White Rabbit Comfort Cleansing Balm

Hi beauties,

I have another British brand White Rabbit Skincare and their Cleansing Balm today, White Rabbit is a luxury vegan skincare company based in Scotland. I think everyone can agree that animal testing has no place in the modern beauty industry, (I can’t believe a brand such as Nars are going into the Chinese market, where animal testing is mandatory – I think that shows the greed on behalf of Shiseido but that is another rant for another day). White Rabbit go further than this , using no animal derivatives such as beeswax making them Vegan friendly and I am thrilled to see no petrochemicals (I am sure you all know my utter hatred of mineral oil!!) or SLS, artificial colours, fragrances or ingredients. Products are made in small batches by hand to ensure quality. Also the brand use and recycle packaging – there is a loyalty bonus for sending in your packaging to be recycled.

So down to the product! It’s base is Shea Butter, Castor Seed Oil, Olive Oil and Olive Wax with essential oils of Rosemary, Eucalyptus and Lavender. The balm has a waxy-like texture, take a small amount and rub between your hands and apply to dry skin. I LOVE the smell of this balm, herby and refreshing, it leaves your skin feeling so clean. I have to be really thorough to make sure I remove it properly as it does not emulsify (which is my preference for cleansing balms). I find it takes off makeup very well, including mascara. When I test any cleanser I always to my “mascara test”. this means slathering on lots of layers of mascara in the morning so it’s had time to dry, before doing my evening cleanse. I also do that with all the mascaras I have too (I like many of you have more than one!!) so I can get a good idea of the cleansers effectiveness. After that, I sweep some micellar water over my eyes to see if there is any residue. My skin was left feeling soft, smooth and most importantly clean! Drier skin types I think will like this too as the cleanser definitely lives up to its name by being comforting.

I found this brand through You Beauty Box and tested the 15ml size which is £3.00, the full size is £15.00 for 100ml so very affordable. I do love it when a brand does travel/discovery sizes, great for trying products and of course putting them in your travel bag. You can buy from http://www.whiterabbitskincare.co.uk.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter 

Hi beauties,

I have another cleansing balm The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter for you, I do love a balm and this one is gorgeous!

Like it’s twin Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil this is one brilliant cleanser, in my opinion The Body Shop have created two cult products. Big statement yes, but I believe, accurate.

The texture of the balm is wonderful, a couple of swipes around the tin and you have enough balm to spread over your skin. It melts immediately and has the most beautiful warm scent! It also melts makeup off really quickly, however I wouldn’t use this for eye makeup removal. It will leave your eyes filmy and it’s not as thorough as the oil version, especially  with mascara. All other makeup, SPF, dirt and grime is no problem.

As this is from The Body Shop the base ingredients are plant based,  Olive Oil and Sea Butter are the main cleansing agents here, when I use it my skin is left feeling so soft. When my skin is feeling a bit sensitive and irritated I turn to soothing formulas to cleanse, the Camomile in this formula being a calming ingredient. My only criticism the packaging, it can be a bit difficult to open although being in this tub/jar it is easy for travelling.

This is a gorgeous cleanser, one that is on my Instagram feed frequently and I can understand why. For a balm it is easy to use as you don’t have to scoop out loads with a spatula, like I said before a couple of swipes is all you need so it will last you a long time. I do like massaging with this as you get a lovely “slip” there is no dragging with this product as I have experienced with thicker balms. I use this predominately as my first cleanse/makeup removal on an evening, I tend to take a bit more time with my evening routine so always do the hot cloth method of removal. It emulsifies well and turns into a lovely milk although you don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, I tend to see how I feel as I don’t see much difference between the two uses. As I mentioned before the fragrance is beautiful, a warm scent so not overly flowery or girly.

Camomile Sumputuous Cleansing Butter is a great value cleanser with a touch of luxury, The Body Shop have recently revised their pricing so this is now just £10.oo which is bonkers! A little goes a long way so I think you would get a good 4 months out of one jar, I rotate my cleansers so it does last me longer, I already have a back up. Available from http://www.thebodyshop.com and instore.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx