Sunday, March 28, 2010

Review: Kiehl's Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser - By The Intrepid Beauty

Kiehl's Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser

I received a 30ml sample of this product (pic above) and was looking forward to using it as I love foaming cleansers. However, I was soon to discover that this product is a misnomer as it doesn't foam at all. It should best be described as a creamy cleanser which while it makes my skin smooth and soft upon application, doesn't work that well to remove make-up, let alone eyeshadow. To be fair, the product description doesn't say that it is meant for removing make-up. It merely states that it is formulated for a normal skin type or skin which tends to be somewhat dry or sensitive. It goes on further to state that it is intended to be removed with water.

When I compare it to my other foaming cleansers, i.e. Estee Lauder's Soft Clean Moisture Rich Foaming Cleanser, Clinique's rinse-off foaming cleanser or Shiseido's Brightening Cleaning Foam, Kiehl's Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser is a disappointment as the other foaming cleansers not only produce a mass of rich lather with just a minute amount but they all cleanse make-up really well. With the Kiehl's Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser, you have to use more than a dollop of product and even then, it doesn't get every bit of foundation off your face but I guess it is an adequate cleanser if you have nothing on your face.

The texture of this cleanser is thick and as I have described in the 1st paragraph, very creamy. It's definitely gentle enough for the most sensitive of skins but it's just not something I would purchase as I need something stronger. The bottle isn't that user-friendly as you have to squeeze out the product as there is no pump. With cleansers of such consistency, I would prefer a pump to dispense the required amount. This cleanser comes in two sizes, 125ml (RM50) and 250ml (RM75).

The Intrepid Beauty


Pigita said...

i've tried this too and didnt like it either, for exactly the same reasons you've stated here.

CY said...

i have to agree with you on that.. I gave my bottle away. never mind if it is from Kiehl's.

With Love, Elle said...

yeah this doesn't have ANY foam >.<
im a fan of kiehl's but i dint review this too

xoxo elle