I love this stuff. IT is my favorite cleanser. I used to have nasty oily skin, now I only get minorly oily at the end of the day or first thing in the morning. I find it doesn't have a bad smell and after cleaning I feel super soft and cleansed. all I need is an exfoliator for dry patches sometimes and I am good to go!!!
I'm throwing away my bottle today after yet another big ol' breakout following use. I don't know what's different in this cleanser compared to other, similar formulas, but I'm guessing the fragrance contains an irritant or some ingredient is in a higher proportion here than in anything I've tried before. It's been like clockwork: I use this cleanser, and the next day, an epic breakout starts. I'm done giving it second (third, tenth) chances.
This does a pretty good job at oil-control but I think I would like to try other cleansers. It does not break me out which is a bonus, I may buy again because the price is good! EDIT:
It doesn't help in really warm conditions, I still have shine breakthrough so I would not re-purchase
A friend of mine gave me this cleanser when she got a few bottles free by doing her extreme couponing. I have normal skin but due to living in Florida, where the heat and humidity are extreme in the summer, my skin for the most part is always oily. I really love this stuff. It doesn't have much of a scent and has a gel-like texture and it comes with a convenient pump which I love, because I only need one pump per use. I use this everyday in the shower and I don't even need to use any makeup remover because this stuff takes all my makeup off and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I've noticed that it really does balance out the oil in my skin. Compared to other basic cleansers I've used this one by far is the only one I have used to actually combat my shiny, oily skin and keep it in control. I haven't had any break outs using this, in fact it kept my acne in check. I definitely would recommend this cleanser!
This cleanser was just okay. Though it claims to balance combination skin, I didn't feel like this did it for me. It left my skin feeling very tight after use, so I only used it sparingly (a dime size drop when washing my face in the morning and at night). With a good moisturizer on my side, this cleanser didn't cause any irritation or acne. I can see how this cleanser would break someone out though because of how drying it is on the skin. If you tend to have very oily skin, this may be a good cleanser for you, but those with combo-dry skin- stay away!
After 3 days of use, this ruined my face. My skin is now completely broken out, red, dry, and blotchy. Be very careful if you try this. So upset.
Got this cheap, so decided to give it a go. Its very soapy, which I don't like. It's a clear gel like consistency. This just really strips my face and made my face feel really tight and uncomfortable. I have oily skin, so I prefer cleansers that leave my skin feeling normal so I can skip moisturizer if I want. This does not! Well, it removed the last traces of makeup pretty well at the expense of my face feeling dry.
This cleanser leaves my face feeling fresh and clean! I usually use it right after I take a shower. Like some of the other comments, this product did make my skin feel a bit dry and flaky. But I solve this by moisturizing my face after I cleanse it. The best part of this product is that a little goes a long way. I only need a drop of it in order to cleanse my face! However, if you have sensitive skin like me, I would recommend not cleansing your face with this every day. Only cleanse when you feel like you really need to or else your skin will become quite dry, especially during the winter time.
I must be a minority here. I saw a coupon on this for $2 off and I decided to give this a try. I rather like this. It has a pleasant scent and it doesn't seem to aggravate my eczema. It can be slightly drying and one pump seems almost like too much. It removes make up well, however, it does sting the eyes. I do not wear eye make up so I have only accidentally gotten it near my eyes. It doesn't break me out, which is a bonus. I would repurchase again, but it hasn't hit HG status as of yet. There are so many cleansers on the market. I much prefer Dove Beauty Bar. I just wish it didn't cause mild clogging.
hated this so much my girlfriend bought this she said she didnt like it i also noticed redness with her but make up during day coverd plus she only used for one day, so gave it to me to use as i ran out of my nivea sensitive for mens range and let me tell you ive never had acne in my life but after few days of this damn it my skin was red, irritated, dry and many spots appeared had to cancel going out one night due to it which sucked. went back to nivea and my reaction stopped and after few days skin went back to normal. also my better half found this top rated on paula begoun now she is a quack also, avoid the sun!!!!!! are you kidding the sun is great for the skin in moderation-tan is healthy burning is bad my friend is a scientist and told him about paula and he says most is bull so yeah i guess listen to your doctor and not some guru on internet.