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REN Rosa Centifolia™ No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm

Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm is a rose -infused, hydrating luxuriously rich balm-to-oil-to-milk cleanser that melts into the skin, lifting away dirt and impurities and effectively removing heavy makeup and waterproof mascara. Skin is left purified, hydrated, and refreshed.
It calms, soothes and purifies. Protects the skin’s defense barrier against everyday environmental stress, free radicals and pollution.

This cruelty-free product is vegan, noncomedogenic, and formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates gluten, mineral oil, and detergent.

Bio Extracts
Roman Chamomile Oil and Pink Violet Leaf Extract calm redness and soothe the skin
Rose Oil is known for its stress relieving aroma therapeutic properties
Prebiotic Oligosaccharides protect and maintain the skin’s defence barrier by supporting good bacteria
Lecithin helps retain moisture in the skin

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, 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

I keep trying a bunch of skincare kits and in one of these kits I got the chance to try REN Rosa Centifolia™ No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm. Cleansing balms are an oil-based cleanser that are solid at room temperature, but when warmed in the hands and massaged onto the skin, they remove the makeup effectively and cleansing them without harming the skin and nourishing them at the same time.

Color, Texture, Consistency and Scent
This is a soft, thick, translucent balm, that is smooth and not gritty. It is has a very pleasant floral scent, which is dominantly rose, but not crazy artificial.

I use this as a first cleanse, to remove the makeup. Like all oil based cleansing balms, I massage this into the skin for a minute or so. The balm turns oily and helps in breaking down all the layers of makeup. Then with a warm, damp muslin cloth I wipe my face clean. Sometimes, I skip the whole muslin cloth thing and just use water to clean. The water emulsifies the oily product into a milky liquid and then I rinse it off.

Feel and Effect on the Skin
This does not feels heavy on the skin. The balm is light and it does not gets super greasy. It lifts off all the makeup and leaves no film or residue afterwards. The skin feels soft, hydrated, smooth and plump. It does not dries the skin, which obviously it won't because it is an oil based product.
It did sting my eyes when I used it for the first time to try. So I avoid using it around those areas. Also, for the eyes, I prefer using eye makeup removers that are specifically designed for eyes. 

It comes in a soft squeeze tube with flip top cap. Usually, it is little difficult to get balmy products out of a tube, but this balm is very soft and comes out easily. I have not had any trouble so far. As it is a balm in a tube, there is no leakage making it easy to travel with. It comes in a tub too. 

This is not a very heavy duty oil Balm cleanser and by heavy duty I mean, if you are someone who prefers long wearing formulas or wears full coverage makeup this won't work well. It won't remove every last trace of makeup. It works for me for most days because I wear a light coverage foundation and simple eye makeup. It stings the eyes, so that can be a major issue as it does not serves the purpose of all in one cleanser. For eyes, I prefer using eye makeup removers that are specifically designed for eyes. So that is not an issue, but definitely something I would have used if it did not stung. I love the fragrance and also the fact that it is loaded with very good ingredients. This makes an excellent nourishing cleanse on no-makeup days, where a little massage and warm towel can remove all the dirt and impurities, perk up the skin and load it with pure goodness.

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