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Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash 4 oz (118 ml)

 
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Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz
 
4.3

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (27)
  • Leaves clean feel (27)
  • Not greasy (23)
  • Balances skin (21)
  • Improves skin texture (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (21)
    • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Combination skin (16)
    • All skin types (14)
    • Oily skin (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Budget shopper (17), Brand buyer (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    HAD NO IDEA MY SKIN COULD LOOK THIS GOOD

    Although this is a little more than I wanted to spend for an everyday wash, I am sold on Frownies Complexion Wash after 2 weeks of use. I'm in my mid-30's,...Read complete review

    Although this is a little more than I wanted to spend for an everyday wash, I am sold on Frownies Complexion Wash after 2 weeks of use. I'm in my mid-30's, and my breakout-prone combination skin hasn't looked this good since I hit puberty! I just massage a nickel-sized amount right into my face and throat and leave it while I brush my teeth - sometimes longer now that my skin is used to it. My acne has improved HUGELY, and my skin tone and texture are suddenly amazing. I have even stopped wearing powder some days because I just don't need the coverage and shine control as much anymore. WOW! As for the smell others mention - it's from the essential oils used in this product, which are there because they're good for the skin. I don't even notice it anymore, and it certainly doesn't linger after rinsing. How I wish I'd had this product for the last 20+ years!!! Do take care to use sun protection when you're using this product, the lemon and sugar are natural sources of aqua glycolic acid. That's why it works, but it does increase sun sensitivity.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not sure about this yet

    I still don't know how I feel about this product. Some products you can tell right away if they are going to work, but I can't tell with this one. It is a...Read complete review

    I still don't know how I feel about this product. Some products you can tell right away if they are going to work, but I can't tell with this one. It is a bit watery and it doesn't smell good (it's not unbearable just not good). After I use it my skin doesn't feel clean but I tend to like products that don't leave me feeling like I have product on my face after I rinse. I suffer from acne so perhaps this isn't the best option for my skin. I will say that it didn't seem to break me out or make my skin worse or dried out or oily but it certainly didn't clear my face up either. I think this would actually be a good product choice for sensitive skin or for dry skin as it is not harsh at all. Perhaps I would need to use this a lot longer to really be able to tell if it worked or not. As it stands now I have it in my shower and use it from time to time.

    Reviewed by 43 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    A Noticeable Difference

    By KBtheJD

    from Chicago, IL

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bad Smell

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

    I have sensitive skin that tends to dry out during the colder months. After using this for a few weeks I have noticed a BIG difference in my skin; it feels soft and smooth with no dry patches. This product has also evened out my skin tone and calmed the splotchiness. I also have acne prone skin and this has worked better than other acne-targeting products-I've tried them all! The only con is that it smells awful, but I'm willing to put up with the smell becuase of how great my skin looks!!

     
    5.0

    Great For Sensitive Skin

    By Pink Turtle

    from Succasunna, NJ

    describe yourself Brand Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

      Not sure if it was this face wash alone that improved my skin so drastically, because I started using a new toner and foundation at the same time, but my face looks better and that's what matters! It is a bit pricey, but I think it lasts a long time since all you need is a dime-sized amount for face and neck. I have sensitive, combination skin. No dry patches anymore and my forehead has gotten much less oily! I'm buying again.

       
      5.0

      Best face wash I've used

      By debra

      from CT

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Brightens Skin Tone
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Non-Drying
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

        Finally! A face wash that delivers. This is truly a "Complexion Wash." I am 41 with combo-oily-acne prone skin..oily t-zone, normal cheeks, breakouts mostly hormonal(week before & during period.)Been using Frownies for 2 weeks. Within the first 2 days brightened my skin tone, within a week dried up most of my acne. Plus, no new breakouts. After 2 weeks acne is gone & acne marks beginning to clear. Slight help with oily t-zone & blackheads. Hoping after continued use it will eventually help to balance the oil & clear blackheads as well. In the meantime, I use a natural, oil control non-alcohol witch hazel on t-zone. Unfortunately, my oily t-zone and blackheads are very stubborn. I love this product! Natural ingredients, doesn't sting, burn or make my face tight or dry after washing. I do not need a moisturizer as my cheeks remain normal, not dry after using this face wash. I hope they never stop making it. New lifelong customer!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery is always super prompt, products arrived in good condition and customer service is excellent. drugstore.com is great!

         
        4.0

        Very Gentle

        By Silver

        from Durham, NC

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Expensive

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

        Very gentle. Leaves skin feeling balanced, not too dry, and clean.

