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Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash

Est. $4.50 for 6 oz.
Reviewed
May 2014
by ConsumerSearch
Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash

Pros
  • Removes makeup well
  • Balanced results on combination skin
  • Great clean scent
Cons
  • Contains fragrance, SLS
  • May require moisturizer

Bottom line

Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash is rich in botanical ingredients. Users say they love how it strips away makeup and leaves their skin feeling fresh and clean; the fragrance, although artificial, is a big hit with reviewers. It also won't dry your skin, unless your skin is particularly sensitive or you live in a dry environment. However, Basis Cleaner Clean does contain a few potential irritants including sodium laureth sulfate and methyldibromo glutaronitrile.

Performance

Mostly natural, but... Oil-free, soap-free Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash is rich in botanical ingredients like mint, lemongrass and chamomile. It does a good job of removing makeup -- even mascara -- and provides balanced results for most skin types: "Dry parts were cleaned without over drying and oily parts were cleaned and unwanted oils were removed," writes one woman at Amazon.com. However, those hunting for a purely natural cleanser should be aware that it contains artificial fragrance and potential irritants like the preservative methyldibromo glutaronitrile, which net it a "moderate" hazard rating from the Environmental Working Group.

Feel and smell

Feels, smells great. Most users love how Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash rinses clean without leaving a greasy residue. "I love how it smells, lathers, rinses, and how my face feels afterwards. Skin is clean and soft," writes one Amazon.com user. You only need a dime-sized amount, so one tube can last for months. Even though the fragrance is artificial, it still draws lots of praise for being refreshing and "clean," not flowery or powdery -- perhaps due in part to the botanical ingredients. Most say this cleanser won't dry your skin, but if you're unusually sensitive or live in a dry environment you may still need a moisturizer.

Where To Buy
Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, 6 Ounce Tube (Pack of 4)

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Our Sources

1. EWG.org

Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash receives a rating of moderate overall risk from EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database, and moderate/high risk for allergies and immunotoxicity, and use restrictions, based on possible irritation and a concern of organ system toxicity from some of the ingredients.

Review: Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, Editors of EWG, As of May 2014

2. Drugstore.com

More than 275 users at Drugstore.com review the Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, giving it a total score of 4.5 stars out of 5. They say it lathers up nicely and leaves your face feeling fresh and clean.

Review: Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, Contributors to Drugstore.com, As of May 2014

3. Amazon.com

More than 150 Amazon.com customers give the Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash an average score of 4.7 stars out of 5. They love how clean it makes your face feel and say it does pretty well with removing makeup -- but it can dry out some sensitive skin.

Review: Basis Cleaner Clean Face Wash, 6 oz, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of May 2014

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