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Once your face is squeaky clean, protect it from the signs of aging with Retrospect’s C4-7 Intensive Serum.

Retrospect

Birchbox Breakdown

A soap-free cleanser may seem like an oxymoron, but this gel version is just that. Sans soap, it banishes dirt, makeup, and even heavy-duty sunscreen while leaving skin soft and comfortable. Made with a unique form of keratin along with moisturizing oils, it has anti-inflammatory properties, and its pH-balanced formula means it won’t lead to any irritation or redness.

How it Works

Retrospect’s patented ingredient—Replicine™ Functional Keratin©—contains peptides that boost collagen production (it’s clinically tested and backed by peer-reviewed studies). Meanwhile, argan oil, jojoba oil, and aloe extract cure dryness (bonus: they’re also chock full of vitamins B and E). And you can rest assured that this formula doesn’t have any parabens, sulfates, phthalates, triclosan, or other harsh ingredients.

How to Use

Twice a day, massage a quarter-sized amount into damp skin for about thirty seconds. Rinse away with warm water, and continue with the rest of your regimen.

Water, Decyl Glucoside, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine, Oxidized Keratin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA

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Product Reviews & Sample Feedback

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Nice cleanser!
Sampled

I really liked this soap-free gel. Did a great job cleansing my face at the end of the day and I loved the smell - very fresh and clean! I would consider purchasing this as a daily cleanser.

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Its fine
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I liked this cleanser. Seems like a good product, but not exciting enough to stray from my normal brand.

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Strong Smell
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I thought this cleanser was good, but not my fav so far. The smell was a little strong for my liking.

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Worked great
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A very high quality product, good for sedative skin.

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Worked wonders for my dry skin
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I received two sample in this month's box and im on my second one now. I have been using this morning and night on my face and i can tell its much more gentle than my regular cleanser.

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Stinky!
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This was a decent cleanser. It foams really nicely and I didn't find it too drying. BUT, it smells terrible! Very chemical-ly. I don't want something with too much perfume, but this just smells terrible. The other reviews don't mention the smell, so maybe I just received a bad batch?

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Face fresh!
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I was really happy with this cleanser and it's a product I will keep on my second-string team of products. However, I already have a cleansing regimen that I am very loyal to, so it would it would take me wanting a new cleansing product to replace any of my current favorites.

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great cleanser
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leaves your skin feeling clean and tight!! i use it with my clarisonic mia and it works wonderfully.

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Worked OK
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I didn't realize at first that this product was soap free - and I like it better after finding that out. I thought it got the job done, but I don't know if I would go out of my way to buy it.

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I generally use Meaningful Beauty cleanser on my face. This product cleans well and leaves my face feeling energized

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