walmart Equate or Family Dollar knockoffs of this, because it's identical and costs less. I love the light scent this has, the fact it removes every trace of makeup, leaves my skin totally clean but not overly dry and tight, and that it fights against breakouts. I also prefer pump cleansers (makes washing my face easier/quicker). Really, there is nothing bad I can say about it, except that dry skin-types will likely need to follow with a moisturizer.
This product was very drying but didn't break me out like the majority of people that have used it. My skin is pretty oily and it only controlled the oil for a few hours after using it, i'd probably buy this again but i cant exactly say its my favourite face wash.
Did absolutely nothing for my skin. The consistency of the cleanser is kind of sticky and does not smell that appealing either. I like that it foams and feels like all of my makeup is getting washed away but in the end, it does not help to treat acne and dried my face out terribly.
I stopped using this a long time ago... Tried to use it when I had a really bad breakout a few yrs ago and it only made it worse! Way too harsh for me.
Makes my face EXTREMELY dry which yeah it helps with the existing zit but then my face is so dry it creates more acne. Cream cleanser works better with the right ingredients.
I wanted a cleanser to really clean my skin of makeup/dirt/oil/whatever and to help with my acne, which isn't awful (it was worse as a teenager) but is very stubborn and fluctuates horribly. The bottom line is that it works, it's helped immensely with my acne, but it does dry out my skin. It's designed to dry out oil and thus prevent acne. However, my skin is very oily, so if anything this wash just returns it to a "normal" state.
I use it 2x a day, once with the Olay rotating brush and once without, followed by a toner, pimple treatment, and moisturizer afterward. That's a lot of stuff going on but my skin is pretty durable, and this cleanser is mild compared to other things I've tried in the past.
So, this will work, if 1) your skin isn't sensitive, 2) your skin is oily, and 3) you take care of it afterward. If any of those aren't true, you might want to steer clear. I'd give this a 5 if it seemed like it would work for more people.
Worst cleanser EVER. Super drying! It also made me breakout like crazy. So I was stuck with dry bumpy skin until I ceased to use it. Now I use Ponds Luminous Daily Exfoliating Cleanser and my skin is perfectly soft and healthy.
A very mild solution, I was expecting better results.