Rated 4.26 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Truly gentle for the skin barrier with luxury texture
I bought this cleanser in my local Ulta after seeing it there several times and waiting to see how others were reviewing and getting along with it. I was very impressed with the ingredients; it is difficult to find a gentle milk cleanser that is truly acne safe! Or really any cleanser for that matter. I have just finished a protocol with Roccoco Botanicals to heal my skin barrier and was looking for something to maintain my clear skin and continue to cleanse effectively without stripping the barrier I had just built back up. The value for money here is incredible, I thought at first it was just too good! I decided to buy it and I am so grateful I did. I do not use any foaming cleansers because I have inflammatory acne prone skin post childbirth. My skin is rather normal with oil control and can tend to be on the dry side at times. This cleanser isn't the most hydrating, but it rinses off like a gel and leaves no residue on my skin. It is a white milky-gel with about a medium viscosity. It is just right really and spreads on the skin really well, damp or dry. I wouldn't recommend for makeup removal, this is a skin cleanser not a remover! I use Bioderma Sensibo H2O to remove makeup and go in with this on dry skin, then add a few drops of water on my fingers after working it in about 30 seconds dry. I use in the morning also and apply it on my dry skin and leave it as a mask for a few minutes in effort to benefit form the niacinamide and ceramides in it, then rinse. It leaves my skin soft but also feeling cleansed, without any squeakyness, dry tightness, or dullness often accompanied by cleansers. I have noticed that this helps maintains my skin barrier well since my skin isn't red or pink after cleansing. I would absolutely recommend this for every skin, especially acne prone since there are no real clogging ingredients in this apart from the Tocopherol which is not only last on the list, but is getting rinsed off. Prefer this over my Glossier Milky Jelly!
Most Helpful Critical Review Makes face burn.
Did some research before picking up this item at my local Ulta, only to find out that it makes my face feel really hot when it touches the skin, and even hotter when I run it under water to rinse it off. I'm not sure which ingredient in the bottle is causing the burning sensation, so I would only recommend it to those who know for sure that none of the ingredients on the label will irritate them, because it really did a great job of cleansing my skin and making it feel comfortable after drying. I just can't get past the burning feeling during washing every single time.
Reviewed by 251 customers Love this cleanser.
SaritaM from Sylmar CA
It works nicely on my sensitive skin.
Burns the eyes
Britney from LA
I ordered online and The product came with a broken pump and the product was everywhere. The cleanser itself burned my eyes which surprised me considering it's a gentle cleanser. I cannot wash my eye makeup off with this because it burns so much every time I use it. Yes my eyes are closed when I wash my face. Still burns
Definitely buying again!
Ellie from New York
I love this product. The ingredients are amazing and it has a good rating from EWG. I never knew what I was missing before this. My skin feels so soft after washing and it doesn't feel tight at all. What I love the most is that it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. It has no fragrance and my acne has been getting better. I would recommend to everyone.
no more dryness
phoebe from millersville, maryland
i recently switched to this cleanser because foaming cleansers tend to dry out my skin a lot and I don't regret it. perfect for people who have dry to super dry skin
I love this product soo much.
Nadiya from New York
I've been using this product for only a week but I've seen results right away. I use it with The Ordinary niacinamide twice a day. I would highly recommend this product!
anonymous from Tucson, AZ
I have very sensitive skin and have been using it for the last couple of years. I love the way it cleanses and how nice my skin feels afterward.
Doesn't do much
emm123 from Bethesda,MD
Title says it all, it doesn't do much. It doesn't leave me feeling moisturized or excessively dry. It does however leave a kind of soapy film on my face that I notice when I try to apply lactic acid or toner on after cleansing my face. I'm glad it wasn't too expensive and I won't buy it again.
It's lovely would repurchase
Skincarelover from Los Angeles
To me it's an upgrade from Cetaphil. It's similar to cetaphil in a sense where it doesn't soap up and it stays creamy. But it's more luxurious because it feels more hydrating and rich. It is very gentle. I really enjoy this in the mornings when I want something more than a splash of water but less intense then a soapy cleanser. I probably wouldn't use this to remove makeup or after removing makeup, I would want something a little more effective to take off makeup residue.
Perfect for sensitive skin
Danielle18 from Chicago, IL
I was using the cerave hydrating cleanser, but noticed my skin looking a bit dull and textured. I switched to this on a whim and I am loving the results. It's very gentle yet cleanses my skin very well. My skin is looking much brighter and smooth ever since switching to this cleanser. I have extremely sensitive and dry skin.
Personally I believe that the cerave hydrating cleanser might have been too hydrating for my skin. This cleanser is still very hydrating, but less than the cerave cleanser
I like the formula because it makes my skin feel very soft.
tuhi from Tucson
I like the formula because it makes my skin feel very soft.
