Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Like it, but not in love ...
I am a clean beauty advocate. I appreciate beauty lines that think about the well being of us all. The bottle is a beautiful rich deep purple color and it's glass which is great for recycling and it's one less company not contributing to our over use of plastic. The reason I wanted to try this cleanser was because first off, it's Alicia Keys's line and I Looove her & I was excited to learn that she was going along with a clean beauty choice. Clean Beauty, Meaning less toxic & questionable ingredients that can cause harm to our health & genetics. It doesn't necessarily mean that it's all natural, rather it is safer ingredients for us to use. I read all the ingredients on the list and there are still some things I honestly wasn't too thrilled about seeing in the list, but still agree they aren't too horrible so I wanted to give it a try still. It is definitely great for deep cleansing and I feel that people with drier skin types might not like it so much. It seems it might work best for normal/combination and even oilier skin types. It gives that squeaky clean feeling. I was also attracted to the fact that it contained Manuka Honey, turmeric, and Chamomile. With that in mind I was really hoping it would smell like Honey. There is another clean beauty line I like to use that has a honey mask, which I love, and you could smell the sweet honey scent. So, to my dismay, it smells like a synthetic fragrance. It's not a bad scent, because it reminds me of my high school years when unisex fragrances were popular, but it's just not what I was hoping it would be.
I personally have normal to dry skin. So it's great when I feel like I need a deep cleansing, but my skin feels tight right away if I wait a couple minutes before applying the rest of my regular skincare regimen. I like it, but don't love it. I will continue to use it but will switch back to my Beautycounter foaming cleanser once it's empty.
Most Helpful Critical Review good but not great ingredients
As far as effectiveness it's hard to say because I was provided such a sample size and it only lasted one cleansing. I will say that the scent was very light and not overbearing which I do very much appreciate. The consistency was nice and very much like a honey facial but not sticky. However with that being said I am not 100% comfortable or certain that I would purchase this on my own due to some of the ingredients. I do appreciate that the website does offer a breakdown of the ingredients in which you can click on each one and it will bring up what exactly that ingredient is and why it's included. As someone who really strive to be clean and non-toxic in everything I use from the food I eat to the make up I wear or the skin care I use I checked the ingredients on EWG's website and found a few of the ingredients to be not so favorable meaning they rated not so well in being non-toxic
Reviewed by 910 customers better as a body wash
myami01 from IL
This has the same warm, spicy scent as the body wash. While I enjoy the scent on my body, I do not enjoy it on my face. I am finishing mine as a body wash.
I like it
Nicolep from Boston, MA
Okay I might sound like a weirdo saying this but to me, this smells like a clean crispy diaper from Pampers lol it has like this tea plastic like scent to me. I think it's the Manuka and tea mix but don't get me wrong, it doesn't smell weird, it just reminds me of a diaper. Anyway, I really enjoyed using this and the dark purple bottle adds to the experience. I have semi oily skin, prone to breakouts and my boyfriend has dry sensitive skin so very different but it was still good for the both of us. It lathers well, none drying and it will last a long time. I would buy it again if I didn't have so many other ones to try.
Teem from Bronx, NY
I have almost the whole line of Soulkeys love everything about it smell its sensitive it doesn't dry my skin
this girl is on fiya!!
liza from long beach, ca
love this facial wash. after just three days of using this day and night my skin has already improved so much. my dark acne scars have lightened. my blackheads are disappearing and my skin has a more even tone. i love this. thank you alicia!!!
Ughhhh WHY the Fragrance :-(
Jennifer from New Jersey
I just picked this up and my 44yr old skin couldn't wait to dive into it. I am a skin care junkie so my skin only gets the best. The first thing I did was open the bottle to take a smell and automatically KNEW that it was going to be full of fragrance. I am upset at myself for not reading the ingredient list in the store, but the fragrance is so overpowering that it's going back without even having tried it. I also NOTICED that honey it's in the middle of the ingredient list. I can't believe that this product is in collaboration with a dermatologist, yet it contains fragrance. Mind blowing.
