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Rapid Response Detox Cleanser

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
36 Reviews

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Rapid Response Detox Cleanser by Renée Rouleau gently clears away surface bacteria and oil within the pores to target early breakouts and minimize their appearance.

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" of the most-effective lines to fight acne on the market"


  • Rapid Response Detox Cleanser by Renée Rouleau is formulated with a gentle yet powerful blend of antibacterial and oil-minimizing ingredients. This cleanser targets breakouts in their early stages, whether they are caused by hormonal imbalances, pollution, stress or any other occurrence. Unlike most acne-fighting cleansers, this one won't dry out your skin. The result? Skin will be reset and perfectly balanced, and blemishes and oil activity will be decreased.

    For maximum results, leave this cleanser on the skin for up to five minutes. The longer a product with antimicrobial ingredients is left on the skin, the more pronounced the effects will be.

    Pair with Rapid Response Detox Toner for even more acne-fighting benefits. You can also take this to the next level and add the Rapid Response Detox Masque, the product that started the whole line. The Rapid Response Detox Masque is very effective for preventing the appearance of all types breakouts, including cysts, pustules, papules, and monthly hormonal blemishes. All three are included in our Rapid Response Detox Kit.

    Size: 6 fl oz

    Is this cleanser right for you?

    Take our Skin Type Quiz to learn which products are recommended for your skin.

    NOTE: The results of the quiz recommend this product for specific skin types; these recommendations are meant to serve as a guide, not as rules. If this product sounds right for you, we encourage you to try it!

    See all Renée Rouleau cleansers.

    Other Uses

    • Back and body acne - clears clogged pores and lifts away post-breakout discoloration. 

    Formulated WITHOUT

    • Parabens
    • Phthalates
    • Sulfates
    • Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic Dyes
    • Drying Alcohols
    • Gluten
    • Mineral Oil
    • Petrolatum

    Vegan. Never tested on animals. 

  • Feel / Smell / Look

  • A hybrid between a cleansing lotion and cleansing gel. Yellow in color with a minty, tea tree scent.

  • Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients

    • Kaolin - mineral clay that absorbs and minimizes excess oiliness to prevent breakouts caused by travel, hormonal imbalances, increased exposure to traffic pollution, stress or any other occurrence that causes our oil glands to become overactive.
    • Tea Tree Oil - Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil - eliminates surface bacteria within five minutes of application to discourage the formation of blemishes.
    •  Manuka Oil - Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Branch/Leaf Oil - reduces microbial activity on the skin’s surface to minimize breakouts.
    • Glycerin - moisture-binding humectant that prevents flaking and allows skin to remain hydrated and moist for its proper function.
    • Lactic Acid - alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that provides a gentle exfoliation to break down dead cells that can lead to clogged pores.

    Water, Glycerin, Decyl Glucoside, Hydroxyproply Starch Phosphate, Kaolin, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, 4-Terpineol, Panthenol, Leptospermum Scoparium Branch/Leaf Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Polysorbate 80, Bentonite, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Titanium Dioxide, Phenoxyethanol, Artemisia Herba-Alba Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Salvia Officionalis (Sage) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Iron Oxides. *We are updating our packaging, ingredient list may vary.

    To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.

  • How To Use

  • To effectively use Rapid Response Detox Cleanser to lessen blemish activity, apply a small amount to damp skin and massage in circular motions. Rinse well with lukewarm water and follow with toner. During times of increased breakout activity, leave cleanser on for five minutes before rinsing off to get maximum effects. Use daily. Avoid the eye area.

  • FAQs

  • How does this cleanser differ from the Rapid Response Detox Masque?

    Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Branch/Leaf Oil and Tea Tree are the two ingredients that Rapid Response Detox Masque and this cleanser have in common. The masque was created as a leave-on treatment to force active ingredients deeper into the skin while simultaneously providing hydration, whereas the cleanser's main purpose is to cleanse away dirt, oil and debris from the skin. 

    Where does the yellow color come from?

    It is from a specially treated form of yellow iron oxides.

    What is the acid percentage in this cleanser?

    0.75% lactic acid.

    Can I use this product if I’m pregnant?

    Yes. You can safely use this cleanser while pregnant or breastfeeding to keep blemishes from appearing.

    Is this product vegan?

    Yes, Rapid Response Detox Cleanser is vegan.

    Can I use this product if I have rosacea?

    Yes. This formula can be tolerated well by those who have been diagnosed with mild rosacea. 

    Is this product tested on animals?


    What is the pH level of this product?

    The pH level of Rapid Response Detox Cleanser is 5.0.

    Where are your products made?

    Our products are manufactured in the U.S. and Canada. 

    I took your  Skin Type Quiz and was wondering if I can use products that weren't specified for my skin type?

    Yes. While the skin type product recommendations are carefully selected for the needs of a specific type of skin, many people will modify their routine with other products as needed. 

    I have questions about my skin, where can I get help?

    Email us and we would be happy to provide expert advice! You can also schedule a virtual consultation with one of our experienced estheticians.

  • Reviews

    Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
    Based on 36 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 34 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 2 Total 1 star reviews: 0
    94%would recommend this product
    36 reviews
    • EL
      Emily L.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, Clogged Pores
      4 days ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Sensitive, Clogged Pores
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      My skin has never been better

      I've been using this cleanser for over a year, and my skin has never looked better. I decided to switch to this as a 'trying to conceive' friendly cleanser for someone who is acne prone. I don't ever want to stop using this!

    • K
      1 month ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      5 Stars

      This cleanser is very effective in keeping my skin clear. I have always had oily skin with acne, but this has helped my hormonal acne a lot!

    • NA Profile picture for Nk A.
      Nk A.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 35 - 44
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Clogged Pores, Oily
      6 months ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 3
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Clogged Pores, Oily
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Great for comodones!!!!!!

      This product really helped me through my acne journey. I started using it in December 2023 and my skin started seeing a transformation by month 3 around April. I stopped having new breakouts and what I already had started clearing. I started using this with azelaic acid prescribed around the same time as well. So the combination must have helped. I will say give it a shot especially if you have these tiny closed comodones like I did. I’m adding this to my cleansing line up for ever. Here is a before and after pictures of my results

    • AS
      Ashley S.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Oily, Acne Prone, Clogged Pores, Sensitive, Sun Damaged
      6 months ago
      Age Range 35 - 44
      My Skin is Oily, Acne Prone, Clogged Pores, Sensitive, Sun Damaged
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Great acne cleanser!

      This is my favorite cleanser by Renee Rouleau! I’ve been using it for years and it truly helps with my cystic acne. It’s definitely a staple in my skincare system.

    • JS
      Jaqui S.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 65+
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 4
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Clogged Pores, Aging, Sensitive
      7 months ago
      Age Range 65+
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 4
      My Skin is Acne Prone, Clogged Pores, Aging, Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Favorite cleanser

      Love all the Rapid Response products

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