Worth the hype? Yup 🙌
I have been dying to get my hands on the oat Cleansing Balm from the Inkey List for awhile now! It’s always sold out when I have the cash ❌ buut I finally got it a few days ago. Usually I use a product for longer than a few days before reviewing, but I automatically knew I liked it and wanted to share the love 😊 ✨ (very) 1st Impressions ✨ 🖤 SO AFFORDABLE 💸💰💵🙌 This cleansing balm weighs in at 5 oz. That’s almost DOUBLE the amount of most high end and even affordable cleansing balms. The Farmacy CB, Slaii by DE, they are around 2.5-3.5 oz for at least $30. 🖤 The packaging! It’s so simple but very aesthetically pleasing. Don’t get me wrong, I am a SUCKER for cute packaging (cue my obsession with Glow Recipe), but when I get a product that looks like this - no frills - I know that I am paying for the formula and product itself and not paying crazy inflation just for the packaging. ✨What is it? ✨ 🖤 A super thic, nourishing + skin conditioning cleansing balm made with sweet almond oil + colloidal oatmeal (3% Oat Kernel oil + 1% Oat flour) INGREDIENTS (cause bitch they don’t lie) 🖤I love this CB because the ingredients are simple and few. 🖤Almond Oil is the first ingredient. Skin nourishing + gives the balm a slippery smooth feeling when melted into face 🖤This product contains several emollients + emulsifiers to help water mix with oil, giving the balm that milky sort of froth when splash your face with water to rinse, ensuring that all that oil + the gunk it took off gets completely rinsed off of your face. It has safe emulsifying ingredients like Cetearyl Alcohol, Peg-6 Caprylic glycerides, Canelilla Cera (a vegetable wax derived from the leaves of North Mexican Candelilla shrubs), Sorbitin Stearate, Tribehenin (also a thickening agent that preserves stability in presence of heat), Almond Glycerides 🖤 COLLODIAL OATMEAL🖤 This product contains 3% Oat kernel oil + 1% Oat Flour. Oats are so, so amazing for our skin. They soothe + decrease inflammation. Derms often recommend oat for sensitive, allergy or eczema prone skin because it is an excellent moisturiser with skin healing, anti-inflammatory + anti-oxidant effects. Also it has itch relieving benefits. Thanks to its lipids + protein content oats nourish our skin in a multitude of ways as they have humectant, occlusive + emollient properties. So, ✨oat derived ingredients + FRAGRANCE FREE⭐️ formula = great for sensitive skin + every skin type honestly 🖤I would definitely recommend THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm
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The BEST Affordable Skincare! (All $20 or under)
Krave - The Beet Shield $20 for 50 ml Only pros with this one! No white cast, not too greasy, not drying, sits well under makeup, completely unscented, and spf 50+++! LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel $14.99 for 13.52 oz This cleanses my skin thoroughly without being overly drying or stripping. Gentle enough to be used on eye makeup too! CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin $18.99 for 16 oz Super hydrating but not too thick or pore clogging. Dries slightly matte so it works well under makeup too. Can be used on the whole body VERSED - WEEKEND GLOW $17.99 for 4 oz This has lactic acid, glycolic acid, azelaic acid, kojic acid and vitamin c to exfoliate and brighten. I use this several times a week in the morning and notice my skin is sooo much brighter since I began using it. Not irritating at all, despite all of the different active ingredients. Also love the pump bottle top THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm $9.99 for 5 oz I love that this one comes in a tube instead of a jar! Much more sanitary and easier to get out. This removes all my makeup easily, even lipstick and mascara, and rinses off without leaving any kind of film behind. indeed LABORATORIES - In-Circadian Night Mask $24.99 for 1.7 oz Okay yes this one is more than $20, but it’s sold at Ulta and there are always great coupons that would make it under $20 when used. A night mask is just a thick moisturizer, but this one can also be layered over your regular moisturizer in colder months, or if you have extra dry skin. This mask is super hydrating and sinks into the skin super well so it won’t get on your pillow while you sleep #cheriepartner
I MADE A MISTAKE
Update I believe this is day three of trying all my new products out. I am so far still loving the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm it doesn’t irritate my skin what so ever. I am also loving the PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator I won’t give it five stars yet just because I’ve only been testing it for a couple days. So far I do see a few new pimples, but no major breakouts. The reason is because I was testing out a cheap foundation , but it has way too many chemicals for my skin. Anyways my mistake was using the LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Duo (+) as a spot treatment , my mistake was putting the Paulas choice toner and then another serum with benzoyl peroxide. After that I added the effaclar duo and it burned my skin and now I have little patches from where I put it on my spots.. other than that my skin is looking a bit better each day. I am also red right now due to the benzoyl peroxide. It might be way too much for my face.
