Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review So glad I tried it!
I have had a problem with sensitive, itchy, red blotchy skin that was prone to red bumps. I used soap for sensitive skin and would occasionally try different products but they ALWAYS made the symptoms worse. I decided to try Aveeno Calming Foaming Cleanser figuring it wouldn't work either, What a pleasant surprise. After using it just once there was less redness and no itching. The redness was always at its worst after showering. I've used it for only a week now but I have not had one red bump, no itching or redness!
This is an unbelievably great product. Do not hesitate to try this if you are like me and afraid to try something new on your problem skin. It is amazing!
Most Helpful Critical Review Bring Back the Cream Cleanser!!!!!
I have very dry sensitive skin, and the only product that worked for me was the Ultra Calming Cream Cleanser. I was extremely upset when I was informed that this product has been discontinued. I am now reluctantly using the Foaming Cleanser, and I find it to be a bit drying, and definitely not as calming as the cream cleanser was. Please bring back the cream cleanser so I can have beautiful flawless skin again.
Reviewed by 370 customers Only Use for Makeup Removal
TayPo from Mesa, AZ
I don't use this product for everyday use, as it's quite pricey. However, I do use it to take off my makeup and it works better than most other products out there. My only complaint is that I feel it takes A LOT of cleanser to really do the job. That's why I only use this wash on days where I've applied makeup (which is rare since COVID).
unable to use
Jangee from Texas
my son has sensitive skin & its red sometimes. this dried out his face.
olivia20 from Philadelphia
After using this product, my skin began to burn and resulted in a rash and bumps ALL over my face. Will not be purchasing again.
Give this a try!
Nessa from Riverside, CA
I was hesitant about trying this product because of the foaming consistency. I'm so used to gel like consistencies but I am so happy I decided to give this a try. I use it in the mornings and I've definitely noticed it calm my redness. I will also try to use it at night. It leaves my skin pretty soft and not dry. It also removes my eyebrow make up very well. Literally 2-3 pumps is enough for the whole face and part of the neck.
magie from undisclosed
my fav cleanser so sensitive skin. very good product definitely recommend
Gave me pimples
May from Saint Paul, MN
I bought this hoping it would leave my skin feeling refreshed. This product gave me pimples on the side of my face :( I have sensitive combination skin. Doesnt work well for me. Made my face feel itchy too.
Skin feels silky smooth
Soft and foamy from 65810
This foaming face wash feels so soft and doesn't have a strong fragrance at all. it immediately takes my makeup off and leaves my face feeling very soft.
Really terrible experience
Mari0 from undisclosed
I used this face wash and almost immediately my face began to burn and turn bright red. I now had bumps all over my face, my face is dry and itchy. I'm not sure what harsh chemical is causing this reaction but I feel very mislead with this product. I would not recommend, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Kohtah from New york
I used the makeup remover wipes first (stung my face!) then followed with this wash. The consistency is so thin and I did not appear nor feel clean. Will return.
I wouldn't buy
Kirsten from Michigan
I'm not one that typically reviews things, but I am trying to review more knowing that I always rely on the reviews. I have some redness on my face, so I took the ulta quiz and stated that I wanted to decrease redness, so this was one of the suggestions. It also suggested the face moisturizer as well.
After using this for about a month, my face started burning, specifically in the red areas and making my face more red. I thought that it was the moisturizer, but even when I don't use the moisturizer, it still burns my face. I really wanted this to work but am disappointed. I personally will not be buying again.
Formulation Change Destroying My Skin
Jdk512 from Chicago
I bought a new bottle and noted the updated label. I started using the new bottle before my old bottle ran out, since when you get close to the end, nothing comes out despite not being empty yet. Nothing else changed in my skin care "routine" at all (I don't wear makeup and only wash and moisturize), except this new bottle. Suddenly, I have dry patches and irritation all over my face and am breaking out for the first time in years. I don't understand it because the ingredient list is very similar when compared side-by-side. I'm very disappointed and guess I have to find a new face wash after using this for... 5, 6 years.
My go-to cleanser!
Changtum from Quincy
My mom and my grandma and great grandma have always trusted Aveeno, so when it came to be the time when I could buy things myself I tried many brands and have had many dissappointments and I learned why they all chose Aveeno.
The first thing I tried was the foaming cleanser..its amazing. It makes my skin feel so fresh and clean and smooth..and when I feel/see a blemish coming, I give it extra attention and its typically gone within the hour or by the next day if it's a stubborn one and if it's a large bump I can literally feel it shrinking and soften.
I was using a different moisturizer and I needed more so I looked to the other ultra-calming products and got the daily moisturizer and saw theres a gel cleanser and wondered the difference, someone else said they think the foaming cleanser is a little drying so they now use the gel cleanser, but still use the foaming cleanser to just reset the face because they love it.
I have some dry areas on my face so I thought I'd try the gel cleanser too and see if that would help with dryness.
The first time I got the foaming cleanser I didnt have a problem with the pump at all, then after that I would experience sticking almost halfway through the product with several bottles but apparently it has since been fixed so I'll find out because I need to get more anyways!
I loved it!
