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The Cleanest Cleanser

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Try it for 90 days and if you don't agree this is the best cleanser for your skin (and our planet) we'll give you all your money back AND buy you another cleanser of your choice.

The Cleanest Cleanser

guaranteed

Try it for 90 days and if you don't agree this is the best cleanser for your skin (and our planet) we'll give you all your money back AND buy you another cleanser of your choice.

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5 Reasons Why (we think) this is the cleanest Cleanser in the World

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1 - Clean Ingredients

All our cleansing agents are a 1 or 2 on the EWG toxicity scale, with antioxidant extracts of goji berry, ginseng, dandelion, lemon and cucumber, and ceramides to moisturize & protect the skin barrier.

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2 - 50% Lower Carbon Footprint

Facial cleansers are 60 - 80% water, meaning we ship water all over the world, creating unnecessary emissions & plastic packaging. So we removed the water and created a concentrate you can add to water at home.
Ship cleanser, not water.

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3 - Toxin Free Packaging

There is growing evidence plastic packaging leaches hormone disrupting chemicals. We removed the worry by creating our own packaging made of hemp, algae, natural waxes, oils and resins.

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4 - Canadian Regulated

The Canadian government has a Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist, including hundreds of chemicals prohibited from use, such as: formaldehyde, triclosan, selenium and 1.4-dioxane — all which are allowed in U.S. products.

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5 - Zero Waste

Our cleanser is packaged in our own backyard compostable pods. Simply rinse, break the pod up and let it compost in your own garden or other home composting system. (P.S. Zero waste is a BS term, but you get the point).

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Why are We shipping water around the world?

Why are We shipping water around the world?

...and why aren't more people talking about this?

Did you know that in 2021, the US shipped over 5 million imperial gallons of water across the country, for facial cleanser ALONE? That’s a lot of wasted emissions for something we have at home.

Let’s break down the numbers.

The average cleanser is roughly 5.2oz (150ml) and the first ingredient - at least 60% or 3.2oz (94ml) - is straight up H2O (water for those of us who get a little queasy with the periodic table). And 271 MILLION bottles of facial cleanser were sold in the US in 2021.

That’s a lot of water, which also leads to a lot of plastic to store all that liquid goodness.

Now, imagine if once every couple of months, you filled your own bottle with water, poured the remaining ingredients (2oz or 40ml), gave it a light shake and voila, you had a super high quality cleanser without having to create all those emissions OR associated plastic packaging? Makes sense right?

How Beauty's 'Dirty Side' led to THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRYSALIS

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How Beauty's 'Dirty Side' led to THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRYSALIS

At 32, my wife (Mandy) saw a dermatologist to check on some sun spots that developed after years of sun without sunscreen and the occasional visit to a tanning bed (whoopsie).

Anyhoo, the dermatologist did some ‘tests’ - but I use air quotes because of this article from The Atlantic - The Pseudoscience of Beauty Products: “Many experts I found were not independent scientists, but dermatologists who also had a clinical practice and, as such, benefit (some greatly) from a thriving industry.”

And what did the tests reveal? That Mandy should buy a number of products from a company the dermatologist owned. And each product cost upwards of $200.

It really grinds my gears when when professionals take advantage of our greatest insecurities, so when Mandy and I launched etee (everything touches everything else) we made the following list to guide all product development decisions:

8 Dirty Things YOU Should Know about the 'Beauty' Industry (And popular facial cleansers)

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1 - Most beauty claims are false

“Researchers at Valdosta State University in Georgia and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln analyzed 289 makeup, hair care, fragrance and skin care advertisements from April 2013 issues of seven fashion magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire and Glamour… Among scientific claims, 86 percent were considered vague (omitting important information) or false”. (CBS News)

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2 - Liquid cleansers are too harsh for our planet

Most facial cleansers are 60 - 80% water. In 2021, over 5 million imperial tons of ‘cleanser water’ was shipped across the USA. This means we’re shipping water all over the world, creating unnecessary emissions and plastic packaging when we have water at home. Why aren't more people talking about this?

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3 - US cosmetics are full of chemicals banned in Canada & the EU

“In the US it’s really a buyer beware situation,” said Janet Nudelman, director of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. “Cosmetics companies can use any raw material that they like and there’s no way to know if they are safe before they reach the shelves. The contrast with the EU [and Canada] is stark and troubling.” (The Guardian UK).

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4 - Plastic packaging releases hormone disrupting chemicals

There is increasing evidence that not only is plastic packaging harming our planet, it may also be harming our bodies: "Phthalates are added to a dizzying array of plastics, to make them flexible [and] durable. They easily escape from these products as vapors or particles, and are found in the urine of nearly every American, as well as in blood, sweat, breast milk, semen and ovarian fluids." (New York Times).

