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Balmology Neroli & Sweet Basil Cleansing Balm Review

Hi I’m Leanne and i am addicted to buying cleansers….
As you guys know buying cleansers is an addiction of mine. I get very excited to try new products and see the effects it has on my skin. My favorite type of cleanser is balms, or thick creams that you can really massage in the skin and wipe off with a clean flannel. Some of my top cleansers are Liz Earl, Emma Hardie, Merumaya and Elemis Pro collagen cleansing balm. I have a new one to add to the list. 
Balmology Neroli & Sweet Basil Cleansing Balm. Lets talk about this is detail…..
OrderingIt was really to order on their website, i payed via paypal and had a lovely personal email from the team advising when they will dispatch the product. It arrived the very next day. So impressed! 
£21.00 For 50g
PackagingThe cleanser came in a brown box with lovely pink tissue paper and the product tucked inside. The Tub of cleanser is frosted, which i really like. It is a glass pot with a metal lid. Its is really simple packaging which is easy on the eye! the tub is 50g of product
Product100% natural –  It is really similar in texture and smell to the Emma Hardie Cleanser although i do prefer the scent of Balmology cleanser a little more! It is the same yellowy colour and a similar texture which is great! I usually scoup out about a little product and rub onto both hands to apply evenly to the skin. I concentrate on my eye area as this is the most stubborn makeup to remove. I massage the product into the skin for a few minutes and remove with a warm damp flannel. For me i find it removes my make up easily but i have read other reviews where it has not been so successful on the mascara removal, if that is the case for you just use an eye make up remover before. 
I tend to use this as a evening cleanser as i prefer something a little lighter for the mornings, I have used it in the morning too but i find it a little heavy for me. 
Ingredients list:
Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) oil, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) oil, Ricinus communis (castor) oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Cera alba (beeswax), Tocopherol, Citrus aurantium var. amara. (neroli), Citrus reticulata (mandarin), Ocimum basilicum (sweet basil). Naturally occurring in essential oils: citral, citronellol, eugenol, farnesol, geraniol, limonene, linalool.
End resultAfter using the cleanser for a few weeks my skin has been feeling a lot less dry in areas and really, really soft. 
I would highly recommend this product for most people, it is a little pricey at £21.00 for 50g,  but as i have said previously it is 100% natural so sometimes it doesn’t hurt to spend a little extra on your skin!! 
I have also added a little text from The Balmology website as i think it is a really common question that most people will find interesting! 

Q&A from the Balmology Site.

I have oily/combination skin – should I really be using oil-based skincare products?

Absolutely! One of the biggest myths is that oil-based products clog the your pores and result in greasy blemished skin. In fact quite the opposite is true – plant oils actually have the ability to balance the skins natural oil production, decongest and calm any outbreaks. Many nourishing plant oils are incredibly similar to the oil that our own skin produces (sebum) and therefore very easily absorbed and making our skin less likely to overproduce oil. This is particularly important when cleansing as excessive oil production is often exasperated by the use of harsh detergent based cleansers, which strip the skins natural oils, causing it simply to produce more!

I Could not agree with the above statement more! I got told years ago to use foaming cleansers for oily skin, they just made my skin tight and itchy which is never good! Since experimenting with Plant oil based products my skin has been so much clearer and balanced! 

Have you tried Any of the Balmology Cleansing balms?

X Leanne X

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