Earth Science • A-D-E Creamy Cleanser • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I am on my 3rd (or is it 4th?) bottle of this, so it's about time I post a review! First off I want to say that I have never repurchased a cleanser before this one. That alone says a lot!
I wear water resistant all physical sunscreen and all the basic, foaming cleansers I've tried just don't remove it. This however works like a charm. I use about a nickel to quarter sized amount on dry skin, massage until no longer 'slippery' and rinse off. Voila! No more sunscreen.
Another major plus, this is not drying. Lots of cleansers these days leave me with tight, if not downright peeling skin... not this one. BTW, before this I tried using oils to remove sunscreen (Origins Clean Energy Cleansing Oil: drying and full of essential oils, namely lavender; Apricot Kernel Oil: drying, EVOO and Coconut: hard to wash off afterwards) and found it didn't work so well, plus I disliked having to cleanse in two steps. This does what I need in one step. I've thought about trying Clinique's Take the Day Off balm, just because I like to try new things, but considering it's twice as expensive as this, why bother?
The one way this product could be improved is by making it fragrance-free, but thankfully the fragrance (creamy and fruity) is light and doesn't bother me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black, Curly Eyes: Brown
Wow, I didn't realize I had such sensitive skin until I tried this cleanser! Upon application, it burned, burned, burned my poor skin. Not a "burn' per se, but this certainly stung and hurt my skin. I think it might be the artificial fragrance in it, which smells exactly like a fake peach syrupy mess. Sigh. I really should just stick to my Olay. For the price, this wasn't too bad though if you think your skin can handle the fragrance.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I used this for a couple of months, really liking it because it didn't dry out my skin. I needed a non-drying cleanser because my skin was getting dry from RAM and other acne medication. I love the smell and texture. It helped get off all traces of the baby oil I used to pre-cleanse with. However, I decided to stop using this because I've been noticing that sometimes my cheeks would start stinging when I would wash my face with this. While I need confirmation from a derm, I'm suspecting I have mild rosacea. The main reason I suspect rosacea is because my cheeks are so red after washing my face, which started in the past year or two. But lately, I felt like the redness would not go away. While researching ingredients to avoid for rosacea, I realized this face wash had many of them - fragrance, "citrus-y" ingredients. Since quitting this for a few days, my cheeks are not as bright red as they used to be after washing my face. I've also cut out other products that have fragrance and other potential rosacea-aggravating ingredients so take that however you want. I do recommend this face wash if you have dry to normal skin (I don't know about oily) and you don't have sensitive skin. If you have really sensitive skin, I would err on the side of caution or maybe patch test. I purchased this for $9.99 at Sprouts.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wanted this cleanser to work for me, but sadly it didn't. The first few times I used it my skin was soft and smooth but with repeated use it started to dry my skin out. On the plus side I liked the texture and the smell.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm now on my 3rd or 4th bottle. It's not my HG (that would be the PreCleanse and Ultracalming Cleanser from Dermalogica), it is the best alternative I have found. It's about $7 a bottle at Fred Meyer, it lasts me about a month or so, and it doesn't break me out. It removes my makeup and leaves my face completely clean. I don't wet my face or hands before using it. In the mornings, I mix some sugar in with it and give my face a good scrub, and it leaves my skin soft and glowy. This stuff is the best thing I've found on drug/grocery store shelves. As for the smell, I like it. It reminds me of peaches and cream :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
About me: 38 years old, oily/acne prone sensitive skin. I always have trouble finding a cleanser that will not break me out or irritate my skin. I have purchased 2 bottles of this cleanser and figured it was time for a review.
How I use: 1 to 2 pumps on a dry face, massage, then add water, massage, rinse off. I only use this at night.
*Nice pump. I love pumps!
*Removes makeup and sunscreen effectively
*Does not seem to leave behind any residue
*Did not dry out my skin. I've tried a few other oil cleansers (DHC, MAC Cleanse off - that left my skin parched)
*I have become increasingly bothered with the way this stuff smells. I think I have a really heightened sense of smell when it comes to products on my face. It is not an unpleasant smell, but rather a sort of synthetic apricot scent. I wish they would not have added fragrance to this.
*Occasionally (if my skin was irritated for some reason - like when I was using Retin a Micro) this would have a slight tingling sensation on my face. It would go away as soon as I rinsed it off.
Overall: I think this is a great option for any skin type. If the scent didn't turn me off I would probably repurchase. I bought mine off Amazon for around $9.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this cleanser.
