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Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment

Oily, Combination, including Acne-Prone Skin

A foaming cleanser with Salicylic Acid that helps clear acne blemishes. Fragrance-free

Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 182.
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Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment

Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment

A foaming cleanser with Salicylic Acid that helps clear acne blemishes. Fragrance-free

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What It Is

Our efficacious acne cleanser, formulated to help clear blemishes and prevent new ones from forming, helps purify pores and remove traces of dirt and oil. Inspired by our iconic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion, this foaming cleanser with Salicylic Acid is an ideal first step in your acne skincare routine.

Paraben-free and fragrance-free.

What It’s Good For

  • Helps cleanse pores and reduce blackheads, whiteheads and other types of acne blemishes
  • High-foaming cleanser helps prevent new blemishes from forming for clearer skin
  • Tested under dermatologist supervision
  • For oily skin and acne-prone skin
  • Inspired by our classic Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion

Key Ingredients

How To Apply

How to Use

How To Apply
  • Wet face, then work foaming cleanser with Salicylic Acid into a lather
  • Massage onto face, avoiding the eyes
  • Rinse well
  • Use twice daily
  • Reduce number of applications if dryness or peeling occurs
  • In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with water
  • Explore our other Blue Herbal products like our spot treatment with Salicylic Acid and iconic facial toner for oily skin

Future Made Better

Future Made Better

True to our founding family’s mission, we strive to improve the quality of the communities we serve by reducing our
environmental impact, formulating responsibly, and supporting charitable causes. This formula is made with:
Responsible Formulation
Responsible Formulation
Commitment to Recycling
Commitment to Recycling

