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manuka   sea buckthorn   turmeric


This turmeric-based cleanser is a game-changer.


Our goal for this cleanser was simple. We wanted the protection oil cleanses, but offer the clean you get with soap-based ingredients.


Rendering the skin clean, but more importantly hydrated, not stripping, protecting the delicate balance of the epidermis biome  We have found that this is one of the most important aspects when developing a cleanser. Maintaining the balance of the delicate surface of the skin, while creating a cleansing effect. This is why THE GOLDEN MILK  cleanser is a perfect addition to your skincare regimen.


This cleanser goes on dry skin, upon the introduction of water it turns it into a milky texture. Washes off makeup and remnants of the day from the exposure to elements


Leaving the skin balanced, calm, and smooth.

ORGANIC TURMERIC aka the Golden Goddess, revered in India and used for centuries. Rich in polyphenols makes it super high in antioxidants known to combat free radical damage. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is known to take action on the blood, and circulation, and is cooling to inflamed skin conditions.


SIBERIAN SEA BUCKTHORN Not all sea buckthorn is created equal, ours is the super-concentrated kind, possessing a high skin nutritional value. Nourishing, revitalizing, and restorative actions, sea buckthorn has been known for centuries as a resource for skin-care. From burns to eczema, it contains an abundant supply of nutrients essential for healthy skin.


WILD NEW ZEALAND MANUKA There’s one compound contained within manuka that is fascinating scientists and that’s triketones.  This very special tree specific to the East Cape of New Zealand contains up to 20% more of this compound than anywhere else on the planet.

There are recent studies indicating that triketones’ antioxidant activity contributes to anti-photoaging effects inhibiting photo-aging caused by UV radiation.

For inquisitive minds see below.

Quote from a pub-med published paper

Furthermore, we observed that manuka oil could suppress UV-B-induced skin inflammation by inhibiting the production of inflammatory cytokines. Taken together, this study provides evidence that manuka oil indeed possesses anti photoaging activity, and this is associated with its inhibitory activity against skin inflammation induced by UV irradiation.

SKIN CHALLENGES most skin types:  dry, oily, sensitive, eczema, acne, inflammation 


BOTANICAL THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS  calmative, antioxidant, skin tonic 










    skin tonic




Additional information

Additional information

What's in it?

*caprylic/capric triglyceride, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, citric acid, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, *leptospermum scoparium (manuka), *hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn), curcuma longa (turmeric), sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract

Denotes *organic


100ml/3.4 oz


Scoop a dime size amount with spoon.  Massage cleanser into dry face in a circular motion, avoid eyes.  Add warm water and massage into face to create milky texture. Rinse clean and pat dry.

Reviews (17)

17 reviews for THE GOLDEN MILK cleanser

  1. Jillian Mourning (verified owner)

    This stuff is amazing. I love all of my khus khus skincare and was really wishing for a cleanser. I’ve been using May Lindstrom Cleansing oil and I like it, but I love this more. It feels hydrating like a cleansing oil but my skin feels cleaner. The price point is great too.
    My only critique (not that I want unnecessary plastic in a container) would be to have one of the plastic things under the lid so when you take the lid off the product doesn’t spill out. I lost a fair amount on my bathroom counter upon the first time opening it since I had the jar a bit tilted.

  2. YY (verified owner)

    I have extremely temperamental skin that is dry, sensitive, and acne prone. Cleansers usually dry out my skin and make it flaky so that even moisturizers don’t help. Since using Khus Khus, life has changed! The cleanser is amazing. My skin is not tight and flaky afterwards, and feels refreshed and clean. Many cleansers include ingredients that clog pores….this cleanser is golden! No comedogenic ingredients and synthetics! I follow it up with the Sen serum and my skin is really thanking me. Thank you Khus Khus for taking such great care in making beautiful products.

  3. Alek S

    I was so excited to learn about the launch of the Golden Milk Cleanser, so I went ahead and purchased it. I like the consistency and the cleansing properties, although I was not expecting the mild suds effect when adding water. It leaves my skin comfortable, no dry feeling, although I wish it was more moisturizing. It works great as a first cleanser and morning cleanser. Scent-wise, I was expecting a herbal scent, but to my surprise it did not have one, it smells odd hence why the 4 starts. Once massaged onto the face, the scent morphs and amplifies into unpleasant scent of old unscented home-made lye soap. I know I’m very specific here 🙂 My grandmother used to make soap that smelled like that. I wish this product had more moisturizing ingredients or lower surfactant % and had better scent (had some of the EOs that are used in the Khus Khus face or body serums).

    • Kristi Blustein (store manager)

      Hi Alek,

      Kristi here the founder + creator of KHUS+KHUS, I thought I might respond with some sincere information, if I may? I choose to use a mild coconut non-toxic derivative. As the base as well as MCT oil also a coconut-derived product. The goal was to have it applied as an oil cleanser then upon introducing water to create a light lather as not to strip. I then added the Siberian Sea Buckthorn Co2 extracted to soften the surfactant effect and added Manuka Essential oil from New Zealand and Organic Indian Turmeric Co2 these are the supreme chemotype for each of these ingredients they just don’t make anything better. I choose these to balance out the other components of the formula. I think the aroma you are smelling is turmeric it is highly antiseptic and antiviral and has a unique aroma, very medicinal and honestly, one that takes some getting used to, but has some many magnificent benefits I felt strongly that I wanted people to connect with fresh organic Indian turmeric. As I have used this for 15 years almost daily and feel it’s a staple of all things Ayurvedic. They call it the Golden Goddes bc she works on many areas of the body particularly the liver, and I always say clean liver clean skin. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We really value your honesty and thank you for trusting KHUS+KHUS with your skincare needs it’s truly an honor.



