Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The honest review that you're looking for!
I was happy when I learned that I would be receiving a skin care product as part of the Stellar Product Testing Panel, because as a mother of three kids aged four and under- let's be honest...self care is not exactly my top priority right now. My skin care routine is very basic and minimal, and I wear make up *maybe* once a month...if at all! With that being said, this was also my first BHA cleanser.
Initially, I used the Clear Genius Cleanser once a day: in the evening time just before bed. However using it every day seemed to dry out my (already fairly dry) skin and I eased back in to using it every other evening right before bed. This seemed to work much better, and I almost immediately saw a difference on my nose (hey sebaceous filaments, lookin' at you!)
Normally I prefer to ease a new product in to my routine slowly to be sure that my skin doesn't retaliate. Unfortunately two weeks isn't much time to (honestly) test and review the effectiveness of a skin care product when you're easing in to it, so I dove right in! Thankfully it didn't have any negative effects on my skin itself, and it seemed to clear up my nose a bit!
I am excited to continue using the cleanser, as so far it has yielded positive results! It's also probably important to note that I'm not a fan of strong smells, and I was pleasantly surprised by the (pretty faint) smell of the cleanser. It smells a bit like the salty fresh ocean air, but without the lingering aroma of fish ;)
All in all, I'm impressed! Thanks again to the Stellar Product Testing Panel, I'm happy to continue using this product!
Most Helpful Critical Review Decent Gel Cleanser for the Shower
I started using the Clear Genius Clarifying Gel Cleanser during a busy time as a Mom of two boys, two and under, while trying to move during a pandemic. Using the Gel Cleanser was a refreshing break from our busyness, and helped me feel like I was doing a little extra for myself. I realized quickly that it required a thorough rinsing after, making it much easier to use in the shower over splashing my face from the sink. It has a very light scent and made my skin feel clean without being stripped of moisture. I didn't notice any drastic changes in my skin for the better, but I actually got a few pimples, although it was hard to tell if it was related due to the busy season. Overall, because of how it made my skin feel immediately after using it, I plan to continue applying it occasionally, but not as my primary daily cleanser. Thank you Stellar Product Testing Panel for letting me try it out!
Reviewed by 88 customers Love it!!!
The best ever!!! from Bakersfield
My absolute cleanser!!!
Skin has never been softer
fabcocktail from Waterford, MI
My skin has never been softer! Seriously! I put this on daily and it gives me smooth skin and a natural glow. I still get very MINOR period breakouts but since using the clear genius I've noticed a real difference in my skin. Skin type: combination.
5 Star cleanser
AdrienneS from Shelby, NC
Gentle but effective,no overwhelming smell,does what its supposed to. I love it.
Is everything for me
Yiyi16 from Tampa, FL
Bliss gifted me this product for review and I'm so glad they did. They simply got it right! From packaging that's so convenient and feels so cool to the product. I love that it feels like a gel on your skin because you feel like you're cleaning and refreshing without taking the moisture out of your skin. Definitely worth it, and will definitely keep using.
i used to use cera ve...
julias282 from undisclosed
i used to use cera ve because i heard it was so good, except as soon as i started using it my face got the worse acne i've ever had. i recently switched to this one and my face has never been this clear. it leaves your face feeling clean and refreshed and healed most of my acne. the consistency foams easily and rinses off well. definitely recommend !!!
Leaves skin clean...
polir from undisclosed
Leaves skin clean without over drying. My teenage son skin is looking great with use of this product. He even asked for another bottle once his first bottle finished.
Nic from Ny
Sad about this. Made my skin break out more
*This product was...
spectacularg from undisclosed
*This product was gifted to me* This was a really great cleanser! I used the entire bottle! I did have it leak a little when I first got it but I believe that was just an issue with shipping it out. This was really good for helping me manage my acne. I found that it kept breakouts over control. Since it has witch hazel it can be a bit drying but I never found it too drying. The consistency of the formula was great overall good product!