Best believe the hype 😦
Disclaimer! I have combination- more oily, acne prone and sensitive skin, what works for me may not work for you! I’m not joking when I say that Liah Yoo may have come with a bit of gold with their Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser I used to have trouble trying to find a cleanser that is able to do the job but not be too stripping on my skin, but a lot of cleanser either don’t get enough of the first and grime off OR it’s just too harsh that my skin feels so tight. When I watched Hyram, James Welsh and Beauty Within rave so much about this cleanser it made me really want to try it, but also made me have very high expectations... And I’m glad it actually pulled through! This is such an effective gentle and yet hydrating cleanser! The texture is a gel like consistency and has a slight “matcha” smell (but you can get past it). It doesn’t strip the skin and has honestly become my absolute favourite cleansers. If I could give her 6 stars I would 🌟 Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
Krave-Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
My Post Workout Double Cleansing Duo
I enjoy daily workouts and activities. My post-workout double cleansing duo is complimentary of @boscia What is double cleansing? In a nutshell, it’s cleansing twice to remove dirt, grime, and pollutants off the skin. First cleanse is with an oil-based cleanser (remove pollutants, SPF, and makeup) and then second cleanse is with a non oil-based cleanser. My combination, acne-prone skin has thrived using the double cleansing method for over two years. Makeup- Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil is lightweight, which I love in an oil-based cleanser. I add to my face dry and slowly work it into a milky cleanser by adding water to my fingertips. It washers away clean and easy. Key Ingredients: ▪️Green Tea ▪️Rosehip ▪️Avocado & Olive Fruit Oil Cryosea Firming Icy- Cold Cleanser is the ⭐️ of my cleansing show! I love this cleanser as my second cleanse and as my post workout cleanser. It’s a perfect summer time cool down cleanser. It’s cool, refreshing, and doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped. Key Ingredients: ▫️AHAs ▫️Menthol ▫️Jojoba Seed Extract ▫️ Peppermint Oil (warning if sensitive to EOs)
boscia-Cryosea Firming Icy-Cold Cleanser
My HOLY GRAIL Cleanser 💚
I have sensitive and acne-prone combination skin so I like gentle cleansers that give beneficial ingredients and don’t strip my skin. Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser by Krave Beauty $16 for 4.05 fl oz 🔑 Key Ingredients: Matcha, hemp seeds, oats, almonds, Vitamin B5 and Sodium PCA 💚Key Ingredient Perks Matcha- Packed with antioxidants Hemp seeds- Lots of amino acids, linoleic acid, hydrating, antibacterial Oats- antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, removes dirt and oil from skin Vitamin B5 and Sodium PCA- Hydrating and strengthen skin barrier ✨This cleanser is stunning. It is highly hydrating and skin barrier friendly. This can be used morning and night and a little goes a long way. The normal amount I’ve used in the past covered my fave, neck, chest and back so I’ve been able to use less by using this product as well. It doesn’t strip the skin and packs a gorgeous punch of antioxidants and hydration while cleansing. The texture is lightweight and silky. Perfection. ✅Cruelty-free ✅Fragrance-free ✅Essential oil free Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
Krave-Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser
Thoughts on the YTTP superfood cleanser!
