Ha I just realized I didnt write a review on this after using it for so long? LOL
I use this cleanser with my clarisonic. It is gentle, non foaming and effective. I dont believe in spending a lot of money on expensive cleanser. Usually I buy 1 litre of purity cleanser from the philosophy website and this could last like 1 yr. Wait for the philosophy sales.
I started using this product after a Sephora SA put some samples into my shopping bag. I loved the samples enough to buy the full sized (8oz) bottle for $20. I don't feel that this is an expensive cleanser even when compared to drugstore cleansers. Even ds prices have gone up and up recently and I expect this bottle to last me for a long time as only a small amount of product is needed. I have sensitive, dry skin and this removes makeup and cleanses well without leaving my skin feeling irritated or tight. It doesn't cause or contribute to breakouts. I will definitely repurchase this.
I unfortunately spent a lot of money on this cleanser. I was really looking for that miracle product and the sales lady at Sephora said its a best seller. I gave it about three weeks and saw absolutely no results. And then BAM I woke up and had huge red welts all over my face. I stopped using the product and three days later they were gone. I think the ingredients were a bit too harsh for my skin--although the whole marketing is "purity" the ingredient list is quite lengthy.
HG status! I am on my second bottle. My first was the 8 oz and it lasted me 4 months, even with everyday use. Love the creamy texture and how clean, fresh, and smooth my face feels post-washing. Love this product!
I love this cleanser! I bought the largest size before which was definitely the best value. When I ran out, I was very short on money and bought a Neutrogena cleanser instead. My skin gradually got worse over the few weeks I used it. Once I bought another bottle of this, my skin looked perfect again in less than a week! I didn't think downgrading would make such a difference but it was crazy how fast my skin improved.
I was actually reluctant to buy this because of the reviews here, but my friend raved about it so I bought a trial size just to see what all the fuss was about.
First of all I don't know what you people are talking about as far as price goes, unless you are comparing it to drug store garbage. I can't use drug store stuff. I have been using Shiseido for years and I do still love that and will probably never switch and it is $35 a tube and that lasts me about 2 months or so. Now, for $20 you get a HUGE bottle that should last one person like 3-4 months or so if you wash your face 2 times a day. So I don't know if you guys are like drinking it or what, but to me compared to what I typically spend on Shiseido this stuff is dirt cheap. Even the small $10 bottle lasted me a long time. That is about the only good thing I can say about this though.
Moving on... this was really drying on my face, and it made my skin feel really tight afterward which is weird because most people find Shiseido to be that way (and that has exfoliating beads in it too, so you would think that it would dry you out more than this creamy stuff). Anyway, I didn't like how it made my skin feel after I got out of the shower. It did remove my make up well, but it was very chemically smelling and tasting. I know you aren't supposed to eat it, but sometimes it gets into your mouth by accident. It just made me wonder what on earth was in it. Also, after using it for a week I had a little bit of a break out on my chin and around my nose. I went back to my Shiseido and that cleared up immediately. It also irritated my cheeks really badly and made them look and feel sunburned. It took me a week to get the inflammation to go back down. :(
I used the rest of the trial sized bottle on my body. I just didn't like it and wouldn't buy it again. Maybe it is good for some people and I do like their body washes (for scent not really for any other benefits) but all in all this isn't for me. Might be good for oily skin though.
This cleanser does a good job at removing makeup, but it dries my skin out. On the plus side, it didn't make me break out. I don't love the price either, so I won't be purchasing this again.
I LOVE this cleanser! I wish it was a little cheaper, but you get what you pay for right? after one week my skin is brighter, my pores are almost non-existant, and my rosacea has calmed a good bit. I love the packaging!
NW10-15 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
This is a great cleanser. A little goes a long way with this one. I used to only use drugstore cleansers, but this was my first HE cleanser love. I prefer using this in the summer, as it is a bit drying for my skin in the winter. It cleanses my face of all makeup, even waterproof, in one quick wash. No need to scrub at that WP mascara! Only issue is that it's too drying for winter use and sometimes it burns my eyes and makes them red (most cleansers do this though). My 8 oz bottle will probably last me 2 summers lol.
I have combo/sensitive skin. I really loved the consistency of this cleanser and the fact that it didn't totally dry my skin out. Unfortunately, it did cause a horrible breakout after a week of use (and my skin is normally pretty clear) - painful cystic acne and small whiteheads. I have ceased use and 3 days later my skin is already about 50% clear. I wish I could figure out what ingredient caused such a flare, but this has a rather long ingredient list so I guess we'll never know. Please be wary if you have sensitive/reactive skin.