Rated 4.68 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this cleanser!
This cleanser is the best one I've used. I previously used Kiehl's 'Ultra Facial Cleanser' and it was too drying for my skin. This cleanser is hydrating and leaves skin feeling super clean. It smells great, too! I've been using this cleanser for a few weeks now and so far my skin has been blemish free. Definitely recommend.
Most Helpful Critical Review Good Product, Not So Good Texture
Really wanted to fall in love with this facial cleanser because I?ve been on the hunt for anything that will reduce the redness on my skin. However, the texture of this cleanser needs some work. It?s way too viscous, so when you open up the cap it just starts oozing out without any pressure and gets all over the place. I went through an entire bottle and it happened every time I opened it.
The Ultra Facial Cleanser has a smaller hole for the product to come out of and that really helps to control the amount of product coming out, but this cleanser has a larger hole and I think that contributes to the problem. I talked to a sales associate at the Kiehl?s store and she said a pump would probably work better (I agree).
On the other hand, this cleanser does exactly what it says it will do. My skin is NOTICEABLY less red after I cleanse my face with it. It doesn?t make me feel dried out and it smells great too. I just wish they reconsidered either the formula or the method of dispensing the product. I?ll be going back to the Ultra Facial Cleanser until they fix this one :)
Reviewed by 37 customers Great for everyday am/pm
iam__julie93 from Kentucky
i don't usually write huge reviews but I feel like this one deserves it. I have combination, acne-prone, & sensitive skin. I tend to lean to the oilier side & now getting into the cold & dryer weather my skin needs a lot more help even from my cleansers. I've had this for so many months & finally getting to the verrrryy last bit of the bottle. a small dime size seriously goes a long way. so, you're definitely getting your money's worth.
I have used this EVERYDAY am & pm along with other face products not from this brand and I truly love how it left my skin feeling hydrated & clean, not that tight-squeaky kind of clean feeling. this helps smooth my texture. whenever I have my oh so awesome hormonal breakouts, this is so gentle with them but leaves the rest of my face super soft & smooth. definitely no oily or greasy residue.
love the subtle scent. it's not too strong. And I've been really enjoying the gel like consistency with my cleansers & moisturizers recently because I find those work the best for my skin so I love the consistency & formula of this cleanser. I really couldn't find a con, for me at least, about this product. so, I think it's a well deserved 5 stars for me. I would most certainly recommend and buy this again.
Contains Salicylic Acid Despite Being For Sensitive Dry Skin
Aliskin from Vancouver, WA
I specifically purchased this cleanser because my skin is dry and sensitive. I was really surprised to review the ingredients during my shower and see salicylic acid, which is extremely drying and generally used for acne-prone skin. I thought Kiehl's used thoughtfully-chosen ingredients but this is just expensive drug store cleanser. Don't waste your money.
Megan from San Diego, CA
This feels so good on my skin, gentle and hydrating. The smell is light and herbal which I like as well. I love it as a morning cleanser but you can use this twice a day!
I like it, kind of.
Kalene from Temecula, CA
It's not my favorite face wash, I like how foamy and creamy it is. Its gentle and smells good but I think it's very basic and could possibly be breaking me out.
Dry Skin's BFF
Jazmine from undisclosed
I absolutely love this face wash. I have extremely dry skin, and this face wash alone makes my face feel more hydrated. The thickness of the product is just perfect enough to help lock in extra hydration. This product alone will also enhance a natural glow in skin and a soft touch to your face.
L O V E
Claryssa from FL
This is the best cleanser! I love it so much. It is gentle on the skin and leaves my face feeling so clean and doesn't dry it out.
Meag from NYC
Love this! It is an effective cleanser that washes off clean, but doesn't strip away moisture.
Perfect for sensitive skin, and I loved it last summer after long days in the sun.
It's really gentle, but still does a great job cleansing morning or night. I also think the price is reasonable and it lasts a long time as a little goes a long way.
The only con would be that it doesn't completely remove eye makeup, but I didn't really expect it to. If you're using it for that, you may have to use a proper eye makeup remover.
every single day
katttmac from New York, NY, USA
I love this cleanser. I have EXTREMELY sensitive/picky skin and this cleanser is very gentle but still gives me a deep clean feeling. I bought 2 last time so i could keep one at home and one in my gym bag because I can't go a shower without it! gentle enough to use 2x a day.
Julie from Galesferry CT
I absolutely love this product. I will definitely be repurchasing! I already see improvements in my skin.
Why isn't this better rated?!
Rena from New Jersey
I decided to buy this because I'm using the ultimate facial cream and wanted to stay in brands but I was allergic to the matching cleanser. This one is really great for the sensitive skin I have! This is non-drying even in the middle of winter. It also removes majority of my makeup. The smell is more herbal than a refreshing kind of cucumber smell but whatever, it's pretty light anyway and you only really smell it when you first put it on your skin. This is a must try!
I love this!
