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Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant

What it is:A natural, ultra-gentle exfoliator to resurface and refine the complexion. What it is formulated to do:The Soy Face Exfoliant from Fresh features a unique formula with an ultra-gentle form of natural microdermabrasion. Jojoba, rose hip, and cucumber seeds gently resurface the complexion while soy proteins revive the skin and support natural cell turnover. Together they work to delicately eliminate dead cells and instantly reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion. Calming cucumber extract and softening vitamin E further enriches the formula. What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- Synthetic Fragrances- Synthetic Dyes - Phthalates- GMOs- Triclosan What else you need to know: This product is extra gentle and ideal for all skin types. "In the early nineties, there was a buzz about the health benefits of soy, but no one was exploring its effects on the skin. We found that it is highly rich in amino acids, which help with cell turnover and introduced soy to the beauty market in 1999." —Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, Fresh Founders Research results: After an independent consumer testing panel used Soy Face Exfoliant (in-vivo test, 31 subjects, used three times a week for four weeks): - 97% noticed it immediately smoothed and softened their skin and had a purifying effect - 94% reported that it enhanced cell turnover and improved the skin's surface - 90% felt it brightened the skin, minimized the appearance of pores, removed dry patches, retexturized the skin, and visibly improved the overall appearance of their complexion.
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Questions & Answers for Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant

Question
is this gentle enough for daily usage?
would just like to know if this product is gentle enough to use everyday. Thanks in advance!
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
page1929
(augusta, ga)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think it probably is - it feels very moisturizing - but it's only recommended for use 2 - 3 times a week.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
meemac
answer 2
yes as a matter of fact it is too gentle and kind of oily and too creamy. If that is what you are looking for, then go for it. For daily use it is pretty good.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
candyperfumegirl
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I'm afraid not girlfriend. This exfoliant is a 2-3 times a week type of deal. If you're wanting a daily scrub, then you might be interested in Philosophy's scrub, but honestly I believe a scrub should only be a few times a week and not daily. Love this product, hope you will too!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
whiterose0323
(Houston, Tx)
answer 4
I use it 2-3 times a week. I think if I used it more, it might dry out my skin.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
mathmom
(Queens, New York)
answer 5
i have sensitive skin and i can only use this once a week. And if u ask a sephora consultant they will usually tell u to only use it twice or once a week. And if u for example use it twice a week make an exfoliating schedule so that u wont irritate youre skin by using it two days in a row. And instead use it on Monday at night and on Saturday at night. I hope this helps. :)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
barbiegirlshops
(San Antonio Texas)
answer 6
I think it might be a little much for everyday usage, but I do have slightly sensitive skin. I use it once or twice a week, and that does a good job for me.
answered 4 years ago
carpemakeup
(Columbia, SC)
answer 7
I don't recommend using this product everyday. 2 to 3 times per week.
answered 4 years ago
umpilipo
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
answer 8
use 1-2 times a week
answered 4 years ago
mellowpoet
(Oakland, CA)
answer 9
I have never used every day as it is not recommented by sales associate. I do use it every other day and the results are amazing. The sales associate told me 2 -3 times a week.
answered 4 years ago
ginny55
(Toronto, ON)
answer 10
You never want to exfoliate everyday. Exfoliating daily can lead to overexposure. Give your skin cells a few days after exfoliating, 3 times a week is maximum.
answered 4 years ago
colourjunkie3
(Chicago, IL)
answer 11
Depending on your skin, Fresh recommends using the exfoliant 2-3 times a week, followed by Soy Face Cream.

For personalized product recommendations & advice, we invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) & select option 2 to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How often do you use this product?
I have combination skin and I am wondering how often I should use this product..do I use it every day or once a week (on top of a face cleanser)?

Thanks!!
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
on Soy Face Exfoliant
10 answers
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answer 1
I have found 1-2 times per week is all that is needed for this product to work effectively on my very sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1142
(Basking Ridge, NJ)
answer 2
I wouldn't use it with a facial cleanser. I usually just rinse my face with water to loosen up any make-up I may be wearing and then use this exfoliant. Some dermatologists say to exfoliate everyday, others twice a week. This exfoliant is gently enough to use every other day or every other other day, but I'd never exfoliant every single day, it may dry out our skin and be more harmful than helpful.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
xicana63
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
I think it depends on your skin and what phase it is in I use it more when my skin is dry and flaking to remove the dead cells. Less when it is more oily. I have used it on an everyday basis without problems. I have spaced it out and it works wonderfully.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hammer15
(St. Petersburg, FL)
answer 4
Depends on your skin. I use my Clarisonic Mia daily, which in my opinion is a harsher exfoliator than this. I think you could use this daily or every other day if you have super sensitive skin. Considering how soft it leaves your skin, you will want to use it everyday!!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
xtinax
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
I use this exfoliant after removing make up and washing my face with a cleanser. Haven't tried it with a dirty face but I assume the exfoliant wouldn't do its job if it has to do the job of a cleanser. Even estheticians clean the face before treating other problems such as clogged pore.

