Cleansing balms seem to be the skincare trend of the year. I’m über loyal to my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, so I haven’t been swayed to try anything new. Until recently. The cult balms (Emma Hardie, Eve Lom, need I say more?) are pretty much all high end and I just can’t bring myself to spend 30 pounds plus on a cleanser. Luckily. Marks and Spencer once again saved the day with their Pure moisture plus miracle balm (£9.50). Pure is one of their in-house brands that offers affordable natural cosmetics. A lot of their body care smells of rose – I love the Moisture plus body cream.
The miracle balm is basically a mix of natural oils such as Argan, shea and sweet almond. Consequently it has a fairly strong scent, but I love it. It is fairly solid but melts between your hands and on your face. I massage this onto my dry face and then take it off with a hot muslin cloth. It leaves my skin feeling clean, soft and nourished. It is definitely a richer product than the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, so I think it is perfect for winter. My skin is normal to combination, not particularly oily but blemish prone.
Have you tried a cleansing balm? Let me know your views.