Why Should You Double Cleanse? Balm Cleansers Try and Tested
Balm Cleansers – I introduced this step into my night time routine about 3 years ago. I cannot stress enough how my skin has benefited from using a Balm cleanser, and that if you wear makeup day to day then doing a double cleanse at night is a MUST.
Why use Balm Cleansers? If you wear makeup and just washed your face once, nine times out of ten your skin will still have makeup residue left on the skin. Reason being is that makeup now is super long wearing. You have your 24 hour foundations, and primers that could last for a lot longer. With this in mind it would be a good idea to maybe introduce a balm cleanser into your night time routine, as you will really see a difference in your skins texture and overall radiance. These are the five that I have been using over the last few years and two in particular I have used over and over again.
Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm £47
This by far is a Superior product with a hefty price tag to match! There is nothing that this balm cant shift with a cocktail of essential oils, removes makeup effortlessly and smells very restful. I felt instantly relaxed and that my skin was getting a real treat, but this is taking off my makeup, do you really want to spend that much on a product that is just going down the plug hole? I wouldn’t purchase this again only because of the price tag. Save your money.
Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm £18
This balm cleanser for me is a nice middle of the road. This is a balm to oil. Its creamy in texture, rich in Almond oil, shea butter, and vitamin E and is really giving the skin all it needs. It takes off stubborn waterproof mascara with ease and I found my heavy coverage foundation broke down well. Its a nice one to start with in my opinion, and is at a good price point too.You wont be disappointed.
Clinique Take the day off £24
This Balm Cleanser transforms from a solid Balm to a oil, so waterproof mascara better be afraid as it cuts through, no problem. I have bought this 3 times but to be honest I have used my Boots points the last two times to purchase it. Had I been paying full price maybe I wouldn’t of got it again, but it does do exactly what it says on the tin and is a really nice product.
Ponds Cold Cream £3.25
I have it on good authority and by saying that I mean my mum! that Kylie Minogue uses this product. This by far the cheapest of them all but by no means cheap in standards on how the cream performs. It has a thick consistency, feels very cold on the skin and removes makeup well, although tackling waterproof mascara did not come off as easily as others. If you don’t wear waterproof mascara then it would be ideal cheaper alternative.
I have bought this one multiple times, which I think speaks volumes. To be fair if its good enough for Kylie then its good enough me!
Pixi and Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse £24
When I first received this product I was excited to use it as I had used previously Pixi Nourishing Balm cleanser and found it to be amazing. I had high hopes. Unfortunately for me this product fell flat on its face for me. It has two parts, one luxurious cream cleanser and the other a solid balm which turns to oil. The solid balm removes eye makeup and does break down heavy makeup. Its the cream cleanser that bugs me as it doesn’t feel that luxurious. The packaging is annoying when you take it travelling. The cream cleanser migrates over to the solid balm and becomes a mess. I believe that this has been rectified in the latest models but I am not aware to what effect. In my opinion this is not a product I would purchase again.
If you can introduce a balm cleanser into your routine then the winners for me is the Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm if you wear waterproof mascara or Ponds cold cream for those who do not. I hope that gave you an insight on why you should double cleanse and what product would be best for you.
Look out for next week on my review on Cleansers.
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