Melee | Custom Facewash

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A concentrated facewash with alpha-hydroxy acid to turn over skin cells faster for a brighter, cleaner appearance right away. Melee is for dry, oily, acne proned, aging, scarred, or normal skin. This facewash should be customized and includes no preservatives and no chemicals of any kind. Sea salt and spirulina detoxify the skin and pores. Oatmeal and aloe vera sooth and heal skin issues naturally.


Melee is made from food grade ingredients and has successfully treated a myriad of skin issues. Our first belief here is STOP USING SOAP. At all. Seriously.

This is a blend of organic oatmeal, sucanat, sea salt, Himalayan salt, and herbs and essential oils that deeply cleanses, soothes, and fortifies the skin against daily exposure to sun and pollutants.

One of the most important virtues at Brazen Bee is being able to customize your facewash so that you are maximizing your daily regimen and your money. No one should have to pay for things they don't need and skin care is a tricky business, more is not always better when it comes to skin treatments.

Ingredients: Organic Oatmeal, Organic Sucanat, Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Yucca Root Powder, Organic Cape Aloe Vera Powder, Organic Spirulina, Frankincense Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil

Benefits of Each Ingredient

Oats: Oats have been used for skin maladies since 2000 bc. They should not be forgotten as one of the original skin remedies. Oats contain sopanins which attach to impurities and gently remove excess oil from the skin with absolutely no drying or tightening of the skin. Colloidal oatmeal was recognized by the FDA as a skin protectant in 2003. It is one of the few herbs recognized in the United States for its natural properties. Oats 6 major components that are recognized as scientifically beneficial for skin. Avenanthramides (anti-itch, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-irritant), avenacins (sopanin and anti-fungal), flavanoids (anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory), phenolics (antioxidant), Beta-Glucan (sought after skin ingredient now because it is highly penetrative and has shown to have more ling term hydration protection than hyaluronic acid, speeds healing), lipids (work to protect the skin, antioxidant), and peptides.

Oats provide all those benefits and otherwise expensive components in one beautiful place.

Sucanat- Naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy acids? Yes, please! This is the only true "sugar in the raw" that actually exists. Sucanat is fresh pressed and dried cane juice without undergoing any removal of vitamins or minerals. Sugar is an easy source of alpha-hydroxy acids where other companies want to isolate and charge an arm and leg for them, I found them in their rawest form with the inclusion of nutritive vitamins and minerals. 

Alpha-hydroxy acids- (as found in sucanat) are well-known to speed up cell regeneration and improve the smoothness and brightness of skin. Glycolic acid is the main alpha-hydroxy in sugar cane and this is the smallest of the acids and works to gently break the bond between old skin cells so they can slough away without irritation or rough scrubbing. Glycolic acid also increases the moisture level in the skin cells keeping them plump and healthy. 

Sea salt- natural detoxifier, highly effective anti-bacterial, exfoliator.

Himalayan Pink Salt- provides minerals and trace minerals in their ultimate natural form for the skin.

Yucca Root Powder- also known as "soap root." This is a wonderful natural cleanser and lathers s

Customer Reviews (33)

Fabulous Facewash!

Posted by Sharon on Jun 24th 2019
I’ve been using Melee for a few months now. The smell is intoxicating. It feels wonderful on my face and even better after rinsing. I like using Melee in the morning and Stiletto moisturizer at night. Not sure if it’s one product or the combination, but my rosacea is no longer an issue. Thank you, Courtney!

Still Loving It

Posted by Caitlin Morissette on Jan 27th 2019
I have been using Melee for about 2 years now and just wanted to say that it is still doing amazing things for my face! I do change up the formula now and then, most recently to accommodate for what seems like worse winter dryness than ever before. My face always feels refreshed and never dry after (I use Enlighten toner and oil, sometimes Stiletto also) and it remains clear, smooth and even toned. I love this product!

