Like many other reviewers, I got this as part of a bonus, and the outstanding feature of this cleanser is how your skin literally squeaks after using it. For better or for worse, I like that squeak, but it goes a little overboard and my face feels a little too tight/dry/stripped afterward. On the other hand, it feels very clean too. The smell of this Lancome product is interesting - kind of oceany - but the texture is sort of goopy. I think I like Estee Lauder's Splash Away cleanser better, though I won't be buying either, as they're both too pricey and there are other very good cleansers out there that are way less expensive.
I got a 2 oz sample of this and I really like it. It is cushioning and foams but not excessively. My face feels very smooth after using it, and I love it with my Clarisonic. Lancome is very generous so already have 2 backup sample tubes of this. Of all of their cleanser formulations I've tried I like this one the best but it may be too drying for normal/dry skin. I have normal skin that can be a little towards the dry side during winter so may have to change as we move into the colder season. The only reason I give this a 4 is because it is very highly fragranced. I think it smells really pretty but the scent is strong so if your skin can't handle fragrance of any kind, beware.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Water, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Lauric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Fragrance, P-Anisic Acid, Tocopherol, Peg-14m, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Rosa Gallica Extract, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cryptomeria Japonica Bud Extract.
I just got Lancome creme radiance as a gift with purchase and I totally love it...it does make my face feel squeaky clean and a bit tight afterwards but all I have to do is dab a bit of moisturizer on my face...I definitely will buy this product again...I don't find it to be too expensive because it comes in a 120 ml tube and you only have to use a pea sized amount of it...I glide it onto my face and massage, then I add water to it to create a foamy lather...it truly feels like a luxurious spa treatment...afterwards, my face feels really clean, soft, and pampered...truly a wonderful little beauty treatment... I highly recommend it...
I purchased this cleanser on the recommendation of a SA and have really been liking it. Its texture is very rich and creamy which gives it a lovely luxurious feel. At the same time, though, it's not too rich to the point where it doesn't remove excess oil and makeup. My face always looks and feels very clean after using this cleanser, and it seems to remove even longwearing/Colorstay makeup. I think this cleanser seems quite gentle in the best way and would probably be good for nearly all skin types except perhaps a very oily skin that needs a bit stronger cleanser. Highly recommended.
GET THIS STUFF...THIS STUFF WORKS! I am 44yrs old and trust me when I say I have used EVERYTHING ever made for skin care/cleansing. I received my Creme Radiance as gift purchase. A drop (and I mean that) of this stuff lathers like crazy and cleanses like no other. My skin is going through some changes so I am extremely careful about what to put on my face. THIS is my HG cleanser. It has transformed my skin. My skin is visibly radiant, soft, clean - but NOT stripped of all its natural oils.
I don't use Creme Radiance as a makeup remover. I use a makeup remover or EVOO to do that. I use this product to wash my face after I've taken off my makeup and in the morning when I wake. There is no residue and my face is clean and SOFT. I have combination oily skin and prior to using this, my face was dry, tight, cracking and no matter what I did, I was over producing oil and leaking like a car!!
I can't say enough great things about this product, I've had it over 3 months and no breakouts (unlike CeraVe PM which gave me cystic acne- see my review on that)! I wash my face in the morning and at night with it followed by Dickenson's Witch Hazel (the new/improved one with the yellow/clear label). Both of these are non-drying and non-stripping. My face has never felt better.
Ok, in terms of pricing. A little goes a very long way so I wouldn't call it expensive. This product lasts a very long time. I'm thinking a regular sized tube should last you close to a year - HONESTLY! ...And this is with washing day and night. If you've tried everything else, try this, it is worth the try. If you don't like it, take it back - but TRY IT!
I've liked a lot of things (a lot) but I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!!!
Not bad. Not great. It's just okay. It foams a lot and I love the smell. Plus, it makes your skin feel squeaky clean. But then again, so can other cheaper foam cleansers so won't purchase again.
i got this as in a free gift with a $35+ purchase from my lancome at macys. it didn't break me out or anything. the packaging is so lovely, i love lancome's little rose logo. the smell is so elegant, but isn't strong. you only need a little to put all over your face. it makes my face feel really clean and fresh.
This definitely isnt for me. I have oily combo skin and this gives a really squeaky, tight feeling that i dont like. I use cetaphil for oily combo skin and it washes most of my eye makeup except water resistance mascaras which usually leaves a few residue, that why i wash my face twice to get everything off and cetaphil doesnt dry out my skin after two uses. This one however not only strips my skin but does a worse job with my water resistance mascara. You'd think something this strong should at least remove more makeup. Maybe this would work for extremely oily or acne prone skin but for me, i use it to clean my brushes, too harsh for my skin.
This product has SURPRISINGLY turned my skin entirely around. It used to be horribly dry but still very oily at the same time. It was rough, dull, and had dry flakes but yet still oily like i said. This product has made my skin soft as a baby! my skin looks more CLEAR and radiant. HG status for me (who has tried hundred of cleansers, no lie.)
Best cleanser i have ever tried! It has a lot of product in the bottle and it smells great. I can tell my face getting more radiant and cleaner.I was sceptacle about buying it for 25 but you only need to use about a pea size. the texture is very creamy, smooth and silky. This cleanser is so nice i always look forward to washing my face with this stuff and when i do i feel like i'm at the spa!