While it carries the impressive name of Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv formula, this cleanser doesn't quite live up to its name. It doesn't cleanse very well. Yes, the product is silky, creamy, and smells lightly good, but it doesn't remove makeup very well, even light makeup such as the face powder I wear. I can't imagine it removing cream makeup or mascara. I've had to go over my face again with a pad soaked in a water cleanser such as Clarins Water Purity One Step Cleanser, or Lancome's Eau Fraiche Douceur, or Caudalie's Cleansing Water - all of which I recommend in that order. However, for heavy makeup remover you'll be needing something soapy. Try Philosophy's Purity facial cleanser or Lancome's Clarifiance Oil Free Gel Cleanser; both of which will suds all traces of makeup and dirt away, leaving no need for a second cleanser - you're all set for toner. Don't confuse the lack of Re-Nutriv Cleanser's ability with the rest of the product line; the day cream, eye cream, serum, and night cream all work fantastically, and have been called "Face Lift In A Bottle". Buy all Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv products but select a different cleanser.
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The ultimate cleanser. A rich, luxurious feeling creme that cushions and conditions skin while gently and effectively sweeping away impurities. Three key emollients help restore skin's moisture barrier, helping skin retain natural lipids and ensuring skin's comfort from the very first step of your skin care routine. Soap- and alcohol-free. This is the pampering cleanser your skin has been looking for.