Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser

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Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser by Skinstitut


Be kind to your skin with Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, a hydrating and nourishing cleanser developed with delicate and sensitive skin in mind. This lightweight cleanser also nourishes and replenishes dry, flaky skin.


Key benefits of Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser:

  • Gentle to use every day
  • Highly nourishing 
  • Recommended for dry skin types, irritated skin conditions and sensitive skin

This low-intensity gel cleanser is formulated to remove dirt, makeup, and impurities whilst calming and replenishing fragile and irritated skin. Vitamin B5 calms redness. Powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin E, Goji Berry, Green Tea, and Aloe Vera help strengthen and soothe your complexion.

This gentle cleanser will not strip the skin of moisture. In fact, you can use Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser to remove eye makeup. It is a versatile product that leaves skin feeling calm, soft, and supple.


Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser is perfect for naturally sensitive and irritated skin. This product also works well for those who are pre or post a dermal procedure, such as microdermabrasion, and need to avoid over-cleansing. Dry skin types benefit from Gentle Cleanser, as it is highly nourishing, containing fatty acids such as Cucumber Oil to restore moisture. Oily, combination, and normal skin types can also use Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser as a first step in removing make-up gently before using a deeper cleanser.


How to use Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser:

  • Dampen face or hands with warm water.
  • Apply a pea-sized amount of product to face and massage over face and closed eyelids in circular motions.
  • Rinse with warm water, pat dry, and follow with your favourite serum or moisturiser.
  • Suitable for daily use on all skin types.

On oilier skin, Gentle Cleanser can be used in conjunction with Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% for deeper, double-cleansing action.

On dry and sensitive skin, follow with Skinstitut Hydrating Mask before serum or moisturiser to further replenish and lock in hydration.


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Cleanses without drying or stripping the skin! - 13-07-2018 by

I was recommended this product about a year ago and haven't stopped using it since! This product is great for taking makeup off as well as an all over cleanse. It cleans the skin without stripping or leaving it dry. Everytime I use this product it makes my skin so soft. Would recommend!

Amazing cleanser - 11-07-2018 by

I’ve been using this cleanser for about three years now. I have dry sensitive skin and it is perfect for taking make up but is super gentle. I use this then the enzymatic micro peel after for removing any dead skin. Great cleanser and lasts ages.

Great cleanser! - 11-07-2018 by

This stuff comes in a generous size bottle, really cleans your skin without leaving you feeling too dry. Definitely worth a purchase!

Soft satisfying feel - 10-07-2018 by

I have been using this product for years now and I am in my mid 40's. It is so gentle on my skin, that every time I use it my skin feels refreshed.

Perfect for my skin - 09-07-2018 by

I have combination and sensitive skin, so the cleanser works so well for my skin. I use it twice daily and this never dries me out or breaks me out. It keeps my skin incredibly clear and the product also lasts a very long time. For the price, this cleanser is really great for my skin. I highly recommend this.

Use everyday! - 09-07-2018 by

Great product to "take off the day" (i.e. makeup). Cleans skin without drying it out.

Cleanser - 07-07-2018 by

This is an amazing cleanser, it works for makeup remover, and a cleaner, its a must have, for any skin type,

Great Cleanser - 06-07-2018 by

This cleanser is great for people with dry, sensitive skin. It doesn't irritate me at all and removes all my make-up, even around my eyes. It doesn't strip my natural oils and still makes my skin feel super soft and clean.

Love Love Love - 06-07-2018 by

This Cleanser is the best Iv tried and Iv tried alot. It is so gentle it doesnt upset my rosacea at all, removes all dirt and feels squeaky clean after use without an ounce of drying. This is a staple must have!

Great for sensitive skin!! - 04-07-2018 by

I used to get lots of large painful and small white head pimples around my face and neck, Ive been using the Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser for about 1 year now and have not experienced a break out since.
I use it in the shower every morning followed by Skinstitut Moister Defence for Dry Skin.
I 100% recommended this product to everyone!!!

