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Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash is Origin's best-selling face wash that easily rinses away makeup, impurities and surface oils for skin that feels comfortably clean.
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Rated 4.66 out of 5 stars
I began using Checks & Balances Frothy Face Wash I guess when it first came on the market! It is a wonderful product that cleanes off all make up and leaves my face feeling soft and thoroughly cleaned. A few months ago I failed to reorder this product when I ran out of it, so I bought a national brand cleanser from the drug store. It was awful! I quickly ordered a years supply of Checks & Balances Frothy face wash and will not go with out it! When I first began using this product I had very oily skin. And it was great at leaving my skin feeling very clean, not tight. Now that I'm in my 50's, and have combination dry skin, this fantastic product is still a great cleanser for my skin! I even use it in the morning before reapplying my skin toning and moistirizer products. I highly recommend this product to anyone who needs a good over all cleanser. I also have delicate skin, around the eye area This product has never irritated my eyes! Also, a tiny bit goes a long ways! Just a pearl size dab thoroughly cleanses my skin. A tube will last a very long while!
I've been perpetually perplexed at how others rave on this face wash. I've tried it now a handful of times, each time far from the previous, wondering if the prior were just anomalies. But sure enough every use feels like I'm stripping my skin of all moisture and leaves it in a horribly dry, uncomfortable manner. My skin is combination - tends to be more dry in the winter and more oily in the summer - and I'll get occasional mild acne breakouts more often in the summer (sunscreen is the death of me).
I use A Perfect World cleanser twice a day and have been for years now. Checks and Balances is just not for everyone!
Ricak from Elkridge, MD
So the first couple of days that I tried using the facial wash was I noticed that it has a strong smell and the consistency of the cream is thick and it did produced so much bubbles on my face. I like the result very much it definitely made my bare face smooth and hydrated throughout the day.
Taylor from NJ
I was very excited to try this Origins face wash, as I've never tried an Origins product before. I am always hesitant though on trying new face washes, as I have trouble finding ones that work well with my face. I was very happy after using this face wash. It washed my face and removed my make up easily, and left my face feeling moisturized after. I often have to use a lot of moisturizer after washing my face, especially in the winter, I did not have to apply nearly as much as usual after this face wash. I will definitely be purchasing this face wash again.
AnaR96 from Brownsville
It fulfills its function of cleaning but after you remove it, it leaves a sensation of having used a bar soap, it smells like mint, I have dry skin and I did not feel that it made it feel hydrated but it did not feel drier than normal either.
Breanna from Virginia
I started using this face wash at night when I shower. I like it overall, but it has an odd smell. I am able to get past the smell as I like the face wash itself. My only other complaint would be that it is difficult to wash off the face which is why I only use it in the shower. It makes my fave feel almost dry as it is being washed off, but since that feeling goes away quite quickly it does not bother me too much. Overall I enjoy this product and will continue using it.
zalam93 from Chicago
I love this face wash! It's so easy to use and makes my skin feel so plumped, clean, and hydrated. I use it morning and night and have seen a difference in my skin for sure! Would definitely recommend!
Alyssajoe15 from Michigan
I absolutely love this cleanser! It's so gentle and leaves my skin feeling so soft and squeaky clean but not dried out. I love the texture of this product it's very unique I just love it so much!
Kray100 from Philadelphia
I LOVE this cleanser. It is so soft and creamy and then it starts to get really bubbly. It removes my makeup without tons of scrubbing and my skin feels clean and balanced
Audrey from Madison, WI
This is a great moisturizer. It only takes a tiny bit to foam and clean your whole face, so it's a much better value than expected. I love the smell and how smooth the product feels on my skin. It really feels like a luxury wash. I haven't had any breakouts since starting use.
My only critique is that this one feels more stripping than my CeraVe face wash which I was using previously. I feel like this product would be great for skin that leans more oily. In the summer I think I will like this product even more. For now, I just use a thicker moisturizer and it works well. If you have dry skin, I'm not sure if this would be a good product for you.
UrfavChrista from Augusta, Georgia
I really like this face wash. It is creamy and rubs in really well. It takes makeup off and is gentle enough to use morning and night. It doesn't leave my skin super dry or feeling right.
