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The latest launch, Dafna’s Recovery Cleanser made my pick of Spring cleansers. Now that I’ve thoroughly tested it and used it to the last scrap (sob sob), it’s time to share my thoughts.
Dafna’s Recovery Cleanser Review
Dafna’s says: “Luxe balm-to-milk cleanser, based on nutritive and anti-oxidants pure and organic oils of moringa, bamboo and argan. Removes all traces of make-up and grime while purifying and nurturing the skin.”
The Dafna’s Recovery cleansing balm comes in an elegant miron glass jar. As I’ve mentioned many times, miron isn’t just a luxe look, the violet glass actually acts as a natural preservative by blocking out UV rays that cause products to degrade. Chic and functional.
From the moment I open the jar, the Dafna cleanser is a sensual delight. First the uplighting aroma of lemongrass wafts towards me, then the pale yellow balm – just the right calming shade, with a luxuriant texture that melts as soon as it touches the skin, gliding across my face in a soothing manner.
I’m a cleansaholic and need no encouragement whatsoever to indulge in a regular cleansing ritual. Without proper cleansing, the rest of your skincare is wasted. Not to mention I find it therapeutic and relaxing as I unwind in the evening.
Like all balm cleansers, I apply the recovery cleanser to dry skin then massage in. The texture of this is ideal, not too waxy, so great for face massage as well as removing makeup and sunscreen. Ingredients include olive oil, shea butter, argan, moringa, bamboo and squalane. But I’d rather not waste the goodness. I use it on days when I haven’t worn makeup or as a second cleanse to feed my face. If my skin is in need of extra pampering, I leave it on whilst I’m in the shower then wipe it off with a muslin clothe when I get out. However I use, my dry and sensitive skin is left feeling clean, smooth and soft.
This can be used as rinse-off balm cleanser but I didn’t enjoy the experience as much. It felt less pampering and left a residue. I much preferred or should I say loved using it with a cloth.
The enclosed instructions indicate how best to use the cleanser depending on your Ayurvedic dosha. I did predict we’d be seeing doshas on our skincare labels did’t I? *smugface* My dry, ‘Vata’ skin loves the blend of rich, nourishing plant oils and butters in the balm, not to mention the heavenly scent. There is something soul pleasing about this cleanser that makes it a joy to use.
Dafna’s Recovery Cleanser ingredients: Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lecithin, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil*, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract*, Glycine Soja Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil*, Cymbopogon Flexuosus Oil*, Squalane, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Maltrodextrin, Beta-Sitosterol, Tocopherol, Limonene*, Linalool*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Eugenol*, Geraniol* *Organic active ingredient with bio certification