Face & Body Cleanser Subscription

Foaming formula that cleans without removing good bacteria.
3.4 fl oz - TSA Compliant
Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)
Rated 4.89 out of 5

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Clinically researched:

Easily removes dirt, oil, and makeup without drying or stripping.

Suitable for dry, oily, and sensitive skin types.

Enhances the results of the AO+ Mist.

Preservative-free. Family-friendly. Plant-based.

3.4 Ounces (100ml) TSA Friendly

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WHY DO I NEED THIS?
WE'VE BEEN TOO CLEAN

We've long believed that bacteria on the skin are harmful.
Lathering agents, chemicals, & preservatives in soaps and cleansers remove important oils and good bacteria from our skin.


 
OUR SKIN IS STRUGGLING

As we've gotten "cleaner", we're having more problems with our skin.

SKIN NEEDS GOOD BACTERIA

Just like our gut needs good bacteria to be healthy, the same is true for our skin.

This cleanser is the first one ever to be formulated to preserve the good bacteria naturally found on the skin.

 
HOW TO USE IT
face & body

Use like you would any other face cleanser or body wash. Pump into your hands, lather onto wet skin and rinse.

misc. uses

Users also find it works great for removing makeup & as a shaving cream.
 
less is more

No need to lather up head to toe. Focus on key areas that actually get sweaty and dirty.

RESULTS
SIMPLER ROUTINE

Fewer products.
Deodorants & moisturizers are the most common products removed from routines.

BETTER SKIN

Great for all skin types.
Users across all types notice improvements in their skin's
appearance.

Healthier-looking skin.
Users also notice a difference in the look and feel of their skin
WATER SAVED

Shorter showers.
55% of users are able to take shorter showers with fewer
products.

INGREDIENTS & CARE
LESS THAN 10 Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Lauramidopropyl Betaine (plant-based cleanser), Coco Glucoside (plant-based cleanser), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (moisture-binding), Hydroxypropylcellulose (thickener), Hydrolyzed Quinoa (moisture-binding)

All plant-based ingredients
Preservative-free

We don't use preservatives in any of our formulas, and we source pure, unpreserved raw ingredients.

Why?
Because preservatives function to prevent bacterial growth in formulas. On the skin, they have a big impact on the bacterial ecosystem.
Shelf life

Because we don't use
preservatives, our products have a
shelf life.

No refrigeration necessary.

Best used by:
8 weeks after opening.

SCIENCE
BIOME-FRIENDLY

Every ingredient and formula is screened with a unique process we've developed to ensure it is friendly to the ecosystem of the skin, the skin microbiome


 
 
AOBs ON THE SKIN

The most sensitive bacteria we test with are AOBs (the same bacteria found in the AO+ Mist). AOBs play a keystone role in the skin's ecosystem.


 
 
CLINICAL RESEARCH

It's not just about skin care, it's
about skin health.

This is why our research partner, AOBiome, is dedicated to clinical research on AOBs as a treatment for skin disorders.

 
BIOME FRIENDLY
OUR CRITERIA & PATENT-PENDING PROCESS:
Our mission is to develop products that restore and nurture the skin biome. To do this, we had to develop strict criteria and processes for ingredient selection, formulation, packaging, and manufacturing.

We use AOB as our core measurement for testing biome-friendliness. Here's what that means: AOB are one of the most sensitive microorganisms on our skin. Because of this, we believe by formulating a product that's friendly to AOB means that it will also be friendly to the other delicate microorganisms of the biome as well.

We've developed a patent-pending assay that we use to screen all our ingredients and the final formula to ensure that it's A-OK for AOBs.
WHY WE'RE PRESERVATIVE- FREE:
One of our early findings was that preservatives have a negative affect on AOB. This shouldn't be surprising because preservatives exist for the sole purpose of preventing bacteria and other microorganisms from growing in products. No wonder AOB didn't do well with preservatives, and why you won't find them in our formulas.

In theory, the motivation for including preservatives is a good one, but at the time, we didn't know what potential effect preservatives have on our skin biome. This is a new factor to consider.
INGREDIENT SELECTION:
This goes beyond our screening process. When sourcing ingredients, we've found many raw materials on their own already come with a preservative. We had to be very careful about our process to make sure we were always starting with unpreserved raw materials.
EXPIRATION DATES:
We develop products that nurture and feed a living ecosystem, without ingredients meant to inhibit or kill. This is why our products all come with an expiration date that's counted in weeks, not years.
PACKAGING & MANUFACTURING:
We had to recreate parts of this process. We manufacture and package our products with strict criteria to ensure that they are 100% pure when they arrive at your door.

