Lex and Jong
CLEAN POTION: 5-in-1 Cleansing Treatment
For absolute freshness Clean Potion is cold-processed in very limited small batches to offer the most potent 5-in-1 purification for exquisite translucence and unparalleled comfort.
THE CLEAN POTION DIFFERENCE
Even if you think you are happy with your cleanser, we invite you try Clean Potion for at least a week so you can begin to see and feel the difference a truly ideal cleanser can make for the first time.
From acne to lines, many skin issues can begin with or are aggravated by improper skincare. Proper cleansing is one of the most important (but often overlooked) steps in skincare. Although cleanser remains on your skin for a short time, if skin-damaging ingredients are used repeatedly, it eventually becomes a problem for skin health that can lead to a myriad of skin concerns including acne, dermatitis, redness, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles.
Currently, nearly all foaming, cream and even many oil facial cleansers on the market break down or remove crucial barriers responsible for healthy skin. These include the hydrolipidic barrier, essential for protection against external aggressors and irritants, and the important microbiome - the good bacteria and good natural oils on your skin that help to keep skin's protective barrier strong and keep skin comfortable & healthy. If your skin feels squeaky clean or powder-smooth after washing your face (whether from cleansers or exfoliants), you've already weakened your skin barriers and stripped your skin.
Even naturally-derived oils with no surfactants that require washcloths for removal can put skin out of balance. Many we have seen do not have a proper balance of linoleic and oleic acids which can be a problem if you use the wrong ones for acne-prone skin or irritated, compromised skin.
Although in many cases the damage does not show right away, habitually compromised skin becomes weaker, less able to hold moisture, stressed and more vulnerable to breakouts, rough skin texture, blotchy or uneven tone, lines and other signs of environmental damage.
We believe in using less to do more and developed Clean Potion as an all-in-one cleansing solution that actually helps provide special care for your skin's crucial protective barriers during the cleansing process. At the same time, it easily dissolves water-resistant sunscreen, long-wear makeup and thoroughly lifts pollutants to rinse clean. Skin is infused with a blend of oils that to help soothe the look of redness and feelings of irritation. Nature's own antimicrobial and sebum-regulators help to visibly calm excess oil & breakouts. A very precise combination of omega & EFA levels help promote a more balanced look and feel - whether your skin is more prone to dryness or has oily skin concerns. Skin is ideally cleansed, nourished, and in a receptive state for treatments to follow. Day after day, skin feels stronger and looks more balanced with calmness and clarity.
THE CLEANSING RITUAL
This complete multi-phase, oil-to milky foam cleanser removes the need for extra eye, lip and face makeup remover, second cleanser, softener, and toner. The elimination of excess steps in the cleansing process helps to prevent harm from excessive stress to delicate skin.
We suggest using 1 dropper, if used in the morning without makeup, and 2 droppers for evening cleansing to remove heavy makeup, pollutants or other impurities that may have accumulated throughout the day. Begin by spreading the precious cleansing blend evenly on dry skin and lightly massage. Wet your hands and massage well again without pulling the skin. The addition of water transforms the silky blend of oils into a comforting, light milky foam as it thoroughly removes makeup and impurities from the skin. The more impurities that are on your skin, the milker it becomes to lift them away. Rinse clean with lukewarm water. No washcloth needed. While this cleanser is formulated to cleanse thoroughly the first time, if you wish, you can repeat without worry about drying out or stripping your skin. Skin is left ideally clean and ready to better receive the benefits of the next steps in your skincare ritual.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I have worked in the beauty industry for many different brands over the past 20 years and have never before found a cleanser that leaves my skin feeling soft, clean, and balanced all at the same time until I tried The Cleansing Potion. I am so impressed with its ability to completely remove all of the day's makeup and sunscreen, while still somehow invigorating my skin leaving it supple and comfortable until the next morning! The Cleansing Potion is the holy grail of skin cleansers!! I look forward to using it daily.
