Marie Louise Cleansing Clear Gel review and giveaway!

Marie Louise’s Cleansing Clear Gel is my latest skincare obsession. This is unlike any product I’ve tried and I’m really enjoying the way it cleans my face. What makes this different is that it’s a true makeup remover. So many cleansing products just cleanse your skin but don’t necessarily remove your makeup properly. The Cleansing Clear Gel though is made specifically for the job of removing your foundation, powder, blush and all the other products you’ve loaded on your face. It gently removes my makeup while cleansing and hydrating my skin at the same time.

The process of using this is different, at least for me. Directions say to start with a totally dry face and totally dry hands. Even though it can be used morning and evening I’m saving this for evening since I prefer this soft gel’s ability to eliminate the oils I’ve built up during the day as well as my makeup. I don’t need much of the gel to do the job. The directions recommend using a quarter size amount but I don’t find I need that much.

Here are my steps. I first remove my eye makeup with a specific eye makeup remover.

  1. Start with a dry face.
  2. Squeeze out the preferred amount onto my dry hand.
  3. Rub my hands together to emulsify and warm up the gel.
  4. Smooth over my entire face using a circular motion; the warmth of my hands helps the gel soften for a deeper cleansing.
  5. I add water after the gel liquefies (though you don’t actually have to) to get more emulsification from the cleanser.
  6. Finally I rinse with lukewarm water and a muslin cloth but you can also just wipe it off with a sponge or cotton pad.
  7. Sometimes I’ll follow with a toner, sometimes I’ll go right for my moisturizer like Marie Louise Crème a-VC Facial Moisturizer .
  8. Once or twice a week I use Marie Louise Restoration Clear Gel (Exfoliating Gel) after I’ve used the Cleansing Clear Gel.

This is the third product I’ve added to my skincare regimen from Marie Louise. All three are ones I can highly recommend. Marie Louise uses something called Deep Sea Concentrate to help make their products more effective. This adds in minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium. They also use Vitamins A, C and E as well as algae extracts, hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed yeast and ceramides. Now I’m not a scientist but I know that their pure ingredients are helping to make my skin look more youthful, more hydrated and fresher feeling. I’m fighting age daily and Marie Louise Cosmetics is helping me to do that.

Now that you’ve learned all about Marie Louise and this great cleanser, here’s a chance for you to win one for yourself. Marie Louise has again generously provided one of their products to readers of Beauty Info Zone. You have two opportunities to enter this contest. Please read and follow the rules or your entry may be eliminated. You must be a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone to enter.

  1. Comment on this post about why you think Cleansing Clear Gel would be a good product for your skin.
  2. Email us at [email protected] and tell us the name you used to make your comment.
  3. For a second entry go to Marie Louise’s Facebook page (link) and like (follow) them.Marie Louise always has contests on their Facebook link so it’s very beneficial to you to follow them.
  4. Email us AGAIN at [email protected] and tell us what your Facebook name is.
  5. The contest is open to US and Canadian residents only. Ending date is Sunday Feb. 13th at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Marie Louise always has specials on their website and often has contests on Facebook. That’s how I first learned about the line, I won a contest! Discover this line yourself and maybe you too can be a facial winner. — Marcia

Disclosure: products have been sent by the company for review and contest purposes.


  1. My skin is so incredibly dry and nothing seems to be able to keep it moisturized. I’m also very sensitive to so many products. The more natural the ingredients the better the chance I won’t have a bad reaction to the product. This line and this particular product seems to work so well for you and I would love to give it a try.
    Thanks for another great giveaway.

    Diane K.
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  2. My skin is oily and I have a hard time finding a cleaning solution that does not dry out my skin. This product sounds like it would take care of both my issues.

  3. This sounds like something I’d really to try! A makeup remover that doesn’t dry out your skin? A Miracle!

  4. Sounds great – can you only buy it on their site?

  5. This would be perfect for me because i have really oily skin and issues with black heads. this sounds like it would really get down in there and clean everything out!

  6. This is sold on their website. They have fabulous deals all the time so if I were you I’d subscribe to their site and watch for them.

  7. My skin is aging, but I still have some trouble spots, but more than that: I just don’t feel ‘clean’ if I can’t wash my face with water. Marie Louise Cleansing Clear Gel sounds perfect for me. A deep but caring cleanse!

  8. joelle garland says:

    I’d love to try a cleanser that isn’t harsh, can take away makeup w/o irritating my skin and won’t cause me to break out.

