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Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser 200ml

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Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser is a medium intensity, gel based cleanser that provides gentle daily exfoliation. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin.

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4.7 of 425 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Love This


I have been using this cleanser for a few years now. I use it morning and night (twice at night) and it removes all of my makeup and leaves my face feeling so soft and smooth. The tube lasts forever as it lathers and you dont need much! It's by far the best cleanser I have used and so affordable.

Most Helpful Criticism

Did nothing and didn't help hormonal acne


Unfortunately, it did nothing and didn't help with preventing hormonal acne either - I get a few bumps (probably cystic acne) on my temples and chin during a breakout and it didn't help at all, in fact my skin looks worse during the breakout. I've been using it for 1.5 months now, on and off on the t-zone only (my problematic zone).
  1. Love This


    I have been using this cleanser for a few years now. I use it morning and night (twice at night) and it removes all of my makeup and leaves my face feeling so soft and smooth. The tube lasts forever as it lathers and you dont need much! It's by far the best cleanser I have used and so affordable.
  2. Can not live without

    Chanelle j

    If your not using this you need to.
    Keeps my skin clear even at that time of month. It's reduced my breakouts. Calmed my skin. I no longer have oily skin. It's been a repeat purchase for years.
  3. Great cleanser for everyday use


    I have used this cleanser morning and night for about 5 months now and love it. I won’t use anything else now
  4. Love this!


    My skin loves this cleanser! I have sensitive skin and this is gentle enough while still giving me amazingly smooth skin. My skin is so soft and clear and really feels fresh and clean after use. I recommend it to all!
  5. Hydrating yet gentle cleanser


    Ive been using lactic cleanser for a week now & I have very dry dehydrate skin, ive noticed a big difference in texture and prefer this one over glycol cleanser for a dry skin as it doesn't strip the barrier as much
  6. good cleanser


    I have hormonal cystic acne and unfortunately have not found anything that helps with this problem
    this cleanser did however help with spots and definately did not make my acne worse
    my skin still felt clean and nice
  7. Good Cleanser


    I absolutely loved this product to start with but found over time it dried out my skin a bit too much. It was great for all pimples as they dried out and went away, but I have a lot of congestion under the skin and it just ended drying up the top layer. I have very delicate, dehydrated skin so I would maybe only use this once a week now.
  8. Best Cleanser I’ve Ever Used


    I purchased this cleanser for the first time about 12 months ago, I started to suffer with bad acne on my chin and nothing seemed to help. Within weeks of using this my skin completely cleared up and changed. I have had amazing skin since using this and other products from the Skinstitut range. It is also so affordable which is such a great bonus
  9. Works


    My skin was feeling yuck after winter hit, especially after sitting in a/c and having warmer showers it was so drying but still suffering from pimples, mainly hormonal This lovely cleanser has really had a positive affect on my skin it’s left feeling clean but hydrated. Give it a try !
  10. Best cleanser Ive used


    This is an excellent cleanser for my sensitive skin.

    Easily removes sunscreen and leaves my skin glowing.

    No irritation to my eyes. A little goes a long way so is very economical.
  11. nice smoothing cleanser


    This products is great for smoothing my skin. I recently transitioned to this cleanser to help with a breakout. It works very well. It hasn't irritated my skin and has begun to minimise the breakouts. It's a large size bottle and a little goes a long way. I haven't noticed a significant drop in skin redness hence only 4 stars
  12. Perfect


    This is perfect for daily use with the gentle cleanser
  13. My go to cleanser!


    I have been using this cleanser for over year. I did stop to use this brand to try other brands and my skin has been problematic since. I went back to this cleanser and I can see a massive difference. I am off to buy my 3rd bottle now. I will never ever try any other brands again
  14. Clean


    This cleanser love it makes my skin feel nice fresh and glowing
  15. A lifesaver for my skin


    This has helped my skin SO much since I started using it. Both to reduce breakouts and improve the overall tone and flare ups of redness of my skin.
  16. Leaves skin feeling really fresh, feels like it achieves a real thorough clean


    I find this cleanser leaves you feeling really fresh in the face, like it has gotten into all the pores and just cleaned them out. I find it works well with my blackheads and congestion on the cheeks. On weeks I have more troubled or sensitive skin, I tend to use this as it doesn't feel too harsh.
  17. Great for face and body!


