Perricone MD – Citrus Facial Wash

Citrus Facial Wash is ideal for normal or combination skin facing dull, clogged pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is a non-drying, gentle cleanser that removes all impurities, including makeup.

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Learn more about how Citrus Facial Wash will unveil your skin’s natural radiance:

Features and Benefits of Citrus Facial Wash

Citrus Facial Wash is formulated with key sciences DMAE and Vitamin C Ester.

Why Vitamin C Ester instead of regular Vitamin C (L-Absorbic Acid)?

Dr. Perricone explains below:

Vitamin C Ester:

  • Minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration
  • Improves firmness and elasticity
  • Leaves skin feeling smooth and looking radiant


  • Firms, tones, and lifts
  • Re-contours
  • Enhances strength of other antioxidant therapies, like Vitamin C Ester

Ingredients and Application of Citrus Facial Wash


Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Sodium Chloride, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Ascorbyl Palmitate, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Copper Gluconate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.



Dr. Perricone recommends gently massaging onto damp skin in the morning and evening. Rinse off with warm water, since hot or cold water can dry out skin and break capillaries.

Recent Reviews of Citrus Facial Wash

Really love this product – “Living in a big city, my face tends to feel so dirty, particularly by late afternoon. Prior to using this facial wash I used get blackheads and had frequent breakouts. Now, my skin feels smooth and clear. My pores actually look smaller. I have received a great deal of compliments on my skin since I have been using Dr. Perricone’s products. It lathers nice and smells fresh and clean too.” —From QVC

Excellent and foamy – “I wasn’t sure what I was going to get here. Well, it exceeded my expectations: foamy, light, lots of suds and a nice smell. My face felt great after washing and hasn’t had that oily rebound effect like it usually had.” —From Sephora

It works – “I bought this for my daughter, who just celebrated her 30th birthday. After using Dr. Perricone’s Citrus Facial Wash, she said her face glows and her pores are shrinking. She said she has been getting compliments on her skin! This is wonderful to hear because she had acne as a teenager and now she’s getting compliments on her skin. She’s reordering today.” —From QVC

Great facial wash – “This facial wash leaves your face feeling GREAT. It minimizes pores and no dry feeling. Takes very little when using. I recommend getting the facial toner to go with it. Wonderful products.” —From Sephora

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43 Comments • Please comment below


  1. Concerned that this contains “Methylisothiazolinone” .

  2. I am African American, can I use these products on my skin? I do not have a regimen for my combination skin. When I smile, fine lines are seen by my eyes. I do have a little acne as well on occasion due to a change in my diet. What products should I use daily?

  3. Hi Dr Perricone:
    I just ordered the citrus facial wash and I cannot wait to receive it.The people who answer your calls for ordering are amazing. It is so refreshing to ask and question and they are all so knowledgeable on your products they can recommend products and they actually have used the product themselves – which is very rare when you order things on line. Normally phone operators don’t know to much of what they are selling. Your website is wonderful and thank you for all your hard work and research you have done for your clients. Question: what should I be taking or using for the white tiny bumbs under my eyes. I know they are clogged pores, went to my dermotg. and she really did not give me anything for them. I need help in this area. Thank you again I love your products. Beth Ann

  4. This is by far the best cleanser I have ever used. N.V.Perricone products never break out or irritate my sensitive, fair skin. Thank you Dr. Perricone! I am celebrating 10 years of using your products! No one believes I am 52!

  5. Would love to test this!

  6. [...] Citrus Facial Wash – Gently washes and purifies skin and is a non-drying cleanser that removes all impurities including makeup. Helps improve tone, clarity and texture, unveiling skin’s natural radiance thanks to Vitamin C Ester. Watch Dr. Perricone explain more here. [...]

  7. Would love to be a tester!

  8. Hi there I have been reading all about Nicholas Perricones products and have just finished reading “The Acne Prescription” I am totally convinced that I would love to be a Perricone tester. He has done some great work and I would like to test his products so I can refer people to review his wonderful work with our skin. I am of polynesian descent 40-50 age group. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
    Kind Regards

  9. Tried this after Shishedo failed me! I have oily and abit of dry skin! So far I lOVE this product!!!!! My face never felt so baby smooth!!! Love you MD Perricone!!!

