When I think of soap on my face, I picture a very drying after effect. But this ''soap'' is surprisingly gentle on the skin. Love that it lathers well and prevents my skin from breaking out. The bottle lasts very long too.
I only use this in the morning. I like the way it cleans without making my skin feel tight. I always follow it with the 7 Day Scrub and then hop in the shower to rinse it off. My skin really responds to this and stays clear and smooth. But I never use it in the evening. Instead I use Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm followed by a wash with Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel. It's funny but for some reason if I use this Liquid Facial Soap after the Take The Day Off my face doesn't feel clean. I have combo skin with a very oily T-zone for a woman of my age. I'm prone to clogged pores and even though it's taken years - I'm pleased I've found a routine that works for me no matter how quirky and fussy it seems.
Overall this is not a bad cleanser, just way overpriced for what it does. It does not completely remove makeup nor is it even meant to. If you check out clinque's website or talk to a SA, this is supposed to be used after a makeup remover. Also since its part of the 3 step system, it does not rinse completely. It's meant to be followed by their toner. There are far better cleansers out there especially at the drugstore which will take off all your makeup and rinse cleanly.
This is definitely nothing special. I got this as a sample. I'm not sure how they can call it "mild" as I found it very drying to my skin. The scent is terrible. Maybe I should call it the "odor". Also, this may seem silly, but since it is a completely colorless, clear liquid, it really throws me off. I didn't have problems with it rinsing clean, though, it left no residue. I only used it once and tossed it so I can't comment on it breaking me out or clogging pores. Yuck!
I have tried many cleansers throughout my lifetime and I haven't found one that measures up to this product. I use this everyday and not once have I found my skin to be tight or irritated. Great product for sensitive skin.
i like(: really good for sensitive, acne-prone skin.
i have the worst skin ever. bunch of scars & whiteheads. not the prettiest. apart from me being at a age where acne is slowly starting to desolve, this product does a excellent job helping it~ i recommand!
mhm. oh and i used to have suuper oily skin. still do but its bit of a combonation now. but yeah. if it helps~ <3
and reason why i wouldnt buy the product again is well the skin gets immune to it~ so its good to change after one use and depending on the season you should use diffrent cleansers.
This stuff is horrible, it smells funny, doesn't give you a clean feeling and worse of all, it dries out my skin, I can see dry flakes on all of my face right after using this. This is also the cleanser that broke me out, but not sure, good thing that I only got the sample of this, and I'll probably either throw it out or use it as hand soap.
The only thing great about this item was the package and MAYBE the price. I got a whole ravel set: cleanser, clarifying lotion and moisturizer for only 13 dollars. And like mentioned, the only thing that felt great about it was the packaging.
After hearing good reviews about it, I really wanted to like this cleanser. However, the cleanser totally made my face feel dry as ever. I've honestly never felt my face so dry! Even after putting the moisturizer on, my face felt 'clean' for a good hour and later on, my face would feel tight and the smoothness? Sooo not there anymore!
I give it two lippies because the packaging and cost was great and that's about it.
I've been using it for more than a year and now I can't imagine my life without it (I love exaggerating but I also love this cleanser). For reference, my skin is combo, with a t-zone that gets shiny during the summer and cheeks that can get super super dry and irritated by almost anything, products, foods, climate, mood, even tap water. I also have a mild case of seborrheic dermatits, in control at the moment. This cleanser never, and I mean never, irritated my skin and, most importantly, it removes my make up without drying me at all! My schedule is quite hectic and some days I wash my face even four or five times but it never gets dry when I use this soap. The price is a bit higher that I used to pay for cleansers (I was using Avene which is cheap where I live whereas Clinique is considered HE) but the result justifies it.
I got a generous size sample of this in a GWP. at first I wasn't liking it because I thought the soap was cheaper and longer lasting. However, I have since bought the full size and am really liking it, you don't need a lot for it to lather up and it is less messy and more hygienic than the bar.