Cleansing au naturel

Monday, 6 April 2015

balance me 775
My beauty regime is a mix of chemical and natural. Sometimes you need a bit of help from the chemical to get things looking their best. In some cases however, natural works just as well if not better.

One cleanser that I use on a regular basis is the balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm. I picked this up after reading it in this post on Caroline Hirons blog. At only £20, I think it's a great introductory balm cleanser if you have never used one before. It is definitely more of an oily balm, and stays as an oil on the face once you've massaged it in. The odd thing I found at first was the addition of oatmeal grains to the balm, but I think it's a great addition. You get to cleanse and exfoliate gently at the same time. The oatmeal itself is very soft, so don't worry if you're not keen on scrubs (I'm not), then you should still be able to get on with this balm.

Although the ingredients list states it has shea butter and beeswax, I don't think it's the cause for any breakouts on me. In fact, I like using this as my morning cleanser during autumn and winter, and feel that it helps soothe blemishes a bit. I expect this is from the sweet almond oil which is the first listed ingredient in its list.

The fact that it is a) a lovely balm cleanser, b) extremely affordable, c) can remove makeup and d) comes in a squeezy tube (yes!) means that I like having one in my cupboard at all times. Its oiliness does mean I tend not to be very regular with it during summer, where the oil seems to sit on my face a bit more than I'd like, but it's a great cleanser for the rest of the year. This is a definite recommendation.

You can buy this at John Lewis, Debenhams, and lookfantastic.com

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