Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed for Normal or Combination Skin

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed for Normal or Combination Skin
Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser Normal or CombiClarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser Normal or Combi


113 reviews

70% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


Acqua/water/eau; glycerin; stearic acid; myristic acid; potassium hydroxide; dimethicone; lauric acid; sodium lauroyl sarcosinate; tipa-laureth sulfate; glyceryl behenate; glycol distearate; ozokerite; parfum/fragrance; proplylene glycol; tetrasodium edta; alpha-glucan oligosaccharide; polymnia sonchifolia root juice; maltodextrin; gossypium herbaceum (cotton) seed extract; gypsophila paniculata root extract; lactobacillus; potassium sorbate; methylchloroisothiazolinone; methylisothiazolinone; bht; benzyl salicylate; butylphenyl methylpropional; limonene; linalool; cl 77891/titanium dioxide

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on 3/12/2017 4:52:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I practically never write reviews for products, but I was browsing reviews of other products and realized I should contribute too. I have been using this cleanser for 3+ years now. I used to have pretty bad acne on my face and while shopping for fancier, more heavy duty make-up at Nordstrom, a kind soul (who was willing to lose a sale!) in the Bobbi Brown section led me over to the Clarins consultant. The Clarins consultant saddled me with this, the chamomile toner, a moisturizer, foundation, and concealer. The other products were great, but after three years the only one I'm still using is this cleanser.

Obviously this cleanser alone hasn't cleared up my skin, good diet, managing stress, getting older, not wearing cheap foundations, and rarely wearing foundation anymore have all helped. But this cleanser is amazing. It's very gentle, but still foams. I find it gets all the dirt and make-up off easily. A little goes a long way too, so even though it's pricier it lasts a very very long time.

Couldn't recommend more!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I was buying this cleanser for last 7 years because I have not found anything better, but I'll continue to search.
I have normal but very sensitive skin. My husband (who also use it for the same period of time) has also a normal skin.
- doesn't irritate
- little goes the long way
- lather well
- really nice to use with Clarisonic brush

- it doesn't clean the skin properly if used without Clarisonic brush (we both have a feeling that some product stays on skin after it been rinsed off)
- it does dry out the skin

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Black

It dries me out. Smells like cheap laundry detergent too. I prefer the one with Shea butter.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is a cream-to-foam lather. I like this cleanser alright - best for oily skin types. This is similar to Origins Checks and Balances. Much like the Origins cleanser, a small amount goes a long way. However, in contrast, I find this less drying than Origin's. There is a fragrance, which I cannot place, but it doesn't bother me. I read in other reviews that the fragrance is bothersome. Also, in another review there is a mention of residual feeling on the skin after washing. I have noticed it too - a slight feeling. I think this is meant to be the cottonseed extract - a balancing moisturizer perhaps? I prefer this one over the Origins one, but it's not a must for me.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I like this product, It smells nice and lasts forever since a tiny pea size drop goes a long way... Its also not as drying.

BUT my personal issue with this product is that it seems to leave a strange feeling on the skin once its washed off.. as if a layer of product remains on you skin. You can almost feel the film.
I don't like the thought of my face not being 100% clean and chemical free after a shower.

Overall if you have been wanting to try this product i do recommend it as it does remove makeup and seems to be good quality, and if you don't mind the feeling i'm referring to then you will love it.

I personally would rather give other face washes in their product line a try.

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on 10/15/2015 7:11:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I found this to be drying....I also HATED the smell
Foaming cleansers never work for my sensitive/reactive skin and this cleanser was NO different

on 10/15/2015 5:53:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

By far the best facial cleanser I have ever used. I use just a drop with my Clarisonic and it covers the stages perfectly. The scent is soothing and refreshing, my skin feels super clean but not shiny. Just sorry it took my so long to find this product. I had been using Lancôme cleanser and before that Origins checks and balances. I also had purchased the Clarisonic facial cleanser which I found to be dull with hardly and foam just blah and for the price expected more. Lately, I have found that Clarins products are excellent.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Perfect balance of clean yet soft feeling afterwards on / for my combination skin, (often on the oily side more, but dry in areas too)...(how fun huh?)...Anyways, I love the word Clarins' products smell great, so fresh! Since I only wear at the most BB Cream as a face make up, I cannot attest as to whether or not it removes foundation, but it really helps remove my bronzer, lipstick, eye make up etc. I like that it does not dry my skin out either. Will re-purchase & just suck up their higher price as it's such a perfect cleanser for my type of skin.

on 8/10/2015 1:58:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Another favorite. I really have grown to like Clarins products and wonder why it took so long to try them. I like the way this foams and removes everything, leaves a clean feeling, but skin doesnt feel tight. It doenst seem to combat breakouts, but it does prevent them. i keep this in rotation of cleansers. Nice sudsing for 30s skin without being too drying.

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium

Eyes: Green

Really love this cleanser! It cleans gently but effectively. My skin feels balanced, clear and soft. It also seems to calm my skin and doesnt leave it stripped or red. Love that it foams but doesn't dry my skin out, one of the only cleansers i've found that do this. Doesn't leave any residue and you only need a tiny bit as it last for ages. Not cheap, $47 in NZ but worth it.

I have pale combo skin, an oily t-zone but my cheeks can get quite dry/a bit red and irritated from harsh foaming cleansers. Have no issues with this cleanser, doesn't clog my pores, cause any irritation/break outs and doesn't dry my skin. Its also gentle enough to double cleanse when i feel i need it.

Only issue is i feel like it doesn't remove mineral powder very well, but i use a face wipe before cleansing on days i wear make up and this solves the problem.


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