Wonderful facewash

Posted by Sarah on Dec 14th 2018
I first purchased the trial pack of face washes knowing that I only needed the most gentle cleanser, but also thinking that my 15 year old niece would like to try some of the products. While I enjoyed Georgia Sweet, she has a bit of mild achne and she reported that it cleared up within days of using Melee. She was already shelling out a fortune to chemical-filled products that were doing her no favors, so getting her to switch to this was pretty easy. I offered to buy her the first bottle myself so she would be able to reap the wonderful benefits of herbal cleansing. She loves it! Thank you so much for all you do!

Fabulous Facewash

Posted by Jane on Aug 16th 2018
Both my daughter and I use it and agree it's the best facewash product around. Also, getting it in the powder form and adding your own water is really economical - it lasts a long time.

Love this facewash

Posted by Melissa on Aug 6th 2018
This stuff is seriously amazing. I've been using it for nearly a year now, and my skin is soo happy. My skin is oily but also quite sensitive, so I've always struggled finding products that were strong enough to keep acne at bay, but gentle enough to not make my skin into an angry, red, peeling mess. Melee face wash fits the bill! I found Brazen Bee by chance when I was dealing with some hormonal cystic acne, and this face wash cleared it up within about six weeks. My skin tone is more even overall and, since Melee doesn't strip away natural oils, my skin is less oily and more moisturized. This facewash is definitely a keeper for me. I'll be using it for as long as Courtney makes it! Lastly, if you ever find yourself in Manitou Springs, I'd definitely recommend getting one-on-one advice and suggestions. Courtney really knows her stuff and is incredibly helpful!!

A must have!

Posted by Becca on Aug 1st 2018
I love, love, love this face wash! It's a bit pricey for me but I redid my budget to accommodate it because it's worth every penny. Went without for a month and within two weeks of using it again daily, almost all of my zits cleared up. It leaves my skin soft, bright, and glowing too. And my boyfriend keeps telling me how amazing my skin looks. I use an oil cleanser at night and this in the morning, along with the Blatant toner 2x a day and the SHU moisturizer at night. I reccomend this brand to anyone who will listen to me. Don't let the fact that it's a powder scare you, you'll adjust. End rave! :)


Posted by jenna on Mar 12th 2018
This was my very first purchase from Brazen Bee and I fell in love. Honestly, I was unsure if I would like this type of face wash, however I found that it makes my skin super soft. I also use it as a mask, add it to my cleansing oil, and add it to a vegan gel cleanser i have on super hot and humid days. It is very versatile and i LOVE that i can customize it. I always get the large bottle and it lasts forever.

Amazing stuff!

Posted by Jessie on Mar 5th 2018
This face wash is amazing! I was really hesitant about a powdered face wash but actually it fits my lifestyle perfectly. It’s so much easier traveling with it! No leaking liquids in the baggage. I asked Courtney for recommendations for my skin and she gave me a list of herbs to add and I couldn’t be any happier with the result. My skin is so much calmer now and soft and I’m just head over heels for this stuff!

Favorite facewash

Posted by Megan on Mar 2nd 2018
This stuff is amazing as a facewash and a mask. My face has never been happier. Clears pesky pimples overnight. The large bottle also lasted me a long time. No scary chemicals and safe for pregnant women too! Definitely recommend.

My favorite face wash!

Posted by Sara Worsham on Feb 28th 2018
I am on my 5th bottle of this miracle facewash and honestly will never go back to a lathering wash. This is gentle, but strong and exfoliating. My skin is so happy! My only regret is not finding these amazing products sooner! I alternate between this is chally ha oil cleanser and it has worked wonders for my skin.

My forever face wash

Posted by Sheila on Feb 19th 2018
Have tried many high end face cleansers, still had oily skin, uneven skin tone, and occasional breakouts. Well, those days are gone since using Melee! Oil is under control, skintone sooo much better! My face actually feels CLEAN AND SOFT!! So glad I gave Brazen Bee a try, this is all I use now!!!!

Might be my new fav!

