Washable Cleansing Milk

A gentle, non-lathering moisturizing cleansing milk
  • Formulated to cleanse sensitive, dry or normal-to-dry skin types
  • May also be used for the removal of light facial makeup
  • Not intended for the removal of eye makeup
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"A soothing cleanser that is perfect for sensititve skin!"

Katie, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-Apply a liberal amount of gentle milk cleanser to fingertips and gently massage into facial skin that has not been dampened
-Avoid eye area
-Remove with a warm, damp cloth

A-prih-kaht KUR-nuhl OY-il

Apricot Kernel Oil is extracted from apricot kernels and has a very high Vitamin E content (aiding fast absorption) and is a trygliceride composed of 75% oleic acid and 20% linoleic acid, and unsaturated fatty acids esterified with glycerin - similar to avocado oil and sesame oil. Found to be highly compatible with the skin. Apricot Kernel Oil moisturizes and softens skin while helping retain clarity and suppleness.

Ah’-voh-KAH-doh OY-il

Avocado Oil, derived from the fruit of a tropical American tree, is a rich, fatty-acid emollient. Avocado Oil is known to be the most moisturizing of any fruit oil. It is also a natural source of Amino Acid proteins, Vitamins A, D, E, and potassium. Helps to restore the natural moisture of the skin.

Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat Germ Oil, extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel, is an emollient with antioxidant properties due to its high, natural Vitamin E content. It also contains Lecithin and a high percentage of essential fatty acids that are vital for healthy skin. It is also used as a natural preservative.

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Washable Cleansing Milk
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Gretchen C: used before, loved how it made my skin feel and look. Sep 19, 2014
Janet M: I love it and couldn't find it in your counter at Dillards in Tulsa. I just think it cleans well, and you don't have the same feel as when you wash with sudsy soap. Sep 18, 2014
DORIS G: RECOMMENDED BY LADY THAT CLEANS MY FACE Sep 17, 2014
celia l: my skin is sensitive Sep 16, 2014
Min X: I have sensitive dry skin. Sep 15, 2014
Lynda F: This leaves my face feeling soft Sep 13, 2014
Babita K: I have loved this product because I have sensitive skin and since winter is approaching a gentle and moisturizing cleanser is what I need. Sep 12, 2014
Samantha W: This cleanser works well for my dry skin. Sep 6, 2014
Anne J: Only product from any line that is gentle enough for my skin Aug 28, 2014
Ambar C: It doesn't dry my skin and makes washing my face easy. Aug 28, 2014
Denise D: Does not dry out my face. Aug 24, 2014
Joanne L: eye treatment good, will try this for my roascea Aug 23, 2014
Allison H: Trying it. Very dry sensitive skin Aug 23, 2014
Kimberly Y: simple, easy and non-stripping facewash that i use in the mornings. at night, i use a teensy amount of the ultra cleansing gel. Aug 21, 2014
Suzanne W: It looks gentle. Aug 18, 2014
alison r: It is amazing for people with sensitive skin. Aug 15, 2014
Linda M: it's the only way I wash my face Aug 15, 2014
Sybyl W: Wonderful for sensitive skin. Aug 10, 2014
Ann T: I have been using this for 30+ years. This cleans very well without drying out skin Aug 10, 2014
Nan M: very mild and non drying Aug 10, 2014
Laura H: This is a great cleanser for dry sensitive skin! Love how well it cleans while being so gentle. Jul 27, 2014
Mary G: It is good for my skin type. Jul 27, 2014
Kimberly K: I have very sensitive skin, and this product does not irritate or dry my skin. Cleanses thoroughly, and isn't scented which is always a concern for me. Jul 27, 2014