I use this exfoliant every other night. I have combination skin and am a little rosy in the cheeks but this product didn't over irritate. Be sure to follow with a moisturizer.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
ohimesama
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 6
I use it twice a week.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
katpalm
(Davenport, IA)
answer 7
I have combination skin as well and I use it 2-3 times a week. Really love the way it leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kelawils
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
answer 8
You will have to try it to figure whether it can be used daily. I use it daily, but not on all areas of my face. My neck is more sensitive and requires less frequent use. This is a very good product for daily use, generally. The natural scrub medium is much better for daily use then one made of chemicals and alcohol. I have also found that using a little more water with application controls the degree of scrub "roughness" which helps daily use. Not all scrubs and be control with a little extra water mixed with the product before use.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
bwat
(Washington, DC)
answer 9
every 2-3 days is best. i think it would be too harsh on your skin for daily use.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
wendiann
answer 10
I use it twice a week, But If I need to I use it more.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
lel1286
(Jacksonville, FL)
Question
Use for acne prone skin
I have very sensitive and acne-prone skin. Do you recommend that I use this? And can I use this even when I have acne or would I have to wait for my acne to clear up first? Thanks!
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
curiousity
(Toronto)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
9 answers
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answer 1
I have acne prone skin and it works perfectly!

You never want a scrub that s too harsh as I will irritate your skin and cause more breakouts.

You can you this every other day and you'd be fine as it won't strip your oils and cause your skin to produce more oil.

Give it a try and don't forget it takes up to a month or your face to adapt to the new product. Patience is the essence.....if you can ride it out, you won't be sorry!
answered 3 months ago
sushi333
(Calgary, Alberta)
answer 2
Hi!

In my opinion, this scrub is a little bit too oily for acne-prone skin.
I would go with a scrub that doesn't add oils (like a sea-salt based one), with enzymes if possible (citrus extracts, notably).

If you need extra-moisture for your dry skin, start with a toner, because what usually happens is that the skin is dehydrated. (meaning that it lacks water, not oils). If that isn't enough, amp up your moisturizer!

Here are my suggestions of products:

Scrub:
- Laura Mercier Skin Face Polish, a gently scrub that you could use twice a week to unclog pores!

Toner:
- The Korres pomegranate one is awesome, because it doesn't dry the skin, and pomegranate extracts contain enzymes, which will help clear your skin.

Moisturizer:
- To start, the DDF Moisturizing dew is very light, soothing, helps with redness and is not oily.
If it is not moisturizing enough, you could go with Hope in a jar.

