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ESSENTIALS Foaming Facial Cleanser

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8 years 1 week ago

Why change a good thing?

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State: New York
Age: 25-34
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I have used this product since 2006 & it has been the only thing that has controlled my acne. I noticed a few months ago that it had stopped working for some reason, and I realized that it no longer had triclosan as the active ingredient - this new formula is no more effective than washing your face with Dawn. Will no longer use.
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8 years 2 months ago

Triclosan removed?

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State: District of Columbia
Age: 25-34
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Triclosan, the antibacterial ingredient, is this product worked so well at preventing acne. I bought a new bottle this week, and after washing with it, my skin felt unusually oily. A breakout began the next day. I took a closer look at the bottle and noticed, lo and behold, triclosan had been removed from the ingredients list. Why? It is safe and effective - and the sole reason this product USED to work.
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Mike
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7 years 11 months ago

Guess I'll have to find a new cleanser...

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State: Tennessee
Age: 25-34
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This is a huge disappointment. I've used this cleanser since the 90's and it's always worked like a charm. But since they've removed the triclosan it just doesn't work for me anymore. Now it's just soap.
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Jade
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Nashville
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8 years 5 days ago

Worthless without triclosan

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State: Ohio
Age: 35-44
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Used this everyday for years but now that they have removed the anti-bacterial active ingredient it's pretty worthless.
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Columbus
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2 years 7 months ago

Great product!!

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State: Puerto Rico
SkinType: Oily
SkinCare: Gentle cleansing
Age: 16-17
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I bought this cleanser on Walmart and is really worth it. My face is always so soft when I use this face cleanser. Also, it smells so goooood and it’s worth the price. 100% recommendable.
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Frances1
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Coamo
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2 years 1 month ago

Great Cleanse for the Price

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State: Pennsylvania
SkinType: Sensitive
SkinCare: Daily Pimple prevention
Age: 18-24
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I have used this product for over ten years. The only time I have acne with this product is when I eat too much of one item (eg: orange juice. lemonade. soda, fried foods, etc). This product does a good job of cleansing my pores. If you are looking for a quick fix to bumps, I suggest that you use this in conjunction with Bump Patrol/Witch Hazel. But my experience with this product is amazing. I would highly recommend to my friends and family.
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Sean3040
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Philadelphia
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8 years 1 month ago

Without Triclosan, there's no reason to buy this cleanser

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State: New York
Age: 35-44
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For some reason they decided to remove the only ingredient that made this facial cleanser better than the million other too-expensive, ineffective products out there. Some people are worried about the 'dangers' of Triclosan, but even minimal research on the subject quickly shows that those worries are based on emotion rather than scientific evidence. If anyone doesn't like to use the product, they are free to use another one. But for some of us, Foaming Facial Cleanser with Triclosan was the ONLY product that worked without causing irritation. I used it for years, and C&C has now lost an extremely loyal customer--and tens of thousands more just like me, I'm guessing.
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FelixG
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New York
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7 years 12 months ago

Another Faithful Customer Lost

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State: New York
Age: 45-54
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Agree with everyone who says this product is worthless without the triclosan. It was the only facial cleanser I have used for years now, and was the only one that actually worked to control acne. Cleansers with other acne medications are too harsh, especially for adult skin. I'm now looking for another product to use, and it won't be a J&J product if I can help it. : (
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