I'm newly pregnant and breaking out like crazy.
This cleanser is soothing and moisturizing while getting rid of all of my makeup, including waterproof eyeliner.
Will continue to use until I get bored.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
After multiple raves on the Skincare Board, I had high hopes for this cleanser. Two of my mainstay cleansers had been discontinued, so I was looking forward to using this one. I have dryish, hypersensitive skin with rosacea, but also have a slightly oily nose and chin. I need something that removes makeup well but doesn't leave an oily film. I am unable to use foaming cleansers, for the most part.
The pluses: Earth Science is a creamy, lotion-based cleanser with little fragrance. It applies easily from a pump dispenser; it also rinses easily with water splashing. The product doesn't sting my skin in the slightest nor does it cause breakouts.
The minuses: This cleanser simply doesn't remove my makeup, let alone my sunscreen. I don't wear copious amount of foundation, but this doesn't remove my powder-based foundation either. I also find this cleanser to be a little drying to my face -- never mind how my eyelids feel if I happen to use it to remove my water-based mascara.
All told, I won't repurchase this product. I would only recommend it to someone who doesn't wear any makeup or sunscreen, and I would hope that no one will fall into the latter category.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have combo skin that's always dry after cleansing and tends to get shiny/breakout easily. This is the only cleanser that does not make my face feel dry! While it does not clear up my breakouts it doesn't cause them. Removes all makeup and is gentle around eyes. Doesn't feel sticky afterwards either. Such a great cleanser, highly recommend to anyone especially people with dry skin!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
this is my second bottle using this product. i love it. It has replaced a cleanser that i previously liked (but expensive), which is clinique comforting cream cleanser. OK, i actually don't use this as my sole facial cleanser because i have a very oily complexion. i use it as a pre-cleanser to remove my sunscreens and or makeup.
i found that the way to achieve optimum result from this cleanser is to splash my face with tepid water and work the cleanser gently and thoroughly all over my face and neck, including around the eyes and splash with tepid water then use washcloth to gently remove the residue of the cleanser.
what do i like about this cleanser?
i) it doesn't sting my face and eyes which is great.
ii) the whipped-cream like consistency glides through my skin and dissolves everything (except my face) and is very comforting.
iii) even though it is a cream cleanser, it rinses off almost without a trace residue (it is hard to believe but it does!). but, because i have a very oily complexion, i'd follow up with gentle foaming cleanser (currently i am using and loving Paula's Earth Sourced cleanser). these combos are excellent!
iv) cheap compared to clinique CCC
v) the fragrance is not overwhelming at all. it is literally gone when i step out of the bathroom. check the ingredients list. the fragrance is listed last. plus, i personally find that the fragrance is divine.
vi) check out the ingredients. it is filled with symphony of antioxidants plants oils/extracts and cell-communicating vitamins but none of the crazy plants extracts/oils like with hazel, lavender, rosemary, lime, lemon, peppermint which irritate my skin and i avoid them like plague.
this is definitely a HG for the time being.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product has worked beautifully on my combo/dry/clog prone skin. Nice oil alternative, less drying. It rinses clean, but leaves skin soft and conditioned. I usually rinse it in the shower no follow up necessary. It takes off all traces of make up. I love the price and that I can purchase at Whole Foods nearby. Pump dispenser makes it easy to use. Great find for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
No matter what foundation I use, this cleanser doesn't remove all of it. Also, I've had dry patches the entire time I've used this, and maybe this is the culprit. It is indeed mostly natural but it does contain artificial fragrance. Too bad.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have an oily T-zone and dry cheeks. I have been suffering from acne for about three years now. My skin is sensitive.
Price: I think that is price isn't bad. I usually find it from ten to fifteen dollars. Sprouts and Whole Foods should stock it.
Packaging: I gave the pump bottle a four just because I am not a big fan of pump bottles. The product tends to accumulate at the mouth of the pump (like on most pump bottles). Also, this leaked when I took it on vacation with me earlier this year. (just words of caution)
Review: This cleanser does its job nicely. I have gone through many different types of cleansers (Shiseido, Clean & Clear, Aveeno, Cetaphil, CeraVe) and I think this is my favorite. I am currently on my third bottle. It is gentle on my skin and doesn't leave it feeling too dry. I don't wear foundation or face makeup so I can't really comment on how well it removes makeup.
