It took me a while to try this “cult” favorite: Beautycounter Cleansing Balm.
Truth be told, I was hesitant since I have acne prone skin, and since I used the oil cleansing method (OCM) a while back with coconut oil which didn't do much for my skin aside from keep junky ingredients away.
My skin always seemed dull while using OCM with plain coconut oil.
And, there's nothing wrong with doing so, and it's quite economical. But, I frankly didn't realize what having active ingredients and quality nutrients in skincare (let alone a cleanser) could do for my skin.
This past December, while home for several weeks (a safe time for me to test a product that may cause a breakout, I thought), I gave the Beautycounter Cleansing Balm a try.
OH. MY. GOSH. I was sort of annoyed with myself for not trusting what tons of clients and consultants had been saying since I first heard about Beautycounter. They said over and over that they can't live without the Cleansing Balm.
It feels strange at first to melt this semi-solid oily product into your hands to then massage onto your face – it doesn't foam like a soapy cleanser would. But once you wipe it off with a wet, warm cloth, and feel (and see) your skin after, it's pretty amazing.
This came in especially handy while I was traveling for the whole month of January not only through super cold and dry weather, but wearing tons of makeup almost daily.
How it helped my skin.
The Beautycounter Cleansing Balm not only helped to deeply cleanse off makeup (admittedly, I washed first with the charcoal bar, second with the Balm because I had SO much makeup on for events), but it left my skin feeling soft and supple after.
Typically after cleansing when you are in a dry, wintery climate, your skin feels sort of tight and almost painful after cleansing. Not with this balm!
My skin feels hydrated, smooth, and revived after using this balm. I am totally obsessed now and I use it whenever I can, alternating with the Charcoal Bar (also great for acne prone skin).
It's great for any skin type (I am acne prone and it's been great for me but I can't say if it's perfect for every type of acne-prone skin), though if you have very oily skin I might steer clear. If you have dry or combination skin, I think it's worth a try.
Have you tried the Beautycounter Cleansing Balm yet?
Let me know what you think of it or how you've used it in the comments below!
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