Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm

Apologies for the lack of posts. My NY business trip ended in food poisoning which made the jet lag worse which meant I was asleep forever when I returned – blah blah blah. I’m back now. Albeit feeling delicate.

Cracking on with the promised reviews of pretty much every cleanser I have in my possession – first up is Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm (middle, above). I had planned to go alphabetical – and I’ve already done Alpha H.

What is it?

‘A gentle yet effective balm to wipe away impurities and make-up, resulting in a clean, smooth and fresh complexion. A caring blend of Omega rich oils ensure that your skin is cleansed and hydrated, while liquorice and camomile leave your skin feeling calm and soothed.’

What’s in it?


Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Cocoate, Oleyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerryl Behenate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Camomile) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (German Camomile) Oil, Fusanus Spicatus (Australian Sandalwood) Oil, Limonene* *Natural Essential Oil Contents **Natural Plant Extracts


Who is it for?

All skin types including sensitive.

What’s good about it?

This is a lovely balm.

  • Very gentle
  • Not abrasive
  • Very emollient
  • Smells lovely
  • Leaves skin soft, not at all dry

What’s bad about it?

Nothing really. It’s not great with eye makeup (on me) so I tend to use this after a pre-cleanse oil or first cleanse, but others say it’s fine for their eye makeup.

How much is it?

Currently reduced from £36.00 to £27.00 on