I was really surprised to see the poor reviews. This cleanser removes all of my makeup. It does not dry out my skin. It does not leave behind residue - so no blackheads or bumps. I have oily/combination skin that is over 40.
I recently began using this product with my Olay brush and it is a winning combination for me.
Gave me an allergic reaction as others have said. Do not recommend.
I am normally combo skin that is oily on my T-zone.
I tried this cleanser when I ran out of Boscia's Cleansing Gel as a cheaper alternative that was natural. It was $7.50 at my Target, which compared to the $26 that my other cleanser was, it was a steal. The smell is nice and is not overwhelming. It foams alright with my Clarisonic brush and washes off clean Unfortunately, after using this for a few days, my skin feels like an oil slick. I cannot go several hours now without my makeup sliding around, my skin feeling oily, and overall wanting to cringe. It did not break me out like other reviews, but this is definitely going back and I will be returning to my more expensive cleanser that WORKS.
This product seemed great, smelled good and didn't dry out my skin. After one night time use I noticed two new little red bumps the next morn, but I didn't think anything of it. However, after the next day of use I broke out in tiny bumps ALL over my face that weren't quite like pimples. Very frustrating and I hope they go away soon!
I read other reviews after the breakout to see if it was just me, but it clearly isn't. Be wary of the reviews; not everybody has such bad results, but knowing how many people have had breakout reactions, I wouldn't waste my money (and skin.)
I LOVE this face cleanser! It doesn't dry out my skin at all! I love that this cleanser does what it says, it clean all the makeup off my face and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth! My sister tried the cleanser for the past week and she thinks this stuff is amazing and she's gonna buy this when she goes back home. I will buy this again.
AVOID this cleanser... Gave me the worst break out I've had in YEARS. It also dried out the acne it created, so applying make up was difficult. So horrible, wish I had just stuck with my aveeno...
Meh! It's a good mild cleanser, which is all I ever want to use (I prefer to use zit-zappers/intensive treatments every once in a while than a heavy duty cleanser all the time). It doesn't foam like the commercial, of course, but it takes off the makeup I wear fine and doesn't irritate or dry out my skin. I like that it's got a smaller list of ingredients and for a daily cleanser/makeup remover I'm pretty happy with it. Doesn't do wonders for me but is fine.
One thing I HATE, and the reason I won't repurchase, is the packaging - there is no way to take this bottle with you anywhere, it will leak all over. I've even tried to take this stuff out and put it into different bottles and it worms its way out of every container I've put it in! Hugely annoying. Might try the bar form when I run out.
This cleaner is okay. Im not sure why their are so many bad reviews. It didnt dry out my skin. It didnt make my skin flake. It doesnt have a strong scent. I actually like the smell :p . It didnt break me out either. It does clean my face. Its average cleanser. I cant really say if it help break outs cuz my acne has tone downed i dont really have acne just a few pimples. It didnt make them worse.
This seriously messed up my skin. I have sensitive clear combo skin and was looking for a replacement for the Neutrogena 2 in 1 deep clean mask/cleanser since it's consistently sold out everywhere. It foamed up fine, the smell wasn't completely awful, but it started tingling, then burning, I rushed to get it all off, the burning sensation continued, my skin turned bright red and became inflamed around my nose and eyes, blistering, and the skin on my cheeks flaked up. Had to slather on my Cerave moisturizer with a thick coat of the Mario Badescu control cream on top. It's been 2 hours, the burning's gone down but everything's still red and raised. Returning this POS asap.
I'm seriously loathing all this "natural" shit from drugstore brands. Willow bark is NOT hypoallergenic.
I actually did not buy this product (my mom had gotten this for me). I actually like this cleanser, and I was really horrified to see all of the negative reviews.
1) the smell of this cleanser is definitely not overwhelming
2) i have dry and EXTREMELY sensitive skin, but this cleanser did not affect my skin at all. I feel as if the people who wrote about the cleanser breaking them out did not make sure that the breakouts were the effect of something else.
I use this as a morning cleanser, to remove the oil and hair products that might have rubbed onto my face from my pillow. It really brightens up my skin and prepares it for my foundation and concealer! I really wouldn't recommend using this as a makeup remover but it is a great morning face wash for a proud environmentalist like myself :)