Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Face Wash for Normal to Oily Skin
As with many of these reviews, it's hard to judge if someone else's experience will be indicative of yours because we all have different skin types, but for me, this face wash has been a great product. My skin is normal to oily, pretty sensitive, gets red easily and can dry out when irritated.
I have tried a few other Kiehl's washes over the years, but didn't have one that "stuck." The last one I used was Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator and it ended up being a little too abrasive for my skin.
The Calendula face wash does a wonderful job of cleaning excess oil and gunk off my skin without leaving me raw, irritated or dry. My skin is never red, splotchy or sensitive after using this product, it's always slick and refreshed.
A good face wash is something that's easy to overlook, and the simplicity of this product might have some people thinking others can do more. You might be right, and it depends on your skin type, but for me - as ground 0 in my skincare regimen - the simplicity of this product is perfect.
Most Helpful Critical Review NOT for me
This is my 100% honest review of this face wash.
I went to purchase from Kiehl's for the first time. I wanted a moisturizer. My skin is mostly oily, but I was experiencing some dry patches on my cheeks because of winter. I expressed this to the saleswoman. I was given three samples of different lotions that were way too greasy for my skin type (maybe they will work for another skin type, such as facial eczema).
I knew I also needed a facial wash. The associate told me it would be perfect for my skin. I did not receive a sample but trusted the expert in her chic lab coat. I love that touch to the store!
I purchased this wash and it was drying for all parts of my face. My oily T zone was just as dry as the flakey cheeks. Luckily, this product did not add anymore flakiness.. I was hoping for a product that would nourish my skin that I could use daily. This product would probably work well if I had clogged pores from wearing a lot of makeup and not washing the face consistently. I will probably use it once a month when I feel my skin needs to be stripped a bit or in summer.
It had a lot of product in the bottle, but the price and lackluster results did not match up
I do not like this enough to give away as a gift.
I do not recommend for dry skin at all, combination skin or sensitive skin. Maybe someone with acne prone skin would love this. I personally could never use this daily.
I wish I was given samples first so I would want to return. I ended up loving products from another place that gave samples in all products.
I will return to Kiehls's for body lotions and conditioners in the furure
Reviewed by 159 customers I wanted to LOVE this
Kellie from Washington, DC
I normally use Kiehl's products and after reading the reviews I purchased it and wanted to fall in love but I didnt and I don't. The smell is pleasant and the texture is great. I normally have very clear flawless skin and after use of this product out of nowhere I began to breakout on my cheeks, chin, forehead, above my top lip and corners of my nose. I am hoping my skin will get back to its normal state but this particular product is an ABSOLUTE NO for me.
Best smelling cleanser ever!!!
bossychell from Gibraltar MI
Works great with the Calendula moisturizer!
❤️ love it
V from Fort Worth
Didn't strip my skin and felt so clean love the smell too
Love this wash
Mich from Mesa,az
Use this face wash twice a day in the morning and night, leaves my face super smooth and it smells delicious
Nettie36 from PA
This product is everything. It is gentle yet effective on my combo(more on the oily side) skin without being too drying.
Travel size bottle designed terribly
Tiffany767 from San Francisco, CA, USA
This face wash is part of my daily routine. I love it so much I didn't want to be away from it while traveling. So I decided to purchase the travel size bottle. What a mistake. IT LEAKED EVERYWHERE, which is the opposite of what you want from products meant for travel. When this happened with the first bottle, I thought maybe it was user error and I didn't close the lid well. So I bought this a second time - the exact same thing happened AGAIN. Created such a mess and wasted my money twice.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times...well, it's not happening.
Kim from Eugene
I bought a travel sized one a while back, and absolutely fell in love. It feels wonderful while lathering on my face, rinses off easily and leaves no residue. The smell is pleasant and not overwhelming. Definitely notice a difference with use. Highly recommend!!
akm425 from Bedford, PA
I am absolutely obsessed with this cleanser! It feels so silky and smooth when I put it on my skin and a little of this product goes a long way! I thought I was using a decent face wash prior to this (not a Kiehls product), but I can't believe the difference since I've started using this!
Allergic to RAGWEED? Don't use this!
