Rated 4.42 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 349 customers Great
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.
ConnoisseurofProducts from Sac., CA
Works in my acne. Generous portion. It is costly but worth the s as mount received.
Cleansing Gel from Minot, ND
Was given as a gift last year and this is the best cleansing gel I have ever used. My face and pores look great.
Mombie from PNW
Bought during 21 days of beauty and am so happy I did. Love the smell, cleans perfectly but doesn't dry my skin out and it's safe to use with my lash extensions. Full price seemed a bit high before I tried it but I will continue to purchase even at full price because you only need a small amount so the bottle lasts forever!
One of my staples!
Christine from Baltimore, MD
I love this! I am in my late 30's and keeping my skin looking young has turned into an obsession (lol). I have VERY sensitive skin, have a very oily T zone, and very dry patches in other areas. I cannot use this every day or it will dry my skin out to much. So I use this 2-3 times a week and it helps keep my skin clear and glowing without being to abrasive.
Lindsey from Indiana
Love love and love! I wish it was fragrance free but other then that it's a great product! Makes my skin feel amazing!
Gave me dry skin
Liv from Indiana
This cleanser completely dried out my skin. I have always had oily skin so the fact that this product was strong enough to really dry it out the way it did is upsetting. I had dry patches around my nose & my chin. Waste of money.
beebuzzzzin from WA
I immediately loved the smell of this!
I did not notice the bottle says for all skin types except sensitive until I was using it for the first time. Well they aren't joking. I had no problems, so I continued using it. About a week and a half in, I started noticing my skin drying out. Didn't think much of it because the weather getting cooler. A couple more days went by and I got a couple of pimples...like deep, painful ones. That happens once or twice a year, so I continued using it. I started noticing about one new pimple everyday. I was getting them on my forehead, jawline, cheeks. UGH! Luckily I had a travel size Dermalogica cleanser sitting around, so I tried that and my skin cleared in three days!! Back to Dermalogica, which I love, but I so badly wanted this to help with my aging skin.
Pretty Good On One Use
Fairy from Oklahoma
I had this sample for awhile and decided to try it. I used it as my cleanser to wash my face, because I use a different one to cleanse my makeup off, and I love the soft and smooth lather of the ptr. I am actually quite surprised. I figured it would leave a sticky residue and feel greasy, but it did not. I really like it. I have sensitive skin and it didn't irriate me.
Not for sensitive skin!
MnNice from MN
I love products from Peter Thomas Roth, but this cleanser makes my entire face bright red. I have slightly sensitive skin, but I have never seen a cleanser cause such a reaction. I'm disappointed because this was a gift. I'll have to return it.
Y from USA
Really like it
Giselle from Hanscom, MA
I Put it in the shower and keep it until I'm done. I like how my face feels after using it.
Best soap ever
Og from Florida
This soap leaves your skin feeling clean and feeling fresh
Sweetpea from Hendersonville, Tn
This is the best facial cleanser I've ever used. While washing it tingles. Feels so good. When you rinse it leave your skin feeling rejuvenated, soft and moisturizer. I absolutely love it!!!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE
PJH from Houston
I love how clean my face feels. I love how my skin feels.. I use this with my Clarisonic Mia... every night! My moisturizer really absorbs in afterwards! My all time favorite facial cleanser!
Nice smell, good texture
Jen from WI
I bought this on a whim because it was 1/2 off. The size is nice and it smells great. I alternate between this and the glow recipe blueberry bounce cleanser. Both are effective at cleaning and gently exfoliating. This one has a slightly better price if purchasing both at full price based upon the size.
Doglovr from Bakersfield