Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sherbet Review
Updated: Mar 4
Reading posts about people not double cleansing (using a combination of an oil balm / cleanser and a foaming cleanser) makes me shudder. Even without makeup, everyone should be using SPF daily, and sunscreens do not get fully removed with foaming cleansers alone. Not to mention any other oil-soluble impurities. An oil cleanser is a must for removing excess skin sebum, BB cream, sunscreen, and more. Improper cleansing can lead to clogged pores that appear larger than they really are, closed and open comedones, dull skin tone, premature aging - I could go on forever.
I am currently using two different first step cleansers (not together, I alternate days) - Purito From Green Cleansing Oil and Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sherbet. The sherbet is sold on eBay, Amazon, YesStyle (use reward code KBHOBBIT for extra savings), and Jolse. I also showed it off in this video (fast forward to minute 4:36). Please note - the product packaging looks a little different now.
Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sherbet is basically a cleansing balm with a fancy name. It comes in a jar with a twist off lid and a spatula (for hygienic application without dipping your fingers into the jar).
I chose Aromatica brand because they use organic and nontoxic ingredients. You can read my other #Aromatica reviews by clicking the tag. This cleansing balm melts away makeup, SPF, and any other oil-soluble debris for a thorough (yet gentle) cleanse.
How to use:
Apply a small amount of balm to dry face before any other cleansing (make sure your hands are clean and dry)
Gently massage to break up dirt (I use this to remove my eye makeup as well without any issues)
Add water, massage again (the balm will turn white/emulsify)
Rinse with lukewarm water
Follow with a foaming cleanser and then the rest of your routine
The jar states that the sherbet is good for “dry to combination skin”. Yet I’m sure it would work well for oily skin as well - the product rinses clean with water and then with a foaming cleanser. I don’t quite understand the point of assigning it to a certain skin type.
I think I’ve only owned two cleansing balms before - one in a tube form and another in a jar. I love the Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sorbet. The package is giant and should last me a very long time. I’ve had it for months and I’m barely half way done. The scent isn’t strong and reminds me of a bitter orange. The product is scented with essential oils (and not artificial fragrances). The balm does a great job taking off makeup and SPF. It doesn’t irritate or dry out the skin and rinses off cleanly. I definitely do not regret this purchase one bit.
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Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sherbet ingredients: