This saponified facial cleanser with a silky sheen uses a traditional handmade soap making process by curing plant-based fatty acids for a week. The aging process neutralizes the soap formula, making the pH less alkaline and creating a voluminous, creamy foam. Unlike traditional soap making, it is formulated with pure fatty acids extracted from natural oils to amplify moisturizing and lathering. Although this cleanser has a pH of 8.5, rich fatty acids keep skin moisturized and protected, while effectively cleansing debris and impurities. Myristic acid and stearic acid are gentle surfactants made of less-irritating plant-derived fatty acids that protect the skin’s natural barrier.