The Clean Dirt$70
A wake-up call for sleepy skin.
This energizing blend of cleansing clays, warming spices, and restorative salts gently exfoliates for a polished complexion. Water-activated vitamin C encourages cellular rejuvenation and a visible glow. The Clean Dirt stimulates, transforms, and refines the skin’s appearance with a cocktail of exfoliants—leaving you velvety-smooth and beautifully radiant.
Why It's Special
Gently exfoliates for smooth, soft skin.
This water-activated powder exfoliant buffs away dead skin cells and buildup, clearing congestion and shedding dullness and rough texture.
Brightens and restores radiance.
The vitamin C-infused formula helps to correct uneven tone and fade discoloration (think dark spots and acne scars) for your most radiant glow.
Crafted with care.
Each bottle is hand-blended using organic, biodynamic, and ethically sourced ingredients.
How To Use
Mix one teaspoon of The Clean Dirt with equal parts water to form a soft mousse. Massage gently into damp skin with the pads of your fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Use every two to three days for best results.
- Size: 6.76 oz / 200 ml
Getting the most from The Clean Dirt
The Clean Dirt begins to bubble when mixed with water, signaling that its powerful ingredients have been activated. Soften and purify the skin by massaging gently, avoiding the delicate eye area.
WHITE HALLOYSITE CLAY, RED MOROCCAN RHASSOUL CLAY, RED ALAEA SEA SALT, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), SODIUM BICARBONATE, *ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT, *ROSA CENTIFOLIA (PINK ROSE), *CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER, *CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON), *MYRISTICA FRAGANS (NUTMEG), *SYZYGIUM AROMATICUM (CLOVE), *CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC), *ZINGIBER OFFICINALE GINGER), *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA BEAN, ** THEOBROMA CACAO (RAW CACAO).
* CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED
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ReviewsMorgan H. Dec 07, 2015
Interesting Concept - Depends on Your Skin Type
As a bit of a cleanser-addict, when I heard of this handmade powder cleanser I was immediately intrigued. Coming in a generously sized (and beautiful) glass container, the powdered formula can be combined with the liquid of your choice to create a mousse-like consistency that blends easily. The formula allows this to be a great cleanser and light exfoliant in one, something that's a must-have with dry winter skin.
So, while I do like this, I have to say it's not my favorite from the brand. I have pretty sensitive skin, and found that this irritates it a bit if used too much, meaning I can really only get away with using it once or twice a week. The formula can also be kind of hard to rinse off (along with staining any towel it comes into contact with) so I only use this when I know I can wash it off in the shower.
All in all, for oily skin types or less sensitive complexions, I'd definitely recommend this. I know people who swear by it, and with such great ingredients I can see why. Unfortunately it just didn't "wow" me. I much prefer the similarly formulated Problem Solver, which works fantastically as a detoxifying mask.36 found this helpful.Katherine M. Jan 20, 2018
My wonderful journey with Mays line started with The problem solver, Honey Mud, and The Blue Cocoon. However, I had such amazing results both physically ( clearing stubborn hormonal AND cystic acne in 3 weeks) and mentally ( this line has a way of invigorating your senses to a place of calm and happiness), that I had to reorder The Honey mud first. I got with it samples of Clean Dirt (wish I could use Everyday!) and Jasmine Garden( Favorite). You just can’t go wrong with May’s line. I’m a poor student but always will find a way to keep this entire line as I now am asked what kind of foundation I’m wearing and Answer is NONE. I’m 40, been going thru menopause since a full hysterectomy in 2010 and I’ve tried IT ALL ( Accutane, oral antibiotics) and Mays line has my skin happy, balanced, and my mind at ease knowing I don’t have to look down when passing ppl bc I’m embarrassed with my acne ridden oily face. She’s a game changer and thank you Beautylish for making her line possible for me to afford, without you , I’d still be looking down at the sidewalk .20 found this helpful.Vikee M. Jul 27, 2016
Go ahead, get dirty...
When I first came across May's products, I was captivated by this product and it's description. The cleansing dirt comes in a large dark glass bottle, elegantly packaged and simplistic. The formula is like nothing else and far from your typical drug store cleanser, this stuff comes in a dry powder. In my opinion its genius, you mix the dry formula with water to create a fizzy like mousse so your product is fresh every time you use it.
For the next 4 weeks I began my skin ritual with the cleansing dirt. The application of this cleanser is not the easiest, I try not to waste this product so it takes a little extra attention when adding in drips of water rather then having the mixture in your hand and running it under water. The smell of the product is true to it's natural ingredients, it's more on the spicier side which creates a warming effect once on your skin.
