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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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4.6 of 667 reviews

94% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Cleanser and exfoliater in one.

Mel

This product is great it is a cleaner and mild exfoliant in one. It is a lovely product and it is non drying and gentle on sensitive skin.

Most Helpful Criticism

Not for sensitive skin

Lizzy

Nice texture but do not use if you have sensitive or dry skin. Resulted in pimples and flakiness.
  1. Cleanser and exfoliater in one.

    Mel

    This product is great it is a cleaner and mild exfoliant in one. It is a lovely product and it is non drying and gentle on sensitive skin.
  2. Great cleanser to keep on top of acne - and I have dry/sensitive skin

    Lucy

    This has NEVER irritated my skin - and it is normally so dry and with pimples around my chin. Really helps clear it up in a gentle way. Fabulous cleanser, for acne prone skin like mine (in my late 20s!).
  3. Very drying

    MM

    This cleanser made my skin feel very dry and tight, even if I put on a moisturiser straight after. My bf used it as well and said the same thing. Would not repurchase.
  4. Leaves you squeaky clean

    Nat

    verified purchaser
    I don't use this as my daily cleanser but rather, I just use it when I have a breakout on my face. I feel that it's been really effective in that sense. It lathers up so nicely so a little goes a long way. The reason for 4 stars is because it leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean, which you may like, but I don't particularly.
  5. New fav!

    Line

    Great cleanser, gentle but deep cleansing. Leaves my skin beautifully clean and glowing. Love the smell too. Wilk keep using definitely
  6. new favourite cleanser

    Kay

    Got this as a sample and will definitely be purchasing the full size. Leaves skin feeling clean (but not dry) and soft.
  7. Decent

    Sarah

    I liked this cleaner, but felt I needed something stronger for my skin. A good but gentle exfoliant.
  8. Favourite cleanser

    Fay

    verified purchaser
    The price is right, it’s gentle and cleanses so well, I have much clearer skin (I have chin bumps and in between my brows) and they all cleared up I am sold, will be buying Again
  9. I love this!

    Grace

    verified purchaser
    I love this cleanser so much. You only need a tiny amount, so it lasts a long time. Leaves skin feeling really fresh and clean, ready for a moisturiser or serum. I've definitely noticed less breakouts since I started using this about a year ago.
  10. Good cleanser but a bit dry

    Linh

    Skin will feel soft and smooth after cleansing, but slightly dry. I believe this cleanser is more suitable for oily-normal skin than dry skin.

    I would give it 4.5 stars
  11. must have

    elaine

    I love this cleanser. It leaves my skin refreshed and I've had minimal breakouts since I started using it. Definitely helps the skin become glowy. Very reliable purchase, and lasts for ages!
  12. A gentle introduction to acids

    CT

    I had a bad experience with a Glycolic Acid toner before which frightened me off all AHAs.

    This is so gentle and I use it daily. I feel like my forehead was noticeably smoother after a week which had a slightly bumpy texture before. A few pimples on my cheeks came to head quicker than they usually would whereas previously they would just remain dormant deep below the surface where I ...
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  13. Cleared up my blackheads!

    Alannah

    Amazing everyday cleanser.

    I have suffered with blackheads and clogged pores on my nose for as long as I can remember. I have trialled almost every product on the market that is aimed at blackheads and not one of them has had any effect.

    After just one week of using this product there is a noticeable difference. The blackheads on my nose have reduced incredibly, and my n...
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  14. My go-to cleanser

    Issy

    This cleanser is my absolute go-to. I have been using this cleanser for the last 6 months and it cleared up my hormonal acne and really keeps those breakouts at bay. It is gentle enough to use on somewhat sensitive skin (although it may take a week or so to adjust to the cleanser) and I really recommend. It also has a lovely fragrance to it as well which is an additional bonus!
  15. Smooth skin

    Claires27

    I purchased this after it was recommended to me on live chat and have used it for about a week. My skin feels so smooth and soft but I find I do need to pair it with a hydrating moisturizer as it can be a little drying.
  16. Great for dry uneven skin

