Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream Review
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Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream is marketed as a lightweight yet rich moisturizer for sensitive skin. It promises to calm, soothe, and support a healthy skin barrier and is available on YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT), iHerb (code CWN6107), Amazon (sold by CosRx), Jolse, and Stylevana (code INF10KBH).
Cosrx Ceramide Cream contains ceramide to strengthen the skin barrier and help with sensitized skin (please read my thoughts about other ingredients in the product in the last section of the review) and centella asiatica to improve elasticity and promote a healthy oil-water balance.
How to use:
Apply to the face and neck at the end of your skincare routine (after cleansing / toning / etc)
Follow with SPF in the morning
I disagree with the brand’s description of texture as “lightweight” - this moisturizer is very nourishing and rich - too rich for my combination skin during the day, and even at night. But it’s not greasy, which is a huge plus. I don’t notice much of a scent. If there is any, it’s really light and doesn’t lighter. A tube packaging is definitely the right choice here - it’s easy to dispense the needed amount.
I have nothing against this CosRx cream, but it was too nourishing for my combination skin. The texture borders on being an ointment, at least by my standards. The brand refers to it as a balm, and it’s definitely the richest balm I’ve tried. Someone with very dry skin will likely appreciate it a lot more than I did. Even applied to the body (which for me is a lot more dry than my face), it only took a small dollop to completely cover the legs and took some time to get fully absorbed.
About halfway through the tube, this ended up going to my mom, who loves very nourishing formulas for her evening routine. Otherwise, I would have used it up on the body.
A little note on the marketing (for some reason, these things bother me more and more lately) - the cream is advertised as being great for sensitized skin, yet includes bergamot fruit oil, a known potential irritant. And while I know all skin is different, there are certain things that are more likely than others to cause irritation to a lot of people, and bergamot oil is one of them. It would be lovely if brands aligned their marketing efforts with the actual ingredients, so an average consumer wouldn’t have to sift through the list on the back of the box with a magnifying glass.
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Cosrx Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus(Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Betaine, 1,2- Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Ceramide NP, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sucrose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dipropylene Glycol, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, BeesWax, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/VinylDimethicone Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Asiaticoside, Asiatic acid, Madecassic acid, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil