Remember the time when balm cleansers rocked every skincare addicts world? I do. And I also remember not finding a single one that wasn't priced around £50. Of course there were cheaper drug store options which didn't work as well but nothing that was decent quality and price at the same time. I would have loved to treat my face to some Emma Hardy but that stuff is steeply priced and I cannot imagine repurchasing it every month.
I personally like to use cleansers twice a day. Once in the morning and one in the evening. Now that it's Summer, it does feel a little too creamy for humid mornings but nonetheless, nothing gives a good cleanse other than this. Hot cloth and balm cleansers are great for a thorough deep cleanse and this one by Balance Me is the bomb.
It's quickly climbed it's way to being a favourite and is something I actually hide in my vanity so that the rest of my family doesn't end up using it. Now that's the sign of a winner product. The consistency of the formula is thick and gel like. It's almost translucent with micro beads of what I feel is oat powder. You only need the smallest amount to cover the face and neck and the massage with it feels quite lovely. It warms up on the skin ever so slightly and smells like a spa product which also helps in prolonging the cleansing routine.
I love it as it doesn't have those chunky, gritty granules or an overtly oily formula. For my combination skin, I need it to cleanse but not leave behind an oily film and it does exactly that. Containing anti-oxidants, cocoa, mango and Shea butter, English chamomile and red mandarin essential oils - it's one of those anti-ageing cleansers that caters for sensitive skin whilst also shielding skin from environmental aggressors.
The tube houses a generous amount of product that's going to last you a good few months. For £20 a pop, it's really affordable and something that's quite easy to get addicted to.