    Mel

    I received this as a sample and have fallen in love. I have dry, uneven skin thanks to rosacea. This wash left my skin clean and soft, and ready for my serum and moisturiser. Will definetly purchase it again.
  17. Go to

    Kyles

    This is my go to cleanser currently. Has not irritated or dried out my skin, removes make up well.
  18. Helped me a lot

    Iz

    When I had really bad acne, I could really count on this to help clear it. It works so so well. I use it every night to cleanse my skin and it works amazingly. This skincare brand has transformed my skin forever!
  19. Great nightly cleanser

    SarahMareeDee

    Mu nightly ritual is to remove makeup/suncreen with my face halo, then lather with this. Although my skin is dry, I find this great for penetrating top layer of dead skin cells so that my hydrating products penetrate.
  20. Smooth skin

    Dii

    I received this as a bonus gift. A little goes a fair way, makes my skin feel so smooth. Definitely will be buying the full sized product once this runs out.
  21. Excellent and lasts ages

    MadelinS

    I can use this everyday, and it is wonderful and I have no flare ups or break outs. A really gentle cleanser, and it lasts ages.
  22. Love this

    Larissa

    I am using this together with other Skinstitute products, Gentle Cleanser, Even Blend & 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.
  23. Great basic cleanser

    Emily

    This cleanser does the job, has actives in it and doesn’t make your skin feel stripped.
  24. Best Cleanser Ever.

    Taylor

    Yes, definitely a big call but 100% in my opinion correct. :) I have been using this cleanser for over a year now and continue to reorder. I have tried many in the past from such brands as Alpha-H and asap but I keep coming back to this product. It isn't too harsh and removes make up so well. Sometimes a double cleanse is needed depending on how much make up I have on that day. Whenever my friends...
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  25. A little goes so far!

    ShannonNicole

    I received this in a bonus gift and am so impressed! You only need the the tiniest bit and it lathers up so well. My skin feels really smooth a hydrated.
  26. Bargain price and with results

    Whitney

    Awesome for removing make up, doesn’t leave skin feeling tight after washing it. I have slight psoriasis on my face and it doesn’t irritate it or make it worse. I’ve gotten 2 friends and my mum onto this cleanser and it’s an all round winner!
  27. The cleanser you didn't know you needed.

    MLN27

    This cleanser was recommended by my facial therapist whilst my skin concern was oiliness and acne-prone, and this is honestly one of the best cleansers out there - much better than common brands you would see in Mecca Maxima, Sephora etc.

    It doesn't foam up and give a drying result but rather stays in a gel texture that easily glides over the skin and leaves your skin feeling settled...
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  28. Gentle and effective

    Sarah

    I love this cleanser. I use it after I have a shower and it makes my skin feel so nice
  29. Gentle Soothing Cleanser

    Kate

    This is a nice gentle cleanser that is great for daily use as it cleanses without drying. It has a refreshing scent and is soothing to use. I'd definitely use this product again.
  30. Fantastic

    Sss

    I wanted to change skincare brands as I wasn't getting the results I wanted. Reading reviews galore and researching brands was tough, but I loved that Skinstitut was about results and not pretty packaging (although I quite like the packaging)! At first I wasn't sure how I'd enjoy the gel type cleanser this one is, but quickly I realised that it washed away makeup and didn't leave my skin dry. Afte...
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  31. Nice cleanser

    Kelly

    A good, gentle gel cleanser. Was a little afraid about it containing lactic acidosis, but my skin reacted well.
  32. Grear cleanser

    Jessica

    This is an effective gel cleanser. I was concerned about the acids in this because I use active serums and was worried too much would irritatr my skin, but it did not at all. I experienced no unpleasant sensation, redness or irritation even when I used an acid serum afterwards.
    This cleaned my skin well without stripping it or drying it out.
    It's smells fruity. I massage a pea size amo...
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  33. Value for money

