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Clarifying Cleanser (C2)

with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid.

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

    • Triple acid 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.
    • Natural - this product is paraben-free and doesn't contain silicones, 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.

    The perfect partner

    Over 85% of our customers like to pair this glycolic cleanser with Supergel M3 Oil-free Moisturiser for non-comedogenic hydration.

    Clarifying Cleanser is our best-selling cleanser. Clarifying Cleanser C2 is specially formulated to tackle excess oils with three acids giving you more 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 / Oily / Acne-prone / Congested.

    Active Ingredients
    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, 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 acid, 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, glycerin (humectant from rapeseed), glycolic acid (4%), glyceryl stearate SE (emulsifier), salicylic acid (2% bha acid), sodium glycolate (salt of glycolic acid), polyglyceryl-6 stearate (emulsifier), prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, cetyl alcohol (naturally derived non-drying coconut fatty acid), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, lactic acid (1% aha acid), sodium salicylate (salt of salicylic acid), glyceryl caprylate (emollient), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, sodium lactate (salt of lactic acid), polyglylceryl-6 behenate (natural emulsifier), cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose (plant-derived thickener).

    This product is free from

    Animal ingredients, benzalkonium chloride, benzophenones/benzophenone derivatives, bisphenol a (BPA), butoxyethanol, BHA, BHT, carbomer, coal tar dyes, -cones, ethanolamines (MEA/DEA/TEA), formaldehyde, hydroquinone, liquid petrolatum, methyl cellosolve, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, mercury, mercury compounds, mineral oil, oxybenzone, parabens, paraffin oil, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, polyethylene glycol (PEGs), resorcinol, siloxanes, sodium nitrite, sulfates, thimerosal, toluene, triclosan, triclocarban.

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

4.62 Average

825 Reviews

Sarah Ward

Lovely light texture .....feels silky on the skin. Like that it's unscented as I get irritation around my eyes with scented washes. I use mine with a facial brush and the combo has left my skin smoother and feeling clean. Definitely buying again


I've been using this cleanser for nearly 2 weeks, and I love it. It makes my skin feel very soft and smooth whilst taking away the oil, and I can see that my acne is fading away. Would highly recommend.


Wouldn’t be without this product now. Facetheory has transformed my skin. Took a Few swaps to find the right products but this is the bomb. My husband is using it now too. Leaves skin beautifully clean. I use this alongside a weekly face mask and a daily serum and my skin has never looked or felt better. Previously suffered from sebhorreic dermatitis and perioral dermatitis and struggled to find products that wouldn’t aggravate these issues but this makes my skin so calm and clean.


best cleanser ever ... gentle enough that I don't react to it (and I have sensitive skin) but strong enough that it clears up your skin. I've noticed a significant change in a few scars I had from spots.

Louise Dawson

Leaves skin feeling so soft and clean. Removes all traces of makeup. Really impressed

Vee Orrell

A great cleanser, so good that I have it on a 4 weekly renewal subscription! This product is creamy & a little grainy to aid exfoliation...my skin is combination, prone to the odd spot & sometimes a little sensitive, I have no adverse effects from this cleanser at all & use (a 20p size) both morning & night! My skin is so much smoother, less congested & most definitely dewy, which at 41 I’m ecstatic about!! I’ve been using for approx 6 weeks now, initial effects were smoother skin almost immediately with full effects noted after about 4 weeks...I can’t rate this product enough, it’s perfect! A******

Kate Clarke

I’ve only been using this for a short period but it’s probably the best cleanser I’ve had in years! I’m 45 and still get breakouts

julia westmacott

I really like this product. I haven't been using it long but it smells and feels great.

hannah mcclean/mccartney

Great, lifts my make up off gently, has improved my skins texture. Really happy to repurchase and recommend

Lynn Jones

Love this product. My skin is glowing. Had several people comment on how good my skin looks :)

Susan Wagstaff

Leaves my skin feeling super clean and ready for my there products.


I’m a new customer and after using it for only 2 weeks, I can already see that my skin is improving. Love that you don’t have to use much and that my skin doesn’t feel dried out after washing it of. That was usually the case when I used other cleansers. Will definitely buy it again and I’m very excited to try more products.


The best cleanser I’ve ever used it leaves my skin super soft it doesn’t disrupt your acid mantle.

Danielle Griffin

Very string but effective. Did have quite a breakout when I first started using it as my skin was adjusting but since that has been clearing up I've definitely seen an improvement and the acne that has appeared has very quickly gone! No more cystic acne so far either! Hopefully this continues as I've only been using this for around 3 weeks, hoping for further improvements!


It's just an amazing product, would definitely recommend.


I started using this cleanser a few months ago and my skin has literally never looked better! I would highly recommend to anyone who struggles with the occasional hormonal breakout or oily skin - it works wonders without drying out your skin

Jemima Tate

My new holy grail! I use this as a second cleanse and it leaves my skin feel so soft and clean without that dried up feeling.



Really easy to use and smells nice

Danielle Rogers

The cleanser is very pleasant. It is cream based and makes your skin feel very soft and moisturized after using. I prefer to use in the morning with a makeup free face. I think if you use a foaming face wash to remove the makeup at night and use the cream for the morning you would have a winning combination.


I can say that I do not have a sensitive skin, but this specific product even from the first use of it i could feel that it was making my skin a bit sensitive. So, I applied the cleanser and on the skin it actually felt that it was cleansing and removing every single dirt out of my skin (which that is what you need !!) but when by mistake it touched my lips I got the sensation of acid of burning so i immediately i wash it away. My skin felt super cleaned in the end.

Sangeeta BHOPAL

Best cleanser I have used - although have had to use it alongside combined pill to keep acne at bay so cant rely on it on its own. However has helped with breakouts.


I bought this cleanser after searching for what felt like forever, for something I could use daily which would not be too harsh, yet would create that ‘happy glow’. I have to say, this stuff is amazing and has worked wonders on my previously dull skin. I’ve always suffered with breakouts and don’t know if they were hormonal or diet related but this cleanser has helped to clear my skin so much. If I get the odd spot now, they are here for a lot less time! For the first time in 15 years I no longer wear any foundation at all, my face looks better without it! If I’m in a rush I’ll just quickly wash my face but otherwise I’ll leave the cleanser on for 2 minutes and let it work it’s magic before washing off. I have also bought the kaolin clay mask which is also great, I leave that on for 10/15 mins then use it to exfoliate before washing off. Both products are amazing!


Olga Chatzifoti

The cream cleanser is slightly acidic and has a tingling sensation to the skin. It is ideal for oilier areas and is an effective cleanser, that does not dry out the skin after washing off. For me, it is a very distinct and interesting formula and I would like to see the long-term effects of it.


I have been using this for two months now along with the pore reducing toner and everyone has mentioned how amazing my skin has looked since using it, someone even said that my skin was glowing which I have never had before. I have always struggled with bad skin but since using this it has completely cleared up and has made my skin so soft! I would highly recommend this product.

mary stephenson


Best cleanser I ever had. I use it every evening before bed, have used it for 2 weeks, and can definitely see that skin is much cleaner and looks better, even my partner noticed the difference.

Julie Harvey

My favourite.

Karen Hodges

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