The purpose of a cleanser is to remove sunscreen, makeup and debris, not to sterilize, dry, or strip the skin. Our cleansers utilize oils and gentle surfactants that leave the lipid barrier intact and preserved. Oils are the most effective way to penetrate congestion where it starts—at the base of the pores—without harming or drying out the skin. Rather than compromise the microbiome with the addition of preservatives, we encourage helper microflora to thrive by adding them to our formulas.