Dr. Hauschka • Cleansing Cream • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
God I cannot live without this. Same with most of my dr. Hauschka products! I use this every morning. Fill my sink with warm water, and my preferred oil (sage usually) and wash my face. Add a bit of cleansing cream, and use press and roll! Afterwards i do a cold compress with a Dr. Hauschka muslin. Great things btw! That is my cleansing routine...stay tuned for my toner! I love this because i feel perfectly moisturized, it is not drying watsoever, and believe me i know drying cleansers...i've been there. Of course it doesnt break me out, and i love the extremely gentle granules. It doesnt smell all that great, but that doesnt keep me from buying it or using it. It keeps my skin in one tone, moisturized, of course clean and wonderfully smooth! no dry patches thank god!
edit: After repeativley using this, i realised that THIS was causing the tiny whiteheads on my forehead. I figured this out with some common sense, and on the fact that my best friend had the same problem and she was using this cleanser too. So from time to time, i use this. Im so sad this was my hg cleanser! How could it betray me?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have waited 2 months before writing this review. I have acne-prone skin and I would not reccomend any of Dr. Hauschka's products. I am going to use the same review for all of these products except the toner since they all have about the same effect on acne. BTW, I used the Cleansing Cream, Clarifying Toner, Rose Cream Light, Translucent 01 liquid foundation and powder. I LOVED all of these products for the first two weeks, and then I turned out to be one of the unfortunate ones that broke out with the tiny white pimples. I didn't mind since I knew that this was part of the process and I wasn't in any pain, nor did they show too much with a dap of makeup. I carefully followed the instructions AND talked to a Dr. Hauschka consultant over the phone. I stuck with it for a total of 8 weeks and gave up. I put up with very painful cysts for the last two weeks and couldn't stand it anymore. I think the oils were just too much for my skin and have switched to home remedies. They don't come in pretty packages, but it beats the pain. To my surpise, with a little internet research, my home remedies have been clearing my skin again. I hated passing this up since I really liked their philosophies and how my skin felt. I think, however, these oils are too much for me and I have made my own organic products to replace all of these (minus the makeup, but I will talk about that in another review - Gabriel/Zuzu Luxe cosmetics are next on my list for that topic).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Well, I received my trial of the Daily Face Care kit for Oily/Impure skin ten days ago. I have been using the cleansing cream, clarifying toner, and normalizing day oil religiously along with the rejuvenating mask and facial steam bath & cleansing clay mask occasionally. So far, I have had two cysts develop on my neck and a few whiteheads (which are rare for me). The cysts appeared after a couple of days of use and are now almost gone, which is amazing considering they usually last months! Unlike other people on this site, I did not notice that my skin instantly glowed after using it. I am still hopeful that it will help control my oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin, but we will see. I am convinced that the acne that I am experiencing is simply my skin acclimatizing to the new products.
I rather enjoy the cleansing and press-and-roll method. It takes a little getting used to. I feel like I need to use more cleanser, but it seems to last enough for the two minutes or so that I use it at a time. The toner is nice, but I have not noticed anything spectacular from its use yet. The normalizing day oil, however, has been wonderful. My forehead is usually very oily, but this seems to be doing the trick. I find if I use more than two drops, however, that my skin does look dirty afterward. So, two drops it is.
I am now almost out of the cleansing cream, so have ordered the full-sized set of all of the products. I am still hopeful that this regime will help clear all of my blackheads and keep my cysts at bay. I love Dr. Hauschka's use of natural ingredients and the belief that your skin needs to be nurtured, so would love to have a good experience with this product and continue to use it. I will provide an update once I have used it for a longer period of time.
Update: Well, like some of the other people on this board, I had sincerely hoped that this would clear up my acne prone skin. I have used the products for over two months. My face has been glowy and when I do break out, clears up quickly. However, my neck is now extremely broken out with a few small white heads, but mostly red bumps. My neck is thoroughly irritated at this point. I wish that it would have worked, but I can't live with my neck any more. I even purchased Dr. Hauschka's concealer and have already gone through half of it to cover all of the bumps on my neck. I think that I will use the products on my face occasionally to keep my face clear and free of blackheads, but will not use it on the neck area anymore.
