Today I am reviewing Skin & Tonic London Mint Steam Clean (£27.00) and Organic Cotton Face Cloth (£3.00). This simple cleansing balm is made with British Thistle, aromatic Eucalyptus and refreshing Spearmint oils to lift dirt and rejuvenate dull, tired skin. It is infused with beeswax, grapeseed oil, thistle oil, borage oil, eucalyptus oil and spearmint. Skin & Tonic London products are cruelty free, handmade in Britain which supports local farmers and producers and the products are preservative free. This Balm smells so good as soon as you open the jar and feels so fresh peppermint.
The packaging of this product is really cute and simple. The balm is quite thick, once you distribute the product it melts into a smooth oil. I have been using this balm since I received it two weeks back. It is easy to use and you need only pea sized amount, a little goes a long way. I take required amount of product in my hand and distribute it between my two hands and then gently apply on my skin. I like to massage it on my skin. Then I use the Organic Cotton Face Cloth with this balm. Soak it in warm water and hold against your face for 1 minute to steam and active the essential oils. Breathe in deep and cleanse away. It feels greasy and oily on skin but it melts down my makeup as well like foundation, concealer, bronzer or powder. You just have to massage with this balm for few seconds and your makeup is gone. However it does not remove my waterproof mascara so for that I use my other cleansers.
This balm is really gentle and have not caused any skin irritation or breakouts. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and clean. This is great everyday cleansing balm. You can also apply this balm on dry lips or dry skin patches for a nourishing, soothing boost. The Cotton Face Cloth is 100% organic and unbleached cotton. It is very gentle on face and perfect for daily use.
You can buy Skin & Tonic London Mint Steam Clean and Scrub Duo from here and get 30% discount on original value £36.00. So you will get Skin & Tonic Clean and Scrub Duo for only £25.20. Enjoy Shopping!
Today I am going to review Merumaya Cleansing Balm – £15.50 which I have been sent very kindly to review on my blog. This balm has been winner of Irish Award 2013 for Best Cleanser. Deep cleansing is most important step of daily skincare routine to firm and tone our mature skin. I like to use cream or gel cleanser in the morning and rich cleansers in the evening. Cleansing balms are very effective at removing makeup. Merumaya Cleansing Balm has some quality active ingredients like Echium Oil providing Omega 3, 6 & 9 to reduce lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and participate in barrier repair. It helps rebuild the hydro lipid film as the skin’s surface and is also anti-irritant, Sucragel that contains Sweet Almond Oil and acts as a wash on moisturizer and leaves a velvety finish while thoroughly cleansing and Mangosteen Fruit Extract is rich in vitamins and polyphenols providing anti-oxidant protection.
The tube is perfect for travelling. I find that having a product in tube makes it more hygienic. Once you flip the lid, delicious fragrance comes out of it. I am really enjoying the floral scent of it. This cleansing balm is rich and silky in texture. I take required amount of product on my palm and then massage it thoroughly into my skin. It melts makeup within few seconds. I like to massage my face with this balm for sometime in circular motion, this product is a joy to use. I use cotton pad to remove the balm and you can also use Merumaya Daily Cleansing cloths. Sometimes I also rinse off with water. Once I add water it turns into milky and I find it very easy to spread and rinse off very easily. This cleansing balm would be suitable for all skin types including oily skin. It removes makeup very well and does not leave greasy or sticky feeling on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and clean. It also hydrates and nourishes my skin.
I love the texture of this balm it is silky and melts quickly, it does not require warming up at all like other solid balms require. It helps to remove all traces of dirt, light and heavy makeup but I find that it does not completely remove my waterproof mascara. Overall this is amazing cleansing balm and would fit in everyone’s budget at just only £15.50.
What do you think about Merumaya Cleansing Balm? Have you tried Merumaya Cleansing Balm? You can buy Merumaya Cleansing Balm from Merumaya Website and John Lewis.
Today I am going to review JustBe Cleansed Eye Makeup Remover(£15) which I have been sent very kindly to review on my blog. I have been using it for past few days and I absolutely love it! This is an award-winning (Beauty Bible Awards) balm that gently melts your makeup, even waterproof mascaras too without irritating eyes. This balm can also be used in the evening as a rich facial cleanser. JustBe handmade Cleansed Eye Makeup Remover is free from alcohol, artificial colours, synthetic fragrances and parabens. This product is infused with some exciting ingredients like Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Geranium Oil and Petitgrain Oil.
