I have quite the obsession with cleansing balms. I think they are probably my most hoarded beauty product. I have had Botanicals Rose & Camellia Cleansing Melt in my stash for a while, so my review is long over due.
Botanicals are a brand that I have a huge amount of respect for. Their aim is simple, to produce products as close to nature as possible, and they do this very well indeed. I always feel that they make very high quality products at very affordable prices. There is always the peace of mind that Botanicals are certified by the Soil Association.
Rose & Camellia Cleansing Melt has a slightly softer texture than many balms. It has a rich and concentrated formula, despite it's simple ingredient list. Botanicals use a base of shea butter, virgin coconut oil, which makes it feel so luxurious. The full ingredients list is on the website, and you can read that here. A pea sized amount really is all that is needed as a little goes such a long way. It melts easily on contact with the skin, but doesn't become so fluid that it gets everywhere. I love spending a few moments massaging this into my skin and then using a hot flannel to take it off.
The cleansing melt suits my dry skin type perfectly, for those with combination or oilier skin types there is a Mandarin & Chamomile version too. It dissolves and gently lifts makeup and just leaves my skin bright and healthy looking. My skin feels thoroughly nourished after using this. What more could a girl ask for?
I absolutely love the Rose & Camellia Cleansing Melt and can't recommend it highly enough, I will be very sad when I finish my jar. The facial serum is wonderful too and is also on my wish list.