Product Review: Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company Buttercream Cleansing Cream

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As far as facial cleansing goes, I’m still loyal to LUSH’s 9-5 for a morning rinse and Liz Earle’s Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser for evening makeup-removal and a deeper clean. On especially warm and sticky days of the summer, however, I’ve been using Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company’s Buttercream Cleansing Cream once or twice a week when I need a little extra something to wash away the day’s sweat and grime.

Buttercream Cleansing Cream is a thick, waxy product packaged in a glass jar. When you scoop out a small amount and work it onto damp skin, however, it alters into a thin, liquid-y cream with light foam. It’s actually a combination of soap with moisturizing ingredients, so it cleans without leaving my face feeling tight and dried out.

Here’s the ingredients list: Organic Unrefined Cocoa Butter; Organic Coconut Oil; Organic Unrefined Avocado Oil; Aloe Soap; Organic Jojoba Oil; Organic Mango Butter; Organic Virgin Shea Butter; Organic Virgin Palm Oil; Organic Essential Oils Of Lemon, Bergamot, Lavender, Eucalyptus.

I’ve been working Buttercream Cleansing Skin into my skin with my Liz Earle muslin facial cloth before rinsing it off, just to make sure that all my makeup (long-wear foundation!) gets removed. Then I finish my nighttime routine with a spritz of rosewater and one of my favorite facial serums. I go to sleep with my face feeling soft and cleansed and healthy.

Overall, a success! I’ve gone through two small pots of this project and I’ll be investing in a larger jar soon.

You can order trial-size and full-size jars of Buttercream Cleansing Cream at the Chagrin Valley website. Read more about the product here.

Product source: I purchased this item.


5 thoughts on “Product Review: Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company Buttercream Cleansing Cream

  1. I am a fan of Chagrin Valley soap and lotion bars but I haven’t tried this; will get a sample next time I order. Everything I’ve tried has been great quality and the prices are reasonable.

    1. Ringthing, I completely agree — the prices are reasonable, sample sizes are available, customer service is excellent, quality is high — so many reasons to order from CV!

  2. I love this cleansing cream- I love how it makes my skin feel! Glad you tried it. The only problem is that sometimes i forget about the cream for a few months and since it lives in my bathroom I worry that maybe I need to toss it (since it is preservative free etc). I need to buy me some more, though..:)
    I am a big fan of Chagrin Valley- love their soaps and salves too. I also like their squalane face and eye mousse and the whipped shea. It’s been a while since I’ve used it though as I have been researching other products for a certain project.

    And I am curious- what are your favorite facial serums?

    1. Hello, L! Hope you’re well.

      I think Chagrin Valley suggests a 6-month life for its skincare products. I try not to get any water into the jar, but I should probably use a little scoop or spoon, just to be on the safe side.

      My favorite serums are Aesop Fabulous Face Oil (esp in summer) and Aroma M Beauty Camellia Facial Oil (esp in cool/dry weather). They’ve made my skin so much healthier!

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