I’ve been meaning to get this review up for the longest time ever, in fact my bottles are already half way finished! You know a product is great when a beauty blogger sticks with one skincare product for consecutive months. Babor is a brand I swear by, in fact whenever I am interviewed and asked to list my favourite products they tend to feature quite a bit. However, even though I’ve used so many of their products I had yet to try the Cp HY-ÖL which is pretty crazy considering this year marks its 60th anniversary.
To mark the company’s 60th anniversary in 2016, Babor have launched a limited edition set. As the HY-ÖL has been a bestseller for 60 years, the set has been aptly named “Since 1956”. It comes in an elegant, white-and-gold metal box and contains the classic cleanser HY-ÖL and a PhytoActive best suited for your specific skin type. My skin was going through a bit of a dehydrated patch so I chose the “For Dry Skin” PhytoActive Base which contains herbal essences of mint, birch leaf and rosemary that invigorate and refresh ones skin.
The cleansing ritual for the Babor HY-ÖL is a unique one:
Firstly, apply the HY-ÖL to the skin (do not moisten beforehand). Hydrophilic soybean oil,
sesame oil and peanut oil remove oil-soluble particles.
Next, apply the Phytoactive over the HY-ÖL. Natural herbal extracts for specific
skin types moisturize and condition the skin, even as you cleanse.
Finally moisten your fingers with cold water and massage your face to create a milky
emulsion that cleanses thoroughly. Then rinse off with cool water. Skin is left feeling silky soft and thoroughly cleansed.
The Cleansing Cp HY-ÖL retails for R456 and is available online over here.
The Cleansing Cp PhytoActive Base retails for R368 for 100ml which lasts ages, I’ve found that I really use only a tiny bit of this as it spreads really well with HY-ÖL.