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Halcyon Cleanser

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Halcyon Cleanser

The Dream Cleanser, Perfected: an innovative, high-tech organic botanical gel emulsion cleanser that revitalizes and refreshes as it cleanses while supporting the acid mantle, pH, barrier, and microbiome. Formulated with tear-like chemistry and bioactive superfood actives for gentle, yet powerful and thorough performance that whisks away impurities, reconditions the skin, and leaves it comfortably prepped for treatments that follow.

Sulfate-free • pH-optimizing • Non-stripping • Light Lather • Ideal for Daily Use

$68Size: 100 ml / 3.4 fl oz

Halcyon is formulated to have all the qualities that make it the perfect daily cleanser. Our high-tech botanical gel emulsion is engineered from a base of soothing aloe vera and bioactive organic flower waters to mimic natural tear chemistry, at an optimal pH. A bioactive and therapeutic blend of enriching nutritive superfoods packed with vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients work with fruit enzymes, plant peptides, and gentle botanical amino acid-based biosurfactants to effectively cleanse the skin of impurities, debris, pollution, grime, and daily build-up; while fortifying the skin barrier, delivering a soft, smooth, renewed and radiant foundational clean slate.

Founder's Note

Halcyon Cleanser, we had to get right. So we'll keep it short and sweet with what we did:

You loved Halcyon's Limited Rose Edition, this is that, but better. How? It has a fuller gel emulsion texture that feels much more luxurious. The lather experience has been upgraded too, it's fuller yet produced with less surfactants for an even gentler yet more effective cleansing experience.

We also incorporated new peptides in here that work best when skin is most receptive, which happens to be during the cleansing ritual. So while we've always considered Halcyon a serum-as-a-cleanser, now it truly is one.

How to Use

Use daily AM and PM.

Our cleansing emulsion is a conduit of therapeutic bio-actives that best benefits skin as the final treatment cleansing step.

•Shake bottle before use.

• Start with dispensing 1 pump onto moistened skin. (Adjust to suit your preference)

• Sweep over damp skin in upward motions.

• Perform gentle massage in upward circular motion, along the facial contours and crevices around the lips and nose, paying special attention to areas prone to congestion, enlarged pores, extra make-up/sunscreen and where dead skin cells tend to accumulate.

• For longer massage, add water to keep cleansing emulsion active.

• Rinse with tepid water.

• Lightly pat dry.

Use within 9 months of opening for optimal freshness.

Select Key Actives

Herbal Superfood infusion of Red Clover, Green Tea Leaf, Red Algae, Chickweed, and Sweet Olive Flower in Thermal Water aqueous bio-nutrients that power our botanical gel emulsion, contains high concentrations of antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories loaded with anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and antiseptic properties that refresh the complexion, rehydrate skin cells, clear pores, and promote optimal skin health: help to tone, condition, and detoxify the skin, while renewing fatigued, distressed and devitalized complexions with a superior blend of antioxidants, phytonutrients, and vitamins that fortify, regenerate, and nourish. The ideal fusion of pH modulators and micronutrients that boost the protective acid-mantle and strengthen barrier function, making skin more resilient.

Plant Peptides derived from organic botanicals and humectant plant glycoproteins that create a mild, skin-friendly cleansing system with light, yet ample lather to efficiently rinse and dislodge debris, grime, excess oils, harmful bacteria, pollution, sweat, and other impurities. Their cell-communicating abilities heal, repair and renew skin. Enhances absorption of bio-actives into skin cells.

Hybridized Fruit Enzymes derived from Papaya, Cranberry and Pineapple are effective at dissolving away surface impurities, dead skin cells, and the film of accumulated debris at the end of a long day, and expelled waste produced overnight. Naturally gentle for daily use and clinically proven to effectively resurface skin, brighten complexion and reverse the skin aging process by promoting cell turnover and introducing repairing and hydrating action through modulating collagen & elastin fibers in the dermis. It's particularly beneficial in our cleansing step as an environmental phyto-protective that reverses damage from undue sun exposure, smoke, and pollution.

