No Dull Days Cleansing Stick
Bliss’ No Dull Days Cleansing Stick is an on-the-go cleanser for those with combination to oily skin. It gets some aspects right, but its aesthetics make it a less than ideal choice.
This swivel-up stick cleanser is gray because of the charcoal it contains. In addition to charcoal, it also contains clay, and both are valuable for their absorbent properties. We should note, though, that this cannot absorb toxins as claimed, since toxin absorption and filtration happen in the liver.
That aside, this stick cleanser does a good job removing dirt, oil, and some makeup, though not waterproof makeup. While that’s great, getting this to rinse cleanly is a bit of an issue. It has a tacky texture that means simply splashing your face with water won’t do; you’ll have to use a washcloth to make sure all of this is removed.
No Dull Days Cleansing Stick also contains fragrance, plus additional fragrance ingredients limonene, linalool, hexyl cinnamal, and lyral. All of these have the potential to cause skin irritation. True, most ingredients in a cleanser are rinsed off skin, but it still isn’t ideal, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Despite the convenience factor of its stick form, skip this one and consider one of any number of cleansers for oily skin that don’t contain potentially problematic ingredients (and rinse easily, too!).
- Does a good job removing dirt, oil, and most makeup.
- Charcoal and clay are effective at absorbing oil.
- Tacky texture is difficult to rinse from skin.
- Contains fragrance and fragrance ingredients that can irritate skin.
This balmy cleansing stick absorbs skin-dulling toxins, oil and makeup, providing a targeted facial cleanse.
The story of Bliss starts in 1996, when personal trainer Marcia Kilgore opened a New York spa designed around no-fuss skin treatments and de-stressing regimens for busy lifestyles. Over time, clients asked for Bliss-branded skin care products, and so Bliss skin care was born.
Bliss enjoyed success for years, being sold in spas as well as online and at some brick-and-mortar retailers. Kilgore eventually sold Bliss, and after changing hands a couple more times, the brand began to lose some of its identity. Its most recent owners decided it was time for a back to our roots makeover, with lower prices across the board and a cleaner version of Bliss's iconic white with splashes of color packaging.
Bliss's biggest appeal is in providing people with a spa-like experience at home. The line features multiple masks, in addition to exfoliation treatments, moisturizers, and body care products for a variety of skin types and concerns. While there are some missteps in the line (including fragranced products and some instances of jar packaging), there are some gems to be found among Bliss's offerings you just have to know where to look.
For more information on Bliss, visit www.blissworld.com.
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