If you have been following my blog you know that I’ve been looking for a good balm cleanser for a while. Not long time ago I’d tried The Body Shop balm cleanser and got disappointed (read about it here).
After searching and reading so many reviews I ended up buying the Total Renew Balm from Biotherm (34$/125ml) and the Makeup melter by Ciaté (20$/40ml).
Total Renew.Balm Biotherm
The packaging is not something especial. It’s the bright orange color like many other products by Biotherm. The texture is slightly more dense than what I expected. As a result a small amount goes a long way.
While using this product avoid the eye area since it can burn your eyes out, believe me it hurts like hell. So if you are going to choose this one I suggest to use an eye makeup remover to clean your eyes. Other than this negative point this balm makeup remover is really good. It will remove all your makeup throughly and leave your skin clean and fresh. In my experience the balm turns to soap-like-texture after massaging with vet finger. As a consequence it has the tendency of drying out the skin. So I don’t think this is a good choice for those with dry skin.
Makeup Melter Ciaté
This one comes in silver and black small box with lots of stars and a small bow on it.The container is a bright grey glass with a silver lid. I like the packaging it looks nice.
The texture is heavenly soft and creamy. It melts instantly into the skin and I can literally see the makeup dissolving with it immediately. It’s so gentle yet affective . Then you can use a cotton pad or a cloth to clean your face. There is no need to use water at all but you can rinse your face at the end if you like to.
For me this is the perfect product for sensitive skin. In addition to all that, this is vegan friendly product which makes me love it. The only down side is the price. Although the 20$ price tag does not seem a lot considering the size (40ml) and the fact that one has to use this almost everyday I would say the Makeup Melter by Ciaté is more on the expensive side. If that’s not an issue for you go a head and buy it I’m sure you will love it.
None of these cleanser caused any skin problem for me which led me to the conclusion that The Body Shop balm Cleanser was the reason for all those breakouts on my forehead and chicks.
- This post is not sponsored.
- Please keep in mind that there are lots of other balm cleanser out there that I haven’t tried.