Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm



Cleansing balms are yet another game-changing addition to my beauty routine since making the switch to natural products. My first full-sized escapade into the world of cleansing balms was the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Balm (125ml RRP £20.00). It very quickly became one of my favourite beauty products and I even featured it in my Best Natural Beauty Products of 2013 - it's that good!

Being a bit of a newbie to balm cleansers at the time, the consistency did take me a little while to get used to at first! It's an oil-based balm containing rosehip, sweet almond, kukui, camellia and coconut oils, all of which make easy work of cleansing, removing make-up and softening the skin. The balm also contains tiny little pieces of oatmeal to gently exfoliate and encourage cell renewal as you cleanse.

To use, you just smooth a small amount of the balm over face and neck in circular motions for about 30 seconds, then add some warm water (it turns slightly creamy at this point) and continue massaging for another 30 seconds or so. You can even gently wipe it over eyes too, just be careful not to get it in your eyes - trust me, it's not the best of experiences having gritty oatmeal in your eye!! To finish, simply wipe away the residue with a flannel or the muslin cloth provided.

Unlike a lot of other cleansing balms, this one comes packaged in a squeezy tube which is a lot more hygienic than scooping out of a tub. Although that might make it seem travel friendly, I did find it leaked slightly through the cap when I tried travelling with it - I've not heard of anyone else with this issue though so it may have just been my particular tube!

The Cleanse and Smooth Balm has been the perfect companion throughout the winter months, thoroughly removing all my makeup and keeping any dry patches at bay. I've just finished my tube yesterday after using it 4-5 times per week for over 6 months, so at a cost of £20 I think it's well worth it and great value for money for how long it has lasted! It's safe to say I love this product and I will definitely be repurchasing in the future!

Have you tried Balance Me's Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm before?

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17 comments :

  1. this sounds great!! I just hit pan on my Body Shop Camomille Cleansing Butter and will give this one a try next! :)
    xo
    Alice

    http://alicesbeautymadness.blogspot.nl/

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  2. I unfortunately reacted badly to it :( I think it has too many essential oils in for my sensitive skin but the actual feel of the cleanser was great and price is reasonable

    I have my review here http://myeczematales.com/2014/02/02/balance-me-daily-essentials-cleanse-and-smooth-face-balm-a-review-for-my-eczema/

    I might link yours to mine so people know it's not all bad as I didn't want to put people off!

    I love organic pharmacy carrot butter cleanser though atm :) but I'm nearly finished.

    Anyone recommend a new one to try? x

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    1. Oh no that's a shame your skin reacted badly to it! I'm sensitive to certain essential oils when combined but luckily this one works great for me! Seeing as your skin is extra sensitive you could try something super simple next like pure coconut/avocado/almond oil or honey :) x

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  3. I've not tried a cleansing balm before. I think it would take me a while to get used to the consistency like you because I've only ever used cream cleansers.

    That's amazing that it lasted six months!

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love oil based cleansers- although they DO take time to get used to- I just love multifunctional products that you can use for face wash and eye makeup remover! I recently started uses Aeos Cleansing De Maq that does just that- will have to check this one out- thanks for the post! Kathryne :0)

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  5. I would love to give this a go! I've been hearing great things about the brand but have yet to try anything as they're hard to get a hold of in Canada. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Check out naturisimo.com - they do free worldwide delivery! :) x

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  6. What a great review and lovely sounding product. I have been trying to get into balm cleansers, it's so hard! Xo

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  7. I haven't tried any balm cleansers yet :-( I tend to avoid coconut oils in face products though so this one may not be for me xx

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  8. I have a sample of this but haven't got round to using it! It sounds lovely though and great value for money! x

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  9. I was just thinking about oil based cleansers and then I found your post. Really informative and it sounds like a great product. Unfortunately it's now out of stock at lovelula...

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    1. I did notice it was out of stock in quite a few places recently! Maybe you could try sending them an email to find out when they will have it back in stock - hopefully soon! x

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  10. I've been wanting to try cleansing balms for some time now. But now that its approaching summer I think that a cleansing balm might have too much moisture. What do you think? Are cleansing balms better suited during the winter?

    Also, I'm sad that this one contains coconut oil! My skin reacts very badly to it for some reason.

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    1. I haven't actually ever used a balm in summer yet as I got this around September/October! It's been amazing throughout the winter. Maybe a balm cleanser might be a bit heavy for everyday in summer for normal/oily skin, but using it could be pretty soothing after spending time in the sun and warmer weather too! I'll have to give it a try when the weather warms up and let you know :) x

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  11. I've never tried cleansing balms before and this sounds really interesting! Great review!
    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

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  12. Oooooh been curious about this one...do you have to double cleanse with it?

    Mayah x

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    1. Most of the time I don't need to - it gets rid of my everyday light layer of mineral makeup no problem! It definitely depends on how much makeup you're wearing though, anything heavier usually needs a double cleanse! x

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