La Roche Posay • Physiological Cleansing Gel • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is my go-to daily cleansing gel that I use morning and night. I love the matte gel texture, it's unscented and extremely gentle yet effective. I use two other cleansers in combination with this in the morning, but when I travel or only have time for one, this is my first pick. It just leaves my skin feeling very balanced and fresh, and it doesn't dry out my skin or make it feel stripped. I used to use CeraVe as my base cleanser, but I like the slim bottle and overall packaging of La Roche-Posay more (though the cleansing effects of both felt pretty much the same, I will admit). CeraVe's bottle is very bulky and was always spilling in my travel bags. Plus, this cleanser is French and makes me feel ever so slightly fancy each time I use it. I'm a sucker for fancy face washes, especially extremely functional ones such as this. Try it if you haven't already!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am really enjoying using this cleanser, I use it in a morning to quickly wash my face and then in the evening after I've removed my make up using cliniques take off the day balm. I'm not sure how it would do at removing make up well on its own as it is really gentle but I don't mind as I always pre cleanse to remove my make up (and I always will!)
This cleanser is really gentle, it doesn't foam or have a strong scent and most importantly doesn't strip my sensitive skin or leave it feeling tight.
I do wish it would foam just slightly as I don't know about you but then it would feel maybe a bit more like it's cleaning - but saying that when a product foams in my experience it normally leaves that horrible tightness. So I'm ok with it!
Truly one of the most perfect cleansers I've tried - and I feel like I've tried and wasted so many. I will try and stick to it and keep repurchasing and not be sucked into something else that's a waste of time and money!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like this cleanser and I think it's thus far the best cleanser I've used. It was introduced by my dermatologist a year ago when I was beginning to breakout especially at my jawline. When using this product, my dermatologist had advised that I would just need 3 to 4 splashes on my face so that there was a thin layer of protection that can keep my skin moisturized. I wasn't used to it at first as all my life, I prefer to splash it until I feel my face not oily and " squeaky" clean. Then I feel the difference - more softer, no tightness and skin flakiness... Gradually I feel very comfortable and clean just a few splashes. It also helps to calm my sensitive skin... Would also stock up as much as possible whenever there is promotion cos it is pretty pricey.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Black
This is the best makeup remover for me.
My skin is always been a little acne prone before I start to put makeup on, and it got worst all thanks to Fancl's makeup removing oil. And then I've tried Bioderma, Bifesta and Curel, Bifesta is a little stripping, Bioderma only cleans well with large amt and really good cotton pads, Curel is cool but I'm using up 1 tube every month. All of them leaves me with small bumps still and regular breakouts, BUT, much better than Fancl.
Until few weeks ago the Curel remover in my local drugstore is running out of stock and LRP is on offer, and I got this cleanser with the effaclar duo. Unlike Curel's oily texture (it's gel actually but somehow it feels like oil on the face), this is really refreshing and cooling. I use 2 pumps each time and followed with my daily cleanser, flora water and effaclar duo, and I'm finally getting to acne free skin.
A good cleanser is everything really, I have Darphin's Purifying balm and Dr Brant's Pore Effect, they are great and effective products but they alone can't stop my skin from breaking out if I don't clean my face properly.
The price is really cool too, at least for someone like me who spent big money on many useless acne treatment products.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
It's doesn't irritate my skin.
The makeup comes of pretty easy. I use it with soaking wet cottonpads, I've noticed that it's more gentle for the skin than to use dry cottonpads.
Doesn't dry up my face afterwards.
It smells good, like citrus or summerflowers.
It lasts for a couple of months.
Irritates my eyes a little bit.
The pump is a little stiff.
= I will repurchase
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE THIS STUFF! this is the best cleansing gel I have tried so far...I was kinda skeptical before trying it...I used to buy only Chanel, Dior, Lancome, Shiseido cosmetics but after trying this and vichy's purete thermale soft & soothing toner...I just realized that u can get extremely good products at the pharmacy and spend much less than what u would spend for luxurious stuff from the perfumery...they work just as good, trust me! So I tried also sebamed moisturizing care gel, vichy's nutri extra hand cream, avene's cold hand cream, la roche-posay cicaplast baume b5 and I'm so glad I did coz now I won't waste my money anymore on Dior, Chanel etc stuff. and my skin is getting better and better. I'm so happy. Anyway I got combination skin...my cheeks are kinda normal but my nose and forehead r kinda oily and my chin always gets a few premenstrual under-skin blemishes...so I started using this gel 3-4 weeks ago and this time I got only 3 blemishes on my chin but they r kinda small so I could cover them up easily. I'm not saying this gel prevented new ones, can't tell yet, but it definitely cleanes my skin gently (with Clarisonic) and it doesn't clog up my pores at all so it's not comedogenic...u can safely use it if u have acne prone skin...I think it would be great even for dry skin coz it's sooo gentle. I will keep repurchasing it FOREVER.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
January of last year, I remember looking at myself in the mirror and seeing the deep cystic acne that using Murad's acne line has left me with. After countless more other products that tried to battle the acne on my face, I decided to go to a dermatologist. The dermatologist made his own acne line and was amazing. He also put me on small doses of isotretinoin(accutane) so I wouldn't feel its side effects as much but still get the results I wanted. Fast forward to August 2013. I'm done my course of accutane and have clear skin. I knew I needed to start with a basic cleanser and a gentle exfoliating product to keep my skin in top shape. Having sensitive and still a bit of an acne-prone skin, this was hard to find. Reading the countless amazing reviews for this product, I decided to give it a try. I'm so glad I did! This product is amazing. It's so gentle and easy to use. One pump is enought for my whole face. I don't use it to remove make-up as I don't really wear any besides some eye make up that I remove with my trusty Bioderma. It does not clog my pores or irritate my skin. It calms down redness and makes the skin feel soft, supple and incredibly comfortable.
