This cleanser is very good for your skin. I don't feel like it strips anything away, nor does it leave it dry. It feels luxurious. It doesn't remove all traces of makeup (but common, what cleanser does), so I use their gentle toner afterward to clean up any traces of makeup that is left behind. This leave my skin smooth and is helping it recover from their disaster of a acne line that I used prior to this.
I've used many different types of cleansers and I have younger skin and feel that a lot of them dry out my face and irritates it so I decided to purchase the Extra Gentle Cleanser, which I thought was needed.
It is Extra Gentle, it doesn't dry out my face at all, but it also doesn't wash out all of my makeup/foundation. I would find little bit of color while rubbing toner after with a cotton pad. Maybe I'm just not washing it long enough, but it could be better.
If you want something EXTRA gentle like it says and for those who doesn't wear foundation often. This would be a great product if you have sensitive skin/younger skin.
A very soothing, mild cleanser for my hypersensitive, redness-prone, combination, yet blemish prone skin. It leaves my skin very soft and soothed yet moisturized, although I follow this with Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme. I haven't tried this to remove makeup as I always use either CVS Gentle Cleansing Wipes (fragrance free) or Josie Maran's Bear Naked Wipes to remove all of my makeup first in the evening. When I do this, I simply rinse the off the residue left by the wipes and follow that with a gentle wash of cleanser. I find that this leaves my skin more blemish free and assures me of complete makeup removal. Even so, when I followed the wipes with this cleanser, my skin felt soft not irritated or red and not stripped of my skin's natural moisture barrier. This cleanser also feels very good in the morning as well.
I would definitely repurchase.
This product really does add moisture back to your skin, which is a plus for a cleanser. Most of my cleansers dry my skin out and I have to put on moisturizer afterwards. Not so with this cleanser.
It does not irritate my skin at all, which is certainly a plus. However, it isn't that great at removing makeup. It doesn't exfoliate at all, but I don't think it claims to.
In summary, it's a great moisturizing cleanser, but I'd use something else if I wanted to remove makeup or exfoliate. If you're looking for a cleanser that isn't drying or irritating, I highly recommend this product.
Very gentle cleanser for sensitive skin, but I do not feel like it cleanses very well. Also after rinsing it I feel like it leaves a slight film of oily residue.
Neutrogena Extra Gentle cleanser comes in the form of a cleansing cream/milk in a pump bottle. I bought this cleanser specifically to use during winter. My skin sometimes feels uncomfortably tight after cleansing during colder, drier seasons and I prefer cleansing creams/milk as opposed to foaming cleansers.
This cleanser makes my skin feel really smooth, moisturized and soft to the touch; almost as though I had already moisturized it, and not just cleansed! One pump of this is enough to cleansed my entire face and neck area. I also find that since using this product, I don't get dry patches on my cheeks as much as before anymore.
This cleanser won't give you skin that 'squeaky clean' feeling like foaming cleansers, but that is to be expected in cleansing creams/milk.
No breakouts on my sensitive skin from this product. I took 1 lippie off because if I'm wearing heavier makeup, this doesn't completely remove it and I have to sometimes cleanse twice.
This was one of a series of products I bought for my sensitive skin + this, like the others only seemed to worsen the condition (though not as badly as Purpose cleanser did). The consistency is also very gloppy and the packaging causes much problems, as the top always seems to break off and you've got to screw it off to get the product. Extra gentle is a joke. Made my skin dry, no nice moisturizing feel at all. Not good. I am convinced Neutrogena does not know how to make cleansing products at all, though I like their Visibly Even moisturizer very much.
This lotion cleanser is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. It works well on my sensitive and dry skin, but there are other products that feel better on my skin. It does a good job of cleansing and rinses off easily. I remove my makeup with a separate product, so I can't say how effective it is as a makeup remover.
I wish more places carried this criminally overlooked cleanser. True, it is extra gentle, almost lotion-like -- think of a thinned out cold cream cleanser -- and does a pretty good job of removing makeup. Warning: this is best sensitive skin that leans toward dry, even parched. It does leave a slight residue, and oily skins might find it a bit too slippery. I started using this after a bad reaction to sunscreen when even my old standby, Cetaphil, left my skin stingy and chapped. No problems yet, and my skin feels softer than it has in a long time. It does have a slight scent, despite what the label says.
This is the only cleanser that I have found that doesn't irritate my skin. I have extremely sensitive skin and this stuff is great! I also suffer from allergies to just about everything and this is the best I've found thus far.