The Inkey List
Oat Cleansing Balm
| 13 January, 2021
here's a deep dive on how I use the versatile cleansing balm and why it will remain a staple in my daily routine. 💃 This is the one balm I'll use twice a day if my skin needs extra moisture. At $10 per 5oz, it's affordable enough to use in excess. Contrary to my Reel, a little goes a long way and I see this tube lasting me a long time. I'm also very thankful for the squeezy tube in lue of a jar. As you can see, I have fun with the squeeze squeeze. 💃 This cleansing balm doubles down as a mask, too! I always leave it on for extra long not only to seep in the ingredients, but I noticed it really tackles black heads on my nose. 💃 Leaving it on as a shower mask has done wonders for my skin. I take extra hot showers and baths which are known to strip skin. By keeping the cleansing balm on throughout the shower, it's locking in moisture and protecting my skin. The texture is like a thicker vasaline which I also use as a skin protectant and to seal in my creams. 💃 Cleansing balms are great for a double cleanse. For me, I don't always do a second cleanse after this balm because water rinses it enough away for me on days I'm trying to lock in extra hydration. The left over product on my skin from not second cleansing is a lovely texture that I welcome. Also, my sensitive break out prone skin has no bad reactions to not second cleansing after this one. 💃 If you're new to cleansing balms and wondering what the heck they are... You're not alone, they can be confusing at first. The idea is that they tackle layers of product, like spf and makeup, better than a regular daily cleanser. The dense oils in cleansing balms essentially melt away grime from the emulsion process. They're meant to be the first step in a double cleanse process, using a regular cleanser afterward to get rid of the cleansing balms oil. The cleansing balm is applied to dry skin- sometimes ANY wetness can ruin the process and turn the oil to milk (I'm looking at you, The Ordinary Squalene 👀)
Nothing bad to say about this product.
19 March, 2021
Super Dive on your R-vue! Now Im curious to know how you identify your skin So which is it, dry/resilient or sensitive/acne prone? All 4 and the Inkey cleansing balm handles the prob quad! Some smart balm cant wait to try!