elemental herbology Purify & Soothe Facial Cleansing Balm – Review

Continuing recent cleanser reviews – I’ve been using this off and on in recent weeks.

The jury is out to be honest. It’s a perfectly lovely balm, very thick and hard to squeeze out of the tube -although to be honest, it’s extremely cold at the moment added to which my bathroom is in the basement and when the heating if off, possibly the coldest room in the house – enough to make any balm like rock.

It’s aimed at ‘mature’ skin – there we go again with the mature word – and contains various extracts of…:

Lipactive Inca Inchi® WO, containing the richest natural source of Omega 3 and
6 in any plant oil improves hydration, leaving skin feeling softer and more
Fresh Cells™ Strawberry rich in minerals helps to gently cleanse and purify
the skin.

Biovera Oil and Marshmallow Extract are ideal for sensitive skin and help to
soothe and soften.
Cocoa Butter moisturises and nourishes.
Bitter Orange Peel helps to gently stimulate cell turnover to brighten the

Argan and Sesame Oils nourish the skin with Essential Fatty Acids and improve
its barrier function, helping to protect against wind, cold and dry air.
Chamomile Essential Oil helps to soothe sensitive skin.

That has been lifted directly from the elemental website – which surprisingly to me from this brand, does not list their ingredients in their entirety. Come on guys, sort it out.

I digress.

I use this as a second cleanse or as a quick cleanse in the morning – I wouldn’t use it for makeup removal. Well, maybe in the summer when the formulation softens?

Alas something for me, is missing. It’s good. It’s not great. It’s not £28.00 for 75ml great.

I’m not disappointed – I’m just not bowled over.

elemental herbology is by and large – a good mid-priced range – and is available from www.elementalherbology.com