I finally figured out this has been the root of all my break outs. My skin is usually pretty easy to take care of and as soon as I switched to this cleanser my pores started getting clogged and I had a lot more break outs but I attributed it to stress of starting the semester. After several other products I know work for my skin I figured this was the only thing in my routine that changed. Now that I've stopped using it, my skin is clearing up again. (Slowly)
This is a nice cleanser, especially for the price. As other have stated, you only need a tiny bit to use on your face and it foams up decently helping to get rid of any other dirt or makeup my wipes have missed. This does have a light scent to it for those that are sensitive to such things and it gives your skin that squeaky clean feeling, like if you were to use a bar soap almost, so be sure to moisturize after cleansing. I have been using this for over 4 months and still have some left. The pump dispenser makes this a breeze to use in my night time routine, just stick by sink and wash face before shower. I will probably try another face wash when this is used up, but if in a pinch I know I could always rely on this one working just fine for me.
I probably made a mistake buying this in the first place (based upon my skin type) but this was not a good cleanser for me. Very harsh, left me with that strange 'squeaky' feeling - leading to crazy oiliness when I would wake up the next day. I soon broke out pretty badly after starting to use it and threw the rest out before finishing it.
Love it. Texture was better skin was brighter and it really deep cleans the skin well.
I'm not sure about this but this is the replacement for Skin Genesis Pore Minimizing Gel Cleanser (which I really love but discontinued) their list of ingredients are the same but except this one has Sodium Hyroxide.
This has a slightly soapy feeling, and seemed to clean well with beginning use. After a few more usesmy skin felt a bit dry after rinsing, and pores look a bit clogged. I continue to try the cleanser and day/night moisturizer for about 2 months, to no avail. Unfortunately, this line did not work for my skin, and it left residue and clogged my pores.
i have acne prone skin but this product didn't cause any breakouts. maybe a few small pimples here and there but they disappear quickly. it may feel overdrying but as long as i put the intense serum afterwards (i use the dark spot serum corrector) it's fine. my skin feels really clean even after all the make up i put on for the whole day and soft and fresh :) i dont need to use much to lather.
i've bought this twice and have no problem with it. but lately it's been hard finding it in stores like walmart or target. i can only get it in drugstores. which i hate because its an extra $2 or more. im such a cheapie x.x
I have oily skin, that acne prone. I wear a liquid foundation everyday. I have never had a cleanser clean my face like this one! It removed my mascara and foundation like a dream. I cleanse it twice, once to remove my makeup and again, to clear my pores. The smell is horrible but you get used to it.
I'm happy with the product except the fact that it tends to really dry my skin. I have combination acne prone skin but I usually don't have problems with dryness. Besides this, cleansing power is good, removes most of my makeup very effectively. The foaming action is great and foams feel very good on my face. Scent is pleasant floral/green plant smell, but can be a turn-off if you don't like scents in facial wash. I did not find the cleanser irritating my eyes. Curiously enough, I tend to feel skin tightening after washing my face with this. I wonder if it does anything on wrinkles and lines but I haven't used long enough to tell.
**update**I have found a solution to the drying problem. I apply oil (i.e. rosehip oil) before I use this cleanser and the oil balances the strong soapiness so in the end my skin feels much less dry than before, but still a little bit dry.
I have been using this face wash for about 3 weeks now, and I am very happy with it.
The pump bottle is great. You only need a tiny bit, as it lathers REALLY well.
The lather is so soft and smooth and feels great on my skin as I wash.
Gets all my make up off.
My skin feels super silky after I've washed it.
(I bought it on sale at Shoppers in Langley, BC for $9.99)
3 months later Update: I used it all up, sitll loving it, and will be repurchasing today :)