My skin seems to be in a transition phase so I love reviewing different skincare products and face wash cleansers. I’m still battling the occasional breakout but am also concerned about preventing fine lines and wrinkles. I’ve been using the Olive and Enzyme Rich Balm Cleanser from the Skinn by Dimitri James line for the past week or so, and have a review and giveaway to share with you!
A former makeup artist, Dimitri James offers one stop shopping for beauty products at the Skinn Store, where you can buy skincare, cosmetics, body treatments, makeup brushes, and more. If you would like to learn more about Dimitri James, you can find him sharing insights about his products on ShopNBC (go here for show dates). He also shares makeup tips and beauty trends at the Behind the Brush blog.
The first thing I noticed when I applied the cleanser is its amazingly yummy smell. Because of the orange oil, it smells like a Dreamsicle and is so good you almost want to taste it (for that reason, I would keep it out of reach from young kids). I also appreciated the creamy and rich texture I’ve noticed the first ingredient in most facial cleaners is water (that’s right, that means the pricey cleaner you’re paying for is mostly made of something that’s free), but the Olive and Enzyme Cleaner is water-free. It’s meant to be used as a luxurious nighttime cleanser, where you apply it to your face and let it sit for a few minutes while the enzymes go to work, then rinse it off.
You can use the Olive and Enzyme Cleanser as a make-up remover or leave it on longer for a mask. It is rich in polyphenols and skin resurfacing enzymes to dissolve dirt, makeup, daily grime, pollution and dead skin cells. Rich olive butter smoothes your skin, orange oil purifies, and a new high-tech bio-engineered enzyme resurfaces it!
I found when I left it on, it doesn’t dry or firm up like a traditional mask would do. It’s very gentle and would be appropriate for sensitive skin, as long as the fragrance doesn’t bother you. I can’t say I noticed a huge difference in my complexion, but one week is really too early to fully judge a skincare regimen. My only complaint is that the cap on the container I received doesn’t snap closed like it should, so I had to be careful not to let it all spill out every time I used it. At $24 for a 4 oz. bottle, the plastic cap is something basic that should work.
I really enjoyed incorporating this cleanser into my skincare routine and will definitely continue to use it.
Buy It: Purchase online at Skinn.com ($24 for 4 oz.)
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