Definitely an HG product for me. I will always repurchase.
Also, it works very well with Effaclar Duo. My regimen has been very simple since I found this. This and Effaclar Duo are my life savers.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Blue
I really love this cleanser. I had been having horrific trouble with my skin over the last few months. I was having constant breakouts on my chin and lower cheek area, and it was really knocking my confidence. So, despite being a poor student, I decided to invest in trying to find some skincare that helped my skin (and my self esteem).
After spending A LOT of time researching, I tried a number of products, including Clinique's Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System (which made my skin drastically worse), and Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser (which clogged my pores and unclogged my purse). But then I found La Roche Posay's Physiological Cleansing Gel and have not looked back.
At first it felt a little strange using a product that didn't foam up on my skin, but the smoothing gel texture made my face feel clean and fresh without that tight and stripped feeling that I was left with using other cleansers. The smell of the cleanser is hard to pinpoint. It almost smells like banana - but don't think sweet, sickly, and overpowering - it is a very subtle scent. I know that other reviewers have commented that this product doesn't remove make-up effectively. I don't actually use this cleanser to remove make-up (I have always used Bioderma to remove my makeup before heading to the bathroom sink for a proper cleanse) so can neither agree nor disagree with those scruples.
For me, the effects of La Roche Posay's Physiological Cleansing Gel have been wholly positive. I am sure my skin will NEVER EVER be perfect, but my breakouts have reduced dramatically, and my skin glows and feels fabulously smooth. Priced at around £8 - £11 for 200ml, it is also the kindest cleanser I have found for my bank balance!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Although I only used this product several times, my experience was bad enough that I had to chuck it with 95% unused, as I knew I would be tempted to make it work sometime in the future.
My skin is dehydrated oily and a huge headache. I decided to try this cleanser because I read that it was a gentle gel. Unfortunately, I found that it wasn't quite as nice to my skin as it might have been to others.
After the first use, I noticed my skin was starting to peel/flake on my inner cheeks near my nose. Er, wtf? I can't remember the last time my skin reacted like that -- even retinoids never had that effect on me, though I've always been careful with them. The thing is, while I was having this reaction on my cheeks, the rest of my face felt fine -- no dryness.
Well, I do remember I was using some other new products around the same time, so I didn't think much about this strange occurrence.
Later, when I knew my regime was more or less regular, I tried this again. Lo and behold, strange peeling once again, isolated to my cheeks, with only mild dryness overall. Although I am dehydrated, my skin is definitely oily, not combo. That is to say my skin gets oily all over. My cheeks aren't quite the oil slick that is my chin and nose, but they can get pretty greasy (nice image, I know) and don't have issues with dryness.
I tried this cleanser a couple more times and I kept getting the same strange results: peeling/flaky inner cheek area with mild dryness overall.
Finally, I had to toss it because it was obviously not working for me. It was a sad moment not only because I'd wasted ~$24 and had to look for yet another cleanser for my finnicky skin, but also because I enjoyed the watery gel consistency of the product, as well as its pleasant smell (well, pleasant to me).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Used quarter of bottle before giving to my friend who loves it. Goes to show you will love or hate this cleanser.
Not sure if LRP makes a different version for this in the U.S. compared to UK/Europe, but many of their products, in fact, differ in formulation.
Very basic, which is great because I use active ingredients in topical products and just want my skin to be clean.
However, it's not suitable for makeup removal IMO. After trying to use for makeup removal with fail, I decided to try it as a second cleanse. I encountered overstripping and dryness all over my oily skin after doing so. Also, I use a washcloth, and the cleanser did not work well for me/irritated when trying to remove with the damp cloth.
Overall, if you're looking for a basic cleanser, you may like this. However, I would try cheaper cleansers recommended here instead that are non drying, thorough, and effective at makeup removal.
If you are looking for a quick, morning wash off cleanser, and you are willing to spend more (compared to cetaphil, cerave, etc) then I recommend.