This has really helped my skin for the better. Not irritating at all, very gentle. I have dry skin so i do need to use a moisturizer after this but thats like every other cleanser. It does balance my skin so its not overly dry like most other acne cleansers. My only gripe is the consistancy.. too watery!!! i feel like i lose some every time i pour it out.. i wish it were a little thicker.
Before I bought this product, I read the reviews on here, about how great it was and that your skin 'feels the way it's suppose to', and I was skeptical. I've tried A LOT of acne products over the past years (and I'm only 20), I've tried proactiv, neutrogena, clean & clear, acne free and lots of others, but they either made my skin worse, flaky, dry or oily. I have what I would say it between mild and severe, I break out more on that time of the month.
Anyways, I've been using the cleanser for a week and I must say I love the results! My skin does "feel the way it's suppose to"! It's smooth, supple, and has cleared up alot :D I'm also happy that it's basically almost 100% natural. It smells good, kinda cirtrusy/woodsy. It doesn't lather up alot, leaves me skin feeling squaky clean. Now I don't even have to wear as much makeup.
If you suffer from acne, mild or severe, I suggest this product! It's well worth the purchase! :)
I cannot recommend this product enough to anyone who has ever had to deal with acne! I am one of those people who have "tried everything"- I'm 34, and I've been dealing with moderate breakouts since I was 13. People often tell me I have "perfect" skin, but I've always had to wear mineral make-up and just got really good at hiding my blemishes- and I have a hard time not cringing when people compliment my skin, because if only they saw what it was really like.. (!) I've only been using natural products for the past 15 years, and had been spending tons of money on Dr. Hauschka's cleansing cream, clay mask and toner until now, alternating with Lush's Angels on Bare Skin, because those didn't aggrevate my skin, at least. They didn't keep me from breaking out, though, and sometimes they didn't help at all, depending on the state of my hormones! I was having one of the worst breakouts of my life a few weeks ago- unusually bad- and I decided to try this based on the few (but positive) reviews, and OH MY GOD- overnight, my skin changed dramatically! I *should* have porcelain skin, but rarely do, and this cleanser calmed my skin immediately and cleared it up within days. I love everything about it and will probably never use anything else from this point on- I was even able to give up toner altogether, and I don't even have to use a moisturizer afterward (although I did buy the accompanying moisturizer, which I'm about to try). Considering I was spending $30 to $60 on each Hauschka product before, a $10 bottle of cleanser is a dream. You really don't need to use much, so it will last a long time. I was originally going to pass it up because I've never had good results from salicylic acid products (I've also tried Nature's Gate, Collective Wellbeing and other natural brands, and they were too drying), but this cleanser is perfect- it's refreshing, clears your skin and doesn't dry at all. If I were rich, I'd buy a truckload of this stuff and give it to anyone I saw who has skin issues! It's amazing.
This has cleared up my blackheads, oily skin, dry/flaky patches, and made my skin smooth. Wasn't sure about it since the price was little high ($9.99) but sure is worth it! You don't need alot so the bottle should last me a long time. Rinses off easy. Will sting your eyes if you are not careful. Will buy again!
PS The oiliness disappeared immediately with the first use but it took a little longer for the blackheads to shrink/disappear. But they haven't come back so can't complain.
This stuff is the absolute BEST! I got this free because I'm a BzzAgent. It's great stuff. Between this & the spot treatment I haven't had a breakout in over a month (even during hormonal times). I do have normal skin, no acne but breakouts weren't uncommon for me
New Post: So i'm back! I have been using the cleanser for several weeks and I am still in love with it! My skin is spotless at this time which is absolutely amazing. I have spent the last 6 years of my life with painful acne and it is finally gone! I feel like this is a super success story and I really hope that if you try this product it works as well for you. No more wanting to hide my face. I feel like a truly natural beautiful woman for the first time in my life. I'm very satisfied with this product!
Original Post:I love this cleanser. I have moderate acne and have tried everything. I've even been to the Derm Dr. and was put on acne medicine, but I would still break out. I'm trying to take a more holistic approach to my skincare and this product is virtually natural (99.4%). This cleanser paired with the Burt's Bees Acne Solutions Moisturizing Lotion (100% natural) is working wonders for my skin. I've been using the product for about 5 days now and am very satisfied. I understand that I need to give it longer, so I will post again in several weeks on the results. Again, you have to use as directed to see the results. I've got my fingers crossed that it continues to work!
Well, I just used this last night, but it seems pretty great. My face was less oily/broken out than usual this morning. It's a little tricky to use, I just poured it on my Clarisonic and mussed it up a bit, but it lathered pretty well, and it seemed to rinse off well. I will update later.
Well, my nose which was super oily really benefited from the product. It felt really oil free. My forehead which is acne prone felt tight, but nothing my Loreal toner wouldn't fix. But my cheeks and chin which is normal felt very dry and tight.
So I'm on the fence with this product. I'll try toner and moisturizers to see if it helps. Maybe dilute it? No results so far, but I only used it once so I'll continue to update.
I like that it's natural and doesn't strip my skin. It's a nice cleanser to use when your face just needs a little cleansing and you don't feel like whipping out the heavy duty stuff. I use this mostly in the shower mid-day after a workout or something. I don't think this prevents breakouts at all really, I need stronger stuff for that, but it's a nice facial cleanser. Also, I wouldn't recommend this while traveling. While it shuts just fine, it can open easily and it's a runny formula which you do NOT want getting everywhere. Not bad to use as a gentle cleanser, on the fence about getting it again. It would help if it were a little bit cheaper since it's not my main facial cleanser.
IF YOU HAVE TRIED *EVERYTHING* FOR YOUR ACNE AND NOTHING HAS WORKED, YOU -NEED- THIS.
Oh my God. I don't even know where to start with this product. It is like a miracle, really. I was getting so depressed and desperate about my skin, and I couldn't find anything that helped because I am allergic to Benzoyl Peroxide. I have tried everything from prescription medicines from the Dermatologist to just about all skincare brands both in drugstore and department store. This product caught my eye because it is nearly 100% natural, and Burt's Bees has always been kind to my body with their ingredients. Upon first glance, I noticed that this 'gel' was very liquidy. I was concerned about the lather and how well it would remove makeup. Just a quarter-sized amount of this removes all traces of my foundation and powder, and leaves skin silky smooth and fresh feeling. You'll really feel like you got a deep clean without the dryness. I promise you, your skin will not feel dry at all. The only way I can describe the way my skin feels after I use this is... Right. My skin feels like the way it should. This cleanser also has a really comforting, citrus-earthy smell. I really like it, and it just adds a little bit more to my experience. I feel like I'm using something pure instead of something that smells like chemicals. What I like most about this is that it balances my skin. It does not suck out all of the natural oils, but it does remove the excess while leaving your skin comfortable and never tight.
Seriously, I'm telling you right now... I am extremely picky on the products that I use and I am a skincare addict. Please, if you have acne, mild or severe, give this product a shot. Not only has it given me my confidence back, but it has also gotten rid of the pain and suffering my acne caused me. I use this in conjunction with the Burt's Bees spot treatment (not the blemish stick). I have a review up on that, as well.
My only complaint about it is the plastic of the bottle is a little thick, so it makes it a little hard to squeeze the cleanser out.