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from It Works So I went to an actual store, this is a late review by the way I've been using this product for about 2 months now, thinking there's no really great product out there. I've used countless times other brands but my skin somehow would stay the same and dry. I don't get crazy acne but I get it and when I get it, its noticeable. The lady at the store recommended me this product. Once I started using this product, I'd be lying if I say it doesn't work. Immediately noticed the difference, of course learned you've got to moisturize and all that stuff, but regardless I add this to my routine now. For about 1 week day and night I would only use this acne wash along with a moisturizer for a finish. After that 1 week, started my regular face routine with the other products I purchased that day and didn't have to use this as much. Nothing crazy maybe like once a week, since I don't really have much acne now. I do recommend to go inside an actual Kiehl's store once they open and get a skin consultation. The products I've purchased from that day have been great.
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Leaks everywhere! You expect a certain level of product quality at this price point. However, since the day I received this product, all I have had is it leak all over my cabinets. Kiehls does not respond to any feedback . Very disappointed
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Change the Bottle I love, love, LOVE this product. It seriously helped with hormonal acne and my skin is now brighter and clearer than ever. The only downside is the bottle. Product is constantly leaking from it and it is impossible to travel with. I would love it if the product could come in a jar or in a better, more leak proof bottle.
Date published: 2020-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleared my Acne almost instantly! I was SO impressed with this facewash. Within 48 hours, I and even my husband noticed that my face was visibly cleared, my acne decreased, and my overall skintone was less inflamed/pink. I've used lots of other face washes, (the ultimate face wash) and they weren't effective enough for my acne. So far, this has truly helped. I also love how it leaves my skin feeling "tingly" and doesn't over-dry my skin.
Date published: 2020-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from highly recommend for those battling acne! I started using this product a few weeks ago, and I am so presently surprised with what it has done for my skin. I feel like I have tried just about every product for hormonal and stressed-induced acne, and this one does the trick. It is certainly drying, like other reviews have stated, but I use a heavy moisturizer to stay hydrated and I don't have many issues with dryness. With bad breakouts, this cleanser dries them up and gets my face looking and feeling clear again. I love the refreshing scent and the texture as well! Thank you, Kiehls.
Date published: 2020-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked Instantly and Stayed Working Throughout Life of Tube I’m a major beauty aficionado and pay a lot to maintain my erratic and sensitive skin. I haven’t used Kiehls products in at least 5 years. I tried this product by sheer chance because my usual face wash was finished and I can only buy it overseas. I was looking for something to tide me over without hurting my face till I could reorder my regular one. I knew I needed salycilic acid so gave this one a shot. Wow; what a God-send. It performed way better than my typical product that costs double the price. My face instantly stopped its mini breakouts and was so smooth. It wasn’t harsh or overdrying for me because I double cleanse with a gentle de-stressing foam cleanser. This product also takes off my makeup easily and you only need a little: I just bought my second tube! Love it. Thank you Kiehls - I’m back to you!
Date published: 2019-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love love love! I bought this for my daughter who was having acne issues. She left it in my shower one day and I used it once then I was hooked. It's so refreshing and it doesn't over dry out my skin. We fight over it so much I just need to buy another one. Never get rid of this one!!!
Date published: 2019-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from So Disappointing I tried to love this new cleanser. I used it for a whole year in hopes that my skin would stop breaking out and adjust. After this year I have found that it does not work. It is absolutely nothing like the old formula and it is a shame that Kiehls has not listened to any of its loyal customers to bring back what was once so loved. Like many others who have written reviews to share their frustrations, I too have decided to switch to a completely new brand. Kiehls customer service has been providing the same response to everyone who has shared their concerns and frankly, it seems they just do not care. Kiehls is no longer the best. Read and believe the negative reviews.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from bring back the old formula this new version of the cleanser is terrible. i loved the previous version. if any anyone knows of another facial cleanser (non-Kiehls) that they're using to replace this one given Kiehl's ruined it, please let me know!
Date published: 2019-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love this! been having occasional acne breakouts and overall bumpy texture- this cleanser really helped with keeping them all at bay! Love this! There seemed to be another design with this that was more liquid form but I got this new bottle and it still works great. Love the minty and cooling feeling I get after using this cleanser because it is refreshing and makes my face feel so clean! Love this!!
Date published: 2019-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gentle face wash I've been using this face wash for about 10 years now. I have normal skin but it is sensitive and can get dried out or oily with the wrong product. This product keeps my skin even and breakout free. When the packaging and consistency changed a few years back I was nervous but I haven't noticed a difference in my skin at all and the new version actually lasts much longer since the product is thicker/more concentrated now. Love it!
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Cleanser I have been using this for almost a month now and I am so excited to see my skin change! I have always had acne and have spent hundreds of dollars on products to help me. This cleanser has done wonders, my skin is clear and feels so smooth! A little goes a long way and I can see this lasting over 6 months, which for $22 is outstanding. Some have commented on the smell, I don't mind it at all.
Date published: 2019-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please bring back the old cleanser..... I don't understand why you would change something that worked so well. The old cleanser was amazing! This new one is okay but it doesn't give you that instant tingling feeling like the old one did. I know I am not alone on this. I have spoke with multiple Kiehls fans who want the old product back. Please Kiehls, consider bringing back the old formula that is loved by many!!!
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just unbelievable After 48 hrs in the desert this weekend for Coachella, my skin was ravaged from the sun, dry air and wind. I always liked Kiehls products, but only used lotions and lip balm.So I bought the Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser for my oily skin in Palm Springs. In just 3 days, skin is remarkably improved, fully restored from my crazy weekend. The Frankencense in this product reduces sebum production which is a new concept to me, and my skin. I just love this. Thank you!
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!!! I have struggled with acne for YEARS and have tried literally every product you could imagine, none had been successful. This cleanser has been life changing!! My acne has almost completely vanished, aside from a very occasional hormonal breakout, and my skin has never looked so good. Such a relief to have finally found something that works.
