With the latest issue of Marie Claire UK there were fantastic freebies from Balance Me. I hadn't tried anything from the brand but read lots of good things about them so when I saw the magazine with 'Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm' I got it without any hesitation.
Balance Me is a British brand established in 2005 who produces skincare products made from 100% natural ingredients. Their products won many awards and are highly praised by beauty enthusiasts.
I was very excited to try the 'Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm' and, oh boy, I am so glad I did it!
I fell in love with this cleansing balm!
It's a natural oils based cleansing balm full of amazing ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil, Beeswax, Mango Seed Butter, Shea Butter, Cocoa Seed Butter, Rosehip, Virgin Coconut Oil, just to name a few. The balm has quite thick consistency that becomes more oily once it warms up against your skin. It contains tiny particles of oats to gently exfoliate the skin. It smells lovely, a bit citrusy and quite relaxing.
I use the 'Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm' after removing my make up with micellar water as a second cleanse but it's also recommended to use it as a make up remover. The amount shown in the picture above is enough to cleanse my entire face. I simply massage it onto my dry skin in circular motion for about a minute. It feels lovely, the oats are very gentle but I can feel they're doing their job at removing dead skin cells:)
Next I wet my hands and massage again the balm which turns into more creamy consistency and the oats particles seems to disappear. After another minute or so I wipe everything away with wet face cloth.
My face afterwards feels very clean, polished, smooth and SUPER soft without greasy residue or tightness. I am usually tempted to stop my evening routine at this stage :)
I've been using this cleanser at night for over a week and I haven't noticed any bad reaction to any of the ingredients. Even though my skin is combination/oily I haven't got any breakouts and I think my skin actually benefits a lot from all those natural oils and it's smoother and more radiant.
I highly recommend for you all to try the 'Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm'. You can get 15ml for £4, 40ml - £10 or 125ml - £20 on Balance Me website or if you're lucky to still find it with the latest Marie Claire issue.
For me it was love since the first use and I will be definitely buying the full size!
Do you use Balance Me products?
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