I tried this product when I was staying at a friend’s house and it made my face feel so clean yet so soft, smooth and moisturized. I’ve never used a face wash that made it feel like I had cleansed and moisturized with one product. My guess is it’s the cotton extract. This cleanser really seems to help my acne as well. Also I looked this product up on EWG’s Skin Deep website to see if there were any questionable or unsafe ingredients in it and it scored a 2 out of 0-10 scale for toxicity which is very safe and healthy.