I paid $12 USD for an 8 ounce bottle, which isn't bad. I use this cleanser every night, and I have had the same bottle for a little over three months now, and I have about a third of the bottle left still. I love the bottle (the little spout thing works well for cleansers and toners just NOT moisturizers), it makes it so easy to get out the perfect amount. I think this cleanser smells nice, slightly flowery, and does not bother me at all. Weirdly enough, I get this in my mouth sometimes and it doesn't have a horrible taste (not that I would go around licking it or eating it, I am just saying, for the occasional nights when this ends up in my mouth, it does not leave me choking or gagging).
Before trying this cleanser, I was using the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (part of the three step system) with my Clarisonic Mia 2. I decided it was time to make the switch because I did not feel like the cleanser was doing enough for me, and I HATED how the soap burned my eyes and left my skin feeling soooo tight. After talking to a Sale's Associate at Ulta, I decided to give this one a go.
At first, like everyone else, I found the non-foaming cleanser to be a bit strange, but I really love it now! It is perfect for use with a Clarisonic, because it does not matter if I start on my forehead, there isn't a large amount of soap running down my face and into my eyes! Which is a definite improvement. I can't say whether or not it removes makeup well since before I use it, I use a Pond's towel makeup remover. I do know that when I take my brush off to clean it once I am done, however, there is a significant amount of makeup on the brush, leading me to believe that it actually does work. My skin does not feel tight once i have dried it off, in fact it just feels clean... I don't know a better way to describe it.
I would definitely repurchase, but I think that I am going to try the Enzyme Cleansing Gel next. After taking the skin care survey on the Mario Badescu website and seeing that product recommended for me, I would like to give it a try. I love the sample that was sent by the company, but it was not enough to tell whether or not it did anything for my skin. And to be honest, I threw about a quarter of the product away because it was a nightmare trying to get it all out of the bottle. I do see myself returning to this in the future though if the Enzyme Cleansing Gel does not impress me as much as this one has.
Deionized Water, Glycerin, Carbomer, Trithanolamine, Methylparaben, Botanical Extract, Germall