This is my HG facial cleanser. I have sensitive combo oily skin and this cleanser is amazingly gentle and deeply cleansing. I've used this cleanser on and off for over a year now and I am so happy with it. I switched a few months ago to the First Aid Beauty Cleanser just to try something new and while I liked the FAB, I came back to Korres. It is a very lightweight gel cleanser and it does not create a lot of lather, though I do use it with the scrublet from the Loreal Go 360 cleanser and that makes it lather fairly well. It has a light natural scent and is non-irritating to eyes. I've never had issues with it removing all my makeup and it makes my skin feel super soft after use. It's never made my skin feel tight or dry after using it, just clean soft and fresh. It's about $21 U.S., but a little goes a long way and 1 bottle lasts about 4 or 5 months. This cleanser has helped tremendously with oil control without leaving my skin parched and helps calm redness and reduce breakouts. The tube is clear so you can always see how much you have left. Definitely a fan for life.
I don't understand the bad reviews and complaints. I have been using this for almost a month and it leaves my skin clean and fresh feeling. My skin isn't tight nor does it feel like I have residue left over. The packaging is perfect as it is easy to grip and squeeze. I use it with my clarisonic and it has worked wonders in the cleansing department. HG cleanser for me.
My skin bio: OTC acne products and prescription products
have been used in the past and continuously thus really dry and still oily skin.
Once you get used to the fact that this white tea fluid gel cleanser does not foam up like usual products and the product design [cap shape, squeeze bottle] is possibly annoying to use, this is fabulous for the oily/combo prone skin.
Strong enough to keep my pores and oil at bay.
Then gentle enough for my cheeks to not dry out.
Quite an interesting product.
Such simple basic cleanser, and yet it may seem inferior compared to super powered acne oil controlling cleansers with active ingredients. I don't like to bash brands because every skin works differently, but Neutrogena has some really good gels that are just too strong and dehydrating for me to use daily.
I say this mild gel cleanser has good power on its own for doing its job of cleansing.
It doesn't feel like it cleanses or does anything, but for the acne prone this is wonderful. Simplicity at its best.
I used this winter and summer, and I found that no moisturizer necessary with this cleanser. [Great for me so I don't worry about moisturizer product plugging my pores. One less step to care for.] Although if someone is using a very drying active ingredient in other products in regimen, then I can see that a moisturizer is needed.
Super gentle on the eyes. Does not sting like maybe other products do.
Eye makeup remover is needed if you use makeup.
I use this as nightly cleanser. I only cleanse in morning if I can see shine on my face that needs rubbing off.
I use about a quarter size amount of gel. I lather gel with water on my fingers then rub into my face for cleansing.
I noticed my skin was fabulous and at its best for the year I used this product. I continuously used this daily , unlike others who only tried a sample. The cleanser does not claim to do wonders for acne, but I noticed a big difference with my disappearance of acne. Cleanser is considered an all skin type cleanser.
I'm surprised such low scores on makeupalley for this product because its the best seller on the korres site and fabulous reviews on the sephora site. Plus it has beautiful minimalist packaging design.
I found the cleanser that works for me and its the white tea fluid gel cleanser. Some reviews have complained of the "film" on the face, but I find that its this "film" [oat protein extract] that keeps my skin from drying out.
It is worth a try for your skin if it seems so hard to manage your face and acne. If this product became fragrance free, I would give a full 5.
