Gentle Skin Cleansing, With No Nasties, from Harbour Elements
I’ve been a fan of hot cloth cleansing for a few years now – that’s massaging a cleansing cream into skin, and wiping it away with a muslin cloth that has been soaked in warm water. I find it really helps exfoliate skin and gets it nice and clean. One thing I notice, however, is that it can leave a greasy film. But I have made a discovery. The Harbour Elements Truly Gentle Cleansing Balm* is not at all greasy, yet dissolves make-up well, without leaving an oily film on the skin. Hoorah!
Harbour Elements Truly Gentle Cleansing Balm Ingredients
Kate Porter founded Harbour Elements when her child developed eczema, and her own skin started becoming sensitive to some of her beauty products. With a background in film VFX, Kate consulted cosmetic scientist Amanda Foxon-Hill to formulate the balm.
This lovely 100% naturally derived balm is made in the UK, fragrance free, and suitable for even the most sensitive skin. It’s also vegan and cruelty-free.
It has jojoba, avocado and camellia oils, bisabolol, the pure extract from chamomile without the allergenic potential of the whole plant, capric/caprylic triglycerides from coconut, plant sugar humectants and esters. The balm comes in a pump dispenser so it stays fresh, without the need for chemical preservatives.
How To Use Harbour Elements Truly Gentle Cleansing Balm
Just squirt a small amount of the balm onto your fingers and massage it over a dry face. I use a separate eye make-up remover first, and then this balm takes away any leftover residue. This is how much I use, so I think the bottle will last a pretty long time. You can see it’s a clear balm with a yellowish tint. It’s nice and thick and is easy to massage in.
Harbour Elements recommend using damp fingertips to massage the balm in to skin, and you can also use it as a face mask! You can just splash your face with warm water to remove it, but I prefer to use a damp muslin cloth. If you want to double cleanse, Harbour Elements suggest repeating the same steps above, but I found using my Madara Micellar Water was more effective for me.
My skin initially broke out after using this Cleansing Balm, but this happens whenever I change cleanser so I was expecting it! After a couple of days, my skin was fine again and is now looking clearer and brighter. In fact, my skin has definitely improved in clarity and texture since adopting this regime.
Harbour Elements Truly Gentle Cleansing Balm costs £22 for 100ml, and is available on their website. As you only need to use a tiny amount, I think it will last a long time. They also ship to the U.S. and E.U. Plus, Harbour Elements even offer a 30 day happiness guarantee, so you know you’re in safe hands. What’s not to love?
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