I started with the Shaving Cream and A/S Gel, and after seeing Scotto's fetish with Nancy Boy bath products, I decided to give the face and body wash a try. I'm glad I did.
Price At $14.00 (not including shipping) it's not as cheap as some of the store brand stuff (neutrogena, nivea, etc.) but it's on par if not below with the High quality products (ex. Baxter's face wash is $12.50, Anothy logistics is $18.00, AOS is $22). Everytime I've ordered from Nancy Boy they've thrown in an extra product too (hand soap one time, bar soap the other)
Quality Incredibly gentle on the skin yet still deep cleaning. It's very thin and does not have the gel like consistency of most face washes. It's basically like pouring water in your hand, so getting the right amount can at times be tricky, but that's more of a packaging issue. Ingredients read as follows: Purified Water, Decyl Glucoside (from corn), Disodium laureth sulfosuccinate (from coconuts), Cocamidopropyl betaine (from coconuts), Glycerin, Xanthan gum, Citric acid, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (naturally-derived anti-microbial), Allantoin (from comfrey plant), Chamomile extract, Lemon peel extract, Calendula officinalis extract, Sage extract, Burdock extract, Balm mint extract, Black walnut extract, Primrose oil, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Methylparaben (anti-microbial), Propylparaben (anti-microbial).
Latherability: Here was where I was surprised. On their own website, Nancy Boy says it doesn't really lather very much and people who didn't like it like a sudsier product. Well....
I took this much facewash
and after gently rubbing the hands together a few times....
Voila. Plenty of lather to let your eyes know that it's working and feel great on the face.
Scent: Very simple, very clean. No fruits, flowers, or herbs, just a straight clean soapy smell that, which is exactly what I like in a facewash.
Efficacy: Fantastic. Other face washes can definitely leave the skin feeling dry. Not this. It cleans, and cleans deep, but does not dry out the skin, so it's perfect to use before you shave. I don't have real bad skin to begin with, but this stuff has kept my face clear and moisturized since I've been using it.
Packaging Simple bottle that I think looks rather nice. No fancy shapes or such, but with the consistency of the wash, I'd think it would be better if the hole was restricted a bit more to control the flow. The pictures above, so you can judge the aesthetics for yourself.
Overall: Most gentle yet effective face wash I've used. If you're prone to dry skin, this is great for you. I can't vouch for someone with oily skin, but this keeps my face clear and always leaves me feeling clean. The scent is great, and it only takes a little bit to work up a good lather, so it should last quite a while. My favorite face wash.