Due to the fact that my skin is oily, temperamental and also increasingly sensitive, I have been extremely hesitant to try out a cleansing balm, even though I've been hearing great things about them for the longest time. I am obsessive about removing my make-up properly and, up until buying this product, had been getting on very well with La Roche-Posay's Physiological Gel Cleanser and Kinvara's Cleansing Oil (both brilliant products) to get rid of make-up and grime.
I'd heard good things about this balm for a long time, and then after Caroline Hirons reviewed it and gave it the thumbs up, I stuck it on my wishlist for when my other cleansers were done for. What swung it for me was that she said it is non pore-clogging, suitable for those with acne and, most importantly, it is more affordable than the likes of Emma Hardie at €28. It's certainly not cheap, but I have been using it for about a month now and am not even halfway through the tub, so you are getting plenty for your money - 125ml, to be exact.
I usually remove the bulk of my makeup with Bioderma or even just a clean flannel and warm water before going in with a small amount of this, massaging it all over my face and into my eyelashes, and rinsing off with the flannel. It leaves my skin feeling far more, well, clean than most cleansers do, and also extremely comfortable and balanced - not stripped or dehydrated in the slightest. As a contact lens wearer, I really appreciate how gentle this is on the eyes. It's a very gentle product in general, actually, as it has no scent at all and feels extremely lightweight once it has come into contact with water.