100% Pure Blood Orange Cleansing Balm
This stuff smells bloody amazing! One of my favorite natural skincare and makeup companies, 100% Pure Cosmetics & Skincare, has come out with a new cleansing balm. This stuff is super handy for dry skin and dry weather like we've been having this winter Blood orange is one of my favorite citrus scents! It's so uplifting and bright and smells like summer. They sent me a preview of the Blood Orange Cleansing Balm and I've been huffing it--I mean using it all month. Keep reading for the full review...
THE APPLICATION This is a solid balm that melts on contact, like coconut oil. All the extra moisturizing avocado and olive oils make this stuff super emollient, so it's thicker than your average plain coconut oil. Since it's so heavy, a little bit goes a long way. As you massage the balm into your skin, it melts like butter and feels about as greasy. I like to massage a fingertip's worth all over my face for a minute or two, dissolving makeup and grime and giving myself a face massage and a little aromatherapy treat.
THE FEEL After wiping away with a cloth, this cleansing balm leaves plenty of hydration behind. Thanks to the beeswax and emollient oil blend, a protective barrier is left behind, which can hold moisture in and protect skin. This moisturizing layer works best at night for oily or combination skin, as it's a bit too oily to wear under makeup. Double cleansing with a foaming wash removes this layer and leaves the skin totally cleansed and refreshed.
THE SCENT Free from any synthetic perfume, this product is scented by blood orange essential oil. Citrus oils are great purifiers for the skin, plus they're mood lifters and energizers.
THE PRICE & PACKAGING $38 for 3 oz (85 g).The tub is a medium size and good quality. You don't need much product, My jar is about 1/4 empty after using it a few nights a week for a month.
Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Olive Leaf Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Beeswax, Blood Orange Essential Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Palmitate (derived from coconuts)
"This delicious orange scented cleansing balm gently cleanses while leaving skin soft and supple. Organic coconut and olive oils melt into a silky oil texture on contact and sweep away stubborn makeup, debris and impurities. Simply wipe away the cleansing balm with a warm damp cloth and rinse."
Vegetarian. Cruelty-free. Gluten-free. Made in U.S.A.
I like this balm very much. I highly recommend it for anyone with dry skin, whether seasonally for year round. It smells fresh and clean thanks to essential oils, and has a wonderfully short and clean ingredient list. I would rate this product very safe using the EWG scale. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a very emollient cleansing balm with a noticeable citrus scent. I would recommend spot testing this product if you have sensitive skin, as it does leave a residue behind and contains blood orange essential oil.
*Citrus essential oils can increase our skin's sensitivity to the sun, so make sure to use this balm no less than 8-10 hours before prolonged sun exposure.