Lightwave Enzyme Cleansing Balm
“Lightwave is the first-ever cleansing balm I've tried and truly fallen in love. Applied to dry skin, it feels a blanket of nourishing oil to massage in, it turns into the silkiest, most skin condition substance that feels like a feather on the skin. ”
HOW TO USE ITMassage a thin layer of balm over dry skin with dry fingers. Once applied, wet hands with warm water and emulsify balm into a milk. Rinse clean with warm water or a damp washcloth. Lightwave can also be used as a flash mask. Simply leave on the face for 5-10 minutes before emulsifying and removing.
Bilberry, Castor, Lemon, Macadamia, Plum, Sugar Maple, Sugarcane, TurmericFull Ingredient List
Macadamia Ternifolia Nut Oil*, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Kernel Oil*, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Di-PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Lactobacillus/Papaya Fruit Ferment Extract, Carica Papaya Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*
ABOUT THIS BRANDArcana is an exploration into the mysteries of plants. The word was popularized by alchemists during the sixteenth century as they sought to unveil the greatest secrets of plants, minerals, and animals - the ‘arcana of nature’. At that time, the western world was transitioning from the middle ages to the Renaissance and the desire for knowledge both spiritual and physical was exploding. Alchemists understood that all plants and minerals contained their own spirit, or ‘essence’ which could be extracted and utilized for healing. This knowledge was recorded through art and symbolism in order to bypass language and act directly on the subconscious. Arcana chooses the highest quality ingredients with a focus on plants that are either wild harvested or grown through biodynamic farming. Ingredient choices are mostly informed by the biodiversity of the places that have shaped Arcana — Scotland and southern Appalachia. Arcana’s formulation approach is consciously rich with dualities; common weeds sit alongside the most expensive actives, primitive folk remedies mingle with exotic oils. This is their complex universe, rooted in deep intention and knowledge.
I LOVE this cleansing balm. I have been a fan of cleansing oils for a while and sometimes follow a double cleansing routine. This has become an absolute favorite. I love that it is easy to apply. I apply to dry skin before getting into the shower. Once in the shower, I add some water and it becomes kind of a rich lather that is really easy to rinse off. My skin has been so happy using this balm.
Thank you so much for this glowing review! This cleansing balm is a favorite of ours as well and we are so glad you are enjoying it!
A gateway to a whole new experience
Lightwave is the first-ever cleansing balm I've tried and truly fallen in love. Applied to dry skin, it feels a blanket of nourishing oil to massage in, then went wetted with water it turns into the silkiest, most skin conditioning substance that feels like a feather on the skin but really tears through face makeup. I do notice a smoothness in my skin that probably comes from the enzymes, but unlike with some other enzymatic exfoliating products (cleansers, moisturizers, serums), my skin does not feel stripped or overly peeled at all. I would say that this product has opened a gateway into wanting to explore other cleansing balms when this one runs out, however, I know I will miss this one when that happens and may not be inclined to switch. This is truly an amazing product!
Thank you so much for this amazing and detailed review of our hero cleanser, Lightwave. This product is so unique and exceptional, we are so glad that you are enjoying it! Also, please feel free to reach our to our customer care team for recommendations of other balm cleansers to try, should you want to explore others! :)