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Skinstitut L-Lactic Cleanser 200ml

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4.6 of 386 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

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

Most Helpful Criticism

Great for deep clean
I use once a week. It’s really nice for a deep clean. My skin feels clean and smooth after.
  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Gentle on skin

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

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

    I am in love with this cleanser! It’s great value for money and an excellent product.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. Great for deep clean

    I use once a week. It’s really nice for a deep clean. My skin feels clean and smooth after.
  18. 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!
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. GREAT

    Great cleanser - doesnt make my skin feel dry after like others. Little goes a long way.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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.
  29. 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!!
  30. 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!
  31. Overall great product

    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.
  32. 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.
  33. Repeat purchase

    The only cleanser I have repeat purchased. Foams really nicely and feels so cool and calming on my skin. Cant fault.
  34. 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.
  35. 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!!
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Best cleanser ever

    Got rid my of the dots on my head, brightens and clears the complexion of my face
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. Love this product

    Love this product! I have very sensitive skin and this cleanser has never caused a reaction and feels lovely.
  42. 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.
  43. AMAZING CLEANSER

    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!
  44. 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!
  45. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

    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.
  46. 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 ;)
  47. 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!
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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
  51. 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
  52. 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.
  53. 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!
  54. 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.
  55. 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!
  56. 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.
  57. 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
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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!
  61. 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!
  62. Ok for the price

    This worked well for me for quite a few months, my skin was definitely clearer and smoother. However my skin started to get used to it and it isn’t working as well for me now.
  63. Not for me

    Would not reccomend this one if you have sensitive skin - unfortunatley caused more congestion and breakouts for me so with stick with my Skinstitute Gentle Cleanser!
  64. Cant recommend enough

    I use this cleanser daily at night with the 'face halo' makeup remover and I couldn't recommend it enough. It doesn't make my skin feel dry but also leaves that nice cleansed tight feeling on the skin. I also find that if I have sensitive breakout areas on the skin it doesn't irritate them or sting my skin. A small amount goes a long way with this cleanser.
  65. Not suited for sensitive skin!

    Really disappointed in this product, its not suited to sensitive skin. It caused my skin to break out and become itchy and red.
  66. Hydrating cleanser!

    Such a hydrating cleanser, i was very surprised at the quality as the price is super affordable! I have a normal to oily skin type and was happy this didnt cause my skin to break out at all. You only need a tiny bit as well so the cleanser lasts a long time! A great investment if youre looking at changing your skin cleanser!!!
  67. Great product. Poor packing distribution.

    Great cleanser for dry skin. I use it daily in the shower. The ONLY issue with it is way more than a pea size blob comes out. Packaging that has a more controlled exit of the product would be great to make it last so much longer.
  68. Great, affordable cleanser!

    I switched to this cleanser because of the affordable price and wasn’t expecting much, but was surprisingly shocked at how good the quality of this cleanser is! Made my skin very soft and supple, and removed makeup well - I did find that I needed two washes to feel super clean though. A little goes a long way so I find these cleansers last for ages too! Didn’t break out my normal/oily skin
  69. A great “clean” feel cleanser for dry skin

    I have normal to dry skin and am always reccomended a cream cleanser but I don’t like the sensation of residue on my skin. This provides a clean skin sensation and eliminates makeup (when I double cleanse) without stripping away all the natural oils. I generally am a bit of a cleanser floozy and don’t settle on one type or brand but I can see myself repurchasing this.
  70. Very surprised with the cleanser

    It doesn't leave my skin dry at all and the result is very fresh
  71. Best daily cleanser

    I use this every morning and night! It’s fantastic for washing away a full face of make up and definitely helps keep my hormonal skin under control (with use of other skinstitut products).
  72. Too drying and breakout

    I really wanted to love this after all the amazing reviews but it was far too drying for my skin,even though I have combination skin with a very oily t-zone. It also made me breakout badly (not just new product/skin clearing-out but large, under the skin pimples). Also,the product is very running and so it's hard to control the amount the comes out of the tube (a pump bottle might be better).
  73. Calming

    By far my favourite cleanser. It smells incredible and really makes my skin feel cleansed. I use the face halo with this.
  74. Good cleanser, but there are better options for oily skin

    This is a good cleanser and it does what it claims to. My skin feels smooth, fresh and very clean after using it. However, I do have some criticism:

    - It's a little runny and thin so I find myself using more of this per wash than some of the other skinstitut products.
    - If you have oily skin, this product may not be strong enough. I prefer the Skinstitut glycolic acid cleanser and scrub.
  75. Best cleanser on the market!

    I have been using this product for about a year, morning and night..
    It is amazing! Keeps my skin clear of break outs and keeps it looking clean and bright.
    I use the glycolic scrub twice a week to compliment this and my skin has never been better
  76. Soooo good!

    This is the best cleanser I have ever used! It leaves my skin properly cleansed, lightly exfoliated, super soft and hydrated!
  77. Wow

    I got this in my 'goodie bag' last week and wow! I've got really sensitive sensitive skin so I thought that this would be way to astringent for my skin type. Not at all. My skin is glowing! I'll definitely be buying a full sized one when this runs out. Love it.
  78. Best Cleanser I have ever used!

