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Review: Holistic Green Beauty's Chocolate Cleansing Balm

Three words...Chocolate Cleansing Balm. Need I say more? As someone who is instantly drawn to products with naturally sweet scents that sound delicious and dessert-like, it's no surprise that Holistic Green Beauty's luxe balm has made its way into my skincare routine. Packed with Mafura butter, an ingredient made from the seeds of the Trichilia emetica tree which thrives in Eastern Africa, this indulgent cleanser is deeply nourishing and healing. After testing out this balm, I quickly noticed how soft and smooth my skin felt. I previously posted about how much I enjoy The Honey Mud from May Lindstrom. I have been alternating between The Honey Mud and this Chocolate Cleansing Balm, and I couldn't be happier with my glowing, hydrated skin.

Review of Holistic Green Beauty's Chocolate Cleansing Balm

Description

This cleansing balm is thin, but has a rich, velvety texture that feels like silk on the skin. Unlike the pudding-like texture of The Honey Mud, this product is like a balmy chocolate mousse. It is also quite buttery and melts beautifully with the warmth of the skin. You may actually want to store it in the refrigerator if you reside in a particularly warm climate.

Aside from its luxurious consistency and how it gently removes makeup and impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils, this balm emulsifies with water to create a nourishing chocolate milk! Made with wonderful, nutritious ingredients, this balm infuses the skin with antioxidant rich green tea, cacao extract, rosehip oil and açaí berry oil to help combat impurities and toxins. Calendula and Copaiba essential oils are also added for the anti-inflammatory benefits to soothe and condition the skin while enhancing its natural radiance. Not to mention, the deliciously sweet scent has notes of chocolate and vanilla.

Application

Massaging this sumptuous cleanser into the skin is an experience! Much like the guilty pleasure of indulging in a rich piece of your favorite cake, this balm is the skincare version of a chocolate high. To cleanse, I dampen my face with a bit of warm water before massaging a dime-sized amount of balm into my skin using upward, circular motions. I then rinse with warm water and pat my face dry. Holistic Green Beauty also supplies an organic muslin cloth with this balm that is perfect for lifting away dead skin cells and gently exfoliating my skin.

Holistic Green Beauty's Chocolate Cleansing Balm

Ingredients

Trichilia Emetica (Mafura) Seed Butter**, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Copaifera Officinalis (Copaiba) Resin**, Sucrose Laurate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Powder*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Water*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Oil, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Tocopherol

*organic
**wild crafted

Wrap-up

This balm is such an indulgent treat for my skin! The scent is decadently sweet and the texture is so silky that it really is like applying a luxe, perfectly whipped chocolate mousse to your face. While it does a great job breaking down makeup and clearing my pores, I have noticed that this product will leave behind a residue if I do not rinse it off thoroughly. This doesn't seem to irritate my skin at all, but it may be an issue if you have particularly sensitive skin.

As the perfect compliment to The Honey Mud, this balm is so lush! My skin is radiant, silky-smooth, and in the best condition that it ever has been! This balm helps to balance my dry skin and works beautifully with the other products in my skincare rotation. The Chocolate Cleansing Balm retails for $69 USD (3.38 fl. oz., 100 ml).

Chocolate Cleanser

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