12.02.2014
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Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
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8 fl. oz. for $5.99
Category:Skin Care > Cleansers (including Cleansing Cloths) > Cleansers/Soaps
Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Senstive Skin Gentle Hydrating Cleanser contains the essential ingredients necessary to create a detergent-based, water-soluble cleanser that is suitable for all skin types, except very dry. The fragrance-free formula is truly gentle, removes makeup well, and doesn’t leave a residue on skin. What more could you ask for?

Claims

Gently cleanses without irritating even dry, sensitive skin and is soap-free, fragrance-free and non-comedogenic.

Ingredients

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycol Distearate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamide Mea, Laureth 10, Citric Acid, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Lanolin Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea

Brand Overview

Eucerin At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive and widely distributed; fragrance-free cleansers; some good body washes and body moisturizers; widely available.

Weaknesses: Anti-redness products that added questionable ingredients instead of increasing the anti-inflammatory agents; nothing for acne-prone skin; jar packaging; some standard body lotions that are OK for dry skin but "OK" isn't good enough.

This drugstore staple line claims to be dermatologist-preferred skin care, but any dermatologist who recommends this line in its entirety without reservation needs a crash course in what skin really needs to be protected and look its best.

There are some basic products that a dermatologist would want to consider, but Eucerin falls short in products to address acne. Further, their latest facial skincare products aren't keeping pace with what industry frontrunners are doing in an effort to create elegant, effective products. For example, serums from Olay, Neutrogena, and Aveeno have much more interesting formulations, while moisturizers from many other drugstore lines (including Nivea, which is owned by Eucerin parent company Beiersdorf) include a greater complement of antioxidants and ingredients that mimic the structure and function of healthy skin. Eucerin is making some strides here, though, which is an encouraging sign.

A major pro for this line is that all of the products are fragrance-free. Although that's helpful for all skin types, it certainly isn't compelling enough for dermatologists to green-light this line without cautions about which products to avoid.

For more information about Eucerin, call (800) 227-4703 or visit www.eucerin.com.

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03.04.2014
Love, love, love

I adore this cleanser! I have tried almost all the gentle drug store brands and most leave a film on your face (Olay sensitive, Cetaphil) this leaves no such film, foams slightly, rinses clean and does not make my face feel tight. The smell is heavenly almost a very faint coconut-like - I have recently become sensitive to strong perfume-like scents so this is great. The only con is that it is difficult to find in stores I usually buy at Ulta for a great price especially if you have a coupon.

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Jodi J.
12.15.2013
Good Value

Good Value, hard to find product not easily available in most stores...I found at Ulta. Decent cleanser but it really has a plastic smell that I didn't care for.

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LL
09.07.2013
My Favorite Cleanser

Started using this cleanser based on Beautypedia review and have continued using for several years now. It's thorough but gentle for my oily-combo skin. And, a good value as well.

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