Love this stuff! The directions state to use this once or twice a week, which I do, and I've had it for 6 months now and have only used half the bottle! A little definitely goes a long way....anyways, it does leave your skin very soft and smooth, and doesn't dry it out either! I am anxious to try the Glycolic Toner.
I've been using this for alittle over a month now. I heard about glycolic products but never tried any so decided to pick this one up. I wanna say it was around $15, not bad for a higher end cleanser. It has a TON of product which will last me months if not a year. You only need about a dime size amount and about a nickel for areas like your chest and shoulders. On the back of the bottle it states to only use once or twice a week! I use it twice a week on my face and follow up with a moisturizer right after and my skin has felt fine. Although it has completely dried out my hands pretty badly from using them to wash my face with it. If you have dry skin do not exceed the 1-2 a week instructions! It will dry you out!! I know because I got inpatient and used it as a daily cleanser for a while and I was soooo dry. Had helped keep my acne at bay and ill repurchase if I can ever finish the bottle!!
So far this has been a great cleanser for my oily skin. I use it between 2-4 times a week, only once a day when I don't use my normal cleanser. I don't find it too drying and it doesn't burn my skin but it feels really clean. I haven't had many breakouts since I started using it so I'm hoping with continued use it'll help improve my complexion and help fade dark marks and blemishes I have.
This product felt very nice on my skin and did not strip away any natural oils. It has a fresh scent that does not cause irritation and really deep cleans my skin. I squeeze about a quarter size amount on my palm and disburse it evenly on my face. After washing off my skin is slightly shiny due to the glycolic acid sloughing off all of my dead skin cells and excessive makeup. If you have troublesome skin with acne problems then I would not suggest this product for clearing acne, but for a light cleanser that does clean your skin and prepares it for moisturizers/serums/and makeup.
For the price, this cleanser is an excellent value. It is very rich, necessitating use of very little product. It lathers up a great deal, as labelled, has a pleasant, clean (but not artificial-smelling) scent that reminds me of lemongrass.
I am combo-dry, and while I appreciated some of the cleansers effects (smoothing of skin, clean feeling, etc.), it did not work on my skintype for even 2-3x week use (it was FAR too drying). Even so, I would not hesitate to recommend it to others with oily skin. continued >>
Heads up: This is very strong stuff. I think it'd be the rare individual who could use this regularly as a facial wash and not end up extremely dried out. However, for me it's a must-own product. I use it 2-3x/week on a scrubby brush on my chest/back/shoulders and it is the BEST for keeping any bacne at bay. I take a lot of heated power yoga classes, and the intense sweat session while wearing fitted clothes--then driving a half-hour home before I can shower--is a recipe for awful bacne, but this cleanser has kept it completely at bay. Every once in a blue moon I'll use it on my face when I feel like I really need a deep down clean, but I wouldn't buy it for that purpose. If you deal with workout breakouts on your back and shoulders, this is worth a try. As long as MB sells it, I'll have a bottle on hand.
I have this for over 6 mos. now and I still have 3/4 left. You only need around a quarter coin amount per use since it lathers up quite well. I use this either every other day or once a week depending on how my skin's acting up. I have very oily, dehydrated, and acne prone skin. Sometimes my skin would be clear, but sometimes it's congested. When I'm having good skin days, I only use this once a week; however, when I have bad ski n days, I'd use this every other day. I find that this cleanser can be too drying, but exfoliates really well so I suggest using a repairing/restoring serum (I use Estee Lauder Advance Night Repair) and a hydrating moisturizer (I use Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream) after using this product. I also use atleast SPF 30 in the morning, since you're skin's more sensitive to sun damage after exfoliation. I also use this at night only.
I've discovered the best way to use this is to massage it to damp skin in a circular motion for atleast a minute to two minutes to make sure you really get the benefit of glycolic acid, since glycolic acid needs to stay on your skin for a few moments to work. I use Philosophy Purity Made Simple cream cleanser to remove my makeup prior using this.
I would also like to remind you that this should not take the place of your regular/daily cleanser. This is only meant to use atmost 3 times a week for oily skin and twice a week for dry skin. This could be harsh for everyday use!
This cleanser really exfoliates well after using this my skin appears clearer and more radiant and my pores appear smaller since all the dead skin cells plus dirt and oil has been effectively removed by this cleanser. But after using this my skin will be very dry! That's the reason why I didn't gave this a perfect rating, and I could see this being harsh specially to those with super sensitive skin. I myself have sensitive skin, but I know alot who have extremely sensitive skin who can't even tolerate foaming cleansers! I use extra dose of serum and moisturizer to relieve the dryness of my skin. The next morning my skin's not dry anymore! Plus, it made the texture of my skin smoother and helps with lightening my dark spots and helps prevent huge acne. I still get pimples once in a while, but just little bumps that would usually go away in a day or two. (But also take note, I also use Murad Active Radiance Serum in the morning. So the over all positive impact on my skin may have been cumulative effects of my skincare routine).
Overall, I really like this product. It does what it's supposed to do. I exfoliates really well and helps my skin look clear. The dryness can easily be remedied by a good serum and moisturizer. I recommend this for those who's looking for an exfoliating cleanser not a daily cleanser. Some of the reviewers gave this a low rating since they didn't followed instructions! They experienced extreme dryness because they use this everyday, which they shouldn't have done or they didn't use a much hydrating moisturizer. Take note ALL chemical exfoliators would leave your skin drier than it is originally so be sure to use a followup moisturizer that it much hydrating than what you normally would use.
This is too drying. I know it's the sulfates it contains. I also question the amount of glycolic acid it contains. It definitely foams well and removes makeup completely. But I honestly haven't seen much of a difference in my complexion and my skin has been very dry. I hope to swap this.
Nothing too special about this cleanser. It was a little drying, like other cleansers, yet took off all makeup, like other cleansers. You could find a cheaper drug store substitute.
This is hands down my favorite cleanser. I started using it daily a couple of years ago while I was experiencing a pretty bad bout of adult acne and it cleared up my skin beautifully. It says to use it only 2-3 times a week but I was getting great results using it daily. Recently, I've noticed it hasn't been giving me the glow it was initially and I have a feeling it has to do with the fact that I'm getting into my late 20's. I'm going to try MB's Enzyme Cleanser and Glycolic Toner and see how that goes. If it doesn't go well, I'll be right back to this stuff! I really love MB's products and after using this cleanser for years now, I have a lot of trust in the brand. I love the packaging and it only costs around $15. Much better price than the cost of the museum of ineffective drugstore acne washes under my sink. The lather is great, it smells fantastic and it has never irritated my skin. All in all, just a really effective and great product.