Posted by Steph on Feb 19th 2018
After using the effoff wash for years I decided to try the melee wash. It’s a little thinner concinstancy than the effoff but I’m loving how even my skin tone is!


Posted by Brittany Perez on Feb 18th 2018
I used to be the bad soap and noxzema girl, then I discovered Brazen Bee and Courtney suggested this wash according to my skin type and needs. She also tactically added some other amazing things to the wash like coffee!! I love the way I can feel it cleansing my face. The smell is great!! My face is not dry or stinging after the wash like my old products would do! After washing with this great product I follow with Stilleto moisturizer! People always tell me my skin glows!! Add a consultation with Courtney you will NOT regret it!!


Posted by Bethany on Feb 18th 2018
First off, this stuff is custom. I don’t get a bunch of extra stuff that my skin doesn’t need. Like a tailor is for a suit, melee is to my face. I love that I can water it down to varying consistencies depending on whether I want to rinse, exfoliate, or make a mask. Melee has been amazing at clearing the tiny white sebrum filled bumps that made my skin look bumpy. I Was relieved to dump my higher end, high cost products for something that actually worked because one size does not fit all. Tastes great too!


Posted by Annie on Feb 17th 2018
I've only been using this for a few months, but I love it! My skin feels so soft and the tone is evening out.


Posted by Sheila on Jan 23rd 2018
LOVE! Gives my skin an even tone, not drying at all!! If this melee wash is not my shower, I'll use my old face wash, needless to say I make sure this is ALWAYS in my shower!!


Posted by Isabel on Dec 29th 2017
I have been using Melee for a few months now and let me tell you, I feel like a bad bish wearing my skin out, no makeup to cover all the stuff I used to try and cover! My skin feels clean but not dried out, and always always feels the love that you put into your products!!! Thank you times a million!!!!

Will Never Use ANY Other Face Wash

Posted by Caitlin Morissette on Oct 22nd 2017
I have been using Melee face wash (customized with a few different combinations over time to account for change of seasons and stress acne lol). First tried it to help with hormonal acne, and eczema/dryness/redness as a result of using soap or chemical-ridden face washes. This is the only thing that doesn’t make my skin feel dry after using (I also follow up with Blatant Toner and Earth & Calm body butter or Stiletto moisturizer) and I see a huge difference in my skin tone/redness, monthly acne, and feel like my face looks brighter and smoother. Would recommend to everyone!

Life saver!

Posted by Amy Jones on Sep 11th 2017
I cannot give enough stars to this product! For the last year and a half I have been trying to find a face wash/skin care regime that could battle the effects of endometriosis, an autoimmune disease that affects many woman in varying degrees and symyoms. I have had it for years but suddenly the hormones were wreaking havoc on my face. Redness, blotchy patches, dryness, oily outbreaks I had never had before. I messaged in tears. The custom blend put together for me in combo with toner and moisturizer has saved me! My skin is clear again and my tears have dried. After trying so many natural brands, this is the vest and immediately I saw a difference. By the end of my first bottle, my face was glowing. Thank you!!!!!


Posted by laura on Jun 30th 2017
Only been using for 5 days and already see a wondwrful improvement in my skin, smoother , softer and more healthy looking. And it smells lovely!! I am 61 and will be ordering again and again! Thank you

Loyal user

Posted by Qat on May 3rd 2017
I am officially sold on this face wash. I have been using it for several months now, and it is similar to one I actually used to make myself. But because it was made to treat the exact skin type that I had it has made a huge difference. It doesn't dry out my skin like every other face wash I have used in the past and it leaves my skin feeling smooth and supple and radiant.

A miracle!

Posted by Audrey on Mar 27th 2017
I have struggled with severe acne for as long as I can remember. I've tried everything on the shelf and nothing would help. I got in touch with Courtney and she recommended Melee face wash, and I am happily surprised at the results I've seen!! I've been using it for only 5 days and I can already see a difference. I haven't had a new breakout, and I can tell my scars are clearing up already! It was a slight adjustment to get used to a powered wash, but I love the fact that I'm not paying for water in my cleanser. I'm so happy with this product!!!

