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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi 8.5 fl oz (251 ml)

 
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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz
 
4.0

(based on 95 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (43)
  • Not greasy (27)
  • Gentle (23)
  • Improves skin texture (23)
  • Balances skin (20)

Cons

  • Bad smell (14)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Messy (5)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Oily skin (20)
  • Daily use (18)
  • Combination skin (17)
  • Sensitive skin (11)
  • All skin types (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (29), Brand buyer (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply the best for acne

Love tea tree oil. There are so many uses for it. I purchased the large size because I had problems with itchy dry scalp and adult cystic acne. So I have been using...Read complete review

Love tea tree oil. There are so many uses for it. I purchased the large size because I had problems with itchy dry scalp and adult cystic acne. So I have been using it on my hair particularly on the scalp and it has worked wonders. For my skin I use Cuticura soap and alternate with this as well. I will leave this on my skin for a couple of minutes while in the shower. Seems to sink in and fight the bacteria. I then add 1 drop to my cotton ball soaked in my toner. After the toner I mix 2 drop of tea tree oil, salicylic acid(neutrogena Rapid clear) 1 drop of jojoba oil, and a bit of glycolic acid -alpha hydrox 10% oil free cream. I mix it on the palm of my hand and apply it to my face at night and in the morning. I add a tiny bit of tea tree oil to my concealer to cover any acne and dark spots left from the acne or when I feel something coming.. The jojoba and and glycolic help to moisturize the skin which is important with acne prone skin otherwise it will make acne worse. You may need to play with the amt of jojoba and tea tree oil depending on skin type. I have tried many expensive products and done alot of research. I have learned that you need to kill the acne causing bacteria & stop it from speading and giving you more acne (tea tree oil) Keep pores clean and exfoliated(salicylic acid, glycolic acid) and very important moisturized (jojoba oil) or any other moisturizer that works for you.I love to run so I never leave the house w/o SPF Moisturizer. My skin is balanced again. The reason why I used tea tree oil in just about everything that I put on my face was because I had a horrible cystic breakout that spread like wild fire wished I had used it sooner. Tea tree oil got it under control. Am so thankful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good

I find this cleanser to work as it should as a cleanser, but nothing majorly fantastic about it. The smell is a little on the strong side, but I don't mind it that...Read complete review

I find this cleanser to work as it should as a cleanser, but nothing majorly fantastic about it. The smell is a little on the strong side, but I don't mind it that much since it's just a strong "natural" smell. It cleans well but does not remove eye makeup, so just make sure you use a seperate remover for that (jojoba oil works great).

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Awful Experience All Around

By Now a Cream-Cleanser Kind of Gal

from Ashland, OR

describe yourself Budget Buyer

See all my reviews

Pros

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

      I was looking for a good product with tea tree oil. From my very first use, though, I was disappointed with this. The smell was highly off-putting. It was bad enough while I was actually washing my face with this, but then the smell lingered on my skin... bleh. I was willing to put up with that, though, if it would effectively clear up my complexion. However, repeated use led to skin so dry and irritated it felt like a chemical burn. Mind you, I don't have sensitive skin or any allergies, and my face is as oily as you can get. I've never had this kind of reaction to a skin product. I'm thinking waaaay too much tea tree oil? In any event, I couldn't get rid of this stuff fast enough.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Might Work For You

      By Gabby the Animal Lover

      from Tucson, AZ

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Messy

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

      I used this to wash my face on a daily basis. I would not recommend it for acne prone skin. However my boyfriend had a fungal infection on his torso and this cleared it up. So it does have some good uses and would probably be a great facial cleanser if my skin wasn't so oily. The product is really watery but does make a good lather.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Face Wash I've Ever Used

      By Shopgirl

      from Seattle, WA

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

        I've used countless expensive cleansers over many many years, and yet pores were never clean and pimples were a problem--I simply wasn't getting my skin clean enough. My skin can dry easily so I was nervous that this could be drying but it's not at all! It cleans thoroughly and my blackheads and breakouts are gone. I will say I am militant about my skincare, so I wash every morning and every evening, and in spite of that, no drying, yet smooth clear skin. I started using it in the shower on my chest which can also be prone to light breakouts and again, all cleared up. I've also referred this to several of my friends and my teenage daughter, and they all feel the same as I do. I use this in combination with my Somme line up (minus their cleanser). I will say it not only saves me $$ but my skin has never looked better. I highly recommend!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Did Not Like

        By Lisa

        from Colorado

        describe yourself Brand Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Irritates Skin
          • Messy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

            I wasn't a fan of this product. It made me break out. At first I wasn't sure if this product was to blame, but as soon as I started using another facial cleanser my skin finally cleared up.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Made me break out

            By Jess

            from Warren, NJ

            Pros

            • Natural ingredients

            Cons

            • Bad Smell
            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

              I was disappointed in this product. I was excited because it was natural but it made me break out. I will no longer use this... it's a shame

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              FANTASTIC PRODUCT

              By LUV MY FACE

              from NYC

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

                I've used many creams & lotions prescribed by Dermatologists that didn't work well & left my skin oily. My rash seemed to never go away unless I used this cortisone cream every day. I tried Desert Essence Face Cleanser w/Tea Tree Oil & facial moisturizer (and toner) I was amazed. After a week my rash (eczema) and fungus disappeared (use twice a day). This is the most amazing cleanser and best results I've had in YEARS! I am purchasing some for my daughter. I recommend this product to anyone if you have problem skin. You won't regret it.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Cleans well

                By purple frog

                from phoenix

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

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                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel

                Cons

                • Too watery

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

                over all my face feels clean but too watery, I feel like I am wasting it.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Like it

                By Dawn

                from TX

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Neutralize oily zone

                Cons

                • Irritates eyes

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

                I have combination skin, and my T zone is really oily every morning after a night of sleep. This facial cleanser really helps get rid of the oily feeling and gives you a fresh feel on your skin in the morning. The thing I like about it is that after you wash your face with it, your oily zone feels just right and it's not going to be overly oily after a few mins like other cleansers. The smell is indeed strong, but after getting used to it, it's no big deal. However, if it gets into your eyes,...it's really irritating... On the acne side, it doesn't help much for me, but I still recommend this cleanser for the natural and clean effect.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Like it!

                By Melissa

                from Maine

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

                  Has a rather strong smell but it seems to really clean. I like the fact that it's natural and has tea tree oil in it, a good antiseptic. I've only used it a short while but hope it helps my bad skin.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonder product!

                  By PB&J

                  from SF, CA

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with Organic Tea Tree Oil and Awapuhi, 8.5 fl oz:

                  I have purchased this a few times and had good results, then i switched to burt's bees and asked myself why. After months of using something else, i finally got another bottle of this stuff and my skin has improved already! I know now, when i find something that works, stick to it! I have oily skin and this makes my face feel really clean. It does irritate the skin and leave it red sometimes, but that only happens when i accidentally use too much. Only a few drops is needed and washing your face for a minute does help, instructions are there for a reason! i personally like the smell of tea tree, it has a clean, herb like smell. I've also tried the soap bar version and it caused me to break out and it was terrible. I'm sticking to this product and plan on buying the 32oz when i run out, because i will continue using this product as long as it is being manufactured!

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