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Size 5.0 oz / 150mL · ITEM 2266377
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$28.00

I can say this cleanser doesn't work great on clearing existing acne but it works wonders on preventing future break outs!!...My only complaints are that it's a little pricey (while a little goes a long way, and one bottle lasts me approximately half a year, $26 is still a lot to pay for face wash) and that while the packaging is nice, it'sn't recyclable... which sort of defeats the purpose of buying a more eco-friendly beauty product
What it is: A gentle, sulfate-free cleanser that thoroughly cleans skin while protecting its natural moisture barrier for a freshly cleansed complexion.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Redness, Dryness, and Pores

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydrangea Leaf: Purifies, refines, and minimizes the appearance of pores.
- Botanical Amino Acids: Eliminate skin dirt, oil, and impurities, leaving skin conditioned
- Green Tea: Soothes as it protects the skin against the abuse of the elements, helping to prevent free-radical damage.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This soothing cleanser with nourishing botanicals leaves skin thoroughly cleansed, soothed, and protected from free radical damage, all without over-drying or stripping the skin. This cleanser also rids skin of dirt, excess oil, and impurities while reducing the appearance of pores.

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Size 8.5 oz · ITEM 571265
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$39.00

I love this wash...I love the smell...I've very sensitive skin and prone to breakouts....I just started using this a week ago.....and I already am noticing a difference in the texture of my skin, it is smoother and some of my serious smile lines look less prominent I have made a commitment to only use PTR products on my face for 60 days, so we shall see
What it is: A gel that effectively cleanses pores and helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it exfoliates with glycolic and salicylic acids.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine Lines, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glycolic Acid (AHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and uneven skin texture.
- Salicylic Acid (BHA): Works as a chemical exfoliator to help improve the appearance of problem skin.
- Citric Acid Extracts: peach, white oak bark, lemon, lime, linden, grapefruit and arginine extracts help to clarify and brighten skin‘s appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of phthalates and mineral oil.

What Else You Need to Know: This luxurious formula provides advanced exfoliating and cleansing to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and other signs of aging. It dissolves makeup, emulsifies oil, and chemically exfoliates with glycolic and salicylic acids while visibly brightening botanicals help clarify the look of skin.

Clinical Results: In a 4-week consumer-efficacy study on 25 women ranging in age from 35 to 65:
- 96% agreed their skin appeared brighter
- 92% agreed they appeared more youthful
- 88% agreed they saw an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Size 6.7 oz Pump · ITEM 1564723
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$41.00

good for dry skin...It's a good value...SAVIOR of sensitive+combo oily+acne skin...(PS - my skin is acne prone - the lotion version of this gave me/contributed to deep acne that took 3 weeks to clear - so I'd wholeheartedly recommend the gel version unless your skin is drier than the Sahara and you're one of those mystical god-beings who don't have to deal with acne at 23 like I do)
What it is: A dermatologist-developed, oil-free face moisturizer that balances and refreshes oilier skin types.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sunflower Seed Cake, Barley Extract, and Cucumber Fruit Extract: Help support skin’s barrier, improve its resiliency, and balance and retain skin’s moisture levels.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Acts as a natural moisture magnet.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This refreshing gel moisturizer delivers up to eight hours of oil-free hydration, slips on easily, and absorbs quickly. It helps support skin's moisture barrier, so more moisture stays in and skin looks healthier.
Size 5.07 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2208395
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$29.00

I love the smell...I like the scent...great cleanser for oily & acne prone skin...I don't think it's designed to get rid of acne so much as it's designed to prevent the possibility of a breakout so if you've acne prone skin I'd recommend using something specifically for that alongside this product, if not switching to a blemish focused cleanser altogether (like I am considering)
What it is: A gel cleanser enhanced with tea tree oil and plant-derived squalane that cleanses pores to help balance skin and reduce excess surface oil.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes, Pores, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tea Tree Oil: Purifies and calms skin.
- Squalane: Weightlessly locks in essential moisture.
- Magensium: A mineral shown to have purifying effects.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This gel formula massages into a light lather, and removes makeup while leaving skin healthy-looking and visibly clearer. The sulfate-free, non-drying formula features squalane to keep skin feeling ultra-soft. Biossance’s formula is enriched with tea tree grown in Northern Australia with eco-friendly practices.

