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An Instant, Affordable First Cleanse

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empties.likemysoul
GOOD MOLECULES - Instant Cleansing Balm
I’ve been wanting to try a cleansing balm for quite some time now for those heavy, full-face makeup days where micellar water just isn’t cutting it. But, I have oily, light, sensitive, extremely acne-prone skin and didn’t want to drop $50 on the cult favorite Farmacy Green Clean only to have it break me out and be unusable 👁👄👁 So when I saw Good Molecules had a cleansing balm for $15 I took the risk, and I’m glad I did! The Instant Cleansing Balm is a makeup remover “formulated with sea buckthorn oil, camellia oil, and shea butter” to break down makeup. It has a true balmy texture that melts upon contact with your hands and turns a milky white when it comes in contact with water. The packaging is cute, trendy, and functional, with an internal tray for a mini spatula (included) to avoid sticking fingers into the product. It has a strong, but not unpleasant scent of camelia flower. After two weeks of use I haven’t noticed an increase in breakouts, and I’ve been happy with the results. I use this balm as a first cleanse and then follow with a face wash to get extra clean. I think using a cleansing balm while simultaneously using stronger retinoids and acids to treat acne is a match made in heaven: my skin has been less tight/irritated with the extra moisture without increasing oil production. If you’re looking to try a quality cleansing balm at a decent price, I’d highly recommend this product. I think the only issue would be if you have a high sensitivity to floral scents. It’s not my favorite, but it doesn’t bother me and the price is right. Looking forward to seeing the good this does for my skin in the coming months 😊 #CherieCreator #cleansingbalm #goodmolecules #acne #florals #skinjourney #affordable #skincare #skincareproducts #cleanser #balm #indiebrand #review #skincarereview
Jun. 2
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HeatherSavell07Thanks for reviewing this, I also have been wanting to try a balm type cleanser. Was hesitant, will be purchasing this soon
Oct. 12·1 like
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empties.likemysoulI highly recommend it! Great value for your money 😊
Oct. 12
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We love an effective & affordable cleansing balm
Although I am sad to stray from my Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm, I was super excited to try this balm and so far I am loving it! The texture and look & feel reminds me a lot of coconut oil since it starts as a solid that melts into this lovely oil. It’s a great first cleanse! The good: + This feels like such a gentle formula. As you work this product into your skin it turns into this lovely oily substance that just dissolves all the makeup / spf off your face. + It’s easy to rinse off with water and doesn’t leave a film or any weird residue behind. + Skin feels cleansed afterwards but not dry and doesn’t feel like I’ve stripped the skin. + It’s $15-20, depending on where you live, which is such a good price. Especially because you use such a tiny amount each night. I can see this lasting me several months. + Star ingredients include Shea butter (hydrating and anti-inflammatory), camellia oil (moisturizing and nourishing) and sea buckthorn oil (rejuvenating). The not so good: - Well it’s not as luxurious as the experience of using the Then I Met You version. But honestly I don’t mind. It’s a product that goes down the sink in about a minute anyways so I would rather it work well.. which it does. - If you have very sensitive skin, there are a couple fragrances / floral oils in here that may be irritating. I personally haven’t had any issues but do want to point it out. - If ingredients matter to you, you might notice that the three key ingredients are fairly low on the list. It does feel a bit weird for them to claim the Shea butter, camellia oil and sea buckthorn oil are the key ingredients when the concentrations are not that prominent. BUT on the other hand maybe these are ingredients that work best in small amounts. This doesn’t both me too much because 1) the product works and 2) it’s a rinse-off product anyways. Worth it? Affordable. Effective. Good amount of product. In my opinion it’s worth it. Will I repurchase? If I ever need another cleansing balm (currently working on this and the Then I Met You version, which are both lasting me so long). Then yes! Especially because I want to try more products from this brand. Even if I find another balm I like better, I might just buy one of these to have as a back up because it’s so affordable. Ps I have combination, acne prone skin. Pps you should check out Good Molecules’ “Nothing to hide ingredient lists”. They are very cool.
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Glossy.glossary
Restarting my Acne Journey
Hi all! This is a little vulnerable for me: I usually never post or go outside without at least a bit of makeup. BUT! I’m restarting my efforts to fix my acne with a new routine, and I know there’s a lot of people who struggle with this. So, here’s my face! I’ve been using DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel for two weeks now and the purging is starting, so hopefully this is the worst it will get. I’m hoping with continued use to see some progress and to track it here! I have experienced stinging and some severe sensitivity while my skin gets used to it, but after two weeks the stinging is dying down. I’ve been dealing with hormonal/cystic acne for 10 years now, and believe it or not this is the best it’s been in years. I’ve slowly figured out what works for me, and wanted to share those tips. BUT, if I’ve learned anything in the past ten years about acne it’s that you need to listen to your own face: even if 1000% swear by something, if it doesn’t work for you, it doesn’t work for you. I have super oily skin, so if you have dry or combo, the listed routine will most likely not work. But for my oily pals, here’s the routine that’s improved my skin so far: Morning: FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser I love how calming and non-stripping this cleanser is, but it still manages to reduce my oil FARMACY - Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum with Acerola Cherry to target acne scarring Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 to protect from sun damage and irritation. I HAVE TO use a gel formula for moisturizers/sunscreens, or else I break out like crazy. That’s the number one issue I’ve figured out with my face. This one has a nice gel cream texture and is lightly moisturizing, but doesn’t turn me into an oil slick. Night: First cleanse/makeup removal with GOOD MOLECULES - Instant Cleansing Balm Second cleanse with FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser Apply pea sized drop of DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel If my skin is feeling good and non-irritated, I use LANEIGE - Special Care Water Sleeping Mask for just a bit of moisture overnight If my skin is feeling irritated/tight, I’ll use GOOD MOLECULES - Squalane Oil for a heavier hit of moisture. If my skin is REALLY irritated, I follow with Dr. Jart+ - Cicapair Tiger Grass Calming Mist to try and calm my skin down So here we go! Hoping to see some improvements next month. Trying my best to be patient and consistent this time, which is the hardest but most important part. Thanks for reading, and good luck on your acne journey! #CherieCreator #acne #pimples #acnecare #cysticacne #hormonalacne
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