The only cleanser I can use!
I've been using the MD Formulations cleanser for about 10 years, after I became allergic to the olive oil cleanser I had used for many years. I love this cleanser because it keeps my acne prone skin clear, clean, bright, and I am not allergic to the paraben preservatives in it. The new preservatives that are replacing the parabens in almost every skincare and haircare product cause me so much scalp and eye discomfort that I can't use them. PLEASE don't change the formula in this product, for those of us who have very little choice.
Facial cleanser- one of the best!
I started using MD Formulation products back in 1991. What I have learned about this cleanser: It is THE most perfect cleanser to use first thing in the morning. wet your hands- not your face- put the cleanser in your hands and start massaging around your face, all over for about 30-60 seconds. then rinse clean. you can rinse and then wipe with a washcloth, whatever works for you.
at night I remove all my makeup with remover cloths, or use an oil cleanser to deep clean. Then use the MD cleanser before putting on moisturizer. I took this to a dermatologist years ago and he said this was a great effective cleanser. I was thrilled when Leslie bought the company. For those that do not like it: you are either using it wrong or not giving it enough time .
The Cleanser and the body/ facial scrub are two of the best products!
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. :-(
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!