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I bet you have heard of the brand Florasis before, or maybe even seen their beautiful makeup on your Instagram feed. Well, it turns out they not only do makeup, but skincare as well. At least the kind of skincare that is closely related to makeup, like the Florasis Botanical Hydra-Soothe Balancing Cleansing Oil.
They call it “Your zero residue zen moment” and I admit I was hooked the second I got it – just look at the beautiful details in the packaging! The flower here is supposed to be a Chinese peony and in here you can see the delicate replica of a leaf.
But other than being smitten by the bottle, what did I think?
What the Florasis Botanical Hydra-Soothe Balancing Cleansing Oil claims
Formulated with 100% natural emulsifiers, lift away dirt, oil, and makeup with the oil that washes away without a trace and leaves your skin feeling silky smooth. Deeply cleanse the day away with a few pumps alone or as a part of your double cleansing routine.
Facts about the Florasis Botanical Hydra-Soothe Balancing Cleansing Oil
Prize and size
One bottle – it comes with a pump and a clip on peony that prevents spillage when you travel with it – contains 210 ml and is available for 44,95 € on the website here. It is vegan.
Texture and smell
There definitely is a scent to it, something floral, but it is very faint. When it comes out of the pump, it is an oil – no surprises – but one that doesn’t feel very oily if you understand what I mean. It sits right in the middle of a regular oil and a dry oil in touch.
How to use the Florasis Botanical Hydra-Soothe Balancing Cleansing Oil
Cleansing Oils go on to dry skin, so you pump some into your palms – I like to use 1.5 pumps, as one isn’t quite enough when I wear a full face of makeup – and then massage it all over. Once it is massaged in, as you can see it did already break down my makeup, you wet your hands and go back in to emulsify and then rinse with water. It leaves the skin clean, soft, but not stripped and didn’t irritate my eyes or blur my vision. (More info: How to chose the right cleanser for your skin type)
Skipping the step where you emulsify on your face will work too, so just massage it to dry skin and then rinse, but that extra step makes it more of a thorough cleanse.
Ingredients of the Florasis Botanical Hydra-Soothe Balancing Cleansing Oil
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It contains a variety of plant oils, both those with known skin benefits like Jojoba Seed Oil, Olive Oil or Squalane and those usually used for they fragrant component like Rose Flower Oil, alongside several solvents, emulsifiers and emollients. There are also quite a few plant extracts that I can’t really comment on, but that are traditionally used in Chinese medicine to bring balance, according to the website.
Does it live up to its claims?
It cleanses away makeup and dirt and leaves the skin soft and smooth.
How does it compare to…
MV Organic Skincare 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic
First off, I can’t say why this is called Cleansing Tonic and not Cleansing Oil as that is exactly how it is supposed to be used. And second, it is a real oldie here on the blog, when I reread the original review there was a Vlog linked underneath and, watching it back, I realized it was from when my son had just been born. Completely irrelevant for this comparison of course – both are lovely, luxurious and silky oil cleansers, but the one from Florasis emulsifies better. And is more affordable, despite not being cheap – MV Organic skincare is a true splurge, more luxuruíous treatment than functional skincare.
SKIN1004 Madagascar Centella Light Cleansing Oil
SKIN1004 is a brand you have seen mentioned on here since 2021, and for just as long I have been using their Light Cleansing Oil. Both are comparable in texture and their light floral scent. The packaging in SKIN1004 is more functional, but at the same time a little more affordable, so quite frankly, both would be a great pick.
Would I repurchase and which skin types do I recommend the to?
I don’t know about the balancing properties of the blend as I know nothing about Traditional Chinese medicine, but I do enjoy the Florasis Botanical Hydra-Soothe Balancing Cleansing Oil a lot – not only because of the beautiful packaging. It is one of the cleansing oils that really rinses with ease and doesn’t leave a residue, so perfect for those that can’t always be bothered to double cleanse, and should work for all skin types.
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