Elemis' Superfood Glow Butter Just Might Be the Holy Grail of Facial Cleansers

We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

4.9

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter Hero Square
Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca.

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

What We Like
  • Non-stripping

  • Removes stubborn makeup well

  • Fragrance-free

What We Don't Like
  • Needs a scooper to get out

If you’re looking for a nourishing facial cleanser that will remove your makeup without stripping your skin of moisture, this AHA glow cleansing butter just very well might be your new favorite product. Packed full of nutrients and alpha hydroxy acids, your skin will glow with continued use.

4.9

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter Hero Square
Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca.

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

We put the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter to the test after receiving a complimentary sample from the brand. Keep reading for our full product review.

All facial cleansers are not created equal, and it’s certain you’ve tried many in hopes of finding the perfect one. No matter what type of skin you have, it’s guaranteed there are several facial cleansing formulas to choose from to address your needs. With so much to choose from when it comes to skincare, we have to wonder, can a cleanser really do what it’s supposed to do and then some? We reviewed Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter and were so pleased with the results that we believe we just might’ve found the holy grail of facial cleansers.

Fast Facts

Best For:  Face and eye area (to remove makeup and clean skin) / all skin types

Byrdie Clean: No

Potential Allergens: Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Lactobacillus/Acerola Cherry Ferment, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Beta-Carotene

Price: $38

About The Brand: Elemis is a British Skincare brand that is over 30 years old, that focuses on cutting-edge patented technology, feel-good results, and aiding people in finding the right skincare routines through spa consultations and in-store shopping experiences. Powered by nature, each Elemis product is infused with natural extracts to help deliver results for all kinds of consumers across the globe.

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter
Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca.

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

About My Skin: I cleanse regularly

I am not without my facial cleansers, ever. I cleanse in the morning, and I also cleanse in the evening. Since I have combination/oily skin that can also be sensitive at times, it’s important for me to use mild cleansers that don’t irritate my skin. I wear makeup every day, so I need cleansers that remove everything without overly stripping my skin. The brands of facial cleansers I use on rotation are Biologique Recherche, La Rochse Posay, and Renee Rouleau Skincare.

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter Bare Face
Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca.

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

"I absolutely love the way this cleanser feels on my skin and how well it removes makeup. I used the cleanser on the skin without makeup and skin with makeup just to see if there would be any varying results, and it cleansed my skin thoroughly each time with no residue left behind."

How To Apply: Scoop, apply, massage, rinse

The texture of this cleanser is rich butter, so you’re going to want to use the scooper to get out a small amount, apply it to dry skin, and massage it all over the face to break up dirt, oil, and makeup. You can also apply it with a cotton pad and wipe it all over the face, too. After thoroughly applying it and massaging the cleanser, you’ll want to rinse with warm water and pat dry. You can also use this cleanser as a deep cleansing mask by spreading a thin layer all over the face and leaving it on for 1 minute before rinsing.

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter Application
Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca.

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

The Results: Soft, clean, glowing skin

I absolutely love the way this cleanser feels on my skin and how well it removes makeup. One of the first things I noticed was the texture and how luxurious it felt on my skin. When you massage it into the skin with your fingers, it slowly breaks down and emulsifies. Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter removed all of my makeup without irritation, and my skin was glowing afterward. The mango butter, pumpkin enzymes, and acerola cherry do an excellent job of giving your skin hydrating, nourishing, and omega-rich benefits all in one cleanser.

I used the cleanser on the skin without makeup and skin with makeup just to see if there would be any kind of varying results, and it cleansed my skin thoroughly each time with no residue left behind.

Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter Before After
Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca.

Byrdie / Ashley Rebecca

The Value: It's priced fairly

At the price of $38 at first glance, it might feel like a lot to spend on a cleanser. But with all of the benefits the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter provides, the ingredients, how little you need to use, and how well it cleanses the skin, the price point is quite fair. We consider this a worthy investment to add to your skincare routine.

Similar Products: A few options

Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm ($38)A facial cleansing balm with a sorbet-like texture that helps removes impurities and stubborn makeup. Sea Buckthorn oil helps to nourish and protect the skin. Suitable for everyday use.

Ayla de Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm ($105): A deep cleansing balm suitable for removing makeup or facial massage. Apply to the skin and feel the balm melt all your makeup away and more. 

Colleen Rothschild Beauty Radiant Cleansing Balm ($65): This radiant cleansing balm helps decongest pores and remove all impurities from the skin's surface, and with continued use skin, will look and feel more radiant. Loofah seed and Moringa oil improve skin greatly while aiding in cell renewal.

Final Verdict

Cleanse and glow.

If you’re in the market for a new facial cleanser, give Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter a try, and see if you’ll love it just as much as we do!

Specs

  • Product Name Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter
  • Product Brand Elemis
  • 641628501540
  • Price $38.00
  • Weight 3.0 oz.
  • Product Dimensions 4.0 x 4.0 x 3.0 in.
  • Color Orange

Related Stories