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Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser 200ml

4.7 of 759 reviews

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Be kind to your skin with the Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser, designed with sensitive and delicate skin in mind.

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4.7 of 759 reviews

97% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Fabulous cleanser


This is my all time favourite cleanser. It gently removes make up and impurities from my skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth and never dry or irritated.

Most Helpful Criticism

Does the job, but weird smell


The first thing I noticed about this cleanser was the scent... I don't even know how to describe it but it honestly makes me feel ill every time I use it. It does the job though and isn't stripping - very gentle. I can see how some people would love it, but it's not for me purely because of the way it smells.
  1. Good product


    verified purchaser
    I alternate using this cleanser with the ASAP glyoclic cleanser.
    When my skin is feeling a little sensitive or I have spent a little too long in the sun I use this cleanser I find it nice and gentle on my skin and the scent of it is quite refreshing, to me it smells of cucumber. I always use dermalogica pre-cleanse first so I cannot comment on this cleansers ability to remove make-up/sunscr...
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  2. Fabulous cleanser


    verified purchaser
    This is my all time favourite cleanser. It gently removes make up and impurities from my skin and leaves it feeling silky smooth and never dry or irritated.
  3. Amazing cleansing product!


    verified purchaser
    I can't thank this product enough for saving my skin. It has cleared my acne so much and a great product to use in taking off make-up. I've been using it for over 2 years and have never looked back!
  4. My one and only cleanser!


    verified purchaser
    I have been using this cleanser religiously for a couple of years now. It is super gentle and doesn't dry my skin if anything I feel like it adds moisture. It also comes in this massive tube which means it takes me a few months to go through it! Definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a cleanser, you won't be disappointed!
  5. All rounder


    verified purchaser
    I love this cleanser, it is gentle on the skin but still feels like it cleans. I like how you don't feel squeaky after but just a nice nourished skin.
  6. It works


    This is my favourite cleanser ever. Super gentle - doesn't leave you with that stripped, tight feeling that some cleansers do. Skin just feels beautifully soft and clean. I even use it to remove eye makeup because there is no stinging if it gets in the eyes. Just wonderful!
  7. Awesome Cleanser


    verified purchaser
    Love this cleanser, leaves my skin feeling really clean and can remove makeup. Highly recommend
  8. Always repurchasing!


    I like this cleanser a lot! It has a gel like texture, a little goes a long way and my face always feels lovely and clean afterwards. Sometimes I can find it a little drying (usually only in the colder months), but it has been the best thing for cleansing after a full work day wearing a mask! (The maskne is real haha)
  9. Staple product


    verified purchaser
    A perfect twice daily cleanser - must have beauty item!
  10. Does the job, but weird smell


    The first thing I noticed about this cleanser was the scent... I don't even know how to describe it but it honestly makes me feel ill every time I use it. It does the job though and isn't stripping - very gentle. I can see how some people would love it, but it's not for me purely because of the way it smells.
  11. Gentle and glowing


    I have really enjoyed using this product pre laser therapy. But also as a gentle cleanser. It is great. I start with my Dermalogica pre cleanse and then use this. As a pre cleanse is important to get the initial makeup and day of your skin. Then I use this to follow up and it leaves my skin feeling soft, gentle and glowing. I always follow up with my moisturiser and serum I use too.
  12. Love this cleanser!


    Doesn’t irritate the skin at all. It is a good every day cleanser that helps improve the look and feel of the skin.
  13. By far my most favourite cleanser!!!


    I have super sensitive skin and have searched long and hard for the right cleanser which helps with pimple but doesn't overly dry me out. I started using this together with some skin treatments at Laser Clinics and have since been obsessed. I've been using this product for almost two years now and it's still just as effective. If you have sensitive skin, I recommend using the gentle cleanser in th...
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  14. Holy grail cleanser


    I have struggled with sensitive, acne prone skin for a while. I resorted to using the cetaphil cleanser to help balance my skin and to not cause more breakouts; however, after a while I felt that yes it wasn't breaking me out, but it also wasn't actually minimising my existing breakouts. I decided to try the skinstitut gentle cleanser (after reading these amazing reviews) and it has been the best ...
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  15. Not my favourite


    I’ve been using this for about a week now and I have to say I’m not overly fussed on it. I like the texture, the scent and the fact that you don’t need to use a lot of product. It also cleans my face really well. What I’m most disappointed about is that it leaves my skin feeling so dry which I find odd for a gentle cleanser. I normally have combo skin, but being winter it’s sitting more on the dry...
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    I have used a lot of cleansers in my time and this one takes the cake by FAR! It leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth and has cleared my blemishes.
  17. Great


