I’ve never used this type of cleanser before. I really didn’t understand how they would work or benefit your skin at all – rubbing a cream onto your face while you already have makeup on? No thanks...
I imagined that it would clog up my pores, I thought it would leave my skin feeling dirty, congested and not properly cleaned, so I’ve never been bothered about trying one before.
My sister got me a No7 set for Christmas and this was one of the items in it. When I get new beauty products for Christmas, I need to mess and try them out immediately, so I’ve used this for a good couple of weeks now and have completely changed my mind about this type of cleanser.
I use a pump of this and massage it into my face – this alone is amazing, a mini facial each morning & night relaxes me and makes blood rush to my cheeks, making my skin look fresh and hydrated. I then soak the muslin cloth in hot water (as hot as I can stand) and slap this on my face. I rest like this for 20-30 seconds to let my pores open and to help the product melt away my makeup, then I lightly massage the product using the cloth. The end result – my face feels squeaky clean, smooth and moisturised and looks healthy.
I was amazed at how good my skin looked after the first, and how easily my makeup came off while using this. I have to go back in with some eye makeup remover to get rid of some mascara afterwards (but that came in the set too!) I think this is my new favourite way of removing my make-up. I already have my eye on the body shop camomile balm cleanser as I’ve heard a lot about it, but only when this one runs out!
Have you used balm cleansers before? Which ones would you recommend?