Red Marine Algae - a deeply restorative and rejuvenating active that also works to bring moisture into the skin for a fresh, plumped complexion post-cleanse. Our Algae also works to disintegrate the layer of accumulated biofilm that forms on the skin over time composed of pollutants, impurities, sweat, and toxins.

Reishi a powerful anti-aging adaptogen revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine that enhances cell energy levels and helps calm irritation. This mega-nutrient mushroom contains over 400 bio-compounds beneficial for skin health and is made from a high concentration of polysaccharides, the plant hyaluronic acid molecule responsible for drawing hydration and enhancing skin's ability to bind moisture. A fine molecular structure primes reishi actives to penetrate deep into the skin during the cleansing process for maximizing skin's defenses against aging, and recalibrate from irritation and fatigue.

Full Ingredients List

R. damascena (Damask Rose)/R. alba (White Rose) Hydrosol Blend*, D-A. barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Herbal Infusion of (T. pratense*, C. sinensis*, S. media, Z. officinale*, O. fragans) in Thermal Water (Aqua), A. caudatus (Amaranth Peptide) Amino Acid*, Glycerin* (Plant-derived), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate^ (Vegetable source), Sorbitan Oleate^ (Olive-derived), Sr-hydrozoan polypeptide-1^ (Plant-derived Collagen Peptide), O. sativa (Rice Peptide) Amino Acid^, L-Proline, Rhodophyta (Red Marine Algae)*, C. sinensis (Green Tea) Extract*, Propanediol^, G. lucidum (Reishi) Tincture*, 3-Glyceryl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), C. asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Black Tea Saccharomyces Ferment*, S. nigra (Willow bark) Extract*, Biodynamic Fruit Enzymes*, Plant Cellulose (Derived from Bamboo & Rose)^, A. barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf in Agarose Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate*, R. damascena (Damask Rose) Extract*, R. centifolia muscosa (Rose Centifolia Muscosa) Extract*, C. bergamia (Bergamot) Extract* (Bergaptene free), S. spicatum (Sandalwood) Extract*, C. aurantium (Neroli) Extract*, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Linalool

* Organic
^ Derived from Organic Plant Sources

Additional Information

Texture: Aqueous Botanical Gel Emulsion.

Suitable for: All skin types.

Packaging: Standard size is 100 ml / 3.4 oz ultra-violet glass, Travel size is 30 ml / 1 oz ultra-violet glass. 100% Recyclable.

Storage: Keep in a cool, dry area away from direct exposure to sunlight.

✅  Water-free base
✅  Alcohol-free
✅  pH Balancing (optimal 5.5 pH)
✅  SLS/Sulfate/Sulfite Free
✅  Cruelty-free
✅  Vegan
✅  Gluten-free
✅  No Harsh Detergents
✅  No Alkaline Soap-bases
✅  Certified Organic & Non-GMO Ingredients
✅  Non-Photosensitizing
✅  Non-Comedogenic
✅  No Artificial Fragrance
✅  Made fresh in the USA


pH-Balanced, Microbiome & Barrier Fortifying, No sulfates nor harsh detergents, Dermatologically Tested, Gentle Tear-Like Chemisty

All about our holy grail cleanser

Cleansing is a delicate balancing act between performance and gentleness. Our innovative high-tech botanical gel emulsion is a modern approach that offers a gentle yet thorough refreshing cleansing experience without stripping skin or disturbing the delicate moisture mantle. 

Each pump of this nutrient-rich bioactive gel emulsion is a direct infusion of organic and wild-crafted botanical extracts, peptides, Vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins brimming with radiance inducing, skin enhancing actives while effectively keeping skin free of impurities with pollution neutralizing bio-actives, decongesting herbs, resurfacing fruit enzymes, and plant amino acids.

