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Cleansing is only part of the battle. Use ORIGINS Modern Friction Exfoliator™ two to three times a week to slough away dead skin.

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From oily T-zones to the parched skin around our lips, our list of skin concerns is as extensive as our shoe collection. But thanks to this smart cleanser, tricky combination skin has never been so easy to manage. The gentle foaming formula is laced with a unique blend of botanicals that balance oil production while softening dry areas. Make this the first step of your regimen, and watch your skin worries diminish (leaving you more time for life’s finer pleasures — like shopping).

How it Works

This creamy cleanser is a veritable plant powerhouse. Broad leaf kelp banishes excess oil, while wheat protein nourishes dry zones. Water-activated tourmaline whisks away dirt and makeup, and an essential oil blend of bergamot, lavender, and spearmint adds a refreshing touch. Skin is left smoother and more even-toned.

How to Use

Wet your face. Work a quarter-size amount of cleanser between your palms, adding lukewarm water to create a rich foam. Massage into skin, avoiding the eye area. Rinse off, and follow with the matching ORIGINS serum and moisturizer.

water\aqua\eau; lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower water, potassium myristate, glycerin, potassium behenate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, potassium palmitate, potassium laurate, potassium stearate, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower oil *, mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil*, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) flower oil*, lavandula hybrida (lavender) oil*, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) flower oil*, styrax benzoin gum, linalool, peg-3 distearate, tourmaline, laminaria saccharina extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, cetearyl alcohol, polyquaternium-7, butylene glycol, disodium edta, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone *essential oil

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Really love this!

This is great for day to day cleansing, but you will need something with a bit more heft for deep cleaning. The scent is light and refreshing. My face feels clean, but not squeaky after using it. Really lives up to its name!

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awesome frothy wash
Purchased

The soap really lathers well and your skin feels extremely clean. I would highly recommend this face wash. No smell as well, which is nice. Good value.

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Best cleanser ever~

My husband and I have used several of the Checks and Balances, and still are using it everyday. We both have combination-oily skin, so we need super powerful cleanser. But most of the face washes we used before were either not powerful enough, or making our faces too dry. This one is a saver. Not dramatically changing your skin or anything. But definitely will improve your skin quality as you use it. A must-get for oily skin!

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So excited to see my old favorite face wash here since my Origins store at the local mall closed several years ago. I keep it in the shower to use daily. I have sensitive skin- the only discomfort is it will dry my face if not rinsed right away. All good things: foamy, smells good. Only need a little tiny dot at the time to do entire face, so the product goes a long way. I enjoy it.

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Fantastic

One of my favourite things about origins and their products is how clean AND fresh I feel after using them. This is a great product for getting your face super clean without drying out your skin. I think it's been one of my go-tos... I feel comfortable with washing my whole face (not even shy about applying it to my eye area) and just feeling the product work. Very worth it!

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Dried out my skin
Purchased

This was an alright product. It really dried out my skin so I had to follow with lots of moisturizer. My skin did feel clean right after use though!

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instant classic

my absolute favorite face wash for balancing my combination skin! it's not greasy and doesn't dry me out, i just have super soft minty smelling skin. fantastic

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Nothing Special
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This cleanser was ok. I really didn't notice the difference from a drugstore product except for the funky smell. Would not buy again.

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Lucious, Lathery, and Long Lasting!

I have been buying this product for years, and I only need to buy it once a year-maybe even less! Seriously, a half of a pea size amount will lather up your entire face and neck. At first I found myself using too much, and so I decided to figure out how little I needed to have a healthy lather, and a tiny dot will do it with this product--hence its long life. This is the only face wash that I will go back to buy time and time again, and know that it is well worth the price!

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Not good for dry skin

This cleanser foams up nicely and has a pleasant smell. A small bit goes a long way so it is a good value. But, I have normal/dry skin and this left my skin very dry and tight. Too harsh for me, but may be a good option for those with combo/oily skin.

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