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Deep Cleansing Gel

Real Techniques

Deep Cleansing Gel

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This Deep Cleansing Gel from Real Techniques will help extend the life of the brushes you love so much! This exclusive gel formula harnesses the power of a concentrate, is alcohol-free and non-drying. It has also been proven to effectively remove nearly all makeup residue and has been dermatologist tested for gentleness. The concentrate gel allows you to create a lather to get those brushes squeaky clean and as good as new! Recommended for weekly use.

Benefits:
  • Alcohol-free
  • Laboratory proven to effectively remove nearly all makeup residue
  • Dermatologist tested for gentleness
Recommended for weekly use. Dampen bristles in warm water and squeeze a drop of gel onto bristles. Rub between fingers and rinse until clean. Reshape and dry flat or with handles tilted slightly upward.
Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, C12-13 Alkyl Lactate, Fragrance, PEG-150 Distearate, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Tributyl Citrate, Buteth-3, Tris (Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, BHT, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

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Real TechniquesDeep Cleansing Gel
 
3.6

(based on 252 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (46)
  • High quality (20)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Good value (16)
  • Soft (14)

Cons

  • Poor quality (25)
  • Doesn't work (8)
  • Not effective (5)
  • Difficult to clean (4)

Best Uses

  • Multi-use (10)
  • Liquid (5)
  • Weekly use (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (57), Brand buyer (35), Classic style (13), Natural style (7), Trendy style (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (5)

Reviewed by 252 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't Buy

By Tyree

from Anderson, South Carolina

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

      I've only used this gel twice, but it doesn't clean. Some of the makeup came off but not enough for my brushes to feel clean not only that but it left my brushes with a dirty feel.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Its good

      By Nickie

      from El Paso, TX

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Clean

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Liquid

        Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

        This worked well on pretty much everything except the real techniques sponge blender. I had to resort to dawn dish soap to clean it well. Other than that very nice.

         
        5.0

        I'm impressed!!!

        By PondiePearl

        from Fort Worth

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Clean
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Quality
        • Good Value
        • Soft Bristles

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

            I am definitely impressed! This is by far the best brush cleaner I've come across. I love it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            It doesn't leave brushes totally clean

            By RO

            from Florida

            Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

            I have to say I am disappointed at how this product worked for me. It really did not clean my brushes (real techniques brushes, sponges and other brands). I was forced to use another cleanser afterwards. Also this does contain parabens, so please be mindful if you avoid this ingredient.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Never again

            By Makeup Artist

            from Apple Valley

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Leave greasy residue
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

                I usually was my brushes with the Beauty Blender cleaner. Do to needing to wash my brushes for jobs I went to Ulta to be makeup brush cleaner and came across this. As someone who does makeup for a live I can say this is absolutely the worst product I have bought. Definitely wouldn't recommend. A note for the company. Don't push products to sales unless the product can actually leave a brush clean. You have to use the whole bottle on four brushes just to get them clean. By that time money is wasted

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I would definitely buy this again.

                By Molly B

                from Mobile, AL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Cleans brushes effectively
                • Easy to use
                • Great overall
                • Not expensive

                Cons

                • Can't clean beauty blenders
                • steps must be repeated sometimes

                Best Uses

                • Can be used on all brushes

                Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

                I like this product because it effectively cleans my makeup brushes well. The steps are easy to follow. The product isn't super expensive and definitely worth the money.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Rescued My Foundation Brush

                By Mkate

                from Saratoga Spring, NY

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Foundation Brush

                  Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

                  I desperately needed something to clean my MUFE 108 brush that I use to apply liquid foundation. I've had the brush three years and after many failed attempts to clean it using baby shampoo, I was tempted to throw the brush out. With this cleaner, I didn't even have to soak the brush. I did have to use a lot of it (there was a ton of foundation caked into my brush), but the cleaning was almost instantaneous and effortless. After using this cleaner, my brush was as good as new! I also used it with my Beauty Blender. That was slightly more difficult to clean, but it did a good job.

