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Size 16 oz/ 480 mL · ITEM 1933001
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$44.00

Gentle and Effective...A small amount goes a long way, I really like the way my skin looks after using it, I have been using it for over six months and people are asking me what have I been using on my skin, it looks so good...I also use HOPE IN A JAR
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Normal
✔ Oily
✔ Combination
✔ Dry
✔ Sensitive

What it is:
A micro-exfoliating, daily facial wash.

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

If you want to know more…
This daily facial cleanser is formulated with micro-exfoliating beads to gently polish and scrub away impurities. It’s an award-winning microdelivery 30-second cleansing mini peel that reveals a smoother, brighter, more even complexion as it cleanses and lightly tones. It’s ideal for all skin types, including aging and sensitive skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates
Size Limited Edition 6.7 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 2346260
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$44.00

Gentle yet Effective Cleanser...Helped with acne...i went into my local sephora which I love and I wanted to try a new face cleanser and she recommended fresh soy cleasner I love it all you need is a little bit it goes a long way and I use it with my clarisonic I can believe the dirt that it removes and I dont wear makeup so fresh needs to work on removing parabens
What it is: A bestselling three-in-one face wash that gently melts away makeup and mascara (without the sting!), removes impurities, and tones for clean, balanced skin.
Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily
Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity
Formulation: Lightweight Gel
Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amino Acid-rich Soy Proteins: Help maintain skin elasticity and suppleness.
- Cucumber Extract: Aids in soothing the skin.
- Rosewater: Notable for its calming and balancing properties.
What Else You Need to Know: This pH-balanced, gently powerful gel cleanser has a cult following for the way it removes makeup—even mascara—without stripping for soft, supple skin. It's made with amino acid-rich soy proteins, calming cucumber extract, and balancing rosewater. Sensitive skin? It also soothes and tones.
Clinical Results: In-vivo test:
- 100% reported it thoroughly removed makeup
- 97% felt their skin was suppler
- 93% said it perfectly soothed and softened the skin
- 90% noticed their skin was balanced and healthy-looking
Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 5 oz/ 150 mL · ITEM 1375682
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$24.00

Super Gentle and Effective Cleanser...Gentle but effective!...Never do I leave reviews but I recently bought this product about a week ago and let me tell you I have noticed such a difference on my skin I have always had acne but this has made my acne less visible Its honestly amazing it's not drying on the face as I have dry skin I totally reccomend you guys try it out it made a huge difference to my skin love it
What it is: A bestselling face wash that easily rinses away makeup, impurities, and surface oils for skin that feels comfortably clean.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mint: Reinvigorates the skin’s appearance.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This frothy face wash with broad-leaf kelp extract, wheat protein, and tourmaline to cleanse all skin types is gentle enough for daily use. Dry and oily zones are left feeling comfortably clean, refreshed, and balanced, while invigorating mint essential oil refreshes the senses.
Size 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 1778349
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$38.00

It's a good wash...It smells SO GOOD...Dependable and effective...This stuff is gentle yet super effective....I've incredibly sensitive skin -- if I don't wash my BeautyBlender after every use, I get a break out; anything with charcoal in it gives me a rash only cured by medicine; traditional acne washes with salicylic acid make my skin peel -- so a night & morning use does dry out my skin a little bit, but it's nothing that a mild moisturizer can't solve, and I use one every day anyway
What it is: A clinic-inspired foaming cleanser with AHAs and fruit enzymes to gently cleanse away oil, makeup, and surface impurities revealing smoother skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Dark spots, Dullness and uneven texture

Formulation: Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes: Naturally enhance skin exfoliation without overdrying.
- Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid: Refine the appearance of pores and help clear buildup on skin's surface.

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. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by Kate’s number one exfoliating clinic treatment, this at-home daily cleanser feels and smells like a luxe spa experience. Glycolic and lactic acids refine and clear pores while pineapple, pumpkin, and papaya enzymes cleanse without over drying. The results? Visibly poreless, perfected skin.

