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Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser 200ml

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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 795 reviews

97% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

So good for sensitive skin


I started using this product almost 3 years ago since trying a sample from a Laser Clinic where they stocked this. After suffering from acne since around 16/17 (am 25 now) I have never ever broken out from this product, and I use it nearly every night. When I run out and use something else, my pimples come back. I will never switch products - planning to stockpile as soon as I get out of uni and into a full-time job just in case the company ever switches formulas ;)

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. So good for sensitive skin


    verified purchaser
    I started using this product almost 3 years ago since trying a sample from a Laser Clinic where they stocked this. After suffering from acne since around 16/17 (am 25 now) I have never ever broken out from this product, and I use it nearly every night. When I run out and use something else, my pimples come back. I will never switch products - planning to stockpile as soon as I get out of uni and i...
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  2. Lasts a longggg time


    verified purchaser
    Love this cleanser as it's a good price and you only need a little bit so it lasts a long time. No complaints here.
  3. A beautiful and gentle cleanser


    This is yet another beautiful product made by this brand This cleanser is just gorgeous on my sensitive skin. Cannot fault this product.
  4. Does what it says


    Gives a nice cleanse with no tight feeling afterwards. I use this with my Clarisonic and i always feel clean and fresh after.
  5. Does what it says


    verified purchaser
    Gives a nice cleanse with no tight feeling afterwards. I use this with my Clarisonic and i always feel clean and fresh after.
  6. New fave cleanser


    Bought this after I became sensitive to aspects purstat cleanser (used for 3 years). I initially went to buy ASAP but some reviews mentioned this and it seemed more what I was after. This cleanser is fantastic. I have no sensitivity and it cleans really well. My only issue is the packaging as too much usually Comes out.
  7. Great gentle cleanser for dry skin


    I have very dry skin and this has been excellent for that. Nice and gentle, also doesn't irritate acne. Alternate between the Lactic Acid cleanser also by Skinstitut to keep on top of acne
  8. Gentle


    This is a very gentle cleanser. I found it too gentle for my combination skin, it is pleasant to apply and it goes on quite thick.
  9. good cleanser


    This is gentle and i use it at the end of the day. It also has an undertone smell but it is very light
  10. Great daily cleanser


    Great cleanser for daily use and a reasonable price point
  11. Soft and gentle


    My favourite cleanser. Keeps my skin feeling moist and not squeaky! Very gentle but still gets make up off.
  12. Very good


    Have been using this product for several years now and there is a reason for that. It is amazing.
  13. Staple


    LOVE this cleanser. Great price point. Nice clean subtle smell. Removes the day without stripping especially if you’re a double cleanser. It’s a repeat in my cart every Adore order.
  14. Obsessed


    I am obsessed with this cleanser! I am currently on my 5th bottle. A little bit goes a LONG way. I have combination skin and this doesn't leave me feeling dry and tight or oily either. Just super hydrated and clean.
  15. Works wonders


    I got this as a sample and after using it had to purchase it! One of my all time favourite cleansers, leaves the skin looking and feeling super clean and fresh. I started to see results after the first few washes
  16. squeaky clean


    great cleanser leaves my skin feeling very clean and gentle on the skin!!
  17. Love!


    A fantastic cleanser for the price point. Great for a fresh face feel, highly recommend this product for everyday use.
  18. Gentle cleanser


    This cleanser is good for removing make up and superficial dirt. Very gentle and kind to sensitive skin.
  19. Good value!


    This cleanser is really good at removing make-up and leaving your skin nice and clean. You also get a lot of product for the price!
  20. Kind to your skin and great for cleansing Makeup..


    Great on my sensitive acne prone skin, helps relieve any flare ups and removes makeup gently.. nice gel texture and not highly fragranced.
  21. Perfect


    I really like this cleanser. It’s nice and gentle, feels good on the skin and works well. I have tried some cleansers for my acne/oily skin that have been very drying and stripping but this one is neither of those things. Would definitely repurchase in the future.
  22. Love this cleanser


    I use this cleanser each night to wash off makeup, sunscreen, the day. I absolutely recommend. I have sensitivities/allergies with skin care and find it tricky to choose one that doesn't sting or cause redness. This cleanser is fab!
  23. Everyone's necessity

    Nat the Rat

    So great for taking off makeup (even eye makeup!) and forms up if you use a silicone fascial brush! Been using this everyday day and night for 2 years and its the bomb! IF YOU'RE READING THIS BUY IT! TRUST!
  24. great product


    I really liked this product! It was very gentle and never dried my skin out. I used this with an oil cleanser and my face always felt so refreshed afterwards. I would definitely buy this again in the future
  25. My go-to cleanser


    DEFINITELY lives up to its name of being a gentle cleanser. I have combination skin and I don't feel dry or squeaky after I use it, even if I double-cleanse, I just feel clean.

