best balm cleanser

Best Balm Cleanser (Product Review)

Hi Guys

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).

The best balm cleanser

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

Biotherm Total Reniew Balm

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.

Biotherm balm cleanser

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

Ciaté Makeup Melter

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.

Ciaté balm cleanser

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.

Ciaté balm cleanser

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.

Skin Reaction

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.




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  • Please keep in mind that there are lots of other balm cleanser out there that               I haven’t tried.


The Body Shop cleansing batter review

Cleansing Balm (Product Review)

Hi guys

I am big fan of The Body Shop and their skin care products. The last time I visited the local store one of the lovely ladies who works there suggested a new product; Camomile Cleansing Butter. She claimed that it’s the same as the Camomile cleansing oil which is one of my favorite products. So I decided to try it out.

The Body Shop cleansing butter review


The packaging is nice. It reminds me of the hand cream my grand mother used to have. The actual product looks like a conventional vaseline with a hint of pleasant scent. It feels soft and buttery on the skin.

The Body Shop cleansing balm review


Unfortunately I don’t have many good things to say about this cleanser. First time that I used it to wash my face my makeup remained almost intact. All my mascara were left on my lashes despite the fact that I was wearing a normal mascara not a waterproof one. And the little amount that were removed from my eyes were left on the skin around my eyes. I washed my face three times with cleansing butter that night before giving up and using another cleanser.

The other problem I faced that night was that every time I wanted to add more cleanser or wash my face again I had to clean and dry my hands to avoid creating a dirty mess. I really prefer to pump out a cleanser, it’s more efficient and cleaner than using my fingers to take out a creamy cleanser.

The Body Shop cleansing butter



Since this cleanser couldn’t remove any makeup I decided to use it after removing my makeup to wash my face. Unfortunately that didn’t work well either. After a week using the butter cleanser to wash my face I had breakouts all over my face. Since I hadn’t changed anything else I can say with confidence that the butter cleanser caused the reaction. It’s been ten days since I stopped using it and my skin looks much better. Please keep in my mind that I have never used any cleansing butter or cleansing balm before. My skin may generally be sensitive toward this type of cleansers.

Overall I’m not happy with my purchase and don’t suggest the butter cleanser to any one.