Clinical Results: After just 1 day:
- 94% reported it thoroughly cleanses dirt, oil, and makeup
- 94% said it leaves skin soft and refreshed
- Cleans without stripping and leaves skin hydrated

After 7 days:
- 94% reported pores feel thoroughly clean and purified
- 94% reported it thoroughly cleanses dirt, oil, and makeup
Size 4.2 oz/ 125 mL · ITEM 2223592
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$33.00

i love the scent...I love the scent...It's so gentle but effective....It also helped tame down my oily skin....absolutely loved it, I was scared that the sugar would feel like it was scraping my face but it was really gentle, I keep it in the shower since it so quick and my face feels so clean when I use it, absolute must have, even made my husband try it and he hates using facial products but he had no problem with this one I did receive this product for complimentary for testing purposes but i'm buying when I run out
What it is: A gentle exfoliating face cleanser that removes impurities and excess oil without drying while refining the look of pores for smooth, soft skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Dryness, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Scrub

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blend of White Sugar Crystals: Help smooth and soften skin’s appearance.
- Strawberry and Black Currant Fruit Extracts: Maintain a healthy-looking complexion.
- Grapeseed Oil: Helps maintain hydration.

What Else You Need to Know: Lift away dirt and dullness with a daily scrub made with real strawberries and smoothing sugar crystals that melt as they polish. This gentle face wash exfoliates and cleanses all in one while smoothing the skin’s texture and maintaining its natural moisture.

Clinical Results: During a 4-week study:
- 97% said it immediately exfoliated their skin and removed daily impurities and excess oil
- 94% reported it immediately refined their skin’s texture

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 6 oz/ 170.1 g · ITEM 2171064
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$30.00

I love this scrub...MY NEW HOLY GRAIL...It is definitely effective in clearing up blemishes....It helped clear blackheads and breakouts....I have pretty oily skin from sweating a lot at work and I have unforgiving and sometimes impenetrable clogged pores which lead to white and black heads so I don't even feel like I can get my face clean without using a somewhat harsh exfoliating face wash and this face wash was exactly that and it did leave my face feeling super clean and unclogged my pores, it left my face really dry and dull
What it is: A gentle liquid cleanser formulated to help clear dirt and debris from deep within the pores.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness and Uneven Texture, Pores, and Dryness

Formulation: Liquid

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES and parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: Developed for acne-prone skin, this non-greasy cleanser has tiny exfoliating beads to help gently resurface the skin for a smoother, softer-looking complexion. It lifts away dulling cells to brighten and refresh, helping to unclog pores for a smaller appearance.
Size 6 oz/ 177 mL · ITEM 2221208
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$19.50

A great skin wash...Gets the job done...Drying but effective...Very nice gentle yet effective cleanser....I used it when I was younger and it worked extremely well for me, I've been using it again because I got it sent to me free for review and I still like it I've been using it for about a week and I do see a difference in my skin, the only complaint I've is that it can be drying but I just use it with a thicker moisturizer and that fixes the problem
What it is: A gentle, effective wash with salicylic acid for blemish-prone skin that removes impurities and supports natural exfoliation.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates skin and cleanses pores, dead skin cells, and trapped oils.
- Tea Tree Oil: Soothes visible redness and hydrates skin.
- Orange Peel Extract: Diminishes the look of blemishes while brightening, reviving, and nourishing skin‘s appearance.

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, comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Your skincare routine would not be complete without this cleanser. The hardworking multitasker removes dead skin cells and excess oils, unclogs pores, keeps breakouts at bay.
Size 4 oz/ 118 mL · ITEM 1166974
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$36.00

I love it though...I love the scent...Gentle and Effective...Soothing and effective....It is gentle and leaves a nice clean feeling but after a few days my skin was very sensitive (which, I dont have sensitive skin, I have combo) so not sure why that was I was also using the exfloikate and the oil free cream so this line must just not work for my skin type
What it is:
A soothing gel cleanser.

What it is formulated to do:
Kate Somerville Gentle Daily Wash is a soothing, sulfate-free, gel facial cleanser that calms and conditions skin. An infusion of rich botanicals leaves your complexion feeling clean, smooth, and soft. The essence of lavender adds a subtle touch of serenity.

