Sage • regular strength facial shampoo • Cleansers

rated 4.3(91 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.74%

rated 5 of 5 jensen2027 on 1/15/2013 8:34:00 PM more reviews by jensen2027

Age: 30-35   Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I can't say enough about this product. Not sure why I didn't review it when I first joined this board.. been using it since 2001. It really cleans my face yet doesnt completely dry it out and only contains a few ingredients. You can feel good about putting this on your skin but the best thing is it does not cause sensitive skin to break out. Ive tried the sensitive skin facial shampoo before and it just doesn't clean as well as the regular strength for me. Its a pain to order it sometimes having to wait by mail but I just buy a good amount at once and then only have to purchase maybe two or three times a year. I get the big pump. I like being able to clean my face in 1 step. The corrective grains are ok too but for budgeting you could go with only the facial shampoo. I only use the facial shampoo and the spf 40. The spf 40 is very moisturizing. I use another facial cream in the morning then slather on the spf 40 and then my makeup ( my skin is pretty dry) and my face feels so good! I can do without the other products but have to have the facial shampoo. I wish there was a buying option at a store and that it didn't have to be online but once you try it you are hooked and you don't want anything on the store shelf!

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* shazzar on 10/6/2012 8:02:00 PM more reviews by shazzar

Age: 36-43   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Hazel    

I'm really pleased with this cleanser, it's gentle yet very effectively removes makeup. Zero irritation or breakouts. A little goes a long away. Will definitely repurchase.

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rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* caramelkiss19 on 12/3/2011 12:10:00 PM more reviews by caramelkiss19

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

I bought this after hearing about it on the skincare board. Gel like texture that lathers nicely and removes makeup very well. Pleasant smelling (citrusy) and gentler being that it is SLS/SLES free. That being said this is a very basic wash, and since I have stopped wearing makeup I no longer need a cleanser this strong. It is effective for the purpose of removing grime and all forms of makeup, even eye but may be too much for someone just doing a once a day face wash with nothing to "remove".

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Lalie on 4/9/2011 2:37:00 AM more reviews by Lalie

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Blond   Eyes: Blue    

I bought this shampoo after hearing great things about it on the board- Thanks, Barbih! I love the ingredients and that it's aloe-vera based instead of water. It removes all my makeup and sunscreen which is a plus. I don't have to use a separate cleansing oil. I think my skin looks super clear since using it and it has even cleared up some blackheads around and on my nose. I have combo-sometimes dry skin and I am very happy that I came by this!

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rated 5 of 5 barbiH on 4/1/2011 10:31:00 AM more reviews by barbiH

Age: Unknown   Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm   Hair: Blond, Wavy   Eyes: Blue    

3rd UPDATE (12/05/11) This still cleanses beautifully without drying. My concern from last week was premature. I admit that I tend to freakout when there's been a change to a HG, even it if's ever so slight. 2ND UPDATE (11/30/11): So I just got another large bottle with a slightly different ingredient listing on the the pale pink color is now darker, which was my clue that something's different. Not sure what I think or if my skin will like it? Here's the original ingredient listing:
INGREDIENTS: Stabilized Aloe Vera Gel, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Carbomer 940, Polysorbate 20, TEA 99%, DMDM Hydantoin, FD&C Yellow #5, FD&C Red #4....(May also contain: Hydrolyzed Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Bee Propylis Gel, Allantoin, Tangerine Oil or Lemon Mint). UPDATE (04/01/11): How much do I love this cleanser? Let me count the ways. It's effective without stripping the skin. It's foams up without drying. The scent is very pleasant so it's enjoyable to use. And best of all, it's NO-TEARS. I just recently tried using it on my eyes with just my fingers, gently massaging clockwise, then counter-clockwise, then rinsing. And voila! No more mascara stains on my white washcloths. I also appreciate the discounts that Barbara at Sage is now offering from time to time on Facebook. 20% off makes this cleanser certainly more affordable. I buy the big kahuna pump size these days. Love it!

ORIGINAL REVIEW (3/25/09): Minimalistic formulation that is glycerin-free as well as SLS/SLES-free (yay! for dermatitis-prones).

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rated 2 of 5 denisiel on 3/9/2009 6:03:00 AM more reviews by denisiel

Age: 36-43   Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium   Hair: Black   Eyes: Brown    

I've been using Sage off & on for over ten years. After finishing my Skinceuticals Exfoliating Cream Cleanser, I thought I'd give the Sage cleanser a try again. First I had to get over the sticker shock - for that price you can buy pretty much any brand but get beautiful sterile packaging. In any event, I bought the big bottle. This cleanser isn't as good as it was five years ago, Doesn't take off makeup that well and needs a lot of rinsing. The customer service at Sage is the reason I stopped using their products a few years back along with my sisters and Mother. Well if it's at all possible, they seem to have gotten even worse. Bad attitude and lack of communication. Yep, with all the good choices available, I'll spend my money with good companies and great products.

Back to Skinceuticals for me during the day. At night I found a nice combo with removing makeup with jojoba oil and then Cetaphil Cleanser. That leaves my skin clean and dewy.

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rated 5 of 5 wninal on 7/15/2008 6:59:00 PM more reviews by wninal

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Olive   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

This is my HG cleanser. I have been using this basic cleanser for about 6 years now. It is nice to use something that you know will never cause breakouts! This is not a fancy cleanser. It is a basic cleanser that removes all my makeup and mascara without over-drying my skin. I can open my eyes while I use this and it never stings. Sometimes I get tempted my the claims of another brand, but I always come back to Sage. It is expensive, but a bottle lasts me forever as it doesn't take much to clean your face. You can also have the formula customized if you like.

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rated 3 of 5 reallyLily on 7/16/2007 12:06:00 PM more reviews by reallyLily

Age: 36-43   Skin: Acne-prone   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Hazel    

I used this product for many years. It is a gentle cleanser, and like an idiot, I saw the "may contain safflower" oil on it and assumed that it was removing my LRP waterproof sunscreen. I noticed recently that the "may contain safflower oil" notice is gone from the bottle. I emailed Sage and they wrote back and told me that my products *never* contained any safflower oil. That ingredient would have only been added if I had been asking for custom formulated products. I guess it is partially my fault for not asking more questions, but now that I am using a cleansing oil, I have had better luck removing my sunscreen and fewer breakouts.

I'm glad that I discovered this big "flaw" in my favorite cleanser - I was kind of tired the company's high shipping prices and slower shipping times.

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rated 5 of 5 Dollhands on 3/8/2007 12:31:00 PM more reviews by Dollhands

Age: 36-43   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

Best cleanser I have ever used, removes all of my makeup even eye makeup without stinging

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rated 5 of 5 leo11m on 12/6/2006 11:17:00 AM more reviews by leo11m

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I have been using this for a few years now and hands down, this is the best cleanser I have ever used on my sensitive, combo., acne-prone skin. Does not break me out (and I usually break out from everything), does not dry me out or cause irritation, and removes all of my makeup after one washing. Although it is a bit on the expensive side, it lasts a long time because you only need a pea-sized amount. I have used just about everything out there you can possibly buy and nothing surpasses this product as a cleanser...

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