ya yen c: getting used to it Jul 25, 2014
Lisa A: USED FOR YEARS - LOVE IT! Jul 21, 2014
Steve A: Because, this is what Patty suggested at the Stockton store because the facial fuel was too harsh on my acne rosasea. And she gone now, and I don't want to deal with those liars who replaced her. Also, since using this product last year, I have the appearance of a man in his late 40s, and I'm 59! Jul 18, 2014
gaudi d: because I've been using it for many years and it's the best of the best. Jul 17, 2014
Betti Jane E: I have used it for years. Jul 17, 2014
Pat D: seems mild Jul 12, 2014
Beth Y: great for dry, sensitive skin Jul 10, 2014
William B: K Jul 10, 2014
Sara A: Great cleanser that doesn't dry out skin Jun 30, 2014
Janet W: Used for a few years and really like it. Jun 28, 2014
Estela H: Keeps my face moist Jun 18, 2014
Jonathan W: It's the only thing I use on my sensitive skin. I love it. It works well and doesn't irritate or dry me out. I highly recommend it. I have used it for years. Jun 18, 2014
Merrie B: cleanses makeup great Jun 12, 2014
Melissa M: for myself! Jun 10, 2014
Nancy S: I have been using it for 30 years and like it. Enough said? Jun 10, 2014
Deborah V: Love this product. Jun 5, 2014
Marsha M: great product, have used for years on sensitive skin Jun 3, 2014
Mary K: This was recommended by a Kiehls representative for my dry sensitive skin. I'm hoping this makes me as happy as the Acai cleanser I got from Kiehls last year. May 30, 2014
Nazarena A: I have never tried a milky facial so I thought "it's about time I do!" May 23, 2014
Carolyn P: It does not irritate my sensitive skin. May 19, 2014
claudia m: easier on my face and eyes May 19, 2014
Yuqun A: Like it very much May 19, 2014
Heather R: This product is great for sensitive skin. May 18, 2014
cindy v: Decided to try something a little different to see if it helps my dry sensitive skin May 18, 2014
Lindsay F: I don't use cleansers because they usually dry my face out the first week of using them. I went for a facial and the lady suggested using a milk cleanser. May 18, 2014
Laurie B: I've been using it for over 10 years, it's my favorite face wash May 18, 2014
Christine K: Not a harsh cleanser, leaves skin soft and moisturized. May 17, 2014
Katherine F: It looks like you don't have the product that I have used for years, and this is the closest to it. May 15, 2014
RUOXI N: JUST A TRY May 14, 2014
SOMPORN B: the best for dry skin May 14, 2014
Rebecca R: Gentle May 12, 2014
Laura H: Great sensitive cleanser! May 11, 2014
Aneda B: always use it May 3, 2014
Amy W: It's the only cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin without making it oily. May 1, 2014
Sachi M: I am 60 with combo very sensitive skin. This product suits my face just fine. My complexion has improved wonderfully with only 30 days of use. My skin is never dry or in a state of reaction. People are noticing and complimenting me. Try it! Apr 30, 2014
Bernadine G: Needed a light and creamy cleanser. Apr 30, 2014
Dr. Milenda B: Only milk wash available Apr 29, 2014
Kim H S: Currently use it and have bought from Saks 5th Avenue in Cincinnati. The store is no longer carrying this item. I really love it. Apr 27, 2014
Laura P: Gentle cleanser for aging dry skin Apr 18, 2014
Arlene T: Have been using this product for at least 10 years and love it !!!!!! Apr 17, 2014
margaret c: I have been using this product for many years. It cleanses without all of the unnecessary added ingredients that I have found in other milk cleansing products. I started using milk cleansers when I first encountered them in Europe. This is the only product that meets my requirements. I would use no other. Apr 14, 2014
