a little expensive for a daily face wash but when i find a facial product i like, i'm pretty willing to shell out money for it. i've tried so many and i continue to come back to mary kay. it's super gentle for my sensitive skin, but it takes everything off very well at time same time. it leaves my skin feeling soooooo soft. only thing is that it doesn't take off waterproof mascara, which i'm fine with because i have a pretty heavy duty eye makeup remover.
INGREDIENTS: water, mineral oil, glycerin, petrolatum, bentonite, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, ethyhexyl pelargonate, neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, myristyl myristate, PPG-26 buteth-26, sorbitol, sucrose distearate, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, oleyl oleate, camellia sinensis extract, chamomile extract, cucumber extract, camelllia oleifera extract, hibiscus rosa-sinensis extract, mallow extract, echinacea purpurea extract, tomato extract, triethanolamine, sucrose stearate, propylene glycol, butylene glycol, carbomer, disodium EDTA, magnesium aluminum silicate, diazonlidynyl urea, tocopherol carnauba wax, mannitol, myristyl laurate, methylparaben, cellulose, propylparaben, C9-15 alkyl phosphate, lauramine oxide, phenoxyehthanol, thermus thermophillus ferment, ethyl linoleate, theyl lenolenate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, talc, red 7, red 4, titanium dioxode, red 10, ultramarines, red 33.
This didn't seem to get my face clean, and it was too moisturizing for my combination skin.
Used this for about 2 weeks, did nothing to my face.. didn't clear it up nor clean it thoroughly. It left a slick film which i hate with cleansers and i had to literally splash my face an extra hundred times or so just to get the slick film off. I don't feel like it would benefit my skin because im very acne prone with normal/combination skin. Although the cleanser says combination on it, i don't think it works as well as other cleansers. Maybe I will give this another try because my skin is acting really weird right now..breakouts here and there. Ughh, maybe this is the culprit but it's hard to tell since I am using the timewize moisturizer (doesnt do anything either) and some kiehl's products on occasional days cos i just cant stand MK's cleanser. So that's that. Don't waste your money on this.
I tried both the N/D & C/O. C/O was too drying for my oily skin so I changed to the N/D. Occasionally I feel that my skin isn't getting clean enough and it leaves a film on it. Also, i don't think it exfoliates as well as a seperate exfoliating product. There are on occasion, a couple fo small pink beads left on my skin if i don't rinse extremely well.
When I first tried both the C/O and N/D versions of this cleanser, I have to admit that I was drawn to the creamy version. And, as I have more dry skin than oily, I was going to order this first. However, after trying the C/O version, I felt that my skin wasn't dry enough to warrant this product. However, I do believe that if you have very dry or sensitive skin, this product is awesome. Also, if you have dry skin and you do not apply a supplemental moisturizer or serum after cleansing, then this would be the better product for you. It all depends on your skin care regiment.
4/14/07 update: I have come back to this product as the C/O version ended up being too harsh for sensitive and dry skin. This N/D version is what I now use in the shower in the morning. I don't use it at night, however, and pick the Mary Kay Extra Emollient Cleansing Cream.
Used to like this, but now I find it just doesn't feel clean enough, the cream leaves a waxy film that does not rinse off and eventually leads to blackheads and clogged pores.
I hate to admit this but I am LOVING me new cleanser!! I have sensitive skin that is a bit dry. I rarely get breakouts, whenever I do get a pimple it's usually related to that time of the month or a skincare product as caused one.
Anyway, my friend started selling Mary Kay a while back and has been trying to get me to order something. I never had any interest in MK and I'm pretty much a MAC girl and never was a MK fan.
Finally I caved and got two things I thought were fool proof: an eye make-up remover and a mascara. Well, with those products she gave me a ton of the Time Wise Samples. I've been using the 3 in 1 Time Wise Cleanser and I LOVE it!! I cannot express enough how happy I am with this. I would have thought that I would hate it. It does not lather up, and really doesn't smell like anything. It's amazing, though! It has tiny tiny tiny little exfoliating beads in it that I don't feel at all on my face. This is a cream cleanser. I can see the tiny beads in the cream but can't really feel them aainst my skin. Also, the beads are few and far between. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and fresh.
Ever since I started using it I actually have thought to myself "My skin looks amazing!" Now, I NEVER wear foundation, I don't even own one, but this cleanser has really brightened up my complexion, my skin actually has a 'glowing look' to it.
I just told my friend today that I want her to get me the full sized version. I should mention that I've been using this along with the Age Fighting Moisturizer (I'm 27 and usually don't wear a facial lotion) that is oil free. I am in love with these products but I hate the fact that they are MK. I wanted to hate them but I can't. I'm so excited to get the full sized version from her! It's kind of pricey, though. I think it's $18.
I made a swap with two really sweet MUA members for this cleanser. It is a super nice cleanser for the cold, dry winter months. Since the start of winter, I've seen a big improvement in my skin. Great product for those with sensitive, dry skin. I alternate the Mary Kay and use the Aveeno foaming cleanser for the warmer months. I just wished the Mary Kay 3-in-1 cleanser fit my budget. I have to learn to use it sparingly.
UPDATE: I recently found a really good cleanser, by Skin Effects sold thru CVS. My new HG foaming cleanser doesn't dry or strip my skin of much needed moisture. I discovered, Mary Kay's is a good basic cleanser, but contains mineral oil. :-( Skin Effects can be used winter or summer, and fits my budget!
This is too expensive for me to use as a regular cleanser, but I have had a very good experience with this product. Last winter, I had a bad, re-ocurring rash on my neck, which only went away after switching to this cleanser. I think it works very well, but I can't spend $18 on a cleanser.