I am a Taurus, which means that I am a person of habit, and I do not really like change. It also means that I’m either 100 percent sure about things or I’m not. I spend a lot of time making decisions and researching everything from new hair products to restaurants hundreds of times before spending money. Now that you have penetrated my brain and understood how I function, you will have a better understanding of how I feel about the Ayond Metamorph Cleansing Balm.
First let me rewind. I stumbled upon Ayond a year ago and immediately included it on my grocery list to try. I’m a desert girl, and the images on the Ayond website and Instagram immediately caught my eye, not to mention that the ingredients used in their products are native to the desert. From the four offerings, I knew that what I wanted most was to try the balm. Now fast forward to today.
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Ayond Metamorph Cleansing Balm
I finally got a cleansing balm, and that’s all I imagined and more. Cleansing balms are great for removing dirt, debris, and makeup from your skin, and I especially love them because they make my skin instantly revive and hydrated.
The balms I have used in the past were very thick and never seemed to completely dissolve in my skin to completely cleanse it. This one, on the other hand, is thick but doesn’t look like cement. It is formulated with Babassu and Copaiba oils to remove impurities while moisturizing and rebalancing the skin; wild desert sage, chaparral and incense to reduce skin irritation; as well as mimosa and candelilla wax to protect against moisture loss and make the skin plump.
Before applying the balm to my skin, I could not help but pay attention to the message on the package: “Limitless worlds beyond the ordinary.” It might not mean that much to others, but I love small notes that make me think and inspire. The packaging itself is great and the container itself is a beautiful minimalist black can. Opening the cleanser, you see the contrast of balm, a light creamy color, and you meet the subtlest scent of the desert, which instantly brings me back to the numerous streaks of sunrises, sunsets and monsoons covered with cotton candy. I have been a witness for many years.
Since I exercise a lot, I prefer a cleansing balm as the first step in my morning and evening skincare routine. Pro tip: When applying, make sure your hands and face are dry and use less than you think you need. I rub in the balm and leave it on for five minutes, then moisten my fingers, rub in and rinse. What really sets the Metamorph Cleansing Balm apart from other offerings is that when it gets wet, it turns from balm to balm, which in my opinion improves its work with your skin and actually allows it to do its job completely.
I have been using this balm on a daily basis since I received it and do not plan to stop taking it anytime soon. Every time I put it on my face, I am again amazed at how good it is. This cleansing balm now takes center stage in my medicine cabinet, alongside Ayond Rock Rose face serum and Amber Elix face oil, and I plan to keep it that way, in true Taurus style.
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