Multifunctional balms are a caveat of mine, I simply cannot resist the whole idea of using a product in a ton of different ways—my ultimate excuse to justify the high price tag usually. This balm is absolutely divine as a cleansing balm but goddammit it’s expensive to be used as a cleanser! Made with 99% organic ingredients, the formula is a thing of beauty. From the oils of wild rose, starflower, jojoba, and hemp, to the shea butter and many more. It smells divine and you won’t have any issue using this up within the recommended 6 months after opening.
My preferred method of using this is as a cleansing balm. I scoop out a generous amount, find a comfortable place to sit and watch some TV while I have one hand massaging this all over my face and neck. If you can invest a solid 15 minutes of massaging this in, then remove it all with a warm flannel—the end result will have you ordering more pots in no time. It’s all down to the fact that you massaged something oily into your skin and loosened up the accumulated dirt in your pores. I don’t always have that time so I keep this pot as a treat. I have tried using this as an overnight balm but it doesn’t play nice on top of hyaluronic acid serums, as a regular moisturizer it’s too greasy and in the end, it’s far too expensive to be used on my hands. This is probably why I’m no longer buying an all in one cream or balm, I like to change steps in my routine and everything needs to work together in the end.
I’ve loved using this balm while I had it but cannot justify the price for this to be merely a cleanser—I rather use the Antipodes cleansing balm instead.