Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser

All Skin Types, including Sensitive Skin

A skin brightening face wash that gently purifies and exfoliates skin.

Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 79.
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Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser

Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser

A skin brightening face wash that gently purifies and exfoliates skin.

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What It Is

This purifying cleanser gently exfoliates skin and helps remove dirt and environmental pollutants while visibly improving overall clarity. Infused with White Birch Extract and Peony Extract, this formula gently removes dirt, oil and pollution. Formulated with Pearlstone, a natural exfoliant, this skin brightening face wash smoothes and refines the feeling of skin for a more radiant appearance.

What It’s Good For

  • Cleanses and purifies skin to effectively remove dirt, oil and environmental pollutants while helping to improve skin clarity
  • Gently exfoliates skin to soften, smooth and refine while respecting the skin barrier
  • Helps to clarify and visibly brighten skin
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety
  • Gentle enough for use twice per day
  • For all skin types

Key Ingredients

How To Apply

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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:
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from New formula it's been a while now since they changed to a new formula. I'm still upset. Before it was white birch and peony and now its white birch and pearlstone. My face doesn't feel clean the way it used to. I accidentally bought the new formula and was very disappointed. I hope they'll reconsider bringing back the original formula and product.
Date published: 2020-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the cleanser i have been looking for i love this product. i have small bumps and dead skin in many parts of my face. this cleanser is not overly stripping and leaves my skin soft, overnight those dry spots and bumps faded!
Date published: 2020-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favorite Face Wash I’m so confused with all of these bad reviews. I’ve always been the person to switch up my cleansers but I just keep buying this. I love the texture, a dime size goes along way, and the smell is amazing. My face always feel smooth and tightened after using. I love love love.
Date published: 2020-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect texture for sensitive skin The beads are teeny tiny and don’t break blood vessels. My skin is smooth and ready to accept the test of my Kiehls’s routine. I use it only at night. I love this stuff. I’m 62 yo and my skin glows.
Date published: 2020-05-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Please bring back old formula I used to love this cleanser - but the new formula is not that great, kind of feels like glue coming out of the tube and leaves my face feeling dry. Please bring back the old formula!!
Date published: 2020-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fragile, faulty packaging The formula is smooth with a great, more abrasive exfoliator. I like that a pea-sized amount is enough to exfoliate and cleanse my face, neck and chest. I've purchased this 3 times and would give this product 5 stars if it wasn't for the faulty packaging. IF YOU DROP THIS, IT WILL BREAK. The cap has shattered on me all three times after falling off the bathroom sink or after being dropped in the shower. Given the high price point, I expect more durable packaging.
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from BRING BACK OLD FORMULA! Can you see per the reviews? It was perfect and once you changed it, we don’t like it. So change it back! The old formula was literally the best cleanser i’d ever used in my life. Someone needs to copy the old formula and release an amazing cleanser lol
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I miss old formula I’ve been using this for several years and I have one bottle of old formula left. I use old formula in the morning and new one in the evening. Old formula gives me more squeaky clean feel and new one is just ... ok. I wish kiehls kept old formula and just created different option for cleanser instead of changing the formula. Which one of your cleanser is the closest to old formula?
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it's the face cleaner i've been looking for. i never tried the prior formulation, so i can't compare. but for me, this is perhaps my perfect face cleanser. it foams just the right amount. has just the right amount of exfoliating ingredients so that it feels properly cleansed but not overly so. my skin always looks bright and fresh after i use it. and, as someone who is 48, with aging skin, who has hit perimenopause, it has helped immensely with my dry skin. it was getting to the point where i was having so much dead skin on my cheeks and chin that if i rubbed my face, skin would come off on my fingers. no more since using this product. and my skin looks less dull and ragged.
Date published: 2019-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite! I love this stuff. I use it once daily. It's the perfect amount of scrubby for daily use. A little goes a long way, which I also love.
