I have oily, sensitive skin with (if not treated right) some rosacea. My skin dries out from most foaming cleansers, so I prefer a non-foaming one (to remove with a muslin cloth). But when I cleanse in the shower it is easier to use a water soluble cleanser, so I am still looking for that perfect one.
This is not perfect, but good enough. I have used it during my holidays in Greece to remove my sunscreen and it worked fine. Now I use it about once or twice a week and that is okay too. But it is too drying to use every day. So I finish the bottle and maybe will buy again.
I've been using this cleanser for almost a year now. I absolutely love it. Even though it is not fragranced, it has a very subtle herbal smell that I find to be pleasant. It lathers just enough to my tastes, and it gets off all my face makeup (not mascara, I use something else to remove that). It washes clean and never strips my face of moisture. My face just feels clean and refreshed after I use it. I'll repurchase a thousand times over.
LOVE this cleanser! It's the only one I can use for taking off makeup and thoroughly cleansing my oily but very sensitive skin. It doesn't sting at all if it gets into the eyes, and rinses clean. I use a good quarter-sized dollop, and sometimes rinse & repeat (if I've worn heavier makeup that day). It never irritates or dries me out. Some have called it "slimey" but I'd say it is simply a nice gel texture that lathers nicely as long as you wet your face first and use enough water. I've repurchased this one many time, and will continue using it (along with its companion toner, which is also very soothing).
Sooo slimey, like washing in snail trails. And ugh the taste of this: if it gets close to your mouth, made me gag...and it doesn't go away. It actually made me feel like I was going to yak and I am not prone to that. Also not sure it takes off my makeup that well but I do oil cleanse first however some residue remained anyway so did it do ANYTHING at all besides make me feel sick?
I would never subject a poor baby to this stuff as it says on the bottle. If it ever got close to their poor mouth, they would be screaming!
I recently ordered this cleanser online after reading all the great reviews and unfortunately it wasn't meant for me. I have only used it twice and i had to stop because it dried the hell out of my face! It was so bad, I couldn't even wear foundation for the next couple of days because my skin was so flaky. It actually made my skin burn and turn red, especially my lips. I couldn't imagine using that on a babys face... seriously, safe for baby too? I don't think so....
I was expecting a lot more from a cleanser made from a lady whose life revolves around skin care! I don't recommend this cleanser.. Now I have to pay for it to get shipped back to get my refund.
I found it interesting that they wouldn't add my review to the website either. It said it had to be approved before it would be posted, that's so shady!!
This was just way too much of a hassle.. booo
I started using this a little over a month and a half ago along with the other products from the Earth Sourced line, and I loved them. They were gentle, almost completely natural, and left my skin feeling soft and healthy. I used to have very bad acne and went on medication to help. When my skin cleared, I went off the medication and haven't needed it since. Now, after using this cleanser for over a month, I have small bumps on the sides of my cheeks and my skin (especially my nose) is very red and constantly flaky. I think for less sensitive skin, this would be a great skincare system, but after a while I feel as though this cleanser is a very expensive, mostly natural, plain old cleanser. Not bad, but not good, for me at least.
After battling with cleansers for what seems like an eternity, I finally found an excellent cleanser! I am 22 with combination skin whereas my chin is prone to breakouts. As this doesn't nessessarily help with healing my breakouts, it is an amazing cleanser for my sensitive skin as well as getting rid of makeup and it makes my skin very soft. I cleanse my face twice daily with this (morning/night). At night, I will cleanse with this, and then follow with Paula's BHA 2% gel (which DOES help breakouts fyi).
For the past 3 years, I was alternating between Origins and DHC's cleansing oils, which I loved, but had to stop using because the fragrant essential oils in them were causing little rosacea-like bumps on my cheeks. I tried Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm but didn't like the super thick consistency or $28 price tag. So, I switched to Paula's Earth Sourced Cleanser and am on my 3rd bottle.
This is silky and foams up well, removes most makeup, and has no irritating fragrance or harmful ingredients. (Most "gentle" drugstore cleansers still contain sulfates, parabens and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives.)
My complaints are that it's too drying / foaming for my normal skin, especially in the Chicago winter. I also wish it melted away makeup easier. To remove all makeup, I add a squirt of Trader Joe's jojoba oil to this with each use. I really wish Paula would create a fragrance-free Cleansing Oil!!
Superior gel cleanser. I couldn't care less about the natural ingredients and I don't like the smell of this (unfragranced) cleanser; however, it is extremely gentle/soothing as well as very effective at removing makeup and rinsing clean. The texture is a lot like aloe vera gel. (PC calls it "silky" though I would probably call it "slick.") Absolutely non-irritating, even when my skin is more reactive. Very low lather. A really nice formulation.
Update 23 February 2013: Still using and loving this face wash. One of the few products I've ever re-purchased.
I was using Simple's Refreshing Wash Gel before, but felt like it wasn't properly removing makeup so I decided to give this one a try, since I know that PC's cleansers are usually pretty thorough in that respect. I love it!!! It glides on effortlessly, lathers minimally and rinses off cleanly without leaving a film. It does remove oil and makeup very well and in the summer I have no need for an extra moisturizer (I have very oily skin). The only thing that I'm not too crazy about is the packaging and the scent, but those are just minor considerations that don't sway me away from loving this face wash! I find it less drying than PC's Skin Balancing Cleansing Gel, which is one that I also loved for my oily/combo/sensitive skin.