A little bit about JustBe…….JustBe is a natural range for the face, body and home. Not only do they smell gorgeous, they are emotionally nourishing and are packed full of therapeutic benefits. All JustBe products are lovingly handmade in Scotland using purely natural ingredients with the soul purpose of making you feel consciously alive. The company’s core values are authenticity, passion and positive intent. JustBe has been developed by Scottish Aromatherapist Gail Bryden to encourage others to simply just be themselves.
JustBe Cleansed Eye Makeup Remover comes in a 30ml pump bottle. The packaging is quite sturdy and very light weight. This small bottle you can easily carry in your handbag. With pump dispenser you can easily get the product out, I don’t prefer tubs as I don’t like dipping my fingers in every time. When you are on the halfway removing makeup and you need more product, you have to clean your fingers first before scooping out product from tub. So thumbs up for the cute packaging. The consistency of this eye makeup remover is like gel but more on thinner and oily side and once you massage lightly, it completely melts to a light oil. I can smell Jojoba oil in it and scent is mild and soothing. JustBe suggests to apply it on damp cotton wool pad and gently press over eyelids for a few seconds before sweeping downwards over lashes. I also tried using with my fingers. Works well both the way.
I take required amount of product on one of my fingers and then lightly massage it on my eyes with finger, it gently melts eye makeup. Once everything melts down I wipe it off with damp cotton wool. It dissolves light makeup on eyes within few seconds like 10 secs and if you are wearing waterproof mascaras it takes 25-30 secs. So it works very fast to remove eye makeup completely. It gets into eyes while I use my fingers to remove makeup but this product is really gentle and have not caused any irritation or burning feeling. I don’t find any traces of makeup on cotton wool when I use toner, so really great product. I also tried this product to remove my light makeup on entire face and it worked perfectly. It leaves my face absolutely cleansed. My skin looks clear and glowing. It does not dry out my skin at all and also does not leave an oily residue on my skin. I have dry skin, after using this makeup remover on all over my face and eyes I find that it keeps my skin well moisturised and nourished. So if you have dry skin, must try out this product. In below picture you can see I have applied eyeliner, waterproof mascara, two eyeshadows, foundation and lipstick. After massaging makeup remover for 25-30 seconds, wiped off with cotton pad and you can see in final result all the makeup completely gone and skin looks so clean. I have not rinsed off my hand with water and still it looks so clean.
Overall this is a lovely dual purpose nourishing cleanser that removes every trace of light and heavy makeup including waterproof mascara and long wearing eyeliner and also gently cleanses the skin. It leaves my skin feeling absolutely clean, smooth and nourished. What do you think about JustBe Cleansed Eye Makeup Remover? Have you tried any JustBe handmade products? Which is your favourite everyday eye makeup remover?
You can buy JustBe Cleansed Eye Makeup Remover from their website here.
Today I am going to review Balance Active Formula Skin Brightening Cream Wash (£ 3.99) which I have been sent very kindly to review on my blog. This cream wash is perfect for visibly brightening and refreshing the skin. This gentle cream wash cleanses and melts away all impurities without over drying your skin. This brightening cream wash is multi-tasking product, it gently cleanses, removes makeup, improve skin clarity, helps brighten tired looking skin and refreshes dull skin. It has been specially formulated with Illumiscin (stabilised Vitamin C), Argan Oil and Salicylic Acid to help brighten and refresh tired looking skin.
Balance Active Formula Skin Brightening Cream Wash comes in a bright orange tube packing with flip black cap. This face wash has a creamy texture and thick consistency that is white in colour. It feels so gentle, fresh and revitalising on the skin. This product is best if you have dry. This cream wash does not lather up and leaves a creamy texture on your face after applying directly. This you have to apply directly on a dry face and massage it in circular motion then rinse off with lukewarm water.
I have been using it since month now but have not noticed that much brightening effect on my skin. I have been using this product mostly in morning and after using it each time I can see my face looks more fresh, clean and bright but I cannot say that since using it for 1 month my skin tone has changed. My face looks more bright immediately after using it but sometime later it looks normal. It also helps to remove any dirt or impurities on skin. This product also claims that it removes makeup. I tested it, it does not remove makeup completely but most of the makeup it removes. I tried using it without using makeup remover to eliminate the eye shadow and powder on my face and after using toner I see faint traces of eye shadow and powder were present on cotton pad.
All in one it is a good skin brightening multi-tasking cream wash and very affordable too at £3.99. You can buy Balance Active Formula Skin Brightening Cream Wash from Beauty & The Bunch here.