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Our Glycolic Exfoliating Cleanser has earned the trust of many skeptics and newbies to glycolic acid. With so many exfoliants on the market, it can often be a daunting experiment trying to find a genuine glycolic cleanser that is strong enough to deliver real results.

This acid is a fantastic exfoliant because it penetrates deeply into the skin, allowing your complexion to become more flawless. You can expect to see fewer wrinkles, diminished acne breakouts, decreased oil production and less discoloration.

Reveal your tightest and most brightest complexion, NOW!

Montarbo Illuminating Exfoliating Cleanser is made with a concentrated amount of 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid. It’s made to easily and visibly lift oil and congestion, breakouts, blackheads, discoloration and aging skin cells. This product really works. You have to try it to believe it!


  • Deeply cleans and exfoliates, allowing new skin cells to replenish themselves
  • Effectively and safely manages and treats breakouts, blackheads and oily skin
  • Tightens and lifts aging skin, for a rejuvenated appearance
  • Lightens and brightens discoloration, pigmentation and uneven complexions


Who it’s for:

All skin types who want to brighten and tighten their skin or those who are oily and acne prone.


How to use:

Wet face with warm water.  Dispense 1 or 2 full pumps and massage cleanser onto your face in a circular motion for 30-45 seconds. Use more in problematic areas.  Avoid contact with your eyes.  After using, leave skin wet and apply your regular ritual. The more pumps you use, the more flaking will occur.


What's in it:

Purified Water, Olive Oil Castile, Glycolic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Essential Oils, Seaweed Extracts, Oil of Kumquat.


What to know and expect:

This cleanser can be very active and drying on sensitive skin types and may cause dryness if too much is used. If you have hidden acne congestion, you should be warned that it will start to pull the congestion out of the skin. This is desirable if you are trying to get the junk out of your skin.


Tips and tricks:

1. Because this product doesn't contain sulfates and fillers, it’s concentrated and best used on skin that doesn't have full coverage makeup. Yes, it will cut through makeup but you will end up using more cleanser.  Best used after doing a pre-cleanse with oil or another cheaper cleanser.

2. For stubborn and problematic skin types, use both morning and evening.  Avoid regular use if skin becomes too dry or irritated and reduce use to 1x daily or every other day.

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  • 5
    Illuminating cleanser

    Posted by Elizabeth Sievert on May 2nd 2018

    I don’t usually do reviews but I would like to shout out this product to everyone! I saw Cody on YouTube demonstrating this cleanser which I ordered. It is a game changer! It is incredible that a cleanser can make as much of a difference in my skin as this has!!. My serums and moisturizers were my go to, now it’s the Illuminating loft cleanser! After years of skincare searching this is my new skincare line. These products are top notch in performance and quality/ ingredients! 5 stars across the board including the customer service!

  • 5
    Illuminating Lift Exfoliating Cleanser

    Posted by Kitty on May 1st 2018

    First, let me say I love all of the products in Cody's line. This does what is promised and brightens my complexion with its 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid and if a breakout occurs heals it quickly. . As he has explained in his videos the more time you spend pampering yourself by massaging this product into your face the more exfoliation occurs.

  • 5
    Best cleanser ever

    Posted by kim parrish on Apr 27th 2018

    This cleanser is the best I have ever used. I use an off brand to get rid off the makeup and then I put this on and rub it into my skin. I leave it on for about 15 minutes and can really tell it is working on my pores and leaving my skin clearer and so refreshed. I have stepped up and have been leaving it on the last 2 times I’ve used it. It definitely tingles but it’s a good feeling. Has not been a drying effect for my skin. Love it.

  • 5

    Posted by Jennifer on Apr 25th 2018

    I figured Cody’s products would be as amazing as he seems, but I’m surprised at how quickly I noticed a difference. Could be a combination of a peel I did a few days before received this product, but something is different about my skin in a very good, glowing way! I’m excited to explore the other products!!

  • 5
    Illuminating Lift Cleanser

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 30th 2018

    After watching Cody’s YouTube videos, I couldn’t wait to try this cleanser. My dermatologist suggested AHA cleanser that I’ve been using for years without much of a result. One use of the Illuminating Life and I’m hooked! My skin looked and felt amazing on Day 1 and it’s gotten better each day. I also use prescription Retin-A, so this cleanser is perfect to slough off any peeling. I’m a believer and can’t wait to try a few other products from this line.

  • 5
    Love it

    Posted by Chris on Mar 23rd 2018

    Works great!

  • 5
    Amazing cleanser

    Posted by Lisa on Mar 4th 2018

    I use this cleanser once a day. I love how it feels, sometimes I rinse but most of the time I leave it on my skin to work it’s magic. What a unique product! Love and will repurchase.

  • 5
    Skincare product

    Posted by Shannon Carlson on Feb 13th 2018

    Great product to help exfoliate and brighten the skin.

  • 5
    My new face cleanser

    Posted by Katie on Feb 7th 2018

    Love it. After using several cleansers, I found Cody and his product line. Not only is the product amazing, but he's an amazing person whom truly cares about putting the best products out there - something rare when it comes to skincare! I was skeptical at first, and even for the first week or so, but after a few weeks of using this with the rest of the products I bought, my face has cleared incredibly.

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