Shea from Florida
Smells great and leaves skin glowing and soft.
Burned my face
Steph7024 from Houston
Burned my face after 3 uses. My skin feels like I got a sun burn. Terrible don't recommend!
Bou from MA
I hate the scent. It's a woody chamomile like scent. I use it for my beard, pits and hands. Has a nice slip but can dry, better for oily and double cleanse. It washes oil well. It did not suit my skin. It would be best without a scent and more humectants
Sasha from Porterville, CA
I love this cleanser! I've purchased it multiple times already! I have oily combination skin and I feel like this cleanser is the only one that has worked for me. I will admit, the scent isn't my favorite, but it's such a small price to pay for better skin.
Can't stand smell
JC from California
This has been repurposed to hand soap. It smells like granny perfume and I can't stand the smell on my face. Why?! :(
This product is a must buy
Shelly from Dallas,Texas
I use it daily it makes my face feel so clean and not oily the I apply the cream best product every
YAS to this Cleanser
Lil Vee from California
Very impressed with this cleanser. Use three pumps and manages to cleanse the face nicely; don't have to cleanse a second time. I do use a toner to remove any residue, which there is hardly any. Scent is light, not overpowering nor does it irritate the skin or senses.
Alicia did it again!!
BklynGirl from Brooklyn, NY
Amazing product! Smells delicious! Great cleanser to use before bedtime! Highly recommend!
Sky A. from Fort Worth, TX
Use this as directed on bottle AM/PM. Sensitive/combination skin reacted well to the cleanser. After 3 weeks= clearer and brighter complexion, softer skin. Fragrance was not an issue for my skin, smells very nice.
Quick Cystic Acne Remover
Cris from Birmingham,Al
I loved the packaging. It has a great scent to it. It lathers well but I like to count to ten in reps of 10 while it sits on my face and then wipe off. It gives the charcoal time to work. If not you end up feeling like your face is sticky. It does dry out the pimples very fast especially cystic acne. I also use it daily night/day. That's where you get the best results.
It is best used with a toner and a moisturizer afterwards. I use Fenty for my toner and moisturizer but you can use whatever works for you.
Always check the ingredients to make sure you're not allergic to something in it.
Mikk. from Oregon, United States
I have ultra sensitive combination skin so when I first picked up this product I was a little skeptical because I've never had a cleanser work at a reasonable price. Leaves my skin super soft and I feel like my troubled spots clear up pretty quickly after using it. The smell reminds me of baby lotion. Love the bottle too.
Keys from Orange
On my face or body , the clean scent is wonderful, skin looks beautiful after , can't wait to try other products from this line
Love this amazing face product
Sunshine 🌞Sunshine 🌞 from Las Vegas
I love this product. My face looks and feels amazing 🥰🙏🏽
The best cleanser!
Ashley P. from Undisclosed
I love this cleanser. It's perfect.
I love this cleanser it's
null n. from Undisclosed
I love this cleanser it's so gentle and smells great! The glass bottle is beautiful and I read the affirmation before I cleanse every day. This is my new cleanser I'll be buying more!
Jennahhyy from Colorado
absolutely love this cleanser. I have acne so I normally shy away from anything with fragrance but since this is a wash off product I make the exception. The smell is very luxurious and my skin never feels stripped. I was using Drunk elephant cleanser so I was surprised by this cleanser and it's price point.
Sorry Keys …
That Hurl from Houston
Are use this as a night wash after a shower lather the outer and the inner of my skin under my eyes and rinse and pat dry Best skin bright and feeling clean
This cleanser removes the impurities
clayeni from Undisclosed
This cleanser removes the impurities and leaves your skin feeling very smooth and silky. It has a pleasant sweet aroma and lathers really well. I like that a little goes a long way and also that the bottle has a cute locking feature to prevent spills. You definitely have a repeat customer.
love the lather, smell and
Ashley G. from Undisclosed
love the lather, smell and ingredients.
A wonderful and useful cleanser
Rhonda Y. from Undisclosed
This cleanser feels great on my skin, it smells wonderful and leaves my face glowing and soft .