August 9, 2016

Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm Review

I purchased this item.

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Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm ($26) is a new cleansing balm I picked up earlier last month that has been making my skin feel extra happy. And lord knows, I need a little happy after that horrifying experience with Equate Wipe The Day Away Cleansing Balm!

You might have already tried Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm if you’re a Birchbox subscriber as I believe it was included in a recent beauty box. I picked mine up from Feel Unique (one of my fav places to shop unique beauty from abroad makeup and skincare). Recently, I’ve become mildly re-obsessed with Lush Ultrabland (why did I ever stop using it!?) and Pixi’s new Cleansing Balm. I brought those two particular formulas up because they aren’t a traditional cleansing balm formula nor is Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm for that matter.

Here’s why.

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Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm is a plant oil based cleansing oil that pure plant oils as well as sunflower, coconut, and rosehip oil to remove oil. It comes housed in a 2.7 oz jar with an included, slightly rough, cotton cloth for removal. It has a very subtle herbally rose fragrance that I found quite pleasant.

First off, I love the cotton cloth. It not only removes the balm but also gently exfoliates your skin. I’m of the mentality that the best way to exfoliate your face is with a warm, wet wash cloth so, this works a treat to gentle whisk away dead cells as it removes the balm. The balm itself is denser than many cleansing balms I’ve used but still turns into a beautiful oil upon contact with skin. Unlike traditional cleansing balms it doesn’t emulsify when warm water is applied. You can rinse it off with warm water should you choose but I find the best technique for removal is the one I use with Ultrabland which is leaving the cloth under very hot water, working the balm into your skin, and gently wiping it away with the hot wash cloth after you’re done. Rinsing with water takes a little longer since this doesn’t break down the way a traditional cleansing balm does, so, I would suggest using the wash cloth or any wash cloth to remove the balm. It’s fairly easy remove with the cloth and it doesn’t leave my skin shiny, greasy, or oily. It does however, leave my skin incredibly smooth and soft without feeling tight, dry, or stripped.

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I had a pretty bad Winter with my skin. My eyelids were terribly dry, my cheeks were flaky, and my skin felt very sensitive this year. I’m used to dry skin but this was a bit unusual for me. I took to using Ultrabland because it was one of the few cleansers that didn’t freak my skin out. I have a feeling Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm will become a staple in my cleansing routine this Winter as it doesn’t add to my already dry skin and makes it feel very soft, subtle, and dare I say brighter?

Plus it removes makeup very, very easily including difficult to remove waterproof mascara!

All in all, for drier skin users I’d highly recommend this cleansing balm. It’s fantastic at removing makeup and treating skin to a lovely little spa-like treatment that makes it smoother and softer.

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Trilogy Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm gets a Muse Approval from me.


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