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Thoroughly Clean Face Wash—Original

• Leaves skin feeling clean and silky
• Works gently as it cleans thoroughly
• Helps improve skin clarity through regular use

The extract of Hawaii’s fragrant Awapuhi plant brings additional softening properties to this gentle, but effective cleanser already rich in soothing extract of Goldenseal and essential oil of Chamomile. Eco-Harvest® Tea Tree Oil leaves a clean that feels oil-free, and with regular use, helps improve your skin’s texture and radiance.

Better Nutrition Best of Beauty Awards, 2009

8.5 fl oz


Please note that Desert Essence is in a packaging transition. There is a chance your products will arrive in the older package instead of new. Please know that we assure you it is the same great formula with effective results.

Thoroughly Clean Face Wash—Original is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 229.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, refreshed skin I am a 63 year old woman and have been using this lovely face wash for 5+ years. I had problem skin as a teenager and it followed me into my later years. While my skin is not oily, this has been a wonderful awakening for my face. I will definitely continue to use it.
Date published: 2019-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Helped clear up acne TLDR: First bottle helped clear up acne but second bottle dried out my skin. It's been a process but this has helped clear up my acne! When I turned 27 I started to get acne. I grew up having a pimple or two that came once a month but all of the sudden it got worse. I used some other products before I came to this and this has been a life saver. I have sensitive skin so I'm always hesitant with trying new products but since the Desert Essence face oils and hair care products didn't cause any irritation, I thought I'd try this. It started to clear up the acne immediately. I used it twice a week, any more it would dry out my skin. It controlled my acne and got it two to four pimples a month. The second bottle I received dried out my skin so badly even when I diluted it. I thought maybe the winter weather was different this year but even into spring I was having issues. I gave up on that bottle and tried the Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser. I'm only on my first body but this worked! This cleared up everything!
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gentle on skin I’ve used this face wash before and I like it. it’s gentle on my skin that is acne prone. It lathers well when applied dry
Date published: 2019-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Completely cleared up my skin. I wish I had found this product sooner. A gal suggested this product to me and All of my acne completely cleared up. What a huge relief in day to day life. I have been shooting this at the rooftops.
Date published: 2019-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cleans gently A little bit goes a long way. I have dehydrated skin and this cleans very gently. I've seen an improvement in my skin.
Date published: 2019-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Face Cleanser I have been using this cleanser for more than fifteen years, along with my daughter and now grandson. My adult acne has benefited from finding your product. I started buying it in a supermarket, then a co-op grocery, and finally ordering online. We’d never be without it. We find it controls breakouts, never makes skin feel stripped or dry. Love this product!!
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! I purchased this a few weeks ago and am very pleased so far by the response my skin has had.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Skin Cleaner I bought my first bottle roughly a year ago and I have seriously never looked back! It smells great and works wonders. Definitely going to keep buying this!
Date published: 2019-05-01
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Animal Derived Ingredients
Animal Testing
Artificial Fragrances or Dyes
Petroleum Compounds: Mineral Oil, Petrolatum or Paraffin


Gluten Free
Renewable Sources
Cruelty Free

Ingredients (INCI): Castille Soap (Water (Aqua), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tall Oil, Potassium Hydroxide), Glycerin, Eco-Harvest® Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (GoldenSeal) Root Extract, Hedychium Coronarium Root Extract (Awapuhi), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Bladderwrack), Cymbopogon Martini Oil (Palmarosa), Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil , Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Callitris Introtropica Wood Oil (Blue Cypress)

Moisten face with warm water and gently massage a small amount of cleanser in circular motions onto cheeks, chin, forehead and neck, avoiding contact with eyes. Continue for approximately one minute, then rinse thoroughly with cool water. Follow this procedure twice daily. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water. Contact a physician if symptoms persist.