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Rated 5 out of 5 by Brenna Amazing
I was an avid Lush user, but I came across this website one day and decided to try it since everything had amazing reviews. I am SO glad I did. Within a week it cleared up the few blemishes I had. My friends say my skin looks like I have make-up on when I don't. This face wash is amazing and it only takes the smallest amount. I will never use anything else!
Rated 5 out of 5 by puglove BEST face wash EVER!!!!
I'm 30 years old and have always had some type regimen for my face but as my late 20's/early 30's approached I knew I needed a better product for my face.
I was introduced to Kiehl's about a year ago (during a family & friends annual sale). I was recommended the Calendula Face wash as I have very oily skin and tend to have breakouts around my chin and jaw line area.
What an amazing soap! It leaves me squeaky clean but without the harsh dry effect some soaps do. Also, a little goes a long way I got my very 1st bottle in July 2014 didn't have to replace it until Feb 2015. I was amazed! I have read review how expensive it is but in reality its worth every single penny.
I highly recommend this product to anyone who has oily skin!
Rated 5 out of 5 by TamTam Good friends
For some one who has battled acne for years, I have tried it all. Antibiotics, topical creams and different skin products.
Once my acne cleared up in my early 20s, I was diagnosed with Psoriasis and that was a bigger problem then my acne ever was. Nothing worked to help my skin because everything caused a reaction from my psoriasis. Once I saw a dermatologist and got it under control, I was told few products won't make it worse.
On a friends referral, I went into Kiehl's and told them my skin situation. I needed something that can help with the occasional break out and not irritate my psoriasis. They told me this cleanser would be my best bet, because its for super sensitive skin and no harsh chemicals.
Almost a year later, I would say its the best decision I ever made. My skin is flawless, I rarely break out and my psoriasis is still under control. Now I can leave my house with no make up on and feel good about my skin. My friends have seen how great it has worked for me that they now want to try Kiehl's.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nix86 Finally! I don't look like I'm 15!
I'm 28 and have always had adult acne. I had recently been using the Ultra face wash because of the great reviews but was still getting acne. I went into a Kiehl's store and the representative did a skin test on me and suggested I try switching to this cleanser because she thought the problem may be that the Ultra was too gentle for my combination skin which is why I was still seeing problems. She was right! Within the first 3 days of use, my existing blemishes (that had been there for weeks) had begun to clear up and lighten, and to my surprise, I have no new acne. Now, after a couple weeks of use, I am wearing only a sheer BB cream for makeup and NOTHING else. I have never been able to do that before. I went to lunch with my friend yesterday and she commented on my skin! This is truly a miracle worker for me. Try it! Oh, also, it is more expensive than the Ultra, but you get more product and I find one pump is enough to clean my face. I think this is a good value because I expect this cleanser to last me many months.
Rated 2 out of 5 by MsKrys419 NOT for me
This is my 100% honest review of this face wash.
I went to purchase from Kiehl's for the first time. I wanted a moisturizer. My skin is mostly oily, but I was experiencing some dry patches on my cheeks because of winter. I expressed this to the saleswoman. I was given three samples of different lotions that were way too greasy for my skin type (maybe they will work for another skin type, such as facial eczema).
I knew I also needed a facial wash. The associate told me it would be perfect for my skin. I did not receive a sample but trusted the expert in her chic lab coat. I love that touch to the store!
I purchased this wash and it was drying for all parts of my face. My oily T zone was just as dry as the flakey cheeks. Luckily, this product did not add anymore flakiness.. I was hoping for a product that would nourish my skin that I could use daily. This product would probably work well if I had clogged pores from wearing a lot of makeup and not washing the face consistently. I will probably use it once a month when I feel my skin needs to be stripped a bit or in summer.
It had a lot of product in the bottle, but the price and lackluster results did not match up
I do not like this enough to give away as a gift.
I do not recommend for dry skin at all, combination skin or sensitive skin. Maybe someone with acne prone skin would love this. I personally could never use this daily.
I wish I was given samples first so I would want to return. I ended up loving products from another place that gave samples in all products.
I will return to Kiehls's for body lotions and conditioners in the furure
Rated 1 out of 5 by MsKrys419 Not worth the price
I explained to the sales associate that I have oily skin in my T zone and lately dry cheeks due to winter, so I was looking for a moisturizer. She gave tiny samples of the lotions ( none are worth mentioning based on greasy result).
I also mentioned that I needed a facial cleanser. She recommended this product. It was horrible..This was my first purchase from this store. I also tested conditioners in the past that worked, but I never felt like it was worth the price to replace my Biolage ( and now Nexxus ) conditioner.
Anyway, this cleanser lathers nicely, but it is DRYING! It did not cause my recently dry cheeks to flake or anything, but the resulting texture of my skin was PARCHED. I felt like if I went into the cold my skin would crack in half. I'm sure with moisturizer my skin would be fine, but I was looking for a nourishing cleanser. I needed one that would balance my oily and dry spots. My skin has always been extremely oily in my Tzone and normal to oily everywhere else, but I was experiencing dry cheeks ( and realize now that most likely I needed daily exfoliation),
Once again, this product was horrible. Even though there are no parabens, you better not get any in your eyes or near it because it burns. I will keep this product for a time when I have caked on makeup in the summer and have not been washing my face twice a day for a week. That's how stripping it is. For now, I will stick to my new more inexpensive Body Shop $49 Vitamin C Kit, and make a purchase with Aveda's Botanical Kinetics cleanser line ( I tested Aveda's cleanser and that one works FANTASTIC for the price and is worth every penny).
I just wish the sales associate offered me cleansers to try as samples first like Abeda. I really don't see myself purchasing here based on my bad experience with the product. I may buy something if there is a sale or I receive a coupon.
The store associate WAS nice and seemed knowledgable, though
Rated 5 out of 5 by kgrace Cleared up my breakouts in 3 days
After hearing so many good things about Kiehls I decided to start with the Ultra collection, cleanser, toner, and daily moisturizer. While I loved the feel and texture of my skin after using these products, I noticed that I was starting to see whitehead-related blemishes in random places all over my face. I am prone to hormonal breakouts along the sides of my chin, but rarely if ever break out anywhere else. After about a month I decided to stop in to see if the Kiehls representative could diagnose the problem. Interestingly, she said that because I have combination skin, the Ultra Facial Moisturizer was too moisturizing for me, and that I should try this Calendula product instead. I love the Calendula cleanser so much more- the Ultra Cleanser seems to leave a film no matter how many times I rinse, while this foams nicely and is easy to spread across my face. I stuck with the Ultra Moisturizer in conjunction with this cleanser at the recommendation of the Kiehls representative (otherwise the Calendula cleanser would be too drying, she said), and all the existing blemishes I had have begun to dry up or disappear, and no new spots have appeared.
Rated 5 out of 5 by tseefl Nice clean feel!
I have sensitive skin with a lot of allergies. Having received a generous sample of this from my nearest Kiehl's store, I tried it with reservation. I had no allergic reaction whatsoever. I love the way it makes my face feel: so clean and no itchy dryness. I now get blemishes only rarely . It works very well with my Clarisonic facial cleaner. I have been using Kiehl's products for about 35 years now. This is another Kiehl's addiction for me!