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Friday 29 July 2022

Budget/Affordable/Bougie: Cleansing Balm


Budget/Affordable/Bougie: Cleansing Balm

Balm cleansers will always be my favourite. They really suit my dry skin, but they're also suitable for combination and normal skin types, and will work as a makeup remover for oily skin. I am quite fussy when it comes to cleansing balms - the main things I want are for my makeup to melt without too much tugging on the skin, or cloudy eyes after removing my eye makeup! I also don't like a film to be left on my skin, yet I like my skin to feel comfortable and thoroughly cleansed after use. I don't ask for much, do I? Here are three gorgeous cleansing balms, for three budgets.....

Budget: The Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm (£10.99): Oatmeal is known as being soothing in skincare, so this balm is ideal for those with very sensitive skin. Unlike most balm cleansers, this is used on damp skin, so I use a makeup remover first and then go in with this (I have found it isn't the best at removing waterproof liquid liner, so am happy to use a separate makeup remover).  It's important to shake the tube, before dispensing any product because it has a tendency to separate. I will admit that this can leave a little residue on the skin (which can be thoroughly removed if you use a cleansing mitt), but in this case, I can make an exception, as it doesn't interfere with my other products, and my dry skin likes it. A great budget buy.

Affordable: Revolution Skincare X Sali Hughes Butterclean Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm* (£15): I've been hugely impressed by this range, which I reviewed here. This is what I'd describe as a solid oil because it has a creamy, balmy texture, which when massaged into the skin, dissolves into an oil, and literally melts all makeup away without the need for any tugging. After emulsifying with water, I wipe away with a cloth and my skin is left thoroughly cleansed, comfortable and plump. This is a real winner and a little goes a long way.

Bougie: Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm (£62): This is the first product that I tried from the brand in 2015 and I've been repurchasing it ever since - I do use other cleansing balms, but always have one of these as a backup and couldn't tell you how man tubs I have gone through.  This is part of the brand's Moor Mud range, and I think that it would suit all skin types. It's pliable, but really comes to life when massaged into the skin, as you can feel it melting all makeup, spf and impurities, before you rinse with a warm face cloth. Skin is left completely cleansed, not at all stripped, and even hydrated due to the sweet almond oil and the brand's Healing Concentrate™.  It's expensive, but it really is worth buying if you can afford it, as it removes everything, without leaving the skin with a tight feeling, or leaving cloudy eyes - even waterproof makeup melts away in an instant. The comfortable feeling it leaves the skin with is divine for those of us with dry skin, and skin looks almost translucent. !00% worth the money.

Are you a fan of balm cleansers? I'd love to hear your favourite!

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