Hello my lovelies,
As you will know from my previous blog posts, I believe skincare is a very important part of beauty. Good skin is hard to come buy and I am forever picking up products to attempt to enhance my skin and for it to be the best it can be. More recently, I have been investing a little bit more money into my skincare to see what is out there.
Estee Lauder is a brand I am still delving into and testing out both their skincare and makeup. Everything I have tried from them I have loved so it means that I always go back for more. Recently I wanted to try out cleansing balms, I had seen a lot out on the market and I thought it was about time I tried one. I thought as I’m wanting to try more Estee Lauder products out this the perfect opportunity.
As you can see it is a very simple design when it comes to packaging which actually I quite like – this is definitely something you could have sitting in your bathroom or dressing table and it looking good. When I first opened it I thought – is that it? I thought I would have to use a lot and for the amount I paid I wouldn’t be getting a lot for my money.
I first tried this with a full face of make up on, I wanted to compare this to other cleansers that I have and the best way to do this is with makeup. When I picked some up and applied it onto my face I felt very strange it was a completely different texture to what I had ever used before. It was extremely oily and actually felt blooming lovely. I’d never tried any oil based products before for my face so this was a completely new experience. I didn’t feel that I needed a lot of this either because with the heat of your hands it became oily and therefore easy to spread over my skin.
I was disappointed though – when it came to removing my eye makeup it struggled, a lot. It actually came to the point where my eyes were stinging which resulted in me giving up. Although my skin felt clean my make up was not fully removed and after this day I stopped using it for a long time.
However, as a blogger I read an awful lot of other peoples lovely posts and I heard a lot about this ‘double cleanse’ routine. This basically means you use a cleanser to remove your make up like usual and then you go in with the same or a different cleanser to actually clean your face. At first I used to think my first cleanse should be cleaning and doing good things to my skin why do I need to do the process again? Well actually, you do. All the first cleanse does it remove the top layer of dirt on your face, the second cleanse is where you actually go deeper into your skin to remove impurities and to clean it out. Make sense?
This is where I fell in love with this product, as a second cleanser. As this is oil based it sinks into the skin and is able to pull out everything you don’t want and replace it with goodness. My skin has never felt so good after cleansing, I was so impressed by it. I must admit double cleansing isn’t something I do on a daily basis – I seriously don’t have the time or effort to do this. But, when my skin needs some TLC or I want a bit of a pamper this is a product that is always included in my routine. It is a little pricey at £37.00 see here but actually I think it is worth it.
I would love to try more cleansing balms to actually find one that may actually take my make up off with ease though – do you guys have any recommendations of products I should try out?
Also let me know if you have tried this balm and how it worked for you – I’d love to know whether you had the same or a different experience to me.