Estee Lauder • Re-Nutriv Intensive Hydrating Creme Cleanser • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
At NZ$100, this is a very pricey product for me to buy, but I do love it. It's not as creamy as others I've tried, but it does leave my skin feeling wonderfully clean and it has a heavenly scent. I will buy it again, but not for everyday use (just because of the price). I feel that this is as good as other cleansers Estee Lauder offers - just because it costs more, it's not necessarily better (well, in my experience, anyway).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This isn't a good cleanser. Doesn't go on easily and doesn't make my skin feel clean. I got this as a sample, so I'm not sure how much it costs, but presumably a lot. I like Biotherm cleansers much more, or No7.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I got a 1oz sample of this and I won't finish it. It just doesn't make my face feel clean and if I use a toner on a cotton wool pad afterwards, you can still see all the makeup on it. I usually use Cetaphil and I'm sticking with that. On the positive side, it didn't give me spots.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have very very dry skin and almost all cleansers dry me out. However, I still need something that removes my makeup and cleans my face well in the evening. I tend to get blackheads on my nose if my skin is not cleansed well enough, so my criteria in evaluating a cleanser is: does it keep my nose blackhead free? And does it keep my skin from drying out? With this cleanser, the answers to both of these questions is a yes! This cleanser feels hydrating and soothing and a little goes a long way. The only downside is the cost. I found it expensive in North America, but here in Europe, it's outrageous. It's unfortunate, as it's a really great product. If you have very dry skin, I would highly recommend it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm getting to the end of this and have another one on standby. This is one of the better cleansers I have used. What I expect is a complete removal of makeup and soft skin to boot, and this is what I get from this, with no irritation or reaction. It's a lovely cleansing lotion that I remove with a damp washcloth, twice. Too expensive though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
FIRST: I strongly recommend this product, but here's my advice before trying it: (1) Find a sample for sale in eBay, OR (2) ask a SA at Nordstrom to make you a sample of it (they'll do this for any of their products, just like Sephora), OR (3) just go in the store and buy it for $39 and return it for a refund if you don't like it. The nice thing about EL products is that you can almost always find a free (or cheap) sample, or you can take advantage of their VERY liberal return policy. No one ever needs to "waste" their money on this if they don't like it.
MY STORY: I have the worst fortune with my skin. I am terribly allergic to many natural ingredients in skincare products, and I am prone to severe eczema breakouts, particularly on my face. I had used Estee Lauder's "Perfectly Clean" face wash for about 7 years when my husband was laid off in 2009 and I had to adjust my spending. $18 seemed too much for a face wash, so I switched to DS brands. BIG MISTAKE! I sparked a year-long battle of eczema all over my face that lasted about a year and left scars. 6 months of eczema + prescriptions steroid creams on my cheeks and eyes (both below the eyes and on the lids) left my skin dark, thin, and crepey. As if that wasn't bad enough, the rashes kept coming back every time I wore any eye makeup! ARGH!!! I finally cracked and got a tube of Perfectly Clean off of eBay for $14 total and the eczema started to subside. What a nightmare.
With all the damage left behind from my lame attempt to save a few bucks, I was depressed about the sad state of my face. I stumbled across the EL Re-Nutriv line and thought, "What have I got to lose? 40 bucks toward an experiment?" I got a 1.7 oz sample off of eBay (they rule!) and I seriously fell in love with this stuff. I know this cleanser is not for everyone, but the healing properties it holds for my persnickety skin are undeniable. My eczema has finally healed and died, and the damage it caused slowly began to reverse after beginning use of this wash. My face feels so soft and healthy after using it that I literally look forward to washing my face twice a day.
I was once instructed by a dermatologist to NOT use any soaps on my skin. Seriously. He told me to avoid showering more than 2-3 times a week, and to only use soap in the necessary places (feet/armpits/crotch) when I did shower. I could never follow these instructions as the very concept of NOT washing my skin makes me feel pretty disgusting! Over the last 15 years since I was advised to avoid all soaps, I have gone through so many products just to find the few things I CAN use. EL's Perfectly Clean was my face wash for several years, and Bath & Body Works' cream shower washes (so long as I am not allergic to the perfumes) have been the only things I can use to shower and wash with for years. When EL's PC couldn't fix the damage, Re-Nutriv face cleanser did. I am a complete convert.
