Product Review: Fresh Soy Cleanser
I'm not one to routinely use gentle or sensitive-skin products. For me, if it accomplishes a beauty goal, then I have zero problem with synthetic or chemical components; I go natural and organic with food and household products to balance this vice.
The consistency is unusual; it's a soft gel and a watery jelly and a whipped soothing agent all at once.
Not that I use superlatively harsh or environmentally-egregious items - just ones that work overtime to exfoliate, change, alter or otherwise grind into a beauty problem.
Take for example my addiction to Kate Somerville ExfoliKate® Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, which is basically rude to all skin, but makes it glow like an incandescent light bulb after the abuse, or my absolute dependence on Korean scrub towels for my big and unlovely feet.
When I see a product flaunting "sensitive" or "gentle" or "hypoallergenic" I am supremely suspicious of it's efficacy. It's a common misconception among beauty addicts: we don't believe that products claiming to be gentle and sweet and kind can solve difficult cosmetic problems.
Then I fell in love with Fresh Soy Cleanser, which is the only cleanser I can bear to use when I'm not using facial wipes (which is admittedly the majority of the time). Fresh Soy Cleanser doesn't feel like soap, is extraordinarily effective at removing makeup, and feels like a dream. The consistency is unusual; it's a rubust gel and a watery jelly and a whipped soothing agent all at once. It doesn't make my forearms itchy (does face cleanser do this to anyone else?!) and it smells like the pearly gates of heaven.
When I learned that this formul - although effective - is "extra-gentle," I was offended. "I like a gentle product? How could this be?"
Turns out it's both soothing and effective. I actually feel like it's a luxury to use, which I have never come close to feeling about any other facial cleanser in human history.
A beauty industry "unicorn" IMO.
Xx, Mom in Mascara