My favorite part of a professional facial? The beginning. A thorough cleanse and the aesthetician’s stimulating massage are incredibly gratifying. It’s actually worth walking around all day with my hair standing straight up (suggestions welcome on ways to recover from the hairband situation). Luckily for this unlicensed skincare enthusiast, ARCONA launched the Four O’Clock Flower Gentle Cleansing Cream this week and my at-home ritual has officially reached a spa-grade level. Keep reading. I will direct you to an Instagram giveaway that includes four full-size tubes at the end of this post!
Last year, the Los Angeles based authority on red carpet glow released the lush, creamy, and all sorts of dreamy Four O’Clock Daily Hydrator. It quickly became my ‘go-to’ after a stronger peel or to address seasonal weather changes as it soothes, balances, and nourishes the skin when in its most sensitive state. The new Gentle Cream Cleanser is a phenomenal option for everyone, but those with dry and delicate complexions are in for a real treat.
What’s in it?
Fueled by a luxurious blend of French Clays, Moringa Seed, and Mirabilis Jalapa Extract (aka the redness reducing magic that is Four O’Clock Flower), this low foaming cream formula delivers a deep and gentle cleanse without compromising the skin’s protective barrier. Infused with calming Cucumber and Chamomile Extracts as well as protective Green Tea, firming Seaweed, and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, it truly is a treatment-oriented solution. Completing the flawless ingredient deck are Ylang Ylang, Damask Rose, and Lavender Oils. Because aromatherapy. We’re going for spa here, not clinic.
How and When
Shower and sink side friendly, the new Four O’Clock Flower Gentle Cleansing Cream is intended to be applied to damp skin. It works up a very light lather and rinses off beautifully. It only takes mixing with a few drops of water to remove dirt and impurities in a single step. No film nor tightness left behind. Suitable morning or evening, I love to follow up with Cranberry Gommage in the AM a few times a week. When incorporating it into my nighttime routine, I always tone with a Triad Pad afterward.
Don’t rush the process. The power of touch is not a myth, so take a couple of minutes to massage your face gently to maximize microcirculation, absorption of the product, removal of any toxins, and collagen production. The herbal notes of this ARCONA cleanser elevate a basic routine step to a sensory experience that is self-care at its finest. Major props to the product development team. This includes the ultra convenient, good-to-the-last-drop upright tube with its flip top cap. It’s all about the one-handed application.
Enter To Win!
Head over to my Instagram feed @omgbart and follow directions to enter for a chance to win one of four bottles of the brand new ARCONA Gentle Cleansing Cream. U.S. addresses only, please.
*The above post is part of a paid collaboration with ARCONA, which in no way influenced my opinion of the product. Giveaway prizes provided and shipped by the brand.