Review: Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser – do you need a cleanser for the Clarisonic?

This is a review of the Clarisonic Gentle Hydro Cleanser. Just like for the Clarisonic Refreshing Gel Cleanser, I received a trial size of this as part of a special set when I bought my Clarisonic.

What it does: (from
Gentle Hydro Cleanser Naturally scented with cucumber, this pH-balanced, gentle, non-foaming skin cleanser is a full-body hydrogel that removes impurities while soothing and comforting. Contains natural ingredients and is paraben-free. Natural Active Ingredients Sucrose Cocoate (a patented mixture of sucrose and coconut derivatives)—gently cleanses sensitive skin Algae & Aloe Vera Gel—hydrate and soften skin Vitamin E & Japanese Green Tea—soothe and protect skin

Price: $25 for 6 oz


  • Cleans well
  • Gentle, and not drying


  • This cleanser is extremely similar to the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.  It has the same creamy gel texture, and it cleans in the same way. The Cetaphil cleanser is around $6 for the 8 oz bottle (according to

Would I repurchase? No. I did like this cleanser, but as I mentioned, it is too similar to the Cetaphil cleanser. Considering the Cetaphil cleanser is less than 1/4 of the price, I don’t think this product is worth the price.  On the plus side, this product reminded me on why I enjoyed the Cetaphil cleanser so much!

Notes: You can really use any cleanser you want with the Clarisonic! I’ve used both liquid cleansers and bar soaps. I would avoid using anything with exfoliating particles in it, though, since it might be too abrasive!

Hope this helped!

xoxo, K

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