                   
                  1.0

                  Did not work for me

                  By happyshopper12

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applies Evenly

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

                    I have tried this a couple of times to clean my brushes, and each time I was disappointed. The gel formula seems ok, and has a pleasant scent, but I think it barely cleaned the very surface of my brushes where loose shadow might be. I ended up with a ring of color on every brush I cleaned, and a lot of them were stiff and had some build-up from the cleaner after they were dry (and I rinsed them very well). I ended up using a gentle bar of soap this last time after trying this brush cleaner again, and it removed every last trace of makeup and left my brushes so soft. I definitely wouldn't buy this again.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This worked SO good!

                    By Charlotte

                    from Woodbury, ga

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Smells good

                    Cons

                    • Hard to get out of the bottle

                    Best Uses

                    • Liquid

                    Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

                    Used it to clean all of my fluffy and oval brushes. Worked great.

                     
                    2.0

                    Not good

                    By Anastasia

                    from Newcastle

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Soft Bristles

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Clean
                    • Not Effective

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Real Techniques Deep Cleansing Gel:

                      Unfortunately it doesn't clean any foundation off any of my brushes (they are from Real Techniques btw).. They stay exactly the same. Works well with powder brushes though, but it's not enough, is it?

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                      • Q:

                        I'm some what confused about the "gel brush cleanser". Does this product clean brushes exclusively used for applying gel nail polish? I know what to use for cleaning acrylic brushes. I'm starting out with all the supplies for self gel manicures (using Gelish products, polishes,basecoat, topcoat, primer.... the whole Red Carpet starter kit! I realize that this may seem a little redundant, but humor me nevertheless! Thank you for your time and help with my query. Deborah Jeffers
                        Asked on 7/12/2017 by Spreenks' mom from Rancho Cordova Calif

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          HI Deborah,

                          Great questions! This cleaner is specifically meant for makeup brushes and sponges. The "gel" in the name refers to the type of product that it is - it's a gel formula. This would not work on gel nails. :)

                          Hope that helps!

                          Thanks!

                          Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        I have sensitive, oily, breakout-prone skin. Does this brush cleanser have anything in it that might irritate my skin? Does this cleanser have any oils in it?
                        Asked on 9/17/2016 by Manda from Columbus, OH

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Manda,

                          I have skin just like yours, so I know how tough it can be when you're buying products that will go on your face, either directly or indirectly. I've been using this cleanser for a while and haven't had a single problem, so hopefully you would be ok with it too.

                          There is one other brand of cleanser that I would recommend for you (it's our sister brand, and it's eco-friendly): EcoTools Makeup Brush Shampoo (http://www.ulta.com/makeup-brush-cleansing-shampoo?productId=xlsImpprod13501085). This one is made with "softer" ingredients and may be a good start for you with your sensitive skin.

                          Hope that helped!

                          Answered on 9/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Hello I wanted to see about the Real Techniques brush cleansing gel I wanted to know if I could use this with my new brush cleansing Palette I just bought.. Can I use this to clean my brushes with the new cl
                        Cleasing palette I got... Plz lmk...
                        Thanks a lot appreciate it
                        Asked on 3/2/2016 by Chloe from Tx

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi Chloe,

                          Thanks for your question. Yes - you can definitely use the Real Techniques Cleansing Gel with the new Cleansing Palette. As a matter of fact, they were actually designed to work together! :)

                          Hope you love your new cleansing system!

                          Answered on 3/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Real Techniques
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this product on any brushes or does it just have to be the real technique brushes?
                        Asked on 12/26/2015 by Laura from Columbus,US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          You can use it on brushes of any brand!

                          Answered on 12/30/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                      • Q:

                        Could this also be used to clean sponges?
                        Asked on 11/19/2015 by Emma from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, you can absolutely use it to clean your makeup sponges!

                          Answered on 11/20/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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