    I use this on my face and back and it works great. It doesn't irritate my skin, which is surprising as I am using prescription retinol cream for my face, making me sensitive to a lot of products. I use it for my chest and back acne too. A little also goes a long way.
  18. Gentle on sensitive/combination skin


    Currently dealing with reaction to antibiotic skin rash and this product has been gentle, no sting, has helped clear flaky skin and cleans makeup easily
  19. Love this product.


    Cleanser works so well with my skin compared to other cleanses definitely reduces break outs.
    The gel cleanser formula, cleans all makeup, mascara and dirt away leaving only a fresh feeling face, hydrated and not dry.
  20. Gentle daily exfoliation


    I found this was a good way to add gentle exfoliation to my routine. I still use a chemical exfoliant once per week, but I feel that between the L Lactic cleanser and this my skin is bright and smooth. My only gripe is that you can't ever just squeeze our the recommended pea sized amount, it's always way more (as with most skinstitut products)
  21. Clear skin


    I have a lot of redness on my cheeks and red marks along my jaw and chin, within a couple days of using this I noticed a huge improvement. My skin feels clean without stripping it and making it dry or tight. Love this
  22. Great everyday cleanser


    I am a big fan of Skinstitute full stop, but this is my everyday go to cleanser. My skin has never been so clear and it doesn’t dry my skin out. I use it in conjunction with the glycolic scrub and couldn’t be happier.
  23. Great cleanser


    I use this every night after I have used micellar water. I think it's the secret to my good skin, I rarely get pimples and my oil it kept at bay. I use this to remove my mascara too, not sure if you are supposed to but it doesn't irritate me
  24. Awesome


    great for tougher skin that isn't easily irritated by harsh products, helps clean progessive teen acne and reduces the amount of breakouts
  25. Great for tougher skin


    I order this for my boyfriend, he is a tradie and it works really well cleansing his skin deeply and preventing breakouts. It caused me to break out as i have sensitive skin & it is quite drying, but works really well for him. He loves it!
  26. Awesome


    great for getting rid of whiteheads and help to clear my acne without drying out my skin which tend to happen
  27. Cleared my 2-year problem with Acne on my cheeks


    For 2 years I've had acne on my cheeks and I would have never been able to clear my skin if not for this cleanser. I know that L-Lactic acid will tend to purge the skin and I did go through this for 1 month. But I stuck with it and after 1 month, my acne has slowly stopped coming until I had none (other than the hormonal time of the month acne). I could not believe it! I will definitely recommend using this with the Gentle Cleanser for double cleansing at night and especially for those with sensitive acne-prone skin. I will forever thank this brand for this product for helping me clear my acne.
  28. Did nothing and didn't help hormonal acne


    Unfortunately, it did nothing and didn't help with preventing hormonal acne either - I get a few bumps (probably cystic acne) on my temples and chin during a breakout and it didn't help at all, in fact my skin looks worse during the breakout. I've been using it for 1.5 months now, on and off on the t-zone only (my problematic zone).
  29. Ah-Ma-Zinggggg


    I love this cleanser. It was recommended L-Lactic Cleanser during a microdermabrasion 3 weeks ago as my skin was feeling dry. Previously I was using the Glycolic 12% Cleanser of an evening and the Gentle Cleanser during my morning routine. I've now swapped out the Glycolic 12% (using occasionally for a deep clean) with the L-Lactic Cleanser and my blemishes that I was battling have almost cleared up.
  30. Such a good face wash


    I just reordered this forgot how much i love it leaves ur face so clean and shiny
  31. Must have cleanser!