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Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1778976
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$25.00

I love the smell...Good for Dry Skin...My acne cleared up very good too...I also love how it removes all my makeup, I usually double up on mascara, so I have to use a little extra (2pumps) on those days,but on a regular day one pump of product and a quick wipe with a soft hand towel definitely does the trick
What it is: A vegan daily brightening face cleanser and waterproof makeup remover.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Fine Lines, and Wrinkles

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Marine Plant Extracts: Help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while smoothing and softening skin.
- Allantoin: Softens and protects while helping to promote cell regeneration.
-Provitamin B5: Acts as a skin emollient and moisturizer to provide intense hydration.
- Indian Gooseberry Extract: Rich in vitamin C to help brighten skin while retaining skin's natural moisture and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What Else You Need to Know: Deep Dive Cleansing Gel removes excess oil, impurities, and waterproof makeup without stripping skin of its natural moisture, leaving skin super soft and hydrated. It is formulated with lavender, vitamin C, and antioxidant-rich marine plant extracts.

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Clean at Sephora™ is formulated without:
Sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, triclocarban. All skincare, hair, and makeup brands with the Clean Seal have less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.
Size 7.5 oz/ 225 mL · ITEM 2057529
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$38.00

New fav face wash...Good for dry skin...FINALLY- perfect compliment to acne topicals...It also is good with my acne because of the aha and bha, it's not a huge difference but after a week or two I noticed a lot of the smaller acne bumps and blackheads I had were smaller or gone
What it is: A cleansing gel that gently exfoliates, decongests pores, removes makeup, and washes away bacteria with the power of hydroxy acids.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and blemishes, Oiliness

Formulation: Heavy Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Willow Bark Extract: Gently exfoliates and clears pores (contains salicylic acid).
- Farnesol: Helps prevent breakouts by preventing the growth of bacteria on the skin.
- Barosma Betulina Leaf Extract: Works to reduce and refine pores by balancing oil production.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Soap and sulfate free, this non-stripping Alpha Beta® cleanser lifts away dead skin cells and debris while toning skin. Safe for use around the eyes and great for all skin types, its deep cleansing action creates a rich lather to ensure that skin feels deeply cleansed, yet soft and balanced.

Clinical Results: In a consumer study after 1 day:
- 100% agreed the product thoroughly cleansed their skin
- 98% agreed the product did not leave their skin feeling oily or shiny
- 93% agreed their skin looked and felt soft and smooth
- 93% agreed their skin felt balanced

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Size 5.1 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 2114551
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$32.00

I like this wash...I love this wash...cleared up my acne quick!...I was suffering from a "time of the month" breakout and I was totally panicked, after using this twice a day for 2 days my face was virtually spotless
What it is: A lightweight oil-balancing moisturizer made to mattify.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
-Willow Bark: Helps minimize pore appearance.
- Konjac Root: Mattifies the skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: REN Clarimatte™ T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream whisks away the excess oil that causes shine while hydrating skin for a comfortable, healthy-looking complexion. Willow bark gently purifies to balance skin as seaweed, cranberry seed oil, and candle tree shield from free radicals and premature aging. Japanese konjac root helps even skin tone to create a well-balanced, radiant appearance.

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Size 4.22oz/ 125mL · ITEM 2080141
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$10.00

Good For Dry Skin...this is so gentle...I feel like it made my acne worse....After about a month of using it daily, my face feels smoother than it used to and my acne isn't too bad (I've hormonal acne, so a skin care product isn't going to make it disappear entirely)
What it is: A daily cleanser that removes makeup, cleanses, tones and soothes the skin while maintaining skin hydration.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Redness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Beetroot Syrup (An Amino Acid Derivative of Natural Plant Origin): Maintains hydration and prevents dryness.
- Aloe Vera Extract: Soothes skin.
- Glycerin of Natural Plant Origin: Prevents loss of hydration.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with 99 percent natural ingredients (this percentage includes water), this daily gel cleanser effectively cleanses while maintaining skin hydration. The clean-rinse formula doesn't leave skin feeling tight or dry. Its clinically proven skin tolerance makes it suitable even for sensitive skin.

This tube is made from 62 percent plastic from sugar cane residue.

