Old Orchard No 16 Oil Cleansing Cream

2.11.2017


Well, I'm back to talk about my skin once again - but this time, it's good news. Old Orchard Apothecary is a brand that offers a beautiful selection of skin and body care products, and I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to try out their No. 16 Oil Cleansing Cream* ($32). This is a company I haven't heard anybody else talk about in my small blogging circle, so I'm very excited to share this with you, especially because it has been so wonderful for my skin.


Before even using this product, I could appreciate the beautifully simple packaging, and its ingredient list:


butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, curcuma aromatica (wild turmeric), tocopherol (vitamin E) from non-GMO soy sources, citrus reticulata (tangerine) essential oil

6 ingredients - that's it. Even better, this product is vegan. I'm all about being a conscious consumer, and I also want to be certain that I'm putting healthy and safe products on my skin. This cleanser definitely checks all the boxes for me.


As the product description states, turmeric is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and an antioxidant, which makes this product wonderful for acne-prone skin like mine. This is a hot ingredient right now as far as skincare goes! I also suffer from severely dry skin, so using an oil cream cleanser has really helped add some life back into my complexion. I absolutely adore the scent of this product - very natural, and reminds me of orange peel.

I've been following the directions practically to a T - I take a small amount and massage it in circular motions into my skin (I've been using this immediately after I shower, so my skin is already opened up from the steam). I then lay a warm cloth over my face to give my skin the chance to really absorb the ingredients, followed by gently wiping it away. I've definitely been getting my exfoliation fix in between the gentle exfoliation from the product, as well as the exfoliation provided by the cloth while removing the product.

My face is left feeling calm and glowy. Also, between using this product and cutting dairy out of my diet, I have seen such a difference in my skin. No. 16 has also been doing a wonderful job at evening out my complexion; I immediately saw a decrease in redness. I honestly look forward to using this product each night, and it feels like a mini trip to the spa each time I use it. As long as you sufficiently remove the cleanser, there's no risk of the turmeric staining your face, and I always use a dark-colored cloth to avoid tinting my washcloths yellow. :)

My skin is finally starting to turn around, and No. 16 has majorly contributed to that. I encourage you to go check out some of Old Orchard Apothecary's products - this company has a beautiful philosophy and deserves a great deal of recognition. Let me know if you decide to try anything - I would love to hear your thoughts! :)

Sara
*sent for consideration 
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