    Quite a big bottle and a pea-sized amount goes a long way, so the bottle lasts ages. Very good value for money, perfect if you're looking for a daily cleanser.
  26. Smells amazing


    Smells so good WOW. You don’t need much because it lathers up well. Lasts forever. Leaves my skin feeling clean but it’s super gentle!
  27. Perfect


    This cleanser is simple, and so gentle on your skin. Highly recommend.
  28. It's very nice


    This cleanser is nice. It leaves skin feeling fresh. It works best when you foam it up. It's gentle on the skin and perfect for what it needs to be. The bottle didn't last as long as I hoped, but it was affordable so will re-purchase.
  29. Great affordable cleanser

    Lisa Marie

    I love having this in my skincare routine, it’s gentle and doesn’t dry out my skin. Removes make up and dirt and really make me feel clean.
  30. Love this


    I have combination skin and this cleanser is so good for removing make up yet leaving the skin feeling hydrated and never tight.
  31. Great gentle cleanser!


    I tried this product after reading the reviews and loved it. I have acne prone combination skin and every cleanser I've tried seems to either dry out my skin or doesn't cleanse enough, except this one. It makes your skin feel super soft and cleansed. I use it in conjunction with the Glycolic acid scrub and the combo has definitely improved my skin. Would definitely recommend!
  32. Perfect cleanser for all skin types


    This is an amazing cleanser, I have normal to dry skin, and have been breaking out in my chin, my skin is starting to clear up, my skin feels clean and fresh with out being stripped, removes making amazingly, also gentle enough to use in eye area.
    Honestly an amazing cleanser
  33. Very gentle and calming


    Perfect for every day use, doesn’t dry out your skin like a lot of cleansers do!
  34. good choice


    I repurchased 2 bottles. After washing, the skin is smooth and clean after removing simple makeup. The foam is not very thick and dense, but it is very light and thin, but it feels good after washing and the cleansing power does not collapse. , When washing, it will not be greasy and the grease on the face will be washed clean. After washing, the face will feel very smooth and not tight.
  35. Favourite morning cleanser


    I love this. It’s the perfect light, gel/foaming cleanser. Gives your skin a gentle clean and leaves it feeling fresh. I love using it in the morning and it kind of wakes me up.
  36. Lovely & gentle


    As the name says, this is so gentle. I had a facial in winter and was recommended to use a less harsh cleanser as my skin was a bit dry, and I have loved this as an AM cleanser since.
  37. Excellent Cleanser for all Skin Types


    Due to a bout of skin irritation coming on due to my initial usage of a retinol serum, I decided to purchase the cleanser as it was advertised to be great for sensitive skin. After one day of using the cleanser, my skin felt, soft, supple and the skin irritation reduced greatly. I will continue to make this cleanser an essential component ofmy skin care routine.
  38. Best cleaners available!


    A friend initially recommended this product and I am so glad they did! My skin has never felt so soft after using a cleanser. I am obsessed. I will definitely. re-purchase this again and again.
  39. Great everyday cleanser


    This cleanser does a great job for removing the last bits of makeup after an oil cleanser. It doesn't irritate my skin and I like the gentle smell.
  40. Great product


    I am using this together with other Skinstitute products, Even Blend Serum, L-Lactic Cleanser & Rejuvinate 15, to enhance the treatment I am receiving for hormonal pigmentation.
    I have noticed a marked reduction in both the darkness and the size of the area affected by the pigmentation.
    These products are fantastic, and the price is very reasonable.
  41. Good product


    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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  42. 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.
  43. Amazing cleansing product!


    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!
  44. My one and only cleanser!


    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!
  45. All rounder


    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.
  46. 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!
  47. Awesome Cleanser


    Love this cleanser, leaves my skin feeling really clean and can remove makeup. Highly recommend
  48. 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)
  49. Staple product


    A perfect twice daily cleanser - must have beauty item!
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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.
  57. Great


    This really is a gentle cleanser. Light and effective without stripping or irritating my skin.
  58. 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!
  59. Easy on skin


    Feels nice and gentle and takes a few goes to remove all makeup
  60. 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. .
  61. 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.
  62. 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 :)
  63. 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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  64. Great cleanser


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


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


    love this, I find it very light and helps to clean my makeup.
  67. 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!
  68. 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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  69. 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.
  70. 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!
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. 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:
  75. 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
  76. 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.
  77. 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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  78. Good for make up removal


    Good for make up removal, nice for all skin types. Last a long time as well.
  79. 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.
  80. 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.
  81. 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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  82. 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.
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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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  86. 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
  87. 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!
  88. Great product


    Im loving this gentle cleanser, its as described gentle yet effective.
    Ill definitely be reordering this product.
  89. 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
  90. Great basic cleanser


    Great basic simple cleanser. Does not aggravate dry skin or overly dry skin.
    Love it!
  91. 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 $$
  92. 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!
  93. 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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  94. 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.
  95. 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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  96. True to it’s word


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


    I love this product my skin feels clean and fresh without over drying best love the price
  98. 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.
  99. 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.
  100. 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.
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