I love the Dr. Hauschka products and idea of being 'nice' to your skin, but this product in combination with the clarifying toner and normalizing oil has not been so kind. I am now trying the Kiss My Face Obsessively Organic line. Not quite as environmentally friendly, but am hopeful it will clear up the damage.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like the cleansing cream, although it's quite pricey taking into account it only contains a small amount of product. It exfoliates the skin very gently (although it's not a peeling) and leaves it soft and smooth. The smell is quite unique and hard to describe - either you love it or you hate it ;-). I will definitely repurchase it because my facial skin prefers to be cleansed without tensides.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this product but it took a while before I felt comfortable using it. First, the name is misleading! I thought it was suppose to be a cleanser. Instead it is a gentle exfoliator. I think it's most effective in the morning after washing my face. Second, the "press and roll" technique really works. Although the product is gentle enough that it isn't harmful to just scrub and rub it in.
The packaging, a metal tube, is just bad. It's difficult to remove the last little bit. The price, about $24, is maybe a little high based on how quickly I go through a tube. However, it seems worth it based on the quality of the ingredients and I usually can find it for sale online.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I think this is a wonderful product. I love everything about it. It exfoliates without being too rough. It leaves the skin smooth and with plenty of moisture. It smells lovely and natural. However, even though it's not exorbitantly expensive, it uses up quite quickly and so it is an expensive habit! I also do not like the metallic package which makes it difficult to squeeze the product out properly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I love this. I don't know how to explain exactly, it's just a product that really suits me.
I find the smell (kind of like fermented grains or something similar) highly comforting. The texture, the process of using it (pressing and rolling onto wet skin, rinsing in lukewarm water), and the feeling afterwards are extremely pleasurable to me :)
I think it's my top Dr. Hauschka product! I couldn't get it for months and I've been missing it so much. Now I have it again, and I still love the way it makes my skin feel after cleansing - not tight or stripped at all, rather it feels taken care of :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Other
I bought a trial kit for Combination/Oily skin and I have to say I'm impressed! The "press and roll" movements are time consuming but all cleansers should be worked into the skin in some way.
However I find that I need a bit more exfoliation, as dead skin sticks to very oily skin like mine, and I find I have to remove the product with a muslin cloth... but this also removes the worst of the oil layer left on the skin and so there's no build up! Meaning my make up doesn't slid off my face during the day!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I really love this product and always get back to it, because this is the only cleanser that did its job.I have a combination and locally impure skin, and after using this cream for a while my forehead is clean!Just clean, without these awful breakouts I used to have
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought the Dr. Hauschka trial set for normal, dry, sensitive skin three weeks ago. My skin is naturally oily and prone to breaking out, but years of acne treatment (including Retin-A) have left my skin dry and sensitive. In the past, I've used Estee Lauder, Mary Kay, Clinque, Kiehl's, La Mer, and Cetaphil, but I wanted to get away from synthetic products. So far, I've been very pleased with Dr. Hauschka. It's gentle on my skin and I love the scent of the products (even the cleansing cream). It's helped with dryness and redness (caused from Retin-A), and has left my skin soft.
I know a lot of reviewers don't like the smell of the cleansing cream, but I think it's fresh and earthy smelling. This is probably my favorite Dr. H product as it makes my skin very soft and smooth without being irritating.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This is actually not a bad product. I have combination skin and used to wash it with foaming cleansers. Since reading Dr Hauschka's philosophy to skin care I have decided to use non-foming cleansers and I must admit that this does help control oil production. The only problem with this is the time it takes. You need to apply this by pressing the product down and working it in for about 2 minutes. You cannot rub this in either, you need to roll and press. It might be very good but after a couple of weeks I got tired of this routine specially when I have to get up and get ready for work and do not have that much time. If you do have the time to spare, do give it a go.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Other
Excellent deep cleansing cream....... everytime i using it, acnes on my forehead become dissapear........i use it twice a week at the moment since the weather is a bit dry and cold....... the drawback is the amount...... a small tube cant last long...... the price in uk is quite expensive though........
