Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Review || Boots Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm

Hey lovelies.  I have a little review for you all today.  After reading so many blogs raving about cleansing balms, with REN's No1 Purity Cleansing Balm (£23.00) and Emma Hardie's Moringa Cleansing Balm (£34.00) being top of the lists.. I decided I needed to try one!  However, given the two price tags, I really didn't feel I could spend that much on something I was just wanting to try out.  So I was in the market for a cheaper alternative when this little beauty caught my eye!  Especially as it is a fraction of the price of the others, and it was actually on offer at the time aswell which was a bonus (£5.99 instead of £8.99).  Boot's have really stepped up the mark when they rebranded their Botanics range.  I'd already given a rave review of their All Bright Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (here) and now this.




Apologies for the poor quality photos, my camera was having a mare trying to focus! Grr

The Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm (70ml) comes in a white tub and also includes a white muslin cloth.  The product itself is quite highly scented with rosehip which I like, and is really quite hard upon first contact but soon breaks down into a smooth balm which is easily massaged into the skin.  The instructions are to massage in upward motions into the face and neck, then to first use the warm muslin cloth as a compress to draw out any impurities, followed by gentle rubbing the cloth in circular motions to remove the rest of the balm.  You are then advised to run the cloth under cold water and pat onto the skin to close the pores.  This technique works really well for me and I really feel as though it cleans the skin very well.  I do use the muslin cloth it comes with, but obviously to avoid any breakouts I use fresh one's regularly.

I have to say I have honestly noticed a difference after using this balm.  I don't use it on a morning just because I tend to be rushing around after my 1 year old so I do a quick wash with my cleansing gel, but I do use this every night after my cleansing gel so it's like a double cleanse to remove the day's gunk (lol, lovely).  It leaves my skin feeling SO soft, (honestly like nothing I've ever tried), and it seems to have reduced my sensitive skin and blemishes around my nose. Wooo.

All in all, I'm really pleased I found this and unless another one catches my eye I will definitely be repurchasing this.  I think it will last quite a long time as I've been using it for almost 2 weeks now and it hardly has a dent in it.

Have you tried this cleansing balm?  Are there any high street cleansing balms out there you would recommend?

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