christina b: because Apr 14, 2014
Marsha B: I've used this for years. Great moisturizer for dry skin, especially in the summer. Apr 9, 2014
Julene F: need a good cleansing milk and kiehls is good Apr 1, 2014
Jenedith R: I chose this because it makes my skin feel clean and soft. Mar 31, 2014
Tanya M: Great for skin that is prone to eczema Mar 27, 2014
sunny o: need it Mar 18, 2014
Rosemary C: Excellent gentle cream cleanser, nice texture, barely any smell. Mar 15, 2014
Onuma B: I were use with some products of kiehl's. And I like it! Then I need to try all of kiehl's. Mar 15, 2014
ke M: it's good for my skin. Mar 14, 2014
Jennifer D: I have been using this cleansing milk for over 20 years and my skin looks great Mar 9, 2014
Charis J: I love this product as a cleanser Mar 8, 2014
Patricia A P: It cleans off makeup very nicely and does not dry out my sign. Mar 5, 2014
Jingzhi w: need a very soothing cleanser for my sensitive skin Mar 3, 2014
Jan D: Trying for the first time. Mar 3, 2014
Eyshia R: I have sensitive dry skin and this works great for my delicate face! Mar 1, 2014
john h: Have used this product and find it works great on all areas ; not just the face. Feb 26, 2014
Tomomi U: my friends recommends. Feb 26, 2014
Alanna R: Love this, it is the ONLY cleanser gentle enough for my skin... I found this 4 years ago and have never gone back to any other product since. Feb 25, 2014
Bingxin F: love the product Feb 18, 2014
gloria o: I have used it for a long time Feb 14, 2014
tamara m: works great & I have been using it forever Feb 11, 2014
Jarmila S: This cleanser works very well for me. Leaves my skin moist. Also it lasts a long time all you need is just littlebit to cleanse your entire face. This is the only clenaser I use. Simple and effective. Feb 9, 2014
Nora C: This is my absolute go-to for cleansing my sensitive skin. I've tried other products, and everything else is too harsh, my skin looks great even without makeup. No redness!!! Feb 2, 2014
Nicola Y: I usually use wipes for my face when I wear light make up and would like a softer approach. I use the face wash and toner from Kiehls already too. Jan 31, 2014
Janet B: This is the only product I like to wash my face with!! Jan 30, 2014
Delaney L: Want to try it Jan 23, 2014
xiang j: Sun screen remover Jan 21, 2014
Teresa M. J: Great for dry skin. Jan 12, 2014
Mary G: Gentle cleansing, easily washed away. Jan 1, 2014
Nicholas S: This is the product I use to wash my face daily Dec 31, 2013
Kimberly C: i have very sensitive skin, love it! Dec 31, 2013
Nikol W: So gentle! Removes makeup and cleanses without overdrying. Dec 30, 2013
Robin R: This cleansing milk has made a tremendous difference in my skin: it's supple and moist and the tiny lines that existed when I used soap have disappeared Dec 29, 2013
Grace W: Great cleanser for sensitive skin. Very soft and gentle. Dec 29, 2013
Marian D: cleanses my skin without stripping it. If your skin is dry and sensitive, this will be a good product for you Dec 28, 2013
Tamara S: gentle cleanser Dec 21, 2013
Kendra G: LOve this product, use it all the time. Dec 20, 2013
James E: What my wife wanted Dec 17, 2013
Jessica W: It's described as gentle and moisturizing, which should be good for my dry skin. Dec 16, 2013
Risa M: i want to use this. Dec 16, 2013
Weiwei H: My friends say that these items are good for babies. Dec 16, 2013
Barbara A: Customer reviews indicate is suitable for extremely dry, sensitive skin. Dec 12, 2013
Susan B: This works well on my very delicate facial skin. Dec 8, 2013
Linda G: Does not let skin dry or itchy non irritating Dec 6, 2013