    This really is a gentle cleanser. Light and effective without stripping or irritating my skin.
  18. Gentle and effective


    I really like this cleanser. I’ve repurchased a few times, it’s gentle on my skin and has a nice smell but doesn’t smell super fragranced. I would recommend if you’re after a good cleanser, I haven’t noticed it do anything miraculous for my skin but I do have combination skin prone to break outs and it hasn’t made them any worse!
  19. Easy on skin


    Feels nice and gentle and takes a few goes to remove all makeup
  20. Super Effective


    When I first moved to Australia, this cleanser was recommended by my GP's office and it really saved my skin. It's super affordable and you only need a tinnnnnny drop so it really lasts for months on months. I am extremely breakout prone so this did keep my skin clear. If I was experiencing a hormonal breakout, I did feel I needed something stronger at that time to actively fight the breakout. .
  21. Best gentle cleanser


    have used a lot of cleansers in the last 10 years and this is definitely my favourite, does not strip my skin or make it feel dry but definitely makes my skin feel clean and properly washed!!! I cleanse every morning and double cleanse with it every night and it has made my skin more stable.
  22. Perfect GENTLE cleanser


    I love this cleanser as a 'step one' cleanse. I use it in the morning to cleanse any night products from my skin and at night I use this cleanser FIRST and then go in for a deeper cleanse with Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% and it's like they are made for each other. I would not recommend to use it as your deep cleanser - but it's excellent for removal of makeup and for a morning cleanse :)
  23. Perfect daily cleanser


    I've never had problems with breakouts but since about March I could hardly go a day without a new pimple forming even though I was using the same products. I started using a 50ml sample of this cleanser over a month ago and it's brought my skin pretty much back to where it was (a couple of small and easy to deal with whiteheads every now and then). It's easy and gentle to use, washes off easily,...
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  24. Great cleanser


    Leaves my skin very smooth and soft. Works great with my sonic cleanser brush
  25. Amazing


    This is gel like and very gentle to any skin. It cleanses well and never strips your skin
  26. amazing cleanser


    love this, I find it very light and helps to clean my makeup.
  27. Amazing for all skin types


    I have a combined skin and i find this is soooo good on my skin. this is not harsh at all but cleans really well. Ive stopped exfoliating after using the product!
  28. Must have!


    This is by far my must have product. I have really combination skin, it's really quick to go oily if I use the wrong products but also quick to go dry and flakey in winter and breakout if I use harsh products. This cleanser has been amazing for taking of makeup, without drying out my skin. It's so gentle. I have acne prone skin and this has helped clear it and maintain it sooo well. I actually c...
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  29. Fantastic


    I like this gentle cleanser as it thoroughly cleanses my sensitive irritated skin without leaving it tight or dehydrated. It has a nice light scent and foams up nicely.
  30. super gentle


    Really lovely foaming cleanser. I use this in the morning and it gives my skin a great clean in the morning! Really wonderful brand and range!
  31. Great value daily cleanser


    I use this cleanser twice daily, it's gentle on my skin and works well to remove light make up.
    I've suffered with acne and breakouts a lot so I'm very cautious what I use, I've been using this product for a couple of years now and works in will with all my actives as it's not too stimulating.
  32. Not the best


    I bought this upon reading amazing reviews and great recommendations but I feel like in comparison to other cleansers it just didn't quite do the job of giving my face a proper clean.
  33. Must have


    I've purchased this cleanser twice and love it! It's great value, you get a lot of product, it cleans without leaving my skin tight or dry and is not strongly fragranced. Highly recommend if you have normal/dry skin.
  34. Good value


    I have been using this cleanser every morning and night for a few weeks now and I am impressed. I like how it doesn’t leave my skin feeling too dry. Will be repurchasing:
  35. Pricey but effective!


    This is soo good, does not dry out my skin at all yet cleans it so well! It leaves my dry areas hydrated and doesn't make my skin more oily, loveee this new favourite cleanser
  36. Favourite so far


    This is my favourite cleanser I have used just far. I have combination skin and it’s great with the oily parts without drying out the normal/dry areas. I’ve tried a few other cleansers, mainly samples, and none of them made my skin feel and look like this one. It lasts me for ages due to the size of the bottle and small portion I need.
  37. Does the job


    I have been using this for about a year. I find that it does a great job of cleaning your face without leaving a residue, which I hate. In summer I find it perfect for my normal skin however in winter I notice that I need to do the rest of my skincare immediately so my skin doesn't dry out. A little goes a long way and it is very affordable. I'll keep using this in summer but will look for a gentl...
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  38. Good for make up removal


