Rated 4.21 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 284 customers Irritates skin
Machri from Bellevue, WA
Not for me. Everyone is racing about this for sensitive, dry skin, but it did not work for me at all: it irritates my skin as soon as it touches it and leaves it super dry and flakey afterwards. It is supposed to not strip your skin but that's exactly what it does. Gave two instead of one stars because it is working very well for my husband, who has dry and oily combination skin, but definitely not for sensitive skin as advertised.
Gentle and Nice
MP from CA
I had tried the CERAVE cleanser bc of Hyram but it wasn't doing anything for me, it just felt like rubbing lotion all over my face but this one makes my skin feel so clean and moisturized after!! I haven't been breaking out as much too
not for my skin
nova from ?
I think this cleanser is too gentle for me. I feel like it doesn't clean my skin enough. since I've been using it I've broken out bad, like freshman in high-school bad. the only time I've had this much acne was when I was 14.
Snesbear from MN
I am 33f and I have dry skin like no other in a dry climate. I don't know what this is. But it's amazing. I tried all sorts of face cleansers. They all left me with dry skin, feeling tight, didn't remove my makeup, or I broke out in acne.
Not this though!!! It does not cause dry spots or acne nor does my skin feel dry with it. It's great and I plan on constantly repurchasing until it's discontinued.
New favorite facial cleanser
anonymous from Nashville, TN
An effective facial cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin. My face feels soft and smooth afterwards. The price is also good and is comparable to other cleansers I've used in the past. I would definitely buy again.
The worst experience!!!
Elle from Texas
As everyone was raving about this cleanser, I decided to try it out but please be aware that after using it only three times I heavily broke out and got tiny bumps everywhere on my skin! This was the absolute worst!!
Kyleigh from CA
Cleansers usually dry my skin out so badly and my skin will feel so tight after cleansing. This doesn't give me that feeling but it still cleanses my skin well! I do usually pre-cleanse with micellar water to remove makeup before using this.
Gave me bumpy skin
Sad from Ohio
My face never breaks out. I used this once and I have small bumps all over my face that got worse after a second use.
Drew from Atlanta, Ga
Its a really good cleanser and the consistency of it is a gel. It doesn't leave my skin feeling like dry out or anything. My skin type now is normal and a little oily in my t-zone.
anonymous from los angeles
favorite cream for me and my babies. smell
isn't the best but not terrible
Sara from Washington, DC
I received a sample of this cleanser and it quickly became a favorite. I have sensitive skin and not only was it gentle and soothing, but my skin became clearer. My only thing is my skin tends to the oily side, so I'm going to try the cleanser for oily skin. I did recommend this to a friend who fell in love with it too.
Maria from Rochester, MN
I loveeee this cleanser! I have dry and sensitive skin and this hydrates it and makes it feel better. I am excited to use it during the winter bc that's when my skin is the driest but so far, it's been great! Will be buying it again.
Bekki from Sioux Falls
I love how my skin felt after using this! The pared down ingredients and NO FRAGRANCE are perfect for my ultra sensitive skin
Excellent for sensitive skin
anonymous from Los Angeles, California
I have rosacea, discolored skin, combination skin, and extremely sensitive skin that causes me to break out frequently. This is the first product I've ever used in 15+ years that doesn't give me pimples, rashes, dry out my skin, or make my textured skin rougher. This paired with the Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer works absolute miracles for people with trouble skin like mine! 10/10 would recommend AND buy again.
Did not work!
Cj from Denver
I saw the hype on TickTock so decided to try it. It was sold out forever and I finally got my hands on it but it broke me out so bad and I gave it a full 6 to 8 weeks and my skin never recovered I had to transfer back to Cerave
reviewer from cali
it's a pretty good cleanser. i don't see much change on my face but it does foam up with the right amount of water mixed to it.
Burned my skin!!!!
Megumn from Minneapolis
This product burns my skin. I heard great things and was really excited to buy it. I have dry sensitive skin so this was supposed to be one of the best face washes you could get. I used it for about 4 weeks to try and give it the best chance and see if the burning feeling would go away but it didn't. I can feel it burning as I'm washing my face and then this is what my face looks like after every shower. Very disappointed and do NOT recommend.
Florida girl from Florida
It's easy to use - pump container.
It does what it says
July from SC
Use to use CeraVe hydrating cleanser but switch to this one because I felt like the hydrating cleanser from CeraVe wasn't cleansing my face. LRP was, because the cleanser actually cleans my face without stripping my natural oils I find that using other cleansers basically foaming cleansers strip my skin and cause my skin to be very dry causing overproduction of oils making my skin oily. Good product for a great price. Don't sleep on this chicas.
anonymous from Sacramento, CA
Love this cleanser. Cleans skin while keeping my face hydrated. You get a lot for your money.
Absolutely love this!
Hali from Houston
I wash my face once a day because everything was drying it out, and I couldn't understand why. A quiz recommended this product and it was so worth the buy! It's hydrating and doesn't have a scent (which I love) so I'm happy!
Abby from Ohio
I do like this cleanser. It works well. I typically use the cerave hydrating cleanser but wanted to switch it up. I still prefer the cerave over this! This cleanser burns my eyes and the cerave one doesn't do that.
Love this Cleanser!!!
Pamela from Chicago
This my new favorite cleanser. It exceeded my expectations. Large size bottle with a pump too. I will continue to purchase.
The only cleanser I will buy
Ash from Tx
This cleanser is amazing. My skin has cleared up since switching to this from Cerave. If you compare the two's ingredient list you can probably see why. Cerave has a lot of chemicals in it compared to this one. I love it so much. No smell, no drying effect, and you barely need any to cover your whole face which means it lasts forever.
Kayla from Michigan
I haven't used this for very long but so far I'm impressed. I've used the Cerave hydrating cleanser for a while and didn't love it. I decided to try this instead and I'm glad I did! It hasn't irritated my sensitive skin and seems to work well.