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Botanicals Nourish Cleanse Melt Review

February 14, 2019

This post contains a product gifted by Botanicals.

It’s no secret that I love skincare, I enjoy finding new products to try and experimenting with different routines to help keep my skin looking it’s best all year round. I’ve mentioned before that I’m trying to make my┬áskincare regime a little cleaner, and focusing on trying to incorporate more organic ingredients into the products I use. That’s why when Botanicals got in touch offering to send me a free product to review I jumped at the chance.

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Botanicals is a UK based beauty brand that produces a range of award-winning totally natural and organic skincare products. They are passionate about infusing their products with the best natural ingredients so everyone can harness the pure power of plants. Their artisan produced products are made in small batches to preserve the active botanical properties and are Soil Association certified organic.

I was really drawn to the fact that the company uses ethically sourced ingredients and puts a lot of care into selecting the right herbs and plants to use in their products. Last year I had some issues with very red, dry, flakey skin around my eyes which was only solved by using an all natural rose balm from Neals Yard, so I know just how much of a difference removing chemicals and using carefully selected botanicals can make to your skin.

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The product they sent me was the Nourish Cleanse Melt with Rose and Camellia. It’s ideal for normal, dry and mature skin so all bases covered, and contains 87% organic ingredients – certainly good enough for me! I now use this every night as my makeup remover and step two of my double cleanse routine.

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If you’ve not used a balm cleanser before then they can take some getting used to. The product itself is a semi-solid waxy substance, you remove a pea-sized amount and let it melt between your fingers. Then massage into the skin using circular movements. You’ll straight away see your makeup start to dissolve and come off. Then remove the balm with a warm damp cloth, I prefer using a muslin as it gives my skin a bit of an exfoliate at the same time. I also like to use quite a hot cloth, just so that it opens my pores to help remove impurities and reduce blemishes.

If you’ve got a lot of eye makeup on you may need to repeat the process, but the great thing about this balm is that a little goes a long way. I’ve been using this product almost daily for nearly 3 months now and I’m barely a third of the way through the pot.

Do be careful not to get water in the pot, as it won’t mix with the balm so will sort of just sit on top and you’ll need to pour it out.

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As I say I’ve been using this balm for nearly 3 months and I adore it, I’ve recommended it to quite a few friends. It’s so gentle on my skin which is really important as I’m now becoming terrified of signs of ageing in my delicate eye skin ha! And it leaves my skin feeling soft and nourished. You know sometimes after cleansing your skin instantly feels dry and crying out for moisturiser? Not with this.

Not only that but it works! I wear liquid and pencil eyeliner nearly every day and this balm removes them so easily, it’s more effective than micellar water for me and I don’t have to scrub at my delicate eyes. Since using this I’ve had no problems with dry skin around my eyes and I feel like the rose oils help to calm redness in my skin.

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The balm comes in a cute brown glass post, and I’m such a sucker for a glass jar as they’re so useful to reuse when empty. The label is bright and retro and looks good on the bathroom shelf and the smell, oh the smell. It’s a gorgeous rose scent which is strong enough but not overpowering.

I’m so grateful to Botanicals for reaching out for this collaboration as I’ve now been introduced to a product that I know will be a staple of my skincare regime for years, I can’t wait to try some of their other goodies. Do you have any great organic skincare products to recommend? Let me know in the comments. ­čÖé

Love, Sarah x

Botanicals sent me the Nourish Cleanse Melt for review purposes, as always all words and opinions are my own.

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