Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally something that REALLY WORKS!!
This cleanser really does clean your skin. That should be a given for any cleanser, but it's not. The last 4 cleansers I have tried (all from expensive brands)have left makeup on my skin after cleansing (I'm talking cleansing for 2-4min using a Clairsonic AFTER using a makeup remover!), and I don't wear very much makeup. So to find a cleanser that does what it's supposed to do is exciting. Besides actually doing it's job and cleaning my skin, it hasn't dried out my skin even though it seems to thoroughly remove oil. My skin looks more toned after using it.
I bought this cleanser as part of the Pore Prescription Set, along with Cold Plasma and the Advanced Evening Repair. I started using all of the products at the same time. I use the entire Pore Prescription Set in the AM, applying Cold Plasma after the toner and before the pore treatment. In PM I use this cleanser, the toner, Cold Plasma, then Advanced Evening Repair. I don't know which of these products is doing the heavy lifting, or if they all just work brilliantly together, but after 3 weeks of following this regimen, my skin has NEVER looked better!
From the time I turned 19 until today (I'm 35) I have had uneven, splotchy skin. I have struggled with cyctic hormonal breakouts, stress breakouts, enlarged pores, and blackheads on my nose and cheeks. Not only do I always have at least two huge pimples to cover up at any given time, usually more, but now I'm getting wrinkles on my forhead and around my nose. My skin can go from oily in the summer to extrememly dry in the winter. And the last couple of months it got even worse. Not only did I have the usual cyctic acne, but my forehead and both jaws become covered with tiny red pimples. And absolutely nothing I tried would make them disapear. Three weeks ago when I started this regimen, my skin had never looked worse. I have spent thousands of dollars over the years ( from drugstore brands like Neutrogena, Clean & Clear, Proactive, and Roc to more expensive brands, B. Kamins, Erno Lazlo, Dr. Hauschka, Murad, DDF, Skinscuenticals, La Roche Posey, Avene, Somme, Dermalogica, Skin Medica, Bliss, Kiehls, and Dr. Brandt. As well as prescription Glycolic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, and retinol. I've also tried antibiotics and birth control pills)trying to find something that will give me the clear, even toned skin of my dreams.
I was a little nervous that this system wasn't going to work because I didn't start seeing results right away (within a week-I know, I'm an inpatient person) and all of these products were ridiculously expensive. In fact, for the first couple of weeks my skin became even more oily. By week two though, all of my cyctic pimples deep down in my skin were gone. I could feel new ones come up under the skin, but they would shrink and disappear within a couple of days and never broke the surface or became visible enough to need to cover with makeup. Also in week two, the breakout of tiny red pimples all over my forehead and jaw that had been there for two months started to disapear. It's week three and I am so happy to say I do not have ONE pimple anywear on my face, the pores on my nose and cheeks are smaller and completely clear of blackheads, the fine lines on my forhead are less visible, and my skin is more even toned than it has ever been been. I am so excited. I can't stop looking at myself in the mirror!
I don't know if these products or this specific regimen will work for everyone, and I know they are really expensive, but this has worked for me when nothing else has. I will spend less on clothes, bags, eating out, travel...anything, to be able to afford to keep using these products. I have wished for nice skin for 16 years and now I have it. That's worth it to me.
Most Helpful Critical Review By far it works!
By far I am satisfied with this product even after having doubts about its DMAE content. I have been using it for less than a week, thus the 3 stars. Felt tightening and total dryness the first time I used it, but after putting on my regular toner and serum (other brands), the Esther Vit C and Chloro Plasma, my skin felt smooth and hydrated.
Reviewed by 123 customers Holy grail!!!
Leah from Indiana
I won't buy another cleanser ever again. If you're debating buying this, GET IT NOW.
New Packaging, but still a great cleanser
s from Georgia
This is gentle, but removes makeup. I really liked the pump bottle. I hate that they went to this style of packaging, but still repurchased. If you like fresh soy facial cleanser or philosophy purity cleanser, you might want to try this one. This replaced those for me.
I would buy this product again.
Susan from Undisclosed
I use this product every night to cleanse my face. It removes all makeup and does not dry out my skin. My face feels clean, smooth, and soft. I haven't notice any changes yet regarding sun damage but I'm hopeful with more time I will see results.
Great for oil or combination skin
Melanie from Undisclosed
The Citrus cleanser has always been my favorite bc I have oil skin even at age 60. It's a firmer cleanser than the Nurtitive.
Cheryl from Undisclosed
This product really cleans my face and neck. So gentle, too.
Quesito from Al
This products did not brighten my skin at all! In fact it cause me break out all over my face. I hate this product so much that I rather eat pickles then to buy this again.
