Crème Cleanser Anti-Inflammatory • Step 1 Day & Night

  • Calms Skin • For Hypersensitive Skin • Reduces Redness • Relieves Symptoms of Contact Dermatitis

    The Anti-Inflammatory Crème Cleanser, Step 1 in our 5-Step Facial Regimen, is designed to soothe and calm the skin as it purifies. Crafted to care for those prone to redness or *problematic inflammation and skin sensitivities.

    High in Chamazulene, known to reduce redness, along with the cleansing and softening effects of our Marine Algae, harvested once a year from the rocks along the Brittany Coast of France, this formula gently cleanses as it soothes.

    Due to the soothing properties in the ingredients of this cleanser, we recommend using it to calm the skin after sunburn, windburn, laser treatments, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.

    *Please note: Sensitive skin may be caused by many medical conditions and should always be diagnosed by a professional Health Care Practitioner. See also Disclaimer in footer.

  • Apply 4-6 pumps to dry skin. Massage over entire face and neck in a circular fashion until créme has disappeared, remove with wet wash cloth. For *inflamed skin you may leave on an extra 5-10 minutes before gently removing with wet wash cloth.

    *Acne • Rosacea • Sunburn • Redness due to medical treatments, i.e., lasers, dermabrasion, windburn, micro-needling, etc.

  • By Julia Faller, Founder/Formulator

    Anti-Inflammatory Series
    Massage-In Crème Cleanser • Crystal Radiance Hydrating Elixir • Precious & Nourishing Facial Oil

    The Anti-Inflammatory Series was originally created for hyper-sensitive, auto-immune or atopic skin inflammations such as eczema, seborrhea dermatitis, psoriasis, and other reactionary skin conditions.

    Over many years of creating active botanical preparations, we have encountered many that rash up at the mere smell of an essential oil. My daughter Taylor was the impetus of the Anti-Inflammatory Series, after a severe bout with impetigo caused by an infected mosquito bite at 12. Her legs would rash up if she sat on a friend’s lawn, using lip balm with essentials oils or makeup would instantly cause a reaction.

    I myself have suffered with such auto-immune skin responses. My personal journey is one that does not prescribe to conventional wisdom when it comes to my health. Our skin is a visible indicator of other systemic issues, so once those are addressed, and a solution adhered to, the skin will heal. Diet, stress, and overall mindful lifestyle is key.

    The standard recommendation of dermatologists is steroids and the elimination of perfumed products. Why not guide them holistically and prescribe an anti-inflammatory diet along with nutritional supplementation and lifestyle awareness, among other things?

    Crisis Skin Only

    It is because of the aforementioned, as well as each individual’s medical disposition, that we have changed our message of use. Because these types of auto-immune response skin conditions are becoming such an epidemic, we feel it is beyond our scope of care with simply a topical product. In other words, these conditions require systemic and holistic attention along with a lifestyle change.

    In addition, almost everyone thinks they are sensitive. I disagree, the original line is conducive and corrective for the majority of people and can give greater attention to the skin’s purity, hydration, and overall health than the anti-inflammatory is able to.

    Here are the categories and some of the key dispositions for using the Anti-Inflammatory Series and why everyone should have it on hand:

    • Sunburn • Windburn • Laser or other facial rejuvenation with redness and inflammation • Inflamed Rosacea • Micro-needling • Inflamed acne • Hot inflamed skin • Hives • After microdermabrasion or caustic peels • Alternate with Rosemary & Geranium Crème Cleanser [if R&G is too strong for daily use]

  • Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis • Neroli Citrus aurantium Hydrosol Aqua • Plant Oils: Coconut Cocos nucifera, Jojoba Simmondsia chinensis, Avocado Persea americana, Red Palm Elaeis guineensis, Foraha Calophyllum inophyllum, Olive Squalane Olea europaea • Red Marine Algae Chondrus CrispusCo2 Extracts: Amaranth Amaranthus caudatus, Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis • Vitamin E Tocopherol [Sunflower-Source] • Vegetable Glycerin Glycerin • Coconut Sodium cocoate • Grape Vitis vinifera Alcohol • Vegetable Cellulose • Proprietary Blend Essential Oils

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  • If you are sensitive and turn red easily, do you suggest rotating the anti inflammatory cleanser with the rosemary cleanser! Summer is around the corner and high heat and humidity along the mis Atlantic coast. Help!

    Great question! Your skin's hydration and seasonal needs may change throughout the year, so alternating product as needed is a great way to find the correct balance for your skin. You can use the Anti Inflammatory Cleanser when your skin is "in crisis," and alternate with the Rosemary Cleanser when your skin is calm.

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Madelyn K.
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I have been using Benedetta cleanser, eye-cream, mist, and moisturizer for a year now and have greatly noticed a difference! I have always struggled with combination skin and was unable to use many other products successfully due to drying out my skin or causing more breakouts. My skin feels like it can breathe and noticeably glows when I use the products, especially as they recommend with massaging in the cleanser for 8 minutes for a gentle and incredible exfoliating affect. When I think of the things I am grateful for in my life, Benedetta's anti-inflammatory cleanser is at the top of my list!

My Hypersensitve, Dry Skin Loves This Cleanser!

Ever since I found Benedetta products 4 years ago, my face has become less red, less dry and much more attractive. I have rosacea and generally *very* sensitive skin and this cleanser really helps minimize all the associated problems. Sometimes, I apply and leave it on for an hour at night as a "spa treatment" and it makes my skin very happy. I highly recommend it.


I have reached that age where foaming facial cleansers just dry my skin out. I have Benedetta moisturizer so thought I would try this and I love it. My skin is prone to redness and eczema and this hasn't caused either. I even wash my face twice a day now because of this lovely cleanser.

Just as lovely as the Rosemary Verbenone

Trying the Anti-Inflammatory Creme Cleanser instead of the Rosemary cleanser. My favorite scent is still the Rosemary cleanser, but the Anti-Inflammatory one functions just as well. Give it a try!

favorite by far

I switch off between both cleansers but really love the anti inflammatory one the most. it is lighter and feels fabulous on my skin nd I find it rinses off better. A really good choice for the warmer more humid months. please never stop making this one. great for my sensitive aged skin!