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5 - Most plastic packaging isn't getting recycled

20 billion units of plastic packaging are produced by the beauty industry every year, and despite best intentions, most of it cannot be recycled. “Since 1950, the beginning of large-scale plastic production, only 9% of the world’s plastic has been recycled. In recent years, more people have awakened to the truth that the idea of recycling plastic is largely a myth.” (Plastic Pollution Coalition).

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6 - Most 'plant plastics' have similar problems to 'regular' plastics

Most plant derived plastics will not biodegrade in natural settings (they need to be heated in commercial composters), they’re not easily recycled and they often use food sources, like corn, thereby driving up the cost of these source materials in developing countries. (Smythsonian Institute).

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7 - Plastic doesn't decompose, it gets old & becomes micro plastics

Plastic does not decompose. This means that all plastic that has ever been produced and has ended up in the environment is still present there in one form or another. (Plastic Soup Foundation).

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8 - Glass packaging is not sustainable for single use items

While glass is unlikely to leach hormone disrupting chemicals, glass is much heavier than plastic, which can lead to increased emissions and it’s very carbon heavy to recycle (most glass containers are crushed up, not reused). While glass makes sense to reuse in the home, it’s not the best option for single use items.

We've waited 7 years to clean your face

We've waited 7 years to clean your face

We've worked with Canadian chemists and microbiologists, been featured on Good Morning America, interviewed by National Geographic, received a silver packaging innovation award from Dow Chemical and proudly served more than 300,000 customers.

But it hasn't been all sunshine and bunny rabbits. We've made mistakes - big ones - like getting kicked off Kickstarter, blowing up on TikTok only to disappoint customers with a backorder that could have been avoided, and having several 'failed' products before our break throughs.

It's been glorious and shitty all at the same time.

But we're proud of where we sit today and we're so excited for you to be a part of our next great adventure.

We built a Police force of Ingredients to clean up, Serve & Protect your skin

Cheesy metaphor aside, hydration is the foundation, providing protection from the invaders who want to take over your skin: wrinkles, age spots, dark circles, chapped skin and dryness. Our cleanser was developed to remove make-up and clear your pores, while providing PH balanced reinforcements to maintain and uphold your natural moisture barrier. In other words, it'll clean you up real nice without leaving you feeling dried out.

Goji Berry

If free radicals are robbing you of your 'youth' (okay, anti-aging is a BS term, but you get my point, free radicals can increase the signs of aging) then the antioxidant Carotenoids help 'neutralize' these intruders to BRIGHTEN the skin. Goji Berries are full of Carotenoids, so they are a key line of defense in our army of ingredients.

Ceramides

These captains of hydration are the reinforcements your skin needs to replenish and protect the natural skin barrier. In even simpler terms, ceramides are naturally-occurring fatty acids that help retain moisture in the skin.

Ginseng

Ginseng is like the undercover cop that works on the street to support collagen growth and maintenance, help improve skin tone and texture

Dandelion

Dandelion extracts are the beat cops with powerful antioxidants to cleanse the skin by removing buildup, neutralizing free radicals and balancing the skin's PH levels. And some even claim - it's the perfect skincare ingredient to treat acne - because it detoxifies, clears pores and prevents breakouts.

Pop It, Squeeze it, Use it, Leave it

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Cut & squeeze pod into dispenser, pre-filled with 100 ml of clean tap water.

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Gently shake and let sit. Use 3-4 pumps to cleanse face.
 

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Rinse and breakup pod into soil or compost.
 

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Antioxidant food extracts

Not tested on animals

Super concentrated formula

Allergy friendly

Traceable ingredients

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Ultra Facial Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid, Vegan Squalane and Algae derived Beta Glucan

Ultra Facial Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid, Vegan Squalane and Algae derived Beta Glucan

  • Hydrate, smooth and plump
  • Lightweight and non-greasy
  • Gentle and good for sensitive skin
  • Features hyaluronic acid, Squalane & Euglena Gracilis (beta glucan)
  • Beta-glucan promotes collagen production and retains up to 20% more moisture than hyaluronic acid.
  • Backyard compostable
  • Plastic free

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15% L Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum

15% L Ascorbic Acid Vitamin C Serum

  • Reduces dark spots and fine lines
  • Smoothes and brightens your skin
  • 15% L Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  • Protects your skin from UV damage
  • Includes hyaluronic acid to increases hydrate your skin

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30 SPF moisturizer with Algae Derived Beta Glucan

30 SPF moisturizer with Algae Derived Beta Glucan

  • gentle MOISTURIZING formula
  • Good for sensitive skin
  • No white cast
  • Mineral based and reef safe
  • Backyard compostable
  • Plastic free

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Reusable Facial Cleanser Dispenser

Reusable Facial Cleanser Dispenser

A 'multi-use' glass dispenser, with water fill line to enable easy mixing and use of our facial cleanser (free with purchase of 3 pod / bottles or more).

