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Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser

What it is:A mild, non-detergent cleanser that is safe and effective for sensitive skin.What it is formulated to do:This daily cleanser provides the therapeutic benefits of olive polyphenols, leaving skin soft, refreshed, and free of residue. It effectively eliminates dirt, oil, and makeup without stripping skin of its natural oils. The face never feels dry or tight. Soothing, nourishing, and refreshing, this cleanser leaves skin baby soft and perfectly prepared for make-up application. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes- Petrochemicals- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know:Gentle enough for sensitive skin, even after cosmetic procedures, this cleanser is formulated with hydroxytyrosol, an extract from the olive fruit, and oleuropein, from the olive leaf. Both are patented and selected by Dr. Perricone for their therapeutic, regenerative and protective benefits.
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Questions & Answers for Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser

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Good for dry, sensitive skin?
I tend to get really dry skin that is sensitive. I have tried the Soy Cleanser, which claims to hydrate but only dried out my face. Do you believe that I will be able to use this cleanser? Also, it is moisturizing for a person who has dry skin?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
bridalwreath
(Green Bay, Wisconsin)
on Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
8 answers
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answer 1
No, this will not moisturize your skin without dryng it , making it quite uncomfortable if you have sensitive skin.
answered 9 months ago
wyomingchris
(Cheyenne, WY)
answer 2
We have soft water here (snow melt) so it's harder to prevent soap residue which is very drying to my dry skin. I find this product and most facial cleansers work best if you lather up in your hands before using on your face. It will rinse off better that way. Most days it doesn't feel drying to me.
answered 1 year ago
larrygentry
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I use the Soy Cleanser during summer but find it too drying for my sensitive skin any other time of year. I branched out and tried this and it's been good so far. I'd suggest the Rosa Centifolia Cleansing Balm from Ren if your skin is really thirsty...it's a bit pricey but the first time I've had my dry skin *improved* by a cleanser!
answered 1 year ago
jullau
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
This definitely isn't a hydrating face wash if anything it made my skin dryer (I have combination skin). It does give an even texture to your skin but doesn't hydrate it.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
donnacc2
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 5
I have super sensitive, mostly dry skin too. Every person is different but this cleanser works wonders for me. As the first step in my daily cleansing/moisturizing routine, it doesn't irritate and my skin's never felt softer.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
Alliesaunt
(West Orange, NJ)
answer 6
I believe this cleanser to be good for dry skin, so far it has not irritated or dried my skin at all!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mariajo
(Sudbury, MA)
answer 7
I would not recommend this cleanser to anyone with dry skin. I have normal/combination skin and found it very drying.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
arizonagigi
(Arizona)
answer 8
I have extremely dry/sensitive/reactive skin ,rosacea, and I am sensitive to fragrance in cleansers. I have not had ANY problems with this cleanser irritating my skin. I wouldn't call this cleanser "moisturizing," but it definitely does NOT strip your skin of natural oils. I use the hypoallergenic nourishing moisturizer from Dr. Perricone, and the two work great together.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sleades
(Decatur, IL)
Question
Screwing on the pump?
Okay, I just bought this product and for the last 40 minutes I've been trying to screw on the pump. I even asked my boyfriend for help and he couldn't get it to go on either! Really frustrated! I live pretty far from a store but I'm tempted to make the drive just return it. This is very upsetting. Is this a common issue with Perricone? Am I missing something here? Please help!
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
pnwsnowhite
(Gresham, OR)
on Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
7 answers
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answer 1
I had no problem with attaching the pump. You must have a defective bottle. Too bad, but don't let this discourage you from trying this product,
answered 4 weeks ago
JoJoCort
(Bayonne, NJ)
answer 2
Thanks for all the answers. It was a defective one. I exchanged it and had no issue with the new one.
answered 8 months ago
pnwsnowhite
(Oregon)
answer 3
Had the similar issue. I was able to screw it on but it was cockeyed. Also never worked. I ended up just pouring it into another container. I also didn't like Glass container. It makes it difficult for traveling. Cleanser is great though if you can put up with the bothersome lid and pump.
answered 8 months ago
beautyjjunkie
(Fort gibson, oklahoma)
answer 4
The pump screws on like any other cap fitting, once on look at the top of the cap for the direction to open, push down on the cap and turn.
answered 10 months ago
PBG64
(Falls Church, VA)
answer 5
I have used many perricone products and I have never had this problem. It sounds like, unfortunately, you may have just gotten a broken pump.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
knjohnson
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I have been using Perricone for several years now and I almost always have problems with the screw-on pumps. They either don't work at all or stop working soon after you get them on. It would be nice if such an expensvie group of products was more easily accessible!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
cthelibrarian
(Lexington, KY)
answer 7
I would suggest try reversing the twist cap until it rotates over the groove then change direction immediately and it may be malfunction caused by the manufacturer but look at the threading in the pump lid to see of it looks damaged before returning it.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
healthykindaguy
(Monroe, WA)
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Consistency of cleanser?
