|Would buy this product again.||36%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Ultra-calming, no this isn't. Tried this only once as it started stinging right after application.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I live in Sweden and have ezcema, so this is perfect for me! My skin looks so nice that I barely need any foundation, so I don't have a lot of makeup to get off. I would agree that it won't get of longwearing or waterproof makeup. I love that it is formulated without parabens, it is really hard to find products that does'nt contain those or other harsh ingredients.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
UPDATE 4/2010: I got cosmetic allergy tests performed on me, and they showed that I'm allergic to sorbitol-derivatives. Now I'm suspecting that Sorbitan Isostearate in this emulsion might've cause my contact dermtitis.
Lumene re-formulated this cleanser a while ago. I'm not sure how exactly they changed it, but at least now Lumene advertises their whole Sensitive Touch range to be free from alcohol, colorants, fragrances, parabens, silicones and paraffin oil, which is great news! Initially I was really excited about their new Moisture Lotion which ended up clogging my pores :( I still really like the new Serum, which I use occasionally when my skin feels sensitised (that's actually more like a lotion though).
But back to the Sensitive Touch cleanser. I have such mixed feelings about this cleanser. First of all, I see many reviewers here have complained about it not removing makeup very effectively. I don't find it a problem, because I don't use foundation or powder. It cleanses my face very well and washes off perfectly leaving my skin feel just right, never dry or greasy. However, if I use it more than a few nights in a row, it irritates my skin pretty badly, and I break out in rashes. Itís such a shame, because I was hoping it would be THE perfect cleanser for me. I just canít seem to figure out what the irritant isÖ (maybe the preservative phenoxyethanol?).
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Peg-8, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a good product, don't get me wrong. It's also exactly what I needed in the circumstance -- the water in Moscow broke my skin out like crazy, I bought some foreign acne gels and my skin cleared up but became dry, irritated and flaky. I needed a very gentle cleanser to remove makeup and grease at the end of the day without agitating my skin any more. This stuff does the job but it doesn't get my skin as clean as I'd like, especially in a humid summer with no AC. I'm going to finish the bottle as it's a quality product but I won't rebuy it unless I need to - from what I've read in other reviews it's not as easy to find in the states. I would recommend this to someone with dry and sensitive skin, especially in a cold climate.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I got this yesterday and used it last night and was astounded by how little it cleaned off my face. I'd put makeup on that morning and most had worn off by the evening and when I used this to see how much it would take off, it took nothing off and left a film on my face and today I've felt the start of 4 zits. I would say this is definitely NOT a good cleanser for acne-prone skin.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I just started using this product for my very sensitive, rosacea-prone skin and so far so good. It doesn't leave my dry skin feeling tight. It doesn't inflame my skin, etc. I'm not sure if it would work well if I were wearing heavy makeup but for light makeup, it was fine. It doesn't really seem to suds as such but that's good--the type of chemicals used to creates suds can tend to also be skin irritants.
I also like that you pour out what you want to use--more hygienic than some cleansers that you must dip your fingers into.
Edit: I spoke too soon. I had to take off 4 lippies: This doesn't remove much (ex: I have to use jojoba oil to get off the zinc oxide from my sunscreen), the consistency is weird, it inflames my rosacea, and leaves my skin feeling dry. A no-go.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I've been using this cleanser for about a year now, it has a light pleasing scent and it so gentle i can wash my face with my eyes open. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and fresh. My only complaint is that the packaging is kind of flimsy and it's not the easiest to find with it only being at select CVS's
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I'm acne prone and have mild rosacea, so I thought I'd give this a try because it sounded gentle. After using it a few days I had a terrible reaction (red scaly patches all over my face). I'm not sure what in this caused it, but I won't be using it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Love this! It's a gentle, non-foaming creamy cleanser that leaves my sensitive combo skin clean and soft. I don't think it would remove makeup; I use it as a morning cleanser when my skin is dry/angry/over-exfoliated. Package is sturdy and doesn't cause you to waste any product. At about $9-10, this is a little pricier than other cleansers I buy, but I'd repurchase anyway.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
For reference, my skin is dry, sensitive, and not acne-prone. When I use this product, I rinse with water. I really wanted to like this more. It rinses a little more clean than the Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser, which is good. But -- it's strongly fragranced and makes my skin tingle uncomfortably. Not what I expected for a product labeled "calming." I don't know if it's a common irritating ingredient added to make it feel more "arctic," or if it's just my skin reacting to something that doesn't bother most people.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My skin is dry and very sensitive, and although I don't have Roseacea, my skin does get red easily. Lumene describes Sensitive Touch Cleansing Emulsion as being "ultra calming for normal/sensitive skin". It is a lotion cleanser that can be rinsed off or removed with cotton pads; I find it rinses off easily. This product has a very mild scent that doesn't irritate or linger. It comes in a slender, tube-like plastic bottle with a secure cap which would make it an easy product to toss into a suitcase for traveling. I also like that with this type of container it is easy to get all of the product out of the bottle. It will remove face makeup, but not the long-lasting or waterproof formulations. A 6.8 ounce (200 ml) bottle costs approximately $9 at CVS stores. I will repurchase.