Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser

A daily pore cleanser that purifies and detoxifies the skin
  • Softens skin and reduces enlarged pores
  • Formulated with Amazonian White Clay and Diatomaceous Earth particles to gently remove oil, dirt and toxins that clog pores
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"My skin looks noticeably smoother, and my pores smaller, after just one wash."

Sean R., Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
- Apply a generous amount of the formula to damp skin
- With clean fingertips, gently massage into face and/or neck in upward and outward circular motion
- Remove thoroughly with lukewarm water
- Use daily; morning and/or night
- Avoid eye area

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The outer layer of the oat kernel is a solid source of dietary fiber, an excellent natural exfoliant, and absorbent of surface oil. Oat Kernel Meal is known for its anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Amazonian White Clay

Amazonian White Clay

Helps purify and detoxify skin. This clay is known to remove bacteria, toxins, excess oil and dead cells that can clog skin and result in enlarged pores.
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Aloe Barbadensis

From the Aloe Vera plant; known for its soothing effect.

Diatomaceous Earth

A natural skin-sloughing ingredient found in fresh and salt water, attached to cultivated solla, rocks, and seaweeds.

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use it and love it!
Chrissy C on Jul 6, 2015
Best cleanser ever! No breakouts
Patricia P on Jul 4, 2015
To clean pores and get rid ps toxins that can get rid of with regular cleansing regime. Plan to add a couple of days a week in additition to my regular cleansing.
Fahti J on Jul 5, 2015
Dana A on Jul 4, 2015
my skin is not oily but i wish to minimise my pores. would this product too strong for my skin?
A shopper on Nov 2, 2012
Is this a sulfate-free cleanser?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2013
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I need help finding a moisturizer, without sunscreen, for my teen son, 14 years old. He has normal to dry skin with an occasional breakout. Mostly a few blackheads in the T zone area.
He does a good job of washing his face. Uses deep pore cleanser and cross training sunscreen.
I just ordered him lip balm and eye cream (dark circles hereditary).
Please help me decide on a moisturizer for him that won't be too strong or too heavy. I'm hoping that he will add moisturizing into his routine in am and pm. I have tried with other products I have but he complains about the smells. I assume this is because those products are more for women?? Maybe a men's product, smell wouldn't bother him??
Thank you, I appreciate you taking time to help me with this ;)
Kristin L on Nov 2, 2013
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Can this cleanser be used with a Clarisonic skin brush?
A shopper on Mar 31, 2012
Best Answer: I have not used the Clarisonic skin brush but based on what I know about it, as well as my extensive experience with Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser, I believe this product can be used with the skin brush if desired. The Cleanser is a good consistency, i.e., not too grainy, that should work well with the skin brush.
Reply · Report · Dina R on Apr 1, 2012
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What would be a good Kiehl product for combination oily skin with a mild form of rosecea?
Joe S on Mar 31, 2012
Best Answer: I think their Ultra Facial Cleanser would be best for your skin type (similar to mine). It's so great at removing excess oil but not irritating sensitive skin. If you are wanting some additional exfoliation, just use a washcloth when removing the Ultra Facial Cleanser.
Reply · Report · Resa R on Mar 31, 2012
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I'm 18 and i have blackheads all over my face and my question is " Will the Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser get rid of my blackheads? "
tamika w on Apr 8, 2012
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Is this product safe for sensitive skin?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: It works for my sensitive skin. I've found that playing around with the frequency is the key. Every day was too much for me, but every other day works just fine. I've used it for years and love this product!
Reply · Report · Karen v on Aug 27, 2014
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Is this product good for acne prone skin ? I have very oily skin with blemishes
A shopper on Jul 10, 2012
Best Answer: I love this product. I have very oily skin. Before discovering the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleanser - I could wash my face and within at least 1- 2 hours it was oily again. With the Rare Earth, my skin feels to be more balanced - not too dry and not too oily - for a much longer period of the day. It definitely helps to control the oil, so that should help with acne prone skin. Hope this helps
Reply · Report · Paul C on Jul 11, 2012
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How often do you use this cleanser?
A shopper on Mar 3, 2015
Best Answer: Daily. I love the whole line and recommend this product. I also HIGHLY recommend the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque. Its one of my favorites. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · Candace R on Mar 3, 2015
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I would like to ask for those of you who have extremely sensitive but has dry/oily combination and acne..or lil pimple type bumps all over face...who used product...DID THIS HELP? I am so desperate to find something to help my skin...NEED HELP! I am almost 29 and still have not been able to find a product that works for me. It really has affected self esteem and I just want to be happy with MY face without looking in the mirror and saying...what happened????

