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Best cleansing balm/gel etc

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Feefeefs Wed 27-Jul-16 17:32:10

I normally use "Emma Rankin- moringa cleansing balm" which I kinda like it but it reasonably expensive and would like to try something else, would mind paying the same price £30-ish.

Have tried elemis pro collagen cleansing balm, M&S pure natural beauty instance radiance hot cloth cleanser, Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser, pixie nourishing cleansing balm, have listed them there in order of preference (elemis-favourite, pixi-least favourite).

I have dry/oily combination skin and sensitive eyes. I use all with a face cloth and love how they remove the make up very throughly and leave skin soft

Any ideas what to try next?

GeorgeTheThird Wed 27-Jul-16 17:37:16

The body shop camomile one in the tin. I have used some of the ones you mention and prefer this one. And it's cheap!

GeorgeTheThird Wed 27-Jul-16 17:37:52

I prefer it to Liz Earle and M&S, haven't tried the other two.

INeedSomeHelp Wed 27-Jul-16 17:40:39

Chamomile Cleansing Butter from the Body Shop. I much prefer it to the Pixi one - it's much lighter and rinses off more easily.
It's only £10 and a tin lasts me for ages even though I use it every night.

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 27-Jul-16 17:41:08

I am a Liz Earle convert. Occasionally I have a bash at a different brand but always revert to LE.

The only other one I've loved was Eve Lom's cleanser but it smelled like shite and was so much more expensive that I couldn't bring myself to buy another tub. Fab for the skin though, and perfect if you've no sense of smell.

SewSlapdash Wed 27-Jul-16 17:41:22

Yes the camomile one is lovely. They do an oil too, which is apparently better than here balm for combination skin. Also heard good things about the Boots Botanics one.

heehaaw Wed 27-Jul-16 17:41:39

I like the Body Shop Camomile too. Also the Boots Botanics cleansing balm.

WhatEverZen Wed 27-Jul-16 17:46:44

Cliniques 'take the day off' range specifically the balm and oil (though it's not an oil) are fantastic.

They both take every bit of make off of including the toughest mascara whilst being gentle on skin and eyes. My eyes have never stung with these but have with others

The only 'downside' is that they aren't scented so you don't get the moringa 'luxury' type experience but for sheer cleansing functionality, they can't be beaten

Indecisivejo Wed 27-Jul-16 17:48:10

Another vote for Clinique take the day off balm (in purple tub)

Terramirabilis Wed 27-Jul-16 17:49:37

Another vote for Bodyshop camomile tin. I have also tried the oil, although I find it uses up faster so I prefer the tin.

yummycake123 Wed 27-Jul-16 17:50:43

I also use the Emma Hardie balm but only buy it when I have a discount code (usually at M&S)...

When I can't afford it I use the Body Shop camomile balm; I double cleanse with their camomile cleansing oil. I really recommend it too!

suze28 Wed 27-Jul-16 17:51:43

Body Shop camomile balm is amazing stuff and if you can get with a 40% off code it's very reasonably priced.
It melts off all makeup beautifully.

Feefeefs Wed 27-Jul-16 17:55:21

Thanks George, ineedsomehelp, sew slapdash, terramilibis, yummy cake and s I think back day shop balm wins the vote! Will have a look at the oil too, I think I have a money off voucher for body shop too!

Have had swollen eyes a few times with various Clinique stuff so might give that one a miss thanks though!

Couldn't use a bad smelling one whooooo have a super strong sense of smell which is currently amplified by pregnancy so will defo give that a miss!!!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 27-Jul-16 17:56:43

Camomile one is lovely.

Feefeefs Wed 27-Jul-16 17:56:43

And suze sorry just left an s there! I'm the same with the Emma hardie yummycake always wait for the discount code!

Feefeefs Wed 27-Jul-16 17:57:21

Back day shop should be body shop! Damn automatically

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 27-Jul-16 18:25:13

Another BodyShop Camomile balm here grin taken off with a hot water wrung muslin cloth.

I have some Lush Ultrabland too, but it's a bit textured so I use that to protect my hairline and ears to do my henna

Cakescakescakes Wed 27-Jul-16 23:03:30

I'm looking for an alternative to the Clinique balm. It's effective but it smells of oily fat. Smells like rubbing lard into my face sad Might go back to Emma Hardie if I can get a discount code.

suze28 Wed 27-Jul-16 23:40:05

Cakes wait till M&S have another 20% off event for the EH.

ThomasHardyPerennial Thu 28-Jul-16 14:51:54

I love the Balance Me cleanse and smooth balm, has such a nice scent. I have tried lots of different brands, but always go back to that one.

Philoslothy Thu 28-Jul-16 14:54:51

I have used most of the same ones as you and a few other expensive ones. One of the children bought me the chamomile balm and oil for Mother's Day and I like it almost as much as the more expensive ones.

MaQueen Thu 28-Jul-16 14:56:21

I love REN Rose Centrifolia Hot Cloth Cleanser. It's magical. I buy it for the DDs, too as I want to get them looking after their skin properly.

FelixFelix Thu 28-Jul-16 15:01:04

Another vote for the body shop chamomile in the tin. I have very sensitive skin (I react to probably 80% of skincare I try) and this has been perfect for me. Would highly recommend.

sparechange Thu 28-Jul-16 15:06:20

Eve Lom. It is just amazing.
Pricey, but you only need a really small amount, and it is often on sale with 50% off on Secret Sales/BrandAlley

nanetterose Thu 28-Jul-16 15:10:52

Lavera products are gorgeous.
Natural/organic too - if you like that option.
I use a combination of that & balance me/ Neal's yard.

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