TheBalm • Vanilla oil-absorbing lotion • Moisturizers
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I only recently discovered TheBalm products and am in total love with this brand. I have yet to be disappointed with this line. I have been using all of their skin care line and love this lotion. It goes on smooth, sets fast and makes my skin a perfect canvas for my foundation. I don't have super oily skin right now but used it a few times when my skin was acting up and a tad shiny and it worked beautifully.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I bought this as a part of a set on clearance at Marshall's that came with the Geranium Toner and the Kiwi Scrub. In the set it only ended up costing about $7 which is pretty cheap since it retails at $34. I'm always nervous about trying new lotions, but I couldn't find my regular moisturizer one day and it kind of forced me to try it - I'm SO glad I did!
First off, I love the pump. It makes it easy to dispense a small amount of product (I only need one pump for my whole face) and it keeps it sanitary. It smells delicious when I'm putting it on but the smell fades after about a half hour. What I like best about it is the "oil-absorbing" property. It definitely keeps my face from getting greasy all day, and yet still provides enough moisturizer to keep it from getting dry!
UPDATE: I found that use over two months slowly dried my skin out...maybe it will be better on more humid days.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've recently repurchased this item at TJ Maxx for an incredible price - a 1/3 of the retail price! This lotion is absolutely fabulous! I use this in the AM and PM as a part of my daily skincare routine.
I apply Metrogel 1% for my Rosacea and then apply this on top as my daily skin moisturizer. I have combo/normal skin - tend to get oily in the T-Zone and this assists in mattifying my skin to perfection. A couple of pumps of this product goes a long way - and it dries quickly and beautifully with a nice hint of vanilla.
I also use Retin-A 0.025% every other day and this moisturizer assists in keep my skin moist and dewy - as Retin-A can be a bit drying.
HG Product! I am finishing my 3rd bottle. I was lucky enough to snatch up 2 more bottles at a ridiculously cheap price at TJ Maxx! :))
UPDATE: HG FOR SURE! ON MY 6TH BOTTLE. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
As someone with pretty oily skin, I have never expected one product alone to solve all of my oily skin problems. I picked this up at a major discount at TJ Maxx on a whim. I use this in addition to a witch hazel/apple cider vinegar toner to control my oil. I have been pretty impressed with this product! I know that even people with oily skin need to moisturize, but it has been tough to find one that doesn't make my oily skin worse. No, this product is not going to prevent you from producing any oil all day. However, I do notice an improvement over other lightweight moisturizers & moisturizers for oily skin that I have tried. I like how lightweight it feels and after applying my skin feels soft and matte, not greasy or like I just smeared on product. I still use an oil strip around midday but I feel like my skin gets overall less oily, which has really decreased the amount of oily skin related breakouts that I have gotten in the past month or so. And I should note that it is so easy for a product to break me out and I have not had an issue with this one (perhaps that is because there is no SPF, which always seems to break me out). I even went back and bought another bottle at the cheap TJ Maxx price! Overall, I think this has a nice subtle mattifying quality while giving oily skin that very low level of moisture that it needs.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product comes in a 4 oz. plastic bottle with a push top dispenser. I only reviewed this product for a week due to the fact that I purchased several skin care launch products from this line and was so disappointed, so I returned everything. The makeup remover burned my eyes, and the combination of cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizer caused my face to turn red from irritation and break out like CRAZY. I literally had to soothe myself with vitamin E for another week just to get my skin to calm down. I am not typically a very sensitive person and have never had this adverse of a reaction to a product.
This specific product was light in texture. Not greasy at all. But almost like it didn't do much. After application I noticed my skin felt tacky. I only used this as my moisturizer. I have to say that my skin wasn't overly oily by mid day, but it wasn't necessarily matte either.
I purchased it at Marshalls (they got in on a special launch buy) for $12.99, so I'm guessing it will probably retail for around $20. I would not recommend it.