Cleansing is the cornerstone of any skincare routine, no matter your age. No anti-aging skincare product can work well to improve your skin if it’s not thoroughly clean to begin with.
However, in my experience, finding a good facial cleanser that meets all your requirements (in my case that would be gentle, foaming yet non-drying and leaves my skin clean and soft at the same time) is not always as easy as it seems.
Well, I am happy to report that I have found a cleanser that does exactly what it claims to do and keeps my dry skin (that can also be finicky sometimes) happy – it’s the AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam.
AXIS-Y is a climate-inspired skincare brand based in Seoul, South Korea. Designed to address the affects of environmental factors like growing pollution, stressors and climate change, each product in their skincare line is formulated using natural, effective ingredients that care and nourish. The brand specializes in skincare for oily, acne-prone skin in humid climates.
All their products are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, mineral oil free and do not contain any artificial fragrances or colors.
Now let’s talk about the AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam
It’s a creamy skin-freshening cleansing foam with natural ingredients that gently yet effectively remove excess oil, dirt and impurities to leave skin feeling soft and balanced.
- Formulated at pH 5.5 to effectively cleanse without stripping the skin
- Deep cleanse the pores while keeping the skin barrier safe and happy
- Boosts moisture levels
Full List of Ingredients:
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coco-Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-67, Xylitylglucoside, Citric Acid, Anhydroxylitol, Propanediol, Xylitol, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Glucose, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Agrimonia Eupatoria Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Allantoin, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Sodium Acetate, Pentylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Rutin
Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice (Birch Sap) that strengthens skin barrier, balances sebum levels and moisturizes skin
6 Natural Ingredients: Camellia Sinensis leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Allantoin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract
These antioxidant-rich plant extracts work together to soothe irritated skin, improve dullness and brighten skin while fighting against harmful environmental pollutants.
Glycerin, a natural moisturizer that’s also in our skin. It’s the second ingredient on the list and protects the skin from dryness or discomfort through its moisturizing properties
Plus, this cleansing foam is formulated with a special skincare technology Aquaxyl that works as an ‘anti-dehydration shield’ to not only protect skin from water loss but also helps maintain its natural moisture balance. AQUAXYL is basically a combination of three hydrating agents: Xylitol, Xylitylglucoside and Anhydroxylitol that are plant derived sugars and humectants.
Not to mention, the formula is free of sulfates and harsh surfactants such as SLS (which can be drying or irritating especially for sensitive, dry skin like mine) Instead, it contains mild and non-drying cleansing agents that are plant and vegetable derived.
Now that we have covered the formulation aspect of AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam, let’s get to how it feels and performs…
Texture-wise, this cleanser has a lightweight cream formula that lathers up to a rich, creamy foam. It leaves my skin clean and refreshed with a soft after-feel — not at all dry or tight. Also, the formula is fragrance-free.
How it handles makeup? It easily removes light layers of makeup. As for removing more tenacious long-wearing makeup and/or water-resistant sunscreen, I always use a cleansing balm first and then follow up with this AXIS-Y cleaner.
This cleansing foam rinses away easily too, leaving behind no pore-clogging residue, for skin that always feels refreshed and completely clean!
If you are looking for a gentle soothing cleanser that would leave your skin feeling smooth and squeaky clean (but without the dryness), AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam is the perfect pick!
Suitable for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone skin, it gives you a deep cleanse without stripping away moisture and the natural oils of your skin. Not to mention, it’s also budget-friendly at only $12 for a 4.05 fl.oz /120ml bottle and cruelty-free as well!
AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam is available for purchase at axis-y.com