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.sample, affiliate links
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.
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 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.
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:
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 www.vitabrid.com.