In my opinion this is an average cleanser. It does well at not drying out my face too much but I don't like the fact that it doesn't foam up and lather into my skin. It is a smooth lotion that when washed off doesn't feel like it did a whole lot for me.
Don't disregard this product because I do have a few girlsfriends that LOVE it but it just wasn't one of my favorites :(
I love this cleanser. I usually use cheaper drugstore cleansers(there are plenty good ones) but decided to try this. Unfortunately I'm hooked. I only use this mornings and my usual simple gel at night.It's a milky , creamy cleanser which is not drying at all. It dosen't foam at first but if you add a little extra water before you rinse it off it does foam up.No perfumes or artificial dyes.. I think perfuming the face be it in cleansers or moisturisers is madness.I read an article by a dermatologist recently saying that fragrance in skin care causes more allergic reactions than anything else, and I beleive it.That' s what I love about this no irritants. Will I repurchase. Definitely !!
Nice gentle cleanser. I like the milky texture. Great for cleansing your face. Not sure about makeup removal. You'll probably need a separate product for that.
I've been using this product for many years. It about the only one that does not irate my sensitive skin. I have combo skin and rosacea. It is creamy/milky in consistency. If you are not use to that just try it for awhile and you will get use to it. This product also removes makeup fairly well.
So far I like this cleanser, I think it cleans well without drying. I think it's going to be pricey to keep using, and there are many great cleansers on the market cheaper than this. But I am dedicated to the skin recovery line and will probably use something less expensive for my p.m. makeup removal wash, and this cleanser for my a.m. wash.
OMG this cleanser is so bad.
I have been using this for a few days, it was a little drying at first so I decided to only use before bed. I noticed my skin started getting a little flaky but not a huge deal... but then it started really irritating my skin. My face turned red after use and it felt like i had a bad sunburn. My lips are still burning from using it last night. How is this possibly made for people with dry skin???
Thanks for the free chemical peel but I'd like my money back please.... and my skin.
As other have noted, this is not the texture of a cream cleanser at all; it is somewhat milky, so the name is misleading. However it preforms like a cream cleanser in the sense that it is low lather and does not strip the skin of moisture.
It removes slight make up ok, but if wearing heavy eyemake up (even if not waterproof) or stubborn sunscreen I would recommend a make up remover or oil cleanser prior to this.
I previously tried Paula's Choice Moisture Boost Cleanser and hated it. It was slightly drying and had a texture that resisted foaming. I decided to still give this cleanser a try though to see how it was. I was thinking/hoping it would be way better.
PROS: It's drugstore cheap per ounce if you get it on sale. Also, soybean oil is ingredient 5, so you're getting an oil cleansing at the same time. My skin has been looking clearer since I've been using this, but I can't for certain say it was this cleanser, since I have changed many things recently.
CONS: Where do I begin? For one, the texture is just horrible! It's the same as the moisture boost, but worse. This is a thin, truly non foaming, MILKY cleanser. (UPDATE: apparently it does foam - if you use too much or use the perfect balance of water to cleanser - does with my scrubblet). "Cream" is as inaccurate as it gets. This texture is totally incompatible with my Skinsonic too. I really don't understand how some people can use this with the Clarisonic or any device. It does not stay in place. The runny texture makes it travel down to the base of the bristles and and stay there, not dispersed thoughout. It's like any cleanser at first, but when spreading it around and adding water to it, it is too thin (even when using hands). I know it isn't supposed to foam or anything (unlike the Moisture Boost cleanser, which merely resists foaming but can be made to anyways, this one truly doesn't), but there is no "density" or substance to this stuff. And this is most important becuase without it, the sonic vibrations can be harsh (like I am using literally no cleanser). I need a cleanser that is dense enough to be "protective/expand", yet stiff enough stay in place. This cleanser is neither of those things. In addition, it feels almost strangely coating. It doesn't rinse off easily or feel like it is rinsing off. And it doesn't even provide any moisture! Since I have started using this cleanser, the skin on my face has been absorbing products like never before. My skin feels dry, yet it's not making tons of oil or anything. I recently wrote a review on a Neutrogena sunscreen and while I liked it, it never dried on my skin. It just felt heavy. Sometimes I put on products and they sit on top of my skin or feel too emollient for a very long time. However, when I use this cleanser, that never happens. It's like the skin on my face mimics the skin on my body when I use this. Everything just fully dries down/absorbs, and quickly. A couple times I have moved my face (like my jaw or such) and it feels tight. How is this a cleanser for dry skin?
OTHER: Surprisingly it removes makeup. I didn't trust it to, but it did. Still, I would go over with a towel or napkin or something.
OVERALL: This is one of the worst cleansers I have ever used. It hasn't caused breakouts and it doesn't irritate my skin, so that's good, but it's just annoying to use. Too much working in and rinsing off required. I have a love-hate relationship with the absorbtion thing too - I love how everything absorbs so quickly, but but is this normal or harmful given how dry I can be when layering things after? I still want to try the Resist cleanser but that's not sold in bulk and is too expensive for cleanser IMO, so I guess I'm done at this point.
After trying a lot of PC products and not seeing much results in a lot of them I was about to give up hope. Thankfully I did not :) Recently I orded this cleanser since I was looking for a good cleanser for dry skin. I have dry acne prone skin, which is also quite flaky. So I was looking for something which wouldnt cause break outs and hopefully help a bit with the flakyness. Im so happy with this :) Its a very milky like texture and removes make-up very well. Its also very soft and gentle and I havent noticed any break outs since I used this. I've been using this for 2 weeks together with some samples I got from the resist toner and the AHA 8% exfolliant (BHA, only causes more break outs for me) and my skin has totally cleared up. Its no longer flaky and my break outs are now up to a minimum. I really recommend this cleanser for everybody with dry (acneprone) skin. The only thing I dislike is the smell, it smells really bad. The cleanser doesnt contain any perfume, so I have no idea what it is, but It aint nice. However who cares if it works this great anyway :P
Though PC calls this a cream cleanser, it is milky, not what I would consider creamy. The texture is pretty thin, so if you want a true cream cleanser, I recommend getting samples of both this and the RESIST cleanser first for comparison. (Both the RESIST and Skin Balancing cleansers have a creamier texture than this.) Personally, I like milky cleansers. I do find this soothing and mild, and it takes off all my makeup in one to two passes. I occasionally get allergic hives on my chest, and this is a great cleanser for those days. It's also quite economical, especially in the large size.