Rated 3.76 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The honest review that you're looking for!
I was happy when I learned that I would be receiving a skin care product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel, because as a mother of three kids aged four and under- let's be honest...self care is not exactly my top priority right now. My skin care routine is very basic and minimal, and I wear make up *maybe* once a month...if at all! With that being said, this was also my first BHA cleanser.
Initially, I used the Clear Genius Cleanser once a day: in the evening time just before bed. However using it every day seemed to dry out my (already fairly dry) skin and I eased back in to using it every other evening right before bed. This seemed to work much better, and I almost immediately saw a difference on my nose (hey sebaceous filaments, lookin' at you!)
Normally I prefer to ease a new product in to my routine slowly to be sure that my skin doesn't retaliate. Unfortunately two weeks isn't much time to (honestly) test and review the effectiveness of a skin care product when you're easing in to it, so I dove right in! Thankfully it didn't have any negative effects on my skin itself, and it seemed to clear up my nose a bit!
I am excited to continue using the cleanser, as so far it has yielded positive results! It's also probably important to note that I'm not a fan of strong smells, and I was pleasantly surprised by the (pretty faint) smell of the cleanser. It smells a bit like the salty fresh ocean air, but without the lingering aroma of fish ;)
All in all, I'm impressed! Thanks again to the Stellar Product Testing Panel, I'm happy to continue using this product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Decent Gel Cleanser for the Shower
I started using the Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser during a busy time as a Mom of two boys, two and under, while trying to move during a pandemic. Using the Gel Cleanser was a refreshing break from our busyness, and helped me feel like I was doing a little extra for myself. I realized quickly that it required a thorough rinsing after, making it much easier to use in the shower over splashing my face from the sink. It has a very light scent and made my skin feel clean without being stripped of moisture. I didn't notice any drastic changes in my skin for the better, but I actually got a few pimples, although it was hard to tell if it was related due to the busy season. Overall, because of how it made my skin feel immediately after using it, I plan to continue applying it occasionally, but not as my primary daily cleanser. Thank you Stellar Product Testing Panel for letting me try it out!
Reviewed by 54 customers Don't trust the good reviews
Sad from Ohio
Before buying anything I always look into the reviews & there wasn't many for this product but there way a lot of them stating this face wash gave them a heat rash & then some stating it was amazingggg , there was no in-between, so I bought it trusting the good reviews & because I really wanted to try this line & 2 days after using my face broke out into a heat rash. Don't waste your money on this cleanser.
Removes dirt and pimples
NatalieD from undisclosed
It actually works really well, my skin feels clean after each use. It just sucks that we have to wear masks right now. These masks keep giving me pimples and my bliss face wash makes them go away. A never ending cycle.
Love this product
Katie from undisclosed
This is one of the best facial cleansers I have ever used even in comparison to one prescribed to me by my dermatologist. I started using this face wash almost 2 months ago and I love it. I use the wash twice daily along with the bliss toner in the morning. I never write reviews for any product, but this product is amazing in helping my skin. This face wash is also great for sensitive skin like mine because it is so gentle on the skin. 10/10 recommend!!
Unique from Colorado
I've been wanting to try this cleanser since it first came out and I was finally able to get it. My first thoughts were the cleanser is light weight and when I put it on my face I immediately had a cool feeling on my skin.
I've been having hormonal acne so before I used this face wash my acne looked bruised and very red/irritated but this cleanser seemed to take away that irritation.
My skin type is combination. Oily in the T zone and very dry around the chin. I also have rosacea and sensitive skin and this product did not irritate my skin but everyone is different.
Liz from Harrisburg, PA
I normally don't leave a review but for this one I felt obligated. It felt promising just reading what it is supposed to do and using it with the other 2 genius clarifying products (which I haven't had any problems with). But, after a few days of use my face started itching really bad and became highly irritated. Once I stopped using this it went away. I do not recommend for anyone who has sensitive skin. There are better products out there that can help with acne issues. So disappointed.
