|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I really love the smell of this lotion, but it kind of dried my skin out. Also when I attempted to remove eye make up with it, it hurt. I believe this would be a good product for oilier skin types.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I really hoped this SLS free product would work, but I feel like I just dont understand the proper method. It leaves an oily residue on my skin that in spite of the directions will not come off with loads and loads of cool water splashed on the face. Also, in using the cotton pad method I'm not a fan of wasting tons of cotton pads to remove a product.
I will use the rest of this product on my most dry days, otherwise I'm afraid it will break me out. The scent and texture are very pleasant.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I brought this cleanser about 1 year ago tried it then and dislike it as it seemed far to oily and broke me out .... forgetting about this and wanting to be natural with skin care I found it and re tried using it big mistake lol i usually eat healthy and thought that my over indulgence this weekend was to blame ... how wrong was i ... it was actually this cleanser which for the second time make me break out in little raised red bumps and whiteheads ... i have been fasting on juices thinking it was my overindulgence but oh how wrong was i ... it is indeed this cleanser ... back to my simple ... darn it !
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Other, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
The use was unusually complicated and ineffective ; I had to use loads of this product to get even a little bit of make up off my face and it still was far from clean.
This cleanser is really expensive on the long run considering that I needed so very much of it and it wouldn't have lasted me more than two weeks.
The smell was extremely strong and all the essential oils irritated my skin a lot, it got itchy and felt nasty.
I also started breaking out after two days. Whew.
-> I really wanted to like the weleda face line, but his is one of the most horrible cleansers I have tried, I threw it away after a few days of use.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Bought this while going through a general purge of SLS from my life. I have oily skin that tends to get red very easily; I wear mineral makeup sometimes and regular foundation other times, and tend to see build-up in my pores. Anyway, this takes off mineral makeup and most regular makeup quite well with a washcloth, and leaves my face soft and refreshed. It's been about a month and my pores have been staying clean as well! No weird visible white buildup; but I will wait until full-coat-of-sunscreen-all-over-my-face season to make a complete judgment.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
This was terrible. The SA at whole foods recommended this to take off makeup before using my Dr. Hauschka cleansing cream. I feel like I had to use half the bottle to get my makeup off, none of which is waterproof.
For me, it was a crappy over priced product and it didn't seem to do anything it was supposed to...it did however, break me out...probably bc if I didn't wash good enough after using it it would clog my pores. I found I was using this to get makeup off and then having to use a regular makeup remover to get what this lotion left behind and then STILL having to wash my face. What a waste! The packaging is a heavy glass bottle that would not be good for travel. You have to turn it upsidedown and shake it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This is a very nice, purifying cleanser. I prefer to pour it into a plastic bottle rather than using it straight out of the glass bottle, because I'm worried that it will break!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Well, I tried the OCM using Weleda Iris Cleansing Lotion, and I also bought the Wild Rose, but used it less. I tried several combinations of oils...I used this mostly mixed with Castor oil. My skin behaves most of the time with breakouts only monthly, and I'm not nearly as reactive to products as I used to be. Also, I'm neurotic about my skin. I take good care of it, and am relentless about keeping it clean, and protected. I'm also aging, so I treat it regularly with anti-wrinkle treatments like glycolics and tretinoins...my skin is very well exfoliated. I've always been of the "natural" bent though, and knew if I could make the OCM work for me, my skin would be healthier for it. So I gave it a try and promised myself if I started breaking out, I would quit. I also knew if I was going to break out it would happen immediately. The morning after my first cleansing with the Iris Lotion, my skin looked absolutely stunning (for me). No more red...the tone had become even and calm. The quality of my skin was clear and moisture-full, and felt lovely to the touch. It didn't feel like baby's skin though, it was "wetter" than that.
I check my skin daily for blackheads, and while I always have a couple, I don't normally have many. So while I was trying all this, I scanned my skin every day for anything new or abnormal. I noticed no new blackheads, but started breaking out almost immediately. I told myself it was just a little purging from stuff already in my skin, and it would go away. Well, it didn't go away, the little red cysts just got worse and greater in number...and no new blackheads. This must be why they're cysts...they form so deep beneath the surface, you just don't see the clog....AND anything cystic is very inflamed, so I'm assuming the bacteria was just running rampant with the new oiliness of my skin. But the parts of my skin that looked good, kept getting better...so I didn't stop...I kept on. Big mistake.