B from Wisconsin
CeraVe hydrating cleanser seemed to be sold out everywhere, so I decided to try this for the time being. I like it much better! It's slightly more watery than the CeraVe cleanser but is more gentle, and I love that it has niacinamide in it. My skin looks more clear, balanced, and hydrated with this cleanser. Definitely is not the best at taking off makeup so you'll need to double cleanse if you wear makeup (I use a cleansing balm first).
Love this stuff
BK from VA
I have dry skin that is relatively sensitive. I always thought my skin was so red after the shower because that's just what happens when my face gets wet but it was actually bright red from using harsh face washes. I love this stuff. It's gentle and fragrance free. It works great as a second step in my double cleanse. It gets off probably about 98% of my makeup from the day. It doesn't dry me out or leave me red and tight. Because I have dry skin I only use it once a day at night, but that's enough for me.
Buttercup from Michigan
My dermatologist gave me samples, I was thinking more samples that don't work, I have rosacea, and just after the first use, I was very excited, no tightness, redness or dtyness!
I don't recommend this product for sensitive skin
Jojo from NY
I've been using Cerave Hydrating Facial Cleansers for at least 2 years with great results. Decided to try this new cleanser on a whim. After 2 days of use, with all other factors being the same, and my face stung really bad. I don't consider this gentle and I don't recommend it.
Deek from Miami
I used to be a very loyal follower of Cetaphil until I realized that they had parabens in them and that the pH was much higher. I heard a lot of good things about Laroche-Posay while I was looking for a cleanser and decided to give this a try. I have combination skin and this works wonders to keep my skin hydrated. It is very gentle. Doesn't foam. Has no scent. So far so good.
I use this face wash everyday
Barb from Seattle wa
I love this gentle face wash. I use it daily. It smells nice and makes face feel so nice.
Chris P. from Delaware
I really like this cleanser because it's fragrance-free with limited ingredients. It's gentle but effectively without being overly drying. I use this alone, or as a second cleanse after a cleansing cream or cleansing oil. It's also nice as a morning cleanser. Drier skin types might want a cleanser with more emollients, but it's an all-around good cleanser for nearly any skin type.
melodyoctoghost from PA
If you're looking for a gentle face wash, this is the best of the affordable cleansers. Easily as good as more pricey ones. My boyfriend and I both love it--he's got oily, acne prone yet sensitive skin, and my skin is easygoing. I use with micellar water to remove makeup
I always have this on hand.
wanderlust8 from Florida
I have both Rosacea & Psoriasis (currently in remission). When I had a bad Psoriasis flare-up, this cleanser didn't irritate my skin. I also felt that it cleansed my skin thoroughly, unlike other "too gentle" products that made it feel like I hadn't washed my face in days!
Didn't work for my skin
Cj from Wisconsin
I think this product has great ingredients and potential to work for a lot of people! My dermatologist actually recommended this cleanser to me to use along with my acne medications and creams. Every time I applied this I immediately felt a burning sensation. This happened every single time. I think if my skin wasn't so sensitive due to the prescription products I would have no problem with it. I would say if you have skin that easily stings or is very sensitive to maybe avoid, or try if you are able to return.
Absolutely The Best
cj97 from Indianapolis
I had always dealt with very oily skin- bring in tretinoin cream and the face washes I once swore by to mop up my oils now made my face dry and tight. Bought this cleanser and will never use anything else. Always thoroughly cleanses without drying or making my skin flaky or tight. Absolutely love it!
Lulu belle from Princeton Junction nj
Loved this product. Soft skin
Kasey. P from undisclosed
Amazing! So gentle and doesn't strip my skin! Will be repurchasing
Very effective cleanser!
ShanR from OH
This thoroughly cleans without stripping and leaves my face feeling so soft. Great value too!
Luv-Ing so far
YveH from Atlanta,GA
Received sample in Ulta gift with purchase skin promo! I have autoimmune condition called Dermatomyositis. It affects your skin and muscles. Skin can appear red and dull. I'm African American and have tried close to every major facial line on the market! I've used sample for the past 1.5 weeks and my skin has a glow looks healthy! I read reviews b4 repurchasing. Although I wear makeup on a daily basis, I opt'd to continue using a different product to remove make-up and but use this cleanser after and again in the morning. So far my skin glows, is soft and is brighter. I have blackheads around my bottom lip that appear smaller in size and the areas on my nose and chin where I can typically squeeze that yucky yellowish "good oil" from is at a minimum. Unfortunately This product has been out of stock at Ulta so I purchased some place else along with the Ultra Night Moisturizer and so far luving both products!