Last week when temperatures dropped to negative numbers my skin took the worst hit ever. Maybe my skin is changing, but my normal combination-oily skin was complete “dry city,” so much so that I started noticing dry patches of skin and a peeling, scaly nose. Normally, I use gel cleansers because I like the way they cleanse without stripping (certain ones) which I find a lot of foaming cleansers do. I searched my stash high and low for the hydrating products, but specifically a non-drying cleanser. I find a tiny sample of this Cosmetics 27 Cleanser 27 Bio-Balancing Cell Cleansing Balm that I received at a Henri Bendel event a year ago where I met some representatives from the brand. I knew oil based products tend to be better for dry skin so I desperately decided to try it.
First, let’s back track. How did I know it was my cleanser that needed to change? I knew that I should not have the gray, ashy, and tight look and feel to my skin right after I washed it. This experience told me that was washing my skin too well and needed to add a whole bunch of serums and creams to add moisture back into it (which to me is kind of working backwards).
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides Polyglycerin, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Sucrose Distearate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trihydroxystearin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract,Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil,Tocopherol Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Glyceryl Undecylenate Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Tocopherol Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Farnesol 0 Centella Asiatica Extract, Alcohol, Aqua Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Bisabolol.
How to use this product:
To use the product I take a finger dollop of the product and apply a bit on the five crucial areas of my face (forehead, boths cheeks, nose and chin). I then massage the balm in each section until my face is covered sans the eye area of course. I then wet my hands and continue to massage in the product in. The water causes the balm to emulsify and then I rinse off. I’m left with cleansed skin that’s soft and DOES NOT feel tight. After only a week of using this product, I have noticed the number of dry patches on my skin decrease and my nose is no longer scaly.
Would I buy this product?
I would. I love it! Of course it’s absolutely very expensive, retailing at $85.00 which is definitely a commitment. Im glad I was able to try a sample because despite the price I love it. It has brought my skin back to life in just one week.
In doing my research I found two other cleansing balms that I want to try based on all of the great feedback: Ren’s No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm and Emma Hardie Amazing Face. I can’t wait to try both and compare all three.
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