    I have combination skin and this cleanser adapts to all stages that my skin goes through. The sizing is amazing for the price, and it lasts for months as you only need a small amount for each use. Highly recommend!
  32. Cleanse, exfoliate & hydrate


    I was first skeptical and scared with the word lactic acid...how wrong was I. This cleanser is great when you need an extra cleanse that still offers similar gentleness from the other gentle cleanser. Nice refreshing scent. Non drying formula leaving skin very soft and hydrated.
  33. Fresh gentle exfoliant without the need for scrubbing.


    Love this product. I use it everyday! It’s gentle, yet cleanses very well! It ensures that my nighttime skin products can absorb well.
  34. Best cleanser


    Still my fav go to cleanser! Doesnt dry out my skin and gets all my eye make up off too!
  35. Fresh and clearing


    I first received a sample of this as a gift from Adore Beauty when I had ordered another product and loved it. A little goes a long way and it leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh without being abrasive on the skin. It is great for daily use and combined with an exfoliator on alternating days. Very happy with this product.
  36. Favorite daily cleanser


    Best gentle chemical exfoliating wash for daily use! I alternate this with the Alpha H balancing cleanser daily. Keeps my skin clean without stripping off moisture.
  37. Obsessed with this product


    This is cleanser is my holy grail - Can not go without it!
    I have purchased it over and over again & use it daily. Many other cleansers leave my skin red after use, this one does not - it has lightened my pigmentation & keeps my skin free of pimples.
  38. Beautiful Gentle Cleanser


    I was turned onto this product by a very experienced skin clinician. Used it religiously for 1 year, it is definitely a winner as far as cleaning the skin, gentle and soothing, no redness, even tone, yes would definitely recommend it.
  39. Fresh


    Doesn’t strip the skin of moisture but leaves your face feeling squeaky clean, soft and smooth. The smell definitely is not my favourite but it’s tolerable. Hasn’t caused any eczema or cystic acne or pimples.
  40. Flaking Skin


    After reading this product is suitable for dry sensitive irritated skin, i was looking forward to using it. First couple of times was great however i started noticing my skin becoming flaky and dry patches. Probably better on other people but i immediately stopped using and returned.
  41. Last ages and works!


    Great value product. Cleans my skin without stripping and helps fight away breakouts. I feel like it’s quite hydrating for a cleanser and lasts ages!! I was suggested it can help work for evening pigmentation or scarring but unfortunately it didn’t do that me. Still will continue to buy for other benefits though
  42. Brilliant Cleanser


    Doesnt break out or dry out my sensitive skin and keeps it looking and feeling the best it ever has. Used a different cleanser for a couple of weeks, and could feel the difference. Lesson learnt, stick with what works
  43. Value for money


    Have been using this cleanser for years and it never disappoint me. I have dry combination skin with acne and this product is so gentle and clears my acne. The best part of it all it’s value for your money.
  44. Gentle on skin


    The most gentle skin cleanser I have ever used.
  45. gentle cleanser that made my skin glow hydrated deep cleanser and smooth


    great cleanser a little goes a long way
    exfoliating yet gentle
    Smooths complexion and leaves it feeling balanced
  46. Amazing and affordable


    I am in love with this cleanser! It’s great value for money and an excellent product.
  47. Clumsy packaging, nothing close to dermalogica


    I was told this line (Skinstitut) is the closest to Dermalogica - not true. The packaging is very clumsy, you have to flip open the top (which was upside down) in the shower and so much wastage occurs each time. I noticed no difference in my skin but it did not address dryness, flaking or dry patches and sensitivity. My skin felt really tight and dehydrated after using. The bottle was also huge.
  48. Great


    This product has a gel-like consistency and foams slightly with use. It leaves my skin hydrated but is very effective, especially with occasional blocked pores. I have dry, sometimes sensitive skin and this is lovely to use. I'd repurchase, and would also recommend.
  49. Great value


    Love this cleanser. A little goes a long way. Skin feels soft and clean afterwards. I am 51 with fair, normal to dry skin. I’m giving it 5 stars because I can’t fault it at all.
  50. Amazing value for a great product


    This one of my favourite cleansers. It’s gentle on the skin and keeps it hydrated. It’s a nice consistency and comes generously sized. Very happy with this product and others in the Skinstitut range.
    I have dry to combination skin with the occasional break out.
  51. Best for sensitive skin


    For me with sensitive skin, I am going to say it does the job, no redness and I feel it cleans the skin.