Christine R: A reliable cleanser for me for years; I have Rosacea, and though I do switch up with other facial washes at times, this one has continued to be entirely non-irritating, and has continued to work really well for my dry and sensitive skin. Dec 4, 2013
Keri C: sensitive skin. Dec 4, 2013
Lucinda D: A mild and calming cream based facial wash is an essential. Dec 4, 2013
Tara A: I've used it for years and I LOVE it ! Dec 3, 2013
Katherine S: I have dry and sensitive skin Dec 2, 2013
Roberta A O: love this already Dec 2, 2013
Melissa N: gentle and nourishing Dec 1, 2013
wang x: need a new facial cleanser and friend told me this brand is good Nov 30, 2013
Harriet B: I use it every day. Nov 30, 2013
carolyn s: I love it and makes my skin look younger. Nov 27, 2013
Mindee L: can remove light makeup Nov 25, 2013
SeonYeong Y: liked it Nov 23, 2013
hui man Y: Clean Nov 20, 2013
Lori G: First time user, liked the results. Not drying to my skin,gentle and moisturizing. Nov 19, 2013
Ting Z: try a new one Nov 19, 2013
Elena R: it's my regular cleanser Nov 16, 2013
Ying C: Good Nov 15, 2013
Cheryl K: Got really good reviews and I've not used your products before. Very good product now that I'm using it fulltime. Creamy, no fragrance and leaves skin feeling soft. Nov 15, 2013
Chen D: too gentle. Nov 13, 2013
kein j: deep clean Nov 12, 2013
Herschel D: Very dry skin, interested in trying. Nov 4, 2013
Michele R: It is the most gentle cleanser I have ever used and leaves my skin soft. Oct 27, 2013
Heidi M: Is good for me Oct 23, 2013
Karin T: Nice, neutral, gentle cleanser. Great for dry skin and cold climates. Oct 17, 2013
Ann H: to try Oct 3, 2013
Mary F: Great, gentle cleanser. Sep 29, 2013
DIANE H: I use this daily. Very gently on the skin Sep 28, 2013
Anastasia H: Good reviews that helped me learn this product is not drying and cleans sensitive skin. Sep 28, 2013
Livia M: I love it and use it every day morning and night Sep 26, 2013
Audrey R: My skin is very dry; using this has helped with keeping my skin moist and less dry. Sep 22, 2013
Allison B: the only cleanser gentle enough for my super sensitive skin. Love it...have used it for years. Sep 21, 2013
Lance S: I clean my dishes with it Sep 2, 2013
Jessie W: so gentle on my skin, yet thoroughly cleanses - i love it. Aug 3, 2013
Kristen L: Reviews were good and I need a new cleanser Jul 17, 2013
osvaldo R: because I am trying and it is doing good my face, thank you. Jul 17, 2013
Kathleen K: I am in love with this cleanser and have been using it for years. Gentle yet effective! Jul 15, 2013
Caroline L: Very gentle, effective, non-drying -- a perfect "non-soap" Jun 18, 2013
Hiromi F: I love this! Jun 17, 2013
Kathleen H: i've used it for years and love it. gentle but effective. Jun 17, 2013
Tricia S: Looking for a less drying cleanser than Ultra. This works nicely as a makeup remover, and during dry weather. When it's hot and steamy, I still use the Ultra. Jun 9, 2013
Jeanne B: Great product, leaves my face soft, and it's one of the very few products on the market I'm not allergic to. Jun 3, 2013
Jung A P: i want try!! May 17, 2013
Leesa D: I sampled this May 15, 2013
Nicole D: great, gentle cleanser for post exfoliating. May 3, 2013
Lin L: TRY Apr 21, 2013
Lisa G: It sounds amazing. Apr 11, 2013
Jane P: I've been using this for 3-4 months, along with Ultra Facial Toner and Rosa Arctica & skin has never looked more luminous. My mom commented on quality of my skin, so I'm giving her all three as a gift. BTW, I'll be 50 in July. Apr 3, 2013
Blaise B: My wife has been using this product consistently for 7+ years! The one outlet close to us (Sak's 5th Ave.- Pittsburgh) closed last February.

It's much easier to get online!
