Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm And Mask Review: Is It Safe To Use?

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Published: Jul 5, 2017 | Last Updated: Jul 5, 2017

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Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask Description

Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask is a repairing and restoring face balm designed to heal and moisturize dry, chapped, inflamed, and cracked skin, especially after using a skin resurfacing treatment. Cosmedix is a skincare brand that seeks to replace harsh chemicals with botanical ingredients in all of their formulas. This product can be purchased for $59 on the manufacturer’s site and through online retailers like DermStore. Cosmedix provides a money-back guarantee, but it is very short.

Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask Ingredients

Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask

Below is the key ingredient list. The full ingredient list can be found on the manufacturer’s website.

  • Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate: An amino acid surfactant that cleanses and conditions the skin to encourage new cell turnover
  • Shea Butter: A hydrating plant extract that moisturizes and protects the skin—softening, filling in cracks, and soothing irritation
  • Argan Oil: Natural hydrator that reduces inflammation, heals acne, and reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes
  • Resveratrol: Compound sourced from red wine that has antioxidant properties, restoring the skin’s protective barrier


Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask can be used as a mask or a balm. Use as a mask at night, leaving it on for a few minutes or overnight before rinsing, and use as a balm in the first step of your beauty routine in the morning.

Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask Advantages

  • Moisturize skin to relieve dryness and cracking
  • Botanical ingredients soothe irritation and heal the skin surface
  • Protect skin against free radicals to prevent further damage
  • Money-back guarantee available

Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask Disadvantages

  • No documentation backing the company’s claims of the product’s effectiveness is readily supplied
  • While the company provides the ingredient list, it does not provide the ingredient amounts
  • The company’s site is a bit misleading
  • Money-back guarantee is only 14 days

Final Verdict

Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm and Mask is designed to provide relief and healing to dried-out and damaged skin. The company claims it is ideal for those who have recently used a harsh resurfacing treatment. It also contains protective antioxidants that heal skin and guard it from future damage. While the company is forthcoming with the ingredient list, no study results or documentation proving this ingredient’s effectiveness is readily supplied. This, combined with the fact that it doesn’t contain many of the usual moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, makes it very hard to confirm the effectiveness and strength of this product. The ingredients it does contain, though, are known to provide at least some level of hydration. However, the official website says one of the benefits is reducing acne breakouts thanks to salicylic acid in the formula, but that ingredient is not listed in their official ingredient list. The manufacturer does have a money-back guarantee, but it is very short at only 14 days. This may not be sufficient time to accurately test the product. There are many moisturizing balms and masks available on the market, so please consider all options before making a purchase.

Facial moisturizing products are in no short supply today, and this large selection might make the process of choosing the best moisturizer for your personal needs to seem a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, we've taken the time to research each of the top facial moisturizers on how they rate in several different key categories. More specifically, we believe that every quality moisturizer should provide the basic benefit of improving overall facial skin appearance, including both skin tone and skin texture. Additionally, a quality moisturizer should contain compounds that are capable of binding to collagen fibres in order to provide the most long term results. Finally, facial moisturizers should ideally be able to deeply cleanse skin at the same time that they moisturize it. Below is a summary of our findings regarding the top facial moisturizers and these key considerations.

Below you’ll find some of the most effective Moisturizers formulations on the market in our opinion:

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Cosmedix Rescue Healing Balm And Mask Review: Is It Safe To Use?
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