Surfacemoves Cleanser

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pH Balanced | Vegan | For all Skin

A hydrating and purifying facial cleanser that gently frees the skin from elemental impurities and light makeup to reveal a clearer, brighter, and more supple complexion. 

Decadent in texture with a resurfacing power, this non-stripping cleanser helps the skin retain natural moisture while it introduces soothing ingredients that help to reduce the appearance of uneven texture and visible pores over time.

Size 100ML

Product Development by The Ingredientist

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Glycerin*, Decyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, C12-16 Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Water, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil*, Montmorillonite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Carica Papaya Leaf*, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Powder, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf*, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flowers*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil*+, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed*, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.

* Organic Ingredient

+Bergapten-free (FCF - photosensitization constituent has been removed) 

This formula contains limonene and linalool, natural essential oil constituents of bergamot and sweet orange

Massage several pumps onto damp or dry skin and rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner, Tidalshift Serum, moisturizer and/or SPF. 

Recommended for morning and evening use. 

  • For all skin, including sensitive and blemish-prone.
  • Safe for use around the eye area and for double cleansing. 
  • Will remove light makeup.
  • Option to leave on for 5-10 mins as a purifying, clearing mask.

Sophisticated, uplifting citrus with a clarifying twist.

Each product in the Cheeks + Co line is inspired by an icon location in California. Often where extreme environmental elements collide.

Follow the Surfacemoves coordinates to Glamis Sand Dunes near our founder, Tina’s hometown of El Centro, California.

Remove the treatment pump from the bottle. Wash and dry the glass bottle and place it in your at-home recycling bin for curbside collection. 

Rinse the treatment pump and allow it to dry. Bring the pump to our Pact Collective recycling bin at any Cheeks + Co for advanced molecular recycling.  

If you can’t get to a Cheeks location, visit Pact Collective for ways to responsibly recycle or put the treatment pump in the trash bin.

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key ingredients

Montmorillonite Clay

A pure, ethically mined clay with a unique molecular structure that purifies the skin surface to lift away daily elemental buildup. Helps to clear the appearance of congestion for a clearer complexion and improve the look of pores over time.


Rice and lactobacillus fermentations deliver balancing bioactives to the skin surface that help to fortify the barrier integrity with a potent assortment of antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Fruit Enzymes

A resurfacing enzyme complex from pineapple and papaya extracts that delicately renews, smooths, and brightens the appearance of skin over time. Leave a layer of Surfacemoves on as a flask mask to give the enzymes extra time to gently exfoliate.



Massage 2-4 pumps onto damp or dry skin and rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner, serum, moisturizer and/or SPF.


Nope! You do not need foam to effectively cleanse your face. High foam can be an indication of high surfactant levels, which isn’t necessarily a good thing for your skin barrier health and microbiome. We embrace a more scientific and elevated approach to cleansing: don’t strip your skin barrier, nourish your microbiome, be gentle, and replenish hydration as much as possible.

Montmorillonite clay is a powerful ingredient for the skin. It provides a broad spectrum of benefits - such as brightening, purifying, and accelerated soothing  - but it’s often presented in cleansing products geared toward oily, blemish-prone, and reactive skin.  Unfortunately, many of these types of cleansers can work against your skin - removing any trace of oil and significantly stripping the barrier. 

Our mission was to make the benefits of clay universally accessible and to create a cleanser that would work with all skin. As a result, Surfacemoves has a wide range of compatibility with the skin; it doesn’t interfere with the skin’s natural moisture factor (NMF) and provides gentle cleansing action that helps to brighten appearance, soften the surface, and support better skin barrier integrity. 

Surfacemoves is designed for all skin types and conditions - dry, oily, combination, sensitive, blemish-prone, and redness-prone. The core ingredient heroes are universally beneficial for the skin as gentle purifiers, fortifiers and replenishing hydrators.

We recommend this product for use around the eye area. 

While Surfacemoves has not been clinically tested for use on or around the eye area, there is no research available to conclude that it is unsafe for around the eyes. If you do accidentally get Surfacemoves in the eye, rinse with water until clear. 

Surfacemoves has a sophisticated and subtle citrus scent from organic bergamot and sweet orange oils.

Yes. Surfacemoves will remove light makeup and sunscreen, but it will not remove heavier and/or waterproof makeup and thicker sunscreen. For the latter, we recommend first cleansing with an oil-based cleanser to remove the bulk of makeup/sunscreen and follow with Surfacemoves as your second cleanse.

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