Honest Cleansing Foam

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Quick Product Notes
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EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe

PH Level

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Notable Effects & Ingredients

Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Centella Asiatica Extract

Anti-Aging from 1 Ingredient(s):
Ceramide 3

Acne-Fighting from 1 Ingredient(s):
Oil Soluble Licorice(Glycyrrhiza) Extract

Brightening from 1 Ingredient(s):
Oil Soluble Licorice(Glycyrrhiza) Extract

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Sensitive Skin

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
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Product Ingredient List

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EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
Potassium Stearate
(Surfactant, Emulsifying, Cleansing)
(Solvent, Perfuming, Fragrance, Humectant, Viscosity Decreasing Agent, Hair Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Denaturant)
Good for Dry Skin
Good for Dry Skin
Potassium Myristate
(Surfactant, Emulsifying, Sufactant)
Potassium Laurate
(Surfactant, Emulsifying, Sufactant)

Latest User Reviews

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I hate it
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Fungal Acne (Malassezia), Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone

Creamy and thick, has a strong and unpleasant scent, foams up well.
Very drying, when washing it off I can feel how I'm pulling on my skin because it's so stripped of moisture. I think it removes absolutely everything from your skin and actually damages the barrier of the skin. I had to use double the amount of my hydrating serum because my skin was so dry. It also made my skin red and irritated, however I think that wasn't an allergic reaction but rather the skin's response to the dryness.

Dries my skin
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Sensitive Skin, Dehydrated Skin, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

this leaves my skin dry to my dry skin each time after wash.
even my oily-skin friend said that this facial wash is so drying for her.
but I personally think this doesn't give that 'tightness' unlike the facial wash with sulfate.

Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Acne, Rosacea, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Large Pores, Sensitive Skin

Right of the bat, I love the simple clean design and value for money price point. Fresh out of the tube, it is slightly tacky but add water and it lathers up beautifully and produces a fine rich foam. If you are not a fan of classic bar soaps, you will not like the scent of this. However I don't mind the scent and it reminds me a lot of my childhood. After cleansing it left my skin feeling refreshed, clean and hydrated without that squeaky clean feeling despite having a p.h of 8.5. A higher p.h cleanser is usually necessary to breakdown dirt and sebum better especially when you had a long "greasy" day. I appreciate that benton was able to bring us a cleanser that does an effective job at removing dirt and that iffy feeling off the face yet does not strip the skin’s natural lipids. So ladies and gentlemen please don't dismiss this honest cleanser just because of it's ph level. It is all about finding the right balance between different cleanser with varying ph lvls.