dr. alkaitis | organic purifying facial cleanser

With its addictive herbal scent and low-foaming action, Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser didn’t last long around here — and that’s a good thing.

Unlike many cleansers I test, Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser made it to “empties” status, and I’m a bit sad that it’s gone.

dr. alkaitis organic purifying facial cleanser

{Dr. Alkaitis sent me a sample of its Organics Purifying Facial Cleanser. A full-size bottle costs $65 for 4 ounces, or a two-month supply according to the brand.}

This gentle, castile soap-based cleanser hooked me with its slippery-but-not-too-slippery texture that made it easy to apply and rinse.

Most castile soap-based cleansers I’ve tried are way too watery; I typically end up wasting product, but not with Dr. Alkaitis Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser.

Instead, this organic face cleanser is thickened up just a bit with aloe vera gel and then pumped full of nutrients via Dr. Alkaitis’ own “Organic Herbal Skin Complex,” which adds major skin-healing benefits to this seemingly simple cleanser.

dr. alkaitis organic purifying facial cleanser

Here’s the full ingredients list:

Added into Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Castile Cleansing Base (compounded from virgin, cold pressed organic Olive*, organic Shea*, Organic Jojoba*, organic Coconut*, organic Sesame*, organic Castor* and organic Borage* oils), the following ingredients are added: Organic Aloe Vera Gel *, Organic Herbal Skin Repair Complex (made up of Chamomile*, Plantain*, Black Elder*, Greater Nettle*, Myrrhº, Bitter Orange*, Rosemary*, Marsh Mallow*, Benzoinº, Marigold*, True Lavender*, Sea Wrackº and Atlantic Seaweedº), Vegetable Glycerin, Citrus seed extract, Natural vitamin A complex, Natural vitamin C complex, Natural vitamin E complex (D-alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherols), 100% pure Essential Oils.

* – Signifies certified organically grown.
º – Signifies ethically wild-crafted.

My oily, acne-prone skin responded well to the ingredients in this cleanser.

During the time I tested it, I had a few active breakouts and with regular use of this (in addition to my trusty Zum Rub), my skin seemed to heal a bit faster and my face looked a bit calmer.

I will admit, though, that my personal skincare philosophy doesn’t have me spending lots of money on cleansers.

Because they stay on your skin for a short period time (rinsing money down the drain!), it’s difficult for me to swallow the idea of paying $65 (or, hell, more than $25) for a cleanser that doesn’t do some sort of double duty (I’m thinking one that can also be used as a mask or mixed in with a mask).

But, because my skin was so compatible with Dr. Alkaitis Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser, I could see myself repurchasing the travel kit (which is where this cute sample came from) and using it while I’m away from home, which is usually stressful on my skin.

What’s your facial cleanser budget? Have you tried this cleanser? What do you like from Dr. Alkaitis’ line? Tell me in the comments section!


kimberlyloc.com may include affiliate links to featured products. Not all product links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase from an affiliate link, kimberlyloc.com earns a small commission.

These commissions help pay for hosting fees, site upgrades and blogging tools. In 2016, kimberlyloc.com earned $2,874 in affiliate payments and spent $3,211 on website maintenance. Thank you for your support!

like this post? get the newsletter!

  • Nice review! Like the sound of this cleanser…:-) I love the idea of a good cleanser and always trying to search for the best ones :-)

    • Thank you! What cleansers are you loving lately?

  • This seems like a product well-suited for my skin type. Dr. Alkaitis has already hooked me on their amazing Soothing Gel so I’ll definitely want to try this other product out.

    • Yes! That Soothing Gel is incredible (mini review right there!). I’m hooked on it as well, especially for summer…so light and nice. Get the little travel kit…great way to sample a lot for an affordable price!

  • I feel the same way about cleansers… I’ve used OLO’s easy does it for almost 2 years because it’s the best <$30 one that I've liked enough to repurchase but I'm always sort of wanting to find a new one I really like (apparently the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" idea does not apply to my beauty habits). I like the herbal smell of the Dr. A products I've sampled but haven't been able to justify a full size of anything yet!

    • OK, I’m glad it’s not just me! I love OLO Easy Does It, as well — the foaming action is nice! I kinda dream of the day when I have a pretty set skincare regimen … but then what would I blog about?! Does anyone else in the beauty blogging community feel this way?

  • I have to try this cleanser! I have recently fallen in love with the Dr. Alkaitis Soothing Gel. It’s amazing. I use it as a serum all over my face and it’s been helping with redness, eczema, acne, you name it. It’s lovely. I also tried a sample of their nourishing oil and omg… it’s beautiful. I really want to try more from the line. Great review, btw!! The cleanser I have become obsessed with is from Derma E – it’s their pycnogenol cleanser which is best suited for sensitive skin and I LOVE it. it reminds me of a clean version of Cetaphil which is all I used to use back in the day. I like simple cleansers for my sensitive skin.

  • Cheri

    Huge fan of Alkaitis! While it is a steep investment initially, the cleanser lasts far more than two months. I first purchased it in the travel kit last November, which lasted awhile and I have since refilled with full size for trips. I bought the full size in January of this year and I was my face twice in the evenings. I am just now about to open my replacement later this week. I do not wash in the morning, just water. I think most of their products last longer than 2 months.

  • Pingback: best natural face wash | best natural face cleanser | ultimate guide to natural face cleansers | kimberlyloc()

  • Pingback: the ultimate guide to natural face cleansers – Site Title()