Basis : Cleaner Clean Face Wash

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Water (Triple Purified), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Glucoside, PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, PEG 8, Glyceryl Laurate, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Dimethicone Copolyol (Silica), Butylene Glycol, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Schoenanthus) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Spearmint (Mentha Viridis) Extract, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methyldibromo Glutaronitrile, Fragrance.

Items marked with orange can be irritating and over-drying, especially to acne-prone skin.

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January 21, 2018
Swear by it!!!
I swear to everyone that this is hands down the best product for your skin. I've used 6 bottles, or containers in the last 2 years. It's so good and I always come back. It's gentle on the skin and removes every bit of makeup. How do I know that? When I tone my face afterwards, there's is hardly any residue left behind. It also cleared my acne'" of course, there might be other factors that contributed to this. This product is so good. Love it!!
September 7, 2016
Good, clean just not effective for real acne
I tried this. used it for years really because it didn't leave a film over my skin like all the other ones seem to do. That combined with the basis bar soap (for the shower). I liked that it seemed to be natural without a lot of other additives that you find in all the other products. Long story short - even though I liked the way my skin felt afterwards, I never saw my breakouts diminish and that was troubling. I had dry skin to start with and this made it even drier. I added moisturizers over my sunscreen to help but that seemed to exacerbate my acne. I finally had to admit that I just needed to move on which was troubling since I felt like I had tried everything. I found a cleanser finally that I liked just as much from Ninja Skincare for combination skin. That combined with their medicine and my skin is finally as clear as I have seen it. I think basis is a great product for people with moderate to slight acne but not someone like me with serious hormonal, adult acne. I guess with my type of skin you just need something stronger.
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September 11, 2012


Amazing cleanser! Makes your skin fell so clean and smooth! I have extremely sensitive skin and the mild fragrance doesn't bother me at all! I even use this as my "shaving cream". It's so cheap too and last forever!



Will buy for a long time! :)
July 3, 2012


- Lathers well
- Oil-free
- Soap-free
- Rinsed cleanly
- Not too expensive


- Dryed out skin resulting in breakouts
- Not available in many stores

Unfortunately this cleanser did not work out for me. I used it for about 2.5 weeks, once in the morning and once in the evening each day (no moisturizer used). I have highly sensitive, somewhat oily skin that is prone to mild/moderate acne. I have been on doxycline 100mg per day for the last 5 months . At first the cleanser seemed quite good, but I could tell it was rather drying. After about 1.5 weeks of use I started developing small little whitehead pimples across center of my forehead and on my nose. Each day there would be 3-4 more. The tops of the pores appear to be sealed over due to the drying properties of this cleanser. I couldn't take any more and had to abandon use yesterday. I must 15 little scabs on my face in various states of healing. Definitely the worst my skin has looked in a long time. Hope others have better luck with this product than me:-(
May 5, 2012


Gave me less acne
Lathers well
Makes skin feel clean


Didnt help all that much with acne
Burns a little
I don't really like products with added fragrance

I needed a gentle cleanser to use in the morning and this one works OK, but it's a little harsh. Its probably good for someone who doesn't have much acne but just needs to clear their skin.
April 6, 2012


gentle cleanser
good for sensitive skin or if you are using prescription topicals


doesn't actually treat breakouts

I have been using this for a few months because I use strong prescription topical treatments and using medicated cleansers in addition to those made my skin very dry and irritated. This is a much more gentle solution, and while it doesn't do anything to improve your skin, it will not hurt it either if you are using other methods of treatment. Takes off all of my makeup, smells nice and makes my skin feel soft. Don't use it expecting it to make your skin clear on its own, it's just part of a larger treatment plan.
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January 23, 2012
To treat acne use the Basis Bar Soap (the clear bar) with tea tree oil. My doctor recommended it to me and it works wonders. It does make skin a little dry but its worth it to have clear skin. It takes a couple weeks to really notice a difference.
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January 12, 2012


it doesn't have ANY harsh chemicals not even salicylic acid yet breaks down blackheads

it uses aloe vera to help with irritation

can be used on super oily skin (like mine) or super dry (like my friend's) and still totally eliminate cysts, blackheads, zits, breakouts, pimples, and irritations

even clears body acne


absolutely none

this clears all skin when given at least 2-3 weeks if not more depending on the severity but should still be pretty clear by then. keep in mind that it has to not only clear skin but flush out chemicals and toxins from previous products.
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December 23, 2011


cheap. smells good


didn't help with acne.. or made it worse.

I bought this because it was soap free, cleaned off make up, etc. At first i was happy with it, but I think it started breaking me out horribly. There's definitely nothing in there that'll stop the acne from happening, and I don't think it actually cleans that well (I can tell after I put toner on my face...) It's cheap and if it doesn't break you out, good, but for me, not purchasing again.
August 26, 2011


big bottle, not easy for travel

This is a gentle cleanser but it just didn't do anything to help, treat or prevent my acne. I would recommend this for someone WITHOUT acne.
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