You may say the world does not need more cleansing balms. I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong.
*YOU MAY WANT TO READ QUICKLY - I just found out this is on a two for one. See below!
What is it?
'Temple Spa In The Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt contains beads that gently exfoliate the skin leaving it looking radiant before melting to release deeply cleansing ingredients'.
Who is it for?
Dry/dehydrated - first am cleanse and second pm cleanse
Other skin types - pm massage stage
What’s in it?
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Geraniol, d-limonene, Linalool
Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
essential oils - it smells more of the basil than the others
Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?
I assume natural, they don't seem to make organic claims, and vegan.
Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
No/Unknown (but I don't think so)
What's not in it?
Shea butter - making it an option for acnaic, but it's built for dry/dehydrated.
How do you use it?/Where to use in your routine?
Apply a small amount - around 5-10p size. 8p size! ;)
Massage throughout the face in sweeping up and down movements. Think Madonna in the Vogue video, no circles.
What’s good about it?
You only need a teeny bit of this to get good massage, which is what I'm primarily concerned with when using this. It smells very 'spa', so if you want unscented, this is not for you. It gives great grip, and is the closest I would probably get to a scrub, the fatty beads in this dissolving upon application and massage.
Remember when massaging: Less is more. GRIP NOT SLIP.
Massage well, remove with a warm flannel - you will probably need three goes with the flannel. If you feel any residue afterwards, you haven't taken it off properly. Your skin should feel soft, smooth and comfortable.
What’s not so good about it?
Not much, perhaps the smell for some, but I like.
You don't need this if:
You have really active acne.
You already have a good massage cleansing balm.
You need this if:
You have dry/dehydrated/dull/mature skin that needs oopmh.
You don't have a good massage cleansing balm.
You don't like acids and need to exfoliate without scrubbing your face off.
Champneys Super Rich Cleansing Balm (which I think is discontinued now)
The Deep Cleansing Melt is £28.00 for 60ml and available from Templespa.com and at the time of publishing is on a TWO FOR ONE!
(I have not forewarned the brand about this post. I don't know how much stock they have or how long they will keep the promotion open.)
It's also available from VictoriaHealth.com if they sell out.
£28.00 for 120ml. SCORE.
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