    Good for make up removal, nice for all skin types. Last a long time as well.
  39. Just ok


    This is OK. I have combination skin. This felt nice on but I noticed it didn't really get my skin completely clean, even with a double cleanse. It is very gentle though.
  40. Good gentle cleanser


    Very happy with this cleanser. I have mature skin but still oily in the t zone and this cleans well and doesn’t leave my skin tight or dry. I alternate this one with the lactic cleanser. Good products and good price.
  41. Nice enough


    A little does go a long way, and this product does last a long time. Though I'm not sure what additional value I get from this, compared say to a chemist brand cleanser designed for sensitive skin. I have used skinstitut gentle cleanser on/off for some time, and I have no negatives to say about it. But I do think once my current bottle runs out, I will be looking for a gentle cleanser that offers ...
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  42. Effective cleanser


    This is an effective, nice, gel to light foaming cleanser which works well to remove makeup and freshen the skin as a second cleanse. I think that it is a dupe for the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser for sure. I started to use this cleanse during a huge hormonal break out and it's remained gentle and effective.
  43. Easy, Breezy, Beautiful


    Has been my cleanser for the last few years now. Love how much you get and how far it goes. Always leaves my face feeling really clean and refreshed. Highly recommend.
  44. Gentle cleanser, great price, doesn't strip moisture


    I really like this cleanser.
    It's a great price (please don't ever change!)
    I have normal to dry skin where my skin can feel totally stripped of moisture after I cleanse, but this cleanser doesn't leave me with that feeling, which is what I've been searching for! Removes make up well too.
  45. Absolutely Love this Product


    I was introduced to this product when I went in for a skin appointment at an ‘Australian Skin Clinic’. That was 2 years ago now and I haven’t looked back. I now use a lot of products from the skinstitut range and I love all of them. I have very sensitive skin and generally reactive with itching, eczema or a burning feeling to many skincare products I have tried samples of, but never with skinstitu...
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  46. Perfect - can't wait to repurchase


    I have been looking for a new regular cleanser for a while and this one is the perfect mix of what I look for. It's gentle, provides a deep clean and is perfect for controlling my oily skin.
    I think this product could be good for any skin type - it doesn't leave my skin dry or tight and that's something I always look for
  47. Best Cleanser Ever


    This is by far the best cleanser I've ever used and don't see myself ever trying something new. I've struggled with acne for around 10 years and I felt this made a big difference because its super gentle and doesn't dry my skin out at all. Its also great at getting makeup off and gentle enough to use on the eyes. The bottle lasts for ages too!
  48. Great product


    Im loving this gentle cleanser, its as described gentle yet effective.
    Ill definitely be reordering this product.
  49. A nice cleanser


    This was so calming on my skin, it a nice gentle cleanser (hence the name) that does the job well. It didnt remove all my make up though so had to often do a double cleanse
  50. Great basic cleanser


    Great basic simple cleanser. Does not aggravate dry skin or overly dry skin.
    Love it!
  51. My go to cleanser!!


    This is definitely my go to cleanser, it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. Gentle on the skin and not harsh like other products I’ve used. I definitely notice a difference in my skin when using this product. Definitely worth the money $$
  52. So far, so good


    I've been using this product for about a week now and it has grown on me each time I use it. The scent is nice enough and it leaves your skin feeling clean without that tight sensation. A little goes a long way too!
  53. Feeling fresh but strong


    I went looking for a gentle cleanser after having some sensitive skin patches on my face. I settled on this product for price and reviews. I love how little product I need to use (literally a pea size!) however after a cleanse my skin feels dry and tight - nothing a little moisturiser can't fix but not the feeling I'd expect from a gentle cleanser. I'm still using the product and still get this fe...
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  54. Awesome gentle cleanser


    Awesome introduction to a skincare routine for a newbie like myself! Gentle and non-irritating and doesn’t smell heavily of any fragrance and left my skin fresh -I even convinced my boyfriend to start using it.
  55. A bargain


    A little goes a VERY long way with this product. The tiniest of a pea-size amount will spread and go a very long way for the face and neck. The texture is great, it does not foam up but rather lather up into a gentle texture and the smell is wonderful.
    It doesn't leave the skin feeling dry or tight afterwards and it removes dirt, and the remainder of makeup off quite well. I massage it into ...
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  56. True to it’s word


    Been using for a few days and it’s such a lovely gentle cleanser. Loving it so far
  57. Best gentle cleanser


    I love this product my skin feels clean and fresh without over drying best love the price
  58. Best cleanser


    This product is by far one of my favourite cleaners. It is super gentle, I do have sensitive skin, and have no issues with this cleanser. It really does get all the makeup out, and the size of the bottle is great.
  59. Best Cleanser EVER!