Apr 1, 2013
Elizabeth P: I have sensitive skin Mar 27, 2013
Connie B: It makes my face feel very clean and soft Mar 26, 2013
Barbara L D: gentle on the skin Mar 24, 2013
Susan B: I have used this product in the past and want to start using it again. It's great on my skin. Mar 24, 2013
Kathleen M: I have used this product for years; have very dry skin; it is gentle and cleans thorougly. Mar 22, 2013
Stacy B: I've been using it for years and it's such a nice, light cleanser. Doesn't leave a smell or residue. Keeps my skin clear and healthy. Mar 20, 2013
Judythe S: just love it's gentleness Feb 20, 2013
Annette C: I have been using this for 20 years, with excellent results! Feb 9, 2013
Nicole B: Sensitive skin. Prefer foam free Jan 21, 2013
Susan M: want to try Jan 19, 2013
Donna P: It was recommended by a co-worker. Jan 11, 2013
Mabel R: light, moisturizing and cleansing. Dec 30, 2012
Jiao Ji L: recommended by a friend Dec 30, 2012
Tszman L: to try new stuff. Dec 29, 2012
Mary Beth L: I love how this product feels and cleanses without drying out my skin. Dec 26, 2012
Stephanie P L: great ingredients for my skin type Dec 25, 2012
Fanny K: My sister wants me to order it for her. Dec 22, 2012
Susan S: product my Mom uses Dec 14, 2012
Sharon H: Wanted to try it because it was a milk product. Hoping it is a good product. Dec 12, 2012
Kristen A: The Washable Cleansing Milk always leaves my skin feeling super soft and clean. It's also a great makeup remover. Dec 11, 2012
Qun Hui C: I need a cleansing product. Hope this is a good product. Dec 10, 2012
wendy s: Loyal fan, it works. Use it with m Clara sonic gadget for best results. Dec 8, 2012
Allison B: I have really sensitive, dry skin. This is the only cleanser I can use on my face. Dec 7, 2012
Ana P: Great reviews Dec 2, 2012
Patricia C: like it Nov 25, 2012
Jill L: Fabulous - been using it for over 15 years! Nov 25, 2012
Ellen Z: used it before - like it for my skin type Nov 5, 2012
Heather W: I use this everyday. Oct 19, 2012
Pamela S: I like a light, gentle cleanser that won't dry out my skin. This is perfect. I've used it for many years and would never use another facial cleanser. Oct 15, 2012
Karen K: For me, there is no better cleanser. It cleanses and never dries and doesn't leave little bumps on my face. Oct 15, 2012
Yue C: I want to try it. Oct 2, 2012
Rouyang Z: gentle makeup remover Sep 24, 2012
Chee Seng G: i have sensitive skin Sep 24, 2012
Samson V: My facialist recommended that I use a milk cleanser at least once a week. Sep 23, 2012
Gyulyara R: This product is very gentle on the skin and does not cause any irritation. Sep 23, 2012
Eileen S: It's easy on the skin as we head into the cooler weather Sep 20, 2012
Christine S: great makeup remover Sep 13, 2012
Dong L: recommended from one of my friend Sep 6, 2012
Denise J: Again a product I have used for years and love it's mild cleansing action and the way my face feels after cleansing. Sep 4, 2012
Elizabeth P: The person who gave me a facial suggested a mild cleanser Aug 26, 2012
Janet P: gentle not soapy, no lather. I have extra dry skin, need a creamy cleanser non drying. Aug 12, 2012
Trang P: try out Aug 2, 2012
Sun C: I have alredy have been using this Jul 26, 2012
Yuan Ting L: Want to give a try. Jul 16, 2012
Amy B: sensitive skin Jul 15, 2012
youngmin p: It's not oily. Jul 15, 2012
Yvonne G: Have been using for a few years. I have sensitive skin, and I likethe way my skin feels after use Jul 7, 2012
Sharon L: the best for my dry sensitive skin Jul 4, 2012
Neva M: I have been using Kiehl's Washable Cleansing Milk for over 12 years (since my early 30's). It has a very thin, light consistency and absolutely no "lather" so at first it seemed like I wasn't even cleansing my face. But after a few days I fell in love with it. Even after all these years, I am still amazed how it makes my skin feel and look. It is definitely a "desert island" must have. May 29, 2012
Melissa B: This is very gentle yet removes dirt and makeup. It's been great for my very dry skin. May 21, 2012
linda P: I have used it for years and like it for my face and skin type May 14, 2012
Chardell B: So gentle on my skin and does a great job cleaning without feeling dry. May 7, 2012
