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Which cleansing balm is best?

(28 Posts)
FabMum1 Sun 09-Feb-14 20:04:20

Over the last few weeks I've been using Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm and I love it. I'm now coming to the end and am thinking of reordering, the smell, texture and results are wonderful.

But I've also heard some wonderful things about the Emma Hardie Balm and wondered if any ladies could help me decide which one to go for?

Marylou2 Sun 09-Feb-14 20:58:42

For me it goes like this. Just got work bonus=Eve Lom. Pay Day normal month=Liz Earle. Post Christmas OMG I can't believe I spent that much!= Superdrug in the green tube one. Amazingly there isn't the difference you'd expect given the vast disparity in the pricing.

spacegirl81 Sun 09-Feb-14 21:02:53

boots botanics is lovely too, normally around £9 smile

buttercrumble Sun 09-Feb-14 21:06:22

This stuff is amazing it feels fabulous when you gently massage it in and rinses clean away with warm water, it smells devine and is really good value.

ThenAgain Sun 09-Feb-14 21:08:08

I love Emma Hardie, only thing I repeat buy.

charitygirl Sun 09-Feb-14 22:10:14

Currently loving the smell and feel of the Balance Me one (can get it in Waitrose), but planning on Emma Hardie nxt.

bigbuttons Sun 09-Feb-14 22:16:35

Neals yard rose balm, brilliant.

MrsGiroud Sun 09-Feb-14 22:18:19

Another vote for the boots botanics one - lovely smell and does a great job. I've not bought any of the more expensive ones so I've got nothing to compare it too, but while I save up for the Emma hardie one, the botanics one is perfect.

BabylonReturns Sun 09-Feb-14 22:19:44

Actiderm micellar lotion. £11.50 will last for at least 6 weeks used morning and night - truly amazing!

WeGotAnnie Sun 09-Feb-14 22:20:32

Eve Lom is superb, but I cannot justify buying it these days.

I'm using the Superdrug one and for fifty odd quid in price difference, its pretty bloody good.

goodasitgets Sun 09-Feb-14 22:21:06

I like Occo wax balm and the balmology neroli one

sotiredfornow Sun 09-Feb-14 22:31:26

I wonder if Clinique Take The Day Off Balm will EVER come back in stock confused

LittleBabyPigsus Sun 09-Feb-14 22:54:04

Isn't Eve Lom mostly mineral oil, so it's basically fancy vaseline?

What's The Body Shop's new camomile one like? What about Evolve?

Bunbaker Sun 09-Feb-14 23:14:16

I had a look at The Bodyshop one, but found it too greasy. I am currently using Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser and it is fine, but I'm sure a cheaper alternative will work just as well.

teta Sun 09-Feb-14 23:15:39

I bought some in my local Boots this week So tired.Though it seems to be sold out online everywhere apart from Amazon where they're asking around £30 for it.Blooming cheek.

PinkandTwinkly Mon 10-Feb-14 06:13:07

I love the Emma Hardie one, but stop myself buying it as the Boots Botanics one gives the same result.

Recently i had a test of both the Merumaya balm and the Organic Pharmacy balm so one if those will be next of my list.
The OP one smelt fatabulous, but its stupidly expensive.
I get the same results with a cheaper balm - is it worth paying more for a nice smell.

Levantine Mon 10-Feb-14 07:38:03

Boots botanic is vg.

Allthingsprettyreturns Mon 10-Feb-14 07:41:06

I love the Eve Lom as a treat fory skin and use it once a month. Liz Earle is my everyday one. Hated the Botanics one. I still have a three quarter full pot of it. It felt like applying lard to my skin.

SarahBeenysBumblingApprentice Mon 10-Feb-14 07:46:24

Emma Hardie is lovely but I prefer the smell of the balance Me one. Neither upset my acne prone skin. Liz Earle is too greasy for me and gave me spots.

Hoping to try the Clinique one some day!

whatiswrongwithyou Mon 10-Feb-14 07:49:29

Another vote for Boots Botanic.

evertonmint Mon 10-Feb-14 07:57:50

I'm with Mary Lou on the Superdrug green one (called naturally radiant or something like that)

Others I like are from the body shop - sumptuous camomile butter and Nutriganics cleansing gel oil.

I've read good things about Clinique take the day off balm and am thinking of trying that as a treat, although the high street ones have been great for me.

ipodtherforipoor Mon 10-Feb-14 08:06:50

I like Temple Spa "in the beginning" - feels like a deep clean and a hug all in one! Pricey though

coffeewithcreamm Mon 10-Feb-14 11:50:38

Emma Hardie.

OneLittleLady Mon 10-Feb-14 12:04:21

I use the Superdrug one (it is called naturally radiant) and I really rate it. I've got other more expensive ones as well like Elemis but keep going back to the superderug one

goodasitgets Mon 10-Feb-14 12:11:21

I might have to try the temple spa one, it looks gorgeous

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