  9. I’d love a one step cleanser that would remove makeup effectively. I’d love it for my dry “aging” skin!

  10. because i have very oily skin!

  11. I need it, my skin looks terrible these days!

  12. I have acne prone skin and I think this cleaner would be perfect for it.

  13. Cindy (myfuel) says:

    This sounds perfect for my oily skin, without drying it out after washing.

  14. This would be great for my skin! I’m in a position where I have to wear makeup every day (new job), and I really don’t like having to use a makeup remover and then a cleanser. This sounds like a great combination that would take care of both.

  15. Since we’re allowed to comment twice, How could I pass up that opportunity. I have never tried this line before but it seems everyone is raving about the how these products have transformed their skin just from one or two applications. As I was perusing the list of ingredients, I realized why they are so effective. I’m no scientist but from the research I’ve done in the past, these products contain ingredients that prepare the skin to absorb more moisture into the deeper layers of the skin AND then seal the moisture into the skin as compared to so many other products, which only affect the surface of the skin. Products with these ingredients will generally instruct the user to immediately apply moisturizer as their final step in their skincare regimen because now that the skin is prepped to retain moisture, the moisturizer will be absorbed thoroughly and sealed into the skin allowing one to gain the full benefits of the moisturizer. The skin immediately becomes plump, any fine fines are greatly reduced, the increased circulation of blood causes the skin to glow, illuminate, and there’s an all around appearance of more youthful looking skin. There’s nothing worse than spending a fortune on skincare products only to realize that just a tiny portion of the product is actually absorbed and retained. I am dying to try these products particularly this cleansing gel because as compared to most cleansers which strip the skin of moisture, this one does the opposite. To me, the cleanser is the most important part of your skincare regimen for if the skin is not well cleansed, any products used thereafter will be much less effective because it won’t be able to get where it needs to go, which is as deep as possible into the interior of the 7 layers of skin we all have. Thanks for this giveaway and good luck to all!

    Diane K.
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  16. I completed 2-4 of your requirements for this giveaway. I emailed you telling you the name under which I made my comment here, I “LIKE” Marie Louise on Facebook and I emailed you giving you my facebook name which is kleimanlaw.

    I tweeted about this contest on my twitter page (@DianeLori) and the link is as follows:

    I also shared about this contest on my facebook page (kleimanlaw) and the link is as follows:

    Good luck to all and thank you for another chance at this wonderful giveaway!

    Diane K.
    kleimanlaw at aol dot com

  17. I have been dying to try this line…. the cleanser sounds FABulous! I need it because I have “Changing skin” due to being menopausal – some days my face is dry, some days SUPER oily! Ooooh – I’m sooo wanting to try it!!!

  18. I “LIKE” ‘Marie Louise’ on Facebook – got my fingers crossed….. 😉 (HollyCunningham)

  19. [email protected] says:

    Fan of Mary Louise (before this contest) and liked you on FB also.

    I’d like to try their product b/c I have super dry skin eyebrows down and oily eyebrows up. That should be a challenge for any product, eh.

    Thanks for the contest; I emailed you some info. Hope I did it all correctly! LOL

  20. [email protected] says:

    I think this would be good for me because it cleans your skin and removes makeup. A two in one product is a time saver.

  21. I have dry skin due to the cold winter climate and I believe this is gentle enough to clean without drying.

  22. I love how this product does more than just cleanse- Making sure all my makeup gets removed would be much easier with this!

  23. This sounds like a product that would be good for my skin because I don’t know what else to do with it at this point! I am breaking out where I don’t normally break out (cheeks, for example) but have not changed products/routines. I like the idea of a product that completely removes makeup as well as cleaning gently. I think I need to take my skin back to basics and start from there.

  24. This cleanser sounds great! I have a hard time getting a good cleaning, like deep into the pores, and this sounds like it would help accomplish that (and not just give a superficial cleanse).

    Thanks for this giveaway, have a great day! 🙂

  25. brownsmoke says:

    i really hope to win this… it would be best for those days (which i have many these days) when im stuck in library till late at night and fear breaking out the next day since the makeup has not been removed (yes, i have sensitive skin and its not fun *sniff*)
    the instructions are easy to follow (plus not necessary to use water is a plus point for me for those hectic days)
    follow beauty info zone as brownsmoke [[email protected]]

    thanks for such a great giveaway ^_^

  26. I love everything beauty related and trying to products. Since having chemo last year my skin has become quite unpredictable. And I’ve been on the hunt for a new cleanser. Thanks for all the time you dedicate to your blog.


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