The BEST - 02-07-2018 by

I’ve been using this for years... I’ve never found another cleanser that compares to this one. Removes every inch of makeup, isn’t drying, leaves my face squeaky clean. Regular use keeps my skin clear from pimples.

Love this Cleanser! - 29-06-2018 by

I have v oily skin and absolutely hate cleansers that are too harsh or strip my natural oils (because then I begin to over-produce oil like crazy to balance out). This is the perfect Step.1 in my night-time routine to strip of all of my make-up before going in with an exfoliant or more targeted cleansing product. It's also the only product I cleanse with in the morning to refresh my skin. So good!

Great! - 28-06-2018 by

I have dry/combination skin and found this cleanser really good. It's super gentle and doesn't irritate my skin but also leaves it feeling really fresh and clean. It is effective in removing the dirt and oils from my pores, would definitely recommend as this does precisely what it says!

Gentle and effective - 27-06-2018 by

This gentle cleanser works a dream - smells amazing, and leaves my skin feeling both hydrated and cleansed without that tight stripped feeling. One of these lasted me over 3 months of daily use.

Beautiful cleanser! - 25-06-2018 by

I would highly recommend this cleanser to everyone! I have extremely sensitive skin and this cleanser is perfect for me. It is so gentle on my skin and helps keep it hydrated. Def one of my all time favorite products!

Suitable for all - 21-06-2018 by

My skin is always changing from dry to oily to major breakouts, this cleanser doesn't ever irritate my skin and it always leaves my skin feeling so fresh, clean and hydrated

In love already - 20-06-2018 by

I use Skinstitut a lot and have tried other cleansers but my skin seemed to react. This is definitely gentle on the skin and you don't need a lot to cover the face. I love it and would highly recommend to anyone with sensitive skin.

Best cleanser for sensitive skin - 19-06-2018 by

I have dry/combination skin and this cleanser is the best I have used, I have been using this cleanser day and night for about a year now, and I will continue to purchase this as it works amazing and doesn’t make my skin feel tight or dry after use. Definitely would recommend!

Gentle cleanser - 14-06-2018 by

It blows me away that Skinstitut is an Australian brand, when their products are SO GOOD - and often a million times better than their international competitors. This is indeed a very gentle, hydrating and non-irritating cleanser that is great if you have sensitive, dry or reactive skin. I used this when I got badly sunburnt and it really helped.

Great for sensitive skin - 12-06-2018 by

Love using this cleanser, have had a lot of problems with sensitive, reactive skin and have found this one works wonders. My skin is the clearest it has been in years and feels amazing.

perfect for sensitive skin - 11-06-2018 by

just love using this face wash when my skin needs extra gentle cleansing after laser treatments

best gentle cleanser - 25-05-2018 by

This is my all time favourite gentle cleanser!! I have quite sensitive skin that isn't always sure what it's doing, it can be dry, it can be oily, and I am often prone to breakouts. I find I have to change up the products I use and my skin routine to cater for my skin. This cleanser, however, always stays in my routine. I always use it to remove my make up and the end of the day before using other products and the first thing I wash my face with in the morning before I use scrubs and other creams etc. Would definitely recommend.

The BEST cleanser - 20-05-2018 by

This is my absolute go to product, gives the best clean feeling to your face! Lathers really well, Spears really well and washes off easily! Great at removing all the extra make up bits of your face, my partner loves it too

Very entle but thorough cleanser, excellent value - 17-05-2018 by

I have repurchased this cleanser a couple of times now. I've been using it for over a year. One bottle last me a long time. I use it at night after an oil cleanse to really break up sunscreen and water proof mascara. I love that you can use this on your eye area as my mascara is the only make up I really wear.

Unlike alot of other gentle cleansers, i feel this one actually leaves my skin really clean. Like other skinstitut products, it is such great value, which is important to me. Its great to not have to spend a tonne of money in order to take good care of my skin.