After hearing nothing but amazing things about this cleanser , I decided to cave in and buy the mini size. I just finished the bottle and I have some thoughts. I have been struggling with teen acne for around two years now and I am yet to find a cleanser that has good ingredients and helps with my acne and this cleanser did exactly that. Directly after using the cleanser my skin felt so clean and I didn’t feel even a hint of left over oil on my skin like I generally have with other cleansers. I used this cleanser at night in a double cleanse system after my banila co cleansing balm and in the morning by it’s self. My skin always feels extra oily in the mornings when I wake up but, On nights when I used this cleanser I definitely noticed less oil in the mornings. This product also help clear of clogged pores around my nose area which no othe cleanser has ever done. I love what this cleanser has done for my skin and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling stripped. Now let’s talk ingredients. There is no ingredients I don’t like or would find problematic in this product. There is no added fragrance and this product is paraben free which I really like because fragrance can irritate and sensitize your skin. This product has panthenol (vitamin b5) to hydrate the skin. It also contains asorbic acid (vitamin c) which boosts the skins collagen production. And it has green tea leaf extract which is a great antioxidant and a great anti inflammatory as well as a uv protectant. Another ingredient is aloe vera leaf extract which had moustrizing properties and anti inflammatory properties. Overall, this cleanser is very hydrating and great to help repair your moustire barrier. I love using it and it’s amazing. The YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser is one of the best cleaners I have ever tried. ABOUT THE PHOTO- I am very into graphic desgin on procreate so I have been working on skincare photo draws like this one! Comment any requests for photos I should draw and review next!
YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE-Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
Double cleansing for oily & acne-prone skin
✨Affordable and effective double cleansing routine for oily and acne-prone skin✨ Let’s talk double cleansing today. Throughout the day, your skin accumulates dirt, debris, and impurities from your environment. For those with oily and combination skin, we naturally secrete high amounts of sebum, an oily and waxy substance that’s produced by our body’s sebaceous gland, throughout the day that coats our skin in an oily film which can clog our pores and lead to acne. This leads me to why it’s important to double cleanse at the end of the day. Double cleansing is a two step process that utilizes an oil and water based cleanser to effectively remove all forms of impurities. It’s especially important if you wear makeup and sunscreen because if left on the skin, it can be a breeding ground for acne causing bacteria. ▶️ THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm - a cleansing balm that utilizes 3% oat kernel oil and 1% colloidal oatmeal to provide a soothing cleanse that will remove all makeup and excess oil without disrupting the skin’s moisture barrier. You can apply this on dry or wet skin. I prefer dry. Take your time to melt and massage this thoroughly into the skin. It does leave a film post cleanse but that disappears once you go in with your 2nd step cleanser. This is so affordable at only 10$ for 5oz. ▶️ THE inkey LIST - Salicylic Acid Acne + Pore Cleanser - a water based gel cleanser that’s formulated with 2% salicylic acid and zinc compound to gently exfoliate and unclog pores. Great acid cleanser that can be used daily without leaving your skin dry and stripped. It’s my go to cleanser to help reduce the amount of breakouts I get. This is great for the body as well if you get breakouts there. Another affordable option at only 10$ for 5oz. Not everyone may need to double cleanse but it’s an essential part of my routine in order to ensure that I start my routine off with a clean slate. This also allows the active ingredients in my products to absorb and work better. Plus it feels so relaxing and therapeutic which is why I always look forward to it at the end of the day even when I’m dead tired. Do you double cleanse? What are your go to products for it?
THE inkey LIST-Oat Cleansing Balm
Do you double cleanse?
When you start your journey in skin care there will be a lot of people who would warn you to not do too much and remain on the safe side by doing as little as possible, but trust me it isn’t a thing like doing too much when it comes to Double cleanse. I have oily skin and anyone with any skin type should try double cleanse. Just to improve their skin, here’s why The benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth or exfoliate and treat acne. I have recently added a new oil cleanser to my routine and I’m still not over how much I adore this, and honestly I have been on the double cleanse routine every single day. BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil An antioxidant-rich, cleansing oil that gently removes long-wear makeup and leaves skin with a beautiful, healthy look and feel Non oily Non greasy completely safe for oily acne prone skin. The lightweight oil lifts away makeup in a fraction of seconds and lifts up impurities, then rinses completely clean with water. Formulated with our sugarcane-derived, sustainable squalane oil, it helps keep skin hydrated and feeling fresh. (May sting if inside the eye) BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Tea Tree Cleansing Gel refreshing cleansing gel made with tea tree to deeply purify pores, absolutely addictive cleanser help balance skin and reduce excess surface oil. This cleansing gel removes makeup residue while leaving skin healthy-looking and visibly clearer. Absolutely a must try duo especially for oily irritated skin that’s prone to breakouts! 💚 I haven’t ever regretted buying Biossance because I’m amazed with how gorgeous Squalene has turned out my skin. Will keep repurchasing. @cherie
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
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