What it's for: The perfect cleanse.

Skin Feel: A botanical gel emulsion that delivers a gentle, pristine cleanse that leaves the skin comfortably nude, and renewed.


✔️ ph-Balancing (Optimal 5.5)
✔️ Subtle, Gentle Foam
✔️ Easy Rinse-off
✔️ Non-Stripping
✔️ Free of Sulfates and Alcohol

"This is the rare product that is as natural as it is scientifically advanced, as luxurious as it is high-performance, and as gentle as it is effective. Gentlerist formulated Halcyon Cleanser using proprietary green technologies, fusing organic botanical superfoods grown from their own farms such as sweet olive flower, cranberry, and green tea with cutting-edge cosmeceutical technology. The result is a cleanser that is as restorative and powerful as a serum for healthier skin."

- ELLE International Beauty Awards

Vogue Italia

"All the facialists and beauty gurus agree: it is this cleansing of the face, to be repeated morning and evening, that is the secret to perfect skin." - Featured in: Products for Perfect Skin

Jade, Nephriticus

"As far as I'm concerned, Halcyon Cleanser is magic. Amazing performance aside, just from the ingredients, you know this cleanser is something special."

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Halcyon Cleanser remove sunscreen and makeup?

Yes! Halcyon Cleanser helps to remove the day. Many clients prefer using Halcyon Cleanser as a gentle, non-irritating solution for removing waterpoof eye makeup.

With all the actives and nutrients in the formula, we suggest using Halcyon Cleanser on bare or minimally-made up skin to reap the full skin improving benefits.

Will this gel cleanser be too drying for my skin?

Halcyon Cleanser uses an advanced process that merges high-tech with green beauty. Our gel emulsion utilizes next-generation biosurfactants that produce an ever-so-slight lather created from plant amino acids that are extremely gentle, and non-drying on the skin, and do not disrupt the skin barrier.

Additionally, our formula is pH-balanced, and is loaded with hydrating actives like aloe vera, and green tea infusion that also help to strengthen the skin's microbiome.

Does Halcyon Cleanser rinse off cleanly?

Yes! Halcyon Cleanser rinses off cleanly so there is no need to go over skin with a muslin or soft towel afterward.

Customer Reviews

Based on 28 reviews
So good!

I have used halcyon for many years. As a sensitive and dry skinned person, I used the old version mainly in warmer weather as I found it a bit stripping in the colder months. This new Gentlerist version is perfection. It’s slightly richer in texture, but very mild and cocoons my skin in the softest, barely there, baby lather. It leaves my skin completely clean, but comfortable, balanced and never stripped. The smell is barely there and fresh. Big love. Thank you!

Merion B.
Best cleanser ever!

This is my 2nd bottle. A bottle goes a long way since I only use 1 pump. Halcyon is the most beautiful gel cleanser, and it's so gentle that it's the ONLY gel cleanser my skin can use. It doesn't leave my skin tight, or dry, in fact my skin feels a very comfortable naked after using it. It works really well, and is a pleasure to use.

Kristen C.
One of a kind

I didn't know what to expect with Halcyon, but it's really one of a kind. It feels like a gel, maybe oil? But then creates the nicest botanical cleanse with a lather that looks like sea foam in the afterwash of a tide. All very gentle. And rinses quickly. My skin feels REALLY good after I use it.


The first time I used the new Halcyon, I almosted melted. The first thought I had after using it? 'I'm soooo glad I tried this." This cleanser, as much as a skincare product can be, is gorgeous. The gel, a botanical goodness, the cleansing, gentle oceanic and tear like, the result, skin soft and nude in that perfectly content way. Gentlerist, this collection is truly exceptional.

Linda N
Another level

Everything from the consistency, to the performance, and feel of the cleanser is 10 out of 10. I have reactive skin, and loved the gentle plant infused gel working on my skin. Truly another level in a cleanser that I haven't experienced before. Highly recommend!