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Gentle Cleanser Mild face cleanser

Gentle Cleanser is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 103.
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Mild cream cleanser removes impurities and excess oil, while soothing and calming dry or sensitive skin

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Product Details

Gentle Cleanser is a creamy, mild cleanser formulated with an emollient-rich surfactant and 3% concentration of key ingredients combining allantoin, glycerin, and orange oil to soften and restore skin’s surface. This non-foaming, gentle skin cleanser efficiently removes impurities and long-wear face and eye makeup without any traces of residue. Skin is left feeling soft, moisturized, and primed for in-office treatments and at-home cosmeceutical use.

  • Softens skin while cleansing and lifting surface debris
  • Removes long-wear eye and face makeup
  • Non-comedogenic formula ideal for daily use
  • Paraben-, sulfate-, soap-, synthetic-fragrance-, dye- and alcohol-free
  • Suitable for dry, normal, sensitive, reactive, or post-procedure skin
  • Ideal complement to in-office treatment such as chemical peels, intense pulsed light, non-ablative laser, microdermabrasion, microneedling, and injectables

How To Use


Twice daily, apply a small amount to a wet face and neck with light circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with water.

  • Science & Proof

  • Science

    Dry, rough, or tight skin can occur at all ages, and may contribute to a dull complexion. It is caused by a variety of factors including lipid depletion, dry air, harsh soaps, in-office procedures, or use of highly exfoliating topical skincare products. As a result, dry skin has special cleansing needs since many traditional surfactants have the potential to strip skin and exacerbate concerns.

    Designed specifically for dry, sensitive, or post-procedure skin, Gentle Cleanser is a moisturizing cleanser that lifts makeup and debris while delivering essential hydration to skin.

Key Ingredients

  • Orange oil
  • Skin conditioners and emollients

This soothing, antiseptic oil is known for its ability to help calm sensitive or irritated skin.

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aqua / water / eau, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycerin, propanediol, cetyl alcohol, methyl gluceth-20, neopentyl glycol dicaprate, peg-100 stearate, glyceryl stearate, polyglyceryl-4 caprate, phenoxyethanol, citrus aurantium dulcis oil / orange peel oil, limonene, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, capryl/capramidopropyl betaine, caprylyl glycol, polysorbate 20, allantoin, sodium hydroxide, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, disodium edta, polyquaternium-39, sodium chloride, peg-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, trideceth-6, glycolic acid, sodium benzoate

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a review of the Skinceuticals Gentle Cleanser Cream, which now comes in a transparent hard plastic (glass-like) container with pump. This product works great with my sensitive and oily/combo skin. It feels luxuriously creamy, has a nice citrusy scent, and doesn’t leave me with breakouts or excess oil. Two major downsides include the price point (although all Skinceuticals products are pricey) and its lack of effectiveness at removing make-up, which I wear very little of. If you wear medium-to-heavy make up or simply want your face to feel super clean, I recommend you use a micellar water/make-up remover before this.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply perfect I have been using Skinceuticals products for roughly 6 years. In that time, I have tried multiple cleaners and settled on Gentle Cleanser for the simple fact that (at age 44) my skin has never looked better! I am constantly being asked what product I use. I have gifted this cleanser to friends and they quickly understand why I just can’t live without it. There’s no scent so that’s a plus for those of us with sensitive noses. Best of all, the gentle feel of this non-foaming cleanser, the way it glides over my skin and carries away unwanted dirt and oil without drying my skin, makes it an absolutely essential part of my skincare regimen. This is, in my opinion, the best product in the Skinceuticals line. And that is saying something with items like CE Ferulic and Hydrating Balm in the running!
Date published: 2019-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best cleanser I have been a skinceuticals customer for over 15 years. I love this cleanser and it is the only one I will use. However, since they changed the bottle packaging At least 25% of cleanser is left at bottom and I am scrapping it out for weeks. Please put it in a better bottle!!!! Also consider creating a travel bottle option!
Date published: 2019-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the produce I love the product and have been using it for many years but I hate this new packaging. I am wasting the end as I just can't get it out. Losing a good 3 days worth of cleansing. Wish you would go back to the old packaging it really worked.
Date published: 2019-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soothing and hydrating! This product has done wonders for my dehydrated skin! I’ve been using it for a month and notice a significant difference. At 52, my skin hasn’t looked this good in years!
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect cleaner! I’ve been using Gentle Cleanser for almost 4 years. I’ve tried other cleansers, but I always come back to Skinceuticals Gentle Cleanser! I’ve given up trying others!
Date published: 2019-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice face wash, horrible packaging I have been using this product for over a year and find it gentle and cleansing for my sensitive skin. However, the new packaging makes it very hard to get the bottom 1/4 amount of the cleanser out for use. The pump cannot reach the bottom of the bottle causing you to have to open and tip the bottle over-very wasteful!
Date published: 2019-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gentle Cleanser I have been using this product for years and will continue. The best skin cleanser by far.
Date published: 2019-04-22
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