Product Review: Fresh’s Soy Face Cleanser & Soy Face Cream

Let’s get to the important things first, shall we?

I don’t have a full ingredients list because I received these as samples from Sephora.  But, here is what Sephora says about them:

Soy Face Cleanser

What it is:
A silky foaming cleanser that instantly sweeps away impurities and makeup.

What it is formulated to do:
Soy Face Cleanser, Fresh’s most popular cleanser for all skin types, is an extra gentle, fragrance-free, multi-tasking gel formula that instantly whisks away every day impurities, removes makeup, and is safe to use on the eye area. Safe for use on the eyes, it’s face maintenance made easy. Plus, it’s soap free and will never leave behind a film or residue.

What else you need to know:
Soybean extract is a valuable protein that protects the skin and improves texture and resiliency. Soybeans provide amino acids that are essential in helping the skin to retain moisture maintain elasticity and preserve a smooth appearance. They contain a high concentration of isoflavonoids, a type of polyphenol that exhibits antioxidant properties. Soybean germ extract is derived from the soybean; after the hulls and oil are collected, the remaining flakes, which represent this valuable protein rich extract, are crushed into a fine powder.

Soy Face Cream

What it is:
A lightweight daily moisturizer.

What it is formulated to do:
Fresh Soy Face Cream is a beauty ritual must-have for all skin types. This Sephora-exclusive complexion essential is enriched with natural protective soy proteins, restorative rose water, soothing cucumber extract, nourishing meadowfoam, and jojoba seed oils that work together to provide moisture and promote collagen synthesis. It hydrates and renews the skin, creating supple, healthy, firm, radiant results.

What else you need to know:
Soy Face Cream has been scientifically proven to have significant, long-term moisturizing and restorative effects on the skin. A healthy dose of antioxidant-rich tea complex and an infusion of vitamins A, C, and E make this skin-smoothing formula exceptionally fortifying and beneficial. For best results, use it as a complement to the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser.

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My thoughts on the cleanser: While this was a very soothing and gentle cleanser, it was just that.  I have used this for about 4 days and was surprised as to how much dirt my toner was pulling off of my skin after using this cleanser.  This might be good for someone with extra sensitive skin, but I didn’t find this to be a good product for cleansing or makeup removal.

My thoughts on the face cream: Wow…  First of all, for this to be labeled as something ‘gentle’, the smell is horrible.  This product contains rose water, but smells of that and rubber cement.  It took a good hour for that smell to fade away for me.  Second, this is not a lightweight cream as they are suggesting.  This is comparable to a night cream, so use sparingly.  While I have combination skin, I felt like this just sat on top of my skin and made it feel waxy.  I haven’t felt any benefits from this product and plan to stop using it today.

Overall, I would say that this line wasn’t for me.  I was disappointed because so many people raved about it, but when I went on Sephora’s website and read some of the lower reviews about the products, I agreed with them.  If you want something with soy, you are better off using the Aveeno line that contains it.

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