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Cardinal beauty rule number one: Never wash your face with plain old soap. This soap-free cleanser, made with French thermal spring water, has been keeping European beauties fresh-faced for decades. The gentle formula purifies skin without aggravating it, and is especially good for oily or blemish-prone skin types.

How to Use

Wet your face and lather a quarter-sized amount of cleanser into your skin. Pat dry with a clean towel.

water, decyl glucoside, polysorbate 20, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, ceteareth-60, myristyl glycol, glycerin, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium chloride, methyl gluceth-20, benzoic acid, cetrimonium bromide, cucurbita pepo seed oil, disodium edta, frgrance, green 5, lactic acid, phenoxyethanol, tetrasodium edta, yellow 5, zinc gluconate.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

omg!
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I sampled it, and loved it. When I finally bought the full size, I stopped using all my other cleansers. It leaves my skin moisturized, and it takes EVERYTHING off, the smell is wonderful, and the smallest amount will do the job.

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Uh...this is great
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This stuff is awesome. It's the best smelling product I have. My skin responded really well to it. It didn't dry out my skin. It also always leaves me feeling really refreshed.

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Clean feel...but...
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I liked the smell and liked that I was cleaning with French water. Who wouldn't? Well, it started breaking out my skin. So, I had to stop using this. I was pretty bummed about it too. I felt clean after, but didn't like the end result. Allergic reaction maybe? I dunno. Perhaps my skin is just saying no.

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in love with this cleanser!
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I sampled and then purchased this cleanser. It is light and soapless, as a daily cleanser should be. My skin smells so fresh and feels so clean after using it. It is now an integral part of my skin care regimen! It did not cause any breakouts or irritation for me. I have actually had NO breakouts while using this. I highly recommend as a daily cleanser.

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Best facial cleanser
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I love the fresh feeling this leaves me with! It gives a nice clean feeling and gives a good base to put a lux moisturizer on top of.

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My favorite cleanser!!
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I am absolutely IN LOVE with this cleanser and can't rave enough about it. Let me start off by saying I am 56 and DO NOT find it drying whatsoever. I love how it lathers and cleanses the skin and it has the most divine scent!!!! I received it as a sample in one of my previous boxes and just had to purchase the full size. Since I like it so much I plan on trying other items from this line. A truly fabulous cleanser, and I have tried them all from Philosophy to Tachta to regular store brands. This is by far the best cleanser I have ever used. I highly recommend it!

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Nice product for the price
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I like that it left my face feeling clean without drying out my skin. A little goes a long way. Nice product for the price!

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Best Cleanser I've Ever Used!
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I got this as a sample a few months back and have purchased it twice since then. My skin is pretty dry and I would occasionally have small break outs, but since I started using this I haven't had any breakouts! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Also I have very sensitive skin & it doesn't bother my skin at all - just don't get it in your eyes!!!

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Awesome, awesome stuff!
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I love this as a cleanser, but even MORE as a makeup touch-up/remover. Even when using the toughest of eyeliner pens (Stila, I'm looking at you) just the tiniest dab on a Q-tip will remove it completely. It's soap-free, so it doesn't leave your face sticky when doing this. I do cat eyes without fear because I know if I mess up, I can start over!

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Good face cleaner
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This is a good product because it smells good and does a good job cleaning my face. It is a little drying. Or atleast does not moisturize my face.

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