I appreciate having this cleanser on hand to use after microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Perfect cleanser for stubborn skin - 07-05-2018 by

This is the perfect cleanser to use if you have never used Skinstitute before or have never used a cleanser with active ingredients. It is very soft but takes off all traces of make up (if you cleanse twice) and is very soft around the eyes.
Note: I have oily skin yet it is so dry around my mouth and nose. I am also very prone to acne. Ever since I have started using Skinstitute products it has completely changed my skin. I no longer wake up with a new pimple everyday and my skin has smoothed out so much.

Great product! - 30-04-2018 by

I used this 2 or so years ago when my skin was already clear! In the past 6 months or so, my skin has flared up around by jaw and I’ve had pimples like I’ve never had before (I’m 26). I started using this along with some other products again and have got it all under control. I don’t think it was this only the cleared it up but defiantly contributed and keeps my skin fresh and clean now!

Saved me! - 29-04-2018 by

I often suffer from horrible bouts of adult acne. It got really bad last year, and severely impacted my self-confidence. Seeing my distress and utter frustration, my sister in-law gave me her bottle of Gentle Cleaner (with about 1/4 left in it). I had been using it for less than a week when I woke up one morning with no new blemishes. This had not happened for over a year. I had gotten so used to waking up and seeing a new one every day.

Ever since then, this product has been my absolute savior. I have slowly added other Skinstitute products to my collection and I only have positive things to say about them. Up until recently I was buying them at a stockist in-store, but Adore Beauty has the product line for even cheaper! Love Love Love this product!!

Best cleanser I've ever used - 17-04-2018 by

Purchased this on a whim after hearing rave reviews, wasn't expecting much from it as I'd tried sooo many cleansers that just did not improve my skin/ calm my hormonal acne, pleasantly surprised with this stuff, it's amazing! My skin has never been better, I've gone on to purchase several skinstut products and have fallen in love with the brand, it's super gentle, I rub through my eyes to remove any left over mascara and there is no stinging, if your going to try any skinstitut products I'd try this first

Excellent cleanser - 16-04-2018 by

I've got oily skin in the T zone and normal in the cheek area. This cleanser is strong enough to melt makeup away however gentle enough not to strip your skin (living up to its name!). I love this cleanser! It is my go-to and has been for over a year! It smells like fresh cucumber - as it should as it has cucumber oil in it!

If you're looking for something gentle but also something that cleanses, then you need this!

excellent for sensitive skin - 12-04-2018 by

i use this cleanser after having facial treatments such as laser,skin needling, it's fantastic when my skin is really sensitive after treatments.

Gentle is Correct - 12-04-2018 by

This cleanser is so gentle you can use it as a shaving gel on your private areas.
I have been using this cleanser for a year for cleansing as well as a shaving gel.

I have no bad reactions and it leaves my skin feeling fresh.
This also removes stubborn makeup.

Finally removed my acne - 12-04-2018 by

A consult prescribed me this product and I have used it every day and night for three weeks. In this small amount of time my acne has visibly reduced and is almost non-existent. It is a large bottle but you only need to use a pea sized drop so it goes really far. (Used along with the gycolic 12%, Gycolic 14% scrub, rejuvinate and normal moisturiser). I have already recommended this to my friends and one of them has gone out and bought a similar 5 a day regime.

Great everyday cleanser - 12-04-2018 by

I have super sensitive skin and this cleanser is gentle enough not to set off my dermatitis but also gives a thorough clean. If you have dry skin, make sure to moisturise - it can make my skin feel a little tight directly afterwards.

Gentle on Skin - 12-04-2018 by

I started out using this gentle cleanser as I have sensitive skin with breakouts. I found it really useful for removing my makeup and cleaning the skin prior to using the scrub. The gel goes along way and lathers quite well. Love it and will continue to buy it. i didnt have any reaction so proves it very gentle on the skin. I would recommend to anyone to start off with and get used to the range. The smell is great and soothing on the skin.

sold - 03-04-2018 by

Great daily cleanser. Gentle enough to use every day but still clears away all the make up, dirt and oil. Have hardly had any problem with pimples since I've been using skinstitute. I'm 100% sold on this brand

Sensitive skin - 03-04-2018 by

I have very sensitive skin and this is the only cleanser I can use that isn’t too harsh in the skin. This is also the best price I have been able to find the cleanser online or in store. Could not recommend this product more

Nice cleanser - 29-03-2018 by

I have quite sensitive skin (easily reacts and gets rashes when using certain or new products) however this cleanser didn't irritate my skin HOWEVER be careful using it with another different product. Somehow the only time my skin reacts is when I use a scrub afterwards.

