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Facial Cleanser

Facial Cleanser

  • Facial Cleanser


This daily cleanser dissolves makeup, oil and residue. Revealing softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin with our best-selling cleanser. See Details

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Meet our best-selling product for over three years. Ideal for normal/combination skin as well as dry skin, our daily cleanser literally dissolves makeup, oil and residue — revealing softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin.

Size: 8.3 fl oz

  • Revolutionary glycolic compound serves as an exfoliant to gently remove dulling skin cells that contribute to dry skin and clogged pores
  • Only a dime-sized amount produces an ideal light lather

Water (Aqua), Ammonium Glycolate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben


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disappointed in Texas I have loved all my Bare Minerals and Bare Escentuals over the years that I have been a user. But this product did not remove my BM makeup even after washing my face with it two times. :-( 12/05/2014
renewed skin I am in my late 40's and I have been using md formulations for over 2 years and all of it is just as good as Arbonnes most expensive cleansing system for anti-aging. My skin is youthful and renewed. I have a glow that I haven't had for years now. I love the cleanser it brings moisture to my face without weighing it down 05/20/2014
Love it I love this cleanser, and am surprised by the bad reviews. No problem removing face make-up with this, I do, however, use eye makeup remover before I use this product. Best results if massaged into dry skin, then rinsed off. This leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean. 04/17/2014
Great in the Winter I'm very sad to see so many negative reviews about this face wash. I think the people complaining about acne need to try the Facial Cleansing Gel (which is what I use almost all of the time--see my review#. I am very acne prone, but the Facial Cleansing Gel can dry out my skin in the dry winter months. So, rather than use moisturizing gels that are really expensive, I started using this every night before bed. It's creamy #which makes it low lather) and my skin always feels moisturized after using it. This face wash has saved me hundreds of dollars in moisturizing gels meant for acne prone skin. 03/11/2014
Begin WITHOUT water-Love it! Ok! So you know when you get something and you're so excited about it, you just skim through the directions? I began by wetting my face, put some of the cleanser in my hands and rubbed it together and it had no lather. I massaged it into my face and hated it. I'm thinking, this feels like lotion on my face, its not doing anything. Then the light bulb went off and I remembered, it said to use it on your dry face without water. So I dried my face then massaged some back in, and immediately felt the tingling and new it was working.. Whewwww... I love how moisturized my face feels while I am cleansing. Once I am done, I rinse of with lots of water, then proceed to using the other products in my kit. I will repurchase and recommend this product. 02/25/2012
Bummer I was so excited to write a review after trying the product. After reading all the great reviews on this product, I couldn't wait to try it. Well I've tried everything from ProActive, Murad, Arbonne, Nutragena, ProAcne, most all the top name acne products and nothing has worked for me. I thought this was it, but I've been using it for almost 5 weeks now and it's made my face worst than it has been before. I've decided not to use it any longer. 01/23/2012
too heavy This cleanser felt thick and my skin felt "weighed down". After use, it felt like my skin had a film on it and never felt truly clean. I began breaking out within the week. I continued using the cleanser for the next month until I couldn't stand the "unclean" feeling anymore. I wish I could return it and get a refund. 05/17/2011
Great if you've got allergies! My main goal was to find a cleanser that I was NOT allergic to--and this is it! I can use it over my eyes to remove makeup, it doesn't burn, it's mild, it doesn't give me a headache, no stimulants, no over-powering scent, creamy feel. My skin feels clean when I'm done, without incident. Love it! 02/24/2011
Not what I expected from BE Everything I have ever tried from BE I loved except this! I was looking for a gentle cleanser that did not dry my skin out so I decided to try this. It does feel good on my skin and didn't make it feel tight at all. The problem is that it doesn't cleanse!! Yes, I use the prime time face and eye primer, and while this cleanser removes some of my face make up, It doesn't remove any of my eye make up. If you don't wear make up at all and have dry skin I'd say, give this cleanser a try. But if you are like me and are looking for a cleanser that is able to remove your make up at the end of the day then don't waste your money on this! 12/30/2010
Excellence This is the best liquid facial cleanser I have used in over 20 years, and I'd choose this one over the one I loved 20 years ago (which was discontinued, anyway), because this one is so incredibly gentle. No tears formula will never irritate your eyes, much less sensitive skin. It cleanses superbly without drying out your skin, and when you rinse, unlike a popular drug store brand I won't name, you can feel that your skin is clean and without residue. This is just the absolute best - no more reaching for eye makeup removers, this cleanser gently and perfectly removes all makeup and is perfect for facial cleansing, makeup or no makeup. It contains the Active Soil Complex, too, which is just fantastic. I can't say enough good things about this cleanser. It does everything you want it to do, and nothing you don't! This is sheer excellence - a winner. 11/13/2010
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Is it better to wash your face with water to get rid of sunscreen etc before using the cleanser? How many hours after shaving should you wait before using the cleanser again? If you use another exfoliant (like dermalogica daily microfoliant or skin prep scrub) after using the cleanser does it matter if all of the cleanser is not completely washed off?
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2 years ago
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I just purchased this a couple of days ago and am wondering how often it's meant to be used. It doesn't say once a week (like an exfoliater), or twice a day (like a facial cleanser) or any other direction for that matter.

I'd like to be able to use it once in the morning and once at night but I don't want to find out the hard way that I'm not supposed to use that way.
3 years, 6 months ago
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Everyone's face is different. I have a Golden Dark complexion and combination skin. If I was more serious about getting my skin in order, I would cleanse my face once in the morning and once at night. Twice a day is enough. Exfoliation, depending on your lifestyle, I would do twice a month (which would be once every two weeks).

md formulations is good to use on your face, but if you want to go down the cheaper route, kind of like those "home remedies", use baby wipes that nourish the skin and is soft. Huggies with Shea Butter is good or the Pampers Sensitive Wipes or the Pampers Thick Care Wipes are soft and will help clean your face nicely.

Also when applying makeup, less is more. You want to look natural. You're already beautiful. The makeup is just enhancing that beauty and helps you feel beautiful from the inside as well.
3 years, 3 months ago
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Twice daily. However, when you first begin, it may dry your skin out a bit, so they recommend you use it once a day if drying occurs and then gradually increase use to twice daily.
3 years, 4 months ago
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4 years, 11 months ago
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On the BE website, click on the md formulations tab. Go to Learn More to see products that will help depending on your skin type. I believe that Rare Minerals is really md formulations since it's referring to the skin.

Bare Minerals are eye shadows, foundations, blushes, bronzers, all over face colors, mascara, etc.

Bare Escentuals are makeup bags, makeup remover clothes, eyelash curlers and brush cleaning shampoo.

Rare Minerals I believe is now md formulations.
3 years, 8 months ago
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I would definitley try the MD Formulations cleanser. It exfoliates with 12% Glycolic Acid, which removes dead skin cells and helps those new cells shine bright on the surface - no scrubing involved.
The new Purifying Cleanser is very nice too and offers more benefits of the Rare Minerals Activesoil Complex, which is supposed to help speed cell renewal and turnover. I like the exfoliating properties of the MD Formulations cleanser and use it with the BE moisturizers and the Nighttime Treatment, which I love.
4 years, 7 months ago
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