NOT A GOOD CLEANSER
LO from richfield minnesota
I used this product only in the morning with the matching toner. I used it for about 3 days, on the 3rd day my skin felt dry, tough and itchy. I looked in the mirror and noticed red bumps around my checks, nose and forhead. I have oily, somewhat sensitive skin. Very dissapointed and frustrated about how my skin looks now.
IZZY THE GIRL IN PAIN from Georgia
I followed the instructions and it burns and is drying out my skin with hot rashes that are spreading
RUINED MY SKIN
Hailey from South Dakota
I traded off my normal cleanser for this product to hopefully completely clear my acne up. Caused the worst acne breakouts I've ever had my entire life. My face hurts the the point I can't talk or move my face.
Ken from Los Angeles, CA
This cleanser is great! It has the benefits of SA & didn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight whatsoever, so the hydrating ingredients really make up for the potential drying and irritation of AHAs
CristinaBastianelli from undisclosed
So excited about this new addition to Bliss Products. This has been excellent for my sensitive but acne prone skin. Clean, refreshing feel and scent, I love it!
beth from augusta, GA
This irritated my skin and made me break out with horrible red bumps. I only used the product for three days, but the irritation lasted for more than a week.
Beware this burns!
PenzRY1 from Largo, FL
Bought and returned this and matching toner the same day! This cleans effectively and felt great while washing my face, but as soon as i rinsed it off my face was burning and it stung very badly when trying to put on moisturizer. This has tea tree oil and it felt refreshing like washing your face with Paul Mitchell Tea Tree shampoo. I don't think that's good for skin so i wasn't willing to continue to use.
Drying and gave rash
Jo from Indiana
This product dried my skin out so badly I got a heat rash and my cheeks became red, extremely dry, and flaky. It has now spread to my eyelids which are now burning pretty bad. Would not recommend for those with sensitive skin, or just skin tbh.
Big no-no on the ingredents
Madiii from Longmont
first of all, I have oily skin and was looking for a new cleanser. This guy cAught my eye and I decided to buy it. after five days of using it (only at night) my face was overproducing oil. I decided to look into why my face was acting up and found out it's because of the cleanser. The cleanser has sulfates in it which is not only drying but dangerous for the skin barrier, it also has Glyceryl olecate which is a compound that fungal acne LOVES. I wouldn't recommend this to someone unless you hate them.
I WILL NEVER USE THIS AGAIN!!!
GisellaW from undisclosed
TERRIBLE. I was so excited to get this product! When it came in the mail it was leaking and the top was broken. I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!
Might just be me
Braudaway21 from undisclosed
I use this product paired with the pink what a melon-I think that's what it's called-primer and my skin feels dry is flaky around they eyes and mouth
Great smell, lightweight face cleanser
BellaH from undisclosed
I was given the Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser to try as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel. I was so excited to receive this product because I love all things Bliss, and once again they did not disappoint. First of all, I loved the size of the cleanser. It came in a small 6.4 oz bottle which I've been able to take with me as I've been traveling a lot these past few weeks. Second of all, I loved the smell of the cleanser. I am very sensitive to smells, and dislike any beauty products with strong offensive smells so I was very happy with the pleasant and sweet smell of this cleanser. Third of all, it is a very lightweight product. It didn't feel cakey or thick at all., went on and off very easily. I wear minimal makeup on a day to day basis and the cleanser effectively washed it all off in one go. Last of all, I didn't experience any breakouts or redness like I have when trying other cleansers. Overall a fantastic product and one I would definitely buy.
Good basic cleanser
Cawilss from undisclosed
I really enjoyed using this cleanser! Thank you stellar product testing panel for this opportunity! I have really been into clean skincare lately so I was excited that this cleanser is dye free and artificial fragrance free! I used this cleanser for about 2-3 weeks morning and night! I really liked that it is a gel cleanser. It didn't make my skin few right and dry, but still made my skin feel clean! At first my skin had a little breakout, but I feel like that typically happens when you switch cleansers. Otherwise my skin looked bright and glowing! For anyone looking for a product that has cleaner ingredients this is a good basic option!
