SUNDAY RILEY BLUE MOON TRANQUILITY CLEANSING BALM


As most of you already know, cleansing balms have been a hot trend in skincare as of late. Cleansing balms are not a new invention and brands like Eve Lom -- will be reviewing that balm soon  -- started the cult tradition decades ago. I remember when EL was only accessible to celebrity clientele and sold only in high-end stores and in an esthetician's office. Today, you can easily find EL at Sephora, Birchbox and other web outlets. I purchased my Eve Lom cult balm on Birchbox when I joined since they offered me a $25 welcome gift and today's product, Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm was purchased as part of my Sephora Rouge holiday splurge. It' nice to treat yourself to little luxuries, especially at special member prices. Keep a look out for the EL balm review soon. Stay Beautiful! XOXO

Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm is a luxurious balm-to-milk, soft blue cleansing balm that effortlessly removes makeup and impurities. Using gentle, clean-rinsing, sugar-based cleansers, it moisturizes with cocoa butter and mimosa flower wax while soothing with deep-blue, azulene-rich, essential oils of blue tansy and German chamomile. Vanilla and sweet orange essential oils help to relax the mind for a tranquil, spa-like experience. It rinses clean effortlessly while thoroughly removing makeup and gently purifying the skin

 balm is a "soft" solid

Formula: The "soft" solid balm (becomes more fluid at room/warm temperature) has a fresh herbal scent and a creamy oil consistency. It's used like most balms are, by placing the product on cleansed skin and covering the entire face steeped in a warm cloth for a few seconds or longer. You can repeat the process to help open pores on the skin. You use a warm muslin cloth to circulate the balm on your face and then rinse off. My skin is dry in the winter so I love that it leaves a dewy finish that doesn't irritate my skin either. It feels like a spa experience and helps to remove make-up. I believe that the little three ounce tub is too expensive and you can probably find a decent, drug store brand cleansing balm at a more reasonable price. However, I do love it and a small amount goes a long way, plus I didn't have to pay the full retail. If you're not on a budget you might want to splurge, otherwise $55 for a face cleanser, no matter how nice it feels, is in my opinion absurd. Not as absurd as the Eve Lom $70 balm though, which I also purchased below the retail cost. I'm not going to lie. It's a lovely way to clean dry and sensitive skin. Have you tried? Opinions on price point?

Availability: Sephora, Blue Moon Balm, $55, 3.5 oz
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