How does it work? Will my skin be left feeling oily?
Familiar with the “oil attracts oil” theory from high school chemistry days? Well similarly, the oils in our cleansing balm attract and dissolve oil soluble matter from the surface of the skin. This means that in addition to makeup, SPF, dirt and pollution, it will also attract and cleanse away unwanted excess sebum from the skin, making it suitable for all skin types, including an oily skin.
Melting Moment Cleansing Balm works so efficiently because it contains an ingredient that helps to bind oil and water-soluble molecules together, known as a surfactant. A surfactant creates a micro-emulsion when water is added, allowing it to be easily rinsed off the skin without leaving behind any oily residue.
Will a cleansing balm leave my skin pH balanced?
With cleansing being such an important part of any skincare routine, when making your product selection it’s important to choose one that respects the skin's naturally occurring protective barrier to ensure your skin is left happy after cleansing, and not compromised in any way. This protective layer is known as your skin’s acid mantle or barrier, and as the name suggests it has a slightly acidic pH.
As most cleansing balms are waterless this makes measuring the actual pH of the product a little different to water-based cleansers however, as Melting Moment Cleansing Balm contains a blend of natural oils that mimic and identify with the skin’s own protective barrier, it cleanses gently without over stripping and leaves the skin’s naturally occurring, slightly acidic pH intact (unlike, say, a foaming cleanser or traditional soap).
How do I apply a cleansing balm?
Scoop a grape sized amount of cleansing balm into clean dry hands, and massage gently onto dry skin over the entire face. As you massage into the skin this solid balm instantly melts, transforming it into a luxuriously silky cleansing oil. After massaging for one minute, add warm water onto the skin with fingertips and continue to massage in gentle circular movements. Remove well with warm water or a warm damp face cloth.
Where does it slot into my routine?
One of the best things about Melting Moment Cleansing Balm is that it’s a multi-tasking product. It can be used as your daily go to cleanser to clean skin, prepping it for your regular AM/PM routine. It can also be used as the first step in a double cleansing regime to pre-cleanse the skin and effectively remove stubborn make-up and SPF, and prep for a targeted second cleanse.
This soothing balm cleanser may also be applied as a leave-on mask to deeply nourish and hydrate skin. Simply apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin, light your favourite candle, and lay back and melt for 10 minutes or longer, then remove gently with a warm damp face cloth.
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