Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review One of the best men's face cleansers one can find
I have used this product since it came out a few years ago. It lathers readily such that a bottle lasts a VERY long time. The scent is bracing, but light. My skin feels thoroughly clean, but never dried out. I realize it has caffeine as an ingredient. Not sure if caffeine really does anything if applied topically, but I pretend that it does anyway. The only downside is the bottle. The cap on this and other similar Kiehl's products is not good for travel. (I gave up after 3 of these on other Kiehl's products leaked in my toiletries bag during a flight.) Wonderful product, but if you fly..watch out. You will be rinsing your bag in the hotel bathtub.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not versatile enough to be your only cleanser
This is a great product for cleaning your skin without drying it out, but it is not versatile enough to be your only cleanser. Whenever I have some dry or rough skin on my face -- especially in the winter -- I find that this face wash just cleans the surface and does not improve the texture of my skin at all. Even though this face wash doesn't claim to be an exfoliant, it is nonetheless frustrating to have to use another product or a cloth to take off dry skin and restore even texture. I'm not fussy about my skin, but I do like it to be in good shape.
Another down side is that it sometimes dries out your skin, even though the label states that it works "without an over-drying effect". If you use this face wash and then shave, expect to use a fair bit of moisturizer to keep dryness away.
On the plus side it smells great, produces great lather, rinses off easily, and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. I use it at the end of my shower before shaving, and it helps soften hair and prepare the skin for a comfortable shave.
Overall a good product, but not as excellent as the other Kiehl's stuff I use (Facial Fuel, Facial Fuel SPF 15, Lite Flite Shave Cream).
Reviewed by 117 customers love this stuff
Chippy from Virginia
this is probably the best mens product you guys make it cleans great boost skin and it is even able to clear up breakouts love the caffeine and menthol however wish it was a little stronger but not bad this can be used for any skin type I do ask to get new packaging because sometimes product leaks but as far as the product alone u can't go wrong
For men but I use it anyway
Rocky Mountain Tammy from CO
If you like your face to feel moisturized after you wash it you might not like this. I love the way I feel cleaned afterwards but it's a dry clean. It does have a nice fragrance of mint but I love a lot of fragrance.
Smell is Off
RichBoston from Boston, MA, USA
I like this cleaner. It's highly concentrated so a little goes a long way. For some reason this got buried and forgotten in my cabinet for two years! When I went to use it the smell was 'off,' like it was 'stale.' My bad, I'll order more. Same smell - stale. I guess it's me as this gets tons of good reviews. It works quite well and lasts a long time but wish I could add something to it to freshen the smell. Even though I checked off 'NO - I did not receive a sample of this product' the review says I did. I don't know why.
Expensive but worth it!
Swolematt86 from Henderson, NV
I switched over to the facial fuel line and I have noticed great results. This cleanser makes me feel clean but not dry, which most cleansers dry my skin out. I love the refreshing scent, tingle, texture and the blue color of gel that lathers up well. It helps wake me up with the caffeine and menthol, and I look forward to using it everyday. It is expensive, but worth it!
Best face wash ever
Grmagic from United States
I have tried many before and I love this face wash the best I use it before my daily facial shave. It seems to wake me up quick and sets the mood for my day.
Great product, terrible bottle
KevinAtl from Atlanta, GA, USA
I've used this face wash for years but the bottle is terrible. The last 2 resulting in ~1/2 bottle loss of product. Frustrating and expensive. Please upgrade the bottles!
Stop searching, this is it
thebigkahuna from California
As a person who had been searching for the "perfect cleanser" for years, I realized a few things. Every company is going to have some new ingredient, some new benefit, some fancy way of describing their product... but at the end of the day, you just need a good face wash. It's worth it to spend a little more to get those key ingredients you don't always get in drug store face washes. This cleanser has become the one I stuck with because it has caffeine for aging skin, Vitamin E because that's basically an essential, and it defends against pollution. The menthol wakes you up and wakes your skin up to get rid of dullness. This face wash is simple enough and effective enough that it even had me buying the 1 Liter (which lasts a year might I add). So stop searching, use this. Only thing I wish is that it were a little thicker to really feel it going on your skin.
Laceypantiez from SLC
I'm female and this is the BEST face wash- have used it for years and has kept my face clear! Once my wife started using it too, it was a helpful factor in clearing up her acne. Cannot live without and not just for men!!
