i really like this product, i have oily acne prone skin and i think it has really helped to keep my acne under control....it doesn't dry out my skin, and leaves it feeling super clean....lately i have switched to all organic products (for face only) and i feel that my skin looks and feels so much better....i would definitely repurchase this over and over again.
The first time I tried this product, I loved it. I have somewhat oily skin, that is extremely acne prone, so this product ended up drying my face quite a bit. I would then put Desert Essence's Jojoba Oil, and the dry feeling would go away. The first week, the product cleaned not only the dirt, but also the acne off of my face. After a week, the product only made my face clean, but it no longer prevented or cleared my acne. I would buy it again only because it does make your face look clean, and it isn't too expensive.
While I have used this over the past week I noticed the acne on my chin shrink up. The bad thing is my extremely oily face is now dry and dull looking. Ew. I will not be repurchasing. I might try adding a little of this cleanser into the scrub I have been using.
I am very pleased with this product. I have fair acne prone/sensitive skin with enlarged pores. This product is not overly drying, it cleanses well, and even though it has a "stinky" smell, it contains no synthetic chemicals and it does the job. I can't complain about this one.
Yuck I hate this stuff. I was trying to find a good non animal tested cleanse.r It was the first organic cleanser I have ever used and it was not pleasing. It's runny and lathers slightly. Because it's runny it gets into my eyes pretty often and it stings. I hate the scent of tea tree oil but it doesn't stay once washed off. It kinda makes washing my face an unpleasent experience. The best part( and the only good part) is that it removes all my makeup but it's also pretty drying. The biggest misconception is that acne prone people need to use somthing more drying or medicated. The fact is that a drying cleanser makes you produce more oil and the anti-acne ingredients do no good because they are washed off before they can be absorbed into the skin. Overall I hate this cleanser and I will definetely NOT be repurchasing.
I LOOVE this product with all my heart. I Have been using it for the past 2 or 3 years. I used to try all sorts of brands before this one, and kept switching until I found this product. It had helped my skin get away from the "acne-porne" phase. I used to have the worst cysts and acne's before this product. It really helped me clear them out after few months of using them. Removed my makeup COMPLETELY! But after using it for 2 years now, I realize it's time to go for something a bit more gentler. I've notice the dryness of my skin after being on this product, I feel like it's have longterm effects of dragging down the skin. It's good for acne-prone/oily skin. But now that I'm out of that phase, I'm looking to find my next HG. But I will ALWAYS keep this in the back of my cabnet incase things don't work out =)
My FAVORITE wash. I am about to finish my 3rd bottle and about to stop counting. look for a wash that first takes of ALL my makeup, regulates skin, helps it to "perk up", prevents breakouts and might stop one that is forming, all without being too drying. A miracle wash, basically. In my search, I have tried them all and had great results with Peter Thomas Roth, Kinerase, Dermalogica, Boscia, Cosmedicine, Clinique, Drugstore Brands (Neutrogena, Cetaphil, Purpose, etc.). I have found over time that sometimes, simplest is just BEST for your skin, esp. when it wants to go haywire. This wash (and the other brands of it - the Sea Kelp and Sunflower formula) are my favorites. The Thoroughly Clean is more for acneic/combo skin, but the Sea Kelp green wash smells yummy and doesnt have the Tea Tree oil that turns up some customers noses.
How I use it - when I get home from work, I wet my face, pump once, lather, rinse. When I use it with my Clairsonic Mia, I we my face, pump one pump into the Mia, turn it on, and cleanse. Lots of bubble action. After rinsing, skin feels squeakly clean, but not tight, and looks bright, not dull. I may swipe with the DE Tea Tree Oil Cleansing Pads before one final rinse and it will remove any additional embedded traces of dirt or makeup.
The value for any of the DE washes is great, and they perform well for a myriad of skin types. You can't ask for better ingredients, and over time it does all the things I ask for. My complexion is brighter, clearer and I don't feel like I'm wasting $50 cleanser to remove my makeup at the end of the day.
This wash, Cetaphil, and Purpose consistently perform competitively with the high-end brands where I can no longer justify the overpriced product cost for the results. And cheap enough that you can keep one at the sink, one in the shower, and one in your gym bag! :)
while i was looking for a cheaper alternative to my dermalogica's special cleansing gel, this one caught my eye every time i shopped at trader joes. i have used this product for almost two weeks, and so far it's pretty good. out of all facial cleansers i've used, this one seems to really dissolve makeup and leaves the face "squeaky clean." it's rather drying though, so i use a moisturizer right after washing my face. the ingredients are seemingly simple: castile soap along with essential oils and plant extracts. i really like this product for the price and it's performance and it does almost the same job as dermalogica's special cleansing gel (or probably even better when it comes to makeup removal and the price), but it's so drying! a few notes: 1. be very careful when using this around the eye area -- this stuff stings like crazy! 2. the pump is great, but it leaks a bit (castile soap is thin). or maybe it's just the packaging i got.
I picked this up at Trader Joe's--the price was great, and it seemed like an all-natural face wash. But when I tried it, it felt harsh and tight on my face. I guess I should have read the ingredients, because it contains castille soap. True soaps are really drying on my skin, so I won't be using the rest of this product.
I bought this to deal with some annoying bouts of adult acne. During the first week of use, it worked really well in terms of keeping my skin clear and removing makeup, but the formula is very drying to my sensitive skin. I didn't want to waste it, so I started using this cleanser at night while using a gentle foaming cleanser during the day whenever my face felt greasy/grimy. The combination of this product with Orjene Organics foaming face wash has kept my complexion blemish free for the last couple of months. Out of curiosity, I tried using the foaming wash without the tea tree oil cleanser and the acne came back almost immediately. It's kind of a hassle having to buy two separate cleansers for day and night, but I'm sticking with this routine until I can find a gentle antiseptic cleanser that helps prevent acne... if there is such a thing.