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Presenting the game-changing face wash that goes beyond a basic cleanse with gentle exfoliation and nourishing hydration.



For most people, the idea of exfoliating twice a day as part of a regular skin care routine sounds risky. But Reflekt founder Nancy Schnoll is making us rethink the entire process with Reflekt 1 Daily Exfoliating Face Wash, a gentle, everyday solution for a balanced complexion. Our introduction to the brand came to us as a trusted product recommendation. The source? A beauty PR contact with a reputation for having a sixth sense when it comes to new industry game-changers. She also happens to be a longtime friend of VIOLET GREY’s Beauty Director, Maureen Choi. 

Not everyone can carve out 20 minutes in the morning or evening for full-face maintenance. Reflekt gets that. Everything from the double-duty formula to the unassuming matte white tube and instant hydrating sensation is designed with a streamlined routine in mind—ditto on the ingredient profile. With hyaluronic acid, jojoba esters, vegetable collagen, and vitamin B, you get everything your skin craves, and nothing it doesn’t (like parabens and sulfates). The most noticeable difference, however, comes after you’ve cleansed. As eco-friendly jojoba beads gently buff away dead skin, breakout-inducing oils, and dark spots, they also add a dewy veil of hydration, preventing that all-too-familiar post-exfoliating tautness. The result? A smoother, more nourished complexion.


Thrilled with our initial impression, we asked our PR friend at Reflekt for a set of samples to distribute amongst Violet Code testers. Our industry experts committed to a four-week trial before submitting their votes for approval. Here’s an exclusive look at their feedback.

“I love a cleanser with a light scrub. This leaves your skin squeaky clean without feeling dry—there is nothing better than that.”

—Georgie Eisdell, Makeup Artist 

“This super-gentle scrub is the perfect pick-me-up for my skin.” 

—Joanna Vargas, Esthetician

“I was in need of a new light scrub and this one is perfect. The granules are soft and small, so it’s not harsh at all, making it great for daily use. It's become my go-to shower essential!”

— Kayleen Mcadams, Makeup Artist


In a perfect world, every skin care product would deliver on its promises. IRL, a product must receive 70 percent of our testers' votes before earning a spot in our edit and the Violet Code stamp. Reflekt proved it was a cut above the rest when it was awarded approvals across the board from every expert who tested it.


The VIOLET CODE is a process and set of standards by which VIOLET GREY’s committee of beauty industry experts and influencers separate hero products from the tens of thousands of options available to you on the market. The result is a curation that is truly the best in beauty from those who know best.