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