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
This is my HG cleanser! I have dry to combination skin that is somewhat sensitive, and most other cleansers have either been too harsh, or not effective. This smells like roses, and I feel better about washing my face with this, as it is all natural. My skin feels petal soft after I wash my face, and there is no irritation or redness. It is similar in consistency to St. Ives Apricot Facial Scrub, except it isn't scratchy. You just need a dab of this cleansing cream, and you wet your face first, then gently buff this into your skin. After, wash it off with lukewarm water. I really love Dr. Hauschka's line of skincare products, and would definitely look into buying more.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I am torn about this product.. on one hand it has worked excellently on my blackheads (I have one of those noses which is mainly blackheads, however much I wash) on the other, it caused me to breakout in spots, something that never happened when I used my old cleanser (Neutrogena blackhead illiminating..which ironically did not do that but did help the skin)
I have just ordered some of the clarifying toner to see if that makes a difference..
It's so annoying, because it such a nice premise I really want it to work, but outlook is hazy!
EDIT: Totally gien up on it and gone back to Neutrogena and don't regret it at all!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have a sample size of the cleansing cream. Today is day 3 of using it and I just had to wash my face again with my old cleanser. It made my skin soft, but this morning it felt as though there was 3-days of buildup of the film it left on my skin. I also noticed the tiny blackheads on my nose - which are normally unnoticeable - were slightly larger and bumpier. The pores on my forehead also appeared larger. Maybe I haven't given it enough time to see the results everyone who loves this product sees?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a gorgeous cleanser which leaves my skin smooth, calm and clean without stripping my natural oils. It's extremely gentle, so is suitable for sensitive skin.The smell isn't offensive at all, just an earthy, fermented scent that is really calming. I've been using this twice daily with a small dollop of his Moisturising Day Cream and after about five days of using the two, my skin is a lot softer, the redness with small pimples around my nose has calmed and the little bumps on my forehead have become smooth. The texture of this Cleansing Cream is a gritty, yet fine textured paste that isn't at all messy. Just press into your skin and gently lift up for a minute or so on damp skin and splash warm water all over to remove. I love this cleanser for pampering purposes; as it's too pricey for daily use, so instead, I make my own by using freshly ground almonds (just blend the whole almond; shell and nut in a blender), mix it with a dollop of honey and ground oats too; it's cheap, fresh and works the same, if not better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
My skin has never been such a mess as it was when I used this cleanser for just a few days. It made my pores unbelievably large and the next morning my whole face was full of red bumps. Awful stuff! Lucky me, I just had the trial size version. The full-size one is ridiculously small compared to the price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
i really didnt like this product. i heard sooo much raves about it but i couldnt stand the smell. it certainly leaves your skin nice and soft but i just couldnt stand the smell. there are other cleansers on the market that have a better smell and seem to do the same job..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
some people rave about it, but I really dont see what is so great about it. Maybe I need to use it everyday to see the result? I have been using it for about 1-2 month every other day, and i dont really feel like it is exfoliating my skin and it also leaves a thin flim over my face. But i did notice that ihave been getting less blackheads on my nose, but the I dont know if that is attributed from me using my PC and AHA stuff. The smell is kinda werid, but nothing bad it takes getting use too. But everytime I wish my face, I feel like its not squeaky clean and I dont like that feeling so I usually was it again with another cleanser. I dont think I will repurchase because it is so expensive and I really dont see any results in it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I know this product is a HG for alot of people here, but I can't stand it ! The results simply do not warrant the dank, awful smell of it.