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Honest Beauty Calm On Foaming Cream Cleanser Review

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Honest Beauty by Jessica Alba Review

Ever since I heard about Jessica Alba’s brand, Honest Beauty, my eyes were set on trying out the products. It was not just because I am a fan of hers but also because I had heard raving reviews about the brand’s products.

I was on a hunt for a new face cleanser, and I saw this product in a nearby store. I was immediately drawn to it, and I wanted to try it out without doing any kind of research.

Was I happy with my decision? Well, keep reading.


About Honest Beauty

Honest Beauty is a clean skincare and makeup brand that is widely accessible at ULTA, Target, and other retailers worldwide. It was founded and launched by actress Jessica Alba.

The Honest Company, best known for its infant and personal care products, has expanded to include an extensive selection of affordable beauty goods. Honest Beauty is incredibly convenient for those looking for safer, more affordable goods.


Calm On Foaming Cream Cleanser

A mild foamy cleanser formulated to clean, relax, and soothe even the most delicate skin. It includes amino acids and a calming Phyto-BlendTM. It's suitable for use on any skin type. It is made without parabens, phthalates, PEGs, fragrances, and SLS.

The Calm On Foaming Cleanser has been evaluated by an ophthalmologist and is safe for delicate eyes.


The product has the following ingredients:

  • Water (Aqua/Eau)
  • Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate
  • Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Glyceryl Stearate SE
  • Isoamyl Laurate
  • Propanediol
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Phytosterols
  • Phospholipids
  • Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
  • Sodium PCA
  • Arginine
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Hydroxyacetophenone
  • Linoleic Acid
  • 1,2-Hexanediol
  • Caprylyl Glycol
  • Citric Acid
FunctionIngredientsWhat Exactly It Does

Skin-identical ingredient

Phospholipids, Sodium PCA, Arginine, Linoleic Acid

This helps the skin to stay highly hydrated.



These ingredients have anti-aging properties and help protect skin's collagen.


Citric Acid

This helps in keeping the formula stable.


Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

These ingredients help keep the formula stable.


Cetyl Alcohol, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Phospholipids, Linoleic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol

These ingredients are responsible for making the skin soft and smooth.


Glyceryl Stearate SE

These ingredients help in binding the mixture of oil and water, which tend to separate.


Propanediol, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Glutamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol

Ingredients that help the skin to stay hydrated so that it feels moisturized.


Water (Aqua/​Eau), Propanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol

These ingredients help dissolve other ingredients in the formula.


Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Linoleic Acid

These ingredients help the product to distribute evenly and with ease on the skin.

Viscosity controlling

Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum

These ingredients give texture to the product, by thickening them to give a moisturizer like consistency.

Price and Packaging

It is priced at $17.99 for 118.2 ml of product.

It comes in a tube form which I do not find very travel-friendly. I am also scared to use it without spilling accidents while traveling.

However, I must say the information provided by the company regarding the packaging is quite informative. 35% of the tube is composed of post-consumer recycled plastic and is made entirely of virgin polypropylene. The carton is composed of tree-free paper derived from recycled sugarcane. Very cool, I must say.


The Product

The texture is creamy and foams a bit after rubbing it on your palms. I also think that the word "foaming" isn't quite right. This doesn't make a lot of foam, but I didn't mind.

The most off-putting feature of the product for me was the smell. It literally smells like aged cheese (I am actually putting it quite nicely here). While using it, I try to wash my face quickly, and I cannot really stand putting it on my face for a long duration. It does go away after you rinse it off, though.

I would say that this is a mild cleanser, but since I have combination skin, after using it for a while, some areas of my face felt very dry. A small amount of product goes a long way.


The tube will last you for a long time

Not travel-friendly

Hydrating and nourishing


Quality ingredients

Can dry out skin

My Personal Opinion

I really liked the fact that the product has some healthy ingredients for the skin, but having said that, I was so disappointed by the smell of the product. Therefore, I will not be purchasing this product again and definitely would not recommend it.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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