    Brigitte

    This bottle lasts forever! I've been switching between a few skinstitut cleansers and I like this one the best. Its gentle whilst still containing lactic acid which I love. The consistency and smell are also a massive plus.
  34. Worked for my Acne

    Ayu

    I was suggested of this by Australian laser, initially i thought i got ripped off however i did not notice good change in my skin and acne. I stopped getting acne really soon after using this plus it does clean my skin very well. I cant say it helped with evening out the tone or anything but didnt make it worse either. Been using it since one year and ordered another one too - 200 ml lasted me a y...
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  35. Good gentle cleanser

    Ally

    This is a good gentle cleanser option if you have dry skin but are not a huge fan of cream cleansers. I find my skin feels cleansed afterwards without feeling tight or dry.

    You definitely need to make sure you follow the instructions and only use a pea-sized amount.
  36. gentle and effective cleanser

    Frey

    On my third bottle, it will always be my go to, so inexpensive for the quality. Always leaves my skin clean and fresh
  37. Such a good cleanser

    Kat

    I found this didn’t dry me out, seems to work well. I like how it’s a 2in 1 kinda. It smells kinda funny but I got this as a deluxe sample and I will buy when I run out.
  38. Gently exfoliates

    Rich

    This cleanser is in a gel form but contains a chemical exfoliant so it’s a good way to exfoliate your skin if you don’t want to use a harsh scrub
  39. Gentle exfoliator option for more sensitive skin

    Olivia

    With fairly sensitive skin, I've reacted in the past to stronger exfoliants but found this one great to use 2-3 times each week.
    My skin looked brighter after a couple of weeks and it's an easy step to fit into your routine, being a wash off cleanser.
    Would definitely buy again!
  40. Great cleanser

    Cindy

    Really nice cleanser, feels refreshing, doesn’t dry skin out great for every couple of day use
  41. Such a great cleanser

    Chloe

    I am now on my third bottle of this stuff, feels so great on my skin! wouldn't go past this if youre looking for a great cleanser to compliment your skin care kit!
  42. Great product

    Melissa D

    After trying a lot of cleansers for my sensitive skin, I have found most of the skinsituit range to be really fantastic! This particular product has been a such a great purchase. I generally breakout due to hormonal changes, and I have sensitive mature skin. With this, My blemishes are less noticeable.
    My 12 year old daughter has also been using it as she has started breaking out with teen a...
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  43. Great for occasional use but avoid with sensitive skin

    ALW

    This is a really lovely cleanser for occasional use - as it is strong! I have normal skin, and even this felt strong. However, I still really enjoyed it and will be using it occasionally when I have breakouts. I love every time I receive a sample from skinstitut as nothing from this brand disappoints!
  44. Great nightime cleanser

    zcvorsh

    My skin is super sensitive and often reacts badly to skin products. I used to use the gentle cleanser in both the mornings and evenings but found I needed to do double wash in the evenings in order to really clean my skin with it. I also tried using the glycolic scrub every few days and found it to be too harsh. This product has been the perfect in-between, cleans my skin thoroughly and doesn't o...
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  45. Best cleanser ever!!

    Caitlyn

    I have oily, acne prone skin and this cleanser is the best I’ve ever used!! A little bit goes a long way and my skin feels so fresh and clean without feeling stripped. I love it so much!!!
  46. A great beginner product to AHA/BHAs

    Elisa

    I am quite pleased with the results so far I have used this product for about a month now and I slowly introduced it into my skincare regime. I have noticed in general brighter, clearer skin. Given that you only need a pea sized amount it is very good value for money. The product smells nice too and is very gentle on the skin. I would definitely recommend to someone who has never used a chemical e...
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  47. Light gel cleanser

    Mrs Smith

    A must have cleanser. Light gel consistency, thoroughly cleans without stripping the skin.
    Have used Skinstitut cleansers for years and have not found a comparison for my skin.
  48. Skin feels clean

    Laura M

    Value for money for the size of the tube. Skins feels nice and clean without drying out. Has a nice smell to it. I feel like my skin looks smoother.
  49. Doesn't sting my skin

