The OG of cleansing balms, was once the preferred face wash of every Insta influencer going. But that was 2013. Since then, the formerly-cult cleanse has been lost amongst the wave of high-tech formulas, brand spankers launches and millennial pink packaging.
But ineffectual and redundant, it is not. In fact, with more choice making our purchases more difficult than ever, a return to old school favourites may be exactly what’s needed. And, if the 137 users dropping five-star reviews of the product on Feel Unique are anything to go by, the buttery cleansing balm remains one of the most reliable and luxurious options to melt away every last trace of make-up at the end of the day.
In fact, among its myriad benefits, the cleanser has been credited by commenters with leaving skin feeling “smooth, supple and hydrated,” declared “AMAZING!!!” and relied upon for shrinking pores, stopping breakouts and promoting glow, according to
“This is probably the most amazing thing I have ever used on my face,” says one devotee in the reviews. There’s “no comparison with any other cleanser. At the top of its game” said another.
Glowing praise and – presumably – glowing skin indeed.
A quick look at the ingredients list establishes it as a certifiable cocktail of skin-boosting heavyweights. Moringa seed extract, wild sea fennel and vitamin E all help to balance and purify. Orange, neroli and mandarin extract rejuvenates and jasmine, cedarwood and rose help to recondition for ultra soft, healthy-feeling skin.
Time to dust off its lid, then.