Lemongrass Liquid Hand Soap Concentrate

Lemongrass Liquid Hand Soap Concentrate

Washing your hands thoroughly with soap is more effective than using hand sanitizer." (The New York Times, March 11, 2020), Each biodegradable pod holds our all-natural, bio-based concentrated hand soap, made with 100% plant-based ingredients and lemongrass essential oil. Free from sulphates, SLS, phthalates, sulphites, synthetics & colourants.

Each 40ml pod makes 13.5oz/400ml of liquid hand soap.

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Lavender Lime Super Concentrated Liquid Dish Soap

Lavender Lime Super Concentrated Liquid Dish Soap

Each biodegradable pod holds our all-natural, bio-based concentrated dish soap, made with 100% plant-based ingredients. Free from SLS, Phthalates, Sulphites, Sulphates, Synthetics, Colourants and Fragrance.

Each 40ml pod makes 13oz/400ml of liquid dish soap.

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Glass Soap Dispenser

Glass Soap Dispenser

Grab a 16 oz glass mason jar with either a stainless steel or black pump top (with a plastic straw - this pump has the least plastic that we could source and is offered only due to popular demand). Either option is easy to use, slick, classy and looks great on your kitchen counter.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Need Help? We've got you covered!

Yes! It's great for normal and sensitive skin because it contains gentle surfactants - below a 3 on the EWG toxicity scale - ceramides, to protect the skins barrier and glycerin, which draws oil out while keeping moisture in, this allows it to deeply cleanse pores and remove makeup without drying or irritating your skin. Check out our reviews and testimonial videos for more on this.

Our use of ceramides and gentle cleansers will help to clean pores without irritating the skin, and likely for this reason, we have had several customers who have said it helps with acne prone skin, but we did not develop it as an acne fighting cleanser.

Actually, it removes makeup extremely well - check out our videos to see how it even removes heavily layered 'drag makeup ' - without drying out the skin.

Make sure you use potable, drinking water and add the water first to a clean dispenser, and then mix the cleanser from the Chrysalis into the drinking water.Like all cleansers, we use chelating ingredients to preserve and decrease the reactivity of metal ions that may be present in the water and product ingredients.We use Tetrasodium EDTA as our primary chelating ingredient, which is a 1 - 2 on the EWG toxicity scale when used in a cleanser. We also use Phenoxyethanol, which is a commonly used preservative in skin care products that is to prevent microbial growth.We have run numerous tests, and so long as you use drinking water (tap or filtered) it should work as any other cleanser.

Yes, it is a light gel. If you'd like it to be thinner, use 105ml of water and if you'd like it to be thicker, use 95ml of water. Adding a little less or more water will not impact performance in any way, so in other words, you don't have to measure perfectly.

Not at all. It does not need to be perfect to work 'perfectly'! If you add a little less water than required, it will be a thicker gel, and if you add a little more water, it will be a thinner gel. MAKE SURE YOU ADD THE WATER FIRST, THEN THE CLEANSING AGENTS TO THE WATER.

Yes! It has an average amount of suds and foam - not too little, not too much.

Simply add 100 ml of potable drinking water to a clean dispenser (our dispenser has a fill line marked on the side of the bottle), then snip and pour the concentrate into the water and give it a gentle shake by tipping the bottle upside down and right side up 5 - 10 times. For best results, let it sit for 20min before use. Bubbles will form after you shake it and then settle within an hour.

Simply rinse out the pod, break it up and put in either a backyard compost or dirt. 1 pod can also be placed in a countertop composter such as the LOMI, and because it is made of natural waxes, oils and resins, it could really be disposed of anywhere without leaving a harmful trace. It will typically take 3 - 6 months to decompose in a natural compost pile with a good microbe mix.

Absolutely. Here's the thing, if you're not happy, we're not happy, so if our Chrysalis Beautypods are not what you expect, we will gladly refund 100% of the cost within 90 days.

Yes! Our cleanser is plastic-free, and so is the packaging it comes in!

Yes! Our cleanser is Phtalate free!

Shipping is free for orders over $75 (before taxes) in the USA and Canada, and only $6.50 otherwise! International order shipping fees are based on your location and how much you purchase. VAT and local international mail charges may apply and are outside of etee's control.

We always look for eco-friendly companies when sourcing packaging items. It's difficult sometimes because only a handful of companies can provide us what we need but everything from boxes, stickers, tape, envelopes, stuffing, inserts are eco-friendly- either recycled, compostable or biodegradable. We always try to source naturally.

We're available Monday through Friday, from 9-5pm ET!
Web form: https://www.shopetee.com/pages/contact-us
Email: info@shopetee.com
Phone: 1-844-689-ETEE (3833)

Contact our amazing customer care team using any of the following methods, and we'll be sure to replace it ASAP.
Web form: https://www.shopetee.com/pages/contact-us
Email: info@shopetee.com
Phone: 1-844-689-ETEE (3833)

You can return the product within 90 days if you are not completely satisfied with it.

We will consider taking the product back, subject to a 25% restocking fee on the items plus any shipping & handling charges. The customer is responsible for shipping charges to and from us for both the returned product and the new replacement product.