SGM910 from New York, NY
I just ordered this and have used it twice and already I love it. I?m 44 and my skin always feels tight and dry after washing, no matter what I use, especially in the winter. This is a wonderful cleanser. It doesn?t dry my skin out- it feels hydrated and soft after I wash it off and I don?t feel that need to pile on moisturizer right after. I haven?t gotten that uncomfortable tight feeling. So far so good!
Refreshing and Invigorating
Freewill310 from Los Angeles
Love that cucumber is infused. My preferred cleanser. My husband loves it more than I do. Look forward to combining with other matching cucumber products.
My Holy Grail Cleanser
Chula23 from Orlando, FL
This is my holy grail cleanser. I have tried most lines Lancôme, Dior, Clarins, Shiseido, Estee L., Clinique, etc. but have not come across a cleanser that could addressed my skin needs. I started using Kiehls skincare over a year ago and purchased this foaming cleanser right before the holidays 2019. I must admit, I was a bit skeptical because most foaming cleansers dry out the skin, this however has not been the case when using this product. It removes all makeup, including water resistant mascara and eyeliner. The end result is soft and supple skin, without any drying sensation. My skin is normal to dry and tends to get irritated during the colder months. I have not experienced any dryness or irritated skin while using this product. It is completely safe to use around the eyes. As long as the formula stays consistent I will continue buying this product. I would highly recommended to anyone with similar skin concerns as mine :).
Evelyn from Eureka, CA
I was super hopeful about this cleanser since all the reviews are good. I have dry sensitive skin and this cleanser broke me out. I had acne popping up all over my face and my nose started getting blackheads on my nose which I've never had before. The only reason I'm not giving it a one star is because it left my skin super soft and moisturized.
you may think you dont, but you need this
Lilly from PA
I rarely leave reviews on products, but I truly want these ratings to go up so everyone can discover this facewash. It took me forever to find a face wash that wouldn't dry out my combo skin, but wouldn't break me out either, and I finally found it. I have been through 2 bottles and came back to purchase my third. It not only removes all of my makeup, but it also leaves my skin feeling SO SOFT and looking beautiful and glowy. I'd recommend this to anyone else with dry, to combo/acne-prone skin. It truly is a miracle worker.
Love this cleanser!
thatbishh from west coast
I have super dry, sensitive skin and this cleanser kept my face clear and calm and didn't dry out my skin but still gave me that clean feeling. The scent was pleasant but not overpowering and I feel like it helped with my rosacea!! Would buy again!
Mickey on the street from Washington DC
Why does this have like no reviews? This face wash is literally the best thing I've ever used.
I have very dry skin so I have to be very careful about what I use on my face.
That being said, this is Way better than the normal kiehls fave wash even though that ones also good. This one smells good, has great texture, lasts a long time, and never makes my face feel tight or dry. LOVE!!!!!!
Great Everyday Cleanser
SarahR3487 from Cleveland, Ohio
I love the scent of this, it's very fresh and herbal. I feel like it really gets my face very clean, but does not leave my skin tight or dry like some other cleansers do. My favorite of the Kiehls cleansers.
AlexVA from Alexandria, VA
I was absolutely amazed the first time I used this product. I looked in the mirror and my complexion was much smoother, less red, and felt great. That is the first time that has ever happened, so I felt compelled to leave a review here. I have combination skin and a lot of sun damage and this cleanser was like a balm for all of that. I highly recommend this.
Excellent Facial Wash
lme63 from Bedford, MA
My 20 year old son has very sensitive and dry skin. Since he has been using this product, his skin is no longer irritated. Other products would result in a red rash all over his face. This is the best facial cleanser!!
I love it!!
Angielu from undisclosed
The best cleanser ever I don?t mind the little smell but it did it?s job now I need to buy some more :)
Sam from California
The only cleanser I've found that actually helps the dryness on my face. I don't have any dry patches as long as I'm using.
Softest Skin Ever after Use!
Gigi41 from California
My 1st time using "Kiehls" products! This cleanser is good! I was really looking for a cleanser which would foam up easily and one that I could use with my clarisonic.
How I use it: I squeeze about a dime-nickel sized amount onto my clarisonic then add warm water on it and start cleaning my face. The texture is smooth and foams up which I like. A little goes a long way.
The scent is okay - not fabulous lol or anything but hey it's okay cause I'd rather have a "good" cleanser than a pretty smelling one with no effect!
After I'm done I rinse with warm-hot water and use a hand towel to clean up my face.
My face is so smooth and soft after! I can't believe it!
I have sensitive skin, combination - a bit dry and med to tan tone.
I'm in my 40/s and have fine lines - a few.
I would suggest trying this! easy to use - great if you're looking for a smooth finish after and if your skin texture/tone is like mine :)
Excellent product for irritated or sensitive skin
Acneaftermath from Birmingham, AL
When my skin is irritated, this product calms it down. This is the only cleanser I have found provides the relief I need when I've either been out in the sun too much or had an allergy-related break out.
Amazing for dry sensitive skin
pink242 from New York
I am so glad I gave this a chance. This doesn't strip your skin, actually it feels moisturizing without clogging pores. Absolutely fab. Nice balance of gel and foam.