Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review It works
Worth the money. Third time purchasing this product. I use this was with my clarisonic to control my oily acne prone skin. My skin is more luminous and smother.
Most Helpful Critical Review Fragrance Overload and Dangerous Parabens
Watch out on this one. Heavily heavily heavily fragranced (especially for a "clinical skincare" brand!). Look at how much dye is in it. Includes methylparaben, the preservative quaternium-15 and lots of sythentic dye and fragrance. This can't be good for you. I found it drying and too scented to use in my nightly ritual. Be careful what you put on your face, folks!
Reviewed by 365 customers Love this brand but…
Dama from ATX
It dries my skin out horribly. I have combination skin but it got extremely dry. Would only recommend for people with oily skin and not too often either.
LisaInTN from Knoxville, TN
I always come back to this product because it leaves your face clean and fresh. No residue left behind.
littleboyblue from oregon
Been using this cleanser for 7+ years
SC from Washington, DC
Skin feels squeaky clean, but not dried out, after using this cleaner. I've been using it in my rotation for many years, and love it.
Not a fan
Rmarie from New York
I was very disappointed. It dried out my skin. Will not be purchasing again.
DotP from Milford, CT
This is the only cleanser I've tried that removes all my makeup. I stock up when it's on sale
Best Facial Product ever
Joscelyn from Florida
Only a small dab will do it. This product is amazing for me. It works exactly how they say it would. I have been using it for years now
It is definitely one of my favs
Dried my face
Lj from Fort Worth
Wouldn't recommend using it everyday but maybe 1-2 a week and not consecutively. It drys out my face bad and didn't see any good results. I've had this for probably for over a year now and nothing good has come of it.
Natalya from Florida
Doesn't take off all makeup (and I don't use waterproof makeup), burns eyes, not gentle. It smells nice though, that's the only positive.
I have to use oil to rid of makeup and follow up with philosophy cleanser to get the best results.
Young- trying this
Krystal from Fort Worth
I guess if you're young like me (21) don't try this. I have regular skin type and I used this for 4-5 days straight and now my skin is irritating & burns (have to wait for it to go away, maybe couple days hopefully) I wanted to prevent for future wrinkles and etc but if you're older I guess this will work for you.
Jannettee from Prescott Valley Az
I use this for the second step in my night time routine. It always removes what ever makeup is left. Plus it cleans out my wash cloth of makeup.
Now my daily face wash
Colin from Peo
Unlike other face washes this one does not dry my skin out and gives visible anti aging benefits. I definitely tried just about every thing in the book and this one wins for me! I'm a fan of many Peter Thomas Roth products
G.O.A.T Face Wash!
MacFTW from DFW
I've been using this cleanser (and other PTR products) on and off for almost 20 years…. It's simply the best!
My Go To !
Ash from Monterey CA
I have been using this product for the past 3 years. The combination of glycolic and salicylic acid can have a harsh effect on skin, which is why I only use it at night. It helps fight acne AND is anti-aging and I can definitely see the difference when I miss a night or two.
beau from SoCal
i've used it all. from drug store to big names, peter thomas roth leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean without over doing it or over drying. i do not have sensitive skin and the bottle does say to avoid if you do. the fragrance is light and pretty, a little goes a long way. my skin stays clear using this product.
Have bought this product since 2019
Kathie from Clinton, Maine
Use this everyday and love the results. Leaves skin feeling clean and soft without drying it out.
Loren from Whittier, CA
Wonderful cleanser! It has brightened my skin ever since I started using it with the Lancome toner. It can be drying so a moisturizer is especially needed, although it's worth every penny and you get a lot of product for the price. Anytime I notice a breakout coming on, as soon as I cleanse my face with this, it disappears. Highly recommend.
Deb from Suwanee GA
I use this every night. Love it.
Dried out my Face
SLCGamerGurl from SLC, UT
I received this product as a gift and was excited to use because I love Peter Thomas Roth's products. This cleanser dried my face out so bad. I just moved to a dryer climate, but when I used this product, I was living in a high humidity climate and I had never experienced ashy, flaky dry skin before. I use a rich moisturizer everyday and after using this product, my moisturizer couldn't rehydrate my skin. I spent 3 days eating so many cucumbers and papayas trying to get my face rehydrated. I now live in a dry climate and my face doesn't even come close to what happened after I used this product.
No no no!
Caseyleighb3 from Toledo OH
I NEVER leave reviews and have normal skin. Not sensitive at all. One day I noticed my neck was SO red. Then the next day the same thing. I couldn't figure out why until I realized it was from this cleanser completely DRYING out my skin. Not only on my neck but my face started drying out so bad and was flaking! I have never had this problem with any skincare product or face wash. Unbelievably horrible!
Worth every penny
Angie4694 from MO
I've been using this daily for the last year and a half. It made a night and day difference in the brightness and evenness of my skin almost immediately. An unrelenting case of rosacea also stopped. It leaves my face SO soft. It has faded a couple of scars from psoriasis.
My son had horrible acne. This has helped stop it
In its tracks and helped to fade his scars. Looks like it's going to get rid of them completely.
Yes it is very drying if you do not use a moisturizer as anything else that has salicylic or glycolic acid does. This also has a lot of citric acids (vitamin c) that also can be irritant to sensitive skin. Mine is fairly sensitive but I've had no issues. I use Clinique Moisture Surge gel faithfully every single day following my shower and have zero drying issues. My son does as well and his skin is super prone to drying but has no issues as long as he uses the moisture surge with it.
It leaves my skin so soft, I have started adding a small drop to my body wash when I shower and the rest of my body is getting the same benefits my face has.
Can't rave about this enough. Use a good moisturizer with it and you'll be fine. Doesn't need to be a heavy one, just very hydrating. Avoid doubling up on anything else that has citric/ascorbic acid/vitamin c, salicylic acid (most acne washes), glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide in it as it will be too much and will cause inflammation. Just pay attention to what is in your products. If you use retinol products, try to use them separate from washing. So way and moisturize in the morning, use a gentle cleaner or something to cleanse at night and use the retinol then. Retinol is notoriously drying so it's better to give your skin some separation between when you use the face wash and the retinol. Maybe add a slightly heavier moisturizer at night with the retinol. I use the It Cosmetics night cream usually.
So Worth the Money, but requires a STRONG moisturizer
Autumn from Grand Rapids Michigan
If you don't use a strong moisturizer with this, your skin WILL peel and feel like a terrible sunburn. Intense cleansing needs deep moisture. Since finishing the travel sized version, I can vouch that it made my skin more shiny and supple, and blasted away acne, redness, and texture. Pricey, but so worth the money if you build a great routine around it!
Dries out skin
Mandy from MD
Ms. V from Tempe, AZ
Gel like, makes it easy to control amount needed
Tania from Joliet, IL
I've had the same bottle for over 6 months and it's still going strong. You only need a little amount to wash and lather your face. I never feel right afterwards but I feel that it definitely takes off all of my makeup and cleans my skin.