Rated 5 out of 5 by PeachyMe My Sensitive Skin LOVES this Line
I cannot tell you how thankful I am for the entire Body Shop Aloe skin care line. My worst fear is that they will stop making it and I'll have to start my search once again for products I can use on my super-sensitive, reactive skin. I know this is supposed to be a review of the Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser but this review goes for the entire Aloe line. All of the products are super gentle. After checking the ingredients list, I see that there is not one single ingredient that is considered "reactive" to sensitive skin--meaning none of the ingredients are harsh or stripping or contain fragrance or other potential irritants. Believe me, I've done my research over the years since I get occasional rosacea and my skin reacts horribly to so many ingredients in all of the expensive, medical or high-end skin care lines. So, this line (and this cleanser) are constants on my bathroom counter. I use nothing else but these products on my skin. My skin is also prone to acne breakouts on the nose and chin. No breakouts with these products. They do not contain pore-clogging oils and are truly non-acnegenic as far as I'm concerned. If you order the sample kit as I originally did, you may well become addicted to this line. If you are like me, and have searched high and low for a great line of products that won't aggravate sensitive skin, I think you will find this line your "miracle" cure. At least I did. As for the Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser, it is super gentle and works beautifully to cleanse the skin of makeup, oil and dirt. At night, when cleansing is the most important, I use this cleanser and then follow up with the Aloe Gentle Facial Wash. I like to use both so that my skin is thoroughly cleansed. In the morning I use only one of the cleansers, depending on whether I feel I want a creamy cleanser or a foaming one. Enjoy these products!!
June 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by jmarv75 Great product / TERRIBLE container
So sad I can only give this great product a low rating. Please, someone tell me how to get this cleanser out of the bottle. I bought the travel size in order to test the product, and fell in love with this cleanser. It is so gentle and soothing. But the regular size bottle is a hard plastic and it is impossible to get out the thick cleanser!! I would buy this product regularly if the packaging worked, but until TBS changes it, I won't buy again. Too bad, it's a great cleanser.
May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BinCA No more pimples!
This is the absolute best product and the ONLY one that's worked for me in my 50 years. I've had acne all my life and now i'm 50 and it's still there, and as always it worsens at my monthly period and lessens after it. No cream, cleanser or even pill has made any difference. I bought this with the intention of it helping with dry skin that comes with age but what it did was a miracle in that within 7-10 days my face became completely clear and it's been that way since. That was about 6 months ago. I still get regular periods and all the other symptoms but no pimples at all any more. I love this product. Don't change it please Body Shop!
September 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jely Great for super sensitive skin!
So, I've been searching for the perfect cleanser to go with my Mia2, which is working beautifully. I've had problem skin (acne, rash, redness, oily/dry, sensitive to anything) since puberty (I am now 31), but nothing really ever seems to work long-term. I've tried the Purity line from Philosophy, which did okay, but after a few weeks my face wasn't getting any better. I tried items from Lush, being vegan I thought they would work nicely but sadly no. I've even used drugstore brands since they are obviously a good value, but nope! Nada!
THEN, by some random chance I came across the Aloe line and grabbed a handful of products for the 5 for 3 deal and WOW! This is exactly what I've been searching for. The whole line is amazing, but especially this cleanser in combination with the toner. My skin does not feel irritated or tight-dry, just clean and fresh and ready for the next step. I can already notice the difference in my skin from using this and it's only been a couple of days!
I know, I've tried lots of things from every corner of the cosmetic world and not everything works on everyone. But, if you have super sensitive skin that reacts to everything, give this a try. It's also a much better value than other products that give you much less and charge you way more. I hope they never stop making the Aloe line!
June 17, 2012