|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
this is a wonderful product. I'm using it at night, 2 times because I wear make-up. Since I´ve started this I had no more breakouts and my overal skin condition is improving. For me the only problem with this product is its price
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this cleanser, I use it every morning. My skin is extremely oily and acne prone and this has decreased oil production and not caused any breakouts. I use this with clairsonic and it leaves my skin soft, not tight and dry, and follow with caudalie serum and a sunscreen. I was skeptical at first since I've always used neutrogena, but it was way too harsh now that I'm older, I'm very glad this was recommended to me! It will feel like there's almost a film or lotion-y feeling to the skin after rinsing but it's supposed to feel that way, still clean and smooth! Will definitely repurchase.
UPDATE: tried using 2x a day and noticed blackheads then acne, moved back to using in the morning and a salicylic acid cleanser at night. So for me I still need the acne fighting properties daily, just not 2x a day I get too oily and sensitive.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
4 years ago I bought a small bottle of this from a Paris drugstore liking the fact that it was all French, but quite cheap. To my amazement, this brand has really evolved since then.
It had a light pleasant fragrance but to be honest, it did nothing for my skin during its acne prone phase. It just felt like a lot of foam. Recently however my skin has become less acne prone but a lot more sensitive. Using this facewash along with my Clarisonic has worked out much better. It's kind to sensitive skin and the Clarisonic ensures that it also leaves my skin clean. On it's own, I may only use it in the mornings when my skin is not so dirty - but I am using Cetaphil for that and that's working out OK.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Over many years of trial and error I have found a small range of cleansers that will work on my sensitive skin, and this is one of them and the one I'm currently using. At first I was very nervous because it has quite a strong smell, but whatever they are using for the scent doesn't irritate my skin. It is less expensive than others I have used and I really like the convenience of the (normal) pump bottle (if you've used Ren, you know what I mean). What can I say? It works for me - leaves my skin clean, pores clean, and no tight feeling. I apply to dry skin, remove with a damp muslin and then give an extra rinse. It takes off my eye make-up except for sometimes if I've gone heavy on the waterproof mascara so then I use a bit of olive oil on a cotton pad. Other cleansers I have used and equally would recommend for sensitive skin:
- Weleda almond cleansing lotion (inexpensive and takes everything off, but not so moisturizing and I had to use a lot)
- Ren hydracalm cleansing milk (very nice, my next best favourite but more expensive)
- Organic Pharmacy carrot butter cleanser (love, but too expensive for me to use on a regular basis)
- Inlight and Speizia organic cleansers (very similar to the carrot butter - same company but marketed under different brands in different countries - not always easy to find)
- Nude cleansing oil (like this one a lot too but also more expensive)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I ve read some pretty weird reviews here on this product and im surprised... even my dog can tell the difference between a foaming cleanser and a milk cleanser.... anyway ... This is a milk cleanser meaning you use it on dry skin you massage it on your skin and then you rinse it off. This doesn't have any cleansing agents in it the way it works is because it has an emollient consistency it melts the dirt or make up away from your face. These kind of cleansers are good for dry skins because they dont really "wash" the skin they just emulsify the dirt and make up on the skin and then when you rinse them off the dirt goes away.I prefer using milk cleansers i find them to be more gentle they dont stimulate the skin a lot and plus they remove make up so much better from a foaming cleanser. On the actual product now. I dont really like it for 2 reasons. first of all i dont mind when products have a scent but i really cant tolerate skin care products that smell like perfumes and this one smells almost exactly like calvin klains CK1 perfume..... i haven't noticed any kind of damage on my skin by the perfume but i really feel very uncomfortable massaging something on my face with such a strong scent in it. The second thing that i dont like about this product is the fact that is not rich enough. Its has a thin milky texture not a rich and creamy one, as a result of that, after a few seconds disappears from your skin and theres nothing left on your skin to massage it with, so you end up adding and adding more and more product . Its cleansing power is just ok I guess I would never use it on a full make up face i would probably need half a bottle of this to deep clean my face. I use it as my morning cleanser and i must say that leaves my skin very soft and not irritated or red at all. I always use a cloth for complete removal otherwise it leaves a film on my skin
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I tend to go for cream cleansers as they work well with muslin cloths, and picked this up on a sale when my old cleanser was running out. This cleanser is quite thin and runny in consistency, but still creamy enough to use with a cloth. It removes makeup well, and smells very nice. However, I couldn't use it with my cloth as I intended to. When I leave this on my skin: my face goes bright red and feels very hot! When I remove my makeup, it's fine again within five minutes, and I don't experience any breakouts or anything. But that burning feeling is uncomfortable!
