Saturday, 2 November 2013

Skincare: Botanics Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm

Hi beauties, hope you all had a good Halloween whether it was taking the kiddies out or going to a party! I've been using this cleanser for around six weeks now and I've been itching to write this post for you as I absolutely love love LOVE this cleanser. As a lot of you will know, the blogger hype surrounding the Emma Hardie cleansing balm is massive but there was three reasons why I never gave into this hype yet and went on the hunt for a cheaper alternative. 

1. At the moment I couldn't justify the price tag
2. As someone with combination-oily dry and spot prone skin I was a bit skeptical even trying any sort of oily balm as years of acne products left my skin sensitive...and truth be told I hadn't heard of a cleansing balm before, I'd always just use face washes or cleansing milks
3. After reading Caroline Hirons (Skincare blogger guru) I noticed some of her readers stating they had recently purchased a new Emma Hardie pot and it broke them out and Hirons thinks the ingredients might have changed.

So I went on the hunt for a cheaper alternative and spotted this one in Boots. I loved the fact it stated on the front it was also 97% organic with nourishing rose hip. 




From first use as I had never used a cleansing balm before it did feel very oily on my skin, but I just massaged it in then rinsed it off with a warm flannel and kind of buff it off with a light touch. Every time I use it my skin instantly feels deeply cleansed and this is so moisturising and soothing too. I used to have a few really bad flaky dry patches on my cheeks and nose and this has took them away no problem. I sometimes apply the balm on my face with makeup to remove all my makeup and then follow with a milky cleanser or take my makeup off with micellar water first then use this to deeply cleanse before applying my serums and moisturisers. This is also great for removing eye makeup and removes my mascara effectively without irritating my eyes.

This pot is 70ml and is only £6.99 at Boots which I think is an incredible price for how impressed I've been with it. I've been using a little amount every morning and night for about 6 weeks and still have a third left. It leaves my face feeling baby smooth. I had never tried Boots Botanics range before and I've been that impressed with this I've since bought the organic toner spray and will no doubt start adding more of this Skincare to my collection. I've already got my eye on the Organic Facial Oil until I can afford the Estée Lauder night serum.

Have you tried anything from this range? Do you recommend a certain product? Let me know!

Love Kayleigh xx



18 comments:

  1. sounds really good! I've never used any Botanics skincare products either. Must take a look next time I'm in Boots x

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  2. I was just checking this out in Target today... almost bought it... maybe I'll go back for it now that I've read this.

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  3. I used mine up a few months ago and I loved it! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  4. I've never heard of/tried Boots Botanics range before since we don't have a Boots in Australia, lol. It sounds like an amazing balm. I'm actually super curious on cleansing balms though since as a girl with oily, acne prone skin it just seems like a strange concept to be putting oily products on my skin. Might actually give one a go though.

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  6. I've never tried this, but I'm quite intrigued now. Ahhh so bad that payday has just been... I know where I'll be tomorrow... shopping! :) x
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  7. I've never seen this in Boots so glad I clicked on your post, i really want to try this.
    Thanks for sharing :) xx
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  8. Great blog post, I'm really interested to test that out now!
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  16. This balm sounds absolutely lovely!

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  17. Good to hear that it works so well, and on a budget! I think I would be worried about the oily element to it, but maybe I'll give it a go now?

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it and love to hear from everyone. I read each and every one and will try and reply as soon as I can.
Love Kayleigh xxx

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