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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
Lathering agents, chemicals, & preservatives in soaps and cleansers remove important oils and good bacteria from our skin.
This cleanser is the first one ever to be formulated to preserve the good bacteria naturally found on the skin.
Deodorants & moisturizers are the most common products removed from routines.
Users across all types notice improvements in their skin's
Users also notice a difference in the look and feel of their skin
55% of users are able to take shorter showers with fewer
All plant-based ingredients
Because preservatives function to prevent bacterial growth in formulas. On the skin, they have a big impact on the bacterial ecosystem.
preservatives, our products have a
No refrigeration necessary.
Best used by:
8 weeks after opening.
about skin health.
This is why our research partner, AOBiome, is dedicated to clinical research on AOBs as a treatment for skin disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.