It does cleanse your skin, but does it without any harsh cleansing agents. There isn’t alcohol in this Tonic, and nor is there any foaming agents. You simply use a cotton pad to apply this on and wipe it off. I prefer to get a muslin and wet that, and then soak my lashes in it before I rub off the rest of the makeup on my face. This does a decent job without me needing to waste a whole bunch of cotton pads, but if you want your skin to be squeaky clean, then follow up with another cleanser.
This is a great finisher after you’ve removed your makeup, to get rid of excess residue, and to moisturize all in one shot. I use it as a final step in the morning, or as my only morning cleanser.
$50 at Sephora.