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Fresh Soy Cleanser

Fresh Soy Cleanser Review

Facial Cleansers

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Best Feature:
Extremely gentle yet effective soap-free cleanser
Worst Feature:
Very expensive
Best Uses:
Cleaning, toning and hydrating all skin types
Pricing:
$38
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$38.00

Overview

Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser is a very gentle, daily face wash formulated for all skin types to remove impurities and makeup, while also toning and hydrating your skin. It is Fresh's most popular cleanser, and it is designed with soy proteins and botanicals that help the skin retain moisture and maintain elasticity. Enriched with nourishing borage seed oil, the cleanser also contains rosewater and cucumber extract. Rosewater balances and tones your skin, while cucumber extract calms skin and provides a cooling effect. It is a fragrance-free formula, but the rosewater and cucumber extract make it smell great.

You can purchase Fresh's Soy Cleanser on Fresh.com or Sephora.com for $38 (5.1 fluid ounces).

Product Report Card Grade

We give Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser an A- because it is a great cleanser for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It can remove makeup and impurities, while also toning and hydrating skin. We had to deduct points, however, because it is very expensive and may not perform much better than some drugstore brands.


 
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Date Reviewed
February 2012
April 2013
February 2012
Pros
Gentle and effective cleanser; does not contain sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan; rosewater and cucumber extract give it a pleasant smell; gentle enough to be used on eyes; it is soap-free so it won't leave behind any film or residue
Excellent cleanser and exfoliator that improves skin's tone and texture; can adjust brush heads and speed based on skin type; device is waterproof, so you can use it in the shower or bath; can use brush heads on other areas of your body such as your back, neck and décolleté ("Body" brush head is basically just a larger version of the "Normal" brush head); comes with 1 oz. trial sizes of Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser and Nourishing Care Cleanser
Affordable; gentle and effective cleanser; non-comedogenic
Cons
Expensive; you will still need to use makeup remover
$200 is very expensive for a tool to help wash your face; brush heads cost $20 - $25 each and should be replaced every 3 - 4 months; only receive a "Normal" or "Sensitive" brush head with purchase and have to purchase others brush head types separately
Tested on animals; contains fragrance, so not good for sensitive skin; you will still need to use makeup remover
Skin Type
Suitable for all skin types (including sensitive)
Suitable for all skin types (including sensitive)
Suitable for normal, oily and combination skin types
Skin Concern
Very gentle cleanser for soothing and softening skin that is easily irritated
Provides gentle cleansing and exfoliation to maintain healthy skin and/or alleviate skin concerns such as seborrhea dermatitis, rosacea and acne
Basic, affordable cleanser with no frills
Price
$15 or $38
$195 (2-year warranty and 90-day satisfaction guarantee)
$6.80 - $12
Size
1.7 or 5.1 fluid ounces
The device measures 7" x 2.8" (L x W) and weighs 2.2 pounds. The brush heads are about 2" in diameter.
8 or 16 fluid ounces
Technology or Active Ingredients
The cleanser's active ingredient is soy protein, which provides amino acids that help maintain skin's moisture, elasticity and firmness. Additional important ingredients in the cleanser include borage seed oil for nourishment, as well as cucumber extract and rosewater. Cucumber extract is known for possessing powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It provides an immediate cooling effect and helps to calm skin. Rosewater is known for its calming, balancing and toning properties and helps to reduce redness in the skin.
Hand-held device features a dual action brush head that oscillates at a sonic frequency of over 300 movements per second. It enhances the effectiveness of your cleanser by gently massaging your pores open to loosen dirt and oil and exfoliate away dead skin cells. It has rechargeable batteries that last for 30 minutes, and it comes with one of two replaceable brush head options - "Normal" or "Sensitive". There are four additional brush heads options sold separately including "Delicate", "Deep Pore", "Acne" and "Body".
This cleanser has a very basic formula consisting of water, gentle detergents and glycerin, a humectant.
Fragrance
No, it does not contain synthetic fragrances, but it is formulated with rosewater and cucumber extract, which give it a pleasant smell.
N/A
Yes, it does contain fragrance, but a fragrance-free version of the cleanser is available.
Ingredients
Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Water, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Peg-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Peg-35 Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, BHA, BHT.
N/A
Water, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, acrylates/steareth-20 methacrylate copolymer, glycerin, PEG-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate, sodium laureth sulfate, butylene glycol, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, phenoxyethanol, masking fragrance, panthenol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disodium EDTA, methylparaben.
Product Design
It comes in an opaque white tube to limit exposure to light and air.
It comes in three colors - Graphite Gray ("Normal" brush head included), White ("Sensitive" brush head included) or Pink ("Sensitive" brush head included).
It comes in an opaque pump bottle to limit exposure to light and air.

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Gentle and effective cleanser
  • Does not contain sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, phthalates, GMOs or triclosan
  • Rosewater and cucumber extract give it a pleasant smell
  • Gentle enough to be used on eyes
  • It's soap-free which means it won't leave behind any film or residue

Cons

  • Expensive

Key Features

Product Size
1.7 or 5.1 fluid ounces
Skin Types
All skin types
Skin Concern
Cleanser
How It Works
The main active ingredient is obviously soy protein, but rosewater, cucumber extract and borage seed oil also play a big part in making this a great cleanser.
  • Soy Proteins provide amino acids that help maintain skin's moisture, elasticity, and firmness.
    • As background, soybeans contain a high concentration of isoflavonoids, a type of polyphenol that exhibits antioxidant properties
  • Rosewater helps reduce redness and is known for its calming, balancing, and toning properties.
  • Cucumber extract provides an immediate cooling effect and also helps to calm skin. It is known for possessing powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Borage seed oil helps to nourish skin
Directions
Wet skin with warm water, and gently massage a small amount over face and eyes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, and pat dry with soft towel. You can use it twice a day (morning and night).
All Ingredients
Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Water, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Peg-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Peg-35 Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, BHA, BHT.

Reputation

Fresh's Soy Cleanser has received excellent reviews from customers on Sephora.com (4.5/5 out of 1493 reviews). I have sensitive, acne-prone skin and started to use this product after being on the Proactiv 3 Step System for many years. Proactiv was making my skin dry and irritated, so someone at Sephora recommended that I use the Soy Cleanser. For me, it doesn't eliminate the need for makeup remover and toner, but I still really love it. It cleans my face without stripping away moisture or causing breakouts. I did see some reviews that said you could get the same effect from a cheaper drugstore brand, but I've yet to find a less expensive replacement. I definitely recommend this cleanser to friends and family with similar skin types.


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