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Skin Defender

AHA Creme Facial Cleanser

What it is:

A daily appearance brightening cleanser formulated with exfoliating AHA’s, Green Tea, Vitamin E & and Hyaluronic Acid in a soothing base of 100% Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice.


What it is formulated to do:

Helps to brightens the appearance of uneven tone and texture while prepping the skin for treatment serums. AHA's gnetly slough away dead dulling skin cells to reveal fresh radiant skin with increased vibrance.


What it is formulated WITHOUT:
-Water or Cheap Fillers
-Artificial Dyes
-Synthetic Fragrance
-Mineral Oil

What else you need to know:
Intended for All Skin Types except Sensitive.
210 ml/ 7.0 fl oz

  • Details
  • Directions
  • Ingredients
  • Reviews


Benefits & Key Ingredients 

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) & Citrus Extract

  •  Helps to lighten the appearance of discolorations and brighten overall complexion
  •  Improves the appearance of pores size, fine lines & wrinkles
  •  Improves the feel of rough or uneven textured skin


Green Tea & Vitamin E

  • Rich in antioxidants and soothes for a healthier looking complexion


Hyaluronic Acid

  • Plumps and soothes skin, hydrates without greasy residue


Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice

  • One of nature's most beneficial ingredients, soothes as it moisturizes


Begin working the product into wet skin of the face and neck using upward circular motions. Spend at least one minute massaging SKIN DEFENDER AHA CLEANSER into the skin to allow AHA’s to do their job. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a clean towel. Suitable for daily use.


Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Organic Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Organic Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Organic Extra Virgin Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Allantoin, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Xanthan Gum, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.


Information on Ingredients: MTTO is constantly updating the ingredients in our products to bring you the most effective and natural skin care, without cheap water fillers, parabens, sulfates, artificial colors or synthetic fragrances. The above listing represents the current up to date formulation for this product. Due to long lead times for production of our packaging, the ingredients listing on the package may not reflect all current ingredients. Refer to the ingredients listing on our website for the most up to date information on ingredients.



21 Reviews For "Skin Defender"

  1. Consistently clean my face thanks to this cleanser!

    by Gina on 2/11/2016


    I've used Mary Kay since I was knee high to a grasshopper, as my mother always used it. When I had a child of my own, it was only natural that she use it. My skin has always been good to me, so I never cleansed a lot because I hated the Mary Kay cleansers. Therefore, I cleaned my face (other than with water) only when I felt I had to - maybe every other day, or few days. My daughter found Michael Todd online and we've tried many of their products. This cleanser is WONDERFUL! We both LOVE it. I'm pushing 40 and have literally cleansed my face EVERY NIGHT for months because I love the way this cleanser makes my face feel. Clean, flexible (not tight), and you don't have to use much to go a long way. My favorite part is that IT'S NOT GREASY! It's a thick white cream out of the bottle, but when you put it on, it washes right off, and doesn't feel like there's any left behind. Yet, it doesn't strip your face either. Perfect balance. My face is normal - my daughter's (16 years old) is slightly oily and prone to breakouts. It works fabulously on both of us. Perfection in a bottle.

    Unlike a lot of other Michael Todd products, the bottle and pump on this cleanser is great. Can't say that for many of their other products, unfortunately.

  2. dry-acne prone skin

    by Jacky on 1/30/2015


    I have dry acne prone skin. I wear full coverage makeup and it doesn't sit too well on my face because my skin tends to get flaky but this really helps to exfoliate it and doesn't dry out my skin therefore the flaking is reduced. Definitely worth the price.

  3. Refreshing

    by Kristen on 6/7/2014


    I love this cleanser! It's probably one of the best ones I've ever used. I like this cleanser because it makes my skin feel very clean and refreshed, but it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and dried out after I rinse it off like a lot of other cleansers do. I will definitely repurchase this once my current bottle is empty.

  4. Feels like a salon facial

    by ClareC on 1/23/2014


    I was a bit skeptical of the "creme" part of the cleanser. Seems like it wouldn't really work. But, boy was I pleasantly surprised! The first time I put it on my face, I felt like I was getting a facial - both from the feel of it on my skin as well as the smell of the product. And, when I rinsed it off, my face looked and felt fresh and clean. After one use, I was sold! I've been using it a little over a week, and I love it!

  5. Great product!

    by Nora on 12/29/2013


    I recieved this cleanser for christmas, and I am in love! It really cleanses my skin without leaving at dry. The only thing that puts me off is the smell... I think it is way too strong, but I guess i will get used to it.

    If you haven't tried it, you have to!

