Update: Had to take a lippy away, as I woke up with dry patches after several days usage...For those of you with a little oilier skin type, you may have better luck, not sure though judging by the mixed reviews. I am still impressed by the wonderful job this did removing my make-up, and a little goes a LONG way, so this would be worth considering for a different skin type...I am dis heartened to learn they are d/c my fav Dior cleanser...Going back to Chanel
1ST RIVIEW:I took a break from Lancome skincare for a long while, in hopes to find a "better" system. I moved on to Christian Dior Magique self foaming cleanser, and really like it, but it has been sold out the last few places I have gone searching. I was desperate to get a cleanser and turned to Lancome once again. I have normal-combo skin, for the record, and and to my delight this is really nice. I do find this a tad more drying than my faithful Dior cleansing foam, but not to the extent where my skin feels parched. You only need a pea size amount to mix with water and that is enough to cleanse your entire face. It foams up like nobodys business and does and absolute excellent job of removing all my make up. My skin looks very clean and fresh after using this and I think I even have a bit more glow to my skin than normal. I am not 100% fond of the scent but it's nothing terrible. I am pleased with the results and may continue to purchase this as I am sorta liking the results better (I can't believe I'm saying this) than my trusty Dior, as it REALLY removes everything, without stripping my face...Maybe it's time for a change :)
Overall Rating: 4 lippies! Yay!
Price: 5 lippies :(
I'm not sure if I'll buy this again...
It's not that I'm totally opposed to using this... it's just expensive for a cleanser! $24 in the USA! Normally I wouldn't mind paying that much for a product that I was sure I loved, but I'm not so sure I like this. It smells pretty, and it's like stupid good concentrated, but is it really worth the price? I mean REEEAAALLLY? I just don't know peeps. Before you spend money on this, check out drugstore brands like Purpose or Basis. I also really like the Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Face Wash. The only difference it seems is that this face cleanser claims to have anti-oxidants in it. How effective can they be if your just washing them right off? I dunno!
Got this as a GWP a while back, and it is amazing and perfect for my skintype. My skin feels CLEA/N, but not stripped. You only need a tiny bit for your whole face. Dissolves makeup nicely, and freshens up the skin. Will repurchase.
It's drying to my oily skin but nothing my moisturizer can't fix. I like the packaging and don't notice the smell. It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, a major plus. Overall a fine product.
This cleanser dried out my normal/combo skin worse than regular soap. It gave me dry patches on my forehead and side of my face after three uses. It also aggravated my rosacea. It's too bad because it did a great job at getting rid of all traces of makeup off my face, and only a pea size amount of this foams up to cleanse your whole face (it may cost a lot, but I can see it lasting forever).
There are other cheaper better product than this. I would much rather buy a drugstore brand cleanser and use a good expensive moisturizer but $26+ is too much for a facial cleanser. The results on my skin is not any different from a cheaper brand.
this makes my skin feel smooth and fresh after cleasing. i like the smell. it is expensive though
Great runner-up to my Dior Magique Rinse Off Cleansing Foam, but like all cleansers that I've tried none supercede it. I really appreciate the generousity of Lancome in their gift with purchase items, they always give you larger sizes then other cosmetic companies, such as the 2oz size of this cleanser I received. This cleanser foams up well, smells nice but not overly fragrant, didn't dry my skin out. Removing foundation? I couldn't tell ya since I never use a cleanser alone to remove liquid foundation that seeps did into pores, I always use a m/u remover 1st then followed by a cleanser then toner. So as far as just cleansing alone I really like this product & feel it's worthy of the price.
I received a generous-sized sample of this cleanser in a Lancome gift bag. (the kind that's loaded with goodies that they give away if you purchase $30 worth of makeup) I love it! It works fine on my skin. It's a great nighttime cleanser that removes dirt, oil, and makeup from my face very efficiently. What's best is that you don't need much of it, just a Jujube-sized dollop creates a beautiful, silky-smooth lather that feels great and smells wonderful. My skin is so soft after I wash my face with it! Of course, I follow immediately with my nighttime moisturizer. When I run out of this stuff, I'm definitely going to pay the pretty penny for more.
This is supposed to be for normal/combo skin, which mine is combo and on the more oily side, but this dried my face out! Now it's patchy and red looking. The smell is nice, the product is smooth and you really only need a small amount. But is way to drying for even my oily skin. At $24, I don't think it's worth it.