Hope that helps :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
drouontour
(Montreal, Qc)
answer 3
You should never use a scrub when you have acne. Using a scrub actually helps spread the acne. However, this product is thick enough to be able to use on your face around, but not directly on the acne prone areas.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
geauxme
(Baton Rouge)
answer 4
No. I have very sensitive skin as well. This did not work for me on the long run. It was ok the first time i used it. So it used it again after about 10 days. i got some irritation, so i stop using until i got all healed up. Then i tried again, and i got even more irritation. :-(
Still looking for that exfoliator that my skin can tolerate.
answered 3 years ago
gigisensitive
(Elgin, IL)
answer 5
This exfoliant is very helpful in clearing up my obnoxious adult acne for a great deep down clean without being too harsh or drying!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1142
(Basking Ridge, NJ)
answer 6
Not sure, but when I told an employee I had really sensitive skin, they mentioned I could return it if it didn't work for me so I bought it and still use.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
answer 7
It is gentle enough to use during breakouts. When skin is breaking out we have a tendency to want to use harsh chemicals to try to clear the skin faster. Often this is more irritating. Its best to be gentle on your skin during bad breakouts and not to over wash or treat the skin. Over treating, washing or picking at the skin will irritate, leading to more oil production and a vicious cycle.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hammer15
(St. Petersburg, FL)
answer 8
I don't see why you couldn't use this with acne prone skin. Often times mild exfoliation helps improve acne. You may not want to use it daily if your skin is very sensitive. Though I do feel that this product is extremely gentle.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
xtinax
(Miami, FL)
answer 9
I don't know if you have tried this yet or not but I would be afraid that it would be too intensive for acne prone/sensitive skin. I love the product but I have tough skin and it is very "normal".
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
docsgal
(Colorado)
Question
Comparable to other home microdermabrasion?
The description states this is a form of microdermabrasion, yet many of the reviews mention how gentle this exfoliant is, even gentle enough for daily use. So will this give microdermabrasion results (for example Dr. Brant) or is this more of a regular exfoliator?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
shadowi
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
8 answers
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answer 1
I haven't found any other product on the market (and, I have tried them all!) to work as gently and effectively as Fresh soy exfoliant. It is a must have in my skincare routine.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1142
(Basking Ridge, NJ)
answer 2
I'd say it's more of a regular exfoliant (even though it says it is microderm). It is very gentle, but has lots of 'grains' in it to make it more effective. Hope that helps!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kelawils
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
answer 3
I haven't tried Dr. Brandt's microdermabrasion, but I really like this scrub and think its results are very similar to home-use microdermabrasion products I've tried. I wouldn't exactly call it gentle, although it's not irritating to my slightly sensitive skin. Using it once or twice a week keeps my face very smooth and my pores clear. It's kind of a medium-grain scrub that does a good job exfoliating.
answered 4 years ago
carpemakeup
(Columbia, SC)
answer 4
I don't use it every day probably a little too much. I use it 2 to 3 times per week.
answered 4 years ago
umpilipo
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
answer 5
It absolutely is a form of microdermabrasion. The granules are fine enough to give you an intensive exfoliation much like a doctor grade micro. However, the natural formulation without any harsh ingredients make in gentle enough to do 3 times a week.
answered 4 years ago
colourjunkie3
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
It's interesting... yes, it is gentle yet as stron as a microdermabrasion. It's an incrdible product. My skin looks great after just a few uses. I can't live without it now. You know when you want to exfoliate but you don't want your skin to feel like its being scratched - yet you want it to feel like its actually exfoliating... well, that's what you get with this product.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
tpm34
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
It could be used daily - but why? not needed I do not use Dr. Brandt this product seems less abrasive.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Luvers2
(Orion, IL)
answer 8
I was using st ives exfoliant and thought it was good.. but with this product you really get what you pay for.. This is so amazing I will never go with out this product EVER.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
brandi14307
(garden grove,CA)
Question
Use with Clarisonic?
Is it necessary to use an exfoliator when I'm using the Clarisonic? I know I'm not supposed to use an exfoliator WITH the Clarisonic but my question is, can I still use my Clarisonic for example every night with a normal cleanser and then use this exfoliant a few times a week separately? Or would this just dry out/irritate my skin since I have sensitive skin?
asked 3 years, 4 months ago
curiousity
(Toronto)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
6 answers
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answer 1
When I use my Clairsonic in the mornings, I use a really gentle exfoliant a few times per week at night. I have combination skin
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
floridasunshiny
(Oak Park, IL)
answer 2
I have read that using too many exfoliants on your skin is not good for your skin. One of the articles I read was on Renee Rouleau's website. She wrote an article about just this topic. You can read the article on her website.
Her basic premise is that using the Clarisonic is not bad, just be careful about adding other exfoliants as the Clarisonic is exfoliating your skin when you use it. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
answer 3
You can definitely exfoliate then clean with the Clarisonic! The Clarisonic is a super gentle exfoliant but mostly it uses the sonic waves to dislodge sebum and dirt from your pores. I have pretty sensitive skin and it doesn't irritate me to exfoliate then clean with the Clarisonic.. actually, if I skip the Clairsonic, my skin doesn't really have that deep down clean feeling!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
camhughes
(chapel hill, nc)
answer 4
I have both and I don't think the exfoliating cleanser is designed to work with a clarisonic - I don't think you get much of a lather to use the clarisonic with.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
goldie26
(Boston, MA)
answer 5
I have seneitive skin as well, and clairsonic did not work for me at all. It abraded my skin so bad, i had to go to the derma for that specific complain. And I used a mild cleanser. Having said that, i would not use any exfoliator with the clairsonic. if you feel you need more exfoliation and your choice is the fresh soy face, i say use that alone. Not with clairsonic. it will be too much for your skin. Good luck
answered 3 years ago
gigisensitive
(Elgin, IL)
answer 6
I LOVE my Clarisonic and I find the Fresh exfoliant a great addition once or twice weekly to use without the clarisonic. It really gives an extra boost for those stuborn dry patches and extra polish.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1142
(Basking Ridge, NJ)
Question
compare to philsophy microexfoliating wash?
i tried a sample of fresh soy exfoliant and i really think i like it! love the scent and how it feels. even after one use, i feel like my skin tone has brightened up!! so i think i'm most likely going to purchase this product.

