Thursday, December 6, 2018

All about: the Corbin Rd. Cleansing + Exfoliating System



Anyone that checks in here regularly will know that I’m a huge fan of oils and balms – for the body, hair and face - and love the fact that nine times out of ten, they are brilliant multitaskers and great travel companions too.
Cleansing your face with an oil or balm is a given with me, but for many, anything with an oily nature may seem counterintuitive, especially for those who associate it with breakouts and the like. Well it just ain’t true, and there are more and more great oil-based cleansers and cleansing balms arriving on the market all the time that are making their way into bathroom cabinets across the globe.
Cleansing your skin is one of the most important parts of the skincare regimen, and it’s always a good idea to track down a richer, heavier cleanser when the temperature plummets or if you’re on the dry or sensitive side, like me. It can definitely help address the dryness that comes with the cooler air and air conditioning, and when used correctly can make a real difference to your skin’s health and wellbeing. Cleansing removes makeup, dirt and debris from the skin, but it also helps to cleanse pores (hair follicles actually) of dead skin cells and sebum to help prevent acne. For ageing skin, a cleansing oil or luxe balm can be a great way to help remove makeup, dirt and debris and also to help fight off free radicals that actually cause skin to age quicker. 
Developed in sunny Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Corbin Rd. has created my new favourite cleansing balm, which comes as part of a luxurious new skincare system. Called the Restorative Cleansing Balm, it is made from native kawakawa and twelve different oils that work together to dislodge debris on the skin’s surface. As well as the aforementioned New Zealand native, other ingredients in the mix include Sweet Almond oil, Rosehip oil, Kiwifruit seed oil, Macadamia and Apricot Seed, making for a heady, skin-loving cocktail if ever there was one! 
Designed to melt away make-up and effectively purge the skin of toxins, pollution and dirt, the balm nurtures and calms pollu-stressed skin, restores hydration, rebalances pH and maintains the strength of the skin’s protective barrier. The latter is crucial if you have sensitised skin like me, and it smells incredible to boot.
It’s the first step in Corbin Rd.’s two-step system, prepping the skin for the introduction of the Viteve Silk Exfoliating Cloth that is exclusive to the brand. Made of pure silk, the cloth’s unique texture and proteins exfoliate away debris, slough dead skin cells and clear congestion. The cloth also delivers proteins and amino acids to the epidermis, thereby supporting the protective barrier and strengthening the skin. Coupled with the massaging action required to use the cloth, it stimulates blood flow to the cells, upping the radiance factor further. While cleansing and polishing the skin, the two-set system also fights Pollu-Ageing and helping to counteract the effects of damaging blue light from digital devices that we are increasingly exposed to. 
The work of local beauty legend, Wendy Nowell-Usticke, the Corbin Rd. Cleansing + Exfoliating System has been meticulously researched and uniquely formulated to remove make-up and debris, restore the skin and encourage strength and suppleness, which gets a big tick from me.  I also love that the Exfoliating Cloth is made from 100 per cent natural silk protein filament and exfoliates without using microbeads or microfibre cloths, both proven to damage our already fragile ecosystem. 
Corbin Rd.’s 50g pot of Restorative Cleansing Balm has an RRP of $49.95, or you can get a 10g Restorative Cleansing Balm and single Viteve Silk Exfoliating Cloth combo for $34.95 to give the duo a go. I highly recommend you go the whole hog and get the Corbin Rd. Combo of a 50g Restorative Cleansing Balm and seven-cloth set for $159.95. That means one cloth for every day of the week, after which you just chuck them in the machine and get ready to go again!
These beauties are available online www.corbinrd.com, where you’ll also find a growing list of stockists. 

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