Whether you’re looking to buy or you’ve already tried and want a closer look at the skincare magic behind this CLE essential, join us for a little deep dive into the Balancing Act Moisturizer!
This water-based moisturizer is packed with functional ingredients for a healthy skin barrier and boosted levels of collagen production. Its silky, lightweight gel texture absorbs instantly leaving your skin feeling comfortable and oh, so supple.
You may be wondering what makes this formula work so well. How does Balancing Act Moisturizer… balance it all?
The first answer to that question lies in the popular ingredient, Cica or Centella Asiatica extract. You may recognize this ingredient from many K-beauty essentials. It has gained recent popularity in the Western beauty market as well thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. However, this tropical plant has been used for centuries in traditional Asian medicine to heal wounds and treat skin conditions. Inside of Balancing Act Moisturizer, Cica works to optimize skin’s natural moisture levels for hydrated plump skin. It also helps to prevent hyperpigmentation from acne breakouts or UV-ray damage.
Cica’s ancient soothing powers are boosted by the presence of Niacinamide- another holy grail ingredient in Balancing Act Moisturizer’s formula. This multifunctional antioxidant also helps to reduce inflammation and fade hyperpigmentation, making it the perfect partner-in-care to Cica. Niacinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, is incredibly gentle and helps control sebum production and prevent moisture evaporation, allowing for a formula that is deeply hydrating but never greasy.
Lastly, but certainly not least, Balancing Act Moisutrizer’s formula also features long-lasting benefits thanks to Caterpillar Mushroom or cordyceps sinensis extract. This powerful hydrator is rich in antioxidants and works to boost collagen and elastin production. Collagen and elastin are substances that help maintain your skin’s structure and naturally decrease as we age. They’re responsible for things like your skin’s elasticity and plumpness.
Thanks to these three power players, Balancing Act Moisturizer is an ultra-soothing, effective moisturizer that can be used by all skin types both for day and night. Not only do Cica and Niacinamide offer immediate soothing and plumping benefits to the skin but they also work wonderfully for acne-prone skin to help control sebum production, minimize large pores, and fade scarring. All this while, Caterpillar Mushroom works to promote long-term healthy skin by boosting collagen synthesis and fighting free radicals from oxidative stress.
If you’re wondering about how Balancing Act Moisturizer pairs with other products in your routine, rest assured. Thanks to its primary ingredient, Cica or Centella Asiatica, Balancing Act Moisturizer pairs easily with other Vitamin C serums or even Niacinamide products to boost its soothing powers. This moisturizer is also safe to pair with any of your active toners or chemical exfoliants as it will help to calm the skin and restore the barrier after exfoliation.
All in all, Balancing Act Moisturizer lives up to its name. These functional ingredients help to promote hydrated, nourished, and balanced skin. For best results, use Balancing Act Moisturizer twice daily after cleansers, exfoliants, and serums and before any oils, spf, or makeup. We hope you enjoyed this deep dive and love your Balancing Act Moisturizer as much as we do!
*Writer’s Note: I personally found Balancing Act Moisturizer to have a silky texture that absorbed quickly and felt weightless on my skin while leaving it supple and plump. I also appreciated that it was fragrance free and great for my sensitive skin!