Asnsizem from Indiana
Its great for sensitive skin. I love the light mint to it too. A little goes a long way. Not overly scented. Helping clear my acne slowly. It's not rough on skin and doesn't dry out.
NaviBrige from Georgia, USA
this gives me the fresh face feel after use and makes my face feel really clean and smooth!
Eri from Providence
As a combination skin type with increasing maskne in the winter months, the Origins Check and balances Face Wash has been a much-needed addition to my skincare regimen. It lathers up very easily with just a touch of water and removes all the oils that build up underneath my mask during the day without overly stripping my skin. I have noticed a diminished number of acne spots on my face since starting to use it, particularly in my nose region. It is definitely my favorite cleanser, and I would re-buy this product and recommend this product to friends or family who are in search for effective products that truly clear your skin and keep it "balanced".
Marihansv from Tucker
I wanted to find something like this long time ago, with a minimum amount I wash all my face and gets so clean, also not oily. I really loved it. If your skin is dry I won't recommend it cuz the finish it's dry. Perfect to oily skin
Ann from New York
I enjoyed using this cleansing product. It was easy to use and very gentle on my skin. did not break me out at all nor did it leave my skin feeling stripped of all moisture. would buy again!
Taz from OK
I absolutely love this cleaner. Its cleans my face really well without leaving it dry. I also love the minty fresh feel after its rinsed off. I strongly recommend anyone to try it.
Azul from El Paso, TX
I have combination skin, oily T zone and dry normal/dry skin everywhere else. I'm very prone to hyperpigmentation when I break out and it always takes a while to go away. Given. I have had this wash for a bit over 2 weeks and I HATE it. My skin hates it and it feels horrible once washed off. Not only that but it makes me break out with under the skin cyst like acne. The wash also feels super cheap, like if you're using a Spring bar of soap on your face. It leaves a white cast and thin residue, no matter hard much you rinse or emulsify before placing on your skin. A little product does go a long way and for the size given, that may be a good value. However, I will not be purchasing this in the future at all. Now, I have to spend money on products that will help me get rid of the skin issues this wash has caused. Nothing else changed in my routine, just the cleanser. So I know that's what has been drying my face, making it look dull and flaky, plus my other products don't seem to be absorbing well after using this. The moment I go back to my YOTP cleanser, my face looks normal and my products actually absorb. Stay away from this.
Kare from Illinois
I absolutely love this face wash! It smells great and works really well at keeping my skin smooth and moist. It doesn't dry the skin out. It's very cleansing. The lather on it is perfect and the consistency is just right.
A from New York
Honestly this product is so nice for hormonal acne ! It definitely clears the skin deeply
lizzyliz from South Carolina
The Origins Check and Balances Face Wash is a great face wash for any skin type, especially sensitive. I have oily skin and was able to use this to wash away the oiliness as well as it's great for taking off makeup. I love that I can use a very small amount and it's enough for the entire face and gives a very good froth amount. The texture is very soft, I would say it feels almost like a soft paste. It has a very slight minty smell but doesn't leave any lingering smells. It hasn't caused any breakouts nor left any other sensations. I love this face wash because compared to other face washes, this one doesn't leave my face feeling dry. Instead leaves my skin soft, smooth, and can tell that it leaves it clean without leaving it dry.
I recommend this for any skin type!
Karen C from San Diego
I love how effective this product is - a bit will go a long way! Just wouldn't recommend using this to take off makeup as it stings they eyes a bit
Elsatejada from Texas
I love it it really cleaned my pores and really didn't make me break out like most products do I totally recommend
Kiki from Georgia
This stuff is so creamy but cleans my skin so well. It's like deceptively soft and luscious. In a way you think should not work - but it totally does. I love how gentle this is on my skin and how amazing my skin feels after I've used it. This really is a gem.
Lnhqui95 from Virginia
So this cleanser has really been a game changer for me. I've been on the search for a good cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin and actually helps my break out and this is it!!! My skin was really been clearing up and looking so good lately. It doesn't dry out your skin at all or irritate in anyway. A little product goes a long way which is fantastic considering the price. The product is kind of a creamy consistency and does froth up once you add water and lather. Light mint scent to it. Leaves my skin clean and refreshed for sure. I really love this cleanser.
davinb from New Jersey
It works well! My face was both clean and hydrated.
Veebev from New York
I loved it its really good on my sensitive skin