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Miss the old formula While this new formula does get my skin squeaky clean, I miss the “scrubbiness” of the old one. There is very little exfoliating material in this one.
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Literally Brighter smoother completion! First off I’d like to say I’m a huge face/skin product junkie and have used everything from the most expensive to the up and up brands at Target. This cleanser is hands down the BEST I’ve ever used. I’m 47 and boy have I been through more cleansers than mascara (btw it removes mascara in seconds) in my lifetime. This cleansers does everything it says and more. First, the abrasives are key. Anytime I’ve had a facial or treatment it’s always been about scraping of the dead. Microdermabrasion, fraxel, laser treatmentsfor laser rejuvenation, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion, botox (botulinum toxins), dermal fillers, chemical peels among others. We’re talking heat and rocks to simplify. Since the day I started using this not only did I notice a huge difference in the appearance of my skin but all those around me too. My friends all got one for a Christmas gift. We love it! I personally use mine with an additional charcoal abrasive make up remover sponge for deeper exfoliating. My skin is bright and clear for my serums and oils to absorb instantly and work better. Fine lines are gone. I can actually tell cell regeneration is happening. Skin is skin. You want that dead skin off your elbows and knees as well as your face. Understandably each area needs a specific abrasive. The professionals and chemistry used to provide this effect with Kiehls is spot on! They are highly educated about our needs. I’ve saved money not having to do as many facials I’ve done in the past so the price of this product is pennies compared. Teenagers think I’m 30! Love love love. Thank you for my glowing brighter skin! Remember no pain no gain!! Ha! ~Melissa
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Physical exfoliants shouldn’t be encouraged I went to my local store and informed the rep that I was looking for a new cleanser. She recommended this one. I’ve liked her recommendations in the past so without looking at the packaging too much I decided to give it a try. It’s a physical exfoliant. ALMOST ALL skincare professionals who are truly educated will advise against a physical exfoliant. Especially for someone who suffers from hyperpigmentation like myself. Physical exfoliants cause microtears in the skin likely to aid in the production of more skin discoloration. So the fact that Kiehl’s, a skincare company so highly regarded, has employees promoting this product shocked me. While I understand why it’s in their product armory, people like why they like regardless of science so make the product for them so they don’t go elsewhere—don’t encourage its usage. It damages skin.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Have had SOO many compliments on my skin since using this product. Really happy with this face wash and will certainly be repurchasing.
Date published: 2019-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite This is my all time favorite face cleanser!!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels amazing This cleanser feels amazing when you apply it, my face loves! it I love the texture and how you can seriously use one drop and it goes a long way!
Date published: 2019-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bad Reformulation The Clearly Corrective Treatment Water is such a disappointment, I have used the Clearly Corrective Clarity-Activating Toner for many years. Kiehl’s, why so many formulation changes …Such as the Clearly Corrective Exfoliator? Micro-Blur Skin Perfector? I have been a loyal Kiehl’s user for 10+ years, with all these changes, I’ve switched half my skin care line to another brand.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this product! I added this face wash recently to my daily Kiehl's skincare routine and after a couple uses I couldn't believe how smooth my skin felt! What a difference this product has made.
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! I am surprised to see so many negative reviews for this cleanser because I love it and it has had wonderful effects on my skin. It seems like most of the negative reviews are coming from those who used a previous product that has been discontinued and are disappointed that this product is not comparable, rather than looking at it as a new and different product. This cleanser makes my skin look and feel visibly smoother and softer. I have milia-prone skin, and i this exfoliator is helping to prevent new milia from forming - my skin has not looked this good in quite some time! Will continue to use.