Thank You for any help in advance,

Jen M on Mar 19, 2013
Best Answer: Try Proactiv for a few months first. In most cases, I've found reducing acne to be simply a matter of a proper cleansing routine that includes a good cleanser, toner AND acne lotion. The combination Proactiv offers is more affordable than Kiehl's, as each of these products needs to be purchased individually. When purchased separately, the products do not effectively treat acne.

However, I did find that once I got my acne under control and needed a more refined product just to treat the oily areas of my skin, the Rare Earth collection did the job very nicely. The Rare Earth Daily Cleanser works great on the oily areas, but tends to dry out the non-oily areas, so I'd recommend using it less frequently once the oily areas once they are less of a problem.
Reply · Report · Jennifer P on Apr 16, 2013
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Is this product oil free ? and is it good for oily acne prone skin ?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2012
Best Answer: I cannot speak to the ingredients used, but it appears to be oil free. I have fairly oily skin and this was the product that was recommended to me during a visit to the store. I've been using this wash for about 2 years now and have seen dramatic differences in my skin. It's less oily and I rarely have any breakouts. I also use the rare earth toner and moisturizer. Love all 3 products!
Reply · Report · Alison K on Jul 10, 2012
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Does it remove black heads?
A shopper on Dec 22, 2013
Best Answer: I don't have many blackheads, but I do think it helps with the ones I have. I also think it helps with your pores in general. It is a little drying for my skin, so I tend to use this when I wash my face after a workout to get a deep clean!
Reply · Report · Farah C on Dec 24, 2013
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Is this product good for dry skin?
venesse k on Jul 25, 2013
Best Answer: Although not particularly astringent, this is a clay-based cleanser. If foams up a bit and has a fine grit to it. I wouldn't recommend it, generally, for dry skin as a daily cleanser. I have combination skin, which tends to be dry in the cold winters, and I use this in summer months or when I need a light exfoliant in the winter. It's very good at clearing breakouts as well, but depending on the season, I'll only switch to it briefly, and follow with a moisturizer.

The product is great on my skin and I like it but I wouldn't characterize my skin as "dry".
Reply · Report · Kendall W on Jul 25, 2013
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Are these products perfume and fragrance free?
Colleen C on May 6, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser is perfume/fragrance free. I love this product. I've been using it for well over one year now. I have sensitive skin (Rosacea) but it is also oily and I have large pores. This product is gentle enough to use once a day without any irritation and it does exfoliate. I'm sure you can use it twice a day too, I just have other routines in the evening for cleansing my face. You only need a tiny little pea size dollop of this product (I don't use it on the eye area) and it cleans my face very thoroughly. Never feels dry either.
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good for acne?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2015
Best Answer: Works great for my acne & my sensitive skin. I ave tried a lot of different products in the past but nothing worked for me like this does
Reply · Report · Ingrid O on Apr 20, 2015
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How long should I leave cleanser on.? I have normal skin.
Betty K on Apr 23, 2014
Best Answer: I have normal/ slightly oily skin and I love this cleanser. Just gently move the cleanser around the skin for about a minute. It has a gentle (but not harsh) exfoliating quality so you want to make sure you get it everywhere. Works great, smells wonderful. Really leaves your skin feeling clean!
Reply · Report · Renee G on Apr 23, 2014
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What age should i be to use this product?
On what type of skin u must use?
MoonY K on Dec 11, 2013
Best Answer: I think you can use this for any age, and should be fine for most skin types. But I'm not an expert so I might suggest you speak with one of the salespeople at the store. They would know this kind of information better than I do.

