Origins Checks and Balances™
Our clever cleanser balances faces with dry and oily places. This gentle, frothy face wash with Broad Leaf Kelp Extract, Wheat Protein and Tourmaline discourages excess oil production while protecting dry prone zones. Plus the aroma of Bergamot, Spearmint and Lavender refreshes. Skin feels comfortably clean. Never tight, pulled or parched.see more...
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- "It smells like spearmint, froths like a dream (a little goes a long way) and really makes my face feel clean and soft!!!" in 8 reviews
- "I have combination skin and have always struggled to find a face wash that could clear up my acne." in 7 reviews
- "It is very creamy and foams up very nice so a little goes a long way which is great and it leaves my face feeling nice & fresh as well as glowing." in 5 reviews
What I look for in a cleanser: Thorough cleansing without being drying, value for size, works well on its own or with Clarisonic brush
I don't expect a cleanser to really "treat" my issues, but to be effective at cleaning without leaving excessive residue, causing breakouts or excessive drying.
I have purchased Origins Checks and Balances several times over since first trying it, as it fits all my cleanser requirements listed above, and it's clear that I love it! I use a very small amount, less than half of a dime size squeeze, twice a day, and it lasts me around 5 months. It works wonderfully with a Clarisonic brush, or on its own.
My usual cleansing routine is:
Morning: Checks and Balances
Evening: Micellar water to remove mascara, then Checks and Balances, followed by micellar water as a toner.
When I wear foundation, I first use an oil cleanser then follow through with the rest of my evening routine.
Leaves my skin nice and prepped for serums, moisturizers, primer and/or foundation. Definitely has a clean spearmint smell, but not too perfume-y.
I have to admit…
If you are looking for something you can get a good lather from, but not swim
in bubbles – then this is for you! It has a subtle and pleasant smell with a
smooth texture that leaves you feeling clean.
The reason why I didn’t like it is because it
did leave my skin a wee bit dryer side on the apples of my cheeks. For that I have to give 4 stars. I do recommend that you give this a try. Even with
the dry patch on the apple of cheek, it made the rest of my face feel smooth
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