Cleansing balms are one product I love to use for makeup removal. I just love how the melt down my makeup for easy and quick removal. I tried Emma Hardie’s Moringa Cleaning Balm years ago, and fell in love, however it is pricey, so when Carly from Live Lavishly recommended this cleansing balm, I figured it would be a good one. Even more so because it sold out multiple times and was difficult to get a hold of.
I haven’t had the best luck with No.7 skincare in the past, a lot of it hasn’t agreed with my skin, so I was a little apprehensive about trying this, but I fully trust Carly’s recommendations and so I knew this was one product I simply had to try.
As you can see, the balm comes in a gorgeous lilac tub, which I’ve since re-used. I love tubs like this because they’re super handy to just clean out and use for decanting body lotions etc. when they are nearing the end and are difficult to get out of the bottles they are in. It’s quite a sturdy tub, too, a lot I find can be flimsy, but this isn’t. And I love the colour, it’s so pretty.
The balm itself is solid in the tub, which I like, at least there is no chance of it spilling should the tub end up on its side. A tiny bit of this is all you need because it turns into a nice oil and spreads far. Less is definitely more with this product.
I take a pea-sized amount and that’s enough for my entire face, and eye makeup. I always wear eyeshadow and mascara, and this breaks them down quickly and easily for easy removal. I don’t need to rub hard around my eye area to break down my mascara or any waterproof products I may be wearing. I then take a soft cloth and just wipe everything away before going in for a second cleanse.
In the above photo you can see how the balm has turned into an oil once massaged into the skin. Despite turning into an oil, it doens’t feel thick, uncomfortable or greasy. Once wiped away, there is no residue or film left on my skin, which is a plus for me. I’m not generally a fan when balms like this leave a film or residue on my skin. This also doesn’t give me ‘cloudy eyes’ or sting my eyes, I find a lot of products can do that, but thankfully this doesn’t.
Price wise, this is much more affordable than the Morgina Cleansing Balm. The Moringa Balm is £47 / €59 for 100g and this No.7 balm is £13 / €17.50 for 125ml. Despite the fact that the No.7 balm is 125ml, so 25ml more than the Emma Hardie balm, there is a notable difference in size between each and the No.7 balm is approximately half full, so there is also a notable difference in the amount of product in each tub, I would imagine. I can’t compare each one as I’ve never owned a full-size of the Moringa balm, though I have had a few minis of it.
I have to say, for me personally, I actually prefer the No.7 balm. It feels more gentle than the Moringa balm, and it’s also a much better price point, too. As well as being around a third of the price of the Moringa balm, it is regualrly on offer, be it buy one get one half price, three for two, etc. it just makes it more affordable. It is currently on a buy one get one half price offer in Boots.
Have you tried this balm? What did you think of it?
Thank you for reading, until next time, take care xx
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