I know I'm a bit late with the whole cleansing balm thing but I'm here and I've tried it. Firstly I would like to add that up until a few months ago I didn't really have a skin care routine and was one ( like many )that used the dreaded facial wipes and have been know to use baby wipes as well! I know, such a naughty girl! Having said that I am now a good girl and have been trying to look after what god gave me. This brings me on to the Elemis Cleansing Balm
I love the packaging, it's sleek, simple and practical, it comes with the added bonus of coming with a face cloth to remove the balm after use. The balm itself is thick and waxy, and has a very distinctive smell, containing starflower, elderberry, optimega oils with rose and mimosa waxes.
The thick balm changes when warmed in your hands, becoming an oil which is easily massaged into your face. When using this I massaged it all over my face , added warm water, this changes the balm again into a foam, more milky cleanser. I then used the flannel to remove it from my skin. The mixture of the balm and warm water enhances the strong fragrance ( which I like, some may find it overpowering), the aroma relaxes and the balm feels luxurious, the perfect combination for night time cleansing. The balm literally melts away a full face of make up effortlessly leaving the skin feeling hydrated, moisturised and silky soft. This is so quick and easy to do and easily fits into your daily routine, it contains all natural oils which means no mineral oil!! Yay!
You can also use the balm as a treatment mask by leaving it on for 10 minutes and then wiping away with the cloth. I'm yet to try this but like the fact that its a two in one product. I'm really enjoying using the balm, the rich texture and fragrance feels like your giving your face a special treat and not just cleansing it.
The price of the balm is £39.50 for 105g. Some might say this is expensive but I assure you, you only need a little and it goes a long way. The balm can be purchased at all good Elemis salons and here
Have you used the Elemis Cleansing Balm yet, what do you think of it?
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