This product alone works well and leaves your skin feeling clean and soft. It has a unique smell but its not unpleasant or too crazy.

Good cleanser, can use everyday, lasts for quite a while.

Perfect for Sensitive Skin - 22-03-2018 by

I have purchased this cleanser numerous times after it was recommended to be by Laser Clinics Australia. I was a little hesitant at first, but I absolutely love it. My skin feels amazing afterwards, helps clean pores and is perfect for my redness-prone sensitive skin.

Can’t live without it. - 05-03-2018 by

This gentle cleanser is such a staple in my household now. Hubby & son using it as well. It really cleans without leaving your skin tight & dry. Yet, it easily cleans a face full of makeup. A slimy feel but it lathers up & you only need a small amount. Therefore the tube lasts for a long time!

Leaves skin super soft - 25-02-2018 by

My skin feels super soft and fresh after using this product and is a good alternative on days in between using the higher chemical exfoliant from this range!

amazing product! - 21-02-2018 by

I bought this product by mistake thinking it was the scrub, but I'm glad I made this mistake this cleanser is amazing! definitely recommending to my friends

HG cleanser - 19-02-2018 by

I have sensitive, combination skin prone to congestion and dehydration. I have repurchased this product twice. It’s a gel cleanser which spreads easily and foams slightly. A little goes a long way. My skin always feels very clean but not stripped after cleansing with this product. I appreciate there is no perfume.

I love the smell - 19-02-2018 by

This is such a great cleanser.

A little goes a long way and you have such a generous amount it lasts you quite a while!

It does everything it says and does not disappoint.

Affordable effective cleanser gentle enough for eye area! - 05-02-2018 by

I have pale, oily yet dehydrated skin, I’m 30 but still get congested skin.
I love how this cleanser lathers up and effectively cleans all traces of makeup/grime but is super gentle and can even use it to get my mascara off!
It’s such great value for money too for such a large container to only cost $30 and your still getting a cosmedical grade formula!
Definitely will repurchase over again.

Amazing cleanser - 18-01-2018 by

I have dry and sensitive skin and this cleanser doesn't leave it feeling tight or dry. I use long-wearing makeup and it removes all of it, while leaving my skin soft and hydrated. The smallest amount goes a long way so its great value for money as it lasts so long. Highly recommend.

As the name says 'Gentle Cleanser' - 27-12-2017 by

It works so effectively and gently in removing ALL my makeup, including mascara. My skin immediately feels clean and fresh without that dry, tight feeling.

Best face wash!! - 21-12-2017 by

After having terrible skin and trying so many different face washes, I finally found this miracle! Its amazing at removing excess oil and clearing blemishes but doesn't leave your skin feeling way too dry like other cleansers!
I would 100% recommend this to anyone

Does what it says - 19-12-2017 by

This is a nice gentle cleanser. It didn't dry my skin out further after salon treatments and left my skin feeling clean. It's not a HG product but you won't be unhappy with it.

So gentle yet so effective - 30-11-2017 by

I use this morning and night and have done for 2 years now. So soft and non-irritating yet so effective. Always feel beautifully clean after use and it works great with a clarasonic as well!

Gentle and effective. - 29-11-2017 by

A great cleanser to use everyday. It's gentle and smells so pure. Makes skin feeling clean without feeling the tightness. Awesome product. Try it!

Best makeup remover! - 22-11-2017 by

I have dry combo skin which can be really sensitive at times and this cleanser is the only one that doesn't make me red and irritated! It also removes heavy makeup extremely well and smells quite nice! It comes in a huge 500ml tube that will last your 6 months - I promise!

