Sanctuary Spa Warming Cleansing Butter
I have only used this cleansing balm once, and once is likely all it will remain. I don't think I can even bring myself to give away the remainder.
The balm is soft in the jar so I expected it to melt down easily on the skin. Not so: it drags on the skin and almost seems to seize or thicken as I tried to massage, despite using plenty of product (and adding more!).
It stinks in an unpleasant medicinal way, tastes disgusting and made my sensitive skin go pink (ie. causes irritation). Not luxurious or spa-like AT ALL, I have absolutely no idea how it passed through the test phase before coming to market.
The only positive is that this cleansing balm does emulsify well so not difficult to remove.
Boots sell oil-based cleansers that are gentler and much nicer to use, don't waste your money on this one.
October 31, 2015
Being a mum of one I find little time to myself these days so I was keen to lock myself away for 5 minutes and indulge in the simple act of washing my face. Its weird that it goes on dry then you add water to turn it into a face wash but its so thick and indulgent feeling that I soon got over it. The smell is lovely as with all the sanctuary range. It washed off easily and left my face feeling lovely and clean, not dry at all which I get with other cleansers. Definitely worth the money.
February 28, 2016
Have used better products
I received this is a trial from Sanctuary and was not purchased.
I followed the instructions and smothered enough on but could not get it to melt easily. Applied more thinking I hadn't applied enough and ended up with a thick layer of balm!
I wet my face as instructed and massaged the balm. I like the aromatic oil smell but this was the only factor. Having rinsed my face and looked in the mirror I had black panda eyes and it hadn't removed my mascara (which is not waterproof)!!
I then tried my own method of wetting my face first and applying the balm which seemed to work better than their instructions but I never felt clean. Skin does feel soft after the product however all makeup and cleansing does not feel complete.
Personally this product is not for me and I wont be finishing the rest of the tub. Would have been an expensive and wasted purchase had I paid for it. Think there are cheaper and better branded products on the market.
March 5, 2016