For reference, my skin is mildly sensitive and, if irritated, can be oily-dehydrated. Origins Clean Energy is my HG, and I've been happily OCM-ing for several years, but I live in the US southeast and there is *nothing* less appealing than smearing room temperature oil on your face after a long, hot day. Fed up and desperate for something refreshing, I sought out the Korres Milk Proteins foaming cleanser but, needing instant gratification, I settled for this when Sephora proved to be out of stock. Fail. I have loved all things Korres, but this is a no for me. The wash itself is a thin gel with minimal lather and a heavy perfume-y "green tea" scent which, although pleasant enough, is surprising. A dime-sized puddle applied to a wet face produces a fine lather, initially, which lessens dramatically over the wash. Nevertheless, my face still feels clean after rinsing (though it doesn't necessarily feel like it's getting there during the washing, if that makes sense) and it removes even stubborn eye makeup. Leaves my skin soft enough, and hydrated--not dry, taut or stripped feeling--and is definitely more refreshing than oil. After a couple days, though, my face looked irritated (some red splotching) and I was developing those weird little subdermal bumps which do not seem to be proper zits and cannot be seen, only felt. By the end of a week, my skin felt noticeably rough. Yet I persisted, attributing my skin's decline to acclamation. I stopped after another week and a half, when I began to actively break out (hadn't had a non-hormonal blemish in ages). I also noticed that my nose was beginning to look cloggy. So I threw in the proverbial towel and went back to my Origins CE and, within 2-3 days my skin was much improved--waning splotchiness, and so, so soft again. I think OCM just suits my skin better, and that this cleanser is not for me, BUT, I do think it could be a decent, mild cleanser for someone else. I would not repurchase (I'd actually return it, if I had the receipt), but I also wouldn't warn people away from it.
i got this in the yoghurt kit and ended up liking it way more than the main products. at first i thought it was ok and didnt do much besides it being a gentle cleanser but i tried it again without mu on this time and i love it. it doesnt remove mu or foam much and it has an artificial green tea scent but it leaves my face clean and glowing. it doesnt dry my skin out at all either. im considering getting a full size.
Sorry, but this product was absolutely terrible for me. It left my face irritated, oily, and extremely bumpy. I was very surprised considering it's supposed to be gentle and natural. I can't say if it did anything positive or negative for my acne because I was only managed to use it for two days.
Unfortunately I threw out the receipt and packaging so I can't return it. I'll have to figure out something to do with it, maybe a brush cleaner or something.
Nice cleanser. Smelled great, lathered mildly, cleansed pretty well I suppose, didn't leave the skin overly dry. I was quite satisfied with it up until it broke me out terribly. Basically after a few days of use I got a rash that spread to my neck and chest as well. I was so bummed I got allergic to it, the exact same thing also happened to me with the Milk & Proteins emulsion, which I had just started to love. Pity. Wouldn't repurchase due to this allergic reaction, but that's probably a one-time thing that just happened to me personally. Don't let my individual experience keep you from trying it out. continued >>
The cleanser smells really really good but it didn't remove all of my make-up at first wash. Also I find that I have to wash my face with this at least twice to really clean my face so I ended my finishing the bottle pretty quickly. I generally love all of Korres products (I use their moisturizer and mask) but for cleanser, I wasn't impressed with this product.
I got a generous sample of this cleanser from Korres. It is pretty good but I don't think I would purchase it in full size as I don't use cleanser very often (basically just makeup remover, and this product is a cleanser not makeup remover).
I like the texture, it's very light and easy to wash off which is a big plus in my book cause I hate gels/creams that are hard to wash off. It's not drying like some cleansers can be. I like the white tea scent and as always with Korres the packaging is nice. As I said before I wouldn't repurchase this in full size simply because I don't use cleansers often enough to justify a purchase, if I ever buy a cleanser I would choose something cheaper. continued >>
EDIT: with continued use this did become drying. :-(. it's still a great cleanser, esp for someone with oily skin, but it's not for me.
It is so hard to find a refreshing gel face wash that is not drying at all and has no sodium lauryl sulfate - I finally found it - this is the perfect gel cleanser! It is refreshing and cleans well but does not dry skin out at all; in fact I feel it makes my skin more balanced, calm, and supple. It must be because it has some moisturizing properties (like the fact aloe vera is the first ingredient- my skin loves aloe- and the oat amino acids.) the white tea scent is really refreshing and energizing, and white or green tea does always make my skin feel refreshed! I feel this cleanser is breakfast for the skin :). I use it in the a.m. so it is perfect. I also use it in the evening to make sure all the residue from my oil cleanser is gone. I won't say it's my HG cleanser *yet* as I have some more I want to try first, but it is certainly on its way to being HG!
p.s. - to all those reviewers who complain b/c it does not lather: it is not supposed to, and lathering face washes are usually bad for your skin! they are way too drying. this one only used gentle ingredients. it does not use harsh lathering detergents (like SLS) and that's a GOOD thing - you do NOT need lather to clean you face!