A little goes a long way, and this Cleaning Potion is my favorite face wash. I never feel tight or too dry after washing. This, coupled with the Day Potion and Night Potion, makes for an easy, uncomplicated skin care routine. My face is breaking out less and feels fresh. Sadly, my husband knocked the bottle over and spilled it - I have to order more! It calms my skin and makes it feel smooth and clean.
This winter has been especially hard on my 71 year old face. Dry indoor air and cold, windy outdoor conditions have exacerbated already existing rosacea and sensitivities, creating a perfect storm of red, itchy, blotchy, rough, almost painfully uncomfortable skin. I tried numerous moisturizing products and cleansers that were supposed to help, but they only made matters worse. Sunscreen, and even the lightest application of make-up, resulted in more problems. I was really at my wits end. Then, three weeks ago (not quite out of the blue), I received an e-mail from Brendan. The e-mail included the review of Lex + Jong Clean Potion below. After considering this review and others on the site, and a week of indecision and study of the ingredients in the formula, I ordered the cleanser. At $68, Clean Potion was on the pricey side for me (for a cleanser), but the 100 ml bottle looked like it could be a good value, considering the ingredients and expertise that went into creating it. After just a week of using one dropper of Clean Potion twice a day, my skin is almost completely clear. The rosacea is calmed, the sore, rough patches are gone and my face has a clarity and glow I have not seen in many years. Even the wrinkles are diminishing! Of course this is my anecdotal experience and personal opinion, and in no way scientific - but after so many expensive bottles and jars of skin care disappointments, Clean Potion is a true miracle (and a bargain) that really works to calm my sensitive skin. Brendan you are a wizard!
Please see my initial review below 9/9/20. Beauty junkies out there know that often, repurchase is rare (due to that compulsion to try every darn thing out there!) and a testament to just how great a product is. I am on the site now to repurchase the Cleansing Potion. I will likely be using this product forever... it is that wonderful!
I have had pretty awful rosacea for about a decade now. Additionally, I work 12-16 hour overnight shifts in an enclosed space with dry, not-so-fresh air and juuuust about every bacterium known to science... not the most optimal environment for already-aggravated skin! From the onset of using Clean Potion, the facial redness, dryness and painful pustules have decreased significantly. It soothes immediately upon application. After using CP, my skin feels thoroughly cleansed, but never stripped. It is very soft and glowing, creating the perfect canvas for moisturizer and serum (both of which I have to use less of due to the retained moisture after cleansing with CP.) Bonus- it smells delicious. Another reviewer said it smells like cookies and they were spot on!
I would like to comment too on just how economical this cleanser is as well. I bought this back in September, use it almost daily-often twice (I have a few cleansers I’m trying to finish up and not waste- though CP is superior to them) and use probably more than I should because it looks, smells and feels so exquisite. I still have a little bit left and am repurchasing now before I run out. A $68 price point definitely can, at first glance, come across as high, especially when many of us are struggling right now. I grew up without a lot of means so I still have that mentality of requiring a good bargain and the most “bang for my buck.” This bottle has lasted me almost 5.5 months, even with excessive use. For the top-level quality of the ingredients, believe me... this cleanser is a bargain. As I said before, YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!
Plus, the two times I have interacted with Brendan (once in person and the other with my online purchase of this product) he has been one of the most gracious, helpful, and genuinely kind business owners I have ever encountered- it’s very rare these days unfortunately. Kindness means so much and will keep me as a loyal customer.
This is like the third review I’ve ever written in my life for anything but I had to get this all out there. I’m not a beauty blogger or expert- just a huge huge fan! Hope everyone out there realizes how strong and beautiful they are and that you are absolutely worth self-care and self-kindness! TREAT YOSELF!🥰
Clean Potion feels luxurious as you apply it to dry skin. It foams up beautifully when you wet your face. It leaves my skin feeling clean, invigorated, and balanced. I love this product.