Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 16
Rated 2 out of 5 by OCguy1125 Gel cleanser. Ineffective for reducing pore size.
The exfoliating apricot seeds are few in number and unnoticeable to the touch. You don’t get the “scrubby” sensation when using this gel cleanser.
My skin is normal-oily, sometimes sensitive. Using this cleanser, I didn’t notice any improvement to my skin, neither clearer nor softer feeling. It removes oil as well as other products on the market. My biggest disappointment is my pores size, which remained unchanged even after using the wash for 10 weeks.
I enjoyed this wash for its scent, but I do not recommend this face wash if you use other products after cleansing. Bottom line: go for a more affordable cleanser and put your money toward other Kiehl’s products.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pacomoda POOR CHOICE
IT WORKS, BUT IT'S STICKY, JELLY AND MESSY. KIEHL'S HAS BETTER
OPTIONS FOR OILY SKIN, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT !!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Secret My Indispensable Keil's Product
I love, love, love, love this stuff. After years of bouncing around from skin care to skin care I came across this. This is what got me into Kiehl’s and it’s what is keeping me here. I have never experienced a cleanser that leaves my face as fresh as this. I spent two years with Clinique and not once did I experience anything near this quality of cleanliness. I’ve used every drug store brand and other expensive brands and was on the verge of breaking down and going to Proactiv. I say breaking down because I don’t relish the idea being locked into acne medication, because I get sporadic break outs and don’t necessarily want to be locked into to all those harsh chemicals on my face. I also had my doubts it would work because Clinique acne line did absolutely nothing. Men’s skin is just thicker and oiler and so many times things on the market are made for women’s faces and it’s as if “men can use it too!” is an afterthought. This product is truly amazing. I use it in the shower every morning and it lathers with a very small amount – about a nickel. The exfoliating agents in it mild and won’t cut up your face like other exfoliates. I learned a while back that if you exfoliate daily with harsh products it actually can cause micro cuts and infections on your face leading to acne. This isn’t harsh and doesn’t leave me skin raw but it leaves absolutely 100% pure like I’ve never felt before.
Another reviewer mentioned it didn’t wash off and it was like jelly. If you use too much of it I can see that being true. We all know, also that cleansing at a sink is a pain compared to doing it in the shower and this rinses off super easy in the shower without any residue left behind. I don’t use in the evening when I use the Blue Herbal line instead so I can’t really speak to using it at a sink, but it comes off super easily in the shower. The smell is AMAZING. I have used many a cleanser with questionable smell but I think this may hands down be the best. It even smells better than the Facial Fuel line in my humble opinion.
I use all three items in the oil eliminator line – even the sadly neglected toner. The toner and moisturizer do work for me and I know other people have skin like mine: oil prone and oily. It took my skin about a week to adjust, it actually produced more oil for that first week, but soon it adapted it and I can pretty much go all working day without worrying about oil. That’s amazing and that in itself is an accomplishment. I suffer from occasional bouts of acne which other expensive brands have never been able to treat and I haven’t had a single flare-up while using this. Which is amazing because I have stress induced acne and have been going through a career change these past couple months.
Of all of the Kiehl’s products I use—and there are a lot—I consider this the most indispensable part of my skin care regiment, and one of the products that no other competitor has been able to replicate even half-way.
If you have oily skin, try it and give it at least two weeks.
Rated 5 out of 5 by DanNJ AMAZING!!!
I got this item in my Birch Box For Men. Not knowing anything about the product, I tried it. I was beyond amazed at the quality of this face scrub. I have never had clearer or softer skin than I do now. Thank you so much for your sample, I will be a long time customer for now on!
Rated 5 out of 5 by theotherallen Great replacement for formerly acne prone skin.
This looked new, and I bought it on a whim to try as a replacement for my earlier regimen. I used to use the entire BLUE Herbal Line to help combat my acne while I was an adolescent, and even into my early twenties. But now that my skin has calmed down a bit and I'm not breaking out so often I wanted to use something for oil-control that didn't have Salicylic Acid in it.
I also used to use the Facial Fuel Scrub because it helped to remove the build up. I love that this is a daily use product with the apricot scrub in it as an exfoliant, although I wish there were more scrub beads in there. It works well, my skin is refreshed and generally very oil free. It's a better value than the myriad products I was using previously.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Stephen Was OK - better for active/dry skin
The product was OK but not for me. I can only say average. It was very drying to me and my skin didn't feel that great afterwards. I think its for more active/oily skin and not dry.
Rated 4 out of 5 by hamlek I love this but maybe not suitable for everyday use
First off, I have oily skin. Imagine the Exxon Valdez providing cleanup efforts for the Deepwater Horizon.
The Oil Eliminator products work very well when used together. However, in my experience they aren't well suited for daily use. When I do use them daily, my skin actually gets more oily. I think this is a natural feedback loop. The products work so well your body might think it needs to produce more oil. It's an oil arms race to the death.
That said, I think using the facial scrub every other day is a good compromise and works wonders for keeping oily skin in check.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quigmeister Perfect
I have tried all the face washes. Jack Black, Clinique, Proactiv, LAB Series, and Neutrogena and all the cheap ones like it. This does what it says. First off, my face felt amazingly clean after. Second, it has a really nice smell and a little goes a long way. Third, it actually controlled the oil all day. I noticed less shine and a greasy feeling on my face. Love this stuff.