Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fresh: Soy Face Cleanser

This little sample tube was part of a set I purchased during the Holidays. I've always been tempted by this cleanser but somehow I could never just put a tube of it in my basket;  150ml (5.7oz) retails for $44 CAD ($38 USD).

This cleanser is made without: sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, phthalates, GMOs, or triclosan; but it does contain parabens... blurb:
"The Soy Face Cleanser from Fresh instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup—even mascara—without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Rich in amino acids, soy proteins promote moisture retention, elasticity, and firmness. Rosewater balances and tones the skin. Fragrance-free and soap-free, calming cucumber extract and nourishing borage seed oil enriches its formula."

It does have that cucumber scent. But I'm not sold on all these supposed benefits. I mean this is a cleanser not a moisturizer, it will be on your face for a very brief time… does your skin really absorb and benefit from all these ingredients? I'm very doubtful...

I used it with my Clarisonic and my fingers, and this cleanser does not foam at all. It is very gentle and non-drying. It felt like it did get the job done, but somehow I wasn't won over. I can't quite put my finger on it, but something was missing… the scent, consistency just didn't gel for me.

Anyways as you can tell from this very brief review, I am not a fan… glad I tried a little sample first, because I wouldn't be happy with myself if I spend $44 on it.


  1. Wow-I never realized that it was $44! I've got samples of it, and it's ok just nothing special. I agree with you!

  2. I know when did face cleaners become so pricey? :)