My lifesaver! One of the very few cleansers out there that are: affordable, non-drying, doesn't cause skin to break out. Comes in a clean-looking bottle with a lockable-pump. I use this a.m. and p.m. It's been more than two weeks, and still no breakouts! Skin feels just right, not too dry, not too greasy, but clean at the same time. Beware though, it is NOT intended for removing makeup. Don't buy this and expect it will take makeup off. That's not a problem for me though, since I always use a separate makeup remover. Will repurchase over and over again.
I got this a few months ago when I started breaking out like crazy. My skin was irritated from stress, the sun and a face wash I'll never try again even if people paid me to use it (points a finger at Philosophy). I wanted something gentle to let my skin calm down. This didn't irritate my skin or make it worse but it also did nothing to improve it. After washing, my face still feels dirty and now that it's winter it has somehow made my skin dry. What I hate the most about this though, is that it doesn't remove make-up. I have to go over my face with three-four cotton balls of toner before my face is clean. Maybe that's fine for some people, but I need a cleanser that REMOVES make-up. I also hate the pump, which makes this impossible to travel with because you can't close it.
Anyway, I used up my bottle but I will definitely not repurchase.
Didn't much like this when I first tried it, but desperation with increasingly dry and touchy skin made me dig it out of the closet. And now...I love it! It isn't a great makeup remover, but so soothing that I've actually used it as a second wash. My skin is smoother and plumper, holds moisture better, and even seems clearer.
UPDATE 6/08: can't remember when I stopped using it, but it's been awhile. Have been using plain old Pond's Cold Cream now for about 8 months.
i bought this product based on the reviews here in MUA, i have sensitive skin and get breakouts on my forehead and some on my nose. i just bought this product and tried it. when applied, it had a nice "gentle" feeling. once rinsed, my skin felt smooth and with just the right amount of moisture. i hope this product goes well as it its not too bad a price to pay. i've tried products like clean and clear, aveeno,and a few products from sephora which works great but is very pricy
the other products ive tried left my very sensitive skin feeling stripped, stung and filmy, ewww like saran wrap. but this cleanser felt really nice for the price. i will continue to use this and update later
Wow, I totally hated this!!! I have sensitive skin that dries up during the cold months, and this didnt do anything!! I used Shiseido's cotton pads to exfoliate while using this cleanser, and it irritated my skin! And worse it did not help with my sensitive dry skin. It left this odd film on my skin, and I ended up washing it again with another cleaners, thus drying out my skin even more. Please, don't waste your money on this junk. And it also does NOTHING in terms of removing make-up. Total waste of money.
I don't like this cleanser at all. I bought it because of reviews I read else where. People said it is super gentle, very moisturizing, and besides all that, the ingredients are good. But it did not impress me at all. It feels oily at first and is hard to rinse off from my face. I feel it leaves a film on my face; and the worst thing is, it dryes my skin out. After being cleaned with this cleanser, my face feels rough!! I don't like to throw things away so I finished the bottle as a shower lotion.
I purchased this a month ago when my skin was dry and desperately flaking with red spots at certain areas. I found the reviews here quite helpful in helping me make up my mind about purchasing this. I like how it leaves the skin supple and not tight at all, although as most of the comments highlight, it probably only removed 60% of my waterproof eyemake up if its used in one wash. Its better as a make up remover and used again as a cleanser for thorough make up removal. Its a gentle cleanser that did help curing my desperately dry skin yet combo skin though I wouldn't recommend it to those with oily skin. I actually prefer this to Biotherm, Estee Lauder, H2O and Dior. My theory is that cleansers shouldn't cost the earth because you wash it off anyway, but it should function well enough for your skin to benefit and for the price, this is real value for money. It also helps to apply the 'massage on face for 30 seconds' direction to obtain the best results from this cleanser. I also applaud the packaging for its convenient pump that helps keep the cleanser bacterial-less, unlike most cleansers with their flip top/screw top lids. Will continue with this find.
This cleanser is really mild, very gentle. I am trying to get rid of the pimple problems I've been having for a long time, so I need a really gentle cleanser, nothing experimental.. And I'm not disappointed! I've been using this product for about 3 weeks, and my oily, acne-prone skin seems to really behave. I did not get anymore spots when it was my time of the month, which is really saying something about this product....! I think this product might be suitable for any skin types. Too bad the packaging isn't exactly right for traveling, and a bit pricey. But I really think it's worth it! My skin is now constantly soft and clear.
Bought this cleanser about 2 months ago. As the name suggests, it's a gentle cleanser that cleans my face off at night (not eye makeup though) and leaves my combo skin feeling moisturized, not tight and stripped. Seems similar to Cetaphil, but with more moisturizers.
This is a nice cleanser for those who don't want to strip the skin of moisture, though it won't remove makeup very efficiently. If it didn't say "cleanser" on the label you'd think it was a thin lotion! I would have liked to use it at times when I need something gentle, but it started making my eyes feel "raw" after a few days. I then started getting red irritation "specks" around my eyes. I've never had these problems with cetaphil, so I'll stick with that for now.