Bridget from Kansas City, MO
This is gentle but leaves my face feeling clean. I always go in with a cleansing balm first to remove makeup, sunscreen, etc., but this removes what's left of my makeup and whatever cleansing balm is left over. It is creamy but still foams up nicely. This does a nice job of helping to keep my skin clear and healthy.
Makes my skin tingle...
jessjen from undisclosed
Makes my skin tingle without burning. It's like a refreshing feeling and nice smell. Face feels clean after using
Lefty from undisclosed
I was kind of hesitant to get this, because I was worried it would be too stripping, but the reviews convinced me and I was excited to try it. I was pleasantly surprised at first, because my skin seemed to REALLY like it....for about a week. After that, it made my skin feel the worst it's ever felt from a product - my skin felt SO tight that it kind of felt like it was going to rip (I used Bliss' drench n quench moisturizer after which helped my skin feel better). My skin got really shiny, and by the time it was time to wash it for the evening, my skin was really oily and felt disgusting. I've since switched to a different cleanser, and my skin looks and feels MUCH better and I haven't had any issues with overproduction of oil lately.
katx33 from la
love this brand- obsessed w the micro foaming clenser and wanted to try this for my hormonal acne. both of my bottles of ea products had broken pumps. havent had this problem w the other 3 or 4 ive ordered so im super bummed :(
this product is very...
kaylees80 from undisclosed
this product is very affordable for how well it works. After the first time I used it my skin felt very soft. It has BHA and salicylic acid so it cleans your pores at a molecular level. ￼ Love this product so much￼!!
LIFE CHANGING RESULTS
Nicole from undisclosed
THIS . STUFF. WORKS! I have had acne from age 12 to 19 and can gladly say I won't be taking it with me to my 20s thanks to this stuff! I've used every product you can think of. This. This is the one.
MacyFowlkes from Glendale height, IL
I have been using this for months and I love it! I used to have very textured skin and with in a WEEK of using it all those bumps were gone! I AM OBSESSED!
Broken on arrival
K from Pittsburgh
The pump does not work properly. Have returned my product. I have sensitive skins and the gel is too harsh.
Brittany from Alabama
I really love this cleanser. Its gel, but it doesn't go on that way, it's super light weight & doesn't dry my face out. I love how thick & foamy it is.
Jenn from Los Angeles CA
Honestly this product is okay, it didn't really do anything for my skin. But i'm not saying that it's bad my experience will probably be way different than yours.
Found my new cleanser!
NatalieK from undisclosed
I wanted to give this new product a try and I'm so glad I did! My skin has never been clearer! There were a few days where I had to wear a mask for 8 hours and I feared I would break out, but this cleanser has helped keep my skin clean, clear, and smooth. I have NEVER seen these results with any kind of cleanser, not even medicated.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because my skin tends to feel a little tight and dry after using it. I have combination skin and typically where it's not oily is where it feels tight and dry. But so far it's nothing my favorite moisturizer won't fix.
Stinks and dries out skin
Ashley from Alachua, Fl
This face wash is not my favorite. It smells like something I would clean my bath tub with, leaves my face super dry, and is really thick. :(
I would buy this product again and again
Madi from New jersey
I wash my face in the morning and at night with this product. I highly recommend buying this product
Lives up to expectations :)
EliannaP from undisclosed
This cleanser is the perfect addition to my daily routine, along with the other clear genius products. So far I've enjoyed using it and it has lived up to my expectations. It leaves my skin feeling clean and looking clear every day. If you're looking for a basic cleanser, I highly recommend this one.
made me breakout
skylarv from undisclosed
Ever since I've started using this product my face has broken out really badly. I waited a few weeks to see if it would go away but it hasn't and now it's too late to return the products. :(
Kelsey from Orlando, FL
I use this morning and night as a cleanser. It's so gentle yet gets the job done. Does not dry out the face either, and has helped with breakouts by keeping my skin so clean.
Al from ND
This cleanser and entire clear genius line works wonders for my sensitive skin!!