I put this face wash on in the evenings and let it sit while I take out my contacts, brush my teeth, etc. Then, I use a small amount of warm water to rub the face wash and cleanse my skin. It is wonderful! It takes off all of my makeup, removes dirt and oil, and makes my skin look refreshed and healthy. It does not affect my Rosacea and sensitive skin. Most face washes leave my skin red, but this face wash leaves my skin glowing and healthy. I will continue to purchase this face wash!