    Renae D

    I was recommended this product from a friend and have been using it for over a year now. Great everyday cleanser! Removes make-up easily and cleared my skin in just a few uses.
  60. All round good cleanser


    I love this cleanser, most likely the best I've used and I have tried quite a few. It is gentle on my skin but still leaves it feeling very clean. It also has a good smell.
  61. Amazing!


    This cleanser has been amazing. I had damaged my skin barrier so needed something gentle that wouldn't strip the little amount of moisture I had left in my face. This cleanser has been my saving grace! It cleans your face without stripping or leaving your skin feeling tight. Highly recommend!
  62. good, but other cheaper products do the same


    its good, its gentle, but other products achieve the same results for cheaper
  63. Best cleanser I have used


    I am on to my second bottle of this product. I absolutely love it. I love that it foams up as I feel it really gets rid of all the dirt and makeup at the end of the day. My skin looks so clean and soft after using it and I love that I can clean the eye area with this for removing mascara! I have never come across a face cleanser that is safe to use in the eye area so the fact that this one can is ...
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  64. Great


    This is a very gentle cleanser for the morning. Not great at removing heavy makeup at night but my go in the mornings
  65. Great cleanser!


    Easily removes my makeup at the end of the day. Makes my skin feel clean and refreshed, a little goes a long way and the application is so nice and soothing for my combination skin
  66. My go to cleanser


    I've been using the cleanser for years now and have never felt the need to try a new product. I have combination skin and my skin always reacts to the cleanser well, no matter whether my skin is feeling dryer than usual or a little a more oily than usual. The product is a perfect size and you only need a small amount making it last ages. It lathers into your skin well, there is little to no smell ...
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  67. Great cleanser


    Better for normal to dry skin but still works a treat
  68. Really Gentle


    I bought this accidentally (I wanted the glycolic cleanser instead) and didn't realise until after I used it, but i'm glad I discovered it and will be a staple in my skin care products. It's super gentle and smells refreshing and is amazing value for the size of the bottle. I'm going to buy the glycolic scrub to use a few times a week, but this is great for everyday.
  69. Good staple!


    I have been using this brand for years & the gentle cleanser is a great staple to have in your skincare regime! I use this as my first cleansing step when removing make up at night!
  70. Basic cleanser

    Jess M

    Overall a really nice gentle cleanser, however I found it worked much better when used with a Clarisonic rather than applied with hands.
  71. great everyday cleanser


    I use this every day, its a great cleanser for sensitive skin and/or for the first step in a double cleanse. I feel like its doing more than most gentle cleansers (it does have a little lactic acid in there) but I think this is a good thing as I'm getting a very mild exfoliation everyday, meaning my serums can penetrate the skin a bit better. Definitely worth a try if you're thinking about it.
  72. Great affordable cleanser


    I have been using this cleanser for the last couple months and find it’s very gentle on the skin, whilst still taking off makeup. I find a little goes a long way with this product!
  73. Use this as my every day cleanser. Super gentle on my skin


    My skin has been terrible lately. But this always keeps it at bay
  74. Good value for money


    Nice product, foams a little and gets rid of oil and makeup quite well, I use it as an in-between cleanser, Aspect is my favourite though.
    I have really sensitive skin and it doesn't react at all to this, but in saying that I don't actually know if this does anything for my skin...
  75. Gentle and effective


    I have sensitive, combination skin prone to break outs, so I was looking for a cleanser that would give a thorough clean without drying my skin out. This cleanser does exactly that. It lasts ages, the value for money is great.
  76. Great Cleanser


    Really liking this cleanser. I use 12% glycolic cleanser in the morning so wanted something a little more.. gentle.. for the evenings and this is great. Skin feels super clean and fresh even after a full face of make up all day (i remove make up with face halo first)
  77. new favourite everyday cleanser


    so gentle for my sensitive skin and really cleans without that tight feeling!
  78. Perfect Gentle Cleanser


    I have problem skin where I can be quite oily through my T-zone with congested pores but also am a bit dry and sensitive, especially in winter. I also like to wear make-up most days. I was recommended this product as more of a pre-cleanser to remove makeup, gently cleanse before exfoliating or to use in the morning for a nice canvas to start the day! A little goes a long way, doesn't strip or irri...
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  79. Worth the money!