however, i have also heard such great reviews about philosophy microexfoliating wash. i haven't tried a sample of it myself, but i want to know how it compares.

has anyone tried both? if so, which is better and why??
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
smilingskin
(washington, dc)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
6 answers
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answer 1
I have tried the Philosopy Microexfoliant, and although I liked it I found the scrub particles too sharp. I used a verrrry light touch when using it. To me the Fresh Soy Face Exfoliant is very effective, more gentle, does a better job without any redness or sensitivity after using it.
Having said that. Ask for a sample of the one you haven't tried to better determine what you/your skin prefers. Hope that helps.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
answer 2
These 2 products don't even compare. The Fresh exfoliant does a much better job ridding my skin of stubborn dry patches without over drying. My face feels so clean and soft after every use 1-2 times weekly! I definite must have in my beauty regime.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1142
(Basking Ridge, NJ)
answer 3
I find this product better.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
hammer15
(St. Petersburg, FL)
answer 4
I have tried both. I really like Philosophy microexfoliating was but I love this product. They both leave your skin feeling incredibly soft. I also feel that the granules in Philosophy are smaller. The upside of the Philosophy product is that it is a wash, while this is just an exfoliator (you must cleanse skin first). Personally I prefer this product for an exfoliator. So if thats what you're looking for get this. But if you want an exfoliating cleanser go with Philosophy.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
xtinax
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
I have used Philosophy for the past 5 years, including the Microdelivery product, and feel that the Soy Exfoliant works much better. It is a little more intensive, but that is what aging and dull skin needs. It helps to remove dry dead skin cells and makes the skin look more vibrant. I never felt that the Philosophy products worked properly. My skin is now clean and glows.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
docsgal
(Colorado)
answer 6
Hey there, I have used both items and in my opinion they both are rockin items. Philosophy's scrub is not as intense so it can be used daily where as Fresh's Exfoliant is more of a 2-3 times a week. It depends on you and your skin! If you feel like you need a scrub for your face daily, go ahead and go with Philosophy's Scrub. It's just that you can't see as much as a difference with philosophy's as you can see with Fresh! I use Philosophy's purity wash on a daily basis and 2-3 times a week I use Fresh's Exfoliant afterwards. I Love it, I suggest it, it works! Hoped this helped.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
whiterose0323
(Houston, Tx)
Question
What happened to the Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant?
What happened to the Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant? Also, it's companion Appleseed Brightening Serum? I cannot be without these, they keep my complexion clear and bright!
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
sparklyblind
(Havre de Grace)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think they discontinued it. I was looking for that when I picked this up. You may be able to find some on Amazon or eBay, I just was too lazy to look it up.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
xicana63
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
Way better than apple seed and you get more bang for your buck!
answered 4 years ago
mellowpoet
(Oakland, CA)
answer 3
UPDATE: Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant has been discontinued.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
skinsense
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant and the Serum are still around, just not at Sephora. They are still available at Fresh.com and there's no mention of them going away anytime soon. Good news is that the Soy Face Exfoliant has some brightening properties as well via Grapefruit extract which helps to tone and brighten. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
skinsense
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Comparison to St. Ives?
I was wondering if anyone knows how this product compares to St. Ives Green Tea Scrub. I like the medium-grain exfoliators in that product, but was thinking of switching to Fresh to match my Fresh Soy Cleanser (which I love as a gentle cleanser). I exfoliate about every other day and have very acne-prone skin.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
littlegemini
(Portland, OR)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Omg, stop using St Ives!!! It's so harsh on your skin!
answered 3 months ago
sushi333
(Calgary, Alberta)
answer 2
St. Ives is much harsher and dries you out. This scrub is much gentler but you still get a great polishing effect and doesn't leave your skin feeling so tight like St. Ives does. Upgrade!
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MissBellaHell
(Los Angeles. CA)
answer 3
Far superior to St Ives. You might like the way the medium grain exfoliators feel on your skin but the finer grain ones are actually more effective and do not damage your skin. This is especially important since you are exfoliating frequently. Its gentle enough to use every other day.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
cathy08
(new york, new york)
Question
Is this product Cruelty free?
Soy Fresh Face Cleanser
asked 2 years, 8 months ago
gmagail
(Mableton, GA)
on Soy Face Exfoliant
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