Monday, 21 July 2014

Botanics Organic Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm Review

I told you there would be more Botanics reviews coming your way - and I wasn't lying!
 I've delved into the world of cleansing balms this week after wanting to try one out for months!
I've seen so many blog posts on different cleansing balms and oils and as I'm currently trying to try more out in the way of skincare I thought this hot cloth cleansing balm from Botanics was a great place to start.
For years I've used Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish to remove my make-up and cleanse my face and up until recently it had become a bit of a safety blanket.
 I wouldn't give anything else a go as I didn't think it would live up to my high standards, until a couple of months ago when I was running low on both c&p and funds ("help me, I'm poor") so decided to try out No7's version and loved it!

Anyway I've digressed a bit there..... this is a new type of product for me, I've never used such a thing as a cleansing balm.
To be honest when I opened it up I was a little surprised, for some reason I was expecting a cream or white sort of product but instead I was faced with a hard yellowy balm - why I didn't think it would be balm-like when it's called a balm, I will never know! (duh!)

This stuff smells amazing - it is 97% organic and I really think you can tell that in the scent. It does remind me slightly of Liz Earle products actually and I love it! Super soothing and calming which is definitely what you want at the end of a long, hard day!
Once you pop your hand into the product and apply some heat/movement it melts straight away giving you a fantastic cleanser.

Rubbing onto dry skin it stuff doesn't take long to lift all my make-up and with a quick swipe of the warm damp muslin cloth my face is clear and make-up free (such a good feeling..... along with the removal of my bra!)
The only problem I've had is it making my vision a little blurry after use, although it's probably my fault for putting too much around my eyes to remove the layers and layers of mascara I stupidly use!

This stuff is a Boots product so you can buy it in Boots and Boots only! It has taken the place of the hot cloth cleansers in my life for now and I am so happy I gave it a go!

Do you recommend any cleansers?
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  1. I NEED to try a cleanser in this form I am crying out for a hot cloth cleanse they sound amazing xxx

  2. I think I'm the only person in the world who's never used C&P or anything similar. I'm really a cotton wool and cleanser kind of girl when it comes to removing make up.

    I'd probably give something like this a chance instead of my facial wash that I use in the shower though. Is it suitable for all skin types do you think?


  3. I have been seeing so much buzz lately about cleansing balms - mostly more expensive ones like the supposedly fab (I say supposedly because I've never tried it) Clinique Take the Day Off, etc. I have been wanting to try one for agesss. I think this is a good one to try for starters because it is cheaper and it seems lovely! There are no Boots stores here - womp, womp - but there is a Boots Organics counter at my local supermarket so I can see if this beaut landed into their small selection and give it a go. Love your blog! xx


  4. Will have to try this one because I love cleansing balms & have tried a good number of them, but not this one!

  5. Oww this sounds lovely!
    I like the sound of hot clothes sounds some therapeutic!
    xo Holly xo


  6. wow this does sound good. i might have to try it now!

    emily xx

  7. Tried this myself and wasn't a fan, but I love your review of it! :) xx

  8. I've tried this but I find that it is a little too oily/balmy for my liking, glad you like it though. Just shows how different products work for different people!

    Hattie Constance

    Project Rattlebag xx

  9. I love Liz Earles stuff, but you're right - not cheap, so this might be a fab alternative to have in rotation!!

    Thanks hun!


  10. Whatttt, I love Botanics and practically have their entire range, yet I didn't know this existed?! I feel a stock up tomorrow on my lunchtime Boots visit!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  11. I had this awhile back, the tub lasts ages! I found that it left a little oily residue on my face, not a huge issue though since I usually double cleanse. I've moved onto trying cleansing oils now - they are soooo good! xx

  12. Elemis cleansing balm = THE DON : )


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