Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Review

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Fresh has always been one of my favorite brands. In fact, each June as a birthday present to myself I pick up the Rose Face mask for my relaxing day of birthday beauty.  If they ever stop making that I will be very disappointed. I also keep at least one variety of their lip balms in my purse at all times.

This time it wasn’t one of the Rose scented products I tried nor one of the lip balms I tend to stockpile in case of a lip themed emergency.  I’m not exactly sure what that would be, but I am certain that one day there will be a lip themed emergency.

And I will be ready.

But be that as it may, this time I tried out the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (retail $38). According to the website…

This pH-balanced gel cleanser for all skin types has a cult following for the way it removes makeup—even mascara—without drying for soft, supple skin. It’s made with amino acid-rich soy proteins, calming cucumber extract, and balancing rosewater. Sensitive skin? It also soothes and tones.

Pretty big claims.

But hey, I’m down for a cult classic.

But not a cult, that’s a different thing all together.

So I removed the little foil seal and took a sniff. It smells like cucumbers. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised as the description claims cucumbers went into the making of this product.  I think with the soy and rosewater I was expecting the scent to be less pronounced. 

cleanser in the palm, it gets soapy but it doesn’t foam up a lot

I’m in no way mad at the cucumber scent though.  It smells clean and fresh and reminds me of home spa beauty days when I was younger. My Aunt insisted on adding cucumber slices over our eyes and then because she couldn’t just cut part of a cucumber and then leave it, we had it in the water and then the remainder was sliced for spa day salads. 

I think this is why as soon as someone says Spa I automatically think cucumber.

Overall, not a bad mental link for a daily cleanser. As I used this cleanser, every day felt a little spa like.

When I dispensed the cleanser into the palm it was clear and jelly like.  On the face it grew sudsy and cleansed.  Let me tell you, their claims are not exaggerated. 

Foundation? Gone. 

Shadow? Gone.

Mascara? Gone? 

Lipstick? Done and dusted.

This cleanser took it all away and left my skin smooth and clean without feeling tight or stripped.

If you are looking for a downside, the only thing I can actually come up with is that it is a little on the pricey side for a cleanser. My conscience requires I also add that it earns the $38 price tag by making other products like makeup wipes or removers unnecessary. So not only is this one product I will buy again, but if I ever go minimalist, it is one of the few I would take with me.

So sign me up for the cult fave t-shirts. I just hope I don’t have to attend meetings or wear a funky grand poo-pah style headdress.

Who am I kidding?

You know I’m down for the headdress.

Just try not to schedule meetings on Tuesdays, okay?


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