  6. Reduces redness and smooths skin

    by Emma on 10/23/2013


    I love this product!! I love all Michael Todd's products!! After a few days I was able to notice a great improvement in my combination to dry skin! Reduced redness and made my skin lovely and smooth! It also smells great; gives a real spa like feeling! Definitely worth the money!!!

  7. Wonderful

    by Julie on 10/13/2013


    I was skeptical at first with claims of being organic as many say they are & aren't! Well I have to tell you, this Cleanser is all it says it is & it WORKS! My face feels so great after cleansing, its as if my face is addicted to this cleanser. I cannot wait till morning to cleanse my face! My face looks better, feels better & the fact that it is Organic is the icing the cake! I will continue to purchase this, its truly amazing, gentle & works wonders for your skin. Thank-you MT for actually producing a real Organic product that actually works!

  8. A good clean feeling

    by Meaghan on 8/6/2013


    This removes everything from makeup , dirt, excess oil, without drying and or tightening the skin after

  9. Reduced redness and breakouts

    by Iris on 7/27/2013


    I really like this cleanser, especially now it's summer. It's so nice to wash off all the dirt and yukkie stuff off your face after a hot day, and this cleanser has been a really good friend! I use this for removing the last bits of my make up, and preparing my skin for toner and moisturizer. I use this cleanser daily every evening, and my skin has been a lot clearer since. My skin feels clean and soft now, I like!

  10. Gentle.

    by Liz on 7/25/2013


    I have severely combination skin and so, despite my oily t-zone, I can't use most cleansers. I tried the honey and oat cleanser and my skin started to flake, this one on the other hand is brilliant. I use it in the mornings to refresh my face. I would not recommend it for makeup removal since it won't get the job done without a lot of effort. It is incredibly gentle and a lovely formulation, highly recommended!

  11. okay

    by Lala on 7/21/2013


    Not something special

  12. Hydrating Cleanser

    by Jillian on 6/13/2013


    This cleanser feels a bit like a lotion and I love using it in the morning (and the charcoal cleanser at night). This doesn't remove makeup like the charcoal cleanser does, but I still love it in it's own right.

  13. Skin feels GREAT!!

    by Kathryn on 5/21/2013


    Love the way this cleans my skin! It feels moist afterwards, not dry or tight. Super yummy smell too! Ordering a full size today. Happy it's organic! THANKS! (didn't like paying $48 for the trial set...seems a bit high!)

  14. Good cleanser for mature skin but not for removing makeup.

    by Sarah on 5/21/2013


    I have been using this cleanser in the morning and the charcoal detox cleanser at night. This cleanser leaves your face feeling clean and soft but doesn't take makeup off. I still really like it but wouldn't be happy with it if it was my only cleanser. I would recommend it highly for people with dry and aging skin.

  15. makeup and me

    by the best exfoliator for the money on 1/5/2013


    Compared to other expensive facial scrub, this is the best! I am telling my gals to purchase here.

  16. Does well on my skin

    by Lory on 12/28/2012


    So far i give it 5 stars. Hopefully it continues like this.

  17. Normal skin product

    by Sofia M. on 11/6/2012


    My skin is very pleased with this cleanser. Exfoliates deeply and cleans my pores. Also removed black heads, which is a plus.

  18. very nice for mature skin

    by Soccermom on 10/24/2012


    I have found that most cleansers are either too harsh or have to many chemicals and sulfates in them which leave my face feeling irritated. I love all of the natural ingredients and how gentle it feels while still deep cleaning the dirt and make up away. I find that I no longer have a need for a moisturizer after cleaning my face with this product because my skin feels so healthy. I have recommended this to several of my friends as well.

  19. beautiful results

    by Pratik on 9/26/2012


    In my home country, we have been using green tea to soothe the face for a very long time. I like this product because if the ingredients and the quality. It cleans very well and leaves the skin very healthy. My face feels much more radiant after using it and I'm very happy to buy it again.

  20. I'm a card carrying hippy and I love this!

    by Reina on 9/6/2012


    Yup, I'm a hippy which means I love mother earth. Any company that puts out products that are natural and organic is all right by me so I had to try this out. The lotion smells like a smoothie but it is some serious stuff! My face feels really clean and soft and I'm happy knowing that I am not throwing on a bunch a nasty chemicals. I told all of my "hippy" friends so you should be getting a lot more orders ;)

  21. Reduced the red blotches

    by Barbara on 8/30/2012


    I have very blotchy dry skin so I wear a lot of cover up. I've had a hard time finding a good cleanser that will remove the make up but not leave my skin dry and this stuff is amazing! I've been using it for several weeks and I've even noticed that the blotches on my skin are starting to fade. I love the smell and the feel of this cleanser and really think that it's worth every penny. Thanks again for coming to my rescue.

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