Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review BEST CLEANSER OUT THERE
I am 30 years old and y skin decided to act up - I got horomonal cystic acne for a few months. Tried everything on drugstores and nothing worked. went to see a derm and got some prescription and didn't really work either. My co-worker told me about thi brand and decided to buy the acne kit. This fixed my skin soooooo quick is unreal. This is my second bottle and I couldn't be happier... control my oily skin and cleans it super good. I have been on these products for 3 months and my skin is soft, my pores/skin looks better and have not had a breakout, just when it;s that time of the month... I will continue to use this brand forever!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Can be effective
I would use this as a beginners face wash and for teen boys and up (unless they had severe acne). The first couple of weeks my skin kinda dried up so I had to reduce to once a day or once every few days until I had built up tolerance. But that's only because in the winter my skin dries out easily so I wouldn't call this a drying cleanser. I have sensitive combo skin, dry in winter and oily in summer. These past few weeks I've been noticing a bunch of little bumps on the outer parts of my forehead, above the outer edge of the brow. And I stopped using makeup to just clean my pores, I am not a regular makeup wearer even so my acne still hasn't gone away. To me it seems as if nothing has changed but the larger pimples have gone. So I would recommend this product to those without much acne or pimples since it's a save(deal) and it's easy to use.
Reviewed by 268 customers Really Helped My Skin!
Briana from FL
I use this product along with my Clarisonic and it works great! I have very acne prone skin and this helps so much with breakouts! Definitely worth a try!
Best summer face wash!
Rachel from Grand Rapids
I have been having trouble with really oily skin and some cystic acne appearing on my chin/shoulders that I just couldn't get rid of this summer. After just two days my skin's oil production has finally gone back to normal. I would suggest using a moisturizer with this product though as it can be drying right after you wash your face. However, my cystic acne has gone down significantly on my face/shoulders and is almost completely gone now on my face, along with the redness.
Only thing that will ever work for me
Chrissim from America
I bought the whole 3 step kit about a year and a half ago now. It is the only thing that has cleared my extremely sensitive, acne-intense, highly reactive (allergic to EVERYTHING) skin. Any time I get complacent and try other products, I break out with deep, painful acne that only goes away when I come back to this medicated Effaclar line as my core routine. I love it. It saves my life and my ego daily:)
Has really helped my blackheads
Hattaway from Los Angeles, CA
I use at least once a day if not the recommended twice a day. I've only used for a week and I have seen a significant improvement I'm my blackheads and the smoothness of my skin.
Cleared my skin fast
SA from NY
I have had acne since I was a child and I have sensitive combination skin. This cleanser along with the toner which for some reason Ulta doesn't sell (it's really good) cleared my broken out skin in less than a week and since then has given me consistently clear skin. There is no "it's gets worse before it's better" stage. Immediately I saw a difference. This is sooooo good and affordable.
Good for acne
Wondermom from Florida
I bought this because I had a terrible hormonal breakout all over my cheeks and forehead. This helped prevent new ones from forming and made the current ones dry up within a week. My only complaint is I have very dry skin and this made my skin extra dry and flaky.
I love this face wash
Product junky from Terre Haute, IN
I am new to this line. I have this wash and the toleriane purifying cleanser. I love this line. I also gave the double repair moisturizer, it's lightweight and moisturizing.
this produce worked absolutely amazing for my skin !!
Bri from Dallas, Tx
i have very oily hormonal acne and after using the cerave cleanser my skin completely broke out. after watching Hyram'a channel for a little i decided to try this and The Ordinary 12% Niacinamide. this has drastically improved my skin in only 3 days! i would 100% recommend this product.
Everyone must have
Myra from undisclosed
I will never go back to another face cleanser! After living in Paris for a year, my skin was completely shot due to the pollution- acne/enlarged pores/peeling... after using this product in combination with Glossier solution, my skin has never been clearer!
Good for blackheads and acne breakouts
Tomek from Darien IL
The best cleanser
KittyWitty from Flower Mound, Texas
I have oily and acne prone skin. I've tried a lot of both cheap and expensive skin care products and nothing ever worked. But one day when I went to the store, frustrated about my chest acne, I randomly chose this product out of desperation. And I'm glad I did. After using this for 2 months, chest acne is gone!
Gentle Chemical Exfoliant
Kayla from USA
I was looking for a replacement for my Mario Badescu Glycolic Cleanser and this one is great! I have very sensitive skin so I was nervous it might burn or give me a rash but it did not. After I use it my skin feels softer and smoother without any discomfort or dryness.