    Since using this cleanser, I have absolutely loved it! I have sensitive skin and was recommended this product by a dermatologist. My skin is combination oily and dry and my skin has been pretty perfect ever since using it. Hardly any breakouts and I work out quite frequently so it keeps my skin clear. Would definitely recommend!
  79. Awesome cleanser

    This is by far my favourite cleanser ever. I absolutely love this! My skin gets a super deep clean without stripping it completely. I love it!
  80. Holy grail cleanser

    I have been using this cleanser for years! I use this cleanser once-twice per day followed by other skinstitut products. It leaves my skin bright and clean
  81. A Beautiful Cleanser

    This is such a beautiful cleanser. Its gentle and removes makeup beautifully and completely if used twice otherwise just one wash is enough for beautiful, clean, smooth skin. My skin is normal to dry and never feels dry after using this product. Its the level of clean and smooth I love. This big 200ml tube will last because only a pea size is required for each wash. I lather it up in my hands first and it expands and then massage over my face, neck, chest and shoulders. Using anymore than a pea size is a complete waste of product.
    I highly recommend the L-Lactic cleanser.
  82. A Beautiful Cleanser

    This is such a beautiful cleanser. Its gentle and removes makeup beautifully and completely if used twice otherwise just one wash is enough for beautiful, clean, smooth skin. My skin is normal to dry and never feels dry after using this product. Its the level of clean and smooth I love. This big 200ml tube will last because only a pea size is required for each wash. I lather it up in my hands first and it expands and then massage over my face, neck, chest and shoulders. Using anymore than a pea size is a complete waste of product.
    I highly recommend the L-Lactic cleanser.
  83. Amazing!

    I was recommended this product by a friend after suffering the first really bad break out i've had in years. I've used it for over a year since - This leaves my combination skin feeling clean without being stripped and has reduced hormonal acne and reddening.
  84. Best cleanser

    I have struggled with adult ace/breakouts for 2 years and when I found skinstitut it changed everything.
    This cleanser is the best! I found my breakouts to reduce hugely. I was using it every night. It also makes my skin feel so smooth after.
  85. Love this cleanser for problem skin

    I have always had really good skin, but all of a sudden (now at 33) I am breaking out more than ever and as a result my skin is scarring. I wanted to get a suite of products that was going to help my problem skin, and this product was recommended to be by the Adore Beauty team (through their product advisors). Since I started using it, my breakouts are getting less and less, and I love the texture of this cleanser. Every time I use it I feel like I am doing good for my skin. A little bit more expensive than chemist cleansers but it's so worth it!
  86. Amazing

    This is my go to cleanser - helps keep my skin under control - lasts forever and such a good price!!
  87. Great Cleanser

    I bought a travel sized version of this cleanser to try and I loved it!!! It's not drying at all - despite being a gel cleanser with added acids. I would buy the full sized version in a heart beat!
  88. Wow this is amazing

    I usually use the ASAP gentle daily cleanser, I have been hooked on that for years. I received a sample of this cleanser and I was happy as I had been eyeing it off but had no reason to change from asap.

    I have been using the skinstitut l lactic cleanser in the mornings and it has made my face smooth and glowy without irritation or peeling. I like the milky texture as it feels hydrating, I usually have to rush to get my moisturiser on but not after this.

    I have combination skin that can be quite reactive but this did not irritate at all. Another quality product from skinstitut.
  89. One of my staples

    Love love this cleanser. I’ve been using it for years. Not only is it effective, it’s such a great price and it lasts me months!
  90. one of my go to facial cleansers

    I have used this product as apart of my nightly skin care routine for over 4 years. I find this product to leave my skin feeling refreshed and unclogged when I do use. I like to use this product when I notice breakout. This reduces the redness & I find it helps stop the breakout. I love that the smell is minimal.
  91. ..

    Deep cleansing, without drying the skin leaving it smooth. Used this for a few months I purchased the starter pack which came with a 50ml size. I was shocked with how long it lasted. I don’t get as many black heads any more and will continue using this cleanser.
  92. Better than gentle cleanser

    I have an emotional, combination sensitive skin and easily get offended by any scrubs or grained cleansers.

    Surprisingly, L-Lactic cleanser has the exfoliation effect but you can't really feel it on your skin.

    LOVE IT and Im finger crossed it will be THE cleanser for me
  93. Works better with night routine for me

    I like it more when I use it in my night routine and in the morning when I wash my face the feeling is amazing on my skin.

    I haven't feel the WOW on my skin during day after the morning routine.
  94. Super luxe

    I’m a big fan of skinstitute and this product is another winner. I have super sensitive skin and this doesn’t cause my usual post-shower tender, red blotches or dry my skin out during the day like the glycolic cleanser does.

    It’s gentle enough for me to use every day - winner.
  95. Foaming cleanse

    This cleanser is fantastic doesn’t dry out my skin and I feel so refreshed afterwards
  96. LOvE

    Such a good cleanse it does what it says, doesn't dry my skin out it leaves my skin soft and glowing !!
  97. Holy grail product!

    I have used this cleanser/range for a year and a half, repurchased this particular cleanser 3 times. Prior to using the skinstitut range I had congested, blotchy, inflamed skin with painful hormonal breakouts.

    After using this range I have near year round clear skin. The confidence to go out barefaced and actually enjoy taking off my makeup and looking after my skin now.

    The brand website has a really handy quiz to assess your specific skin needs and then recommend a regime/products to you. Adore Beauty is the cheapest stockist I’ve found of the range so also highly recommend getting your goodies here! :)
  98. Love it

    Love this cleanser, . The bottle lasts for months only need to use a little bit each time.
  99. Bad to worse

    Made me break out aloooot and for a very long time. I tried to hang In there with it for a month and a half with no progress :(
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