Obagi Gentle Cleanser Review

Prone to break out? Try a soap free cleanser like Obagi Gentle Cleanser – step one in the Obagi Nu-Derm System.

Why A Soap Free Cleanser?

Soap has detergent properties and an alkaline pH that can make skin feel dry and uncomfortable.


Formulated for delicate, sensitive as well as combination skin, Obagi Gentle Cleanser is a gentle but thorough, soothing, everyday cleanser that rinses clean, leaving your skin feeling comfortable, and soft and ready for the next step in your transformation process.

A mild, dissolving cleanser, the Gentle Cleanser won’t dry the skin and has a light, refreshing scent and lathers up quickly with just a small amount of the product.

Designed to clean the skin surface and pores gently and effectively, it helps remove impurities, make-up, dead skin cells, and excess oil without irritating the skin.

Unlike other cleansers, Obagi frees your skin of harmful pollutants without disrupting or interfering with the natural moisture content and barrier of the skin.

When applying Obagi Gentle Cleanser, use lukewarm or cool water as hot water can stimulate oil secretion in oily skin or dry out and irritate the skin.


  • doesn’t leave your skin dried out and tight
  • leaves no residue
  • no need to use a toner
  • removes make up including mascara very effectively
  • no oily pores
  • doesn’t cause irritation
  • easy to carry around on your travels


  • quite expensive but worth the price
  • works better with other Obagi products


Purified water, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium lauroyl oat amino acids, sodium laureth sulfate, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, glycereth-7, apricot kernel oil, panthenol, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, oleyl lactate, ethoxydiglycol, triethanolamine, sage leaf extract, borago officinalis extract, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, saponins, fragrance, yellow 5.