An In-Depth Review of Peace Out’s “Blemish Balm”

This article was last updated on: November 7, 2023
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Browsing for a proficient face cleanser in this day and age can feel like searching for a needle in an oversaturated haystack. With the market flooded with products from every conceivable brand, each promising unmatched results, the pursuit of that one perfect formula often leaves us more bewildered than before.

Let’s ease that search, as this review will delve into an exclusive exploration of the ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’.

For as long as I remember, battling with excessive oil and stubborn blemishes has been my constant skincare predicament. Enter ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’, a product that promises to tackle these issues while safeguarding my skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Before we delve further, this review is not paid or sponsored in any manner, the opinions expressed here are purely my own, based on personal experiences. Of course, skincare is a world subjective in nature. Results can and will vary from person to person, but my primary aim here is to offer a comprehensive view of this product to aid your skincare journey.

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Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm
Brand: Peace Out Skincare
Our Rating:
4/5 – Good!
Highlights:

• Effective formulation

• Nice texture

• Pricepoint offers good value

 

Places to buy:

Available on Peace Out’s official website, as well as other skincare retailers.

About Blemish Balm

The ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ is an exfoliating cleansing balm engineered with a focus on oily and blemish-prone skin types. Its primary function is to gently wipe away excess oil, impurities, and dirt without compromising one’s natural moisture barrier.

The product is the creation of Peace Out, a skincare brand committed to crafting straightforward, targeted solutions that ensure skin’s peace and serenity. This particular offering is designed to massage onto the face and neck, where most of us largely contend with oils and blemishes.

The ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ respects our planet as much as your skin; cruelty-free and featuring biodegradable cellulose as one of its elements, it beautifully aligns skincare with sustainable living.

Coming to the longevity of this product, my personal estimation is that with regular use, twice a day as is standard for most face cleansers, the 105ml tub should last around two months. Naturally, this can vary depending on how liberally you prefer to use the product. However, do remember that, especially with skincare, less often equals more; overuse doesn’t necessarily yield enhanced results and can actually prove counterproductive.

In terms of suitability, the product is specifically formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin and boasts ingredients that are known for combating these issues. However, as always, if you have extremely sensitive or reactive skin, it’s best to proceed with caution, or better yet, patch test before diving in headfirst.

About the Ingredients

Among the multitude of factors that determine the efficacy of skincare products, one aspect collectively reigns supreme – ingredients. In essence, the success and effectiveness of any skincare formulation are largely hinged on the kind of ingredients it utilizes.

Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm's INCI list:

Click on any ingredient below to learn about its origins, benefits, functions, suitability etc.

Every product comes with an official INCI list; INCI is an acronym for International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient. This list is essentially a standardized system used internationally to name ingredients in cosmetics and personal care products, enhancing safety and transparency in the industry.

In the case of ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’, its power comes from a blend of meticulously chosen, targeted ingredients designed to cater to oily and blemish-prone skin.

At the forefront is the infamous duo of physical and chemical exfoliators: biodegradable cellulose and salicylic acid. While biodegradable cellulose gently scrubs off the surface-level impurities, salicylic acid dives deep into your pores, breaking down excess oil and preventing the formation of blackheads and whiteheads.

To balance out the exfoliation and insure against any potential dryness, the product contains ceramides. Ceramides are lipids that form a crucial part of our skin’s natural barrier, fortifying the barrier function and locking in much-needed moisture. With regular use, these ingredients work in sync to provide an efficient cleanse while keeping your skin hydrated and well-preserved.

My Experience With Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm

Holding the ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ in my hand instilled a sense of minimalist sophistication. The peach-colored, simply designed tub embodied the ethos of understated luxury. Opening it up revealed a uniform, lush white balm that spoke of the comforting, nourishing experience it promised.

When compared to other similar products, I found this balm exuded a higher degree of smoothness, almost a cream-like consistency. On the downside, the product lacked any sort of aroma, a characteristic I often enjoy in my skincare rituals for its sensorial feel.

As I began to massage the balm into my skin, I noted its superb texture. Not gritty as some exfoliators often are, it had a surprisingly smooth feel against the skin. I let the balm sit on my skin for about 3-4 minutes; it seemed to me like it absorbed quickly, signaling a product designed for immediate action. As I rinsed it off, my skin felt invigorated and refreshingly clean, not at all stripped of its natural moisture as some harsh skincare products can make it feel. Definitely softer to the touch too.