Overall, i really enjoy this product, my skin feels fresh after i've used it.
Reply · Report · Ekaterina T on Dec 12, 2013
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Is this good for acne?
MKW95 on Feb 1, 2013
Best Answer: Yes, It's great for Acne
Reply · Report · Yury S on Feb 1, 2013
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a freind bought me a rare earth deep pore daily cleanser 150 ml but its not sealed and its not full so, i want to is this product sold sealed or not?
A shopper on Nov 23, 2012
Best Answer: It wasn't sealed when I purchased it.
Reply · Report · DAN W on Nov 23, 2012
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Since I have been using this cleanser, I have been getting tiny white heads in a new area on my face daily. What do you think the problem is? I have always had very clean skin.
Neidra W on May 2, 2015
Best Answer: As long as I have been using this cleanser, personally I like to leave the thin layer of this cleanser on my face for few minutes before rinsing out well in order to have the clay to extract impurities within the face.
Would you like to try leaving awhile longer and rinsing really well afterward? Hope this will assist. Much light
Reply · Report · keiko s on May 3, 2015
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I don't have large pores at all but I do get stubborn blackheads. Is this product helpful for skin with large pores only or will it be helpful for me also?
A shopper on Apr 20, 2015
Best Answer: I love this product…I feel like it does clean out your pores. Maybe use it with a gentle facial brush. I really enjoy this product to clean out my pores….
Reply · Report · Gina S on Apr 20, 2015
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How to use?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2015
Best Answer: wet face. put on face. not eyes. rinse off.
Reply · Report · Ross M on Feb 11, 2015
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Does this foam?
Abby S on Nov 15, 2014
Best Answer: This cleanser does not phone. It is excellent for oily skin which is plentiful in my case. It keeps the Baysheen from my skin and makes me look like a normal human being.
Reply · Report · GERALD R on Nov 16, 2014
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Does this contain salicylic acid?
A shopper on Apr 28, 2013
Best Answer: Yes it does.
Reply · Report · Heather A on Jun 13, 2013
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Can I use Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser during prenancy?
A shopper on Mar 11, 2013
Best Answer: Depends on your skin type, I have combination, sensitive skin so I used it every other day because I didn't want any adverse reactions if I were to use it everyday. If you're not sensitive then I think using it everyday is fine, the texture of the cleanser is like a mixture of foam/cream not like your typical scrub cleansers so it's not harsh for everyday use. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Amy W on Apr 11, 2013
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I placed an order last week. I tried to order this facewash, but it said it was no longer available for purchase. I'm confused because now it is. Are you discontinuing this facewash and why wasn't it available last week?
Nikki B on Oct 11, 2012
Best Answer: Our apologies Nikki -- this item was temporarily out of stock. We have no plans to discontinue this product -- its one of our favorites too!
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Oct 24, 2012
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Can you use this cleanser with the clarisonic?
ashely j on Sep 17, 2012
Best Answer: I never try to use the clarisonic and I think it is good enough for just using hands. It is not particularly for dead-skin, but more like daily use
Reply · Report · DAN W on Sep 17, 2012
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How is this product used, and is it ok for people with rosacea?
Peggy L on Jun 21, 2012
Best Answer: It works pretty good. It cleans the dirt in the pores. It also helps removing the make up.
Reply · Report · Ziping L on Jun 22, 2012
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I was reading about "Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque" in O magazine but can't find it on your site Advice?
Ellen W on May 10, 2012
Best Answer: Hello! You can find the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque if you click this link.,default,pd.html?start=8&cgid=face-rare-earth

We also have 4 limited edition jars of the Masque by browsing the entire Rare Earth Collection here:,default,sc.html
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on May 10, 2012
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I bought this product and others today. All of of the other products were sealed and I could tell they had not been used as a store tester or returned. Does anyone know if this product comes sold with a seal/unopened? It also does not feel full. Thanks.
A shopper on Apr 12, 2012
Best Answer: This product should come sealed underneath the cap. If you bring it back to the store, they will glady replace it for you!
Reply · Report · Kiehl's AStaff on Apr 30, 2012
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What cleanser and toner are best for oily skin?
Natalie B on Jun 26, 2015
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I love this cleanser! I am traveling soon and I'm wondering if it comes in a smaller size?
Melanie K on Jun 19, 2015
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I'm a guy with occasional acne breakouts. I'm using the Men's oil eliminator line now but not completely sold; considering this or facial fuel. Anyone have input on this vs. Facial fuel vs. Oil eliminator?
A shopper on Feb 26, 2015
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I recently decided to leave my lab series products aside and try Kiehls. I have breakout prone combination skin. I'm disappointed on this product. I don't know if it's because it has salicylic acid but it has given me lots of breakouts since I started using it. I also got sodium pca moisturizer. Oil free hidtator and midnight repair serum. Been using then all together but I think it's the cleanse the one it's making me breakout. Think I'm gonna go back to lab series. It's more expensive but much more effective ...anyone with the same problem ?
Dan M on Jul 16, 2014
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What is the expired date for the product ? There are no instructions.
Jian Y on Nov 18, 2013
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does this have benzo proxide in it? because i think i am allergic
A shopper on Jun 26, 2012
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