RAFRA Balm Orange 3240yen
I had never heard of this brand called RAFRA before I was sent this beautiful cleansing balm smells like fresh orange juice. RAFRA calls for a theory of “simple skincare” and this cleansing balm is their main product which acts as a cleanser, make-up remover, massage balm, exfoliator and face mask. It warms up on your skin and remove dirt in the pores, while hydrating with hyaluronic acid, collagen, royal jelly and honey.
It looks like jelly in the tub (is it a tub? or a jar? or…what is this?) but actually the texture is slimy which is more like honey. I warm it up in my palms to make it softer before applying it on my face, otherwise it’s pretty hard to work on the skin. Once applied, it immediately warms up and remains warm for a long time. I usually massage my face for about a minute, and apply a little bit of warm water around my eyes where I want to remove my makeup the most -that way all my mascara and eyeliner dissolves- and rinse off.
This whole process is so relaxing because of the amazing scent. It literally smells like fresh orange juice, and I don’t think there is anybody who hates this scent. It’s such a lovely, fresh and sweet scent that makes me want to eat it.
And another amazing thing about this cleaner is that it makes my skin so soft and smooth. I didn’t expect it to work this well as an exfoliator because it doesn’t contain AHA/BHA or salicylic acid. This is the most gentle exfoliator I have ever tried, which works wonders without irritating or drying my skin.
I use this cleaner every 3-4 days. I want to use it every single day but the price tag stops me to do so. You don’t need too much to remove makeup, but still 100g jar isn’t going to last for months if you use it every day. Every time I use it, my skin feels softer, smoother and very hydrated without being oily or greasy.This is definitely one of the best cleansers I have ever used. They have a trial set which is handy for travel as well, which I might purchase for a holiday that I’m planning in September. They also have a limited foaming cleanser which has a cooling effect which sounds refreshing in summer. RAFRA definitely has become one of my favourite skincare brands!