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Cleansers - Mary Kay - Velocity Facial Cleanser

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rated 3.7(160 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.7
  • 64% would buy again
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rated 5 of 5 on 7/30/2012 12:14:00 PM More reviews by nicolantonio

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

Only thing I will use on my face and I have VERY angry sensitive fair skin. Was introduced by a friend who sold MK and was hesitant..had intermittent acne and almost every cleanser made my skin red/irritated. Proactiv made my skin lose all elasticity completely and I only had mild (maybe 1-2 whiteheads a month).

I have been using thisfor 3 years now. It is not marketed specifically as an acne wash, but it kept my acne at bay (if you have clear skin it will keep it clear, it will not spot treat pimples). Provides just enough of everything (cleansing, toning, exfoliating) for me and my skin reacts well to it, esp. when used with the moisturizer. A bottle last a while for me, so I am willing to shell the $ for it.

Only cleanser/moisturizer I have ever repurchased (4 or 5 times). Love. Love. If they ever pulled it off the market I would cry.

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rated 4 of 5 on 7/3/2012 12:50:00 PM More reviews by TitaniumRose

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Other Eyes: Brown

It's a good cleanser. It's also a slow worker, but it does work. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again, but for now I put yes. I love the velocity moisturizer too <3

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rated 2 of 5 on 4/30/2012 12:03:00 PM More reviews by misscherstar

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I was using Avon Anew, but wanted to try something different for my small breakouts i have around my pierod time and i heard that proactive can stain your wash rags and bedding and clothes. But the smell of this Velocity is crazy! It smells like freaking urine or something! This cleanser would be perfect if it was fragrance free. On the other hand i like how you only have to use a tiny amount because it spreads really well, but i dont know if i can get past the dreadful, horrid smell.

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/29/2012 6:27:00 PM More reviews by Nanou2

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I absolutely love this product. It smells amazing too!

So many great ingredients are packed into this cleanser. I have combination skin that tends to flare up often. I wanted a cleanser that could tackle acne but not dry my skin out. I tried lots of different cleansers but they were either too drying or didn't work.

Salicylic Acid in a cleanser is too harsh for my skin and that's all I seemed to find in acne cleansers. This is Salicylic Acid free! :)

This one tightens my skin up by just the right amount. No dryness and I feel super clean afterwards. I can't comment much on it's effects on acne but it seems to help.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/7/2012 3:01:00 AM More reviews by Nadia1007

Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green

I have been struggling with cystic acne for nearly 15 years and have tried LOTS of products. I used Proactiv for several years but was never completely satisfied and very harsh and drying, which you'd think would be a good thing for my super oily skin but not so; and not to mention it stained all my clothes and towels - what was it doing to my skin?! Then my sister introduced me to Mary Kay. She got me in touch with her consultant, and after a lengthy discussion, she recommended I try Velocity. I've been using it for nearly a year now and my acne has improved so much! I still get the odd breakout here and there, but NOTHING like i used to have to deal with. And it has really helped with my oily skin as well. I am so glad i switched and will not use anything else. I really enjoy the fresh scent as well.

The price is very reasonable and it lasts me about 4 months, which is a really long time for me. I like the squeeze bottle, but a couple of times i didn't close the cap quite tight enough and the cleanser leaked out all over my counter, so now i have to make sure its closed tightly to avoid the mess and wasting this great product. I would recommend this product to teenagers who are just starting to break out; i wish i'd had this product as a teen - it would've saved me a lot of embarrassment; glad i have the opportunity to finally have decent skin.

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rated 5 of 5 on 12/20/2011 12:45:00 AM More reviews by cheniece19

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black

I finally found a cleanser that worked for me! I love this product, I am 19 and for awhile I have been having really terrible skin, but ever since i started using this product it is the only thing that has been working for me lately! I've tried many drugstore cleansers but this is the best! I also use the moisturizer too. This leaves my face fresh, smooth, and clear! definitely recommend!xoxo

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rated 5 of 5 on 11/30/2011 8:47:00 AM More reviews by dmortimer

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I was very reluctant to buy this product because I have used many acne cleansers that haven't worked for me (Clearasil Acne + Scarring, Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit, Neutrogena Bar and the Acne Free System) and the ingredients list for Mary Kay's Velocity Cleanser didn't list the Salicylic acid or Benozyl Peroxide I was used to. I was sure that using this product would end with a massive breakout, but I thought I'd try something new anyway. I have been using this cleanser + the toner and velocity moisturizer for three weeks now and I haven't had even one pimple since. This is a HUGE deal, because I usually wake up with one new pimple everyday. This product did dry me out (though it might have been the toner?), so I use it once a day at night and use Aveeno Positively Ageless in the morning. My face feels great and my skin is so smooth (I wish my acne scars would go away though). I highly recommend this product.

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rated 4 of 5 on 11/28/2011 11:57:00 PM More reviews by MahalHaven

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

So i have been using this cleanser for about 4 months now and i really do like it. it cleared up my horrible acne, reduced my scarring and it does a nice job of cleaning my skin. I would indeed recomend this cleanser to a friend because it work wonders I rated it a four because im not sure if it would work as great without the toner.

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rated 3 of 5 on 10/5/2011 6:34:00 PM More reviews by lovesyou

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

An OK product.I like how it seems to have natural ingerdients,but there are tons of other cleanser that do to.didn't make a big difference to my skin which is why i'm not re-buying.its coool it has little beads in it though.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 8/6/2011 5:01:00 PM More reviews by jcdiva1

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Other Eyes: Black

One of my favorite face washes ever! It cleans really well but it doesn't strip all the moisture from my dry skin. 100% recommended :)

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