Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm* – c/o Balance Me // £20

With cleansing balms being all the rage recently and the Emma Hardie Moringa Balm being a bloggers favourite, I was ready to roll when I got the chance to try out this Balance Me product. The Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm* is aimed at dry/sensitive skin to help boost your ‘skin’s natural radiance’. Packed with a mix of essential anti-oxidants and other goodness to help cleanse and remove make-up and oatmeal to smooth away dead skin cells, this felt like a two-in-one product. Oh, and it’s 100% natural!

It was my first time using a balm so I was curious of how it would work and affect my skin. Upon application, the first thing I noticed was the scent, really natural yet quite overwhelming. When I began working the product on to my dry face, I could really feel the oatmeal working it’s magic and removing my dead/dry skin; But thankfully, it wasn’t harsh at all. After adding water and continuing to massage it in, I experienced something strange – The product melted in to an oil and made my face feel heavenly. I rinsed it off with clean water, patted my face dry and felt fresh as a daisy!

I’ve used this every three days for a couple of weeks and I’ve seen a clear improvement in the texture of my skin. This could be a mix of other factors too – but I believe I can give this some of the credit. Due to the oatmeal removing my dry skin, my face has certainly felt smoother. I also love how the product is packaged, as you don’t need to dig your fingers into a pot – very hygienic! The only thing that puts me off is the scent, however it’s something I can overlook!

What kind of cleansers do you like to use? Have you failed to resist the hype of cleansing balms? Please let me know in the comments below – I love hearing about skincare! Don’t forget to vote in the Cosmo Blog Awards – I’m in the ‘Best New Beauty Blog’ category!

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*This product was sent to me free of charge & for my consideration. All opinions are honest & completely my own.

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