    I’ve been using skinstitut for over a year now and am loving the gentle cleanser. I’ve got normal to dry skin and it really is gentle on the skin and would work well for sensitive skin too. You really only need a pea size and works well as a double cleanser when taking your makeup off with it and then cleansing again to make sure there’s no remaining dirt/makeup and oils left on your skin. And you...
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  80. Number one cleanser


    This is my all time favourite cleanser, gentle on the skin, yet still able to clear away make up and any other impurities, it never leaves my skin feeling dry or stripped of moisture.
  81. Love this cleanser!

    Eden Clark

    Was looking for a gentle everyday cleanser that isn’t drying and this product ticks all the boxes! Skin feels very clean after use without any accompanying dryness which I love! Love the smell and feel of the product also.
  82. Cleanser


    This is okay, I feel like it’s not the best as what I thought it would be. I don’t feel like my face is super clean but I am still giving it a chance to see if I notice any improvements :)
  83. Feeling fresh


    I have been using this product for a while now as i was instructed to use it for after laser care which has been amazing on my underarms but I have also been using it as a cleanser for my makeup removal. It makes my skin feel so refreshed after each use.
  84. Love this cleanser


    This is one of the only cleansers that actually gets my skin clean without drying it out or making it break out
  85. Most gentle cleanser


    I love this cleanser it gets all my make up off and makes me skin feel really clean with out drying it out. I have very oily skin and this cleanser has definitely reduced the amount of oil in my T zone. Must have!
  86. Great Cleanser


    Really gentle cleanser which is great to use in the AM for a light cleanse that doesn’t strip the skin and the price is an added bonus.
  87. Great staple cleanser


    This cleanser is great if your wanting an affordable product that does it's job, it contains great ingredients and a little goes a long way. It contains next to no fragrance and I felt it definitely maintained my skin when used in a daily routine
  88. Calming and gentle cleanser


    I have sensitive skin and this cleanser is very mild and doesn’t leave my skin red and tight feeling. It cleanses the skin leaving it smooth & refreshed. My skin feels great and doesn’t react to this at all. Great for sensitive combination skin. Definitely recommend.
  89. very gentle


    this cleanser is super super gentle and you only require a tiny bit to really get a good cleanse.
  90. Removes the day away


    I have used this cleanser for as long as I can remember, it removes 98.9% of make up, I hardly have to go in afterwards with the skinstitut microbiome micellar water - depends on how much makeup I'm wearing. It's a nice refresher in the morning to start my day and at night to remove my day. Love love love it.
  91. Favourite Cleaner


    I’ve been using this cleanser for about 4 months now and it is the perfect cleanser for me. I have extremely sensitive skin which makes it hard to find a product that can effectively remove makeup without it being too harsh on my skin. This is so gentle that I can even cleanse heavy eye makeup off with ease and no pain. I’ve also found that I’m facing less breakouts as well as less dry patches sin...
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  92. Amazing product


    I love this as an everday cleanser. I use in the shower, removes all make up and leaves skin feeling amazing.
  93. Great value


    For the price of a professional cleanser this is great and doesn’t disturb the natural moisture balance of skin
  94. Gentle and Soothing


    The product is great. A little goes a long way. I use it everyday and it seems to help so far. I still have pimples pop up and it doesn’t help them much but overall it’s nice.
  95. Gentle like it says


    I bought this together with the Glycolic Scrub 14% and will alternate to the scrub after a couple of days. It is very gentle and thoroughly cleanses. Don't squeeze too much as you only need a little to cover the whole face.
  96. Great value!


    This is a really nice cleanser. It smells fresh without being overy fragranced and my skin feels clean without being tight or dry. It's great value too, and I love that it is Australian made.
  97. Skinstitut gentle cleanser


    I love all the skinstitut products. Have been using this cleanser for years and i wouldn't use anything else. I have oily skin and am prone to breakouts and this cleanser helps so much to tone down oil and deep cleanse my pores. It removes makeup really well, even waterproof mascara!
  98. Great cleanser


    I have congested, oily/dehydrated skin and I was looking for a gentle cleanser for the mornings and as my second cleanse at night. This cleanser is great - super gentle and doesn’t leave my skin tight. The first week or so it did dry me out but I knew it was my skin adjusting and now there’s no issue!
  99. Good staple


    I have oily skin and use this as one of my night cleansers because it's not too harsh, ahead of my night serums etc. However, I do find it a tad drying so I'm not sure how good it would be for people with very dry skin. It's reasonably priced and the bottle is huge.
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