    Taza

    I use a-lot of skinstitut products and this one lived up to my expectations of the brand. I have dry skin but this product doesn't sting my skin, smooths nicely. As others have said don't over use it or you will end up with pimples. I use it 2 times a week and this works nicely.
  50. Good cleanser

    Tam

    Great cleanser, removes makeup very easily but a little to strong for dry skin
  51. Great

    Simone

    This is great to use if you have active breakouts. I find it to be a little too strong during the winter or when my skin is just happy. In general I try not to use too many strong or active ingredients unless I need them. But when I am flying and traveling for work, I do love to use this one 2 times per day to keep my skin really clean and balanced.
  52. Excellent for dehydrated skin

    Sam

    I have dehydrated skin, and as a result tend to get quite oily. I use the L-Lactic Cleanser as my second cleanser in my double cleanse, and it does a great job of gently exfoliating my skin, without leaving it feeling tight or irritated. I find it works better for my skin than the glycolic cleanser in the range, which tends to irritate my skin after use.

    Really great price point as ...
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  53. great cleanser

    stelle

    Really love this cleanser, I find it helps to tighten my face as I follow this from the Gyloclic Scrub. I have been using this less and i find it can be a bit stripping. I still love it and think its a great for my dry skin.
  54. Works great

    Tarsh

    First acid product i used and got the results I needed, very happy since i have dry sensitive, was worried about irritation but its never occured.
  55. Not for sensitive skin

    Lizzy

    Nice texture but do not use if you have sensitive or dry skin. Resulted in pimples and flakiness.
  56. Fantastic

    nils

    very well priced and good size. This lactic cleanser doesn't irritate my skin and great for daily use on my skin
  57. Effective

    Lulu

    Gentle and non-drying. It cleanses thoroughly, even removing any makeup.
  58. Great for sensitive skin!!

    Tarsh

    Was very worried with introducing acids into my skincare regimen (had chemical burns before) and this product works a treat! Never had any irritation on my dry sensitive skin. Highly recommend
  59. My favourite cleanser

    Ek

    i have dry skin and my all time concern is dryness after cleaning it..but this is the only cleanser that suited me..very delicate on my skin..love it
  60. AMAZING

    Erin

    I used this twice a day every day and I absolutely love it. I have quite dry skin and this does wonders for it. Hands down my favourite cleanser that even makes me skin feel smooth after using it!
  61. Great cleanser gentle but effective

    Phae

    I purchased full size after receiving a sample, it lasts a really long time as a little goes a long way, great for skin types that are a little more sensitive to harsher cleansers
  62. Good!

    daisy

    I use this every night and it helps me remove excess makeup and has helped drastically with breakouts. Really glad I got my hands on this. Amazing!
  63. Gentle morning cleanser

    Manda

    I found this cleanser nice and gentle to use, not too drying. I have oily skin and blackheads so I found it wasn't quite enough in the evenings, I would opt for a glycolic cleanser for a deeper clean but I found it perfect for the mornings.
  64. Acne prone skin

    J

    I use this product a few times a week, alternating with the Skinstitut daily cleanser. Its part of the routine I use the manage my break-outs and works well with my skin type as it's not too drying.
  65. Lactic

    Ya

    When my skin is feeling a bit sensitive, I'll skip the glycolic and harsher AHAs and use this lactic acid instead. Same resurfacing and soft smooth skin, less irritation
  66. Squeaky clean

    Kylie

    This is a nice deep cleanser. Makes my skin feel really clean but not dry
  67. This cleanser is lovely!