Clinical Results: In a consumer test on 21 volunteers, after 28 days of use:
- 95% found that it thoroughly cleansed their skin and removed makeup from their face and eyes
- 100% found that their skin was toned
- 100% found that their skin was softer

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Size 8.4 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 2002103
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$39.00

This is the best...It's worth the $...The only cleanser that calms my acne....Thankyou so much @influenster @Dermalogica and @Sephora for sending me this special gel cleanser,I like that it starts as a gel and it turns to a foamand a little goes a long way.I applied as directed and rinsed off with warm water when I was done my face felt very smooth and refreshing.The smell is very light and fresh I like that it has a calming balm.And also the best thing is that its a vegan product and cruelty free.I was very satisfied with this cleanser I would totally recommend this clea
What it is: A soap-free cleanser that gently removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dryness, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lavender: Soothes skin.
- Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract: Naturally foams and cleanses.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Dermalogica’s Special Cleansing Gel is a soap-free, naturally-foaming cleanser that gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean. Lightweight and mild enough to use every day, it also features calming balm mint and lavender extracts to soothe the skin and clear pores.
Size 3.4 oz/ 100 mL · ITEM 1495860
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$48.00

It is NOT a scam...It was so gentle...Also helped lightened acne spots....1st way to tell: if you use it in a very dry area such as elbows it will have a much larger quantity of little rolls of dead skin than if I put the same amount on my face (which I exfoliate regularly) so clearly if it's not getting as much dead skin in that area, with the same amount of product, then it's not just a trick in the way the gel gets tacky-- that is really dead skin
What it is: A peeling gel that visibly rolls and lifts and sweeps away impurities when massaged onto skin.

Skin Type: Normal

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Blemishes, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pineapple, Pomegranate, and Keratinase Enzymes: Exfoliate skin’s surface.
- Cellulose: Smooths skin.
- Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and soothes.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

What Else You Need to Know: This peel gel’s formula with multi-action pineapple, pomegranate, and keratinase enzymes and cellulose effectively peel to help uncover a smoother, fresher, brighter-looking complexion. It also helps remove impurities and unclog pores for a more youthful, radiant, and firm look.
Size 2.53 oz/ 75 mL · ITEM 2014611
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$28.00

Not harsh at all...I love this peel...Awesome peel even for sensitive acne prone skin....The name was a little miss leading and made me think it was going to be a peel mask, but once I actually used it I was pleasantly surprised and it is now my favorite part of my skin care routine
What it is: A refining peel gel that gently cleanses skin and improves dullness with natural enzymes like papaya and bromelain.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Skin Texture, Dryness, and Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Papain (Papaya): Helps to fight free radicals and support skin.
- Bromelian (Pineapple): Assists in gentle exfoliation.
- Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Polysccharides: Helps to calm and nurture skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Natural enzymes work to dissolve dead skin cells while helping to clear out congestion. Aloe leaf calms and soothes skin, making this ideal for even the most sensitive skin types. This multitasker has skin ready for the week, appearing refined, brighter, and more evenly toned.

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Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2377406
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$44.00

my skin loved it...So happy with it...It has helped with my acne as well....This the best clarifying oil-free gel that I have ever used.I will continue to use this product because it make my face look wonderful.I only use a small amount on my face and I must say it smooth my skin and the water gel provide so much moisture to the skin.After several use of this gel my skin is soothed.smooth and soft
What it is: An oil-free gel moisturizer with quorum-sensing technology that soothes and hydrates for clearer-, healthier-looking skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Blemishes and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Provides intense, long-lasting hydration.
- Ginger Root Extract: Comforts and soothes.
- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates, visibly refines, and smooths.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This noncomedogenic hydrator helps purify and refine skin’s appearance. Hyaluronic acid helps support natural hydration, and salicylic acid helps exfoliate. Korean red pine extract helps fight quorum sensing—which is known to cause microbiome imbalance and irritation associated with breakouts, including maskne.
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2210292
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$62.00

It's a great one...I like it so much...Wonderful, sinks into skin fast, not greasy, great for acne prone skin....I recently went to Sephora when my sample sized Murad ran out and bought a DR. Jart gel moisturizer instead to try and save money but that too left a weird residue on my face
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A lightweight, oil-free gel moisturizer with cumulative hydration-release technology that locks moisture to skin and increases retention for up to five days.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This moisturizer features a unique blend of five minerals, five vitamins, and five peptides that helps strengthen the skin’s barrier in as little as 30 minutes to prevent water loss while plumping and smoothing skin. Vitamins alleviate dryness, provide anti-wrinkle benefits, and soothe as essential minerals support healthy-looking skin tone and texture. Five potent peptides help visibly restore damaged skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
This product features limited-edition Hydration packaging to celebrate Murad’s 30-year anniversary as the skincare hydration experts.

