The very fist use my skin felt so clean and just different compared to other cleansers I have ever used. I really enjoyed it. The very next morning a large cystic blemish that was deep in my skin was literally almost gone. Just the smalled bump was left.
I will say though that the first 2-3 washes I did notice some tightness and slight dryness to my skin (kind of like when you start using benzoyl peroxide).
I also decided that what was happening was my skin was actually being exfoliated and shedding dead skin that was on the surface.
After 4-5 days I think that is exactly what was happening. My skin looked SO much better.
All the little hard bumps under the skin were GONE
This face wash stopped working for me. It also did not cleanse that great. I Went repurchase.
I absolutely love this cleanser. I like to use this specifically when I have makeup on because it removes every last drop leaving my skin feeling clean, refreshed, and smooth. Also, it doesn't dry out my skin like most cleansers do for me, but doesn't leave my skin feeling oily either. It's great, definitely my favorite cleanser.
OMYGOSH!! I LOVE THIS STUFF! So, I got this back in March at my drugstore on sale for THREE BUCKS!! So I grabbed two and started using it immediately. And let me tell you, I broke out so bad!! Like deep- seated pimples all over my cheeks!! But I told myself, "Stay calm. Remember, when you start a new skincare product (if it does its job), your skin WILL purge." So I cleansed and waited again and again. By the way, this was my worst breakout I have ever had AND it took forever to heal, two weeks forever! So after it cleared up, I took a good, long look at my skin and I noticed my skin was GLOWING!! My skin looked so healthy, even-toned, and my acne scars have even faded a little !! So the product itself has an amazing citrus scent, not overpowering, and the scent doesn't stay on your skin. It's super thick, so you don't need a lot, thus making this last longer! Your skin feels super clean and smooth after you use it and it doesn't burn my eyes! As for taking off my makeup, I think it does a good job if you're not wearing waterproof makeup. So this will probably last me till Christmas. Ummm...what else can I say....oh! This is great for oily or problematic skin types as it doesn't dry your skin out much! Hope this was helpful!
I am about rebuy this product. When I find a good cleanser, I tend to be loyal. It is textured, unscented with a consistency I find pleasing on my skin. I have sensitive skin but I find that this product hits the sweet spot between cleansing my skin without drying or irritating it--quite hard to find. I feel like the texture of my skin has actually improved since I started using this product. I am going to buy my second bottle of it tonight.
I picked up this cleanser randomly and Im glad I did. It's very refreshing, clean and gets off all my makeup with one wash. I have combination skin and it seems to be leaving my skin nice, not too dry but just right. I always have a glow right after. Very happy
I was very pleased with this product. It removed all makeup without leaving residue that breaks me out, wasn't drying, and did indeed appear to brighten up my skin. The brightening part is what got me interested. I have uneven skin tone due to sun exposure and birth control.
So I'm 3/4 of the way through the jar when I'm out at the pool (wearing spf 25) and my husband says to me, "oh wow why is your face so splotchy?" I know I have some light melasma, but nothing remarkable. So I went and looked in the mirror in the bathroom and sure enough, the brown mask was out in full force. I decided enough pool for the day and went in.
Now, I have been noticing my skin had been a bit uneven lately, but I figured it was just a phase. But this was too much. Why was my skin significantly different?
I thought about what I was using, and although I do use chemical exfoliants (BHA and AHA) I also use a well formulated sunscreen and things had been improving. Now they were getting worse. Why? The only new thing was this cleanser, so I quit it and went to a super calming oil cleansing method. I saw improvement in days. I can only guess that the citrus "extracts" in this cleanser must have somehow remained on the skin and increased photosensitivity. I've heard of that happening, and I know that Paula Begoun frequently cites them as a potentially dangerous ingredient. I figured it was no big deal because I wash it off, right? Maybe I was wrong.
I've tried a dozen different cleansers, and this one is my favorite by far. (cleansers I've tried include Cetaphil, Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, Clinique Rinse Off Wash, Olay Foaming Face Wash, Lancome Creme Radiance, Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, Aveeno Clear complexion, and Biore Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser)
The main thing I look for in a cleanser is the overall cleanliness of my face, I use it to take off my makeup. I "loosen" my makeup with warm water, lather the cleanser into a microfiber washcloth, rub it into my skin, let it sit, then rinse off. After that, I'll take off any residual makeup or dirt with grapeseed oil, and a ACV toner. A cleanser that actually gets my face clean is very important, I need one that can get off the maximum amount of my makeup and mascara. I only have to use a little of this cleanser, and it takes off far more of my makeup, making my skincare process shorter and more efficient.
It leaves my skin feeling very soft, and it really does feel radiant somehow. Unlike other cleansers, my skin doesn't feel tight afterwards, but feels firmer.
While washing, my eyes don't sting or burn, and it may be fragranced, but it is a really addictive, fresh, almost apply-citrusy Garnier smell that I love.
It is a clear, and yes, cushiony gel, and the pump dispenses the perfect amount. It feels like a very luxurious cleanser! In addition, it's pretty darn cheap, and you get a ton of it! Cleansers usually only last me a little over a month. But I'm only halfway through this bottle, and I've been using it for 3 months!
Overall, I'm very impressed and it's an HG for me! I highly recommend this product!
The only reason I bought this was because it was on sale at Target and I can see why it was in the clearance section. The pump was broken and stuck so I had to manually open it every time. While I do like the idea of trying gel (as I've never used a gel makeup remover), I had to take a whole bunch each time because less was not sufficient, and I don't even wear a lot of makeup! It feels like while lathering, but it doesn't take everything off, or even most of it. I have to cleanse my face a second time in the shower (with another cleanser) every night to make sure I get all the dirt off.
I really like this cleanser. I think it's basically the same as the detoxifying gel cleanser they used to make, but I really liked that too! I have combo/congested skin, that is somewhat sensitive to products. This does not irritate my skin at all. I think it has helped with my skin congestion, but it has not improved it dramatically. This is a good cleanser for combo skin because it helps control my oily areas and has helped my dry areas as well. This removes makeup well, but I don't use it around my eyes. I LOVE the smell, and I love the feel of the cleanser. You don't need a lot to get a nice non-drying foamy lather. The lather itself feels soft, so it's very pampering to use. This is a good, basic cleanser, and I have noticed an improvement in my skin since I began using it about 3 months ago.
Great smell, cleans well. Does not leave a film or feel too dry. I can only find this on amazon.