This stuff was...okay. It did help neutralize the redness on my face and keep the grease on my t-zone at bay, but that's about it. Didn't clear up or prevent any type of blemishes whatsoever. But it did feel nice and cool on my skin (I tend to switch to gel cleansers in the summer because my skin gets more greasy), and I doubt I'll repurchase.
This product made my face extremely red and dry. I have very sensitive skin.. this wash irritated it and broke me out
I really like this cleanser. I have better luck treating acne with a salicylic acid cleanser as opposed to a "gentle" cleanser with no actives and a leave on treatment. I chose this one because it has 2 percent salicylic acid, no clogging ingredients, and claimed to reduce redness. It removes all my makeup in one wash, doesn't irritate my skin, and leaves my skin feeling very clean and smooth. I don't think it really reduces redness but it's not a big deal for me. I do think it helps prevent breakouts and it doesn't clog my pores. It is a bit drying but that's also not a big deal for me as I'm quite oily. The scent is a little weird, sort of a synthetic botanical smell but it's not bothersome. Overall I am pretty pleased and I have already repurchased.
This wash did zip for my acne or my redness but it was a nice way to wake up in the morning. Feels like it has menthol in it which really wakes you up. I finished the entire tube since I don't like throwing things out, but I definitely will not be buying this again.
I got this bc I was curious about the branch offs from the original orange stuff. However, I was so repulsed that I went out and bought the original stuff at the 1st opportunity. What it is is a nice smelling soap thing. What it does not do is calm redness or help with acne. In fact my skin felt MORE congested! But I will give it the benefit of the doubt that I was using it during summer and perhaps it is too rich for the hot humid weather. I will give it one more shot during the winter before binning it.
I looove this stuff! It's the best cleanser I ever used. It lathers well, cleans well with no residue, and doesn't leave a tight feeling on my face. I don't have to follow up with moisturizer, that's how good my skin feels. Just soft, calm skin. I really like the scent too. The only reason i will not buy this again is that it runs out too fast. Like less than a month fast before it's all used up. Maybe it's the gel formula.
I've been using this for over a month and haven't seen any reduction in redness. It works okay as a cleanser but it's not nearly as good as the original/regular formula. And it's watery for some reason. I don't even wet my face first. I just slather it on and it lathers up. Not impressed.
This is actually the first time I'm posting on MUA, but I felt pretty strongly about this. I have sensitive, combo skin that on a good day is only slightly ruddy/pink. This wash is SUPER drying. So drying, in fact, I feel like it's exaggerating the fine lines under my eyes so I've had to really slather on the eye cream after I've used it. It hasn't made a noticeable difference in reducing my pimples (maybe very slightly), and it's got a REALLY chemically smell. It barely lathers, but still manages to completely dehydrate my skin. I would definitely avoid - it doesn't sooth or reduce redness.
After moving across the continent (and several climates) my skin was an angry, red, inflamed mess. My regular acne-fighting cleanser was making everything worse, so I tried this stuff....with excellent results! Within 2 days, all the redness had faded, spots had disappeared, and I also noticed old scars had begun to fade. I am a convert! New HG.
ps-great smell too
I saw this at Target a few weeks ago and bought it instead of the original oil-free face wash and I think I like it quite a bit. It's not quite as drying as the original and really does help with redness on the other hand it's kind of runnier so I have to use more and doesn't remove waterproof mascara as well as the original does. The pros definitely outweigh the very minor cons so I'll very likely be switching to this face wash full time.