When I used the OCM, I applied the oils, massaged my skin for several minutes, and removed it all with my muslin cloths (from Liz Earle) after steaming my pores with the warm cloths. I did everything by the book. There was NOTHING left on my skin...no oils, no nothing, and if you've ever used muslin cloths, you know how well they exfoliate when you wipe your skin with them. But it wasn't enough. My skin continued to break out, and after two weeks, I gave it up. I tried getting my skin back under control treating it very gently, but that wasn't working either. It's been two weeks now since I stopped the OCM, and my skin is still very reactive...you know once this starts, it's hard to get it to stop...so now I'm taking desparate measures and drying the crap out of my face. Lots of glycolics, salycilic acid, and alchohol...whatever works. It's finally starting to calm down, but I'm going to have some dark spots on my face as reminders not to mess with oils again.
I contemplated all of this, wondering what our fore-mothers used to keep their skin healthy. I assumed they used oils. What else would they have used before soaps were prevelant? I should do some research. I also looked closely at the comedogenicity of the Weleda products, plus castor oil, and sunflower oil (which I used some nights without the Weleda). Most of the ingredients are rated about a 2 (out of 5), so they're not that bad. The Wild Rose Cleanser is much worse, but I didn't use that as much. Most oils are highly occlusive though...that must have more impact than comedogenicity on why they don't work for those of us with natural sebum in our skin. I also need to remember that baby's skin is not oily at all...they don't produce sebum, so a drier skin is really a more natural skin.
So my biggest question is why Weleda suggests the Iris cleanser is appropriate for combination skins. It certainly wasn't for mine. I can't imagine anyone with oil already in their skin who this would work for. Only the driest of skins would benefit from oil in this quantity that doesn't emulsify and wash off cleanly. I'm also a little peeved that I let myself be influenced by folks who don't know my skin. It was a sad case of the blind leading the blind. I've read so many accounts of the OCM not working for people, I just hope my trial allows others to stop sooner than I did if it doesn't work for them and they start to break out. No reason on earth to destroy your skin for some silly "natural" ideal.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Yuk! The smell of this is awful! Made me sick to my stomach. I don't understand Weleda's face line.... Too heavy, leaves a film on the skin, smells awful. I had to wash my face again with a different cleanser to get the film off it had left behind.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I bought this cleanser last week in an effort to sort out my combo/sensitive/acne-prone skin (using a more natural product which doesn't contain SLS ) which is also a bit dehydrated and difficult right now .
Lovely blue glass bottle .
For the first 2 days it worked wonderfully , I applied a little out of the bottle , massaged it in and rinsed off with a flannel twice a day . I continued with this process every day for 4 days until I noticed that I started developing small subsurface bumpiness and break-outs all over my face in areas which do not usually break out , like the sides of my face , chin area , cheeks , forehead , basically everywhere !!!! I stopped
using it and continued using my SLS-rich cleanser ! On the 4th day I masked myself using Dermalogica's Cream Exfoliator which I slept in !And slowly , my skin is starting to recover .....
I have never had such a bad reaction to a cleanser in such a short period of time !
I think primarily it is because the oils tend to leave a residue on my skin which doesn't allow it to breathe .
This might be good for normal /dry / very dry skin types though !