Our packaging is selected for maximal protection of the product inside, requiring us to use pharmaceutical grade packaging for products like the AO+ Mist. We include an expiration date on each product so that you know when to discard them.
LEARN MORE:
Learn more about our forumaltion process and products at BiomeFriendly.com
FAQS
Do I need to refrigerate it? The cleanser is not temperature sensitive. While refrigeration will give you a cool lather, it will not extend the shelf life, which is 8 weeks after the first pump of the bottle.

Does the cleanser contain live bacteria? The cleanser does not contain live AOB, but it's specifically formulated to nurture the good bacteria that you get from your AO+ Mist, keeping your scalp biome healthy.

Can I still use my shaving cream, and/or moisturizer? Yes. We'll never recommend that you abandon products you love. We encourage you to experiment and see what works best for you. As best practice, we recommend applying the Mist as the very last step in your cleansing and skincare routine, after all other products have had a moment to absorb.

Mother Dirt Shampoo and Cleanser were designed specifically to be compatible with the AO+ Mist, and most off-the-shelf products are not considered biome-friendly. Some oils, such as coconut oil, are biome-friendly (as long as they are preservative and added-fragrance free), and will not harm the good bacteria on the skin.

Is the Cleanser scented? The Cleanser has a very light scent of rosewater (one of the ingredients).

Is the Cleanser okay to use on my kids? The Cleanser and Mother Dirt products are safe for use on children. Our ingredients are on each of the product pages, please feel free to run them by a pediatrician or doctor if you would like.
REVIEWS

9 reviews for Face & Body Cleanser Subscription

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karsten (verified owner)

    I love this cleanser! I had been looking for a facial cleanser that didn’t have a long list of ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. This one is it! I also love that it’s gentle, fragrance-free, and won’t damage my microbiome like other cleansers might. I’m now getting this on Autoship. Worth it!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannon R

    I’ve been using the cleanser and shampoo for over 6 weeks and love both products. The cleanser makes my skin feel clean without using but a couple of pumps for my entire body! It has truly transformed the way I go about my daily cleansing routine, for the better might I add!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wes

    This is a great product. I’ve been a user of the AO+ Mist for almost a year and saw great results. But I am a shower lover, and I know certain practices and products can damage the biome. With the cleanser (and shampoo), this isn’t a problem anymore. I thought my skin was great before, but after using the cleanser my skin started to improve even more. If you are a user of the Mist, give this product a shot to.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Donald

    I first read about Mother Dirt products in Bloomberg Magazine. I ordered all three; the mist, shampoo and cleanser and have been using all three for about a month. I used to shampoo daily which left my hair striped of its natural oils. Now I shampoo every other day with fantastic results. My hair is soft and shiney. The cleanser and mister are used after I shower and my skin also feels much smoother and softer. These are great products!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike

    I have been using the mist ever since the New York Times ran an article about it. More recently, I started using the Mother Dirt body cleanser and shampoo. They both are great complements to the mist. Now, I cleanse both my hair and body followed up with the mist. The results are fantastic. My skin never looked so good!

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    shanda

    I like it! My only comment is that it’s too much cleanser to use within the expiration time period. I want to be eco friendly and minimize packaging and shipping etc, but don’t like the idea of having to throw out product. And since I’m showering less these days (thank you Mist!) I think I’m going to have a lot left over. I will update this review when my cleanser and shampoo expire.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    matlgrl

    Just started using the shampoo and it is so wonderful. I can’t say enough about how good it is. My hair feels soft and very clean without feeling like it has been stripped of all life. Have been using the body and facial wash for a couple of weeks and have the same opinion – thinking it is so very great. I feel as if I am clean without being stripped of all the natural oils my body wants to protect me with. I will definitely want to use these products over and over again. Thank you for making such a superior product.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    John

    These products are great! The shampoo cleans but doesn’t strip and I only use it about every other day with no oily look at all in between. I don’t use a conditioner. The body wash cleans effectively as well but doesn’t leave your skin oily or with any residue. I love them both and it’s great they have no scent. Neither product seems to sting the eyes if you get a little in. Each bottle goes a long way

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kerry

    I love these products! They are both gentle but effective. The cleanser is a light foaming cleanser – it has a nice foam that is great for face and body (I sometimes use it for shaving too). The shampoo is a thicker gel, easy to use. Neither products have any fragrance, but they both have a very light, natural, scent that reminds me of grapefruit. They leave my skin and scalp feeling clean but not stripped dry. Love!

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Use as you would use any other body or face cleanser. You can use these every day or on an as-needed basis.

Our cleanser is gentle enough for both the face and body. It’s the first and only cleanser formulated for the friendliness to the skin microbiome. It does not contain AOB, but has been developed, tested and screened by a patent-pending process to ensure that it nurtures and protects the ecosystem of the skin. This means that it will not harm the beneficial bacteria of the microbiome, specifically the AOB found in the AO+ Mist. This is an unpreserved product with ingredients derived from plants, and will expire 8 weeks after opening.