With Spring in the air everywhere you turn someone is talking about a spring clean. So we thought we should join the party and do something special.
But you may be wondering why we created a cleansing balm and not a more mainstream cream or gel cleanser…
Why did we create a cleansing balm?
After receiving many requests to add a cleanser into the Happy Skincare family we first created a cream cleanser but we were never completely happy with it. Even though many people were enjoying it we felt it didn’t fit in with our range. Cream cleansers all seem the same to us… a bit boring really! And we wanted to give you something – as corny as it sounds – that would make you look forward to your facial routine. Something that was special.
We wanted to create for you a cleanser that was suitable for any skin type in any season. This thinking was a little unconventional because there is a general view that gel cleansers are for oily skin and cream cleansers for dry skin.
After looking into it we learnt more about oil cleansing based on the principle of ‘like dissolves like’. That is, oils can be used to dissolve the oily impurities on your skin. There’s no need for soap at all.
Using that principle we wanted to re-create the indulgent and luxurious experience you achieve when cleansing your face with oil but didn’t leave you feeling like you had just worked an 8hr shift cooking hot chips at Hungry Jacks (yes, we’re drawing from Phoebe’s experience here!).
All skin types benefit from using oils and butters to cleanse because they do not strip your skin of its oils. Taking too much oil away makes any condition worse. Taking too much oil from oily skin just makes the skin produce more oil, and taking oil away from dry skin only makes it drier. Sensitive skin will appreciate the absence of irritating soaps and detergents.
It took many attempts to get the Cloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm’s recipe right.
It indulgently slides over your skin clearing away the daily grime without using soaps or detergents. MSM, Organic Hemp Seed Oil and Organic Shea butter leave your skin moisturised and nourished while the carefully blended essential oils of Mandarin, Lemon Myrtle, Australian Sandalwood and Vanilla soothes and relaxes you (some even claim it’s meditative) leaving you more refreshed and vibrant.
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