Cleansing balms have been a game-changing addition to my beauty routine since making the switch to natural products. My first full-sized escapade into the world of cleansing balms was the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Balm (125ml RRP £20.00). It very quickly became one of my favourite beauty products and I’ve featured it in my Best Natural Beauty Products of the year before – it’s that good!
Being a bit of a newbie to balm cleansers at the time, the consistency did take me a little while to get used to at first! It’s an oil-based balm containing rosehip, sweet almond, kukui, camellia and coconut oils, all of which make easy work of cleansing, removing make-up and softening the skin. The balm also contains the tiniest little pieces of oatmeal to gently exfoliate and encourage cell renewal as you cleanse.
To use, you just smooth a small amount of the balm over face and neck in circular motions for about 30 seconds, then add some warm water (it turns slightly creamy at this point) and continue massaging for another 30 seconds or so. You can even gently wipe it over eyes too, just be careful not to get it in your eyes – trust me, it’s not the best of experiences!! To finish, simply wipe away the residue with a flannel or the muslin cloth provided.
Unlike a lot of other cleansing balms, this one comes packaged in a squeezy tube which is a lot more hygienic than scooping out of a tub. I find this makes it a lot more travel friendly. The only downside is during colder weather the balm hardens inside the tube so you have to warm it up before you can squeeze it out again.
The Cleanse and Smooth Balm is my perfect companion throughout the winter months, thoroughly removing all my makeup and keeping any dry patches at bay. I’ve repurchased countless times over the years and with using it 4-5 times a week it lasts me over 6 months, so at a cost of £20 I think it’s well worth it and great value for money for how long it lasts! It’s safe to say I love this product and I will definitely be repurchasing again in the future!
This product has been discontinued