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Cleansing Balm 101

Blood Orange is the new superstar
in your skin care routine

Posted on February 21, 2017
Posted by: 100% PUREĀ® Blood Orange Cleansing Balm

We at 100% PUREĀ® are pleased to introduce our newest superstar to our skin care collection: our Blood Orange Cleansing Balm. Wait what? A balm that cleanses? That sounds like an oxymoron, doesnā€™t it? And in a way, it kind of is a skin care oxymoron--the best one youā€™ll try!

This cleanser is made with oils that tend to solidify, giving it an initial buttery texture. It is incredibly rich and luxurious leaving skin feeling supple and soft. These oils include avocado oil, coconut oil and olive oil. It might sound scary to put all of those oils onto your skin to clean your face, but actually, they are extremely beneficial for all skin types--even oily skin. Surprisingly enough, this cleansing balm really does clean and purify the skin! We are going to dive deeper into each ingredient so that we can show you the benefit of each one.

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Superstar Ingredients

Avocados

Organic Avocado Oil
Avocado oil is an incredible ingredient for hydrating and softening the skin. It contains high levels of vitamin E, which can prevent inflammation and remove bad oils from the skin that cause breakouts. It replaces those oils and has been known to help diminish age spots and smooth fine lines.

Coconuts

Organic Coconut Oil
This oil has so many benefits and can aid in multiple different skin issues. A thin layer on the face can help prevent loss of moisture in the skin caused by evaporation. The skin can often create an overproduction of sebum because it does not have enough hydration. This overproduction of oils can lead to acne and other skin issues. Often times people with dry skin will have keratin plugs that cover pores/follicles, trapping bacteria in the skin and leading to blemishes and acne. Coconut oil can help to soften and remove the excess build up in the pores. Coconut oil also contains lauric acid, which helps protect the skin from bacteria.

Olives

Organic Olive Leaf Oil
Olive leaves contain flavonoids such as quercetin, rutin and kaempferol, which offer anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. Olive leaf oil also has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial to the skin. Many of the other benefits are similar to those in the olive oils such as anti aging and UV protection. Check this article out if you want to learn more about the magic of the olive tree and its benefits.

Organic Olive Oil
This helps smooth skin and protect against UV rays and premature aging. The protection against UV rays is thanks to Vitamin E as well as the compound found in olive oil called Hydroxytyrosol, which helps prevent skin damage caused by UV rays and free radicals. You can read more about the benefits of Hydroxytyrosol found in olive oil here. Olive Oil is a good moisturizer that penetrates deep into the skin. It also contains Vitamin A, which we know helps boost skin cell regeneration.

Bees

Organic Beeswax
Beeswax has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory benefits. It also helps keep moisture in your skin while protecting it from environmental pollution, free radicals and elements such as dry weather. Beeswax naturally contains Vitamin A which is known to help boost skin cell production and can help with many skin conditions including acne, sun damage and aging.

Orange slices

Blood Orange Essential Oil
This oil has an uplifting scent and is known to be great at combating grease. Household cleansers often contain orange essential oil because it is a great aid in cleaning agents. It has antibacterial and antiviral properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties, which is beneficial for skin thatā€™s prone to breakouts because it can help fight acne. The antioxidants in the essential oil are beneficial in helping reduce and prevent the signs of aging, such as dark spots and wrinkles, since it promotes collagen production.

Polyglyceryl-3 Palmitate (Derived from Coconuts)
This is the Surfactant in our balm. The surfactant is basically what causes soaps to foam. They increase in spreading abilities when liquid is added to them. So think about when shampoo is in your hair and then water is added, all that foamy glory is the surfactant in action. Our all natural surfactant does not strip the skin or cause skin issues like many synthetic chemical surfactants can.

Blood Orange Cleansing Balm

How to use this product
You can start by using a clean spoon, cosmetic spatula or your fingertips to scoop the desired amount out of the container. (We recommend a quarter size, but everyone is different.) One of the most important steps is to emulsify the product between your fingertips to heat the balm, turning it into more of an oily texture. Next, you gently massage it into your skin. The balm will melt into your skin and sweep away makeup, debris and impurities. Even the heaviest makeup application and waterproof makeup will melt away. Once you have fully massaged the balm into your skin, use a very warm damp washcloth to wipe away the makeup and balm. Rinse your cloth and wipe away any excess until you are satisfied with the result.

The whole process is soothing and spa like. The aftermath of using this rich buttery and luxurious cleanser is that your skin is so incredibly soft and supple. Your face will feel moisturized and clean. We made this product to be more luxurious from our current makeup removing cleanser the Organic Flax Seed Cleansing Oil. You might even find yourself using a little more makeup just so you can enjoy this Blood Orange Cleansing Balm at the end of the day.

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