I'm really liking this cleanser! It foams, it cleanses without drying out my skin, it rinses away without leaving a film on my face--just perfect! I have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin and I have not experienced any breakouts after using it 2 weeks. I had issues with my Neutrogena Fresh cleanser because it dried out my face so bad. So, I used Aquanil cleanser in the morning to counteract the dry, yet oily skin. However, Aquanil does leave a film and I honestly couldn't say what was breaking me out before-was it the cleansers, makeup, humidity, stress, or what! Now I am just using this Clarifying cleanser morning and night (it DOES take off my foundation) without changing my other routines and the old pimples are healing with no new ones to speak of! I immediately felt like it was nourishing my skin because I didn't see any scaly, dry patches the very first time I used it. It has no -sulfates in the ingredients, which I think could be the key for me as far as not breaking out. I will update later if things change, you never know! However, I'm loving it now--so far, so good! EDIT: I am now experiencing lots of pore clogging pimples all over. They are not the pimples that I used to get, which were red and painful--these are like white heads on my nose, cheeks, chin, forehead and EYEBROWS!! Next...
my skin looked so much better after a week of using this twice a day. more glow, less blackheads-smaller pores.
ive had it about a month and have used half the bottle and for 8.75(!!??) its worth it.
I started using this product about 4 or 5 years ago and have loved it ever since. At first the usage indication was for dry to normal skin, then a few years ago they changed the indication to oily/combination skin but the formulation looked the same, so I kept using it. It leaves my skin feeling completely clean, refreshed and very soft. As I'm getting older, 48 yrs & 10 mos :-), it's starting to feel like I should start using something a bit more for normal or mature skin, but I haven't found anything better than this yet. I don't use makeup, so the issue w/removing it isn't a problem for me. This is only just starting to make my skin feel a wee bit tight on my cheeks near my nose and around the middle of my forehead, but applying toner takes the feeling away completely. That little bit of tightness is the only reason I gave it 4 lippies-I'm sure that if my skin was still a little oilier it'd be 5. continued >>
love love love this cleanser. my skin is oily and acneprone, and while the cleanser is super gentle, it removes all my makeup and oil. it leaves my skin soft and glowy, never dry. the price is right such a big bottle. A+
SOOOO dissapointed by this cleanser. I have extremely sensitive, oily, acne prone skin that has been misbehaving lately and this cleanser was recommended to me. After only 3 days my skin developed itchy, red bumps all over. I know for a fact that the cleanser caused this b/c I used it on my face, neck, and chest (areas where I normally breakout) and these were the only areas where I experienced the reaction. A few previous reviewers here said it helped their dermatitis, which I am prone to, so I thought this cleanser would be great for me. Overall, I found this cleanser really irritating and wouldn't recommend to anyone with overly-sensitive skin, like myself.
This is a very good cleanser. I have combo skin with occasional breakouts, mainly around my chin and neck. This cleanser is gentle, cleans well, is not drying, and has not caused any breakouts. In fact I think it has helped tame the uglies. The reason I did not give this a 5 is because you really have to work to take the makeup off with this one. I have to lather and massage for at least a minute and then use a wet washcloth to remove makeup. It does remove it, but takes a little effort. Overall it's a really good cleanser, and I would recommend it.
For about 3 years, I have had eczema on my face.. This is the only cleanser that was not irritating, yet did a great job of removing makeup. Now the eczema has left my face (thank God), and I am able to experiment with other products, but I refuse to! I absolutely LOVE this cleanser!! Anything that passes the eczema test is worth buying again and again =)
This was an okay cleanser, ive oily and sensitive skin and i actually found this cleanser to be drying, which is what you'd want but it didnt make my face feel comfortable.
I finally purchased this because it was so well recommended on the skincare board. I really like it, although I can't say it's much better than Johnson & Johnson Head to Toe Baby Wash, which is what I was previously using. They have the same main cleansing agent Cocamidopropyl Betaine. I would say this is probably a little bit more gentle and a little bit less drying than the Head to Toe, but I will probably return to the Head to Toe after this is done. continued >>
I really like this cleanser and will repurchase when it's done. I have combo skin and this doesn't really cause any dryness and my skin feels clean and it hasn't caused any problems for me. It's the best I've found so far and I love the ingredients.