Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm - Review
It is so lovely to find fabulous facial cleansers and I have been lucky recently with a couple that I am really liking.
The first one is the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm with radiance-enhancing oatmeal.
Balance Me say
Our sophisticated 100& natural oil-based balm is a daily must for its dual cleansing and smoothing action to remove make-up and enhance your skin's natural radiance.
Anti-oxidant rich Artic cloudberry, gentle Roman chamomile and skin brightening mandarin smooths away daily grime and make-up leaving skin soft, radiant and calmly clean. Gently polishing oatmeal sloughs away dead skin cells and encourages cell renewal. Shea and cocoa butter, softening rosehip, camellia , kukui nut and virgin coconut oils which are rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins and lipids, provide a layer of skin boosting goodness which benefits both young and mature skin.
Suitable for normal/to dry sensitive skin.
My skin sits nicely between young and mature skin and can be a little sensitive (I suffer from slight rosacea on my cheeks) and as I wear make-up every day I am looking for a good cleanser to use twice a day. I don't like my skin to feel tight after and I want it to smell nice, be gentle and leave my skin really clean oh and preferably be able to use it to remove mascara ... and I am happy to say this Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm fits the bill completely.
It has a pleasant citrus lemon scent, not too dissimilar from Lemsip actually. The first part of the two phase process - Packed with lovely ingredients it is quite oily as it comes out of the tube, it loosens as you apply and massage to your skin, it has fine pieces of oatmeal that gently polish the skin. In the second phase of the process you add warm water and continue massaging. The balm becomes thick and gloopy and at this stage you can apply it to closed eyes wiping over lids and lashes. Finally wiping off the balm with a damp muslin cloth/flannel.
This results in clean, clear and brilliantly soft skin that looks bright and feels comfortable. A wonderful and pleasant to use cleanser. One for my beauty essentials page.
Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm costs £20 for 125ml (comes with a muslin cloth)
Available in selected Debenhams stores and online
*Balance Me promise no parabens, sulphates, petroleum, mineral oils, silicones, dea, plegs, poropylene glycol, artificial fragrances and colours.