    I love this product and you get so much mL for the price you pay.

    No obnoxious smell too!

    Win Win!
  52. Favourite cleanser


    This is my absolute favourite face cleanser. I use it day and night, it leaves the face clean without feeling too dry. I recently went about a week without use and my skin started breaking out for the first time in ages. Huge 200ml bottle is a plus.
  53. Amazing morning cleanser


    Love all skinstitut products. They have great active ingredients at such an affordable price. I use this cleanser in the morning, it leaves my skin feeling clean but not dry. Would recommend for oily skin
  54. Thorough clean!


    I received a 50mL sample of this so tossed it in my gym bag. Absolutely impressed with it as it removes all traces of makeup and sweat and leaves my skin feeling beautifully clean after exercising. Would purchase for daily use!
  55. Amazing deep clean without drying your skin out


    This has been my go-to cleanser for a couple of years now and I absolutely love it!

    I use it once or twice a week at night (I use the Skinstitut Gentle Cleanser on other nights) when I want a deep clean.

    Despite the fact that it contains L-Lactic acid and is a foam cleanser, I find it doesn't dry my skin out.
  56. Great for deep clean


    I use once a week. It’s really nice for a deep clean. My skin feels clean and smooth after.
  57. The best scrub ever!


    Having suffered from acne all my teenage years and well into my adult life, this has been the saving grace for me. A scrub that uses active ingredients and actually works! Great to use 1-2 times a week scrubbing and for an extra work over as a mask in trouble areas. I’ve also been on roaccutane for the last year and find it gentle enough for my skin during this period!
  58. Love it, but did dry my skin out


    I honestly loved this cleanser. The smell is amazing and it gives you a really good, deep clean feeling on the skin.

    The only downside, it did dry my skin out and it did feel quite tight afterward. It is winter though, and I think my skin has been a lot more dryer these cold months so I will definitely continue using in the warmer months to come.
  59. Great


    Ive been using this product for about a year and it definitely helped to clear up my skin but i did find it to be abit drying around the eye area
  60. In love with this product


    Received this product in a gift box from my sister and have been using it since April and my skin is so much better. Less pimples and leaves my skin feeling amazing.
  61. My number one cleanser


    i LOVE this cleanser. it feels so good, its not drying, leaves you super clean. i just love it. its the only cleanser i have purchased again. i will say to skinstitut please change the packaging, i have lost so much product. its just too runny of a consistency for its current packaging.
  62. GREAT


    Great cleanser - doesnt make my skin feel dry after like others. Little goes a long way.
  63. Cool and fresh on skin


    Has a lovely cool fresh gel feeling to it. Beautiful scent too. My skin always feels nice and plump after using this and never dry like most cleansers. This bottle goes a long way I only use a small pea size amount each night on my face halo or with my hands and it foams up nicely. Lasts me 5-6 months of daily use!
  64. Great everyday cleanser


    I was put on to this cleanser by my beautician and I find it balances my skin nicely and leaves it really clean! It's an economical product as it lasts for a long time as you don't need much. Great value really especially with Adore's pricing.
  65. Has cleared blackheads


    I got this as a sample and have given it to my partner to use. He had been using it for only 2 weeks now and I have noticed that his blackheads are clearing up and his skin is looking brighter. I am now going to try it myself after seeing such fast results with his skin
  66. too much comes out


    The only thing I dont like about this product is the packaging.. it says to only use a pea sized amount but its very hard to only get a small amount out with how its packaged
  67. Fantastic and removing stubborn makeup


    I find this removed makeup and cleanses better than other cleansers I have used in the past, without being too harsh and stripping. I have sensitive skin, prone to redness and use this product with no issues. It seems to calm my skin somewhat, whilst cleansing and hydrating out the same time. Has a light scent that isn’t overpowering.
  68. The BEST face wash