All in all, I think this is a good and gentle cleanser for sensitive skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
My favourite cleanser. I use it at night on dry skin and massage it in til it turns oily. Then I rinse with warm water or a wet washcloth.
It removes everything without drying out my skin and it smells so good.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
UPDATE 6/18/12: More than 6 months later and it's still the only cleanser I use and have repurchased. I'm not joking, this stuff is the business. Love <3
Skintype: Oily, very clog prone, not sensitive
I am shocked - SHOCKED - at how much I love this cleanser. I'm just gonna say it: This is the best cleanser I have ever tried. I've owned more than a dozen cleansers in the past 3-4 years and this is by far the best I've used. It's replaced my previous HG, the Neutrogena Deep Clean Cream Cleanser. After using it for more than a month I can say with certainty that it even blows the neutrogena out of the water. I love EVERYTHING about this; the lotion consistency, the oil-cleansing-esque way it removes oil, makeup, dirt, and sunscreen, the clean rinse which leaves a soothed feeling on my face. . . it's incredible. I also truly believe it's helped keep my skin from clogging as this is the BEST my skin has looked in months.
I don't know what the company put in this cleanser but I can't rave enough about this. I use it once at night and maybe 3 times a week in the mornings, and it just leaves my skin feeling normalized. The cleanser is perfectly pH balanced, so I guess that's why! When I do use it in the morning, I use 1 pump which is enough for my face. At night, I use 3 pumps to really deep clean all the gunk that's accumulated on my face from the day. I still have half a bottle left after using it for more than a month.
What blows my mind is that this is only $10. This legit feels like you're washing with something from a high-end brand.
This has to be one of the hidden gems of the skincare world, it's soooo good. I've already purchased another bottle. No, I'm not affiliated with the company, I've just never been this impressed by a cleanser. :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Oh my goodness, where has this been all my life? Like most of us on MUA I am an absolute product junkie & have tried every cleanser under the sun. This is my all time favorite for dissolving makeup, and for being a gentle cleanser during the winter months. It performs just like an oil cleanser - I rub the cream into my face (dry), and massage. I can feel the makeup dissolve. I even feel plugs (blocked pores) on my nose/chin loosen. Then I rinse with warm water - it rinses completely clean. My face is always clean (no dirt on the cotton square when I use my toner), and I have not broken out one time. Oh, and I use this as my morning cleanser too - gets rid of the oilies without drying my skin.
Please see a full review of this on my blog, Splash of Color Dash of Spice:
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I loved one of their toners, and I really wanted to like the cleanser. But I realized that it is not effective. It didn't dry out my skin, but my skin wasn't clean, as I could see on the cotton pad, after I used the toner. I started to get pimples, which never use to happen!
I started to deep cleanse my face, using all sorts of masks, but I believe the culprite is the cleanser. Although I liked the way the toner smelled, I don't like the cleanser. It almost smells musky, which I generally like, but not on something I'm washing my face with.
I believe I'm going to start experimenting with what the cause of the recent changes in my face is, but I'm pretty sure I won't be buying this again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I used this cleanser for five years, and loved it. I found it gentle but effective: my skin felt clean and fresh, but not tight or dry, after using it. I don't wear heavy makeupójust sunscreen and pressed powderóso I can't advise as to whether it takes off heavy foundation. It cleaned my skin really well. I like the scent and the feel of it.
I've stopped using it recently because I'm trying out different things on my skin, and this is not oil-free. Since my skin looks a bit better now that I'm using an oil-free cleanser and moisturizer and applying salicylic acid, I do wonder whether it contributed to tiny pimples here and there. But if you don't have acne-prone skin, this is pretty ideal.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I like this cleanser very much. It does the cleaning job quite well without drying the skin. I have sensitive, blemish-prone skin that reacts badly to some cometics, but no problem with this one. The consistensy is creamy and leaves the skin soft and wrinkle free. I purchased it very cheap from www.iherb.com (code TOV 126 for $10 discount).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i really wanted to like this product. it smelled so nice the first time i used it. but like all the other cleansers i've tried that does not dry out my face, i find that it also does not clean very well. i judge the effectiveness of a face cleanser by how much grime is left on my cotton pad after i use my toner. there was a ton of dirt, just like all the other non drying cleansers i've tried. also i've started breaking out, which is weird because i haven't broken out since ive been on accutane. that might be beacuse i'm preggers - my hormones may be out of whack. i've been using this for a few weeks... if anything changes after i finish the bottle, ill edit my review.