Overall this is a good cleanser but no scrubbers in it, which is what I prefer. It does not control my oil during the day but I think it is ok on the blemish fighting part but not 5 star great. It is pleasant to use as in smell and soft on my face. If you have combo, sensitive or dryer skin this one may be a good choice for you. It has a lot of good natural ingredients in it which is a plus in my book. Overall I recommend this as a decent cleanser for most skin types but some oilier people may want to use one with more oil control to it.
This didn't really do anything much for my skin in terms of acne. I wanted to like it but it failed to deliver its purpose an 'acne wash.'
The cleanser was also harsh on my skin making it look red and drying. I wouldn't recommend for those with dry or sensitive skin.
This is the WORST product I have EVER used. I am a fan of Neutrogena, I use their make up wipes religiously, and the same with their invigorating deep clean foaming scrub, which I love.. and so does my skin.
Thought I'd try this out, WORST IDEA EVER. I bought the Pink Grapefruit Scrub, which my face was fine with, then I got the cleanser............. oh lord. I used this product once three nights ago. The morning after, my face was a little red and itchy, I thought my face didn't like it very much.
Yesterday, my eyes were absolutely huge and swollen, my face is covered in these tiny bumps, it's so, sooo red, feels like it's burning. I went to the doctor, he told me it was an allergic reaction (I've never been allergic to anything in my life)... I've tried everything to help my poor face... Just today my skin started peeling everywhere, including my eyelids (where the product wasn't even on??)
Moisturiser doesn't help. I am running out of ideas to fix my face, it's never been this bad. This product is horrible. DO NOT USE.
I like this cleanser, it washes my face - that's all I'm asking of it and it does that. I have combination /acne prone skin and I don't find it too drying - it's hardly moisturising, but my skin doesn't feel too tight or stripped after using it, however if you're not using a moisturiser then I guess I can see this drying your skin out. I don't use this to remove my makup - I use EVOO to do that and then wash that off with this cleanser. I'm on my second bottle of this and I think I might try a Simple cleanser after this one runs out just to try something else, but I'd be willing to go back to this.
Oh and although smell normally isn't a factor in buying something like this, it smells divine!
I tried this product after wanting a face wash to remove make-up pre-acne busting fash scrub. I love it, it makes my face soft, smells amazing and really gets into my pores. Seen no problems at all.
Although it smells amazing and makes my mouth water when I use this, it is way too harsh for my face. My skin feels tight after I use it, and I haven't noticed my skin getting better - if anything, it's been worse. Good to use as a wash on your back and chest though.
This cleanser did dry out my skin ( though not near as bad as their "toners" ) So I had to stop using it.. So why would I buy it again? It is fantastic for cleaning foundation brushes..lol.. Really gets the make-up off of them. Which leads me to wonder what this cleanser strips off of my face when I use it. *shudder*
i don't know why it got a top review from allure. yeah it leaves my face feeling clean put it dries it out especially around the mouth and does nothing really to the blackheads- maybe that's because i got the liquid version... whatever it is, not that great. scent is great though. I think i'll go back to biore... that seemed to do a better job =)
This is the worst product I have ever used. I have combination, semi-sensitive skin. I used this product once without much trouble, just a little dryness around the mouth. Well, the second time I used it, instantaneously my face broke out into an awful rash. As in, I could feel the bumps form as I was still washing my face with this stuff. I got out of the shower and it looked really red. I put some CeraVe cream on it and went to bed. When I woke up, not only was the rash worse, but now there were white bumps everywhere, especially my chin and cheeks. This happened 2 days ago. It still looks awful, I can't leave the house and have had to miss work because of this. I've never hated a product so much in my life.
I had high expectations for this product simply because of the misleading advertisements. The thing that most stands out to me is the smell, I felt that it dried out my skin completley and caused more breakouts! It is very harsh on skin and even though I have to admit that it removes all the oil deep in the skin and pores, it is too chemically unbalanced and creates more problems like overdrying. Although it states on the instructions/directions to apply the product twice a day: morning and evening, I think that most people should stick to using it 1 a day (maximum). After using moisturiser, skin still feels unnaturally tight.