One of the few cleansers that I can share with my husband. I have dry skin, he has combination, and we both don't do well with foaming cleansers. This is one of the best drugstore cleansers - unscented, milky consistency, removes my makeup well for as long as I use a cotton pad prior to rinsing, and it rinses extremely clean without making the skin feel tight or dry. Prior to this, we were sharing an organic brand of cleanser that cost three times as much, so I'm happy to have found this alternative!
This is one of my HG products. I have dry skin & most cleansers just strip my skin but this really does moisturize my skin while leaving it soft & clean. This will calm even the most irritated & dry skins too which I love. I use this every morning & this really is the only cleanser that doesn't strip or leave a weird film. I highly recommend for anyone w/ dry or sensitive skin.
This product saved my skin from trying out their pink grapefruit cleanser which dryed out my skin so badly. its very gentle and makes my skin feel really soft, alot of the reviews say that it didnt remove their makeup but when i cleansed twice all my makeup was gone (foundation, bronzer, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick) so im not sure why it didnt work for them. i really recommend this for girls with dry or sensitive skin :)
I have oily super sensitive skin with some acne and it started to get red these days, that's when I decided to switch to a Neutrogena cleanser after reading lots of reviews. When I first used this product it felt a little weird on my skin, very dry and my whole face got pink and itchy. I was like ,, oh no I gotta stop using it" but then the next morning when I woke up my skin was fair and smooth, still oily but a little bit better so I decided to keep using it. Its been 3 days now and I can say I love this cleanser. My acne heal up and the redness is gone. Yes it makes my skin moist and sometimes I feel like it doenst really clean my skin, what I do is that I rinse it off with plenty of water then let my skin dry itself, it makes my skin so smooth and nice.
Highly recommend, just make sure you rinse it well.
cetaphil which i used for many years, clogs my pores
cerave eventually also caused breakouts (it is high in ceramides and these may cause some people problems)
this product is my current favorite - it does not clog my pores AT ALL. It is gentle and I can wipe off with toilet paper or kleenex
my skin is very sensitive and acne prone (cystic) and almost all foaming cleansers or cleansers that you rinse off with water compromise my lipid barrier - not so with this product. Since I switched to this product - my skin is not breaking out any more. I also am using acne.org: 1 pump bp, then a dime of paula's choice 2pct salicylic acid liquid, 10% pure vit C serum and two pumps of acne.org moisturizer with a couple drops of acne.org jojoba (some jojoba oils may block pores - may depend on manufacturing process? nut quality? Not sure! So happy that this brand is working great for me - it actually balances oil production over time). If I start to get a pimple (eg: monthly related issues) a put a big drop of acne.org 10% glycolic and it's resolved quickly never gets inflamed. my skin is clear and i in part credit this gentle cleanser than does not mess up my skin's moisture barrier. don't wipe hard, go slowly and your skin should not be tugged - it should not move at all! You can also rinse with water, but then your skin will be left less moisturized. I wish it came in a larger bottle. It gets a bit expensive for this reason and you should use plenty so you don't tug. I do 2-3 passes depending on how much makeup i have on. I don't wear a lot of foundation. I removed waterproof eye makeup and mascara with the previously mentioned jojoba oil. Make sure that your kleenex comes clean!
My skin didn't like this product at all. A few days after using this cleanser I noticed blemishes on my forehead and cheeks. Will not repurchase ever.
Wow! I really like this! I'm not the sort of person who spends too much $$$$$$ on their cleansers, and for $12 canadian, on sale for $8 was awesome! I bough the toner too.
A friend told me about this product and she has perfect skin, I tried this, along with the toner and within 2 days I noticed a drastic difference in my skin. My freckles have faded, and redness is reduced!
It removes light makeup very well, but if you heap on foundation, I don't know if it would be right for makeup removal.
My skin thanks me ;)
*note: I used to use clean and clear, a great product line, but I like this better.
I do like this cleanser. It has the consistancy of a light lotion. It is soap-free and does not lather, yet I would not call this a traditional cream cleanser because it is not as rich feeling. I like that it leaves my skin feeling clean, but not tight and dry. I definately think this is a good product for sensitive, dry and/or mature skin. For reference, I am not acne or clog prone, so I can't speak to whether or not this will work on finicky skin. Love that this is truly fragrance free, and the clean pump packaging is also great. On the down side, I find that that even if I use a wascloth rather than just massaging in with my fingers, i find patches of makeup left of my face after cleansing. Of similar qualities but more efficient is St. Ives Makeup Remover & Facial Cleanser ($3.99 at Ulta). It is a bit richer, but removes all my SS and makeup. I use the Neutrogena cleanser on days I don't have much product on, however if you are looking for something gentle that will remove all traces of product, this is not it. Wish I could use it everyday, but on days I am wearing serum, SS and heavy fndt, this doesn't work. I get it for $7.99 on drugstore.com (NA) and I definately suggest it to those looking for a light, non-drying, non-soap cleanser.
The product is gentle and cleans well. My face is not too dry after cleaning my face. I usually use this once every night before applying on my Tiki Rebirth Night Cream.
This is simply the BEST, affordable, sensitive skin cleanser on the market. I just started using this for the first time, this week, and could feel and see an immediate difference from the first time I used it.
Previously I was a Cetaphil girl, but this lotiony face wash is way better than Cetaphil. Cetaphil liquid has a gross soapy consistency that leaves a slight film on skin after washing skin. This Neutrogena face wash rinses clean but leaves your skin moisturized afterwards and it desensitizes my skin somehow. My skin has been calmer since I've been using it and it feels so soft without any moisturizer.
I also really like that this doesn't leave any greasy residue or shine, nor does it totally mattify your skin and dry it out. It just perfectly soothes it and leaves it balanced and clean. Total HG product for dry sensitive, Rosacea skin!