  10. I would LOVE to try this product! I enjoyed reading the reviews.

  11. This sounds like a refreshing wash for the morning. I would love to try it.

  12. this product sounds great havent tried it but excited to use it

  13. Im using it now and notice a glow I haven t seen before. It surprised me. Good stuff Jill

  14. I am an indian female living in south africa – harsh drying climate and would love to test the perricone range. My skin is very olive but light (yellow undertones) and i previously had acne. i am 26 – and have just started to see wrinkles (tiny ones)

  15. Dr Perricone’s Citrus Facial Wash is gentle, effective and it will leave you glowing. I use it twice a day and immediately notice reduction in pore size, clean skin that is not dry or filmy, a wonderful glow and supple skin ready to absorb which ever Perricone treatment I follow up with. You absolutely must spend the money to understand the cost, satisfaction is guaranteed. Not to mention the bottle will last at least 6 months (I only use half a pump in the palm of my hand).

  16. This product sounds like it would work for me. I need to shrink the pores on my nose and put a glow on my face; it does appear a little dull.

  17. I would LOVE to try this product out! I have oily patches AND dry patches on my face and I need something that caters to both!

  18. This looks great and my pregnancy skin could use a new facial cleanser!

  19. I am addicted to this face wash. I have sensitized, combination skin. I’m in my late 20s and now just started having frequent breakouts on my forehead and chin. This facial wash has done wonders. It leaves my skin feeling clean and gives and instant glow of health! It doesn’t dry my skin and my skin has become so much clearer, fewer and fewer breakouts. I’ve been combining this with the skin clear acne toner and skin clear hydrator moisturizer. Love love Perricone!

  20. This is an awesome idea – sounds like just what I need, and seems so natural ! :)

  21. this sounds wonderful even though i havent tryed it..please sign me up as a product tester..

  22. My skin is really dull lately and this facial wash may be just what I need to get my face looking and feeling better!

  23. The product sounds very benifical and I would be interested in testing your products. Thank you for the opportunity

  24. I love this product!

  25. I love this fave wash, face is clean, pores appear smaller and entire face is tighter. I have been using this for two months, can not find better than this! I would love to be a tester for your products.

  26. I would love to try this product. I have never used any of your products before but would like to.

  27. I’ve heard alot about this! I would really appreciate the opportunity to sample it. I have tried so many different things.

  28. Sounds wonderful

  29. I’ve tried the Nutritive Cleanser and love it, especially because it removes all makeup including eye makeup. I’m also very interested in this cleanser and wonder if it is safe for eye makeup removal, and how it compares to the Nutritive Cleanser. I’m wondering which would be best for me.

  30. I have been using the citrus facial wash for about 2 months. I really love the product. Really makes my skin feel fresh, clean and soft. Would love to try other products!

  31. I’ve read other articles on Vitamin C Ester. I would really like to give it a try. Thanks.

  32. this looks great.

  33. Product sounds great! I’ve heard so many good thing about Vitamin C for your skin, but never have tried it in a facial wash. Would love to try this product.

  34. As a 33 year-old woman, I am plagued with the dreaded combo…
    I have combination skin with enlarged pores (especially on my nose) — coupled with fine lines and the other beginning signs of aging.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win this product! Also, I would just love to be a product tester for Perricone MD — I would be more than happy to share my honest opinions.

  35. Can the skin really absorb enough vitamin c from a quick face wash? I would think most of it would get washed away. Does this really work?

  36. I’ve heard wonderful things about your line, and a brief look around the blog has piqued my curiosity even more. Although I haven’t had the opportunity to use many of your products personally, I was fortunate enough to receive a bottle of your Citrus Facial Wash for Christmas and have been absolutely loving it. It foams nicely, has a smooth, nourishing texture and the smell is simply divine. Unlike a lot of cleansers I’ve tried, it left my skin feeling not only clean, but healthy and invigorated as well.
    I would love the opportunity to test more of your products. =)

  37. It sounds like the Citrus cleanser is great for oily skin, controlling oil yet not over drying. Thank you for your info! Would love to win!

  38. The Vitamin C line is my favorite! I use to have to change my cleanser once he cold weather hit. With the citrus facial wash I was pleasantly surprised that it leaves my skin perfectly cleansed and balanced no matter what the weather.

  39. Wow! This sounds like what I need! I’ve heard great things about Perricone products, I think I’ll definitely have to try this one out! :)


  41. I like that you incorporate Vit C even in a cleanser. My skin drinks up Vit C :)

  42. I haven’t tried it but my friend recommended it. I would love to try it.

  43. I haven’t tried it, but it sounds wonderful.