Rated 4.81 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Definitely a must have in you medicine cabinet!
I am usually pretty conservative on the amount of money that I spend on products because I am a nursing student but I looked in the mirror one day and was really disappointed at the way my skin looked. One day I was at Ulta and this lady suggested I buy this Clarins product. At first I wasn't going to due to the price but then she sampled it on my face. What also got me is that the Ulta employee was able to tell me what every ingredient in the product would do! Of course I fact checked what she was saying and it turned out to be right. I wanted to stay away from all the heavily chemicalled products so I decided to give it a try. I am so grateful that I did. I am an island girl and my rich caramel mocha complexion is a lot more even, texture is visibly smoother, and face has this dewy glow. I wash my face with this product every night, use organic aloe vera juice as a toner, and my Cetaphil face moisturizer. In the morning time I do the same routine except I swap out my Clarins for my Neutrogena ultra gentle creamy face wash since the brightening effects of the Clarins could make your skin a little more susceptible to the sun. After the first month of doing this I noticed a drastic difference and wore less makeup. When I ran out two months later, I was confident enough to go out bare faced! There was no doubt in my mind that I had to go get another bottle! This product is definitely a staple in my medicine cabinet!!
Most Helpful Critical Review Not effective
This is a very expensive face wash marketed as an exfoliant. The exfoliating properties are non-existent. I would only recommend this if you have super super sensitive skin and looking for a barely-there manual exfoliant. Otherwise, I would save the cash and go with St. Ives Green Tea Scrub or even Freeman's Charcoal Sugar scrub (super exfoliating).
Reviewed by 266 customers Mildly irritating
Georgia Mom from Georgia
Bought this during a 21 Days of Beauty Sale. I was looking for a gentle exfoliator for my morning shower. I used this as a facial and body scrub. This cleanser does what it says it does, but I didn't notice any improvement. In fact, the botanical ingredients seemed to very mildly irritate my skin. Just because products are "natural" doesn't mean they are good for your skin. I would recommend trying a sample of this cleanser before spending nearly $40 on it. I've since found Clinique's Pep Start which fits the bill without any irritation.
Bright, clear and soft skin
Lily from DC
I used this as a regular cleanser with Foreo Luna mini2. I love the foams and fresh scent. I can really see bright & clear skin! My cheeks are soft to touch, pores feel like disappearing in a clean way! One star off for its high price. Will repurchase when there's discount.
Galadriel from Hinesville, GA
Gentle enough for daily use, effective enough to get rid of those annoying white heads I had around my nose.
My pores are smaller, my skin feels deeply clean and fresh, and I love the energizing (but not overwhelming) delicate orange scent. It's not drying at all on my mature skin. I appreciate how it doubles as a cleanser and exfoliator letting me have a complete cleaning routing for my face even in quick mornings.
Very glad I toke advantage of a sale to try it, I am hooked and already repurchased it.
Clarins is a game changer.
ballerina from Clarksville, MD
Every time I try a new Clarins product I am not disappointed. They have quality items.
my go-to face cleanser
musya from San Fransisco Bay Area
I've been using this product for years. At some point my husband also became a fun of it. Now both of us using it on a daily basis.
Smooth n shiny
OKLee from Oklahoma City, OK
This scrub started out as a sample several years back and is a part of my daily ritual—I'm 67 years young and still have an oily nose that really responds well to this scrub. Wouldn't go without it now!
Morning Time with Clarins
RoseMarie from BellaVista AK
I use the Exfoliating Cleanser in the morning and the dead skin disappears. It leaves my face and neck clean and soft to the touch. I feel like I just had a facial. I follow that up with my toner and serum. Love my Clarins!
Great everyday exfoliant
Alicat from New York
I have used this exfoliant for years. After a work out, after sunscreen, when you want to clean your face, it works wonders. I just it more routinely in the summer months or in the winter after a workout. It is a medium scrub...not too fine, not too course, just right. My go to facial wash.
My pores are visibly smaller after a few days
Magical from Cleveland
I LOVE this cleanser. I have only been using it for a few days and I wish I would have switched sooner. I have a very textured face with lots of rough patches, huge pores, and bumps and after a few days a lot has vanished. I added it to my nightly routine and it makes the difference, I use a mild cleanser in the morning. Highly recommend, but I do recommend using a very small amount at a time as sometime the exfoliating pieces are hard to wash off.
I buy this product all the time
Sherilkayy from Richmond ca
I love how gentle it is. I was recommended this product a few years ago by my friend and I've been using it since then. Plus it smells really good
Soft on Skin
Freda from Chicago, IL
I have been using this product for about a month now and it leaves my face very soft after every use. I naturally have dry skin so I apply the brightening lotion right after it. Because this cleanser sort of leaves my face drier.
BDL79 from Advance, NC
This is a really great cleanser. It's not harsh, but has just enough exfoliation and foam to remove dead skin cells to make skin look polished and ready for serums and moisturizer. I use it every morning.
Squeaky clean feeling!
Jrjensen27 from Queen Creek, Az
I have been using one step gentle exfoliating cleanser with orange extract for at least 10 years! Ok I love everything one-step. I love the cleanser and toners too. I use this product every day in the shower. I sometimes use it at night as well when I'm too tired to mess with other products to take off my make up. Not only does it clean my face, but it gently exfoliates my skin too. I love it!
Super clean feeling
Valie from Ventura, CA
I have been using this product every night for many years. It leaves my skin super clean and ready for night treatments.
Gentle and effective
Idania from Weston, FL
I have been using this product for about two years. I use it every morning. It is an exfoliant but is gentle enough to use everyday. It leaves your skin soft, clean and radiant.
I highly recommend it and my daughter is now using it too.
I Love this Cleanser
CindyL from Ohio
I have been using this cleanser for a few months now and love the way it cleans my skin. I also love the fact that my face never feels dry after washing with it. This is my favorite daily cleanser
My Pores Have Shrunk!
Jensy from Issaquah WA
I have combination skin and I love this cleanser! It smells great, is gentle on my skin, and my pores are smaller than they have been in years.
Ilene from undisclosed
Bought this a few weeks ago. Leaves my face so clean, absolutely love it
MaryS from va
Love this cleanser. After use, skin feels so soft and clean and moisturizers are more effective.
Effective product and a treat to use
Red6 from Deer Isle, ME
I've used this for years. Gentle yet effective exfoliant, and the scent is delightful. I'm addicted!
Perfect for dry skin
Mo63 from Jonesboro, Arkansas
I love this product!! Having dry skin is difficult to manage as some products intensify the dryness. This cleanser is a perfect balance and leaves my skin in perfect condition for my next routine moisturizer-be it day or night!!!
Amazing cleanser- All skin types+ Sensitive skin
Rrivas19 from Maryland
I have extremely sensitive skin and it's difficult for me to find products my skin can tolerate. The exfoliating aspect is very gentle, my face softer, it's brighter and more radiant, never irritated. I like to use this product followed by the camomile toner and the multi active jour moisturizer.
best exfoliator in the market
Lety from florida
this is a very gentle product that works wonders on my face and neck
Skin so clean and soft!!!
Pirulina from Salt Lake City, Utah
I love this product!!! I wash my face with it and I exfoliate and my skin is so clean and soft!!!
The Best Start to the Day
Hat Ladies from Texas
My morning routine starts with this wonderful face cleanser. It really leaves you with clean and exfoliated skin ready for your serum or foundation. Love it!