I didn't have that problem when I rinsed my face, and didn't let the cleanser sit on the skin, so if your looking for a cleanser to rinse of, and don't have sensitive skin, this is a good one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
been using this cleanser with my clarisonic for over 3 months now. I love how gentle it is and the milky/creamy texture is amazing as well. there is no significant fragrance and it does not taste bitter and soapy in your mouth after you've rinsed it off like some cleansers ( aka the philosophy purity one). it was inexpensive as well, I paid $35CAD +tax for it and I'm sure it's even cheaper in the US. a little pump of this product is enough to cover half my face and it's been 3 months and I'm only 1/3 done the bottle. will buy again when I run out :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
One of the only cleansers that does not make my ultra sensitive skin react. Definitely recommended for sensitive skin. ETA-Docking two stars because I do not feel like this is getting my skin as clean as it should, even when I wipe off with a cotton pad before using a washcloth. I am noticing more breakouts than I used to. It is non-foaming, so I end up having to use more than should be necessary and going through it too quickly as a result. I am not thinking I will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Not gentle enough! First of all, too much fragrance and I didn't even find the fragrance very pleasant. I thought this would be safe for my rosacea-prone skin, but it made me red for two days, probably because of the fragrance. I also did not find this to be particularly moisturizing, despite the fact that it's a lotion cleanser. Definitely did not work for me. I returned it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
After my beloved Clarins Extra comfort cleansing cream started drying out my skin, I was on the hunt for a new cleanser. I got a sample of this from Sephora, and it made my skin incredibly soft, definitely did not dry it out. My skin felt more hydrated and I didn't need to use as much moisturizer. However, I got blackheads on my nose, my nose and forehead were actually shiny (which never happens with my very dry skin), and my pores actually looked bigger. So, I wouldn't purchase the product, as it did not cleanse well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this cleanser thinking it would be great for my sensitive but dry combination skin. Boy was I wrong. It didn't remove my any of makeup at all and left with this oilly feeling on my face. After a week of use I was left with tons of blackheads on my nose from all the makeup residue and oil from this cleanser. Do yourself a favor and stay clear of this cleanser.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I don't understand what everyone else is talking about. This is more like a make-up remover to use it on a cotton ball and then a cleanser. For me, it feels like washing my face with a lotion not a cleanser. It doesn't remove any make-up at all...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
this is my second bottle and i love this product! i love the scent and the texture.
i have really dry skin and this doesn't make my skin feel too tight and takes off all the makeup. i prefer to rinse it off with water though rather than taking it off with a cotton ball because i feel that that clogs my pores and causes blemishes.
i also really enjoy the packaging. the pump is really convenient and the bottle also lasts quite a long while if you use 1-2 pumps.
i will probably try something else even though i love this, just because of the price and because of the toner (caudalie cleansing water) which i'm not really sure of and i don't want to mix up brands. so i'll probably try biotherms pink line (for dry/very dry skin) next
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I actually really like this cleanser. Great bottle design - features a pump, and a clear container so you can actually see how much you still have left. I don't know if I'll use this all year round, but I do really like this for the Canadian Winter, for my sensitive, dry and easily dehydrated, clog-prone skin.
Throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall, I was using Avene's Extra Gentle Cleanser for Intolerant Skin, No Rinse formula. It'd be hard to say whether this truly is more gentle, but this formula seems to work better in comparison, to the Avene, especially once November rolled around. It's milky, but not overly so. I was a little skeptical of it actually working - given Avene's reputation for sensitive skins, as well as the fact that this is advertised 'For All Skin Types' (always something that gets my back up, before I put it back on the shelf.) But even the Avene Extra Gentle had begun to sting a bit, and Cetaphil had proved no better this Winter. I really had nothing to lose for my very parched skin.