Brian935 from Lincoln, NE
The face wash works great! I use it every morning in the shower! Does not dry out my skin. Kiehls brand has some very nice products.
I will buy it again.
Jpaul from dallas,tx
Great product, worked well for teenage facial.
Love this cleanser!
DonnaS from Davidsonville, MD
Ok, first I have to admit I am not a man. I received an 8 oz sample in an order about two years ago of this cleanser. Never even noticed it said it was for ?men? and used it. I love how it cleans and makes your face feels cool. I didn?t realize until I was ordering it, that it was under the men?s products. Hahaha! Oh well, I?m still using it and love it. I do add Bobbi Brown Buffing Grains for face to it before I use it. Together they exfoliate my face and make it feel clean and cool.
Travel size bottle leaks
joshnyc from New York, NY, USA
I love this product, I use it daily, but this product is ruined by subpar packaging. The quality of the packaging for the travel-size bottle is extremely low and three different bottles have cracked and leaked. I've tried wrapping a rubber band around the neck of the bottle to prevent it from leaking when traveling but it doesn't help.
Old formula better
Maximus from San Jose, CA, USA
As others reviewers have noted, the old formula was better. This new one doesn?t have the subtle minty scent which I liked very much. Please bring back the old face wash! Also please bring back the old SPF 15 Facial Fuel Face Moisturizer as the new one is too greasy.
Bottle Keeps Breaking!
Giuseppe from NYC
I absolutely love this product. it is my favorite facial wash BY FAR. But I have bought 3 different travel size bottles and every single time I fly the bottle breaks. Every. Single. Time. I have tried taping the cap shut, putting it in a ziplock bag. It cracks open every time.
Best Buy for your money
MarkCincinnati from Cincinnati, OH, USA
I was already a big fan of Kiehl's Facial Fuel Cleanser and to find it in a 1 litre bottle was the ultimate convenience. Using the cleanser twice a day, a bottle will last me well over a year - you can't beat that.
Great daily cleanser
Catchabreak2 from undisclosed
I use this twice a day and it?s a perfect daily cleanser, helps prevent acne. It?s especially nice in the morning, definitely helps you wake up in the morning. 1 8oz bottle lasts me about a year.
My Fav Cleanser
BenDC from DC
I buy the largest bottle Kiehls sells. I find its the best cleaner that I've found so far for my combination skin. I have a beard as well and this soap doesn't dry it out at all. Nice scent and helps we wake up during my morning shower.
jd777 from undisclosed
Great, effective product. But I too lost half the bottle while traveling.
Clearface from Cincinnati, OH, USA
Been using this for about 6 years and really love it.
Virtually eliminated my occasional adult breakout.
Wish Kiehl?s would make a 1oz size for those of us that travel very frequently. Hint, HINT!!
ScottTheBarber from Louisiana
Just revived today. Immediately I loved the smell and really like that it?s a gel. Felt great. Is a for sure a reorder.
Beware of Leaking Cap!!
Jaysen22 from Boston
Love the face wash but like multiple reviewers have mention already...hate the leaky cap. I also experienced leaking everywhere in my carry on bag. I put the bottle in a sandwich bag whenever I need to travel with it and every time its a total mess.
I recommend the product, but switch it to an different bottle for travel purposes. Kind of defeats the purpose since you probably bought this small size bottle for travel. Back to the drawing board on the cap Kiehls!
Dry's skin out too much!
GoPokes15 from Tulsa, OK, USA
I love all of the Kiehl's face washes...except this one! I've never used a product that caused my face to dry out completely! After giving it a few weeks, to see if my face would adjust to the product it just continued to cause my dryness. I would definitely not recommend this one, try the Oil Free Cleanser as it's superior to this product.
New Smell is Horrible
Jrw1521 from undisclosed
I have been using this product for years and love it. However, the last bottle I ordered the product has a much different scent to it than all the others in the past. It smells very chemically and makes this much less enjoyable to use. I recommend Kiehl?s goes back to the old scent if this was a purposeful change.
Re: Leaky Bottle
DTraveler from undisclosed
I agree with GB13. Great product but the travel sized bottle leaks everywhere during your flight. I had to put it into one of my wife?s old facial cleanser bottles.
Gb13 from undisclosed
Have had several of these and they all leak during air travel. Great product, but buying a travel sized version is pretty pointless when it leaks all over your stuff.