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Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser

Garnier

SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser

13.5 oz Item 2503151

This extra-gentle cleanser effectively removes face makeup, impurities and excess oil all while caring for your skin. Rich in glycerin, our sulfate-free foaming lotion softens as it cleanses, so your face is left feeling fresh and clean, never tight or dry.

Sulfate-free, alcohol-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, oil-free, soap-free
Gently foams to remove oil, dirt and makeup for soft, healthy-looking skin
For all skin types, even sensitive skin
Wet face and gently massage cleanser into skin. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. Gentle enough for use AM and PM.

Precautions: In case of contact with eyes, rinse them immediately.
Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Peg-100 Stearate, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Coconut Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Peg-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Salicylic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Coconut Acid, Polyquaternium-53, Coco-Glucoside, Disodium Edta, Sodium Isethionate, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Trideceth-6, Benzoic Acid, Citric Acid, Bht. F.I.L.# D193168/1.

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4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (29)
  • Gentle (25)
  • Not greasy (20)
  • Balances skin (19)
  • Moisturizing (14)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (17)
  • Oily skin (12)
  • Combination skin (11)
  • Daily use (11)
  • Acne-prone skin (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (17), Brand buyer (11)

Reviewed by 34 customers

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5.0

Oily/combo sensitive skin? This works!

By Brit

from Indiana

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

    I have been battling with my skin for a long, long time. I had been using a bunch of anti-acne products, but found my skin getting oilier, and to be honest, not clearing up. I stumbled across this product, which was totally not what I would choose in my attempts to blitz the oil and dry my skin out..... well. It is changing my skin. My oily Tzone has calmed down and is producing less oil than with my "for oily skin" products. My cheeks (eczema) are also doing well, and topped with optional serum and my daily moisturizer (Clinique D.D. gel), I no longer have an oily face! After 100's of $$$ spent. Turns out there is some science to this - stripping your skin with harsh products creates more oil. This is far more gentle. Also, it doesn't have high rated Comedogenic ingredients - now most companies say "non-Comedogenic" but that is so untrustworthy. After using a "non-Comedogenic" line of skincare, I found out it contained isopropyl isostearate (highly comedogenic.)" Avoiding this in my moisturizer, and switching to a gentle face wash is something I wish I had done years ago! The only con of this product I have found is that while it removes a good chunk of makeup it is helpful to check with a toner, or do a double cleanse. Sometimes I have found traces of some makeup lingering, but nothing a swipe with a simple (non alcohol) toner hasn't handled.

     
    5.0

    Very gentle!

    By Monica

    from Salinas, CA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Combination Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

      Super gentle, great for sensitive skin!

       
      5.0

      Love love this product

      By Chani

      from Clarksville, TN

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

        I use it daily. It is such a rich lather and you don't really need to do too many pumps. It is safe for all types and is very gentle. Has a good scent which isn't much because it does help with sensitive skin types. Does not dry out skin and makes your skin feel clean.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fresh and Clean

        By SaggiGirl

        from Warner Robins, GA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Do not use around eyes

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

        Use everyday

         
        5.0

        Nice face wash

        By robynm

        from Kentucky

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

        I have been looking for an affordable replacement to my favorite face wash, Philosophy Purity, which I love. My skin is combination/oily and I have hormonal breakouts. This Garnier face wash is really nice. I like that I can apply it all over my face and it doesn't burn my eyes at all. I can work it into a lather directly on my eyes and open my eyes, and it doesn't burn. I have been using it for about a week now, once daily at night to remove my makeup. I can tell that my face feels a tiny bit "tight" like it is drying my skin a little bit. I use a toner afterwards and can see that there is usually a very little bit of makeup left over as well, which is typical of more gentle cleansers. Overall I am very pleased with this cleanser and can say that I haven't tried anything this cheap that seems to be this effective, and my skin seems to really like it.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Garnier skin active the gentle cleanser

        By a

        from boston, ma

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

          Great face cleanser--very pleased.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic! Better than Cetaphil

          By ChiMama

          from Chicago

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

              Several years ago, my derm told me to use Cetaphil for my acne-prone skin. Worked well then but now that I'm middle-aged (40s), my skin is a bit drier, while still acne-prone. Plus I'm a picker so I always have spots that last forever.
              I tried this on a complete whim, just caught it out of the corner of my eye at the store. I am SO pleased! My skin feels so soft, and my spots are healing and disappearing. Plus it has a very light gentle fragrance which makes it like a spa treatment each day-I actually look forward to washing my face!
              Bonus: Unlike Cetaphil, no parabens

               
              5.0

              Wish I'd found this years ago!

              By VTKelly

              from Richmond, Virginia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

                  I have been using this for over a year now, and my skin hasn't looked this good in over a decade. I've tried stuff from high end to drugstore, prescription and over the counter. I have horrible allergies and dermatographism, so I need something gentle, with little fragrance, that will clean and moisturize while not exfoliating overmuch or upset my pH balance. Before I started using this, I tried using an all-natural cleanser that after five days had destroyed my skin so badly that I was afraid to try anything else. This didn't damage my skin further, and allowed me to heal with no issues. Now I use it twice a day and love how it works for me.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Cleanser

                  By Von

                  from Texas

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

                    I used lancome before, but this one cleans as well if not better than their face cleanser.

                     
                    4.0

                    Very Good Product

                    By Mom of 3

                    from South Humid and Hot Georgia

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Not Greasy
                    • Removes all makeup in one shot

                    Cons

                    • Dries Out Skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Dry Skin
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Garnier SkinActive The Gentle Sulfate-Free Cleanser:

                    After having to switch cleansers multiple times from my skin becoming highly sensitive due to my birth control, this one by FAR has been the best. It does not cause irritation or inflammation on my face. It does not leave my face feeling like it has a third degree burn. I removed my mascara with the micellar water first but this removed everything else very well. I only need 1-2 pumps depending how much makeup i have on that day. I do use it once a day because I did notice that it dried out my skin a little bit. Even with that little bit of dryness, I have had no increase in oil on my face. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has sensitive skin.

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