Just a dime-sized amount of Nutrient-Charged Water Gel provides enough hydration for wearing alone, or underneath your SPF and makeup. It is cruelty-free, and formulated without gluten and animal-derived ingredients.

There are many factors that contribute to a damaged skin barrier, including emotional stress, fatigue, dehydration, pollution, and over-exfoliation. When the barrier is damaged, skin experiences redness, dryness, and tightness. However, when the barrier is healthy, skin appears even-toned, clear, smooth, and balanced.

"‘Eat your water’ is a phrase I have been using for many years. Staying sufficiently hydrated isn’t just about drinking eight glasses of water a day. When we eat more water-rich foods, we absorb water more slowly because it is trapped in the nutritional structure of these foods. Slow absorption means that water in food stays in our bodies longer to optimize hydration. The same rule applies to skin. Applying nutrient-rich ingredients will strengthen the skin barrier and help our skin trap and hold onto more water, longer. That’s how the formula for Nutrient-Charged Water Gel was born."—Howard Murad, M.D., FAAD

Research results:
Clinically tested by an independent laboratory and proven safe for sensitive skin.

Based on a technology-tested clinical study of 20 people, after 3 weeks of continuous use:
- 100% showed skin barrier repair in 30 minutes
- Locks moisture to skin and increases retention for up to 5 days
-Takes skin from dry to hydrated with just 1 use (clinically tested and proven via 3D Moisture Mapping Technology)
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2320802
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$60.00

I like this mask...I love this peel...It cleared up my texture issues and acne....I will say though, you get a bit of a tingly sensation upon application & it's feels a bit itchy as the product is drying off, but it quickly goes away after it settles on the skin
What it is: A peel that works overnight and over time to reveal ultra-smooth, healthier-looking skin with refined lines and less-visible pores.

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- 6% AHA/BHA
- Resetting Probiotic Complex
- Hibiscus Extract

What Else You Need to Know: The skin of your dreams awaits. 6% AHAs and BHAs release while you sleep in a clear-drying formula that stays put (and won’t wind up on your pillowcase). A powerful blend of acids combined with our resetting probiotic complex and hibiscus extract help to refine the appearance of skin texture.

This product is an Allure Best of Beauty winner.
Size 8 oz/ 236 mL · ITEM 2185007
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$14.00

Felt so much better...I love this cleanser...It really helped clear up my acne....This cleanser is very nice and gentle it has a gel texture, it makes my skin feel nice and moistured, it has a great price and comes with a lot of product however I will say that if you are wearing a full face of makeup it will not take it off completely, a toner after is necessary 10/10 amazing for any skin type by the way I have combination skin
What it is: A bestselling daily face wash that uses papaya and grapefruit extract.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Papaya Extract: Rejuvenates and refreshes skin.
- Grapefruit Extract: Rejuvenates and refreshes skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This papaya and grapefruit-infused formula removes excess oil and dulling surface impurities to rejuvenate the complexion—leaving skin bright and refreshed.
Size 1.6 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 2258788
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$38.00

my new holy Grail...Love love love it...Gave me forehead acne!...Both the hydro essence serum and hydro gel soak into my skin super quickly but with a richness of a night cream that is great for all skin types
What it is: A cooling, non-oily gel moisturizer that delivers long-lasting hydration.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Mineral Water: Extracted from kale, watercress, and beet to hydrate skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Water Bank Hydro Gel is powered by antioxidants and highly concentrated green mineral water. Nurturing extracts from vitamin-rich kale, watercress, and beet infuse skin with essential hydration. The light, refreshing texture is instantly absorbed for a balanced complexion.