Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Live Clean Fresh Face Skincare Review and Photos

Beauty Squared was sent the brand new Live Clean Fresh Face skincare line recently. You may be familiar with Live Clean hair and body skincare products already - they are readily available in drugstores across Canada. Now they have a facial skincare available, formulated with the same botanicals and high performance Live Clean is known for.

Here's what the website has to say:

Live Clean Fresh Face™ is a luxurious and prestige collection of eco-friendly skin care promising exceptional performance with natural plant based ingredients and pure essential oils.

Unique active system of Botanical Orchid-C Complex™ featuring Orchid – the eternal youth flower, Vitamin C and Certified Organic Botanicals.

The Fresh Face skincare line is comprised of daily cleanser, a toner, a daily moisturizer, a facial scrub, a clay mask, a night cream, a serum and an eye treatment.

  • 98% Plant Derived
  • With Certified Organic Botanicals
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • SLS/Sulfate free
  • Petroleum Free
  • Silicone Free
  • Mineral Oil Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • Pure Vegan
  • Dye Free
  • With Essential Oils
  • DEA Free
  • Phosphate Free

All products come boxed in attractive white cardboard with pretty floral imagery. Detail has been paid to the packaging which is a nice touch. There's plenty of information on the boxes, with little wasted space. 

Inside the boxes

Fresh Face Foaming Daily Cleanser (175 mL) $14.99 CDN
A mild, safe and gentle cleanser that cleans away impurities and makeup without stripping skin's natural oils. 

I really like this cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling very clean and smooth but not dry. I use about 2-3 pumps and while the foam is on the thin side, it doesn't thin much more when I'm washing my face. 2-3 pumps is plenty to remove the dirt and makeup on my skin at the end of the day and even my eye makeup. Depending on how much eye makeup I'm wearing, I may need to use a bit more product.

The cleanser has a light, fresh scent and unlike so many drugstore brands, it's not overpowering.

Fresh Face Refreshing Facial Toner (175 mL) $14.99 CDN
A silky, non-drying toner that refines pores, gently exfoliates and leaves skin smooth, bright and radiant.

This is a very gentle toner that does more for your skin than it might feel. It is very refreshing and helps to clear away any makeup residue left behind after cleansing, without making your skin feel dry. It has a light, clean scent. One thing I dislike is the size of the bottle opening. It's easy to splash out too much product and I think a smaller bottle neck or a spray top would be better.

Smoothing Facial Scrub (140 g) $14.99 CDN
A gentle exfoliator that uses non-abrasive micro fine granules of cornmeal to soften and smooth skin.

This scrub is gentle and effective, leaving my skin soft and very smooth. The scent is light and clean and the texture is thick and creamy, similar to a mask. It's mild enough to use a few times a week on oily skin.

Fresh Face Soothing Daily Moisturizer (150 mL) $19.99
Light-weight daytime moisturizer containing antioxidants and soy proteins, orchid extract and vitamin C.

This is a light, hydrating moisturizer perfect for wearing under makeup. It goes on very smoothly and absorbs readily, leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft. The scent is light and clean. The only drawback is that I wish it had an SPF element to it since it's designed for day use. It's great to have a moisturizer to soothe and heal your skin but with no sun protection it's really not very useful.

Fresh Face Deep Cleansing Clay Masque (120 g) $19.99
A deep cleansing kaolin clay mask to draw out toxins in the skin while soothing and refining and providing natural antioxidant protection.

I love clay masks. I love how smooth, clean and refreshed this one leaves my skin. It's left on for 15 minutes and has that familiar tightening effect as it dries. It rinses off well and doesn't overly dry out my skin. Afterwards, my skin looks and feels smoother and tighter and any shine from oil is gone. The fragrance is light and clean.

Fresh Face Glowing Daily Serum (50 mL) $22.99
A soothing, calming, firming and restorative serum for skin ranging from damaged to normal. Contains anti-aging antioxidants and soy protein.

This is different from other serums I've tried, primarily in its texture. It's white and creamy rather than opaque and gel-like. Otherwise it's got a very similar effect to other serums. My skin is smooth and soft and hydrated after application and the serum creates a good base for moisturizer and makeup. I notice an increase in my skin's radiance and a reduction in redness and dryness. The fragrance is light and clean.

De-puffing Roller Eye Treatment (15 mL) $19.99 
A roller eye treatment that cools, brightens, soothes and refreshes tired eyes while reducing the appearance of redness and puffiness.

I love how cold the metal ball of this is! It's a bit startling on my warm skin after a shower. The product is  There isn't much product that comes out when using the roller pen though, so any reduction in puffiness is likely due to the temperature.  

Fresh Face Nourishing Night Cream (50 mL) $19.99
Luxurious antioxidant-rich moisturizer containing Vitamin C and orchid extract to hydrate and firm the skin overnight.

The texture of this night cream is velvety and rich, so it feels like it works when you apply it. Despite the richness, it absorbs well but unlike day moisturizers, I don't want my night creams to absorb into my skin completely. In the morning, my skin feels smooth and hydrated and not greasy. I really like this moisturizer, it just rich enough for overnight wear. The fragrance of this is a bit stronger with vitamin C than the other products in this line. 

This is a very good skincare line at reasonable prices. The products in this line would work for most skin types. While I have not used them long enough to estimate any true anti-aging effects, I like the way these products work on my skin.



  1. I have a few products from this line and love them! However, the serum doesn't do much for me, from what I can tell, but it doesn't do anything bad either.

  2. I've the toner and just used it for the first time this morning. When I opened it, it poured all over some books. Had no idea it didn't have a pump, nozzle or whatever. I like that it has lots of natural stuff, which's why I bought it.

  3. I also love this line but I have only tried the cleanser and moisturizer

  4. Thank you for this info. I have been looking for a organic line or at least one that can claim 98 percent pure. I found this one accidently at Target on sale. Once I read the ingredients I purchased many of the face products and decided to check for testimonials out of curiosity once I got home. Thanks again for this post. ...I cant wait to use it! !!!