Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser Review.

Categories Acne, Beauty, Review, Skincare

Hello beauties!

Summer is almost over and I have a cleanser review coming your way! 😀

If you know me you would have known that I take skincare very seriously & have a deep passion to find out more about products, what they do & do a bunch of researching before purchasing them. And if you have been following this blog, you also would have known that I am a huge fan of Kiehl’s and I also did a few products reviews of them.

I bought this Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser I believe for about half a year now, & I am more than ready to give an in depth review on what I think about this product. 🙂

f68a5393-07da-4d8b-a0ee-d6cffdd5e58eAs you can see, it comes in a slim, tall & white packaging. Pretty simple and comes in a 150ml squeeze tube. Honestly I would appreciate if the product comes in a pump but the consistency of this cleanser is pretty thick, so I think it’s more convinient to be packaged in a squeeze tube although it gets really messy very easily as the product will leak out.

I guess packaging wise is my only complain, wished they would have done a better job on that. 🙂

When you squeeze the product out from the tube, as you can see the product comes out as a transparent thick gel. The camera did not pick it up very nicely but if you observe closely there are little shiny white beads (pearlstone) which act as an exfoliant.

What the product claims to do?

This exfoliating face wash gently purifies skin and helps remove dirt and environmental pollutants while visibly improving overall clarity. Infused with White Birch Extract and Peony Extract, this formula gently removes dirt, oil and pollution. Formulated with Pearlstone, a natural exfoliant, this skin brightening face wash smoothes and refines the feeling of skin for a more radiant appearance. Help clarify and visibly brighten skin with our purifying cleanser, gentle enough for use twice per day.

  • Cleanses and purifies skin to effectively remove dirt, oil and environmental pollutants while helping to improve skin clarity
  • Gently exfoliates skin to soften, smooth and refine while respecting the skin barrier
  • Formulated with Pearlstone, a natural exfoliant derived from volcanic ash; and White Birch and Peony Extracts, this cleanser helps to clarify and visibly brighten skin
  • Dermatologist-tested for safety
  • For all skin types


After I evenly spread the product over my hand with some water. As you work the product onto your skin, you can definitely feel the tiny beads but they are very gentle & not scratchy. If you have very sensitive skin I recommend adding more water and massage lightly onto your skin. 🙂

I normally massage the product onto my skin until I no longer feel the tiny beads anymore. And you will also notice a white film on your face, this product does not produce bubble but instead it melts off into a creamy consistency. I typically use this cleanser during my shower because it is just easier to wash off that way.

Viola! Right after I washed off the cleanser. As you can see my skin was instantly brighter & clearer.

This cleanser gives you the clean & fresh feeling right after you pat dry, but it does not make your skin feeling stripped off. I do not know how to describe the scent of this product but it is not too strong, fresh & slightly floral-ish.

I have oily combination skin, especially during the summer here in Malaysia the weather is super humid, I get oily very quickly. Hence this product is perfect during the summer months to help me properly cleanse my skin & to reduce clogged pores.

You only need a small amount for each use hence this tube can last you for quite a long time. Honestly, I do not use this product everyday during the colder months. Probably every other day as my skin do not produce as much oil as the warmer months. So during colder weather I use this as a weekly exfoliant instead of a daily cleanser. But for summer days this is perfect for double cleansing during the evenings.



Upon purchasing this product, I admit I did not go through the ingredient list very thoroughly. But one day during my shower I decided to pick up this cleanser & read the ingredients and noticed it has salicylic acid in it. Perfect ingredient for my acne & clogged pores prone skin! 😀

I would definitely recommend this product if you have oily skin. I am sure you will enjoy this product a lot especially after a long sweaty day. I would also recommend this product for people who prefers physical exfoliant but looking for something that is not too harsh or scartchy on their skin. This cleanser definitely makes you feel fresher & take off all the dirt & grime off your face. I can’t give credit solely on this product on helping me to lighten up my hyperpigmentations because I am also incorporating other products which helped with this skin issue of mine.

I bought this product at Kiehl’s Russia and it retails for 2300 rubles.

Hope you find this review helpful and enjoy the rest of your summer days! 😀



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