Honestly, this product is good stuff but I haven't noticed much of a difference in my skin from the product's description besides that it has stopped acne from emerging. It maintains your complexion to be clean and clear but that's about it. The product is great for giving your skin a deep clean 2-3 times a week.
Overall, if you're looking for a cleanser that deep cleans and maintains your skin effortlessly, the clean dirt is great. The clean dirt keeps my skin clear and soft. So go ahead and get dirty, the clean dirt is guaranteed to keep you spotless. <315 found this helpful.TeamJennifer H. Apr 22, 2016
I have never used an exfoliant regularly before this one because I felt like they were too harsh on my skin. My skin would be red and raw afterwards and for someone who already has a lot of redness on her skin, that is definitely not what I'd want to see.
Since my skin has been on the drier side lately, an exfoliant was becoming more necessary in my routine and this one is awesome. It doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped afterwards, it just feels soft and looks brighter. My makeup applies so much better after using this cleanser. I especially love mixing it with the honey mud and a bit of water to create a really nice, thick consistency. I actually look forward to exfoliating now so this will be a definite repurchase :)10 found this helpful.Ellyn L. Jan 16, 2019
Whoa this is an effective, exciting product. You use a teaspoon powder in the palm and add less water than you have powder and mix. It becomes a foamy cleanser that warms up, tingles, and exfoliates the skin. I rub it for about 30 seconds to a minute (while in the shower) and rinse it off.
Then, and this is the most important part, you have to rub the skin in circular motions, with no product on it, for another 2 minutes. You will feel the dead skin releasing after about a minute. May Lindstrom says to do this because you will have all this dead skin that the clean dirt has released and you have to physically rub it off or it can cause clogged pores or just a less effective experience overall. It is definitely interesting feeling the extra dead skin coming off and your skin will feel clarified and soft afterwards!8 found this helpful.DAWN K. Jan 11, 2017
As with all the May Lindstrom products I have tried this is now the only cleanser I will use. I love that it is gentle enough for everyday but exfoliates amazingly. The smell and the way you mix powder with the water and it foams and turns into a mousse. I first use a cleansing oil to remove makeup (until her cleansing oil-pendulum potion is available for purchase) and then I use the clean dirt. After that I use the blue cocoon and it really doesn't get any better.8 found this helpful.TeamMonica O. Apr 18, 2018
Magic Powder Is Right!!!!
Powdered cleansers had always been to me one of those products that you really want to try, but you just never get around to doing so. When I was introduced to the May Lindstrom line by way of a colleague, I was instantly intrigued by the Clean Dirt cleanser.
Being a licensed Esthetician, I know the benefits of natural products and saw that this was also a warming cleanser, so you know I had to put it to the test!
I must say that not only does it do an amazing job at cleansing my skin without stripping it, but the experience is fascinating! You can mix this powder with a little bit of water to make a mousse and once you start massaging this onto the skin, you really feel the lite tingling and warming sensation.
It is infused with purifying minerals and warming spices that you can really feel go to work on the skin. This cleanser's light exfoliation really helps refine my pores, smooth out my skin's texture and adds an all-over glow that can not be denied.
This is a truly transformative cleanser and a must try in my book!6 found this helpful.Adrianna S. Jun 26, 2018
Not for sensitive skin
As someone with sensitive, dry but blemish prone skin it’s hard to find the right exfoliater. This sadly was not the one. I don’t know if it was directly related (with sensitive skin anything can set it off) but after a few uses my skin totally broke out in a way it never has :( I love this brand but this was not for me.6 found this helpful.Taisha J. Feb 10, 2017
I use this exfoliator every other day and it had cleaned all of the "gunk" out of my pores making them "appear" smaller. This is the most gentle exfoliator I have every used. I don't feel like I am damaging my skin and it is made with very mild ingredients. A little goes a long way so the bottle should last a while. My acne scarring is fading from my regular, gentle exfoliation.5 found this helpful.Kristeen D. Oct 05, 2018
Has a gentle, refreshing tingle
Well it does look like dirt lol. But my skin after use is amazing. Makes me want to use it every day - but May’s other products leave my skin looking and feeling just as good, so I don’t have to. Like my “quick take” says, it has a gentle, refreshing tingle. Enough of a tingle that one might expect some redness but that doesn’t happen. My skin is left with an even texture, smaller pores and soft, hydrated, clear skin that does NOT end up with an absorbable layer of oil in a few hours. Even if you decide not to use the rest of the line, get this exfoliator.2 found this helpful.