I was scared off of this cleanser for quite awhile due to all the reviews that said it was drying. I have dry, sensitive skin that can't deal with anything drying or harsh. I purchased a "try it:" kit from BeneFit that contained this cleanser...I've been using it for about a week and I love it! I was so surprised because I'd pretty much dismissed it. I only use about a pea size, and foam it up between wet hands, and message it into a damp face. It's smooth and creamy feeling, and although it washes away clean, it does not leave my skin dry and tight...on the contrary, my skin felt like silk. No burning, itching, tightness or redness. In fact, since using this cleanser and moisture cream in the same line, my skin has noticeably improved over a short period of time. As with all products, sometimes you need to try it for yourself. I'm very glad I did with this. Minus one lippie for the container. it could be better.
EDIT: I've used this cleanser for an additional week, and I'm liking it more each time I use it. I do not find it drying at all, in fact, I can actually go without moisturizer if I choose, which is rare or me because I have dry, sensitive skin. Loving this! Updated to 5 lippies!
I have oily skin so I rarely need to worry about any cleansing product stripping my skin, but this was just way too drying. Normally when I wash my face at night I don't apply any moisturiser afterwards (I hate how gross and oily my skin feels when I wake up), but after using this product I have to. It literally makes your skin squeaky clean, which I don't think is good in the long term. I also find the fragrance very strong and unpleasant. And the stiff tube makes me think it will be really hard to squeeze out any product once you get to the end. I will not be repurchasing this.
I like this cleanser.
I was first attracted to the packaging, probably the best quality of Benefit products.
Then I was obsessed with the smell. It made me incredibly nostalgic because it smelled just like something my mother used when I was a child.
The cleanser itself is creamy, and it foams fairly well.
It leaves my face feeling clean, but a little bit dry. But that's okay for me, because it helps with my combination skin.
Ahh, i have mixed thoughts on this cleanser.
The cleanser comes in a stiff tube with a twist off cap. This does make it a little difficult to dispense. The consistency is both milky and fluid like, kind of in-between. I found it did foam semi-decently when I massaged it into my damp face. Like the other products in Benefit's skincare line, it has that generic "shampoo" like smell. I try to avoid fragrance in my skincare products, but in regards to this cleanser I didn't mind it too much because its a very "clean" scent. However, I did HATE the scent when it came to the moisturizer in this line. I guess its because the cleanser is washed off while the moisturizer isn't.
After rinsing the cleanser off my face, I did notice it removed my foundation fairly well. I also found it left a tight, dry feeling to my face. I prefer my cleansers to leave a silky moisturized type feeling to my skin. Obviously Foamingly Clean is slightly harsh on the skin. I know people with oilier skin sometimes prefer the squeaky clean feeling, but it is NOT good for your skin.
Overall, I liked the texture and smell of the cleanser, but the packaging and the end results of the cleanser were less than favourable.
This a nice creamy cleanser, takes everything off without drying. A little too creamy for me in warm weather but fine in winter. But I recently couldn't get more out of the container, and cut it open to retrieve the last bits - and there was a TON of product left. I scooped it out and will use it but I bet many people would just toss it, there had to be 1/5 of the container stuck to the walls. So, lousy dispensing system, although I have to say its appearance it what brought me in.
I loved this product! I use this with my clarisonic plus, and need a dime size! it foams up really nicely and leaves my skin feeling so smooth! I used to use Elizabeth ardens cleanser but fancied a change, and boy was it worth it. I would defo buy this again but i am eyeing up the lancomes and macs cleansers. =)
Overall, it is a very nice cleanser, it lathers really well. I use this in conjunction with my S&G mini mitt, and a pea size amount is all I need to cover my face. I love the fragrance of this and always makes me feel like I've been pampered. Since using it (for about 4 months now) I feel like its really controlled my blemishes and given my complexion a brighter look.
Although I admit that it is pricey like the rest of Benefit's products and I could probably find a cheaper alternative, but a little really does go a long way, so the price would probably work out the same.
The packaging is sturdy, but I can see a potential problem when it goes down to half empty, and it would be troublesome to squeeze out. But I'll edit this once I get there.
Hope this helped x
I got a sample of this cleanser and really liked it. My face seemed clearer and fairly calm. When I bought the full-sized product, however, my skin started burning from it. When it was on my face, it would sting, and when I put my moisturizer on afterward, it would burn again. This product feels luxurious in texture and would probably work well for people who don't have such sensitive, troublesome skin, but I had to go back to my simple Olay foaming face wash for sensitive skin.
This is an ok cleanser, nothing special I don't think. Takes off makeup well - you aren't meant to use it on your eyes but I do and it is fine. Smells strong like all BeneFit products, and I think a little overworked like all of their products. The packaging looks nice but the tube is so stiff that I am only half way through and it is already proving hard to get cleanser out. I think it is expensive for what it is - I would spend this much happily on a cleanser but not this one again. It does leave my face feeling nice and clean, but so do far cheaper ones. I want more for my money...
-This smells very nice.
-It foams up with a small amount of product.
-Leaves a squeaky clean feeling on the skin.
-The packaging is cute!
-Doesn't remove well the eye makeup.
-Made my skin feel very very dry, even when moisturizing with a "heavy duty" moisturizer (and I have normal to oily skin!!) :S
Conclusion- It will efficiently take off all your foundation, concealer, and lip stuff. However, you'll need to remove eyeliner and mascara beforehand. Also, I wouldn't try this if you have dry skin... my skin is naturally oily and this product made it feel taut, dry, and wrinkly. I'll finish up this bottle, but will keep looking for a good cleanser...