    Sandra

    I usually steer clear of foaming gel cleanses as they can be quite drying to my skin, however this is lovely and gentle. It feels nice and hydrating whilst getting the added benefit of a light exfoliation so it's a win win! Also has a lovely fresh scent.
  68. Cleansing

    Tineeka

    Excellent cleanser, I tried the sample for 2 weeks and found it to deeply clean and remove every trace of makeup. I will be purchasing the full sized product.
  69. Effective and beautiful Cleanser

    Bianca

    Been using this for about a year now. It gets make up off effectively and leaves my skin looking clean and feeling fresh. Has a beautiful smell too! Great price for such a quality product
  70. Great product

    Leesa

    I love the Skinstitut cleansers. I use this on alternate nights with the gentle cleanser. It is also gentle but I need the lactic acid to help with my oily t zone.
  71. My semi-regular cleanser

    Mama

    I used to use this up to twice daily, but found it contributed to drying out the particularly sensitive areas of skin. I have pared my use back to every 2 or 3 days and that seems to have reduced the irritation. Overall I do really like this product as one addition to my broader skin care routine. If you have sensitive skin it might take some trial and error to see if/how well your skin can tolera...
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  72. My best friend

    Mim

    I was blown away by how amazing this cleanser is, it delivers on so many levels. After only one use I could see why so many people love this product, my skin is so smooth and supple. It’s effective and smells lovely, you only need a pea size amount so it great value
  73. Love this for everyday cleansing.

    Kate

    I absolutely love this product. I use it twice daily in my skincare routine and my skin always feels so clean. Skinstitut products are so nice and very well priced compared to similar brands.
  74. Nice cleanser

    KimK

    I received this as a sample and can say I was happy with the results, but can't comment on using this cleanser long term. But happy the way it made my skin feel in the short term.
  75. good but not for everyday

    Maria

    This is a lovely cleanser, it feels soft and gentle on the face even tho it's exfoliating. I was using everyday and I think it was contributing to my face looking dull. I've cut it down to using maybe every third day after an oil cleanser, or just when I feel I've been wearing a lot of makeup or doing a heavy workout etc. This suits me better, and my skin is actually leaning on the oily side. Use ...
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  76. My favourite

    Rebecca


    This cleanser is something special - it leaves my skin feeling beautiful and clean but never stripping or drying. I ran out and have been using other product but miss it too much!! You won’t be disappointed in this one.
  77. Not for dry skin

    Kat

    I received this product in the Skinstitut starter pack, purchased from AB. I have combo skin, and unfortunately this product really dried my t-zone and cheeks out. The skin around my forehead was peeling and very itchy, I would NOT recommend this for people with dry skin. I prefer the glycolic cleanser from Skinstitut.
  78. Amazinggggg!

    Jord

    I have never used acids before on my face so was really unsure of what to expect and with sensitive skin I was a little hesitant but glad I took the plunge. Super clean after using but not tight or uncomfortable, no pain or redness( the word acid made think I was going to be in pain), my pigmentation from acne is slowly fading even after a few uses, and my skin feels smoother and firmer. Can’t fau...
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  79. Amazing!!

    Hannah

    Love love love!
    Leaves your skin feeling super clean and removes every trace of makeup. Great value for price as a little goes a long way. I have acne and blackhead prone skin which have reduced significantly after just 2 weeks of using the llactic cleanser in conjunction with the glycolic acid scrub 14%.
  80. Fantastic for cystic pimples

    GB

    I started using this during a bad bout of hormonal cystic pimples. It seemed to really help with reducing them and preventing new ones developing. My skin feels so clean and smooth after cleaning with this, and it’s gentle enough to use as part of my morning and night routines. Combined with the enzymatic micro peel mask at least once a week, my pores are the cleanest they’ve ever been!
  81. Clean and fresh

    Jesslew

    This cleanser takes off foundation and daily pollutants however it doesn't quite take all waterproof mascaras off. Perfect for removing tubular mascaras.
  82. Great Product!

    Nicole

    I started using this product over 6 months ago and it’s amazing! I definitely recommend for sensitive skin types! It’s helped my skin tremendously!
  83. Value for money

    StephyR

    For what you pay, the size is great, will last me forever! I use this as a first cleanse after wearing makeup, I then use the ordinary Squalane cleanser for my second cleanse. I good basic cleanser where a little goes a long way.
  84. Leaves skin clean!