    I’m obsessed with this brand and I would highly recommend to anyone with super sensitive skin. I’ve been battling acne for a long time and find many products break me out but this makes my skin the clearest it’s been. It also makes it feel clean but not drying at all!!
  69. the packaging is a nightmare


    I love this cleanser so much, but the packaging is so bad. I have found that the consistency of the cleanser means it drips everywhere and comes out of the bottle so fast that I often waste so much. If they change the packaging to a pump bottle I will 100% purchase but until then.... adios!
  70. Overall great product

    Ms Z

    I love skinstitut products and recently received a sample of this and I must say was pretty good on my skin. My skin looked clean and fresh after the use.
  71. Caused redness and congestion


    This cleanser seemed to strip my skin of all moisture to the point my skin was an oily mess trying to battle the dryness I had from using it, I ended up with redness and oil deposits as well as an uneven texture. Would not recommend for people with even the slightest sensitivity.
  72. Repeat purchase


    The only cleanser I have repeat purchased. Foams really nicely and feels so cool and calming on my skin. Cant fault.
  73. Good product


    I like this product. I think it’s a good go to cleanser and is good value for money. I absolutely love the glycolic cleanser and this one is a good cleanser to use between scrubs.
  74. A Lightly Foaming Everyday Cleanser


    I bought this cleanser on a whim. Had only used the Glycolic one from the same brand before. This is like a clear gel type cleanser that is lightly foaming. But it feels lovely on the skin. Cleans nicely even when I'm wearing makeup I just do a double cleanse and everything comes off.
    The Tube is huge and lasts ages cause you only need a pea size amount of cleanser each time. I usually don't like low foaming cleansers but this one has changed my mind!!
  75. Love this cleanser!


    A friend recommended this cleanser to me a year ago, and I love it! I use it in the morning in the shower and it leaves my skin feeling super clean. My skin can be a little sensitive, but this product is great on it.
  76. Would recommend


    This cleanser feels great on your skin and doesn’t leave it dry afterwards. I’ve been using this range for years and it never disappoints.
  77. Best cleanser ever


    Got rid my of the dots on my head, brightens and clears the complexion of my face
  78. Leaves skin squeaky clean


    I recently switched to Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser after years using a different brand. The reviews were so good and I wasn't satisfied with my other cleanser anymore. I really love this cleanser, my skin actually feels squeaky clean after using it and after just a few days, the milia I had bear my eye cleared up!
    You really only need a pea sized amount and it smells nice too. Cruelty free
  79. Great cleanser!


    This cleanser also exfoliates, leaving your complexion glowing and decongested. I received a 50ml sample of this and really liked it for my dehydrated, sometimes hormonal skin. I’ll stick to this when my skin is playing up as I already use a chemical exfoliant. But a great buy and so reasonably priced.
  80. Love this product


    Love this product! I have very sensitive skin and this cleanser has never caused a reaction and feels lovely.
  81. Helps to control texture


    I haven’t been using this daily but instead when I feel like the texture of my skin is about to go wayward. It has really helped to keep it in check.


    Such a great cleanser! Perfect introduction to acids and using them in your cleansers. Fairly mild, gel substance, when mixed in water creates bubbles that penetrate into your skin. Really gives your skin and pores a great clean!
  83. Excellent Cleanser


    I use this cleanser every night after removing my makeup with my face halo. I love how it leaves my skin feeling really clean, but not stripped and dry. I have normal to dry skin. The packaging means that the cleanser comes out really fast though so be careful!


    I have combination skin and this product made me break out! After using this morning and evening I have noticed my skin to become so dry. I feel like this product does not clean my skin properly.
  85. Has changed my skin for the best!


