Review: Stem Organics Balancing Face Fluid

Skin care can be a real challenge. I had some trouble with blemishes when I was younger, but after I graduated from college my skin really cleared up. Or so I thought. Occasionally, such as during major climate changes or stressful times in my life, I'll find those pesky blemishes return. And when that happens, I want nothing more than to make them disappear. That's where moisturizers like Stem Organics Balancing Face Fluid come in. It is designed for combination and oily skin, so it can help keep blemishes at bay.

Pros:
  • A little goes a long way
  • Adjustable pump to control flow
  • Absorbs quickly
  • 87% organic ingredients
Cons:
  • Expensive
Summary:
This face fluid has a thinner texture than most other moisturizers. This means that a single bottle lasts much longer than a regular jar of moisturizer, which helps justify the price. I was pleased to see that the ingredients are 87% organic, but disappointed how limonene, citronellol, and geraniol (naturally occurring in essential oils) weighed down the EWG rating to a moderate 4. I suspect this rating it a little too high because of it. I thought this moisturizer performed well and didn't leave my skin feeling greasy. If you're looking for an organic moisturizer for oily or combination skin and are willing to make a bit of an investment, this is a good option.

Also, a note from the company regarding gluten:
"We do use Hydrolysed Oat Protein in some of our products including this one. Apparently most ceiliacs can tolerate oats but some can't. From what we understand there is a difference between eating ingredients containing gluten and putting in on your skin- eg it's absorbed in a different manner. However I it would be up to the customers best call for themselves as we don't test for gluten residue."

Also available on Amazon.com.

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Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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