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There are many reasons to dig this best-selling cleanser, but we’ll limit ourselves to three: it dissolves dirt, clears up breakouts, and balances skin’s natural pH. The daily wash is gentle enough for irritation-prone complexions, and rinses away completely. Oops, was that more than three reasons?
I recieved this in my August Birchbox and was excited to use the product to cleanse my face that evening. First of all, this is literally something I could have gotten at the mall for free. The sample is a one-time use, small packet. I was extremely dissapointed with the package. I have oily/combination skin and am prone to acne and blackheads. I like/need a good cleanser that has salicylic acid, cleans thoroughly, detoxifies, and clears breakouts. This is a nice cleanser, don't get me wrong. It's a gel consistency and the smell is nice and fruity. After washing my face with it though, I was not amazed or even satisfied, really. This is definitely not a product that is worth raving about, nor is it luxurious in any way. The Neutrogena Grapefruit Cleanser is the exact same thing, but 10x better and a 1/4 of the cost of this Malin+Goetz cleanser. If you're thinking about buying this product for $30, don't. Get the Neutrgoena Grapefruit Cleanser or the Clearasil Ultra Super Fruit Gel Cleanser.
I wish we'd gotten a bigger sample rather just 2 tiny foil packets so I'd be able to really know how the product works for me.2
This product was refreshing. The smell of grapefruit was fantastic. However, I have really sensitive skin and scented face washes are not always good for my skin type.2
The scent was nice, cleaned my face, ummmm that's about it. Seems a bit pricey so I won't be buying it.2
I found this product to be pretty average. There are better on the market.2
It was an ok producte, not bad but I've used better. The packaging is meh.2
The samples were small, so it's hard to tell if this would be more effective over time. It was gentle and cleaned my skin. I didn't notice much of a grapefruit scent.2
This lathered up nicely, only using a small amount. It left my skin feeling nice and clean. I just wished it smelled more like grapefruit!2
I got a tiny sample of this in my Birchbox, and managed to get two uses out of it. It seemed to work really well, so I committed to the full size product.
I have to say, I wanted so much to like this product--the smell was great, the texture was great, but after a week of using it, it totally killed my skin, which was not so great.
You know how your skin feels after you've gotten a really bad sunburn and your skin is about to start peeling? That's what this did to my face. Maybe it would work better for someone who has less sensitive skin.
This cleanser was light, not heavily scented, and removed makeup fairly well. However, as an exfoliating cleanser (as I assume it was intended to be), it remains unexceptional. The grapefruit extract is beneficial to this effect, but I think that for the money and to have full chemical exfoliating power, either some lactic acid or some salicylic acid could have been included in the formulation to make this cleanser worth its price. Of course, this assessment is only based on cleansing twice due to the tiny sample size. Overall, I was not very impressed with this product (and, come to think of it, I have never been very impressed with this brand as a whole).2