Skinn Olive&Enzyme Cleansing Balm+Mask Review

 Skinn says their Olive&Enzyme Rich Balm Cleanser is "Rich in Polyphenols and skin resurfacing enzymes, this water-free, super-rich, night-time cleansing balm is the ultimate skin luxury. First, it dissolves dirt, makeup, daily grime, pollution and dead skin cells. It's so gentle it even removes eye makeup as it softens and smoothes the skin with rich olive butter. Orange oil works to purify, while a new high-tech bio-engineered enzyme resurfaces for the cleanest skin ever! Apply as a mask for the ultimate super smoothing, resurfacing, deep pore cleansing treatment." This cleansing blam contains 118ml (4 fl oz) and sells for $24. I received a deluxe sample in an Ipsy Bag. Skinn does not test on animals. This product was made in the USA.

 Skinn's Olive&Enzyme Cleansing Balm comes in a white squeeze tube with a black flip top cap. The design is pretty simple, but looks nice. The product name and brand logo are printed on the front of the bottle. A description, full ingredient list, and directions can be found on the back of the tube. I don't believe that this packaging is recyclable.

Skinn's Olive&Enzyme Cleansing Balm is a thick, slightly creamy, yellow cleanser. This cleanser is free of water and sulfates - its mostly made of oils and fruit extracts. Instead of sudsing up like a traditional cleanser, this balmy face wash thins out and emulsifies when it gets wet. The Olive&Enyzme cleanser feels pleasant and moisturizing on the face, but it doesn't yield any legit results. Skinn claims that this product will remove makeup, but it can't even take off light makeup like BB creams and powder eyeshadows. This cleanser doesn't do much for removing excess oils, either. I've only used this product as a mask once, and was unimpressed. It seemed to just sit on the skin, not doing much of anything. It takes a bit off effort to rinse away the Olive+Enzyme Cleanser, but I wouldn't call it difficult. While Skinn's cleansing balm has plenty of natural and beneficial ingredients, the main ingredient of the Olive+Enzyme cleanser is orange extract, which can be damaging to the skin. Additional citrus acids and papaya enzymes, which are also know to be irritating. This cleansing balm has a strong orange scent.
Eh, I don't love Skinn's Olive+Enzyme Cleansing Balm and Mask. This thick, balmy face wash does little for removing makeup and excess oil. I'd love to call this product gentle, but there are a handful of ingredients that can cause irritation. I haven't had a lot of luck with natural cleansers, and Skinn's cleansing balm doesn't buck that trend. I'll finish off my deluxe sample, but I wouldn't drop $24 on the full size - and neither should you. 

citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, isopentyldiol, glycerin (vegetable), sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, squalane, papain (papaya enzymes), citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower wax, olea europaea (olive oil), persea gratissima (avocado) oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, manganese gluconate, phenoxyethanol, capryl glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, beta carotene

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  1. It was only when I got to the end did I realise that it was skin with two n's o.o