There is nothing quite like Vitabrid C¹² Cleansing Balm – it’s heavenly

Vitabrid C¹² is a brand you haven’t seen us review in a while but it’s a brand that’s never been far from our minds. It was a star of Barney’s cosmetics, and one of the reasons we are sad that Barney’s is no longer is the loss of Vitabrid C¹². But Vitabrid C¹² isn’t gone – it’s now available on their own website. Everything we’ve tried from Vitabrid C¹² has a unique quality to it that we’ve yet to find elsewhere.

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The newest product from them is the amazing Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm ($48).  And we do mean amazing. It is unlike any cleansing balm we’ve ever tried. It’s subtitled “Melt Away Sorbet” and that’s just what it feels like on skin. This distinctive cleanser melts upon contact with your skin into a non-oily oil. The feeling is special and will make your skin feel heavenly.  BIG UPDATE!! Vitabrid skincare is half off (5/13) so this $48 balm is now $24. Do take advantage of this sale.

Your skin won’t be stripped of moisture when using this Balm, it will instead be cleansed and moisturized.


This is the first cleansing balm that I’ve used that truly feels like it is treating my skin. I’ve had several different brands of balm cleansers which were good at removing makeup but none that felt like I was doing something special for my skin. Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm feels like I’m actively applying skincare.

Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm

When you open the jar you’ll first notice a spatula to scoop out the dry looking balm. Even though directions say to scoop out a generous amount I say to test how much you need so that you don’t waste any of the precious cleanser. Apply to your dry skin and you’ll quickly notice it turning into an oil that feels luxurious on your face. Massage it gently in circular motions and you’ll find everything magically disappears. It clears away your foundation and your skincare without needing to use a precleanser.

Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm

Vitabrid C¹² uses Vitabrid CG, a stabilized form of active vitamin C, that activates in water for powerful antioxidant protection while Madecassoside helps prevent dryness and soothes irritated skin. When I wash this away with warm water my skin feels completely cleansed and ready to take on the world.

Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm


While my skin is different from Marcia’s – she has normal skin, while mine varies from combination to dry – I agree wholeheartedly with her assessment of the Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm. What a lovely facial cleanser!

Your first look at this cleansing balm will probably be a double take because it looks like a hard block instead of a soft, soothing balm. Once you scoop some out with the spatula and put it in your hands your body temperature causes the balm to melt and become a creamy oil. Vitabrid calls it ‘sorbet to oil’, which is a very apt description. The balm cleanses deeply but it doesn’t remove your skin’s natural moisture like those cleansers that leave skin ‘squeaky clean’. The stabilized vitamin C (AKA the proprietary blend of Vitabrid CG) ensures skin stays beautifully moist while all the dirt and dead skin cells are cleansed away.

Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm doesn’t just cleanse skin – it also treats it by fighting free radicals.  Here are the ingredients and how they treat the skin:

  • Vitabrid CG (Active & stabilized vitamin C) – Removes dead skin cells, brightens skin, improves elasticity, skin regeneration effect, helps to improve skin condition
  • Madecassoside / Centella Asiatica Extract – Strengthens the skin barrier, soothes, helps to provide collagen synthesis, skin regeneration
  • Carydendron Orincense Seed Oil (Kahai Oil) – 100% natural antioxidant enriched with protein, minerals, and vitamin F along with Retinol
  • Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract – Natural exfoliant while providing excellent moisturization
  • Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract – Detoxifies and purifies deeply into the pores
  • Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract – Purifies, soothes compromised, irritated skin, helps to improve skin condition
  • Mesembryanthemum Crystallinum Extract / Prunus Mume Fruit Extract – Skin repair, moisturizes the skin

As you can see, the Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm is so much more than a cleanser. Can you blame us for getting so excited about a cleansing balm??

You can find Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm online at


  1. Lola Seicento | 13th May 20

    I completely agree, this cleansing balm is absolutely incredible!

  2. Cassie Tucker | 13th May 20

    I love when cleansing balms have spatulas to get the product out. I”m actually willing to pay more for products that have features like that. This Vitamin C Cleansing Balm, sounds like it’s worth the money.

  3. Kristi V BeginNails | 13th May 20

    I’ve only tried 1 brand for cleansing balm and I absolutely loved it, I need to try more. The spatula is such a good idea! It keeps the product pristine! 🙂

  4. Cassandra D | 13th May 20

    I would love to try the Vitabrid C¹² Daily-C Balancing Cleansing Balm.

  5. 25 Sweetpeas | 14th May 20

    I Like that it has an applicator I hate digging in with fingers/nails on anything, well besides a scrub, thats ok!

  6. Courtney | 14th May 20

    this sounds so wonderful!

  7. Cindy Ingalls | 14th May 20

    I love this brand and would love to try the cleansing balm if I ever get through the many jars I have of other brands!

  8. Katie Marie | 22nd May 20

    Ohh I love a good cleansing balm!! And those one looks amazing ?

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