What is the consistency of the cleanser -- milky, gel-like, soap-like?? Thanks
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
charcat
(Charlotte, NC)
on Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
7 answers
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answer 1
It's gel like then foams up.
answered 4 weeks ago
JoJoCort
(Bayonne, NJ)
answer 2
Foamy and your skin feels like milk afterwards.
answered 10 months ago
PBG64
(Falls Church, VA)
answer 3
The cleanser is a thicker gel like consistency. It's very gentle, and I highly recommend this product for everyday use. It foams up and you can get a lot of use out of the product.
answered 1 year ago
baileymelissa
(Mystic, CT)
answer 4
It comes out of the pump bottle thicker than dish soap, if that answers your question. I've found it's best to lather it up in your hands before washing your face.
answered 1 year ago
larrygentry
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
Honestly, reminds me of the consistency of liquid hand soap, but not in a bad way. Has a good lather without being overly bubbly.
answered 1 year ago
jullau
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
It's more gel-like it's a great consistency for washing your face with warm water.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
donnacc2
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 7
The consistency is most like a gel cleanser, but turns into a foamy cleanser when applied.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
lauraleerose
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I used to use the Gentle Cleanser by Perricone MD...is this comparable/essentially the same?
I purchased the gentle cleanser that was sold previously at Sephora by Perricone MD but found out it was no longer being sold and switched to the Citrus Cleanser-I want to know if this is the same thing, just an updated product? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
rosamapose
(Des Moines, IA)
on Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
5 answers
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answer 1
It's very similar. Great for sensitive skin. Cleans but eliminates makeup well.
answered 8 months ago
beautyjjunkie
(Fort gibson, oklahoma)
answer 2
I have not used that other cleanser but this one so far has been really nice, doesn't irritate or make my skin feel tight and dry. So far I am very happy with it!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mariajo
(Sudbury, MA)
answer 3
I would use the new Hypoallergenic cleanser from Dr. Perricone it is comparable to the gentle cleanser you were using. His new Hypoallergenic cleanser is for sensitive skin.
answered 3 years ago
latin28
(New York, NY)
answer 4
They are two different cleansers. I use the citrus some times my self the hypo is milder great for the winter. They were most likely out of stock cause it was new and selling really well. I use the whole hypo line and love it.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
elizrossi
(Middletown,ct)
answer 5
I think that since Perricone added his "hypoallergenic" line....he calls that one a "hypoallergenic gentle cleanser," so he would then have had 2 different "gentle cleansers." That si proabably why he took away the gentle cleanser you are used to. I have been using his "nutritive cleasner' which is his most basic, most common cleaser, for years...however I find it drying! I don't think the citrus cleanser is the samething as his previous gentle cleanser. There is probably ingredient in the citrus that makes it special. Does it have Vit C? All that maters is tha you liek it I guess. Hae you thought of trying his hypoallergenic gentle cleanser? i want to try it since I have ultra sensitive skin, but I am nervous of brewakign out fromt he oils he puts in it? I belieev we should have those oils naturally in our skin so they shouldnt cause breakouts in theory, but I am nervous to try. You can call the Perricone hot line. Sometimes they are very helpful...other times I have had woemn on that line beg me to buy products over the phone...very salesy and pushy. Other times, I ahve had helpful women answer my questions out of kindness. U can fin the number on any Perricone item...or you can proabably google it. Perricone is a smart guy, adn he seems to do everything for a reason. i doubt that the citrus is the smae as his former gentle cleanser...even if you find it gentle. I think that is just one of his many. He put glycolic acid in most of his products, or some anti-aging product. If the citrus does not have any anti-aging agent at all (it is hard ot know what they all are, as there are many!!) then I would say I am wrong and it took the place fo his gentle cleanser. More likely I think he just made a new one in the green bottle. I hope this helps..sorry so long. i am crazy and obsessed w/ skin care, sorry this is so long!!! I tried to help. Thanks and I hope u find a cleanser u like.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
skincarecrazed
(New York, NY)
Question
How long does this last?
For the 8 oz bottle with pump, how much use can you get out of it?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Anonymous
on Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
4 answers
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answer 1
I've had my bottle for 3 months and its still a little less than half full. You don't need much to clean whole face. I use about a half a pump to clean my face.
answered 8 months ago
beautyjjunkie
(Fort gibson, oklahoma)
answer 2
I'm on my first bottle, use it once or twice a day on average, and it looks like it will last about two months or so.
answered 1 year ago
larrygentry
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
You really don't need much because its a nice lather (picture a nickel, that's how much I would use) and it really lasted a while and I would cleanse my face twice a day.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mrsmag
(Miami, Florida)
answer 4
About 7 months
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
DLover
(New York, NY)
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Is this product safe to use while pregnant?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Hypoallergenic Gentle Cleanser
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