Awesome Facial Cleanser
ShianneC from undisclosed
I was given this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel, as result to write my honest opinions. At first I was skeptical because I usually like a cleanser that has an exfoliator in it. This cleanser was great though. I usually wake up in the summer mornings with an oily face. I feel like since I have been using this cleanser before I go to bed and in the mornings my face has been noticeably less oily. I haven't had any breakouts while using this cleanser either. I would absolutely buy this again. I like the way it makes my face feel clean after washing, but doesn't make it feel like it has just dried it out. My skin feels great, in fact so great I haven't been wearing much makeup to cover up my skin. I also feel like the ingredients in the product were pretty clean. I prefer to use clean products in my household and these ingredients lived up to the standard. I have let my sister who has pretty sensitive skin try the product as well and it didn't bother her face at all. I would definitely recommend this cleanser to friends and family.
So far so good..
EsiA from undisclosed
I received this product a couple of weeks ago and I've been using it daily ever since. I haven't experienced any new breakouts from it so for that, I give it a plus. However, I also don't notice any big time positive change in my skin. It's still pretty much neutral. I use it daily and it doesn't make my skin feel overly dry and tight like other cleansers I have used in the past. I also love that it has Salicylic acid in it and no overwhelming fragrance, and I would definitely repurchase this product in the future. (I received this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel)
LOVE YOUR SKIN
AmyD from undisclosed
The Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser gave my face the love it needed after a day's worth of makeup and grime. I have used the same face wash for years as I get pretty nervous trying out new face products (I'm always a little nervous they will damage my sensitive skin or increase the amount of breakouts I experience). After receiving this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel I was greatly surprised. The cleanser is cruelty-free and vegan which made me believe it wouldn't be harsh on my skin. Being from Colorado, I constantly deal with dry skin. This cleanser went on smoothly and did not excessively dry out my skin (My skin feels less dry after using this in comparison to my old cleanser!). I use this cleanser every morning and night as part of my daily routine. Since using it, I have noticed how much brighter and smoother my skin looks and feels. Even better, I have noticed my breakouts diminish. After years of sticking to the tried-and-true, this product has completely changed my routine and overall appearance. With more skin clarity, I actually, for once, feel confident walking around without foundation on.
Clean feel and great smell
Penguin0418 from undisclosed
I've used this product a few times now and love it. The smell is not too powerful and in my opinion is very pleasant. It also leaves my face with a clean feeling and have noticed less breakouts since using it (I have a combination skin type). There isn't really anything I can find that I dislike about this gel cleanser. I did receive this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel.
Pnazario93 from undisclosed
First I would like to thank Stellar Product Testing Panel for letting me try out this cleanser. I used this product about every other day, my skin is in between skin with some parts of my face getting a bit more oily than other spots. At first use, I honestly didn't notice a difference more so than any other cleanser, but after the first week I gradually felt my skin even out and feel better. It is made with non irritating ingredients and free from artificial frangrances, colors, parabens, phthalates, and more. I like that the fragrance is very light so if you have allergies or sensitivities to strong fragrances, this is definately a cleaner to keep in mind. Also worth noting is the ingredients are organic and vegan. I really like this cleanser and will continue to use. The only thing I disliked was the container, on my first use the pump started leaking from the middle of the pump with each use.
AlyssaC from undisclosed
I have sensitive/combination skin that's prone to breakouts, drying out or getting super oily so trying something new is nerve wracking, but I really liked this cleanser. It didn't dry my skin out when I used it every morning(and some nights when I remembered) it helped with my breakouts a lot(yay!) and it also seemed to help balance out some of my redness in my cheeks. My pores looked better as well. It's a clear gel that lathers nicely and leaves my skin feeling soft and barely has any smell to it which I love. A little goes along way too! I would recommend this product to anyone struggling with breakouts. I received this product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel
removes oily without drying out skin
kmay114 from undisclosed
This is the best my face has ever felt. I tend to have an oily face and most face washes i use that are for oily skin dry my face out. But this wash removes the oil from my skin while keeping it moisturized. My face felt better than it ever has after 3 days of using it. I received this item through the stellar product testing panel