Vanicream

Vanicream

Vanicream is a skincare and personal care product line from Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. which was founded by Conrad Thompson and Ed Mansfield (both pharmacists) in 1975. According to their website, when formulating their products they aim to "avoid chemicals that dermatologists considered undesirable and could be irritating or sensitizing to the skin, such as fragrance, masking fragrance, dyes, lanolin, parabens, formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasing preservatives." The Vanicream line includes facial moisturizers and cleansers as well as rash ointments and shave cream.

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Overall rating
3.8
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67%
would repurchase
3.8
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Overall rating
67%
would repurchase

Recent Vanicream Reviews

Gentle Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin

I just tested out this cleanser and am giving it a trial run, so will update if the situation changes. What I noticed though is that my face did not feel dry or tight after using this cleanser, and that is something that nearly all gel cleansers failed miserably at. My favorite gel cleanser just got discontinued, and was an all natural health food store type of gel cleanser. Amazing product, but it got discontinued because its a niche item. Anyway, Vanicream gentle cleanser does foam, but it does not get super sudsy, as that is a characteristic of having sulfates or betaine in them I think. I like the way Vanicream feels on my face while washing, and it suds up just enough to effectively remove my makeup. Have not tried it yet on waterproof mascara. Should mention that I am allergic to Cetaphil, as in my face immediately burns when it comes into contact with Cetaphil cleanser, and although I loved CeraVe moisturizing cleanser, it eventually began to break me out after about three or four weeks of use. I will update this review in a month or so after I have used this cleanser for a while. So far though, I really like it.

Gentle Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
5.0
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2 months ago

I just tested out this cleanser and am giving it a trial run, so will update if the situation changes. What I noticed though is that my face did not feel dry or tight after using this cleanser, and that is something that nearly all gel cleansers failed miserably at. My favorite gel cleanser just got discontinued, and was an all natural health food store type of gel cleanser. Amazing product, but it got discontinued because its a niche item. Anyway, Vanicream gentle cleanser does foam, but it does not get super sudsy, as that is a characteristic of having sulfates or betaine in them I think. I like the way Vanicream feels on my face while washing, and it suds up just enough to effectively remove my makeup. Have not tried it yet on waterproof mascara. Should mention that I am allergic to Cetaphil, as in my face immediately burns when it comes into contact with Cetaphil cleanser, and although I loved CeraVe moisturizing cleanser, it eventually began to break me out after about three or four weeks of use. I will update this review in a month or so after I have used this cleanser for a while. So far though, I really like it.


Lite Lotion
2.0
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5 months ago

Unfortunately something in this causes an itchy rash under my eyes and along my jaw. I wanted to like this because its ingredient list is fairly short/simple, it's marketed for sensitive skin and lots of people on the skincareaddiction Reddit seem to like it. I wish I knew what the ingredient culprit was, as most of the ingredients are not listed as irritants on cosdna. However several of the ingredients cosdna doesn't seem to have data for. Anyway, the search continues.

Lite Lotion
2.0
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5 months ago

Unfortunately something in this causes an itchy rash under my eyes and along my jaw. I wanted to like this because its ingredient list is fairly short/simple, it's marketed for sensitive skin and lots of people on the skincareaddiction Reddit seem to like it. I wish I knew what the ingredient culprit was, as most of the ingredients are not listed as irritants on cosdna. However several of the ingredients cosdna doesn't seem to have data for. Anyway, the search continues.

Gentle Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
3.0
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5 months ago

I wasn’t expecting this to be a gel foaming cleanser, I was expecting it to be more like a cream cleanser, the kind I like to use in the AM. So instead, I’ve been using it at night, after using my Hada Labo Cleansing Oil. It’s a tiny bit more stripping than my other gel cleansers, such as Aveeno Ultra Calming or Cerave. My face just feels a little tighter after washing with this one. I’ve noticed no irritation or breakouts as others have mentioned. Probably won’t re-purchase, though. There is nothing that great about it.

Gentle Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
3.0
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5 months ago

I wasn’t expecting this to be a gel foaming cleanser, I was expecting it to be more like a cream cleanser, the kind I like to use in the AM. So instead, I’ve been using it at night, after using my Hada Labo Cleansing Oil. It’s a tiny bit more stripping than my other gel cleansers, such as Aveeno Ultra Calming or Cerave. My face just feels a little tighter after washing with this one. I’ve noticed no irritation or breakouts as others have mentioned. Probably won’t re-purchase, though. There is nothing that great about it.