Oh Avene, how I love you. Had I met you years past, I would not have appreciated your gentleness, inability to foam and odd texture on my face. But now, after fighting with product after product, I've come to realize how perfect you are for me. I cannot commit to just Avene, I alternate with my L'uvalla Hydrating Milk Cleanser, but after seeing the beauty in gentle cleansers (thanks to my milk cleanser) I can now fully appreciate this product. I was hesitant to purchase because of the SLS, but received high regards from the SC board. So I bought this in a fit of desperation and recently began incorporating it into my routine. It's relatively gentle, I don't feel like I have a layer of moisturizer on (like with a milk cleanser, which can be good or bad). I have found using less is more, as it can leave my skin feeling a tad dry if I use more than a dime-sized amount. After less luck with their cold-cream bar soap (way too drying), this was more gentle. It would be good for sensitive skin as it doesn't leave behind a film that can bother any one with intolerant skin. If I use more than a dime/nickel sized amount, it does leave my skin feeling drier than I'd like. This would be an ideal cleanser for anyone sensitive, combo skin--I am not certain I'd recommend for truly dry skin, as it may not be moisturizing enough. I rinse off with water so I cannot attest to pro's/cons of water (or no water). In truth, it wasn't the barely a trace of cleansing I was looking for and I cannot comprehend how anyone could leave this on their skin without feeling tight and dry or just filmy, but it was gentle enough. The tiniest amount will work, so don't overdo it (like I have and ended up with drier skin). When using the smallest amount, it's lovely. Not certain how it removes MU, I don't wear a base, but I can see just using a touch more and giving it more time to do it's thing could increase it's cleansing ability exponentially.