Superfood for the skin! | AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser

Has any of you ever tried quinoa? I’m sure a lot of you have. I honestly have never tried quinoa before, and I only knew a little about it until I did a little research. Based on what I’ve read, our body can get so much good stuff from quinoa. And now, our skin does, too!

Quinoa, also known as Superfood, is the main ingredient in AXIS-Y’s gel cleanser. It isn’t called Superfood for nothing. It’s full of nutrients – very high in fiber and protein, gluten-free, rich in antioxidants and important minerals.

What is quinoa? Quinoa is a grain crop with edible seeds that are often eaten as a substitute for rice and other grains because of its nutrients.

Quinoa Benefits: Is This Gluten Free Grain Worth Adding to Your Diet? -  Schär

AXIS-Y used quinoa as its main ingredient in their product called One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser.

“AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser provides six natural ingredients, including Centella Asiatica and Calendula that work together to cleanse your skin, calm irritations, remove excess keratin, and improve skin texture.

With the superfood Quinoa, your skin is delivered rich amounts of Vitamin A, B2, B3, and B12 for a youthful, healthy complexion. Moreover, these nutrients neutralize free radicals caused by sun and pollution exposure.”


Water, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Betaine, Glycerin Soja (Soybean Oil), Melaleuca Alfernifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Chlorphenesin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Ocimum Tenuiflorum Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Allantoin

Quinoa is rich in Vitamin E that fights free radicals. It also helps treat age spots, and boosts collagen.

Soybean oil is also rich in Vitamin E, Omega 3 and 6 fatty acides which restores collagen and skin’s elasticity.

Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, that calms redness and irritations.

Green tea (camellia sinensis) also has anti-inflammatory properties, which help soothe and calm the skin.

Hops extract fights acne and calms inflammation. It also has antioxidants.

What it claims

“This gentle facial cleanser removes makeup and impurities in one step with a pH-balanced gel formula. Made with Quinoa, this cleanser also helps calm irritation-prone skin.

What it looks like

The box gives that “clean and green” vibe, so if that’s what AXIS-Y is aiming for, well, kudos because they did it. 👏

The green and white theme of the bottle looks sleek, or perhaps I’m being biased because I love green.😜 But its simplicity and straightforwardness makes it attractive.

The pump dispenses just the right amount of product, and it’s not like the others where I have to press the pump several times, or I have to be extra careful pressing it because it squirts like crazy. This one from AXIS-Y seems more “controlled”, if that makes sense.

The product itself is gel-type, so it’s clear and light. It has a very mild, leafy scent, so it isn’t harsh on the nose.

It does foam up, but not like the usual cleanser with really thick and rich bubbles.

What I think about AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser

Every step in a skincare routine is important. However, I believe cleansing is what holds the highest position. So, removing the impurities from the skin while also nourishing it is a huge plus. We only have to strip off the dirt, oil, and makeup residue, not the skin’s natural moisture.

With AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser’s formulation, my skin never felt dry or irritated. With its pH level of 5.5 (which is the skin’s ideal pH, by the way), I never experienced any breakouts.

You might ask what happens if the product is too acidic or too alkaline. I learned that if it’s too acidic, the skin can get red, itchy, and irritated. If it’s too alkaline, it can get too dry or wrinkly. We want neither of them, do we?

I use it day and night, and it cleanses my face really thoroughly. My skin looks brighter and fresher after wash. It does not give that squeaky clean feeling, which means it does not strip off the important natural oils. So, that’s another plus.

The 180ml bottle can go a long way. It offers good value for money. I’m currently on my 3rd week and it’s still almost full.

Final thoughts

I’d say the AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser is one of the best cleansers I’ve used. I never experienced any breakouts with this product, nor any purging or irritation.

And when a pimple does appear because of my period, AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser helps reduce the redness and swelling. It keeps my zit from getting worse.

If you’re looking for a gentle cleanser with low pH level, I highly recommend this product. This is something I’ll definitely buy.

Also, if you’re vegan, this product is perfect for you.

You can purchase it here for $17.

Check out AXIS-Y!

AXIS-Y Website:
AXIS-Y Instagram:
#axisy #climateskincare #kbeauty #crueltyfree #vegan #selfcare

Disclaimer: This product has been sent to me in exchange of my honest review. Whether a product is bought or sent, this does not change the way I review and share my opinions.

One thought on “Superfood for the skin! | AXIS-Y Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s