Date published: 2018-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Wish they hadn't changed this Like others, I was unpleasantly surprised to find that this is NOT the same product as the Clearly Corrective Brightening Exfoliator they used to carry (although the packaging is so close, which is why i didn't notice this was a "daily cleanser" and not an "exfoliator"). The old product was amazing, after one use you could feel the dead skin slough off and the results were noticeable. I loved that it was a chemical exfoliant so that you didn't have to scrub hard or at all to still get the benefits. This is just a gel cleanser with exfoliating beads in it. Super bummed.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked for me So, I can’t compare this to the cleanser that others have referenced that was discontinued from this line. I also received this as a sample. Personally, it’s done good things for my skin. I’ve noticed a brighter complexion and some reduction in dark spots (I was also using a sample of their dark spot serum, so that could be helping as well). I’ve also used it daily and I find that it exfoliates without irritating my skin, and I’m usually very sensitive to that. The sample is enough for me to pull the trigger on a full size, but I think one thing is clear: if you can try before you buy, do it.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product blows away my previous cleanser! I feel so bad for the folks who had great experiences with the prior product. I’m fairly new to the Kiehl’s product line, but I have to say that I absolutely love this product! My skin is very sensitive, so I’ve shelled out a lot of cash over the years trying various products, and the product I used (most recently) before this one cost more than twice as much and didn’t work half as well. Not only does this product clean my skin without creating a red, splotchy face, but it really does brighten my skin...to the point where I bumped into some old friends who told me that I look much younger! Needless to say, I’m a huge fan of this cleanser! To those of you who may not be as enamored, hang in there and keep trying some other Kiehl’s options!
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from THIS...JUST NO I just can’t...is it not beyond obvious that this was a terrible idea by now, just look at the reviews. I also USED to be a fan of Kiehls, and spent very good money on the CC Foam cleanser as well(as majority of commenters). Discontinuing without warning is just disrespectful to loyal customers as myself for the past 7-8yrs. I have invested in you and my skin and am disappointed that now I must find something new. Please continue to s/w the senior management in the company about the disappointment many many customers feel.
Date published: 2018-10-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Threw it away The Clearly Corrective Brightening collection used to have a product called *Skin Brightening Exfoliator.* When I purchased from a retail location, I thought maybe they just changed the name to *Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser.* Sadly, no. The formula has also changed, and the texture of the product makes it impossible to squeeze out of the bottle without making a mess (think gooey, melted cheese). And forget rubbing your fingertips together to apply to your face! When I thew it away, I squeezed it out of the bottle so I could at least recycle the bottle... only to have the mess sit like a wad on top of my drain and clog it. Too bad because the previous formula was great... in the month or so since I was forced to switch to a different brand, my skin clarity has obviously suffered and the red splotchiness on my face is back.
Date published: 2018-09-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do not buy I thought the bad reviews were maybe not true and decided to try the new one out but i was extremely disappointed. After religiously using the old one i thought they couldnt have replaced the old one with something worse but they did. This new cleanser does nothing for my skin. I might as well not even wash it it really does NOTHING for my skin. The old one was amazing so clean and refreshing and made my skin look so bright. I miss it so much. I have never felt this way about a product so i am just so sad. I hope the old one comes back PLEASE. dont waste your money on the new one. take my advice!
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I am a flight attendant and the purifying face wash was the only one that suited my ever sensitive dehydrated skin I recommended it to all of my colleagues, my skin was so much nicer and dewy no breakouts just a radiant complexion I still have the old face wash, using it very sparsely now because I know there will never be another one in the future!! I used to go to every duty free in Australia to always pick one up and always ended up walking out with a bag full of new products to try. Since its been discontinued I don't even want to look in the shop direction anymore. Very disheartened if I knew before I'd have stocked up on them. Kiehls you've lost your most excited customer. :( :( :( :( :( :(
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm a fan I have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful. I miss the old cleanser because I was used to it. But so far this one makes my skin happy, and clear.
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My skin looks amazing! I’m a huge fan of this product. I use it on my face and neck three times a week and my skin glows! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great daily exfoliator I've never known an exfoliator I could use every day without my skin suffering dryness or irritation. This one is A-OK with my face! And in the 6 months since I've been using this, I've had significantly fewer breakouts.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bring back the Clearly Corrective Foaming Cleanser So disappointed with this product. It doesn't foam up like the discontinued product and I find, due to the exfoliating beads I can't use it daily. I had been buying the foaming cleanser for a long time and was very happy with it. Not sure why the product was discontinued.
Date published: 2018-08-21
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