After getting this in the sample size in a Caudalie GWP, I was surprised to see that it actually was gentle. After two weeks of use, there's absolutely none of that 'tight' feeling, or stinging after washing my face. It is milky, but it's not occlusive feeling like LUSH Ultrabland or Ponds Cold Cream can be. Doesn't leave a sticky residue the way Avene's Cold Cream and Gentle Cream cleansers did. Very similar, if not a bit thinner in consistency as LRP's Toleraine Dermo-Cleanse. Unlike a lot of Caudalie's products, this does not have their signature stale grape smell; I can detect no fragrance in this whatsoever.
As for how well this takes off makeup, I cannot comment, given I use this after either the LRP Toleraine on a normal, tinted moisturizer'd day, or Lancome's Huile Douceur if I'm wearing a full face of foundation. I have experienced no clogs, breakouts or rashes with this product. I really like it as a gentle cleanser in the AM, and I definately will be repurchasing. I do expect to go back to the Avene Extra Gentle once Springtime rolls around, but this has been an absolutely god-send this Winter.
I really wish Caudalie would sell minis of this cleanser, as they do the Foaming, Cleansing Water and Beauty Elixir. The only way I've been able to get the Deluxe Sample/Mini size has been through esthetician/SA generosity, and in sets. Caudalie reps, if you happen to read this, please do make the minis easily available for purchase seperately - would be great for travel.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
Unfortunately, the moment I put this on my skin, it burned. Badly. For hours on end. Needless to say, I didn't use it again and I'm so glad I asked for a sample. It must be the essential oils or extracts. Anyone who is ultra ultra sensitive should stay away. Also, it dried my skin out on top of it all :( Definitely a flop; although I liked the texture...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this cleansing milk by Caudalie. I used to use the Diadermine one, by in comparison, the Caudalie cleanser is lighter and much more effective. Since I've started using it, my skin feels refreshed and clean, and I haven't broken out at all.
Milks are usually too greasy, this one isn't. It's creamy but light and works great with the Caudalie Toner to remove all traces of MU.
I'm already on my 4th bottle and the only thing I can't think that's negative is that there isn't enough in the bottle :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Okay this product is designed for those with dry skin, and should be excellent for those combo skin girls during the winter months. I use this in conjunction with the instant foaming cleanser in the down time from kinerase pro+therapy skin smoothing cleanser April through early November and solo December through March. If you have combo skin/oily only use this in the cold/dry months as it may be too rich for your skin type.
EDIT: Had to remove a few lippies becuz this is causing breakouts! :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This is great for when my skin feels sensitive. I notice the little capillaries really tone down when I use this and it makes my skin feel fresh and smooth.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am surprised at how many oily or combination skinned individuals are complaining about this cleanser, which is geared to dry and sensitive skinned people. For my severely dry winter skin this is wonderful and non-irritating. In my early twenties (and my skin has always been fairly dry) this might not have been enough, but my skin seems to have become more easily irritated by harsh solvents (ie--even Nuxe's honey gel face wash--which is supposedly gentle is too much now).
I would not count on it to remove heavy make-up, unless one was to use cotton pads first and then do a second round with water. But---this does not seem to irritate my very easily irritated skin (too many essential oils in my previously used "natural" skincare and petroleum, etc. in many drugstore products).
I will probably buy this again, unless I find a less expensive gentle cleanser (not cetaphil---it does not work for me anymore)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm not a huge fan of this cleanser...it smells divine (fleur de vigne scent), is a wonderful texture, and is very gentle, but...
I feel it doesn't clean my pores that well. I'm having some clogged pores on my chin that are worse than usual while using this. I also feel my skin looks worse when using this - a few under the skin lumps which is unusual for me (probably meaning indeed it is not cleaning my pores well). It does clean off all eye make up, which is why I thought it was cleaning well, but I guess not.
It does leave my skin feeling soft, but that's due to skin softeners which are not good for the skin over a long time...
I will not repurchase this, especially given it's price. I'll stick to only Caudalie creams, and the heavenly smelling fleur de vigne splash and soaps :) (and maybe try a serum).
EDIT: I really don't like this stuff- it totally clogs my pores up. I have been breaking out continuously since starting to use this (and I don't usually ever break out), and only since I have stopped using it have the clogs and lumps and acne started to go away...this stuff doesn't clean at all - it only artificially makes the skin feel soft.