It is non-foaming, much like Cetaphil. Cetaphil isn't particularly cheap, either, but it's less costly than EL. I cannot use Cetaphil because it too causes eczema breakouts. I know--who reacts to Cetaphil, right? I DO. I prefer the texture and density of Re-Nutriv over Cetaphil and other creamy non-foaming "gentle" washes. I believe I use much less product with EL's RN compared to Cetaphil since the latter just pours through my fingers, but EL's RN sits where I place it, like a dollop of hand lotion. Also, EL's Re-Nutriv is highly perfumed in the traditional EL scent, but I enjoy that smell, and it is not overwhelming. I also do not have an allergic reaction to this particular perfume, and perfumes in products are one of my biggest triggers. Did you know the human body can only be allergic to things found in nature? Personally, I must avoid allowing tea tree oil, vitamin A, and natural vanilla (to name but a few) from contacting my skin or else I break out in rashes that send me to the hospital. My father and both my kids have the same allergies, so it is a family thing.
I have branched out to other Re-Nutriv products including the Ultimate Lift face & eye cremes, the softening lotion (toner), the pressed AND loose powders, and the Ultimate Lift foundation. I am allergic to a few RN products (I can't use the eye creams/serums/moisturizer in the Intensive line due to the high vitamin A content). Honestly, of all these things, the face wash is my favorite of them all.
If you want your face to feel amazingly soft and smooth and you have similar sensitivities to me, then this may be the right face wash for you. For anyone with particularly oily skin, maybe try their PC wash since it's much cheaper by comparison. This stuff saved my life, but like I said: it's not for everyone. Make sure you get to sample it before committing. Their website has an awesome return policy too, and if you sign up for their newsletter you can get a code for free shipping on an order over $35 (obviously, I have learned how to work the EL system).
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
I love this cleanser. The texture is creamy and luscious and It effortlessly removes makeup, dirt and oil without drying out my skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love this product - it is a tissue or rinse off cleanser and is not sticky and washes off easily. Melts onto the skin like butter, will not stray from this one!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I live in area with hard water and cleansers have always been a problem for me. Until recently, I've been using Boots Expert Sensitive Cleansing and Toning cloths which were fine because I could avoid water but I was using quite a few of them to remove my make-up. I have been VERY happy with my other Re-Nutriv products so I was hoping that the cleanser would be good - and it is. It's thick without being greasy and is removed very easily by water splashing . My skin is very smooth with no additional redness. I follow it up with the RN Softening lotion and I am left with smooth, non-irritated skin. That may not sound like much but believe me, having rosacea makes face-washing a challenging project! Yes, it is expensive. But if you are struggling with products, if you've tried a lot of creme and lotion cleansers and have been unhappy with the results, give this a try. And again, while we've been told that it's about skin type, not age, I still believe that the best results from Re-Nutriv products will be seen by menopausal-aged women who have unique concerns like redness, loss of clarity, etc.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
I'm giving it three lipsticks for overall rating. I wouldn't give it more because of the price and the fact I have not dry skin.
But if you are dry skinned and are looking for mild cleanser (and you want to spend more for "premium" cosmetics lines) this might be a product for you.
But my suggestion would them be - just go with regular Estee Lauder line.:-)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have been using this product for a week and frankly speaking, the only reason i chose this is because it is one of the few amino acid cleansers you can find on the market. You can tell by its price tag that it is the high-end line of Estee Lauder which might be a little bit early for me, the ingredients include some luxurious anti-aging "technology" but sometimes I wonder how many of them would really work on you since you have to rinse it off in 5 mins.
The fragrance is nice, cream texture with no foam, a "film" left after using, however, still not hydrating enough, you have to apply moisturizer immediately after cleaning or the skin feels tight. Could be an OK gentle cleanser in the morning but just do not expect miracles. Will update.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love this cleanser. I love the smell, the texture, the way it cleans without leaving my slightly dry skin feeling tight. My skin almost feels as though it is getting a treatment when I am cleaning it. The only drawback is the price. It is almost prohibitively expensive, and I am used to spending a fair amount on my products.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This cleanser smells wonderful and feels very luxurious, however, it is not that great of a cleanser. Is is not deep cleaning.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like this cleanser for winter because my skin sometimes gets dryish, though it is oily to normal usually. Refines and smooths my skin very well and the scent doesn't cloy, contrary to what some of the other reviewers thought. Is pricey, but I would buy again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I normally have combination skin, but it tends to get a bit dry during winter, so I figured this would be great.. After using this for about 2 weeks, I found that it didn't *wow* me as a hydrating cleanser. It has a nice milky texture that doesn't foam up, which dry skins will like. At the end of the day, though, I prefer foaming cleansers because they just make my skin feel cleaner. After cleansing, this cleanser made my skin feel like there was a thin 'film' over it, which made me a bit nervous. The feeling DID disappear after using a toner though. But at the end of the day, it didn't make my skin feel particularly hydrated. It's a decent cleanser, just not a WOW one.