Angela (normal-to-dry skin) tried BONAIR Blue Smoother Face Oil ($53/30ml) and Velvet Cream ($48/50 ml). The Blue Smoother line is targeted at dry/very dry skin and features fermented blue tansy oil and guaiazulene. ::Cue squeals over blue ingredients::
Blue skincare is one of my obsessions. Most often, blue is associated with anti-inflammatory azulene (from blue chamomile) or with skin-regenerating copper peptides (not to be confused with copper metal).
Apr. 12, 2018 Update: Does allthetea about Brandon Truaxe have you looking for alternatives? CAIS is wonderful but expensive and hardly irreplaceable. There are cheaper and sometimes even better alternatives.
Herbivore Blue Tansy AHA + BHA Resurfacing Clarity Mask
That, in a word 8 words, sums up the mask. Blue? Check. Anti-inflammatory blue tansy oil as a star ingredient? Check. AHA (alpha hydroxy acid)? Yup, in the form of fruit enzymes. BHA (beta hydroxy acid)? Yup again, in the form of willow bark and aloe leaf. Resurfacing and clarifying? Sure but only temporarily.
The balm can be used as a first cleanser (to dissolve makeup and sunscreen) and as a hydrating mask. It’s targeted towards dry and dehydrated skin and claims to leave skin “thoroughly clean, comfortable, hydrated, and glowing.” Tall claims!
Along with blue tansy oil, it has vanilla, tangerine, sweet orange, and chamomile oil and moringa and cocoa butter. It’s also fairly heavy on the waxes, with various waxes at the top of the ingredients list and beeswaxes in the middle. The cocoa butter ranks a 4 out of 5 on CosDNA’s acne/comedogenicity scale. I don’t normally mention CosDNA rankings, but I mention it here because Blue Moon may have made me break out. More on that at the end of this post.
From the massive haul of LA beauty stores comes a new unexpected favorite: INDIGO BLUE LIQUID EYELINER! It sure is pigmented, smooth, and totally beats Stila Stay All Day in cobalt blue. Behold Love Drops (excuse the odd name)