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Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser Exfoliating face cream

Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser is rated 2.9 out of 5 by 10.
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Dual-action chemical and mechanical exfoliating cream effectively purifies while removing surface dead skin cells to refine texture, brighten skin, and clear acne blemishes

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Product Details

Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser is a dual-action exfoliating cream formulated with a 7% concentration combining salicylic, glycolic, and lactic acids and exfoliating pumice beads to efficiently remove dead skin cells, while purifying and clarifying skin. This gentle exfoliating cleanser dissolves pore congestion, smooths skin texture, and promotes skin clarity, effectively priming skin for at-home cosmeceutical use.

  • Dual-action mechanical and chemical exfoliating agents brighten skin and clear acne blemishes.
  • Clarifies the skin and smooths out rough texture.
  • Paraben-, sulfate-, soap-, fragrance-, dye- and alcohol-free.
  • Suitable for dry, normal, oily, or combination skin prone to breakouts.

How To Use


Once daily, gently massage a small amount of this exfoliating cream onto a wet face and neck with light circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. If using in the morning, follow with a SkinCeuticals vitamin C serum and sunscreen. If using in the evening, following with a SkinCeuticals corrective product or moisturizer.

Key Ingredients

  • Salicylic acid
  • Glycolic acid
  • Lactic acid
  • Pumice

Extracted from the bark of willow trees, this beta-hydroxy acid unclogs pores while removing excess sebum and dead skin cells.

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aqua / water / eau, propylene glycol, behenyl betaine, triethanolamine, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, pumice, sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, peg-100 stearate, zinc pca, glyceryl stearate, disodium edta, sodium benzoate

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very effective cleanser My dermatologist suggested this and I’m SO glad she did. I use a lot of different products from Skinceuticals and generally find them to be very effective. I started using the Lactic Acid cleanser about a year ago and it was great, but then I think my skin got used to it. This cleanser is amazing!!! It is exactly what my skin needed and I’m already seeing acne clearing and marks fading and just general healing going on. I never used the old formula that a lot of reviews reference so I can’t compare, but I love this. It doesn’t smell fragrant but it doesn’t smell bad. I think the smell is totally fine if it’s working like this!
Date published: 2018-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed!!!!!!!! I am not sure if the Clarifying Cleanser that I used was discontinued, but this is definitely not it. This does not feel like it cleanses. It does not feel like it exfoliates. It leaves a film on my face. This is the first time I have been completely disappointed in a SkinCeuticals product. I have used them for more than 10 years now.
Date published: 2018-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear, Soft, Smooth Complexion I am a die-hard Skinceutical fan. This company has transformed my skin. The exfoliating cleanser is everything and more. I have congested, sensitive skin and this cleanser gently pulls out and clears the oils on my face leaving it soft and smooth. Unlike exfoliating cleansers from other brands that I have tried this cleanser leaves your face feeling moisturized and fresh rather than dry and peeling. Thank you, Skinceuticals for another beautiful product.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing like the old clarifying cleanser I respect that Skinceuticals removed the microbeads from their old Clarifying Cleanser, but this is a poor replacement. It doesn't feel like it cleans my face, leaves a residue, and smells terrible.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cleanser! This is such a great product! I am not using it as an everyday cleanser because I dont have acne. I use it for prevention two or three times a week. It is a great exfoliator and very efficient. My skin got much better after I started to use this one. I think it is much better than other exfoliators with granules.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Cleanser for Acne Prone Skin THE BEST OF THE BEST! I bought this skinceuticals cleanser at my local laser lounge specially for my teenage son. Adter 3 days of use my son had a acne clear face. He can’t live without it! I’m very happy to see my son happy, acne free.
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as good as the old formula This product still gets my face fairly clean but I miss the old formula! I've used this cleanser for at least the last 5 years and it has been a huge part of clearing up my hormonal acne. The new formula does not get my face as soft or keep is as clear as the old one. I also hate the smell of the new one and feel like I am washing my face with syrup. Please bring back the old formula!!
Date published: 2018-11-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I Thought I Ordered The WRONG Product I've been a die-hard user of this clarifying cleanser. I was caught off guard with the new product packaging, but the most disappointing part is the lack of "exfoliating" that this new formula does. It looks like I'm not alone on this. I hope they'll considering bringing back the micro bead or something similar to it.
Date published: 2018-10-20
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