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Clarifying Cleanser (C2)

with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid.

Vegan ✔ 365 day guarantee ✔ Cruelty-free ✔ Paraben-free ✔

    • Triple cleansing power with glycolic acid (4%), salicylic acid (2%) and lactic acid (1%). Research shows that topical application of AHAs like glycolic acid and lactic acid exfoliate skin. Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) which exfoliates by penetrating deep into the pore.
    • Great for oily, congested, blemish-prone skin - We've made sure that this cleanser is powerful enough to get to work on more oily and congested skin. The ingredients will help unblock pores and reduce redness while gently resurfacing the upper layer of your epidermis. You can also use this cleanser as a face peel - simply leave on for five minutes and then rinse away for a really deep cleanse.
    • Less irritation - We use an amino acid called Arginine that is actually great for sensitive skin and dermatitis. Glycerin and sweet almond oil provide gentle hydration.
    • Natural - This product is paraben-free and doesn't contain sillicates, polyethylene glycols (PEGS), mineral oils or polluting microbeads - and is not tested on animals (cruelty free). We manufacture all of our products in the United Kingdom to exacting standards. The scented variant has a small amount of 100% cold-pressed mandarin essential oil for a fresh citrus fragrance.
    • Concentrated and long-lasting - A pea-sized amount of cleanser is enough to wash your face in the morning and evening. 150ml usually lasts our customers around two months.

    All you need to cleanse oilier skin.From clogged pores to reapplying make-up every ten minutes, oily skin can be frustrating. That’s why Cleanser C2 is specially formulated to tackle excess oils, giving you balanced and even skin.

    My daughter swears by this and it keeps her acne away and calms her skin down.

    Clare Jarvis, March 2018
    Skin type suitability

    Combination / Combination to Oily skin.

    Active Ingredients
    An amino acid - we use it to to adjust the pH of this cleanser. However - unlike sodium hydroxide it also has great functional benefits. Studies show that patients with dermatitis treated with 2.5% arginine hydrochloride ointment showed a a continuous increase in skin moisture - making it great for a cleanser.
    From anti-aging to hydration, avocado oil has it all. With antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E, it’s everything you need to soothe irritation and slow the signs of ageing.
    Glycolic Acid 4%
    An alpha hydroxy acid (known to its friends as AHA), glycolic acid help exfoliate skin cells by breaking down the bonds that hold them together. Not only does glycolic acid exfoliate, it also reduces the effects of ageing.
    Lactic Acid 1%
    An alpha hydroxy acid lactic acid exfoliates cells on the surface of skin
    Salicylic Acid 2%
    A beta hydroxy aci, salicylic acid resurfaces your skin to leave it soft and bright.
    Sweet Almond Oil
    A non-volatile, non-fragrant, non-irritating oil extracted from the seeds of almonds which makes a great emollient. It's a source of skin-repairing ingredients including triglycerides and oleic, linoleic, and myristic fatty acids.
  • Splash your face with warm water. Apply a pea-size amount and massage in. Leave a minute and rinse with more warm water at body temperature.
  • Aqua, glycolic acid (4%), cetyl alcohol (naturally derived non-drying coconut fatty acid), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil , glycerin (vegetable), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil , l-arginine (amino acid), glyceryl monostearate SE (emulsifier), stearic acid (emulsifier and surfactant from coconut), salicylic acid (2% bha acid), lactic acid (1% aha acid), xanthan gum (rheology modifier), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, sodium levulinate (preservative derived from sugar cane), sodium anisate (preservative derived from star anise), citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil (gently scented ONLY)

  • pH3.50
    Packaging Amber glass bottle
    TextureMedium viscosity cream cleanser.
    Sulphate / SLS-free

4.60 Average

704 Reviews


I prefer the scented version over the none scented, it just feels more pleasant to use! Doesn't leave my skin feeling dry after use, it feels fresh and clean. I've noticed a big difference in my skin and although I still get breakouts from time to time they're not nearly as bad as they were before I started trying out the cleanser.

Sofia Rolo

Great customer service! The delivery was very fast! And the product its just the best cleanser i've ever used (and i've tried a lot). It makes my skin brighter and my dark spots i've become much clearer! Definitively i'm gonna buy this again !


This cleanser gently cleanses (so gentle that one will have to use a seperate makeup remover for mascara and eyeliner), without irritating the skin with harsh bubbles. It is also has a second use as a leave-on brightener! Love it! The only thing I do not like is the smell of Lactic acid, so my next cleanser will be the same but of the scented version.

Emily King

I was dubious initially however have been very impressed. Decided after years (I’m 30) of acne including some Cystic. The wash definitely does clear you pores out, some I never knew I had a some ‘old friends’. Been using for around 3 weeks now, acne is slowly clearing and pores have visibly reduced. Also have a nice glow on my cheeks that I’ve never had before. Will be buying again


Amazing product and customer service!


Lynsey Mitchell

Its a fantastic product, really helped to clear my skin up.

Cecile Day

I love this cleanser! Love the smell and the feeling on my skin afterwards.


Rebecca Knaeuper

Will never use anything else again. Love this product and although I was sceptical, I really saw improvement on my skin which no other product was able to give. Just buying a restock now.

Tonicha-Mai Patterson

Love this cleanser, I have used many before due to breakouts. not only does this prevent them but it also leaves my skin glowing which is perfect as I have always had dull skin. almost never wear makeup now which has also done my skin the world of good. Will be buying this again!

Grace Holloway

This cleanser has been so amazing for my skin, it’s cleared it up and made it so smooth. The glycolic acid gives a really nice natural glow

Saffron Bulloch

Barbara Czyrwik

So far one of my top facetheory products - you can feel the strong ingredients on your skin - but no irritation or discomfort

Elliot Everett


I’ve suffered with acne for so long and this has been the only product to clear it...


Best cleaner ever i have tried so far. Removes all excess oil and imputes from skin.

Lauren Powley

I really love this product. It doesn’t lather up so sometimes feels like you are scrubbing it in properly but leaves skin feeling fresh after

Ciarra Graham

My skin feels so soft. I love that I can leave it on for a few more minutes for a deeper clean. It removes my makeup so nicely and it just has made my skin sooooo nice. So clean. Always leaves it feeling fresh!

Pip Nightingale

This works well on my combination/ oily skin, feels like it cleanses out the pores but doesn't leave the skin feeling irritated or too dry. The gentle smell of mandarin is very refreshing. I also like that you don't need any unnecessary removing wipes or cloths, just massage into the skin and rinse off.


Bought for my teenage daughter and she is loving the results

Victoria Jones

This product has totally transformed my skin; at first I had the tiniest sting on my face when I washed with it but within days I noticed a new freshness, my skin looked more even and I have had no blemishes since. Love it.


Cortney Mcdermott

Minimised redness and break outs

Kirsty H

I absolutely love this cleanser! I have oily/combination skin and this has definitely helped control excess oil production. It even helps my rosacea! I wake up in the morning and I have next to no redness, it’s amazing :) I use this mostly in the evening after a cleansing balm and sometimes after working out. With the rest of my skincare regimen it’s really helped with controlling my hormonal breakouts. It’s definitely cost effective as well since I buy the 2 pack and they last me a very long time.

Suzanne Murphy

Karen Hodges


Patrick Youngs

You only need a small amount and it leaves your skin feeling smooth and cleansed from the first use.


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