This little cleanser from Clinique has been on my ‘want to try’ list for ages – it always struck me as a bit of a secret product to me as it didn’t really seem to ever be on display on the counters or talked about all that much. But it’s a real shame as it’s a really lovely product!
The balm is solid, but when you put your fingers into it gently melts into a softer texture. The balm somewhat reminds me of Vaseline in a way, but it is totally different – it doesn’t coat skin or anything in the same way. But in the same solid-liquid way as Vaseline it reminds me of it. A small lump is enough to remove make-up from the whole face. It melts into a balm, almost oil like and literally dissolves make-up before your very eyes.
The addition of a little warm water emulsifies the cleansing balm and make-up is washed away in a milky liquid. This is a great cleanser, especially as the seasons are changing and I find my skin wants a bit more of a pampering cleanser to prevent my skin from getting dry with harsher cleansers.
I find the combo of this, followed by Bioderma – almost like a ‘toner’ type follow up. To remove any last bits of make-up that might be left on the skin. This combo leaves my skin about as clean as is possible!
Clinique available from Debenhams.com