Very gentle with no lather whatsoever; you just massage it over your face. It smells really earthy and clean, is perfect for oily/combination skin, and is less expensive than most high-end products...and yet I get it at Henri Bendel's which makes me feel chic.
This non-soap, non-foaming, gel cleanser is deep cleansing and refreshing for oily skin. Unfortunately, I don't have oily skin. My skin is as dry as the Sahara. However, if I were shining my way into the day, this would be a great cleanser because it removes make-up, dirt and oil thoroughly without over drying skin (which, actually, helps me out). Alpha Hydroxy formula helps prevent build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples because it exfoliates.