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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.

ORIGINS Checks And Balances™ Frothy Face Wash - 1.7 oz

$12.00 Ships Free
1.7oz / 50ml

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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 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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So I've been using the Zero Oil Deep Pore Cleanser for a few weeks now, and have been moderately happy with the results -- there are still some cystic acne issues around my chin that won't seem to die. However, I got a sample of this Checks and Balances from another retailer and noticed SUCH a difference after just one use. I normally prefer a really intense clean (one that leaves your skin dry and tight...I know I'm not supposed to...oh well), so I wasn't expecting much from this product. But it was amazing. My skin definitely felt clean, but not dried out. It's the first cleanser described as 'gentle' that I've actually been happy with. I followed with the GinZing moisturizer, and I kid you not, in less than 24 hours, there is a noticeable difference in several of the cystic acne issues on my face. I'm shocked. Thank you, Origins. Thank you thank you thank you.

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Best product to use with a Clarisonic

I love how clean my skin feels after washing my face with this and it has a nice minty smell to it! :)

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My #1 fav. Face wash

You can absolutely not go wrong with this face wash! A little goes a LONG way. Foams and lathers up fantastically! Great for oily skin, combination skin, and over all clarifying wash. Such a great clean! You will NOT be disappointed!

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Magical facial cleanser

I have horrible rosacea and have struggled for years finding products that do not irritate my skin. On top of the rosacea I have combination skin with dry areas and oily areas. This product somehow magically balances out my skin. It has reduced the oil, moisturized the dry areas and soothed the red rosacea areas. I would highly recommend this product and whole line.

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Love it!

I have super oily skin and have had a rough time finding a descent face wash. This wash is amazing. It clears the oil off my skin and my face feels really clean without drying it out. Plus, a little goes a long way with this cleanser. I only use a pea sized amount and it's enough to wash my face and neck. This is the first Origins product that I have used and I'm hooked, I'll definitely be trying their other products.

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