Rated 4.62 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 172 customers Best product
Vaibhavi from India
I bought this product one month ago and result is best I love this product and my skin looks amazing
Our go-to foaming cleanser!
LP from Easton, MD
My husband and I have very different skin, but we both find this foaming cleanser to leave our faces refreshed and completely clean, without out feeling overly tight. Great fresh and light scent as well.
great for sensitive skin
jh from el monte
I'm satisfied with this product. I've tried many products over priced but so far this one has been perfect. I suffer from allergies on my face and so far this has been clearing my face. I've had people state that my face is clear.
Super Nice Floral Cleanser!
Serge from Miami, FL
I tried this cleanser in-store and got a few samples of it with another Khiel's purchase and I really loved it! It has a medium lather, best for applying with fingertips and not with silicone pads or face brushes. The calendula scent is luxe and quite nice, it rinses off to a squeaky clean and leaves skin feeling moisturized as well as clean.
great for sensitive combination skin
RainiAnn from Glendora, CA
my skin is sensitive to alot of things and took me forever to find something that didn't get my face red, that cleaned my large pores. I was recommended this by an ulta employee and I will be purchasing this in the future. I originally got the travel size to try out so I don't know if this pump is defective or not. i haven't tipped over the travel size bottle so I do not know if this leaks. this face wash is just for cleansing skin. I use clinique cleansing oil to take off my make up then use this face wash, use my normal toner, moisturizer, and retinol (for my pores).
Gsan from Houston
Great face wash with no irritation , smells good and will purchase again. Removes all eye makeup too.
Can't go without it
Mary50th from Johnston, RI
Discovered this face wash almost five years ago when I had a facial while celebrating by 50th Birthday. I have not been able to go without it since then. Only need a little - and it does such a great job. Love it!
Dried my skin
Tosh from Long Beach
I wanted to love it with all the good reviews but it made me breakout worse and dried out my face
Sunshine from San Luis Obispo, ca
I was cleanser helps reduce my breakouts are use it to to three times a day. It definitely helps with mask acne now that we have to wear masks all the time.
Great foaming wash!
10splayr from NC
After reading some reviews, I decided to try this. I am really enjoying it so far. It has a nice, light smell. Almost smells like lemon pledge. :) Only need a small amount. So glad I purchased. I even got my 13 year old daughter to try it as a face wash at night. She is super particular about smells and actually likes this one.
LaBoheme from New York, NY
I have problem skin, with some acne at age 40. This toner is calming, effective and shows results.
Lee from Lodi
This face wash is great. I have used Clinique forever and it was the only product that worked well with my skin. Until this one I think I'm going to start using other Kiehl's products
SAM0536 from Texas
This works really well for my skin type! It has really helped clear up my skin without making it feel dry.
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!