I have of yesterday bought Clarin's Cleansing Lotion (please someone tell me that I haven't made another costly cleanser Faux Pas !) :-p
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I find that this cleanser is a little too oily to use as an actual skin cleanser but i love love love it as a make up remover. I apply it to my skin and leave it for a few minutes to disolve the make up before either splashing it off or removing it with a muslin cloth. I then wash my skin with whatever other natural cleanser I'm using at the time
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Great cleanser, doesn't dry out the skin however doesn't deep clean it either. Like the Weleda Almond cleanser I usually have to add a dab of an exfoliant cleanser and use a damp cotton pad for it to totally clean my face. This cleanser seems to work well for me. I would purchase again but only on sale.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love a lot of Weleda's products. In fact, Weleda is just about the only skincare brand I use. Favorites are Skin Food, the Almond skincare line, the Calendula creams and lotions for the kids and the Wildrose creams every now and then (I can't use them every day/night, because then they dry me out!). But this cleanser is another story. At first it smells good, but once on the face the alcoholic vapors are strong enough to make you choke. It takes most makeup off, but it leaves a thick, oily coating on the face that has to be wiped off with a towel or a tissue. Rinsing with water only is not an option. Also, I think this cleanser was the reason I developed loads of clogged pores and whiteheads, something I don't normally experience (I have enough skin issues as it is anyway). I will definitely not buy this again, in fact, the extra bottle I had bought will probably end up in the bin, unopened.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have been using the Iris cleanser, along with a few others (well actually I have 7 cleansers in the bathroom right now *junkie*) for the past couple of months. My skin is combination and I generally prefer gel cleansers, although I have found that recently they are a little drying. Anyway, the Iris cleanser comes in a lovely deep blue glass bottle, and as I am generally quite careful in the shower and have other shower products that live in glass bottles, I'm not too scared of dropping it, but would prefer it to come in a metal tube like the Almond cleanser. It is thinner in consistency than the Wild Rose cleanser so it's far easier to get out of the bottle, but you really don't need much product to cleanse and it is easy to overpour. Lovely fresh scent. It leaves a little bit of a film on my face (but not a greasy one) and it cleanses all makeup, grime etc off quite easily. I apply it with my hands, rmassage my face with it for a bit, then remove it with a face washer. I haven't noticed any breakouts or irritation. I don't know if I like it as much as the Almond cleanser but it is a very nice cleanser. UPDATE: I decided that this was a little too rich for my skin and stopped using it- it also made my nose blackheads stand out more. :/
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was terrible for me .I wanted to buy some more natural skincare and quite like weleda as a brand plus its easily available in NZ ,i got the iris cleansing lotion and iris toner due to the reviews here .The cleanser IMO doesnt really cleanse the face very well of makeup it just sort of coats it in oil (with cream cleansers i always apply to the face dry then wipe with cotton pads then cleanse again with water ).After 2 days of using it my skin just erupted with lots of whiteheads i stopped using it and it went away so i would only suggest this for someone with normal to dry skin who has no tendancy to blemishes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a great creamy cleanser, though very rich, more so than Dr. Hauschka's which left my skin feeling a bit dry afterwards. The scent is quite strong but to me it smells of lavender which I like so not a major objection. I have VERY sensitive skin and I tolerate this w/o any problems so this might be HG for me :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Beleive them when they say this is not for sensitive skin- This gave my skin a burning sensation and made it dry, red and sore. Its unfortunate because I loved the smell and texture. it seems to be full of oils which remain on your face even after you rinse it off? If this feeling is not one you like (i didn't like it) then you would have to use a toner or another cleanser afterwards.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I have been using this product for 3yrs. I love it!
This product has citrus scent which is very refreshing(even my husband loves it). It removes mascara and makeup easily. And it's natural!
This is not sticky or oily and washes clean with mild soap.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I have used almost every cleanser available in Dutch drugstores. Almost every cleanser clogged my pores, dried out my skin, gave me a rash and/or acne. I'm not saying this product is a miracle worker (I still do have a zit every now and then) but for now, I'm definately satisfied with the results. I use this along with the Iris lotion and I love the smell of both products. Very fresh and not overwhelming like some chemical products. It has a creamy but fresh texture. You used it on a wet cotton pad, after that give your face a big splash of water. After using, my skin felt thoroughly cleansed but comfortable. No irritation, not sunburn-like color I had with other (chemical) cleanser. It does remove all of my make-up though.
In Holland its priced on 6,50 euro's which quite cheap if compared to the results. Beautiful purple glass bottle, looks classy in your bathroom.
This product works for every type of skin, Weleda says, but I'd say this is best for normal/combination to oily skin. Big plus: Weleda does not test its product on animals.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love the smell of this--- fresh! It cleanses well after I use my facial cleansing make-up cloths I slather this on and let it set a minute. You can wipe it off or rinse it! Very soft fresh face afterwards! Thanks Weleda!