Date published: 2019-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Purchaser and Sold! I have been struggling with adult acne for the last 2 years and have been using in conjunction with the acne control lotion (twice daily) and my skin is clearer than it has been in months! I have been troubled with cystic acne and as soon as one blemish clears up another one shows up consistently to the point for constant blemishes and painful for months BUT this product seems to be doing the trick for me in just one week! So happy to finally find something that works, Also find the product extremely affordable given the amount used, I believe this bottle will last at least 10 months, all you need is a pea size and it lathers very well! Disclaimer* I have never used the old formula but have been using prescription based acne medications for the last year and am seeing better results with Kiehls.
Date published: 2019-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as Effective as the Previous Fornula I loved the former blue cleanser but not this new formula. I am in ny 50's and still break out occasionally. I prefer the texture of the old blue cleanser than this one. My face does not feel cleansed even though I use a makeup remover before cleansing. I also use a clarisonic with this cleanser and this formula doesn't lather. I end up using more product becauae my face doesn't feel clean. I hope Kiehls brings back the old cleanser.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS. WORKS. I have been using this product for 2 weeks and my skin has already cleared up! I only use it once a day (for the most part) and my skin has cleared up. I don’t have horrible acne, I have pimples pop up and when I don’t eat well I have break outs, all on my forehead. The only this I would say is that it dried out your skin but as long as you use a moisturizer it’s the perfect cleanser.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing!! I bought this at the beginning of September and the results have been amazing! I have used it twice a day since then and only recently ran out. I've had to use an older cleanser while I order a replacement of this, and I can really feel the difference that this cleanser made. It makes my skin feel super clean but not dried out. Can't wait for my replacement to arrive!
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Never tried the old formula... love this one! I read all of these negative reviews about the formula change AFTER buying the cleanser. But I must say, I have nothing previous to compare to, and I really like this product. I have mild acne and since using this facewash, it's all but disappeared (I've also been more careful about keeping up my routine). I enjoy the smell and texture and it works for me!
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I am a loyal Kiehls customer and normally do not write reviews but I am so, SO frustrated and disappointed with this new cleanser. I honestly don't understand why Kiehls' messes with an amazing product and I really don't understand why they don't value our feedback because if they did they would have read all of these customer comments saying they want the old formula back and they would have brought it back. This new formula is awful and doesn't compare to the old one. I am so frustrated I can't find the old formula anywhere and am left with this down graded product. I do not care that, "the new formula is paraben, oil and sodium laureth sulfate free. It is formulated to help clear acne blemishes, pimples, blackheads and whiteheads, and prevent new ones from forming. It contains salicylic acid to penetrate deep into the pore." It doesn't work. PERIOD. Please listen to us and bring the old formula back or at least offer it as another option.
Date published: 2018-11-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn’t compare to previous product I have to echo similar comments regarding this new product vs the prior gel cleanser. This new product doesn’t even leave my face feeling clean and fresh after washing. The gel cleanser was amazing and it was super disappointing to randomly no longer find it anywhere just to be replaced with a completely different product. Please bring back the prior product!
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the old formula!!!! The old Blue Herbal cleanser was effective and easy to use. You could just take shower wash your face and feel good. On the other hand the new reformulated cleanser is a disaster. Doesn't work, it's messy and you have dry your face before using it and doesn't cool your face. Why KIEHLS WHY???? I want my old cleanser back
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good stuff feels clean and pure In my personal opinion these Other people are crazy this stuff is great it feels very nice and keeps my skin clear and pure looking I am a new to this brand kiehls so I don’t know what old formala of this product was like but I love this Product makes my skin look great
Date published: 2018-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from AWFUL!!!! Please bring back the old blue herbal gel cleanser !!! This new formulation is TERRIBLE!!! The smell and texture are gross in my opinion. The former blue herbal gel cleanser was my holy grail product that my husband and I had been using for over 7 years. It would effectively remove debris, oil and makeup and kept my face fresh, healthy and clean. I have attempted to find a replacement and tried 7-8 cleansers from Kiehls and other brands and there is nothing that will suffice or is as effective as the old blue herbal gel cleanser. If I knew this was being discontinued I would have purchased all the remaining stock from my local Kiehls store. This item should have a lower rating as the positive reviews in 2016 or older, which are listed here, are for the old formulation; as such, the 3.5 heart rating is inaccurate. I'm actually quite disappointed that I attempted to write multiple reviews (4) and express how this cleanser affected my skin. I kept on getting denied and asked to edit my description of its effects before it was actually posted. I am being honest and I don't think it's appropriate that customers have to edit their truth about a product. Please listen to the majority of the feedback and bring the old blue herbal gel formulation back!!!
Date published: 2018-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Please bring back the blue herbal gel cleanser Before the old formula is forgotten, just want to second the reviews below. I was a big fan of the old blue herbal gel cleanser. Just finished my previous bottle, and could not find it any more. Would you please bring it back to shelf?
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I bought the travel size because I’m pretty particular about my face/acne products. I absolutely love it and will be buying the full size.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed with this reformulated cleanser I used this reformulated cleanser after finding out the original Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser has been discontinued. It’s a different consistency, odorless (I prefer the menthol smell), and my face doesn’t seem to feel as clean and fresh as it did with the original Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clearly Corrective Exfoliator gave me acne. This stuff cleared it up completely. I feel uncomfortable giving this stuff 5 stars because every review in about the last year is totally negative because they changed the formula. I never tried the old formula. My first ever Kiehls face wash was the Clearly Corrective Exfoliator. It has two stars. It gave me acne. Then I switched to this stuff and it completely cleared my acne on my face, chest and shoulders. This along with the dark spot corrected serum completely fixed my dark wrinky puffy under-eyes too! Thank you! Will buy again. I'm sorry they changed the formula and it looks like I'm the only one the new formula works for haha!
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible This product isn't worth your time or your money. The old blue herbal gel cleanser was fantastic. I have extremely sensitive skin and it never irritated me. It worked wonders on my children's and my acne. Why did you change it? Bring back the old formula and get rid of this junk.
Date published: 2018-06-20
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