Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
I found out that this cleanser has the exact same ingredients as the women's city block purifying charcoal cleansing gel (but you get a little more in this bottle for a 50 cent difference), so my husband and I both use this cleanser. I can see a visible difference in the blackheads, especially on my nose. My pores appear much smaller and the number of blackheads are reduced. The cleanser itself is a black gel that foams into a white lather so it doesn't leave a stain on your washcloths. I highly recommend this.
Clinique claims this item is "allergy tested." If so, they are not telling you that it failed the test. The product is full of Methylisothiazolinone (and a second related compound.) These substances were declared the 2013 Contact Allergen of the Year by the American Contact Dermatitis Society. Clinique -- shame on you for putting one of the worst known allergens in a product you claim is 'allergy tested!"
Shelly from Fox valley, Illinois
My husband is bald so this balances his head and face. No breakouts. No shine. Just a good clean. He does need a light moisturizer on his face after. It does leave him tight without it but he likes a moisturizer anyway.
Kiwilynn84 from Lavale, MD
I bought this product because I had seen where other women with oily skin conditions had bought this and had success and I love charcoal based products. I didn't have much luck with this. I wash my face in the morning and evening and by the time to wash it again rolled around it was always extremely oily. I'm even starting to have acne breakouts again.
Chris from Clarkston, MI
It doesn't clean my face completely. Seems to leave it only somewhat clean. Will be returning it.
Bt from Syracuse
I've tried dozens of cleansers and this is the one I keep coming back to. My face feels clean without being completely stripped when I use it. It's worth the price and more.
Drying from Madison Heights, VA
My husband, who has oily skin, said this made his skin so dry and tight. Very disappointed.
Carrie from PA
Started using this cleanser to help with my oily skin and sebaceous hyperplasia. I feel like my pore size is reduced and the sebaceous hyperplasia is considerably less noticeable. This does not dry out my skin at all. I definitely recommend for anyone with oily skin.
HADBLANCO from Warner Robins Georgia
Great product that I rub on my face to get rid of oils and dirt....plus clear out my pours in my face. Feels great when I apply the eye cream anti fatigue with SPF15 and the anti age facial cream. Highly recommend all of them to be honest
Andy from California
Really love this face wash and a little goes a long way. Doesn't feel harsh and doesn't dry up my face like some cheaper options do. A must have for my everyday routine
Lauren from New York
I really wanted to love this cleanser. It lathers so well and feels AMAZING when you're rubbing it on your skin. But that's where the good things end :(
My skin is so itchy, tight, and dry now, when it's normally oily. I think I'd rather my skin produce enough oil to run a restaurant where everything is deep fried than feel this tightness.
DachsieMom from Minnesota
My husband specifically asked me to order this product for him, after he tried a sample size and felt it was a good cleanser. He has never asked me to buy anything similar like that before so he really felt it provided a good through pore cleansing.
Skinny from Washington, DC
Flyer from Iowa
use it every morning in the shower
Elizabeth from Florida
Yes, I know this was meant for men, but I received it as a sample and fell in love with the product. I am light-fair skin that easily gets blotchy and breakouts. After a full day of wearing wakeup, this product cleans and my face feels refreshed. I have combination skin, so it doesn't dry my skin out or leave an abundance of oil. I obtain whiteheads easily, but with this product, it helps make them go away and stay away. All it takes is this product and a face cloth, so it's extremely easy to use and keep up with maintaining a clean face. Additionally, I liked that this is a charcoal product that doesn't leave a leftover charcoal residue.
T from Clarkville, TN
I use this product in the am and pm to remove makeup and oil. It's wonderful. It's gentle on my face and doesn't dry it out. I'm in my 50's and have trouble finding skin care that cleans my oily skin without drying it out. I imagine it would work well for all skin types.
Ed from Michigan
I have tried so many various face washes. They either didn't clean enough or left my face and hands dry. This is the first face wash I can actually feel working! You don't need much at all of it either which is awsome!! I've had it for 3 days and I can feel a difference, even hours upon hours after use. I highly recommend this!!
Dan from Darien Il
After using this to wash my face, it felt great
flyleilah from philadelphia, pa
this past summer, i bought this on a whim for my 21-year-old brother, who's only skincare routine was salicylic acid on the occasional pimple. after a little bit of arm twisting, i showed him how to use it and dropped the subject. today he tells me that his bottle is almost empty, and he's been using the face wash almost every day! he says it gives a really refreshing feeling and makes his skin feel smoother. his skin type is normal, slightly oily in the summer.
Niciskg2 from Baxter, MN
I tried to get my husband to try something else and he literally asked for this by name. He doesn't even know the name of his deodorant or shampoo
Super Wife from San Jacinto, CA
Easy to use and effective product. Great for shave bumps and occasional break outs.
Jess from Cedar Rapids, Iowa
I bought this because it was on sale once. Ever since then I've been using it and I have seen very few breakouts.
Stefanie from Virginia Beach
I got this for my husband who is very picky. He got a sample in one of my orders and he absolutely loved it! He is even more picky than me. He said he feels refreshed and his skin feels soft after he uses it
Cori from South Dakota
JD from Philadelphia
One of the best cleansers I've ever used.
Ls from VA
I bought this for my boyfriend it works great. Its very effective, his skin has gotten smoother and clearer.
Jessicas from El Paso Tx
Helps my pores an acne 💯💯💋💋💖💖💖