Boots expert sensitive gentle cleansing wash

Boots  expert sensitive gentle cleansing wash


57 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $


Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Aqua Mineralis (Mineral Water), Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract

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on 9/25/2015 8:28:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

This is the best simple cleanser for the morning! I can use it all year round and it doesn't exacerbate my summer oiliness or my winter dryness. One pump is plenty to gently clean my face from the previous night's treatments and prep for the day's makeup. It also cleans my makeup brushes really well.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

I have had a devil of a time in recent years trying to find a good cleanser that cleaned well without stripping or drying and that did not irritate my skin.

This fits the bill. I use this to remove my makeup, sometimes followed by the Boots scrub (which I also reviewed). Perfect combo. I follow with a light moisturizer and it all works together like a charm!! I will say I only use this at night. In the morning I usually just use a Micellar water or the Boots Sensitive Skin Toner, as my skin does not need a vigorous cleaning in the morning.

I get no irritation from this and detect no scent. Will repurchase and have repurchaed several times. Also a great price point.

ETA: Sadly for me, I cannot get this anymore locally. The Target nearest to me used to carry this, and stopped carrying this. The Targer near me now carries an apparent newer version of this, and the newer version of this irritates my skin and seems to break my skin out.

on 11/21/2014 12:31:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This facial cleanser has a dispenser top. When pressed, cleansing foam is released, to be applied to damp skin. I found it too drying for my dry and sensitive skin.

on 7/24/2014 8:00:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Other

First off If you're looking for this cleanser to remove your make-up it won't. I use this in the morning on my face for gentle cleansing, my S.O. loves to use this also and he doesn't wear makeup.
Now, on to the review. I have used and liked lotion based cleansers, by Cerave and Neutrogena I found that even though I have dry skin I just wasn't crazy about the lotion feel after time.
When I bought the Boots foam cleanser at Target, I was happy to find that the foam has body and really makes my skin feel clean without dryness. I'm at the end of the bottle and have had no reactions either.
The omission of fragrance and dyes makes this one to try for all skin types...just not to remove make-up!

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

So far so good. Am surprised to see several negative reviews below. However, I would never try to use this to remove makeup/sunscreen. I was solely looking for a cleanser to use post oil cleanse or when bare faced. I wanted something gentle and fragrance free. I will update if I experience any future issues.

on 5/22/2014 9:17:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

My skintype: combo, sensitive, acne-prone, PD-prone.

I had a similar experience with this cleanser as the reviewer below... For the first week or two my skin was doing fine, but out of nowhere it started to irritate and caused a bit of perioral dermatitis to flare up on my chin. So I immediately stopped using it and my skin improved. Back to my HG, Sage Facial Shampoo Regular...

on 4/26/2014 3:15:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Curly, Other

Eyes: Green

This was one of my many failed attempts during my search for a HG cleanser. Something in this irritated my skin... after a few washes, I could not use it. Interestingly, the irritation was not apparent at first. However, after a few washes, it was undeniable. The lotion version of this cleanser was even worse. For reference, I have oily/dehydrated/sensitive skin with rosacea and sd. Fun stuff...

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've been through no less than a dozen bottles of this in the twoish years I've been using it. It is the perfect mild cleanser and efficiently cleans my ss and mmu as well my morning skin (actives removal). It's far less drying than any other foaming cleanser I have used and does not break me out (ymmv). Any time I have ventured into uncharted cleanser territory I ultimately run screaming back to this one. I buy at Target in a pinch but normally get it in bulk when has a coupon. Definitely give it a try if you have oily or combo skin. It's so cheap you can just clean your brushes with it if it doesn't work out on your face.

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on 2/12/2014 11:11:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This was my first and only Boots product which my neighbor gave me as a gift. The consistency is a light mousse-like foam which can be used sparingly as a little goes a long way. Leaves my skin dewy soft and doesn't cause break-outs nor irritation. Sensitive skins would benefit from this mostly glycerin and water based cleanser; there is no "masking" scent nor any other product that might cause adverse reactions for those with rosacea or some other skin discomfort. Love the way this makes my skin look and feel and rinses off beautifully with no drying after effects. I would highly recommend this product!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

on 12/18/2013 2:57:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I was really disappointed with this cleanser. First off, it fails at removing makeup, which I was expecting and while I always look for cleansers that are good at removing makeup, that doesn't immediately make it a worthless cleanser. But it's also bad at removing the residue makeup removing products leave, which is a problem. But the biggest issue I had with this was how DRYING it was. It's supposed to be super gentle and great for sensitive skin but not at all. Probably because salt is the 3rd ingredient, and salt is obviously really drying. My skin is normal/dry, and rarely does a cleanser dry it out so much after one use. Usually only acne cleansers do that, but this made my face feel like I spent a day at the ocean, which really isn't surprising given the amount of salt! I much prefer Cetaphil daily facial cleanser (not the gentle one, that stuff is useless), which is supposed to be for combination-oily skin but it's fantastic for my skin, it cleans well but doesn't dry it out at all.

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