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Essential Cleanser

$33.00 USD

(150ml / 5oz)

A gentle gel cleanser designed to reset your skin without over-stripping, this no-foam formula is high in glycerin (6%) to moisturize skin while coconut-based surfactants and fruit enzymes cleanse the skin of daily buildup and impurities. Bonus benefit: a generous coating works well as a shave gel. Designed with all skin types in mind.
  • CLEANSE: A gentle complex of naturally derived surfactants and exfoliants release impurities and daily buildup from the skin, leaving it cleansed and reset.
  • RESTORE: A hydrating complex of replenishing actives led by Glycerin nourishes the skin, leaving it comfortably cleansed but not over-stripped.
  • SHAVE: A bonus benefit: layering a few extra pumps of the viscous gel onto the skin works as a soothing substrate for your razor, helping the blades glide cleanly over the skin while shaving.
A scientifically sound approach to formula development and ingredient selection, prioritizing actives with proven benefits, sourced in their effective state, and tested against the strictest standards.
  • COCONUT-BASED SURFACTANTS: A naturally derived surfactant made from raw coconut oil, it functions as a cleansing agent and is known for its gentleness.
  • GLYCERIN: One of the body’s Natural Moisturizing Factors, protects the skin barrier, boosts and extends skin hydration, and prevents water loss.
  • PINEAPPLE FRUIT EXTRACT: A natural extract from a fruit friendly to the skin, it contains bromelain and fruit acids which have mild exfoliating properties, as well as fruit sugars and amino acids that moisturize and soothe the skin.
  • NIACINAMIDE: AKA Vitamin B3, a multi-beneficial ingredient that fights acne, soothes inflammation, increases barrier strength, and improves skin texture.
  • VITAMIN E: Aka Tocopherol, this easy-absorbing strong antioxidant is naturally found in the skin and helps protect against free radicals that destroy collagen. In high concentrations, it also offers some photoprotection against UVB rays.
DEVELOPMENT NOTES: Everything you need in a cleanser, and nothing you don't. The development process prioritized creating a cleanser gentle enough for twice-daily cleansing without over-stripping the skin, while still cleansing effectively enough to achieve a user's desired outcome. Ingredient selection focused on those that create positive impact even with low contact time on the skin, since this is a wash-off product. One essential function, only the essential ingredients. The Essential Cleanser.

DETAILS & USAGE: Experience: Cleansing, Hydrating, and Softening Application: Day and night, apply one pump onto a damp face, massaging into a light lather for up to 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly with water and continue your routine. For shaving, cleanse thoroughly and then apply two to three pumps to the area, layering the gel onto the face without lathering. Shave and rinse any residual gel. Specifications: * Skin ideal pH of 5.5 * Dermatologist Tested, Non-Irritating, Non-Comedogenic * Vegan & Cruelty-Free * Free From: Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, PEGs, Mineral Oils, Artificial Colours and Fragrances * Made in Canada

Pickup available at 242 Mulberry Street

Usually ready in 4 hours

Product information

Osswald NYC uses both USPS and UPS for shipping. Ground shipping for all CONUS orders under $100 will be auto calculated by weight and carrier for best rate, and free for all CONUS orders over $100; ground shipping will be via USPS. Two-day shipping for CONUS orders is $25, and next-day shipping is $40; express shipping will be via UPS. Orders are fulfilled Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.   


  • USPS First Class Mail: 3 -7 Business Days, depending on the region. This is standard mail and does not include a tracking.
(This option has been added by popular request, Osswald NYC is not responsible for this option)
  • USPS First Class Package: 2 - 5 Business Days, depending on the region. This includes tracking.
  • UPS Ground: 1 - 5 Business Days, depending on the region. This includes tracking & insurance. 
  • UPS Two Day Shipping: 2 Business Days, this includes tracking, insurance & guaranteed delivery on the date.
  • UPS Next Day Shipping: 1 Business Days, this includes tracking, insurance & guaranteed delivery on the date.

Return Policy

Returns and exchanges are accepted within 10 days of purchase date, although we reserve the right to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible for a return, the merchandise must be unopened, unused and in the same condition that you received it (unbroken cellophane wrapping) and accompanied by the original Osswald sales receipt. Furthermore OSSWALDNYC.COM cannot be held responsible for any claims after 10 days of purchase. Returns can be made in-store or shipped back to Osswald; for the latter, please contact info@osswaldnyc.com for return shipping label or mail to:

Osswald NYC
242 Mulberry Street
New York, NY, 10012

Additional non-returnable items:

  • Gift cards
  • Samples
  • Sale / Clearance
  • Promotional Discounted Items

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item and e-mail a digital store credit or refund based on your preference. 

You will be responsible for paying for shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping label will be deducted from your refund.

Please pack/return the item carefully so it is not damaged upon its return.

We replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@osswaldnyc.com and we will send you a complimentary shipping label. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

All orders are automatically processed on our secure merchant processor and sent for shipment as soon as they are placed. During this process we incur irreversible fees. Therefore, while we understand that orders might need to be changed sometimes, we are unable to do it free of charge after a certain point. We strictly adhere to the following cancellation policy:

If you cancel your order BEFORE it has been shipped, you will be assessed a 5% cancellation fee before credit is issued.

If you cancel your order AFTER it has been shipped, please follow our Return Policies & Procedures. The cancellation will have to be treated as a Return with all applicable fees.

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