  4. julia26ruth (verified owner)

    This cleanser is wonderful! My skin feels so clean and refreshed. I highly recommend it! I’m 65 years old and have used many cleansers over the years. This is by far one of the best!

  5. Lacey (verified owner)

    The best cleanser around. I have tried many cleanser over the years and this is a favorite and new staple. I feel like I am washing my face in a golden milk latte. Hooked on the clean ingredients and the way my skin feels after. Thank you for creating such an incredible product! 💓

  6. Sabrina (verified owner)

    Oh my goodness I am not sure why there aren’t more reviews of this cleanser – although I suppose I’ve been a Khus Khus fan for several years even though I only ever used Sen serum and hydrolat – which are magic obviously, and I never tried this cleanser until now.

    I bought the golden milk cleanser years into persistent acne on the side of my neck and under my near. I had a theory that there was something going on with the lymph. I suffered severely worsening acne and pain in one ear I felt like I had an infection ( but since it was just a theory I didn’t want to take antibiotics and ruin my gut even more) Started massaging this cleanser into my skin 2x a day to really stimulate where I thought the lymph was stagnant. After 4 + weeks of using this cleanser I can say it has super charged the healing of my skin. The deep cystic acne on my neck is 80% better at least. The healing properties in the sea buckthorn and the manuka are what attracted me to it, but it way exceeded anything I would expect from my skin during the state it was at. Thank you for making such amazing skincare.

  7. craig leonardo (verified owner)

    This is my 1st purchase from Khus Khus and I must admit I was very impressed with this Golden Milk Cleanser. Acts much differently than others Ive tried and leaves my skin feeling cleaner and more hydrated. Not dry and tight! Keep up the great work guys!

  8. Debbie Flores (verified owner)

    I bought two jars of the face cleanser and knew I would love the product without sampling it. After using cleanser my face feels clean and soft and not tight. I’ve read other reviews that they didn’t like the scent, but I do love the uniqueness of the herbal scent. I’m hoping to see a body cleanser added to the shop list in the near future. All the face and body products are divine!

  9. Susan (verified owner)

    Best cleanser I have ever used. Doesn’t dry my skin or make me breakout either.

  10. Barb Kenner (verified owner)

    Love the consistency and hebal smell!!

  11. Nita (verified owner)

    When I first bought this cleanser I wasn’t too sure how it would work. I have combo skin which tends to be drier during the winter months and a tad bit oilier during the summer months. It’s not sensitive, but it is a bit peevish towards certain types of formulations. I have had this cleanser in my rotation for months now and I have to say that I really, really like it. For one, it really cleanses the skin, but gently. My face doesn’t feel tight after using, nor does it feel like I might need another cleanse. It is very creamy, soaks into the skin very well, and rinses off nicely. I feel like my skin is left very balanced with this cleanser. Obviously, the ingredients are top notch, and the price point is very reasonable. One added plus is that it comes with a wooden spatula so your hands never have to come into contact with the product in the jar. A lot of brands forgo this. This one is definitely a repurchase!

  12. Lisa

    This is such a unique and refreshing cleanser! I love how it melts into my skin and gently removes dirt and debris. My face feels squeaky clean and moisturized afterwards. I’ve noticed a huge difference In the overall texture of my skin since using (less dull and dry.) It’s a very concentrated product so a little goes a long way. Highly recommend !

  13. lorwash (verified owner)

    I’m 58 and live in northern Arizona where the climate is extremely dry. This cleanser is wonderfully effective at cleansing and at moisturizing my dry skin. I absolutely love it.

  14. Fanta C

    This is my FAVORITE first cleanse! It also works amazingly as both a first and second cleanse. It is the only balm cleanser I’ve found recently that has zero pore-clogging ingredients. There’s no artificial fragrance or essential oils and there’s a mild natural, herbal scent. I apply on dry skin, massage, and then I go in with a few drops of water, which makes it mildly sudsy. It such a luxurious experience. If you love cream cleansers but want more suds or want a 2 in 1 cleansing experience, this is your product! Great for travel as well. No drying, no irritation, absolutely incredible! Will keep re-purchasing this!

  15. Susan (verified owner)

    Wonderful cleanser. Cleans without drying out my skin and it makes my skin feel great!

  16. Jodi

    Truly the BEST facial cleanser I’ve ever used. My face is combination of dry and oily at times. The wrong product can make my skin angry. This cleanser is so nurturing yet effective. I feel I get a deep clean without stripping my skin. My face feels nourished, moisturized and smooth. It also gives me a beautiful glow.

  17. Holli Lindenfelser (verified owner)

    Khus Khus products are amazing ! It’s all I use on my face and neck. I love how the cleanser makes my face feel and look – I also use the Resq potion , c drops serum – love them all !!!
    I have recently added the Especial K toning mist.
    I especially like the fact that all the products are plant based and organic

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