Diana D: Gentle on my skin while still cleaning well. Love that there is no perfume in it. May 4, 2012
Terri M: It does really geat things to my very dry, sensitive skin. Makes it soft and supple in days. Apr 30, 2012
Judythe S: I love it's clean freshness on my thin & sensitive skin. Apr 29, 2012
YI-CHEN F: My friend said is good Apr 19, 2012
Jean D: I've used this product for at least 20 years. Thank you for continuing to supply it. Apr 19, 2012
Shanti V: want to try alternative to Aveda cleanser and more cost effective if it works well. Mar 31, 2012
Sheree J: Rosacea flared up. Couldn't find the sensitive skin product you used to have (discontinued).
Update: I've been using it for a couple of months. I think I like it better. Works well for my sensitive skin.
Mar 26, 2012
vg r: this is a repeat product which i have purchased from kiehl's many times over the years. it works well on delicate skin, but does a great job of cleansing without being too harsh. my only complaint is that i wish it was sold in a larger container. Mar 26, 2012
Marlene L asked: i am 52 and my skin is aging is this cleanser good for my skin? Dec 31, 2013
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Andrea C: yes Dec 31, 2013
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lashay f: I would definitely recommend. I am 43 and my skin is normal. This cleanser is so soothing that I don't have to run straight to my moisturizer. The milky texture leaves your skin feeling clean and not stripped from its natural oils. And I can see a slight glow after using this cleanser. I have tried several cleansers from kiehl's in the past and although they are all good this one is the best. Jan 1, 2014
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cindy k: I am also in my 50s and have used the cleansing milk for years and very much like it. My skin is dry and this is one of the few products that is gentle and does not add to the dryness. I especially like the fact that you wipe it off with a warm wash cloth instead of rinsing with water. Dec 31, 2013
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Andrea C: I think so. Based on my experience, it should leave your skin soft and will not irritate it. You may want to alternate use of this product this with something that contains glycolic acid. Dec 31, 2013
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Sherri M: I liked the cleanser, but I gave it to my daughter and her skin did seem to look healthier.

The cleanser works good for normal to oily sensitive skin.
Dec 31, 2013
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Mary A H: This cleanser is excellent for dry, aging skin. I am 53 and it is the best facial cleanser I have found. Dec 31, 2013
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Peter J: This is a good cleanser. It is gentle, not harsh, and non drying. Jan 1, 2014
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John H: I think it's good for dry skin Jan 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the Ph of this cleanser? May 11, 2013
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DIANE H: Sorry but PH is not listed . I have very sensitive skin and have been using this cleanser for about 10 plus yrs May 12, 2013
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Jean D: I have no idea what "ph" is. I've used your washable cleansing lotion for over ten years. Sorry.. Jean Dorman May 11, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can this be used as a milky cleanser without water, but removing with a soft cloth instead? Thanks! Dec 6, 2012
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vg r: i have never tried it without water. generally, i dribble some cleansing milk onto a dampened face sponge, clean my face with the sponge, then rinse off with clear water. although the milk is very liquid, it is a soap. as such, i can't imagine using it without having some water, or even baby wipes available to rinse off the excess. Dec 6, 2012
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Chardell B: I rub this all over my face and then remove it with a damp cloth. Not sure about using a dry cloth. I love this product and have never used anything else since I started using it. Dec 6, 2012
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