Thorough - 19-11-2017 by

I love this cleanser as it feels so gentle on skin. No irritation at all and your skin feels thoroughly cleansed as well! When taking it off thou I find it is much better to remove with face pads first before rinsing with water as if you just rinse it off, the more water you splash the more bubbles it makes on your face and it takes a long time to rinse off.

Best cleanser I have ever used! - 10-10-2017 by

I have very sensitive, acne prone skin and I have literally tried every cleanser on the market - seriously! I have tried high end cleansers to supermarket cleansers and none of them have come close to being as effective and gentle as this beauty! I use this morning and night and I have found that my rosacea is so much better and the best pimples! I would pay triple the price for this as it works! It also is great at removing makeup, so no need to use a makeup remover beforehand. I have now purchased some other products from the Skinstitut line and are equally as impressed!

Gentle and EFFECTIVE - 04-10-2017 by

This product is sooooooo calm on the skin, it removes all my make up leaving me with fresh cleansed skin! I have been using this product for about a year now and never want to change. This product also lasts so long!

Gentle and effective - 25-09-2017 by

I've been using this cleanser for 4-5 months and the results are amazing. This, combined with the mist, rejuvenating serum and moisturiser is fantastic. My skin feels softer, hydrated and less congested. This cleanser also does a great job at removing makeup. Highly recommend.

Skin so soft - 22-09-2017 by

I am loving this cleanser as it makes my skin so soft while at the same time removing make-up of a night time. Its also good using in the shower as a morning cleanser on clean skin. It doesn't leave any film or make my skin tight at all. The only negative is that it doesn't remove eye make up adequately.

Amazing - 19-09-2017 by

This is a great, cheap, effective cleanser. It lasts for ages and makes my skin so clean without drying it out. My partner has also been using it and his skin is looking incredible!

Skinstitut is amazing - 18-09-2017 by

I have red, sensitive, oily skin prone to breakouts and the whole skinstitut range has been amazing! I get compliments on my skin all the time now that I am glowing! Addicted! Their products are the best.

Great for sensitive skin! A must have! - 14-09-2017 by

I bought this cleanser as I was looking for a gentle yet effective cleanser, and that it definitely what it is! I have combo/oily sensitive skin with red rosacea like cheeks that flares up with certain products. This cleanser has helped my skin stay smooth, clear, clean and has helped with my redness! I use an alcohol free toner for sensitive skin after this and the combination is perfect. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.

Very gentle but kinda weird - 12-09-2017 by

I have pretty sensitive skin and this does a good job of cleaning my skin without irritating it at all, however the smell puts me off a little, I don't know where the kind of banana smoothie-ish smell comes from but I'm not the biggest fan. Other than that it's a solid cleanser for skin that doesn't respond well to more harsh treatments.

love this product. - 11-08-2017 by

I have never loved a cleanser as much as I love this product. A pea sized amount does my face, neck and chest all without that dry tight feeling. just an overall fantastic product.

Gentle and fresh, as the name suggests - 21-07-2017 by

I've not really used cleansers before, I'd say I'm more of a scrub kinda guy. I definitely like to feel like particles are scraping away the accumulated grime from my skin. But I've got to say that after using this gentle cleanser I've changed my tune. It's obviously, as the name suggests, not as intense a clean as a scrub but I really appreciate how it makes me face feel fresh and neutral, like it should. It has a lovely watery scent, like that of a cucumber, and I find that it washes away the grime and oil from my skin without it feeling like it has been stripped of anything natural. I find it's also an excellent beard wash and makes the skin under my beard, which is prone to irritation, feel wonderful. Would definitely buy this product again, two thumbs up.

Good morning cleanser - 19-07-2017 by

Works well to refresh and clean the skin upon waking when you're already clean and make-up free from the night before. Has a cooling effect and doesn't foam too much, pleasant scent. Doesn't strip the skin bare or leave a tight dry feeling after

Actually works and smells great - 19-07-2017 by

This cleanser smells great and is calming and works!
The active ingredients actually work for sensitive skin, rosacea and break outs which is my type of skin. It is a generous size and a little goes a long way.

