Comparison isn’t healthy, everyone keeps repeating it at the moment, and I cannot say that I disagree. I do however think that this is what the mind is naturally trained to do, and if we fight it when it comes to ourselves, a little bit of comparison doesn’t hurt when it is time to review skincare items, quite the contrary. Case in point: ever since I’ve tried the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, I cannot but comparing it to another cleanser, and it is the comparison itselfΒ  which made me realize how gorgeous it was.

Indeed, I pretty much bought the Fresh Soy Face CleanserΒ and Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser –more about it– at the same time, two cleansers which, coincidentally, share the same love for rosewater as well as the same gel-which-does-not-foam consistency. Refreshing in the morning, but also less drying than the traditional foaming cleanser in the evening, this consistency often means good all-rounder cleanser, but some all-rounders are better than others. I like the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, everything, from the white packaging to the rosy scent, meets the current skincare trend, and its light, silky feeling on the skin is very hard to resist when choosing which cleanser to use in the morning and in the evening. A little less glamorous than Glossier, the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser opts for a simple packaging and a cucumber scent which is as subtle as it is non-artificial, a win win. The real difference, however, lies in the post-cleansing skin.

Not drying, but also not as hydrating as it claims to be, reaching for the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser every morning and every evening wouldn’t be the best decision to make for dry and/or dehydrated skins, the Soy Face Cleanser,Β on the other hand, truly respects the skin, it leaves the skin as comfortable and radiant as a rich cleansing balm would do. Perhaps it comes from the slightly more sophisticated ingredient list, with lots -lots!, mainly thanks to the soy, omnipresent in the ingredient list- of Amino acids, one of those ingredients which do it all. Radiance, skin renewal without forgetting hydration, the Amino Acids truly help the skin. They probably are the little miracle which distinguishes this cleanser from the usual makeup remover, something which it is particularly good at as long as waterproof makeup isn’t involved -therefore perfect as both first and second cleanser-. The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser seems indeed more versatile and beneficial than the plain gel cleanser: the makeup is flawlessly erased, but the skin is also more energized and comfortable than usual, nothing to compete with the impact of a beautiful serum or an efficient moisturizer, but definitely the bonus which makes Fresh win the Glossier/Fresh cleansing battle.


  • I finished a sample tube of this on holiday and loved it! Will definitely buy the full size at some point. Great review! xx


  • Yiotou_La

    I love how you compare these two products, I haven’t tried this but I want all benefits from it, refreshed, radiant and clean skin.


  • Comparison actually adds joy when it comes to beauty products, at least for me. My skin is not dry, but cleansers are kind of a hobby, so I might try this one someday.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  • Kate

    Both these cleansers sound beautiful. I hadn’t heard of the Fresh one but I love a gel cleanser so I’m very curious about it now! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • I know the Glossier one is many people’s favourite, but the Fresh one is well worth a try, especially since we can really see the thoughts that went into it!

  • I have not tried Glossier cleanser but I am not a fan of this cult favourite Fresh Soy cleanser. I don’t find it to be anything special nor did it do anything for my skin. πŸ™ Currently I am using balm or oil cleansers in the morning and I find my skin to be better than ever.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity⎜Burberry Beauty Giveaway

    • Oh strange. I know I should use more balm and oil cleansers, but, in terms of consistencies, these are my least favourite cleansers, so I struggle to use them regularly, but I definitely believe you when you say it has a positive impact for the skin!

  • For some reason this cleanser has always intrigued me, but I’ve never actually tried. After this review I definitely might in the future!

  • Lovely and honest review! I definitely want to look into this as it sounds worth a try, love that it’s not too dying also!

    Anika |

  • i would just love to try fresh beauty items. they sound just so beautiful but they are so hard to get where i live.

    • Oh, it is a shame indeed! This is actually the first product I try from the brand, but I’m very impressed πŸ™‚

  • I don’t find this to really remove my makeup but I still love using it for a second cleanser! It really isn’t drying at all. I also find it gentler than glossier’s milky jelly πŸ™‚

    Mili | sharmtoaster

    • Strange, it does a great job at removing mine, the only thing it doesn’t remove is my waterproof mascara! Yes, I’m not quite sure what makes it gentler, but it truly is. I just think a lot more thoughts went into the formulation!

  • Lisa Autumn

    Wanted to try this one for ages! Thanks for your thoughts girl!

    xx Lisa |

  • Hannah Chau

    This looks amazing! Looks so pure and clean! Would be amazing for me overly sensitive face.

  • Both sound pretty good but i love the sound of the Fresh Soy Cleanser x