I love Michael Todd True Organics, but this product is not for me. It's meant for someone with more oily skin. My skin felt very tight after using this. I much prefer the Skin Defender cleanser from their line which makes my skin feel amazing.
I purchased this cleanser after a lot of research into the brand and ingredients. I was looking for a cleanser that was gentle and simple since I've started using some glycolic acid based creams. My skin is pretty combination, as I get extremely oily on my cheeks and temples, while my forehead is relatively dry. However, this cleanser completely dries my skin out! I load up on my moisturizer, but my skin still feels really tight. The cleanser itself does a good job at cleansing, the packaging is good (though I can't figure out how to twist the pump close) and the smell is nice. But I won't be repurchasing because I find it way too drying, and that isn't usually the case for most cleansers I use.
Edit!!!: I've upped my rating to 4 lippies. I've found that my skin has gotten used to the cleanser and now, my moisturizer does a good job of counteracting the dryness. Moreover, this cleanser is great for taking off makeup! I massage it into my skin for a minute, rinse, and then wash my face again just to make sure I've gotten everything off. I also use it to clean off my beauty blender. I also just realized how economical the cleanser is; you get quite a bit for 22 dollars (the sale price). Overall, I may not repurchase this because I feel like I can get a better cleanser more conveniently. But still, give this a go! It seems like a lovely brand, and it is quite the lovely cleanser.
I have eczema so my skin is both dry and sensitive. My skin cannot handle a lot of cleansers and moisturizers since they are filled with chemicals, so they irritate my skin. But I was watching a video by Gossmakeupartist and he recommended this product. He said that this product was organic, so I became curious and found the official website. After looking through the website, I decided on this cleaner and two other items (Cranberry and Antiox Toner & Citrus Cream Moisturizer).
This cleanser manages to wash off all my makeup, but it does not make my skin dry (nor does it cause it to burn and turn red which has always been a problem for me). It has a nice fragrance and a little goes a long way. You don't need a lot of product, I use half a pump and it's enough to take care of my entire face. I love this product and I definitely will be buying it again! continued >>
The first few times I tried this cleanser, my skin felt so dry and parched, I couldn't understand how this was being touted as "gentle." However, after maybe about 4-5 times, my skin got used it. The liquidy ivory/beige colored cleanser doesn't create fluffy, luxurious suds, but more of a thin lather. When I rinse it off, my skin feels squeaky clean (literally I can hear it squeak like clean Tupperware), but still feels incredible soft. It's supposed to remove makeup as well (and reviews on the internet indicate even waterproof mascara washed off), but for me, I always have leftover mascara/eyeliner around the eyes. It hasn't caused breakouts, but at the same time, it hasn't prevented breakouts either. It comes in a pump which you can twist to open and close, but unfortunately, when I first received the bottle, not only would the pump not lock, but the cleanser leaked out of the "neck" when in the "open" position. I've tried TONS of other cleansers (Cerave, Shiseido, Neutrogena, Philosophy, Sumaxin, F.A.B.), and in my opinion, this isn't anything special. Maybe my expectations were too high based on reviews online, but it's just meh for me. I won't be purchasing again.