Nicole from Brooklyn NY
I use this product when I wake up, and leaves my skin really clean and refreshed. It's really thin and I like that because you can take it off smoothly. And I was really amazed because it really take off all of your make up!,
Really does reduce redness
natalie from Garland, TX
I don't normally leave reviews on products, but I have mild rosacea and struggle with major redness and flushing (especially on my cheeks), I saw this as a recommended product and it really does work! After only using once last night I have already had redness and flushing dramatically reduced after so long of feeling like nothing worked. If you have sensitive skin and are looking to feel clean and reduce redness or irritation, this is the perfect product to try!!
No stinging in my sensitive eyes!
Disneygal from San Diego
It removes my makeup, except for the most stubborn waterproof stuff. It takes that off, too, but requires too much scrubbing.
I can use it on my eye makeup and get no stinging or irritation in my eyes!
Doesn't leave my skin feeling tight or make it red!
A keeper, especially at this price!
This Product Brought Back My Confidence
Brie from Covina, CA
I woke up with an insane breakout all over my face that turned out to be a rash. The prescription steroid cream I needed was taking forever to get shipped to my pharmacy so in the meantime I picked this guy up. It helped restore the texture of my skin and took away the redness. My skin had been fully restored by the time my cream was ready for pick up. It took away acne that I've developed since hitting my early/mid 20s. Goodbye expensive cleanser that makes me break out! I paired this with the ultra-calming moisturizer.
I would buy this product again. It removes my makeup and day
Tae from Chicago
I used this face wash after wearing makeup or just to cleanse after my day in the sun and environment
My_Beauty_Charm from pennsylvania
I get redness somewhat like rosea on my cheeks for years of my life and this product has definitely accomplished a big positive difference. My skin color is also more balanced and clear. Nothing ever worked.
It is a very soft foamy gentle cleanser, not very soapy.
Great Product TERRIBLE PUMP!
JLHeum from East Northport NY
I have been using this product for two weeks now. It is exactly what it claims- gentle and non irritating. However what IS irritating is the foam dispensing pump. It does not pop back up after depressing it to pump out the product, and has to be pulled manually. This is very irritating and makes it extremely difficult to easily use the product. Although I do like this product I am running out of patience struggling with this defective pump dispenser. I have read other reviewers who are having similar problems. It is time for Aveeno to improve the dispensing mechanism of an otherwise very good face cleaner.
The pump is such an issue!!!
Vogelstef from Ann Arbor
The cleanser is amazing but the pump is impossible! I've bought several bottles of this and we know it's not the cheapest- for 2/3 of the pumps to stop working and then you can't use the product as it is a foam- taking the lid off is simply not an option! I am beyond frustrated with this. I finally found something that works very well for me to just be disappointed about the bottle/pump issue! I'm thinking I may just have to find another foaming calming line at this point. I pair this with the calming moisturizer and don't really want to change up too much but if I find another brand that offers both I'll go that route!
Aveeno Ultra Calming cleanser has improved pump
Emlyn from Tucson, AZ
In the past, the pump would start to stick about 1/2 of product. I wrote to J & J and they have totally improved the pump. Now, I am almost finished with product, sometimes put pump (opening down) under hot water for 10 seconds, pump has never been stuck!!!!
Love this cleanser, but I Hate the pump!
Dogzilla from Tigard
I purchased two bottles of the Aveeno ultra calming cleanser, and I love it! It really is a very gentle cleanser, especially for people like me who have rosacea. Unfortunately, the pump stopped working several weeks after I purchased both of the bottles. So, I recommend the cleanser, but not the pump!
I LOVE this wash!
Madison from Pennsylvania
I recently bought this product to try as I am a long time user of their regular foaming face wash and I am in LOVE! I have combination skin and this does a really nice job of giving me that clean feeling without drying out my skin.
A true foam
Manders from GR
This is a true foam - it comes out of the pump foam, very light , and I do recommend not to try to lather in hand - since it is already foam, lathering before applying to face is almost impossible , and a waste of product and time . Apply directly to face .
I am mature, I have sensitive skin , and get some dry, flaky , red areas. This product does not irritate me - but I can sense a slight tingle .
I wonder ,and worry about and why a product for sensitive skin would have a tingle at all ?
I have auto immune issues, and when I have a flare up, one of the symptoms is the red, flaky dry patches. I look for, and try to use products that do not contain ingredients that could potentially make matters worse. This may irritate others even more sensitive than I.
Pros - cleanses well. Takes off make up on those lighter made up days, or with mineral make ups. Cleanses well of my other skin products.
My skin does not feel over dry, or tight.
Easy to use , the pump works great.
I feel the price is good as a BOGO . I am a bargain hunter of brands, and prestige , and I would always gladly pay on sale or as a BOGO.
Best product I've ever used!
JoMar29 from Delray Beach
I bought this Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleaner about 3 weeks ago, I have to say this is an awesome product!! I never write reviews, good or bad. It's usually not worth my time. I just HAD to review this. Within about 3 days of using this, my face felt baby-soft. Totally unbelievable. I've tried several cleansers over the years, and this is the best by far. I've used cleansers that cost approximately 3 times as much and none ever made my skin feel so soft & clean. Absolutely no dryness or redness. Just perfect! Please don't change this formula or discontinue making it! I will buy this the rest of my life - seriously!