    This is the best cleanser out there! Seriously has cleaned up my skin in matter of weeks
    General overall smoothness is a lot better and so less clogged in my trouble areas
    Just remember to shake before use ;)
  86. One of the best


    I use this every night before bed and wake up with amazing skin. This is just fantastic!!! Definitely a must have for me!
  87. Nice cleanser


    I have sensitive skin and this cleanser is great, however, I use it every second day as it can be a tad drying. And I mean just a tad. It foams up and leaves my skin feeling so clean and fresh. You only need a pea-sized amount too so it's great value for money.
  88. Effective cleanser


    I received a free sample of this cleanser, which did a good job of removing all traces of my make-up after a night out. It didn't dry out my skin and it didn't cause any redness or irritation. My skin felt fresh and clean after using this, and I especially enjoyed its pleasant minty fragrance.
  89. Not for sensitive/acne prone skin


    Unfortunately, as much as I love the skinstitut brand, this cleanser caused more congestion and dryness on my sensitive/acne prone skin
  90. I have acne prone skin.. didn't make me break out


    Im always nervous trying new cleansers on my acne prone and sensitive skin, but this had been fine, i haven't noticed an improvement yet in acne as its so temperamental i never know what is happening, but its definitely not worse.. skin does feel very clean afterwards, will continue using
  91. Skinstitut is such a fantastic brand, and this cleanser is a major go!


    I received a very generously-sized sample with my last order. I have absolutely loved every Skinstitut product I have purchased or have been given a sample of, and this product was no different. It is very gently on the face! I've been using it as a second step cleanser to remove my makeup, and it leaves my face feeling fresh, clean, smooth and bright. I really enjoy the texture and how it feels 'cooling' to the face. The smell is pleasant! I am thinking of purchasing this again although I have a few other cleansers that I already really enjoy in my skincare routines. The best part of this product is that a little squeeze goes a long, long way, and my tiny sample has lasted a very long time despite almost daily usage.
  92. Love how fresh I feel after using this cleanser!


    I love this cleanser, it smells lovely and is gentle on my sensitive skin. I love how fresh and clean my face feels and looks after I've used it. Am a big fan and have already recommended it to friends!
  93. Love my L-Lactic


    I have ageing skin, and this is by far the best cleanser I've ever used. Lathers and cleanses so beautifully, leaves my skin feeling fresh and smells divine.
  94. A bathroom staple for me!


    I love this cleanser! When I started a new beauty routine this was one of the first products I bought and it's perfect. I use it every morning and the Skinstitute Gentle Cleanser at night and I definitely think it helped clear blemishes.
    You only need a small amount and I like the smell of it. Plus such a big bottle lasts quite a while - perfect for a daily product!
  95. Gentle and refreshing


    Removes make up, and leaves my skin feeling clean but not dry or ripped from all its goodness! I will definitely be buying again.
  96. Great cleanser


    Loving this as one of my chemical exfoliants (I don’t touch physical ones) it’s gentle on skin (mine can be quite sensitive) my skin feels great after
  97. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing Product.


    I can't believe how clean my face feels. Highly recommended this product in addition to the addition products form the brand.
    You won't be disappointed.
  98. Gentle


    I dont have sensitive skin but I do get breakouts on my chin and usually any cleanser I use on that area stings, not this one. Its so gentle that even on fresh breakouts it doesn't sting or irritate. Also cleanses the rest of my face without making it feel dry.
  99. Fantastic gentle (but effective) cleanser


    I am prone to getting dry skin -, especially in Melbourne's winter each year. This cleanser is gentle on my skin but very effective. You only need a tiny bit as a little goes a long way. My skin feels fresh and clean and soft after use. I received this as a GWP and I'm hooked. I like to follow this up with a serum, night cream, and rose hip oil. My skin appears plumper and I have a nice glow the next morning when I wake up. I highly recommend this one! Great value for money too!
  100. My skin loves this stuff


    My skin responded really well to this cleanser. I feel like it gives a great clean and a little goes a long way - only criticism is that the bottle is a bit hard to use. It's a struggle to get the lid open and then HEAPS comes out if you're not careful so best not to open it while holding it upside down.

    I have quite delicate and sensitive skin, but I don't get any sensitivity from this product and it didn't sting when I accidentally got some in my eyes (although I still would not use this for removing eye makeup). It has earned its place in my regular routine for sure!
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