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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Deep Pore Cleanser -- 8 fl oz

Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Deep Pore Cleanser
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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Deep Pore Cleanser -- 8 fl oz

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Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Deep Pore Cleanser Description

  • Thoroughly Clean
  • Deep Pore Cleanser with Manuka Oil & Tea Tree Oil
  • Certifiably Different
  • No Artificial Dyes or Fragrances
  • Gluten-Free
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan

Unclog and tighten pores with deeply cleansing pure Manuka Oil, Australian Tea Tee Oil and Bentonite Clay. Gentle enough for sensitive skin and strong enough for problem skin.


Remove impurities and unclog pores with this botanically packed deep pore cleanser. Pure Australian Manuka Oil & Tea Tree Oil, known for their antiseptic qualities, helps neutralize bacteria that contribute to breakouts and problem skin.  Rich Bentonite Clay plus Witch Hazel help to unclog and tighten pores. Nourishing Olive-Oil based Castile Soap gently cleanses away dirt, excess oil and every day pollutants. Leaves skin smooth, radiant and refreshed. Gentle enough for sensitive skin and strong enough for problem skin.


Key Ingredients


Manuka Oil

Pure oil from New Zealand distilled from leaves, twigs and branches of the Manuka Tree, helps to soothe skin and irritations.


Tea Tree Oil

Pure plant extract prized for its abundant cleansing and clarifying benefits.


Bentonite Clay

Formed from weathered volcanic ash, this porous clay has a remarkable ability to bind toxins and pollutants.



Shake gently before use. Moisten face with warm water and gently massage a small amount of cleanser in circular motion onto face and neck for approximately one minute. Rinse thoroughly with cool water. Gently pat dry. Use twice daily.
Free Of
Artificial dyes, fragrances, animal ingredients, animal testing. gluten, paraben and phthalates.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Ingredients: Castile soap (aqua/water/eau, potassium cocoate, potassium tallate, glycerin), sodium chloride, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, leptospermum scoparium branch/leaf oil (manuka), bentonite, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel oil, cymbopogon martini oil (palmarosa), calendula officinalis flower oil, callitris intratropica wood oil (blue cypress), chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil, benzoic acid, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract.

Test a small amount against clean skin on forearm 24 hours prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of eye contact, rinse immediately with water. If any adverse reaction occurs, stop use and consult a doctor. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on animals.

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Why it’s important to do a patch test

Patch tests are a sneak preview of how new products will affect your skin. Most importantly, they let you know if there’s cause for concern or if you should discontinue use. Some factors to note include allergic reactions, pain and irritation, discoloration or color changes, burning sensations, redness or any other uncomfortable or unordinary signs or symptoms. “Home-based patch testing is when you test a specific product in a small area, known as the repeated open application test or the ROAT test, while patch testing in a doctor’s office tests multiple different allergens, which are individually applied as specific ingredients,” says board-certified dermatologist Marisa Garshick. “Both help to test for allergic contact dermatitis, a type IV hypersensitivity reaction, but at-home patch testing will tell you if your skin doesn’t like a certain product, while in-office patch testing can help tell you if a certain ingredient is triggering a reaction,” Garshick explains. Seeing a dermatologist regularly is important, but unless there are unique circumstances or your skin is exceptionally sensitive, a visit isn’t necessary for trying out new topicals. Learning how to patch test skincare products yourself at home is acceptable for most people. Note that you’ll want to focus on small areas to minimize the risk of reactions. Those with sensitive or very reactive skin should learn how to patch test skincare properly and be vigilant about doing it for all new products.

Is ‘tingling’ a bad thing?

There’s a difference between tingling and experiencing an adverse reaction or allergy. A tingling sensation is often normal, indicating that skin is adjusting to new ingredients and a product is working effectively. If you’ve never used retinol or salicylic acid, your skin may be sensitive at first and tingle a bit until it’s grown accustomed to regular use. “Tingling can happen if the skin barrier is weakened or compromised or if trying a new ingredient for the first time,” Garshick notes. “But if tingling subsides moments after the product is applied, it’s a reassuring sign.” According to Garshick, a true adverse reaction involves skin appearing red, itchy or flaky when product is applied. If skin reacts, and symptoms are persistent and don’t go away shortly after application, take note. If you have particular skin conditions, you may want to speak with a dermatologist before using any new products. Garshick suggests avoiding oral steroids when patch testing if you have eczema. Generally, you should avoid topicals known for contributing to contact dermatitis or triggering a reaction without allergies. If your skin is red, irritated, weeping, scaly, flaky or blistered, it indicates a bad reaction, so discontinue use of the product. Tingling without any of these reactive signs present isn’t worrisome, and the product is likely safe to add to your skincare routine.

How to patch test skincare

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