         
        5.0

        Good stuff!

        By Ketty

        from Delaware

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Does not dry out skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Mostly natural
        • Protects acid mantle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

          I have combination and sensitive skin with constant clogged pores and black heads. Even if I squeeze out all the blackheads, they would come back within a few days. After using the Complexion Wash for a week, I've noticed a reduction in the amount of blackheads and my skin stone has improved. I used to have red blotches around my acne pock marks from my teenage days and now they're less noticeable. This stuff smells decent, sort of citrusy but has a soapy undertone. It doesn't lather too well but that's okay. I like how it's mostly natural and it doesn't dry out my skin! I don't get the squeaky tight skin I get with other face washes. I don't even need moisturizer afterwards.

          I also love the fact that this wash is formulated to be acidic, which maintains the acid mantle and keep bacteria out of your skin.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Favorite face wash ever!

          By K

          from Breckenridge, CO

          describe yourself Budget Buyer

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

            I've struggled with acne since I was 14 years old. I'm now almost 25 and this product has done wonders for my skin. You only need a little amount and it bubbles up really good, which is always something I like in a face wash. I came across this product one day when I was browsing Drugstore.com. After reading all the good comments I looked at other sites and only saw good things there too. I figured I'd try it and see if it helped me at all.

            I had little bumps all over my face, not really black or white heads, just bumps. And my face was always red. Especially a couple hours after showering in the morning, my face would get greasy all over and turn red. With this stuff though, the redness is gone. It's amazing! I still have greasy skin, but I use those blue oil absorbing sheets and those work wonders. I never leave the house without them.

            I love that this product has all natural ingredients. I had always used 3 step chemically things, like ProActiv, Murad, Maxx Clarity, etc. I tried alot of different things. I wanted to get away from the chemicals though so when I found this and it worked I was pretty excited. It's cool to read the ingredients and see apple juice, raw cane sugar, lavender and grapefruit oils. I know that I'm putting all natural ingredients on my face, I love it.

            It's funny because this brand is mainly about wrinkles and anit-aging, but this stuff works great for acne.

            I'm on my second bottle and I will defintely continue to buy this as long as it keeps doing what it's doing for my skin!

            *My routine*
            Morning: I use Frownies ph-Balancing Complexion Wash in the shower. Pat dry gently. Apply Neutrogena Visibly Even 30 spf moisturizer over entire face. I use Equate Oil-Free Ultra Gentle Facial Moisturizer around my eyes to hydrate that skin (this also makes it easier to put on eye make up.)
            Throughout the day: I use Clean&Clear oil absorbing sheets when needed.
            Before bed: I use Frownies ph-Balancing Complexion. No moisturizer.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            awesome!

            By L

            from CT

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

              This product works very well. You need to give it at least two weeks before you start seeing awesome results!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice product

              By Kane0278

              from North Carolina

              describe yourself Budget Buyer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

                I like this product because I believe it cleanses well. It does have a little bit of a medicin-y smell, but it's not so bad that it bothers me. I have very oily skin, and this product doesn't overdry my skin. I also have a lot of chemical allergies, and because this product is all natural, it doesn't cause me any irritation.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm hooked!

                By Walking On Sunshine

                from Dallas, TX

                describe yourself Brand Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

                  I have acne-prone, extra-sensitive skin and use this wash twice daily. It only takes a pea size amount, mixed with a few drops of water, to produce a lot of bubbles. I love how clean my skin feels after use, but never dry or itchy. I haven't noticed any pimples from this wash, which is awesome since I'm so acne-prone. After washing, my skin is not tight and doesn't have that shiny look (like all my face oils have been stripped), but appears fresh. The smell is of apple cider with a hint of lemon --nothing great, but rather neutral and non-irritating.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best facewash i've ever used

                  By Meg

                  from New York

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Removes Makeup
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use
                    • Oily Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Frownies pH-Balancing Complexion Wash, 4 oz:

                    this is by far the best and most effective facewash i have ever used. i have extremely sensitive skin, so much so that even if i forget 1 step in my routine it will cause break outs. i've tried many of the name brand over the counter washes and things designed just for acne and none of them did as much for my skin.
                    i noticed within a few days that my acne was clearing up and my skin looked brighter. i also wear heavy makeup (especially on my eyes) and it removes most or all of my make up without a problem. it also smells really nice. this is seriously the only facewash that i will ever use again!

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