Blue SWOON: Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm Review & Comparison to Banila Co. Clean It Zero

01 Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm ReviewSunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm made a splash as soon as it arrived. Its deep aqua color and ingredient-of-the-moment blue tansy made it eminently Instagrammable. At $50 for 3.4 oz./100 g, it’s a splurge to be sure.

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.

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Melting Pots: Reviews + Comparisons of Ole Henriksen, su:m37, & Banila Co. Cleansing Balms

I’ve been rotating between three cleansing balms for the last two months, and today I bring you reviews and comparisons of all three:

01 Ole Henriksen Melting Cleanser sum37 Melting Cleansing Balm Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity Review Continue reading “Melting Pots: Reviews + Comparisons of Ole Henriksen, su:m37, & Banila Co. Cleansing Balms”

Heaven Scent? su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick Review

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick was an actual miracle. The raves on the interwebz are nearly universal. This little stick inspires buying frenzies and, when it goes out of stock (as it did when it was temporarily discontinued last year), laments of regret.

02 sum37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick ReviewIntrigued by the hype, I ordered a stick when it briefly came back into stock on Soko Glam in October. Since then, MRCS (as it’s known in Asian beauty circles) has made a full comeback and can be found for purchase online from various Korean sellers.

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