Review: AXIS-Y Sunday Morning Refreshing Cleansing Foam

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Price: £15.92

Volume: 120ml

What is it?: A ”gentle’ cleansing foam meant to NOT strip the skin of moisture while leaving the skin pH balanced. It is meant to soothe irritated skin and basically be very gentle.

Description: The brand state that this contains a patented skincare technology called: Aquaxyl which means this cleansing foam should not only keep the skin from being stripped of moisture, but to provide moisture back into the skin.

Good for: All skin types, sensitive skins + not provoke acne prone skin.

What I think: I agree. I have combination skin and this was fine for me. Some of the ingredients themselves are fragrance, so if you are allergic to chamomile, etc – please check the list. I think this has the right amount of cleanse for both oily and dry skins.


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pH: 5.5 – this should match the skin’s normal pH which means this cleansing foam shouldn’t irritate the skin too much.

Vegan?: Yes

Cruelty Free?: Yes

Packaging?: Matte packaged tube with a flip-top cap.

(As you can see in the picture, this came with a hygiene silver seal)

Hygiene Seal:

Directions: ”Squeeze a small amount into hands. Gently massage onto damp face. Rinse thoroughly  with lukewarm water. Avoid eye area” – From the AXIS-Y website.

How I use it: I did avoid the eye area as suggested. I didn’t use this as a makeup remover, but as my regular cleanser in the PM to remove my sunblock + sweat after exercising. It seemed to do the job and after cleansing, my skin did not feel tight.

Key Ingredients: Green Tea, Centella, Calendula Flower Extract, Chamomile Extract – all are antioxidants. Liquorice Root Extract is skin brightening. Glycerin + Sodium Hyaluronate are hydrating. Allantoin is soothing as well as Cica and Green Tea. Interestingly, Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract is supposedly antibacteria.

AQUAXYL (patented)- the INCI name is: Xylitylglucoside (and) Anhydroxylitol (and) Xylitol. This is a sugar derived from vegetables. It is supposedly an Anti-dehydration shield which tries to prevent water loss by improving the skin’s barrie by promoting protein and lipid creation.

Full Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Iseth ornate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coco-Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Cocoate, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Benzoate, Polyquaternium-67, Xylitylglucoside, Citric Acid, Anhydroxylitol, Propanediol, Xylitol, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Glucose, Camellia Sinensis, Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Agrimonia Eupatoria Extract, 1,2-Hexanediiol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Allantoin, Perilla Frutescens leaf Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Extract, Sodium Acetate, Pentylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Natto Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Chamomile Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Rutin

NOTE: The Incidecoder have a full ingredient list breakdown HERE

My Thoughts: I like that the brand has aimed to not strip the skin with this cleanser, and I think they do a decent job. I really appreciate it hasn’t got added fragrance as I don’t like a soapy smell.


As you can see, this has a cream/jelly-like texture (i.e. it’s sticky and tacky before water is applied, then it foams up). No abrasive particles.



It doesn’t have any added Mico or things to make the foam look shiny (like the COSRX Cica cleanser HERE), which I prefer.


When spread:


When water is added:

How / When it foams up:

How does it feel on the face?: It feels smooth, it doesn’t have any offensive smells when rubbing. Adding water, this foams up easily and this product washes off easily as well (no gel-like or cream-like remnants left on the skin). My skin didn’t feel tight after using.


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Fragrance?: No added fragrance (though some of the ingredients may be fragrant as well as providing benefits – so please check if you have allergies to things like chamomile etc).

Good at removing makeup?: AXIS-Y have not stated that this is a makeup remover, I wouldn’t recommend it as your first cleanse for makeup removal but as your second cleanse. this is absolutely fine to remove SPF however.

How long have I been using this?: For about a month

The Effect?: Cleansed skin without feeling stripped or tight. Note: I also asked my sister to try this (normal skin type) and she enjoyed it! She said it didn’t make her skin feel stripped or tight either.

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What I like:

  • With 1 wash – it does not strip my skin!
  • No added fragrance
  • Removes my SPF

What I don’t like:

  • If one is expecting this to remove waterproof makeup / dissolve makeup – this doesn’t. However the company does state that this isn’t a makeup remover.
  • It says avoid the eye area – I wish I didn’t have to.


Overall Rating and Conclusion: 4/5 – I usually really don’t like cleansing foams, but this is a decent one! I still prefer cream cleansers, but as a foam cleanser – I’d put this up there as one of the lesser stripping ones! This is to me, what I wish the Krave Beauty Hemp cleanser would be like (I found that far too stripping, link HERE).

Would I purchase?: Yes.

Dupe?: I haven’t found a cream–> foam cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin.

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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