Helps SO much!

Since I was a teenager I get inflammed, flaky skin around my mouth at least once a year. I always end up at the dermatologist to get a cream full of who knows what to get rid of it. I had a spot that was so raw and sore it bled and oozed on its own. I have been washing my face dailey with the Melee face wash every day for a week, also making a paste from it and letting it soak on the bad spot for 15minutes each night and it is almost completley gone! NOTHING except chemical fiiled creams has EVER worked. Thank you, thank you, thank you. No more chemicals for me:)

Can't live without this!

Posted by Emily on Nov 2nd 2016
I had to stock up this time. I can't be without my Melee face wash. So good. Smells great, cleans my aging yet acne prone skin and I know that the person who has crafted the scrub has done so with love and care.


Brazen facewashes have become an integral part of my daily routine. It took me a little bit of discipline to wean away from tubed cleansers, but my new habit is formed and i don't see going back. My skin feels cleansed and nourished.


Posted by Vickie on Jan 12th 2016
I look forward to using this facewash every night. It seems to work the best for my sensitive skin. I'm experimenting by adding a different ingredient each time I order it. So far, so good! I keep stocked up so I won't run out, ever!


Posted by Tif on Nov 24th 2015
It took me a little while to get used to powdered cleanser but once I did I fell in love!! My skin feels so refreshed and happy after I wash. I water mine down quite a bit since my skin is very sensitive to exfoliation. I also love that they can be customized to you skin and your preferences.

The BEST face wash

Posted by Britt on Jul 8th 2015
The Melee Facewash with white willow bark -- I use it practically every day. On off days I use the Chally HA oil cleanser. It's great because you can vary the consistency of the wash by adding more or less water -- hardly any water if you want more exfoliation, or more if you want it to be more of an everyday face wash. My skin always feels so refreshed and smooth after using Melee. It is the best.


Posted by -B on Jul 8th 2015
I'm going on my second batch of Melee and I'm absolutely hooked! I will never use another face wash again. The best part is chatting with Courtney one on one about how to personalize for my skin. I sent her pictures and BAM she knew right away what to add and not add on to the wash. I've never used a face wash that actually made my face feel "refreshed" afterwards and not tight and dry. My skin has cleared up of red dry patches. Melee rocks as so does Courtney!

Melee is perfect!

Posted by Deb on Jul 7th 2015
I love this product! It is a good blend of oats, sugar, and salt, so it is less drying on my skin. I use this once a week or so as a scrub. I like to add stuff in--recently I added coffee! My partner will use Melee to make masks and do spot treatments on her face. Overall, this is great stuff!

LOVE Melee!!

Posted by Chelsea B on Jul 6th 2015
I'm 27 and have had acne since I was 15. I've only in the past year gotten it under control with the help of Brazen Bee products! Melee evens out my skin and helps heal my skin without drying it out. My skin looks 50x healthier when I use Melee regularly than when I don't, even if I still get the occasional hormonal break out. In fact I was just out of it for about two weeks and my skin was a mess. Two days of using it and SHU twice a day and it's already much better! LOVE my Melee, I don't know what I'd do without it!

A miracle for my face

Posted by Kathleen Bennett on Jul 6th 2015
I love this product! Not only does it do a great job cleaning, but removes all the old skin cells and and lets the new cells come to the surface to make your face look younger. Can't do without this product!

A Miricale for the Face!

Posted by Julie on Apr 12th 2015
This product is hands down THE BEST way to treat and cleanse skin. Because it is customizable it really targets what you need. In regards to teen acne it has been miraculous. No joke. It is almost like a 3 in 1 product too. Cleanser, mask and topical treatment for stubborn zits. Oh and don't let me forget to mention the creator behind this product-Courtnry. I do not personally know her but she has gone above and beyond to help me and my family. This includes writing a personal and heartfelt letter to my 12 year old about skin care and having confidence in herself. Go try and find something like that at your local chain drug store... I think not!!
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