Skin Zen Face Wash

Skin Zen Face Wash


(5 customer reviews)

Skin Zen face wash is a mild, lotion-based face wash packed with anti-inflammatory active ingredients that will help to calm your skin down and reduce redness and irritation. I recommend this face wash for everyone with sensitive skin, rosacea, or actively irritated skin. The surfactants are mild but effective at gently removing dirt and grease.Anti-inflammatory ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, panthenol, allantoin, and calendula help to reduce redness, swelling, and irritation. Because this is a product meant to be used on irritated skin, it is never scented.

This product is good for all skin types. If your skin is red and irritated and angry, this is your face wash.


INGREDIENTS: Distilled water, decyl glucoside (and) sodium lauroyl lactylate, cetearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth-20, shea butter, calendula butter, sunflower seed oil, rosehip seed oil, colloidal oatmeal, cucumber extract, panthenol, cornstarch, cetyl esters, tocopherol, gluconolactone (and) sodium benzoate, allantoin, bisabolol, EDTA


Decyl glucoside (and) sodium lauroyl lactylate:

Cetearyl alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20: This is the emulsifier in the formula. An emulsifier is a compound that is able to bind to both polar and nonpolar molecules in a solution. In skincare, an emulsifier is what holds the oil and water phases of the formula together. There are lots of different types of emulsifiers, with different properties. This particular emulsifier is what is known as an ‘oil in water’ emulsifier, because it emulsifies a small oil phase in a larger water phase.

Shea butter: One of my all-time favorite skincare ingredients! This butter is obtained from the karite tree, and it’s also a great source of antioxidants like quercetin, epicatechin gallate, gallocatechin, epigallocatechin, as well as skin-nourishing fatty acids (stearic and linoleic). It also penetrates skin readily. This is just such a wonderful ingredient for skin.

Calendula butter: Calendula, or Marigold, is a plant that was historically referred to as “nature’s first aid” and is known for its traditional uses in treating and dressing minor skin irritations such as cuts and burns. This butter is a enriched with Calendula extract, a soothing, anti-inflammatory active ingredient.

Sunflower oil: I love, love, LOVE sunflower seed oil! It’s really great for dry, dehydrated, or otherwise compromised skin because its linoleic acid content helps skin to make its own lipids, including ceramides, which are critical for proper barrier function. Sunflower seed oil also has a natural soothing effect on skin, making it great for reducing skin irritation.

Rosehip oil: Rosehip seed oil has loads of antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, so it is very anti-inflammatory. In this formula, it is present as an emollient and anti-inflammatory active.

Oatmeal (colloidal): Colloidal oatmeal is finely ground oatmeal (44 micrometer particle size) that acts as a skin soother and moisturizer.

Cucumber Extract: Anti-inflammatory extract that hydrates, softens, and cools skin.

Panthenol: This ingredient is able to penetrate skin fairly well and has softening and moisturizing properties. It also helps to soothe and protect irritated skin.

Cornstarch: This ingredient acts as a thickener in this formula.

Cetyl esters: This ingredient provides ‘slip’ to the formula, allowing the product to slide more easily across skin. It also acts as a thickener.

Tocopherol: Tocopherol is Vitamin E, and acts as a preservative in this formula, preventing the oxidation of the oils in the product and increasing the shelf life.

Gluconolactone (and) Sodium benzoate: This is the main preservative in this formula. It prevents the growth of bacteria, mold, fungus, yeast, etc.

Allantoin: Derived from comfrey, allantoin is a compound that is anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, and skin protective.


EDTA: EDTA is a metal ion chelator. This means that it scours the solution for metal ions, and once it finds them, it binds them very tightly, which makes them no longer a danger. Metal ions are highly reactive molecules that can cause oxidative damage to proteins, lipids, and DNA in cells. They are known to cause allergic reactions in skin, and generate inflammation.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz

Sample Size, 2oz., 4oz., 8oz.

5 reviews for Skin Zen Face Wash

  1. Susan Ciaccio (verified owner)

    This cleanser is effective and doesn’t strip my skin of moisture. I have tried most of Dr Jen’s cleansers, but this is my favorite. I have normal skin but occasionally I’ll get some irritation from some new makeup or something with fruit enzymes, which my skin hates. This helps!

  2. Caro S (verified owner)

    This face wash doesn’t irritate my skin, and doesn’t dry it out, but it does a good job of getting oil and dirt off my face.
    My skin is super oily, so I use this in the morning and evening, and unlike other face washes, I don’t get that tight “my skin is too dry” feeling afterwards.

  3. Karen Tyas (verified owner)

    This is the only face wash I’m ever going to use until Dr. Jen cuts me off! It never dries my skin out but always leaves it cleansed and ready to continue with my skincare routine. Skin Zen products have honestly changed my life.

  4. Kristin Encarnacion (verified owner)

    This is by far my family’s favorite face wash! We all use it (myself, husband and daughter) and it’s helped calm our skin conditions down dramatically. We make sure to include this in every order since we’re all using it!

  5. kaitlinforgash (verified owner)

    It took a lot of Dr. Jen’s FB posts about the harm of foaming face wash for me to be willing to use a creamy face wash. I was attached to the tight clean feeling, I thought that was the only way to know your skin was clean. I finally gave it a try and after an initial adjust period of getting used to the feeling I haven’t gone back. Especially as I get older and my skin is getting dryer I think it’s an important part of maintaining my face skin’s moisture barrier.

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