I know the blog has been a little dead for the last few months and I could make up a thousands excuses for that to have happened but the truth is I just didn’t feel like blogging for a long time. Today I woke up with the urge to write a review so here it is, for those who still want to read what i write 🙂
Like all of you know, for me, the most important step in every routine of every skin type is cleansing. Cleansing gels and foams are long gone from my routine, however I still use a very mild non-foaming cleansing gel for my morning cleanse. I think balms and oils cleanse 100 times better and are more gentle to the skin. Today I’ll be talking about the Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm (£37).
It’s one of my favorite cleansing balm and it would have my favorite if it wasn’t for it’s price. Don’t get me wrong I’m all up for spending a few quid in a product if its good, and this one is, but I found one which as equally good and for under a tenner, I’ll talk about in another post 🙂
This balm has a consistent balm-y texture which melts when in contact with skin and it removes everything on the surface of the skin that shouldn’t be there. It doesn’t have the most lovely smell in the world but I’m on those people that doesn’t care about the smell when a product is good, or bad. I use it as a second cleanse after I remove my makeup with a makeup remover (remember that the key for good healthy skin is not on removing makeup with Bioderma and that’s it, after removing makeup you need to give your skin a good ol’ cleanse).
I love the way this balm leaves my skin, calm and squeaky clean and it’s the only balm I trust to cleanse my skin when its acting out and super sensitive, I feel the calmness as soon as I massage this onto my face. Like I said before, the price is a little salty, 37£ but like Caroline Hirons says if you’re willing to spend this amount of money on a pair of shoes or a purse, why not spend it to the one thing that will be with you forever: YOUR FACE!!
If you’d like to give this a try, you can find it here: http://fave.co/1vB0Dhj
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Cocoate, Oleyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerryl Behenate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Camomile) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (German Camomile) Oil, Fusanus Spicatus (Australian Sandalwood) Oil, Limonene* *Natural Essential Oil Contents **Natural Plant Extracts