The weather has really started to cool down and that means one thing to me – it’s time to switch from gel-based cleansers to something a little more nourishing and there’s nothing I love more than a good balm cleanser. Recently, I discovered this lovely deep hydrating cleanser from Pinks Boutique and I wanted to share my thoughts on it.
What’s to love:
- It makes the skin feel super soft due to the nourishing ingredients and cleans the skin well. It’s also gentle enough to be used twice a day without stripping the skin.
- Love how natural it is and how transparent they are with their ingredients list and where they’re sourced. It’s also soil association certified!
- The UV package protects it from degrading in the sunlight.
- It has a lovely scent to it – not overpowering. Really nice.
- Has a super smooth texture – no graininess or waxiness to it and feels lovely on the skin and leaves it looking glowy.
What’s in it:
Some of the key ingredients are:
- Sunflower seed oil – rich in nutrients and antioxidants and can help with acne, eczema, inflammation, general redness and irritation of the skin
- Shea butter – rich in fatty acids to help the body heal faster
- Sesame seed oil – great antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Coconut oil – naturally antibacterial, antifungal and moisturising.
- Caster seed oil – rich in minerals, vitamins, and essential fatty acids to heal and soothe the skin.
- Calendula officinalis leaf extract – it’s very important in wound healing and can soothe the skin.
Lavender flow oil – antibacterial so can kill bacteria in the pores, along with detoxifying the skin.
- Chamomile oil – it can increase the penetration and effectiveness of other skincare topicals and great as a cleanser.
- Mandarin orange peel oil – uplifting scent
What’s not to love:
- I wouldn’t call this a problem but I personally would not use this to remove makeup. It feels more like a skin cleanser and isn’t as effective at removing makeup as other balm cleansers I’ve used. It doesn’t cause irritation if used round the eyes to remove liquid eyeliner but doesn’t completely remove the product easily. But – this never claims to be a makeup remover and works perfectly as a ‘skin cleanser’ and cleanses the skin from oil and grime very well.
- It is more of a pricey cleanser at £42 so might not suit everyone’s budget.
How to use:
It’s oil based – so massage it in to dry skin and then I find that the best way to remove it is using a muslin cloth – which they supply with the cleanser. It doesn’t leave a waxy feel to the skin, which some do.
This is a lovely cleanser that leaves my skin feeling nourished and glowing beautifully. I love using this as a second cleanse in the evening if I’m wearing makeup or first thing in the morning so my skin has a lovely glow for the day!
This is the deep hydrating cleanser which is more for sensitive/dry skin. You can also get a lighter version which is more for combination skin, along with a lovely anti-ageing cleansing balm.