Spreading Clean Beauty

Why a cleansing balm formulation could be the key to clear skin

In South Korea, skin care isn’t just a routine – it’s a lifestyle. Many women are adding ten or more steps to their skin care ritual in a bid to achieve the purest, most radiant possible complexion. A key step is cleansing, where many women will apply two or even three products to gently cleanse, purify, and refine the skin. Often, this will begin with a balm formulation, followed by cleansing water.

This might seem excessive, but cleansing is an essential step in any beauty routine. Clean skin keeps the epidermis detoxified and balanced, avoiding imbalances in your skin’s microflora, known as microbiome dysbiosis. This is particularly essential for people with oily skin, where excess sebum production from the sebaceous glands can block pores, leading to blackheads or acne.

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Regular, thorough cleansing is essential to controlling oil and skin irritation, especially in harsh urban environments. Here, we explore the double cleansing concept and introduce Provital’s heating cleansing balm formulation. 

The double cleansing concept

Double cleansing is the cornerstone of a K-beauty skin care routine. First, an oil cleanser removes makeup and draws out impurities; second, a water-based cleanser dissolves dirt and sweat that can cause breakouts. 

Oil-based cleansers are the foundation of the double cleansing concept as they gently slough away makeup, SPF, and sebum. Along with a relaxing, massaging application, this stage is essential to keeping pores clear and reducing the chance of breakouts and the visible appearance of blackheads.

Furthermore, a thorough cleansing routine is increasingly important as modern life puts greater demand on our skin. In many parts of Europe, face-coverings are becoming compulsory in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. These garments can irritate the skin, creating a moist, sweaty environment around the mouth. This can cause breakouts, especially if you have spot-prone skin – increasing the importance of thorough cleansing. 

Provital’s heating cleansing balm formulation

In response to the double cleansing trend, Provital has created a heating cleansing balm formulation. As the first step in a double cleanse, this oil-based cleanser has a warming effect to open the pores and increase blood flow. This is combined with a natural emulsifier that acts as a surfactant to improve emollience and hydrate the skin, while gently removing makeup and impurities.

The balm’s silky texture is rich in nutritious oils that keep skin supple and radiant. Argan Oil softens and hydrates, while Avocado Oil stimulates the skin and improves dermal metabolism to restructure and repair the natural barrier. Meanwhile, Affipore™ tightens pores and manages sebum production, without compromising any of the oils’ moisturizing benefits.

Through, comforting cleansing

The demands of contemporary life our tough on our skin. Every day, pollution, UV radiation, and new requirements like the use of face masks distress our skin. This is especially the case if you suffer from breakouts, where these harsh environments can make sensitive skin even more susceptible to irritation.

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This is why the K-beauty double cleanse has taken off in such a big way. By thoroughly cleansing skin without drying or tightening, this two-step method gently cleanses to prepare the skin for toning and moisturizing. It’s in response to this approach that Provital created its heating cleansing balm formulation; by comforting and cleansing, this balm is the perfect start to a K-beauty inspired routine.

Formulation

Description

All-in-one heating cleansing balm for the removal of makeup and skin impurities. The warm heating effect helps open pores for effective deep cleansing. The soft texture with rich nutritious oils and plant extracts keeps skin elastic, balanced and radiant.

Appearance

Yellow toffee balsam.

Directions

Apply a moderate amount evenly and massage for 30 seconds. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.

Target

All skin types.

Ingredients

PHASEINCI / PCPCTRADE NAMESUPPLIERw/w %
AGlycerinGlycerin USPBrenntag36.18
Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract Cosphaderm® Magnolia Extract 98Cosphatec0.2
Butylene Glycol, Barosma Betulina Leaf Extract, Citric AcidAffipore™Provital3.0
Sucrose PalmitateSisterna® PS750-CDKSH2.0
BCaprylic/Capric TriglyceridePalmester® 3595KLK Oleo52.0
Glyceryl CaprylateCosphaderm® GMCYCosphatec0.5
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Ascorbyl PalmitateAvocado OilProvital5.0
Argania Spinosa Kernel OilArgan Oil EcoProvital1.0
Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77492)Bismica YellowFQ Specialty Chemicals0.12
TOTAL100

Notes

China and Vegan compliance 

96.9 % Natural Origin Content

1-2 EWG

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