Face Scrub/Peeling/Exfoliator

Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm Review

If you are a regular reader, you know that I try to feature a lot of cleansing balms and melting cleansers. I find that these work the best for very dry and sensitive skin. And if  you have a similar skin  type – hopefully  find those posts helpful. Here is the first round-up of such cleansers, and there will be a second one with time.

Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm review rave

Today I want to share about  the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm, which was featured in my February favourites. And it is definitely one of the best cleansers I have ever used.

Why is it so good?

Since it is oil based (camellia, kukui nut and rosehip oils with cocoa, mango and shea butters, English camomile and red mandarin essential oils) – it doesn’t leave the skin feeling dried out or tight and you don’t get that I-need-to-put-on-a-moisturizer-immediately feeling.  In fact, it’s the opposite, the skin is nourished, moisturized, smooth and soft.

This cleanser contains

Clarins Multi-Active Jour Cream Review

Considering that I have already written about Clarins twice this week, and the fact that they are adding an eye cream to the Multi-Active line, it seemed like a good idea to publish the feature which was in my drafts for several months already. And we are talking about Clarins  New Multi-Active Day cream for all skin types.

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I am a big fan of Clarins creams, especially the HydraQuench (I’ve been buying that range for years), and also the Daily Energizer which I’ve had more than once, as well, so I was happy to get a sample of the latest launch, 46 weeks ago (according to my Instagram, ahem). But it is better late than never, right? Plus, now I have a better impression, as I have already used the cream up, as you can tell from the photos.

According to the brand, Multi-Active Day cream  “prevents and visibly corrects the appearance of fine lines thanks to new Myrothamnus extract. The new extract minimises the impact of daily stress to help keep skin smooth and radiant. With technology powered by plant extracts and the latest breakthroughs in botanical research, these treatments visibly diminish the first signs of ageing, restore radiance, hydrate and maintain younger looking skin.”

My first impression is that it is a

Clarins Cleansers Round Up

The other day I was  going through my drafts for Makeup4all, and I was shocked that some of them are from 2009…And the one that caught my attention was this round-up of Clarins cleansers (you can read more details by clicking the “review” links).

Back in 2014 I have posted part I of toners suitable for my skin type (dry and sensitive), and promised to share about the cleansers. So it is better late than never, right?

Clarins French Skincare Cleansers Review Makeup4all

Here we go:

 Pure Melt Cleansing Gel (review)

This is probably my favourite cleanser from Clarins, it smalls amazing, works great for  massaging the face and turns into milk after you mix it with water.

Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel (review)

The most

Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood Review

I’ve used up  Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm  till the very last drop, so it is about time I write about it.

This cleanser is a cult product in the industry, and rightly so. First of all, as the name suggests, it smells absolutely incredible, there is something soothing and relaxing about using it at the end of the day, it is like a well deserved “me time”. The scent is divine thanks to Marula Oil, Sage, Ylang Ylang and Rosewood Essential Oils. It is truly therapeutic, especially with our hectic schedules.

I also love the cleansing properties and how soft it makes my skin feel. While I never remove my eye makeup with this type of cleansers, I find that it does the job of

Makeup4all Recommends: OMOROVICZA Illuminating Moisturiser

Omorovicza is as luxurious as it gets. I am a big fan of the brand in general, and especially of this cream.

I discovered it two winters ago when nothing would help my skin at all. Then I’ve decided to try a little sachet I was given with one of my purchases, and couldn’t believe what happened. My skin was literally transformed. From dull and extremely dry skin, with some rough patches, it was the “dream skin”.

I have now used up two bottles of this, and with it being priced at £87, it definitely says how much I rate it. It may be the best moisturiser I have ever used.

It comes in a glass bottle with a pump which is chic and hygienic. The formula is not heavy but yet very effective (vitamin C and E, Hungarian Thermal Water, among other things). I am also a fan of the herbal scent, it is not heavy or heady but just