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on 8/23/2011 12:53:00 AM
More reviews by KP1234
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is one of my favorite cleansers ever. I've tried so many over the years but I always come back to this.Pros- Glycolic acid gently exfoliates any flaking skins and keeps my pores clear and small- Gentle but deep cleaning- Fragrance and oil free- Foams easilyCons- I wish it had more makeup removing powers. Because it doesn't I have to use a toner afterThe only thing keeping this cleanser from being a holy grail is the price ($25 CAD) and it doesn't remove all my makeup. When I use a toner after I see makeup residue (IE I usually wear long lasting foundations like Estee Lauder double wear or MAC pro long).But I will keep repurchasing because this cleanser for me, is as good as it gets.
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on 4/15/2010 2:06:00 PM
More reviews by tammallama
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I have sensitive oily skin that is prone to breakouts periodically. This was BAD, BAD on my face...woa nelly!!! It left me insanley dried out after 2 uses and gave me a horrible heat type rash that didn't clear up without a hydrocortizone cream, yikes! That being said it is AMAZING on the body! I am prone to acne on my back in the winter months, because I am constantly covered up and this really exfoliates and keeps break outs at bay, haven't had any break outs since I stared this a week ago. Also it is fading the scaring left from older ones. I follow this up with the Body Smoothing Lotion which is ALSO amazing! And Volia perfect skin :)
on 11/15/2017 10:16:00 PM
More reviews by Paulabt
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Good product, thoroughly cleanses my face but can dry it a bit. Follow with moisturizer.
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on 10/30/2014 3:07:00 AM
More reviews by Lea420
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
I had really bad acne scars years ago and started using this face wash. Combined with the glycol acid lotion it worked wonders on my skin, fading my acne scars and a few disappeared. However with continued use it became too strong for my skin and I broke out, but nothing like acne scars. It was great but do not keep on using it (for more than a few months I would say) if you have combination skin.
on 5/28/2014 1:11:00 PM
More reviews by iszeto
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
My skin as of late has been getting used to salicylic acid in my face washes so it was time to try something stronger.London Drugs had a special this week of receiving a free tube of this Oil Free Gel Cleanser, with any $35 Neostrata purhase. I was happy to be able to get two Neostrata products for approx. $40. This cleansing gel was a good start for me, with 4% glycolic acid. I don't have acne but I do have oily skin, and my pore have been looking clogged and tunnel-like lately. AFTER THE FIRST USE, no joke, my pores looked cleaned out and smaller, amazing! I'm on Day 5 now of using this Gel Cleanser and it's very effective in making the top layers of skin peel off, revealing smoother and tighter skin. The tube says "Reveals smoother, younger-looking skin in just 10 days" and so far, it's true.The second Neostrata product that I got, Oil Free Daytime Smoothing Lotion Level 3, contains 10% glycolic acid, and I haven't opened it yet. I suspect it's going to be too strong, as the 4% glycolic acid Cleansing Gel already very adequately exfoliating the top layers and is making my skin peel. I will exchange it for Smoothing Lotion Level 2 at 8% glycolic acid.I've noticed that now when I wear powder foundation, my face looks better too, in that the powder foundation is no longer sitting on top of "dead skin" on my face, and blends into my complexion much better.The price is high for a cleanser (regular retail is $27) but it works, so I would definitely repurchase or even better, keep my eyes out for another London Drugs promotion.
on 10/25/2012 9:56:00 AM
More reviews by dellie182
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
This product works great on my combination skin. I use it with the Olay Pro-X facial cleansing brush and my skin feels wonderful afterwards. The smell is fresh and clean, I find it very pleasant. It's the most expensive cleanser I've ever purchased, so I like to get it when it's on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart. I'll definitely be re-purchasing!
on 8/4/2012 4:21:00 PM
More reviews by iloovelalu
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
I have been using this product for about six months in conjunction with Differin and Clindoxyl gel, and I can say that this product has made such a huge difference to my skin care regimen! I use it in the morning and at night, prior to applying my acne medicine. I have noticed that my topical creams absorb much faster after cleansing my face with this product, and it also leaves my skin feeling very supple. The product comes out as a white gel, with very handy pump-form packaging. Pros:Contains 150 mL of productHandy pump packagingContains 4% glycolic acidDoes not give me breakouts Gentle on skin Cons:Packaging is not see-through, and gives no indication as to how much product is leftMay be a bit pricey for some at $27 CDNDoes not completely remove "tough" makeup All in all I would definitely re-purchase this.EDIT: I went to my local Shopper's to pick up a new bottle, and aggravatingly enough, the packaging had been changed to a squeeze tube bottle. Although I feel very tempted to take off a lippie for the crappy packaging, I feel like it would be doing too much of an injustice. Two thumbs way down.
on 8/9/2011 8:06:00 PM
More reviews by Olom
Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
I've been using this cleanser on my face and body for about a month now (I use it on my face every other night and I use it on my body everyday). I wanted to try an AHA skin cleanser to help slough off dead skin cells and act as a good "pre-cleanser" for a treatment soap I am using to help with hyperpigmentation/melasma. I have combo/oily skin and I haven't experienced any dryness, redness, or any other skin problems. I think this cleanser is helping keep my moderate acne under control, too and it lathers well. The bad side: It's expensive (about $36 CDN, with the bottle lasting about 2+ months) and I don't care for the packaging (I prefer a bottle where you can scoop up the last bit of product). Overall, this skin cleanser is okay - I'm still looking for a higher percentage AHA cleanser though (this one is only 4% glycolic acid).
on 5/9/2010 8:05:00 PM
More reviews by ladyofshalott
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I have been using this product throughout high school to help with my mild acne. It works wonders. I stopped using it for a couple of years and have just recently returned to it. I use a regular cleanser to wash my face with, then after I rinse it off, I apply the Neostrata oil-free cleanser to my skin and leave it on for about 3-4 minutes. It leaves my skin feeling so nice and baby smooth afterwards and also helps with my acne break-outs. I have sensitive skin so I do not use this everyday. I use it about 2 times a week. However, you can use this daily if you wish. I really really love this product and recommend it to anyone since it helps skin to keep looking young and fresh.
on 11/11/2017 6:13:00 PM
More reviews by Kat2004
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Great cleanser for the warmer months as I can be drying...it contains 4% glycolic acid. Leaves skin clean with no residue and removes oil and makeup. On my third bottle.
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