A good cleanser is an important step in your skincare ritual. Whether or not you wear make-up, it is important to use a cleanser daily. Our skin encounters a lot in our environment each day - from general impurities, dirt and build-up to removing make-up or pollution. 

I've tried a few different cleansers with varying results. I like my cleanser to not only remove all make-up, but also to really cleanse my skin on days when I'm make-up free.

Before I review the Blissoma Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser, a little bit more about the brand.

Blissoma say:

"Instead we choose active, potent ingredients that are based on nutrients, antioxidants, and advanced phytochemistry. Generally our ingredients are just 1 step away from the original plant material from which they came. 

We carefully research each of our botanicals to determine their most active principles and then each is extracted and added to our formulas in a way that preserves its most effective medicinal components. 

All products are 100% natural and with the reformulation of our natural deodorants our entire line is now Certified Vegan, packed with certified organic botanicals, bioavailable vitamins, essential fatty acids, and skin-soothing seed oils."

Blissoma is 100% Certified Vegan, Cruelty Free, and their formulas are free of petrochemicals, parabens, synthetic colours and fragrances. The Blissoma Cleanser is also gluten-free.

The Blissoma Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser is an oil-based cleanser. 

Now, before you disregard it, I never would have known had not Eve from Eve Organics told me when she suggested this cleanser to me. There is no oiliness whatsoever and it is a bit between a thin cream cleanser and a lotion in texture, and also has a light exfoliant from the brown rice flower and willowbark. I dislike oil cleansing - it just feels messy to me and my skin never feels clean. I didn't have an issue with this cleanser at all!

I've been using the Blissoma Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser for a few weeks, and noticed an improvement in my skin almost immediately.

As a cleanser based on the oil-cleansing method (also referred to as the OCM), the Blissoma Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser draw all the impurities from the skin, without leaving it dry or stripped of its natural oils. Instead, my skin feels very fresh, clean and hydrated. This cleanser removes all traces of make-up with just one cleanse/use (2-3 pumps), so you don't have to double-cleanse just to remove your make-up. 

The brown rice flour and willowbark gently exfoliate - and note, it is very gentle. It isn't intense enough to replace your regular exfoliant, but if you have sensitive skin, it is gentle enough to not cause irritation.

I've mentioned before that I exfoliate 6 nights a week, but with this incorporated into my routine, I've dropped it to every second night.


Chamomile, frankincense, and willowbark all contain excellent properties for the skin. The sunflower, coconut and apricot kernel oil draw out impurities, without feeling at all oily, leaving my skin super refreshed, cleansed and glowing. 

Infusion of Althea officinalis* (marshmallow), Stellaria media* (chickweed), Plantago major* (plantain), Rosa damascena*, Arthemis nobilis* (chamomile), Glycerin*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) Oil*, Oryza sativa* (brown rice), Cocos nucifera (coconut) Oil*, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernal Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate, Salix alba* (willowbark) extract, Cannabis sativa (hemp) Oil*, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Echinacea purpurea Extract*, Essential Oils of Lavandula angustifolia, Litsea Cubeba, Cymbopogon martini (palmarosa), Canarium luzonicum (elemi), Boswellia carterii (frankincense), Vetiveria zizandoides (vetiver), Xanthan Gum, Rosemary Oleoresin Extract, Grain Alcohol*, linalool, geraniol, limonene, citral (from essential oils). 

*Denotes Certified Organic

My skin type is normal, with hormonal breakouts. Until recently, my skin was happy, but more recently it went down-hill and was dull, breaking out, and looked altogether stressed out. 
This cleanser has helped enormously, and has given my skin back its glow! 
I've also noticed the hormonal breakouts have been lessened. 

Within the first week, I noticed my skin looked brighter, cleaner, pores were less visible and my skin in general just looks healthier. I was actually quite surprised by the difference a cleanser has made to my skin. I thought my skin had felt clean before (with other cleansers), but I was also really surprised by how fresh my skin feels after using this.

Another important feature for me (always) - the packaging. I love the design of this - the bottle itself is a (recyclable!) brushed metal finish, with a white pump. Pumps are definitely my preference for cleansers, as they make it easier to get the product out whilst in the shower. This is a really attractive design, and I love the ice blue label!

The Blissoma Fresh Mild Rice Cleanser is 118ml and retails for around $44AUD, which is pretty reasonable considering how effective it is, and also when compared to other cleansers (size and price).

I feel like I'm always saying this, but this is my new favourite cleanser. 
I've been on the hunt for a cleanser that will actually make a difference to my skin, rather than just taking the make-up off - and this is it. 

I will definitely be re-purchasing, and I think my hunt for a really great cleanser might have ended here.

Blissoma is available from Eve Organics in Australia, and for new customers, if you sign up for the Eve Organics newsletter, you can save 15% off your first order!

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