What else you need to know:
This perfect, non-irritating cleanser suits all skin types—especially sensitive skin. Kate Somerville has been certified cruelty-free by PETA, solidifying the brand’s commitment to never test their products or ingredients on animals.
Size 7.7 oz/ 230 ml · ITEM 1988658
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$34.00

My one true love...I really adore it...Very effective, sudsy cleanser for a deep clean....Simple and helpful....I picked up the mini version when I was traveling and dealing with acne and starting to feel desperate, and I was so pleasantly surprised
What it is: A gentle face wash that cleanses and nurtures without over-drying for clean skin that looks fresh.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Acne, and Blemishes

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Calendula Extract: Provides skin-soothing properties
- Glycerin: Supports the moisture barrier for softer-feeling skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product also comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This face cleanser is made with calendula flower extract derived from petals handpicked in the Mediterranean. It works to breaks down dirt, oil, and impurities without compromising the moisture barrier, helping skin look hydrated and feel soothed, not dry or tight. Ideal for normal to oily skin and sensitive skin.
Size 8.5 oz · ITEM 1843788
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$39.00

my one true love...I love this soap...PTR is such an effective brand....effective but powerful...I also use the little clear stickers they have sometimes and while I do like them they also blend a little too good and they end up sticking so well after I wash my face, that I notice I put foundation on over one by accident
What it is: An effective blemish wash with maximum-strength two percent salicylic acid that targets the breakout cycle while removing excess oil and makeup.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dullness, Blemishes, Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid 2%: Over-the-counter level visibly clears blemishes and helps prevent future breakouts.
- Allantoin: Helps calm skin's appearance.
- Pro Vitamin B5: Helps condition and nourish the look of skin.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This effective wash cleans without over drying. Maximum-strength two percent salicylic helps target the breakout cycle while removing excess oil and makeup. It also helps soothe skin, leaving it thoroughly clean and residue-free.
Size 1.7 oz/ 50 mL · ITEM 1059880
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$15.00

gentle, yet effective!...I heard A lot of good reviews about this face wash and I thought I was using a good one I was using origins for about 2 years now but my face was feeling textured and breakouts were occurring a lot so I switched to this and I really am enjoying this
What it is: A bestselling three-in-one face wash that gently melts away makeup and mascara (without the sting!), removes impurities, and tones for clean, balanced skin.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Dryness, Dullness and Uneven Texture, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amino Acid-rich Soy Proteins: Help maintain skin elasticity and suppleness.
- Cucumber Extract: Aids in soothing the skin.
- Rosewater: Notable for its calming and balancing properties.

What Else You Need to Know: This pH-balanced, gently powerful gel cleanser has a cult following for the way it removes makeup—even mascara—without stripping for soft, supple skin. It's made with amino acid-rich soy proteins, calming cucumber extract, and balancing rosewater. Sensitive skin? It also soothes and tones.

Clinical Results: In-vivo test:
- 100% reported it thoroughly removed makeup
- 97% felt their skin was suppler
- 93% said it perfectly soothed and softened the skin
- 90% noticed their skin was balanced and healthy-looking

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Size 8.4 oz/ 250 mL · ITEM 2242568
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$39.00

I love this product...5/5 stars every day...Really helps my hormonal breakouts...I use it with the Foreo Luna mini face wash tool and it's so refreshing and really cleans out my pores, I even have less blackheads that I thought never went away
What it is: A foaming, breakout-clearing cleanser that helps clear skin and reduce visible signs of skin aging.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Acne and Blemishes, Pores, Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles.
- Menthol and Camphor: Helps cool and calm the 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: This cleanser clears excess oil while maintaining healthy-looking, hydrated skin. Menthol and camphor cool the skin while mild salicylic acid stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth away dullness that contributes to uneven skin tone and fine lines.
Size 6.8 oz/ 200 mL · ITEM 1989789
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$24.00

Amazing for oily skin...He loves this face wash...Effective Cleanser But Weak Exfoliator...Gently exfoliates the skin but I wouldn't go as far as to say that it is an effective exfoliator
Which skin type is it good for?
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

What it is:
A daily cleanser that washes away impurities and leaves skin soft.

Solutions for:
- Pores
- Oiliness
- Dullness and uneven texture

If you want to know more…
This powerful yet gentle face wash removes excess oil, sweat, and pollution to reduce the appearance of shine and pores. Formulated with crushed apricot seeds, it sloughs off dead skin cells without leaving skin feeling overly dry.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates

What else you need to know:
This product is oil-free and dermatologist tested. For maximum oil control benefits, use in conjunction with Men's Oil Eliminator Refreshing Shine Control Spray Toner and Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer.

Kiehl’s is inspired by its rich heritage as an old-world apothecary, applying over 165 years’ worth of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge into the formulations. They utilize the finest natural ingredients and incorporate advanced scientific technologies to ensure the highest quality and most efficacious formulas without compromise. They are protective of the environment as they maximize the use of renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable ingredients. Kiehl’s proudly stands behind the quality, efficacy, and safety of each of their products.