I was kindly gifted this by Elemis and am halfway through the jar but would absolutely buy this to replace when finished as I have become slightly addicted. I don’t use it everyday, just when I feel slightly more dehydrated, and if I am honest I have never really been a lover of balm cleansers. This has changed my opinion altogether. I love the texture, smell, consistency, the way it feels on my skin and the way my skin feels and looks when I have removed it, kind of polished and super smooth.
What is essential for me with any balm or oil cleanse is that it emulsifies. It is vital to be able to remove and not leave a residue behind. This gorgeous, unctuous balm feels like buttery wax and emulsifies with water into a milky, hydrating lotion that you remove with the hot cloth and leaves skin comfortable, deep cleansed and nourished. I also take the time to do some facial massage at this point, focusing on the tension around the jaw and under the cheek bones. This not only boost micro-circulation but can lift a tired face.
Key Ingredients of Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
Mimosa and Rose waxes, UK Starflower Oil, UK Elderberry Seed Oil, UK Optimega™ Oil, Coconut, Shea, Sweet Almond Oil, Padina Pavonica, Vitamin E.
As you can see it is packed with so many beneficial ingredients and is an extremely effective cleanser, itliterally melts make-up away. Just make sure you have plenty of cloths as leaving a damp one around will harbour bacteria.
One lovely element of this balm is that it can double up as nourishing mask. I have used it as a mask on a few occasions, especially the morning after a night out or getting your skin ready for a special occasion. Leave it on for 15-20 mins, have a warm bath and remove with a hot cloth. Simple. I love products that can have dual purpose.
If you’re looking for a new balm cleanser, then I highly recommend this one as it’s a blissful, sensory skin treat. Buy online from Elemis.com