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Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars53%
  • 4 Stars26%
  • 3 Stars14%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star3%
4.22 / 5 based on 539 Reviews

Product Description

Removes excess oil+ Mattifies skin.

Oily skin has specific cleansing needs. To look and feel its best, it needs the right clean and specific care. Our daily gel cleanser dissolves dirt, excess oil and makeup. The formula infused with charcoal draws out impurities like magnet


In 1 use, skin is deeply clean and shine free. After 1 week, skin's clarity is visibly improved and pores are diminished.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Charcoal Powder, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Panthenol, Polyglycerin-10, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Polyquaternium-7, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum/Fragrance.


Wet hands and face. Squeeze gel into hands and gently massage onto face. Rinse with water.

Dermatologist tested for safety • Opthalmologist tested • Non comedogenic - won't clog pores • Gentle to skin • Allergy tested 

How do I use Clean+ products together?

For optimal results, alternate use with Clean + Blackhead Eliminating Scrub.

For advanced care, incorporate into your routine:

For advanced care, incorporate an oil-free moisturizer such as Moisture Rescue Oil-Free, or BB Cream Oil-Free for Combination/Oily skin, into your routine.

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Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel
Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel
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Tara W.
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Really good dash wash. Help with oily face, I bought this product at Walmart. I will be buying it again because it really helped my face from looking so shiny and greasy all day long. Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel
Rachel d.
90 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I have combination oily skin and this is the only cleanser that works on me! Even though it's mattifying and oil free, it doesn't dry out my skin. It's also safe to follow up with a gentle exfoliant, which is even better. I have sensitive skin prone to breakouts and I was concerned about the charcoal and menthol in this but it's super gentle.
Royah B.
3 reviews
I have combo/sensitive skin and was skeptical about this cleanser that has menthol. I immediately thought it would be too drying and break me out. Not only is the bottle pretty (love the sleek black/white packaging) but the cleanser makes my face feel so clean, doesn’t irritate my skin and is a great prep to my skincare/makeup routine! I would suggest immediately going in with a gel based moisturizer and would def recommend this product! Garnier SkinActive Clean+ Shine Control Cleansing Gel
Ilona H.
New York, NY
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I was a bit skeptical when I first purchased this product, as a lot of other products I've tried to use to help minimize shine didn't really seem to work. I did notice a difference in my skin, but there were also days when I had my period and my skin was still a little oily. Some of my skin seemed to get a tad dry while using this, so I did add a moisturizer after (which is always a good idea, regardless) and that seemed to help immensely. I recommend this product, but just be careful if you use it daily if you have sensitive skin. This definitely does help with those that have oily skin.
Maranda C.
Birmingham, AL
9 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I love this cleanser! It really deep cleans my face and keeps the bumps away. The only issue I see with this product is that it does eventually begin to take the color out of my wash cloths. I just use an old one now, but it is a bit frustrating. However, the product is extremely effective!
Christina AKA The Cherokee Gypsy (Youtube) C.
Smyrna, TN
817 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
This face wash did nothing for my oily, acne prone skin.If anything, it actually broke me out more. If you read the ingredients on the back of this product, you will see their actually not good for your face at all. Alot of drug store face washes are terrible for your face, and this is one of them.
Caidyn B.
3 reviews
for the price this is an awesome face wash, it’s easily accessible at grocery and drug stores. the smell is very strong but clean smelling and definitely leave me feeling refreshed. the con about this is that it leaves me very dry and kind of shiny looking at times.
Jocelyn H.
84 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
My boyfriend and I purchased this from CVS to try it because it was on sale and we both have oily skin. It smells nice and has a little bit of a menthol sort of kick to it. It is a decent facial cleanser, but I feel like it leaves my face not quite de-greased.
Cheri T.
24 reviews
Oh, where would my morning be without this product. Having oily skin, living in Texas, and being over 40 I mark this product as an essential life product. Cleans with out feeling as though you've stripped 5 layers off your face and leaves the surface pores minimized and looking matte.
Kalia Y.
Minneapolis, MN
82 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I receive them as gifts. I absolutely love this product and would highly recommend this product for those who would like to use it. It works effectively and I have stocked up on them. I have so many of them in my drawer.
ximena a.
Modesto, CA
128 reviews
Will this dry your face if you use everyday?
Johnna R.
1444 reviews
Shine control?
Rachel W.
Ortonville, MI
2 reviews
Will this dry out my skin?
Jami T.
Bastrop, TX
96 reviews
I have real oily skin. Will this make my face dry?
Jodi W.
Beaumont, CA
108 reviews
I am looking for a cleanser to help control the shine on my face. I used a charcoal cleanser from another brand and it made me break out. If someone with sensitive oily skin has used this, I'd like to know if it made you break out too or is it safe?

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