I’m definitely not the first or the last reviewer of this product. It’s achieved a cult status among bloggers from myriad backgrounds. And I’m here to add my two cents to the rave & rant. Being in USA, I had to purchase this online ($66) however due to very high demand I had to wait till it was back in stock.
Finally the much awaited moment came, and the first thing I do is take a nice deep breath sniffing the pot of goodness! Lush is all I can say, although there may be a possibility that this scent ain’t for all. I take a clean spatula and smear the balm all over my face. Good Lord, it smells awesome and just melts my makeup (yes Revlon Colorstay I’m talking about you). I kept massaging it in my face until I had a sensory overload. Then soaked flannel/face cloth/wash cloth (whatever you refer it in your respective country) in warm water and let it rest on my face. Emma Hardie has her own Cleasing Cloth, which has flannel texture on one side and smooth texture on another. With extreme paranoia of using anything white, I’ve yet to try her cleansing cloth.
After a long day, nothing comes close to a state of tranquility and relaxation as this step. The epilogue of warm flannel steam mixing with the balm’s scent is Nirvana (technical term:aromatherapy of sorts.
It left my skin soft, supple, clean, no uncomfortable stretched feeling. Subsequently followed by another cleanser (part of my 2 step cleansing process).
This indulgence is blatantly blamed on and enabled by Mrs. Caroline Hirons.
The balm is marketed not only as cleanser but also as rescue balm, mask. Now I haven’t tried it as rescue balm however smeared it all over my face as mask and continued doing my laundry (30 mins)! Once again I took it off with warm flannel and it left my skin soft as baby’s bottom and calmed some redness on my face. Personally I think I can justify the price with its multipurpose properties but certainly not an everyday indulgence for me.
Have you used it? What are your thoughts?