When I mentioned this cleansing balm in my Team Brainiax Top 5 Skincare for Fall / Winter collab post (here), several of you asked me to review it, so here it is, my lovelies:
From the REN Skincare website, the REN Rosa Centifolia NO. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm is described as:
A rose infused cleansing balm. When applied with water the balm transforms into a rich milk and leaves skin purified, calm and glowing. It gently yet thoroughly melts away dirt and make up (including waterproof mascara).
Instructions for use:
Warm in the palm of the hands and gently massage over the face and neck for a couple of minutes. Add a little water to emulsify into a rich milk. Rinse off with warm water. Alternatively remove with a muslin cloth.
And of course, here’s the list of Ingredients, especially for the science-y types and those with ingredient allergies or sensitivities:
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Ethyhexanoate, Glyceryl Cocoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter , Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Parfum* (Fragrance), Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Viola Odorata Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Lecithin, Benzyl Alcohol, Oryzanol, Tocopherol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol, Linalool. *100% Natural Fragrance – Parfum 100% Naturel
I first tried this cleansing balm back in 2012, and fell in love with it, first for the glorious rose scent, and second for how gentle it is on the skin. I find that it works amazingly well when my skin is irritated, dry, or just needing a little extra love, as it calms down the skin and gently, but deeply, cleans. One thing I will though, I really, REALLY, do not recommend using it to remove eye makeup as it stings terribly if you get it in your eyes.
This is my secret weapon for keeping my sensitive skin happy. What do you use when your skin needs a little extra love?
At 48$ USD (60$ CAD), it does seem to be on the expensive side, but it is packaged in a 150ml / 5.1fluid oz tub, so it will last you quite awhile.
Disclosure: I purchased this.
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!!! ❤ ❤ ❤