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Moisture Protecting Cleanser

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
18 Reviews

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Moisture Protecting Cleanser is a unique gel-to-milk formula for dry, damaged and sensitive skin types to give the most gentle cleansing experience.

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"Some people dread washing their faces at night instead of just falling into bed, but I actually look forward to it with this magic in a bottle."
The Cut
"One of the most barrier-respecting formulas available, it calls on glycerin, allantoin, and aloe vera to ensure that its thorough, makeup-erasing cleanse it never irritates or dehydrates even dry, sensitive skin."


  • Moisture Protecting Cleanser is a luxurious and silky gel-to-milk formula to gently remove makeup and impurities while leaving the skin’s moisture barrier perfectly intact. Delivering a barely-there froth when activated with water, dry skin types will feel comfortably clean without experiencing tightness or irritation associated with many gel cleansers. This sulfate-free cleanser is truly revolutionary and is a must for all dry, sensitive or aging skin types. The result? Beautifully clean, calm and dewy-looking skin.

    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; however, 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

    • Legs - use as a gentle shave gel.

    Formulated WITHOUT

    • Parabens
    • Phthalates
    • Synthetic Fragrances
    • Synthetic Dyes
    • Gluten
    • Sulfates

    Never tested on animals. 

  • Feel / Smell / Look

  • This cleanser is clear and feels silky and smooth when applied. It smells fresh with a light natural cucumber and melon scent.

  • Ingredients

  • Key Ingredients

    Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Allantoin, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Butter Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Rose Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide. To learn more about choosing a product based on its ingredients, read this post.

  • How To Use

  • To effectively use Moisture Protecting Cleanser to clean dry, sensitive and delicate skin, apply a small amount to damp skin. Rub in circular motions for 30 seconds and rinse well with lukewarm water. Pat skin dry and immediately follow with an alcohol-free toner, serum and moisturizer for your skin type.

  • FAQs

  • Can I use this product if I'm pregnant?

    Yes. There are no ingredients in this product deemed unsafe to use during pregnancy.

    Is this product tested on animals?


    What is the pH level of this product?

     The pH level of Moisture Protecting Cleanser is 3.5.

    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 to give the best results, 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!

  • Reviews

    Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Based on 18 reviews
    Total 5 star reviews: 15 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 1 Total 1 star reviews: 1
    83%would recommend this product
    18 reviews
    • C
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 55 - 64
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 5
      1 month ago
      Age Range 55 - 64
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 5
      Rated 1 out of 5 stars
      Too long to receive

      I am still waiting to try this. My review is concerning the shipping. It shouldn’t take over a week to ship from Texas to New Jersey. This store needs to improve shipping. Every order I place takes sooooooo long to receive.

      Renée Rouleau Skin Care
      1 month ago

      Hi, Cynthia! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!
      We're very sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction with the delivery time. Our standard delivery timeframe is 3-5 business days, and we strive to fulfill orders as quickly as possible. Orders placed over the weekend or on holidays are typically processed the following business day. Your orders are generally delivered within the advised window, 4-5 days after shipping. However, if you need your order sooner, we offer expedited shipping options with UPS for an additional fee.
      We greatly value your feedback and always look for ways to improve our service! If there's anything else we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to let us know.
      💙 The RR Customer Care Team

    • V
      3 months ago
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      5 Stars

      I’ve had a positive experience with every cleanser from Renee Rouleau. If I had to pick just one I’d pick this one (Makeup aside) ❤️❤️❤️

    • RF
      Ruth F.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 55 - 64
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 5
      My Skin is Dry, Red, Sun Damaged, Aging, Sensitive
      6 months ago
      Age Range 55 - 64
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 5
      My Skin is Dry, Red, Sun Damaged, Aging, Sensitive
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Great cleanser

      I love this cleanser ! Does not dry out my skin at all, i actually look forward to washing my face. You don’t need much at all so it does last a long time which justifies the price for me, I’d rather use something that really makes my skin feel great then spend money on multiple different products to find the right balanced cleanser. I’m hooked on Renee’s product line, skin has never felt nor looked better !

    • TW
      Thomas W.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 45 - 54
      10 months ago
      Age Range 45 - 54
      Rated 3 out of 5 stars
      Great feel, but . . .

      Loved the feel of this product on my skin but unfortunately within three days I began to have skin irritation so had to discontinue use.

    • SH
      Sharon H.
      Verified Buyer
      Age Range 65+
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 8
      My Skin is Sun Damaged, Aging
      12 months ago
      Age Range 65+
      Renée Rouleau Skin Type 8
      My Skin is Sun Damaged, Aging
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Perfect cleanser

      I finally found the perfect cleanser for my skin and can't be without it! It cleans but doesn't make my face feel dry in the process. It foams up perfectly and rinses off well. I always follow this with the Moisture Infusion Toner, then the Vitamin C&E Treatment during the day, then the Weightless Protection SPF 30 also during the day. At night I use either Sheer Moisture Lotion or Phytolipid Comfort Creme. The cleanser is one of my favorite products but all of them combined have helped my skin stay perfectly hydrated.

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