Be aware!! Skin Breakout
Caché from Maryland
This is my FIRST TIME EVER WRITING A REVIEW. I have combination skin and mild acne issues not really bad breakouts. I wanted to try a new cleanser to improve better results on my skin. After the first couple of uses I started get a break out, I assume my skin was purging, but after going into the second week it got worse. It seem off that my face was break out so much and bumps were forming as soon as I rinsed the cleanser off. I wanted to have hope for this cleanser so I did a patch test on my arm and woke up with hives the following day. Lesson learned. DO A PATCH TEST. I should've looked at the 1 star views before hand. Will be returning this product smh.
Love this product, but if you have sensitive skin, beware
Oily Skin from CA
I bought this cleanser to replace my Spectro gel cleanser which seemed to be too gentle for my skin and didn't do anything. This cleanser however, is amazing and I noticed smoother skin, smaller pores, and little to zero blemishes in just 2 weeks time. I've been using it twice daily for almost 2 months now and still love it. It does make my skin dry, which is crazy considering my skin is always super oily, so I usually follow up with moisturizer. If you have sensitive skin, I would say use this sparingly and alternate with a more gentle cleanser. Overall I love it and can't get enough!
A product that works
Ginger from undisclosed
It's a great product, bought for 17 yo daughter. It is helping clear up some cystic acne.
Worst breakouts of my life
Maggie from Chicago
I have normal skin with the occasional breakout and hormonal pimple. I tried this out as I left my usual, more expensive cleanser at home. This gave me just about the worst breakouts I've had in my life. Cystic acne all over my face. Took over a month to clear out. This product went straight in the trash.
My favorite cleanser!
Lora from Georgia
I love this stuff, i don't foresee myself using another cleanser. i have dry but oily skin, and this helps with the oilyness and pimples. It can be a bit drying if you don't use the right moisturizer but i've found my perfect routine over the past few months and it works perfectly to counteract any excess dryness from this product. (i use the ordinary hyaluronic acid serum + their moisturizer and my skin doesn't feel dry at all.)
Breakouts and Dryness
Kari from Las Vegas, NV
I'm upset about this product. I've been looking for a good, effective cleanser that isn't too harsh but this one was much harsher than expected. I didn't realize it had menthol until I had already placed my order. Menthol is a BIG NO for the skin. And I believe that's why it broke me out so badly. I thought it was only purging at first so I kept using it (I like to give products about 2 weeks to decide), and I should have stopped after the first week. Now I'm struggling to get rid of the breakouts it gave me. I'm definitely returning this item and trying their hydrating cleanser instead.
Kathy W A from San Jose CA
It is a wonderful product for acne. Deeply cleanses without leaving the skin extremely dry.
Was very drying for me!
Jen from NJ
I used this product once to wash my face in the shower. I have some cystic, hormonal acne and was hoping this would help, but it made it drastically worse. I do not have sensitive skin, and using this product ONCE dried up my skin for 5 days. Even after moisturizing multiple times a day, my skin was visibly dry, with white stuff all over.
deranixo from katy, tx
perfect for my oily skin. I have tried cerave and Cetaphil and they cannot compete. my new go to
joli from nyc
I have combination skin and get acne on my forehead chin and cheeks, very often. Before I purchased this I would get a new pimple every day, now It's completely gone. It also gets rid of the oil, without making me feel overwhelmingly dry.
Love this stuff
Rebekah from Georgia
I love this cleanser! This is a great "cheaper" face cleanser. To me, it works better than many expensive cleansers I've tried. I don't have horrible skin, but my pores stay clogged. I'm constantly extracting them or doing a face mask, even though I do all the recommended skin care steps and use products recommended for oily skin. I tried a Dermalogica cleanser, and wasn't too impressed. Although I do swear by their toner. Tried kiehls ultra facial cleanser, wasn't impressed. Tried Dr. Brandt(sp?) pore microdermabrasion cleanser, hated. But I LOVE this cleanser. For one thing, it has a cool refreshing tingle. So it just makes your face feel clean. Another thing, is this stuff will lather for dayssss. A little goes a long way. My pores also seem to be clearer using it. I have sensitive skin and I haven't had any issues. It does slightly dry your face out, but that's expected with the main ingredient. But as long as you apply a toner and lotion after it is no problem.
Fabulous works wonders
Buffyenji from NY
Great product 4 days in and I already see a huge change with my skin
Fabulous works wonders
Rachh from New York
Great product 4 days in and I already see a huge change with my skin