As for usage, I used a generous dollop, enough to spread evenly over my face and neck. This amount seemed apt for my needs, but as with all things skincare, this is subjective and varies depending on personal preference and needs.

Given that the ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ is essentially a face cleanser, it should ideally be the first step in your skincare routine, either in the AM or PM. Follow with a toner, serums, eye care, moisturizer, and lastly SPF in the AM. This is because cleansers cleanse away dirt and excess oils, and act as a preparatory step, allowing your skin to absorb subsequent products more efficiently. If misunderstood and used at the end, it could potentially wash off all the products applied before, rendering your skincare routine useless.

Does Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm Work?

Having tried an army of face cleansers in the past and being left with less than satisfactory results, I was both curious and excited about what ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ had in store.

Over the span of four weeks, the balm became a mainstay in my daily skincare routine. Mornings and evenings alike, I used it as the first step, massaging it thoroughly on my damp face and neck. Its creamy consistency made it a treat to apply, and the quick absorption formula ensured that my cleansing routine was efficient and potent.

The benefits were quite apparent after consistent use. Salicylic Acid is well-known for its capability to penetrate into pores and dissolve excess oil, and this product packs just the right amount. My skin visibly reduced its oiliness over time, and the blemishes opened up, appearing bright and light. The Ceramides worked covertly by reinforcing my skin’s natural barrier, and the soothing effects they had on my skin were undeniable.

‘Peace Out’ has indeed woven a magical skincare tapestry with this product. It’s a scintillating intersection of purpose and comfort, efficacy, and ease of use, a rare balance that’s hard to find in the world of skincare.

The evolution of my skin was twofold, with some benefits arriving quickly and others maturing over extended use. My skin felt cleaner and nourished from the first wash, with the shine of excessive oil significantly lessened. Over the course of weeks, the blemishes started to recede, leaving my skin noticeably even-toned.

Based on my experience, I hypothesize that an average user, provided they use the product as recommended, should be able to observe noticeable results in as little as two weeks.

Despite my overall positive experience, it wasn’t without a couple of tiny hitches. The product being unscented felt underwhelming at times, robbing it of a luxe sensorial experience many of us enjoy. Moreover, given the cream-like consistency, you may inadvertently end up using more than strictly necessary, speeding up the rate at which the product depletes.

Nevertheless, my overall experience with ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ was overwhelmingly positive. The benefits I noticed over a month’s consistent usage made the journey well worth it, and I can vouch for the efficacy of this product through my own transformation.

My Final Thoughts – Would I Recommend It?

Navigating through the labyrinth of face cleansers on the market can often feel daunting, but ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ has managed to distinguish itself as a worthy contender. As someone always on the hunt for the next skincare gem, trying out this product was an anticipated affair.

After extensively using the ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’, my final verdict is a solid 4 out of 5 stars – I’d definitely recommend it. The product delivers on its promise of an effective cleanse without stripping the skin’s natural moisture. It also held true to its blemish control claims. Unfortunately, the lack of a sensory experience and the slight overuse due to the texture pushed it a bit off the perfection mark (however, the no-scent thing is one of the brand’s selling points).

At $18.70 for 105 ml worth of quality product, this is priced quite reasonably. The bountiful blend of active ingredients along with its prolonged usage timeframe justifies the investment.

Even though this product won’t replace my current favorite face cleanser, that’s heavily influenced by personal preferences and ingrained skincare habits. I firmly believe that other skincare enthusiasts are likely to find this product a delightful and effective addition to their regimen.

Certain standout ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, and Ceramide NG particularly resonated with me, being renowned for their excellent skincare benefits.

Before diving into using this product, there are a few things to consider. As it contains chemical exfoliants, it’s essential to use sunscreen during the day to avoid sun damage. Also, if you have sensitive skin, a patch test is always a good idea to avoid any unforeseen reactions. With these in mind, ‘Daily Cleansing Blemish Balm’ might just be the skincare companion you’ve been looking for.

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Picture of About The Reviewer: Gabs Chan
About The Reviewer: Gabs Chan

Gabs has a distinctive voice and a keen sense for uncovering upcoming skincare trends, making her one of the most trusted sources of information in the ever-evolving world of beauty.

Hailing from Hong Kong, her passion led her to London, where she earned a degree in Cosmetic Science from the University of the Arts London.

When she’s not immersed in the world of beauty, Gabs is a passionate advocate for animal welfare and a budding photographer.

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