I love trying out new cleansing products in the name of beauty. Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel was recommended to me by my friend so I decided to do a review. This will be my first-time experience with the gel and I will give my honest opinion. Let’s start with my Then I Met You Soothing Cleansing Gel review.

Jelly-Textured With a Herbal Scent

The Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel comes in a purple-toned baby blue tube. I like the design since it reminds me of the brand and I can tell it’s one of their products. It’s simple but still makes an effort to be original. And the gel itself is an orange honey color, reminding me of actual honey.

This cleanser has a very unique gel-like texture, which makes it feel like jelly. The scent is also interesting because it smells herbal and citrusy, which reminds me of Gray Tea. I would say the scent is quite strong but not overpowering at all. And I personally love calming holistic scents so it’s perfect for me!

Gently Removes All Residue

The Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleanser is easy to lather and spreads easily across the face, especially once you add some water. This gel cleans my face gently and efficiently so I never feel like it strips my skin from its natural oils. It removes every bit of dirt, oil, and makeup residue from my face.

This cleansing gel feels really refreshing and soothing on my skin. Some areas on my skin feel a little bit dry but that makes sense thanks to my reoccurring dry patches. Thankfully I can always follow up with a good moisturizer and my personal favorite is the Then I Met You Tide Gel Cream.

I wish the Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel was a little bit more moisturizing but I know that’s my personal preference with cleansers. Even though it can dry my skin, it has never disturbed the skin barrier. My skin never feels tight or uncomfortable and doesn’t get red.

Refreshing Daytime Cleanser

Since the Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel removes everything from my face, I always feel squeaky clean. While this cleanser dried out my skin the first couple of times I used it, the dryness went away. I think it’s because my skin needed some time to adjust to a new cleansing product.

You can feel a difference right after cleansing, which is perfect. And my skin has been doing great since I started using this! It makes my skin feel soft and smooth after each use. I always look refreshed and this makes it a great daytime cleanser. My skin is a lot brighter and has a beautiful pearly glow.

I would definitely use the Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel during summer. It just feels like a lightweight summertime cleanser to me. But during Winter I like to add the Then I Met You Giving Essence to my routine for a more hydrated look. It keeps me moisturized all day long!

Noticeable Skin Change

The Then I Met You Tea Cleansing Gel has made a noticeable impact on my skin and its appearance. It helps a lot with skin texture since my skin is now smoother and softer to the touch. My skin is blemish-free and happy and it makes my skin look more even-toned with less redness.

I feel like this gel balances my skin so my oily areas are kept in check and my skin doesn’t feel overly dry. And this is why it’s perfect for my combination skin! I think it’s great for most skin types but maybe not chronic dry skin. The tube lasts a very long time since you only need a drop of product.

I recommend the Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel to everyone who needs a cleanser that gently removes impurities. It is a little bit more expensive than your average cleanser but I can see why.

Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel

Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel is the Winner of 2019 Brides Beauty Award, no wonder it’s such a fan favorite.

Product Description

The Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel is a Korean brightening cleansing gel. This gel removes impurities, along with dirt, sweat, and makeup. The gel gives you a sensory experience with its herbal scent and natural feel. It has a gentle formula that works for most skin types.

Price: $36.00

Size: 3.38 Oz (TSA-friendly)

Skin Benefits

The Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel provides many skin benefits:

Recommended Skin Types

The Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel is recommended for acne-prone, oily, and combination skin. Thanks to its oil control feature, it prevents all kinds of breakouts and minimizes acne. It keeps your skin clear of all impurities, excess sebum, and blemishes.

The formula is gentle and keeps the skin squeaky clean but it may be too drying for dry skin. I noticed it doesn’t have a lot of moisturizing benefits.

How to Use

The Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel can be used as the second step of your double cleansing ritual.

  1. Apply a pea-sized amount of gel to wet hands
  2. Use your hands to massage the gel into the skin
  3. Rinse the gel off with lukewarm water

Is the Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel Cruelty-Free and Vegan?

Yes, the Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel is Cruelty-Free and Vegan.

Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel Ingredients

There are so many benefits to knowing your ingredients. Our skin is different and reactions vary, this is why we need to pay attention to the formula. To make this process less of a hassle for you, I have listed all the necessary info below.


Green Tea

Rice Ferment Filtrate


Tea Tree



The Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel is formulated without Alcohol, Sulfates, Parabens, Artificial Colors, and Synthetic Fragrance.

Full Ingredient List

Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Water, Glycerin, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Diethylhexyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate, Sorbitol, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Diglycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Propylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone, Citric Acid, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Polyglycerin-3, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, T-Butyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol

Where to Buy Then I Met You Soothing Tea Cleansing Gel

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