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Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm Review

24th January 2018 in Cleanser, Skincare - 5 Comments - 3 min read

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm Review

24th January 2018 in Cleanser, Skincare - 5 Comments - 3 min read >/div>

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If you couldn’t tell from the first image of this post that i am absolutely in love with the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm then i’ll say it out loud…..Holy Shit this cleanser is amazing! This review has been a long time coming, ive been using this since the start of 2017 and i only recently bought a new one in November. All i can tell you is if you have dry skin then this is for you!

Blue Moon Cleansing Balm is of course a balm to milk type cleanse that contains small sugar granules that gently exfoliate the skin. This cleanser is for those of you with dry skin as it contains a lot of hydrating/oil replenishing ingredients. I have combination skin that tends to be quite dehydrated so on the days where i feel especially dehydrated i reach for this.
What impressed me the most when i first bought this was the amount of cleanser you get, a whopping 100g of product which if im honest is simply fantastic because the ingredients. are really well put together.

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm Review

This cleanser contains a number of fantastic ingredients such as Blue Tansy which is supposed to help reduce the body’s response to irritation although there is not much research to prove that this is the case but from a personal standpoint i feel like there might be some truth to that as i have used the Sleeping Night Oil from Sunday Riley which also contains Blue Tansy and i didnt get a reaction or irritation from that considering its a retinoid. The base of this cleansing balm is Cocoa Butter, Moringa Butter and Beeswax Absolute you will recognise the moringa butter from the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, these will help to break down impurities, break down makeup and SPF while the Beeswax Absolute will help to calm down dry irritated skin, Sucrose Laurate which is a sugar based surfactant in this cleanser, this is actually really clever as surfactants can usually leave the skin feeling dry and tight where as sugar based surfactants have been shown to actually hydrate the skin! Clementine Petitgrain, Vanilla and Tangerine Essential Oils which gives it that gorgeous orangey/vanilla scent – these ingredients help to improve the tone and texture of the skin and finally German Chamomile which again is valued for its calming and soothing properties

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm Review

Blue Moon Cleanser has a lot of soothing and calming ingredients as dry skin tends to be sensitive by nature as it can have a disrupted hydro-lipid barrier this bascially keeps the outside world away from our skin and when disrupted it can cause irritation, sensitivity and redness

This cleanser is pretty solid even for a balm so what i tend to do is scoop some out of the pot them rub it between my palms for a few seconds just to heat it up and soften it, you can then apply it in circular motions. Sunday Riley say you can use this to remove makeup but i would tend to use this as a second cleanse in your routine as its almost like a “treatment” cleanser so by using it to remove your makeup i feel like all the fab ingredients won’t really reach your skin. I would suggest using a cleansing cloth to remove this even though it does contain some emollients its much easier to remove with a cloth than just splashing water at your face.
On the days where you feel that your skin is especially dry Blue Moon Cleanser can also be used as a mask by leaving it on the skin for 20 minutes then cleansing off with Warm water.

Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm Review

This is more luxury cleansing balm as it comes in at around £46 but i feel like because its so cosmetically elegant its completely worth it not to mention i have had this for close to a year and i only recently (November) bought a new one. You can find the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm online HERE or instore at SpaceNK

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