Friday, June 12, 2015
037. | theBalm Coconut Milk Cleansing Face Cream
theBalm is one of my favorite "under the radar" beauty brands. Every few months, their products are featured on Hautelook, a flash sale website, where items are discounted up to fifty percent. I normally pick up a few makeup pieces, but I recently branched out and purchased a skincare item. Keep reading to see how the Coconut Milk Cleansing Face Cream performs!
The Coconut Milk Cleansing Face Cream is a gentle daily cleanser formulated for normal to dry skin. In the warmer months, my skin is combination (normal around the perimeter of my face, but oily in the T-Zone) and this works well for me. Infused with coconut extract and white tea, the cleanser promises to deep clean pores while retaining the skin's natural moisture. I find that this product cleans my skin thoroughly if I use a makeup remover wipe beforehand. If not, I use my Simple Micellar Cleansing Water (review here) after the Coconut Milk Cleansing Face Cream to remove any excess makeup or build up from my face. This isn't a huge negative for me because I need to do this with almost every cleanser. I typically use long wearing makeup products which are naturally more difficult to remove.
The directions of the Coconut Milk Cleansing Face Cream say to massage the product on to the face, and then wipe away with a washcloth or tissue. However, I rise the face wash away with water, and then dry my face with a washcloth. I follow with eye cream and moisturizer. I like using this cleanser at night, and a more refreshing cleanser in the morning, like the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser (review here). This is completely unnecessary, though, and is simply a testament to how high maintenance my skincare routine is.
Overall, I recommend this cleanser to anyone looking for a gentle, daily face wash. I'm looking forward to trying more skincare products from theBalm in the future. And I can't believe I almost closed this post without sharing with you the best part- the product smells exactly like sweet and creamy coconut!
Posted by Kate at 9:00 AM