Georgia Mom from Marietta, GA
I love Kiehl's so I was looking forward to trying this face wash. Since I've never heard of Calendula before, I did a little research. Good thing I did because if you are allergic to RAGWEED or other plants in the Asteraceae/Compositae family (marigolds, chrysanthemums, daisies) you should NOT use products with Calendula. I'm highly allergic to ragweed, so this is a no-go for me. Gave this an average rating because it might work for some.
First time buying a Kiehl's cleanser and i LOVE it
Glorimar from Puerto Rico
I bought this cleanser this past August 2019 and I still have half of my bottle left. It has been great for my oily skin and I have less pimples since I started using it. It definitely cleans your skin so well, plus it's very smooth and smells great!
THE BEST. PERIODT.
Lilyb322 from Brooklyn, NY
Let the picture speak for itself. This face wash changed my LIFE. I have, for years, been trying to hunt something down that calmed my acne, blackheads, hyperpigmentation, big pores..and this is IT. My skin was breaking out terribly before this and I couldn't figure out why. I will never use anything else. Thank you Kiehls. (Also used the daily pores mask and The Ordinary hyaluronic)
JDaniel from New Jersey
The smell is amazing and your face instantly feels clean and fresh after use! A little goes a long way!
I have gone through 2 half liter bottles!
ImaadShah from Texas
this product was my jackpot! It is so silky on the skin, it does not have an overpowering smell, and leaves my skin feeling smooth but not stripped! I would definitely recommend!
Great face wash terrible bottle
Meljq from undisclosed
The pump on this bottle is too short, making it difficult to pump out the product onto my hand. I wish the pump was longer. The face wash is really great though. Nice smell and cleans my face without irritation.
I would buy this product again
Kat from Santa Cruz, CA
I love this cleanser! It has a nice foaming action. Leaves my skin feeling very clean but not dried out. Smells good too.
Amazing for combination skin
Lucia123 from Chicago, IL
I absolutely love this product on my combination skin. Just a tiny drop (pumping half way through) goes a long way.
So even if it might seem a bit pricey, it's really not because it lasts many months.
annamarie340 from OKC, OK
I love everything about this cleanser! I've bought two small bottles already!
Best Face Wash!
abwub from undisclosed
I have severely sensitive, oily skin. Most products either cause me to have a rash or have insane breakouts. This face wash is gentle enough to not cause irritation, but strong enough to where I don't feel super oily/grimy after using it. I love it! Texture and overall complexion is better after using this product. (I did not receive a sample - I purchased a full sized bottle.)
Bre from Virginia
LOVE LOVE LOVE. I absolutely love this cleanser. I can't rave about it enough. It doesn't break me out, which can happen with a lot of products. I use it with the sonic brush from Clinique and it foams up so nicely and feels so gentle and makes my skin so soft. This is a cleanser I will use for awhile.
Hd87 from MO
Great gentle cleanser, love the foaming effect. And it lasts an incredibly long time. Great value!
Carolina from New York, NY
This is an wonderful cleanser for my skin which is combination and sensitive. A very small amount works to thoroughly cleanse the skin, and leaves it feeling fresh, deeply cleansed and so, so soft. It's scent is unmatched-- lightly herbal and lemony, wholly invigorating and delicious.
Steffy G from Middletown, New York
I love this cleanser! I use it daily as my nighttime cleanser - the smell is divine, and it leaves my skin feeling fresh without any dryness/tightness. I'm very happy that I came across this product!
Instantly reduced inflammation
RP from Charlotte NC
I usually don't post reviews and I have been struggling with acne for quite some time. This cleanser surprised me and I already see instant results. It's gentle and cleans really well and is non irritating. Would definitely recommend.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
skincarelover from CA
Love this stuff to much! It's so gentile but takes everything off! I have oily skin butI've turned by friends on to this who have normal or even dry skin. I even use this to wash my makeup brushes. It wont strip the skin, but it taking all the oil, dirt, and even any left over make up off from the day.
Works well on face but not so much for eye makeup
KarenD from Clearwater, FL
This product is rich but light, smells very good and does a good job removing make up from your face. The only drawback is it doesn?t remove eye make up very well, specifically mascara so you?ll need an eye make up remover in addition.