    Sams

    This cleanser leaves my skin feeling super clean without feeling totally stripped of natural oils. Effectively cleans my skin, I use it as my second cleanser.
    My only dislike is that it has a small scent... not huge, I just prefer no scents with skincare products.
  85. A little drying

    Taryn

    While I loved how this cleanser cleared my breakouts under the surface, it really dried me out around my mouth. I was using AM & PM and now have just started using as a booster 2 times per week.
  86. great daily cleanser

    Lauren

    This is a great daily cleanser. Gentle enough but also has active ingredients (lactic acid) so you know it's working. Smells lovely too - subtle goji berry scent.
  87. Definite improvement in my skin

    Holla

    I have combination skin and have noticed a huge improvement within a few weeks. I use daily at night only after removing makeup with my Enjo pads so can’t vouch for makeup removal but the consistency of my skin (together with the Skinstitut toner & glycolic scrub 1-2x p/w) has improved my skin dramatically over the last few weeks. Don’t need much so will last ages.

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  88. Amazing!!!

    Lily

    I have tried to Gylcolic scrub before and LOVED it but my skin was a tad sensitive to it, this one is a game changer!!! Leaves your skin feeling so smooth and fresh but not dry
  89. Another Great Cleanser by Skinstitut

    Jen

    I alternate between this product and the glycolic acid cleanser however I do think this one is my favourite.
    The texture at first threw me off heaps and the smell was not pleasant but I've come to get used to it and actually enjoy it now. Whenever I'm having really clogged pores this product while it doesn't immediately do anything to remove the acne it does make my skin less sore and red, w...
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  90. Does the job

    Alicia

    This cleanser does not irritate my skin and makes my skin feel clean after-woods. Doesn't stand out as a must have but it definitely does the job.
  91. squeaky clean

    Samantha411

    I have used the glycolic cleanser for sometime now, but switched to the L-Lactic cleaner and I am really loving it!
    I'm left feeling squeaky clean without feeling dry and tight.
  92. Nice & Gentle

    L

    Love this as a morning cleanser or after gym cleanser. it's super gentle but still removes all my make up or any heavier oils or sunscreen I've put on my face and leaves my skin feeling soft.

    I sometimes include it in my night routine if I need a gentle cleanse.

    4 stars because pump packaging could be better for this product. When the bottle is new and full, way too muc...
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  93. really good

    Hayley

    I use this as the second cleanser in my evening double cleanse routine. I've stopped using scrubs on my face (too harsh) and switched to using this lactic acid every day and I've found it gives a deeper exfoliation without the surface damage of other scrubs. absolutely recommend you try it out if you're thinking about it.
  94. My new daily face wash

    Mary

    I bought this product because I wanted to change up my current skin care routine during isolation. I'm so glad I chose this one because it has become my new daily face wash. I use it once a day at night time. It does not dry out my skin and I feel like my skin is softer because of it. I have been getting less breakouts since I've started using this. My foundation looks so much smoother after intro...
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  95. Great cleanser

    Christine W

    Gentle enough cleanser for my sometimes sensitive, dry skin. Leaves my skin feeling really fresh and clean, never dry. Would only use no more than 3 times a week.
  96. Great Price!

    Simon

    This cleanser is so beautiful on the skin. Its soft and gentle yet it delivers. My skin feels so clean and fresh after using this every night.
  97. Great product

    Issy

    Although I have been experiencing hormonal breakouts over the last couple of months, I've been hesitant to try skincare products with active ingredients, until this was recommended by a friend. I was pleasantly surprised by the texture and efficacy of this cleanser! Looking forward to using it as part of my everyday skincare regime.
  98. Good gentle exfoliator cleanser

    Denise

    I like to use this cleanser when my skin is feeling a bit dry and needs a wake up call. I like to use this cleanser alternating with the gentle cleanser. It’s soothing on the skin and I haven’t had any irritations with it. Bit of a strong fragrance but I don’t mind it. A little goes a long way and you also get it cheaper at adore beauty!
  99. Hydrating cleanser!

    AJ

    Really love this cleanser after a few washes, my face looks clean, clear and super hydrated! Have never used such a hydrating cleanser.
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