I suppose that this is the cleansing balm of the blogging world. I know you have heard everyone and their mother talking about it! Why the hype though? I would imagine the reason this is such a hit is that it checks ALL the boxes. Some balms don't rinse clean, some don't smell luxurious, etc. This one does.
Y'all, I love this. This could almost be a balm to end all balms. It's dense, it melts into the skin, smells beautiful, obliterates makeup, soothes the skin, and gives you gorgeous glow. The texture is almost a solid Vaseline, but not in a gross sticky kind of way. It's quite dense, but melts really easily. We've all tried balms that were too solid and felt like trying to rub a chunk of potato (not sure where that association comes from) across the skin.
Here's another thing I love: they give you a cloth. And it's a good cloth. It's dual sided, so one is microfiber and the other is muslin. It feels really high quality and helps make the price tag easier to swallow.
If you love the smell of neroli or orange blossom, you'll love this. It almost smells like Jo Malone Orange Blossom, but not the point where the scent is so strong that it would make your eyes itch. Hopefully.
I like the ingredients. It's super rich in conditioning oils, essential oils, and fatty acids. It's quite replenishing for the skin in my experience.
Claims: Award winning Moringa Cleansing Balm is a balanced daily cleanser that thoroughly cleanse deep in the pores, moisturises and calms all skin types. Grape Seed Oil and Sweet Almond Oil rich in essential fatty acids help to plump and soften. Moringa seed extract, Wild Sea Fennel and Vitamin E balance, purify and help to minimise the appearance of open pores. Essential oils of Orange, Neroli and Mandarin rejuvenate and revitalise the skin whilst calming the senses. Jasmine and Rose help to recondition dull, dry, dehydrated and mature skins. Removes all traces of face and eye make-up and is so pure it doubles as a soothing and hydrating mask if left on the skin for ten minutes
Ingredients: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil,
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Beeswax, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Sorbitan Stearate, Palmitic/Stearic Triglycerides, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Silica, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Aqua (Water), Lecithin, Linalool, Butylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl PCA, Menthyl PCA, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Disodium Phosphate, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Geraniol, Citral.
The fact that this is rich in grape seed oil means that it actually has a strong potential to purify oilier skins. Grape seed is harmonizing, so you'll never get a film leftover after removing this. Note the immense amount of citrus ingredients. If you know your skin tends to be hyper sensitive, I would patch test this before slathering it on your face. If my skin is sensitized by a strong acid or potent retinol, this isn't always something I reach for. If my skin needs some TLC, replenishment, nourishment, or bit of revival, you can bet that I'm pretty much bathing in it.
PS: This is a fabulous cleanser to use if you tend to be a fan of facial massage.
*Note: If you live in the US, I would recommend buying it through Amazon. That's where I got mine!