How important is it to cleanse my skin?
If you want skin that looks healthy, clear and smooth then cleansing your skin properly is one of the best things you can do, alongside wearing a good quality SPF every day and drinking plenty of water. If you can only choose one skincare product, then a decent cleanser is a must. It’s important to remove the day’s dirt, pollution, make-up, and SPF before you go to bed so that you’re not sleeping on a dirty pillow! A face wipe isn’t going to cut it! They push the dirt around the skin, plus they’re terrible for the environment. It’s also pointless adding serums and moisturisers to your skin if it isn’t properly cleansed. When the skin is clean and warm it is ready to absorb your other products more effectively.
Why chose the Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm over other types of cleanser?
Many of the face washes on the market are full of drying ingredients that are not good for the skin. The synthetic ingredients strip the skin of its natural oils, leaving the skin dry and tight. Your skin needs its natural oils to stay healthy and in balance. Our cleansing balm is butter and creamy in texture and formulated with natural plant oils and butters that bring nutrients to the skin instead of stripping it. It feels amazing to apply and it has the added benefit of removing with a hot cloth, which brings some exfoliation, but also is wonderfully relaxing at the end of a long day! Breathe in the lavender and grapefruit essential oils for an additional treat! The Gently Nourishing Cleansing balm is also great to use in a facial massage either with your hands or a Gua Sha massage tool.
Will the Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm remove make up?
Our cleansing balm is ideal for removing make-up, including waterproof mascara. We like our products to be multitasking, so we’ve formulated the cleansing balm to be the only product you need for cleansing, instead of buying a make-up remover and a separate cleanser. We like to double-cleanse in the evening – one cleanse to remove make-up, SPF, dirt and pollution from the skin and a second cleanse to do a little facial massage, that boost circulation and helps with lymphatic drainage. Apply a small amount to dry skin, massaging around the face and then removing with a soft, hot cloth.
Is the Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm suitable for sensitive skin?
It's perfect for sensitive skin. It is made with 100% natural ingredients that nourish your skin with vitamins and omegas. We don’t use any synthetic ingredients like foaming agents or alcohols that dry out your skin and can cause irritation. Your sensitive skin is left hydrated and glowing!
Are cleansing balms good for oily skin?
Yes. It’s a myth that oily products will make your skin oilier. In fact, you will find that the opposite is true. Often when our skin is oily, we reach for products that are too harsh strip the skin of our natural oils. Our skin then responds to this by producing more oil. When you use a gentle oil-based balm, your natural oils stay intact, and your skin becomes balanced and comfortable.
How much cleansing balm should I use?
All our products are waterless, including the Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm. This makes it very concentrated and jam-packed with plant goodness! It also means that a little goes a very long way. Half a teaspoon of product is enough to cleanse your entire face and neck. We suggest starting with a small amount and adding more if you need to, but less is more in the case of our products.
Will your Cleansing Balm clog my pores?
No. Every carrier oil has a comedogenic rating, which scores how likely it is to clog your pores, 0 meaning non-comedogenic and 5 being severely comedogenic. None of the oils in our cleansing balm score over a 2, meaning its highly unlikely to clog your pores. Our balm helps to refine pores and leaves skin smooth and clear.
How often should I use a cleansing balm?
Morning and night is ideal. We recommend a double-cleanse at night, particularly if you wear make-up and SPF and a single cleanse in the morning. If you are short on time in the mornings, then a thorough cleanse in the evening is fine. It’s also important not to over-cleanse the skin as this can upset its natural balance.
Why is it different to other cleansing balms?
To bind the plant oils and butters together a balm needs wax. Many balms on the market are formulated with beeswax, but as we are a vegan brand (Leaping Bunny Certified) we formulate with a plant wax that is equally as effective, but kinder to our beautiful bees! It’s also easily absorbed by the skin. We only use premium, high end plant oils that are cold- pressed to retain their goodness. Our star ingredient is pumpkin seed oil which is high in vitamin E, Zinc and Omegas 3 and 6, which will hydrate your skin and help it to retain moisture as you cleanse, without leaving an oily residue. Pumpkin seed promotes a youthful appearance and will leave your skin looking fresh and clean! We avoid sunflower which is cheap and goes rancid very quickly.
What are the benefits of the Gently Nourishing Cleansing Balm?
- No harsh ingredients, only 100% plant-based goodness for the skin.
- Skin is left clear, smooth and perfectly balanced.
- It provides a relaxing experience when removed with a hot, soft cloth.
- Our therapeutic blend of essential oils calms and settles a busy mind.
- It melts away make-up, including waterproof mascara.
- Skin isn’t left stripped, dry or in desperate need of moisturiser.
- A little goes a very long way so it’s great value for money.
- It softens skin and restores your natural glow.
- It can be mixed with our Gently Resurfacing Facial Exfoliant for a deeper exfoliating experience.