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#1 Prepare - Cleanser
Moisturize While You Cleanse

$39.95 USD
1 fl oz / 30ml

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Cleansers can often dry out your skin. This is due to a high level of surfactant (soap) contained in the formulation. This oil-based gel that deeply cleans while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture levels.

Overview
Ingredients
Directions
What to expect
Q&A

“Right off, I want to say that from a cosmetic and comfort perspective, this is the best sunscreen that I have ever encountered.”
Independent review

Pure New Zealand Artesian Water   

Water is the primary ingredient in skin care. Ours is sourced from one of the purest places on earth; an aquifer beneath the ancient Kauri forests in the lush far north of New Zealand. .

Totarol   

This extract from the New Zealand Totara tree heartwood contains powerful naturally sourced antioxidants, which actively cleanse the skin.

Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil  

This oil contains omega-6 linoleic acid, which helps to improve dry skin.

Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil   

Extracted from the Kiwi fruit, this oil is rich in linoleic acid and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is also high in Vitamin C and E, helping to protect against wrinkles and photoaging caused by UV light.

Full Ingredient List

Every ingredient in Ao Skincare #1 Prepare - Cleanser is there for a reason. Find out what each ingredient is, and why we included it.

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  • Anti-aging ingredients
  • Restorative ingredients

Directions
Apply 2 pumps of cleansing gel to the face, using dry fingertips to spread in a circular motion. Apply warm water to transform the gel into a soft milk, then rinse off. Use morning and night. .
1 fl.oz. / 30ml (1-2 months supply)

What it is

Prepare Cleanser is a unique natural oil based formulation, which is gentle and non drying. The integrity of the delicate ingredients have been maintained and protected from light and air in an airless pump bottle.

What it does

This cleanser is a great multitasker – it nourishes, hydrates and protects the skin as it gently lifts away impurities by breaking them down with its natural oils. It will not strip the skin or leave it feeling greasy.

What to expect

The gel is applied to the face with dry fingers. Once spread evenly, dip fingertips into water and rub over the gel – this will activate the gel and turn it a soft milky white that can be washed off as usual. This gel will take off everyday makeup but not the waterproof, long wear variety.

Q: Is it necessary to cleanse my skin twice a day?

A: We believe this is a personal preference. Some people like to cleanse at night only and some feel the need to cleanse twice a day.

Q: How long should the Prepare Cleanser last?

A: There are approximately 60 pumps in the Prepare Cleanser and we recommend using two pumps for each cleanse. Depending on whether you clean your face once or twice a day, the bottle will last 1 or 2 months.

Q: Does the Prepare Cleanser take off makeup?

A: Yes it will take off light makeup but not long stay, waterproof makeup.

Q: Can I put the Prepare Cleanser around my eyes?

A: Yes, you can use it to take off light eye makeup and non waterproof mascara.

Q: Where can I find a full list of ingredients?

A: On the website under each product there is an ingredients tab and on the outer packaging there is a full list of ingredients.

“A good cleanser is the foundation of good skin. I am probably fussier about my cleansers than any other product, setting the bar high for low surfactants and enough anti-aging ingredients to multitask as a mask. Ao Skincare Prepare Cleanser cleaned up on every count.”
Independent review

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Totarol

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Harakeke Seed Oil

CP

Cold Pressed

Pure New Zealand Artesian Water   

Water is the primary ingredient in skin care. Ours is sourced from one of the purest places on earth; an aquifer beneath the ancient Kauri forests in the lush far north of New Zealand.

Totarol  

This extract from the New Zealand Totara tree heartwood contains powerful naturally sourced antioxidants, which actively cleanse the skin.

Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil  

This oil contains omega-6 linoleic acid, which helps to improve dry skin.

Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil  

Extracted from the Kiwi fruit, this oil is rich in linoleic acid and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is also high in Vitamin C and E, helping to protect against wrinkles and photoaging caused by UV light.

Full Ingredient List
Download Full Ingredient List
  • Anti-aging ingredients
  • Restorative ingredients

Directions
Apply 2 pumps of cleansing gel to the face, using dry fingertips to spread in a circular motion. Apply warm water to transform the gel into a soft milk, then rinse off. Use morning and night.
1 fl.oz. / 30ml (1-2 months supply)

What it is

Prepare Cleanser is a unique natural oil based formulation, which is gentle and non drying. The integrity of the delicate ingredients have been maintained and protected from light and air in an airless pump bottle.

What it does

This cleanser is a great multitasker – it nourishes, hydrates and protects the skin as it gently lifts away impurities by breaking them down with its natural oils. It will not strip the skin or leave it feeling greasy.

What to expect

The gel is applied to the face with dry fingers. Once spread evenly, dip fingertips into water and rub over the gel – this will activate the gel and turn it a soft milky white that can be washed off as usual. This gel will take off everyday makeup but not the waterproof, long wear variety.

Q: Is it necessary to cleanse my skin twice a day?

A: We believe this is a personal preference. Some people like to cleanse at night only and some feel the need to cleanse twice a day.

Q: How long should the Prepare Cleanser last?

A: There are approximately 60 pumps in the Prepare Cleanser and we recommend using two pumps for each cleanse. Depending on whether you clean your face once or twice a day, the bottle will last 1 or 2 months.

Q: Does the Prepare Cleanser take off makeup?

A: Yes it will take off light makeup but not long stay, waterproof makeup.

Q: Can I put the Prepare Cleanser around my eyes?

A: Yes, you can use it to take off light eye makeup and non waterproof mascara.

Q: Where can I find a full list of ingredients?

A: On the website under each product there is an ingredients tab and on the outer packaging there is a full list of ingredients.

*Qualitative study in New Zealand and USA, 80 subjects - March 2016.
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NexGen Cold Pressed System
Ingredients are not damaged

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NexGen Cold Pressed System
Ingredients are not damaged

We’ve developed a proprietary system to manufacture complex formulations without heating

Why? Because traditional skin care manufacturing heats products to almost boiling point in order to ‘emulsify’ the ingredients (blend them together).

So? It’s no different to the benefits of raw vegetables verses over-boiled. The very delicate active ingredients are damaged in the process, resulting in reduced potency. Our proprietary ‘raw skincare’ system ensures ingredients retain their full potency. We have changed our eating habits in response to this knowledge. The time is right for skin care.

New Zealand Totarol

Powerful, natural preservative

A naturally occurring, sustainably sourced extract from the heartwood of the Totara tree. Totarol makes the wood extremely resistant to decay, allowing fallen trees to be preserved in time for hundreds of years, even in wet swampy conditions. In skin care, it makes for the perfect natural preservative and antioxidant.

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In addition to this, each product in the Ao range is synergistically designed to work together to carefully re-balance your skin’s moisture. While at the same time, maximizing the anti-aging effectiveness of the delicate actives and botanicals, 24/7.

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