It cleanses the face. My skin doesn't feel dry afterwards and it doesn't sting my eyes either. It is a clear, odorless gel. However, I would like a subtle scent or a different consistency. It sounds kind of ungrateful, since the product is actually great, even for my sensitive skin, but I also have to enjoy cosmetics/skin care. Unfortunately that is not the case here. Still 5 stars because it gets the job done.