This review is so overdue that it's borderline embarrassing. Merumaya launched just over a year ago and is the brainchild of Maleka Dattu, a force in the industry and a woman who many, many years ago interviewed me for a job - I didn't get it,
how rude quite rightly.
The range is perfect for those looking for good results without a high price tag, incorporating proven ingredients with a signature ingredient, RevitElix and a lovely, distinctive signature fragrance.
RevitElix is Echium oil (derived from borage) and full of omegas - crucial for barrier repair and especially important at this time of year when your skin is flashing through hot and cold extremes of temperature.
CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, AQUA (WATER), SUCROSE LAURATE, GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE, ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, SUCROSE PALMITATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SUCROSE COCOATE, SUCROSE STEARATE, CITRONELLOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GARCINIA MANGOSTANA FRUIT EXTRACT, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CHLORPHENESIN, TETRASODIUM EDTA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, HEXYLENE GLYCOL.
Suitable for all skin types and all ages - I use this and would be equally happy with my 12 year old daughter using it. There is no reason to avoid this if you are acnaic or alternatively suffer from eczema/psoriasis. It is extremely gentle and leaves no greasy residue on the skin.
If you like products that you can splash off, this will emulsify and is therefore a major point of difference compared to some balm cleansers - theoretically giving you the best of both worlds.
Equally: if, like me, you prefer to use a cloth to remove, it lifts away easily while also giving great massage resistance.
The cherry on the top is the pricepoint:
Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm is £14.50 for 100ml and available on www.merumaya.com and in John Lewis stores.