*To brighten your skin I would just recommend a vitamin C serum.
I would buy this product again & again!
Leslie from Undisclosed
I have used this product before & was (but shouldn't be) surprised how it lasts & how really clean your face truly is. I use a 100% sea sponge & only a drop of this cleanser. Take a test; take a bowl (a size like what you might use if you were making pie dough) & wash your face with 1 drop cleanser on the sponge, then squeeze the sponge into the bowl, repeat a couple more times, then go to the sink & really rinse, go to the bowl with clean hand & put your hand in the bowl & feel the surface on the inside of the bowl lightly, you will be so surprised of the seaba that stays in your pores hence, enlarging them that makes your face drool over a period of time. Leslie
Seriously Drying For Me
Jude from Lafayette, CA
Bought this on sale and it was my first Perricone purchase. I had heard really good things about the products, so really disappointed the cleanser makes my skin feel SO dry! I liked the deep clean it gave, so I tried to mix it with a more moisturizing cleanser I had, but it still left my face really, really dry. Was hoping to like, and find a routine with some of the other brightening or firming products.
I really like this cleanser!
Cheryl from Undisclosed
I love the feel and look if my skin after using it even for the first time. This is a keeper.
NatNat from Santa Clarita, CA
I really like this cleanser. It has a very light nice fragrance. It washes off my makeup well without drying my skin. It's a great value. You only use a little bit.
A great investment
Robin from Undisclosed
I use this followed by the pore minimizing toner and my skin looks so much better with the 2 products! Smoother and smaller pores prepped for vitamin C serum.
I will always use this product
Jennifer from Undisclosed
So glad this was switched to a tube instead of the glass bottle. As always I'm very happy with this product and it gets my skin very clean.
Works but wasted my money
Annabee from San Diego
At very first when paired with the brightening serum and moisturizer you'll notice a difference! I'm just very upset because for the price I expect a packaging that's not faulty and won't spill! I lost 80% of the product because it spills and yes I fully close the lid every time so due to the packaging I give it low rating
Karen from Undisclosed
Keeps me squeeky clean!
happy with it
susan from Fort Lauderdale
I like it.
Must have cleanser!
Marirod from Sioux City, IA
After years of searching for a cleanser that would suit my skin, I finally found it. I have dry, sensitive and acne prone skin. With this product you will notice a difference, your skin is going to feel refreshed and vibrant! The gel is lightweight and a small pea size amount is all you need. I use this 2-3 times a week. Yes, it is expensive but the outcome is definitely worth it. Invest in this product, you won't regret it!
The product works great for my face.
Mel from New Jersey
I like it.
Definitley brightens my skin
Roseanne from Phoenix, AZ
I love the Vitamin C serum in the Perricone line, so when it went on sale, I had to try it! It is lovely, light weight and definitely brightened after one use. Worth trying if you have dry, dull skin.
Makes your skin glow
Dri from Fort Myers FL
Apply to a wet face and rinse off after 2 minutes.
Well hello glowing face!!
Skirty76 from Maine
I'm 44, and this is the first cleanser I've ever loved and actually noticed a VISIBLE difference!! My daughter even noticed a difference in my skin when we were face timing! It gently and effectively removes all traces of make-up, even stubborn mascara. I'm extremely impressed with the results even in the short time I've been using it (about a week). My face is brighter, glowing, and I've noticed reduced pore size and overall texture. I'm so happy to have discovered this!!
Became my holy grail
Marcelle from Glenview IL
Been using this nonstop since I got it. Super gentle and calming for my skin yet I feel like it's doing something and really cleaning my face. Some vitamin C face washes can be a little bit harsh on the skin and feel drying after but this one keeps my face really hydrated afterwards. Totally purchasing this again.
Jesgun from New Jesery
Use this daily night and day and in between if I have a workout etc. gentle yet cleansing. My skin is brighter when I use it. My husband uses this product too! We love it.
TMM from PA
I am so glad that I purchased this cleanser. First, it smells great; it has a faint citrus smell to it. I've only been using this product consistently for a week after traveling and right away, I noticed the difference. It definitely evened my skin tone and my skin feel so moisturized as well. It's not drying me out at all. I am using this as a 2nd cleanser after an oil cleanser btw. Highly recommended.
I would buy again and again!
Debbo from California
I wear make-up that is full coverage, so this cleanser really works well to completely remove it all. It's not irritating, and I have really sensitive skin.
Love ❤️ Perricone
Annie from Lincoln NE
The Citris Facial cleanser is so good, that if you don't have time for make-up, you'll still have a clean finished look after using it.