I found my favourite cleanser - 18-07-2017 by

This cleanser is really great for my dry skin. I'm used to my face feeling tight and dry after cleansing but this cleanser left it nice and soft but still very clean. I wasn't expecting it to lather up so nicely and wash off so easily as well. I will definitely keep using this cleanser.

Great for my sensitive and dry skin - 17-07-2017 by

This cleanser washed off really easily and didn't dry out my skin like a lot of other cleansers do. I have sensitive skin so have to be careful not to use anything harsh and this was great. I will definitely keep using this product.

Great Cleanser - 08-07-2017 by

Gentle enough to use on sensitive skin like mine. Removes makeup effortlessly. Just remember to replenish the skin afterwards, by following up with a good moisturiser :)

A 'Soft on your Skin' Gel Cleanser - 20-06-2017 by

I don't usually like using Gel cleansers, I've found them to be too harsh in the past compared to cream cleansers. I actually received this product as a sample (thanks adore!) and have been using it consistently as my morning cleanser for a fortnight. A little bit goes a long way, and I love that its a thorough cleanse and definitely not too harsh on my skin. The only qualm I have is that it doesn't smell particularly nice. It has a faint fishy/castor oil smell which I guess is a little medicinal and better than adding chemical fragrances, but its a bit weird. In terms of efficacy though, the product does what it promises and for the price point, its a winner.

Absolutely adore this cleanser!! - 15-06-2017 by

As a person who only infrequently cleansed my skin in the past, i can honestly say since I've been using this one, I cleanse everyday cause I want to because my skin feels amazingly clean. I really like the skinstitute products -they work well together and my skin looks better than it ever has. I feel just wrong if I skip it for a day!
Deb G

Love this - 22-05-2017 by

Best face cleanser ive used in a long time, washes well, large so it lasts long and doesn't burn my eyes. Very happy great value for money

Great for the gym bag - 18-09-2016 by

Does the job - great for after a sweaty workout but otherwise a bit hardcore for me for everyday use.

Excellent price, really effective - 03-08-2016 by

I can honestly say I thought i would never find a product which would fix/maintain my skin
I have suffered with skin problems my entire teen age years which effected my confidence, still does at times, but I would cancel plans with friends, avoid being seen without a full coverage on all because my skin was that horrible but since using this product I find I have less and not as severe break outs, my skin is balanced.

Don't get me wrong I still have some pimples here and there assuming this is a result from constantly wearing makeup throughout the day (for my job) but love how soothing and effective this is for my skin
The price is decent as well! Not to expensive
I use this with glycolic scrub 14% (once a week) and my skin looks as if I have just had a $100 facial


Excellent make-up remover and cleanser - 26-04-2016 by

This product is fantastic value for money - it lasts forever (only use a pea-sized amount!), feels amazing on the skin and does a terrific job of removing all grime & makeup. I've been using it for over a year and it keeps my skin in great condition. Highly recommend.

Best cleanser ever! - 08-11-2015 by

I love this cleanser! The directions aren't lying when they say use a pea sized amount, a little goes a long way. It does an awesome job at removing eye makeup without stinging your eyes. My partner started using it and commented on how clean his face feels.


Skinstitute Gentle Cleanser is HIGHLY recommended for Mum's & Teenage daughters.Very affordable,but MOST WORKS!!! Ive been using this cleanser for 2 yrs now & also use it with the Corrective gel & Hydrate B5 serums for skin that glows,without the ache. Worth its weight in gold. Kit-Sey & Sarah :)

Awesome Cleanser - 21-08-2014 by

I have recently swapped to this line of products and I am finding the products to be of great value and more importantly they do a fantastic job on the skin. The cleanser is gentle on the skin yet removes impurities, only a small amount is needed making it great value.

LOVE this cleanser - 01-07-2014 by

I really love this cleanser. It is so gentle, I even use it to remove my eye make-up. it doesn't irritate the eyes at all. It also gets all the make-up off in one try, you don't need a tonic or anything else to get excess make-up off. The only downside is that because I wear a lot of make-up I use the cleanser every day and I need a fair amount of it, it doesn't last me as long as I would like it to. But it is a great cleanser!

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