Balance Me Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser Review

Balance Me Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser Review

The Balance Me Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser has sat in my bathroom unused for quite some time – I’ve got a massive pile of cleansers in my bathroom and I’ve been trying to finish up part used ones before starting on the next – but after deciding my skin seemed to have “got used” to the routine – I decided it was time to swap it about and try something new.

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Balance Me is a brand which I’ve never bought anything from – but have always managed to get samples via magazines or beauty boxes, in general I’ve always had a good experience with the products, but never enough to tempt me to buy them – I’d say the prices are mid-high range (full size of this is £19), so higher than Liz Earle – and when you come into that kind of price bracket, there’s always been something which I’ve liked more for the money(or even for less money!) , so I was interested to see whether this Cream Cleanser would be the product which would tempt me.

For those people who enjoy natural skincare – this one is 99% natural being free of nasty chemicals I’m always keen to keep away from my face where possible. This is a very thick cream consistency – it almost reminds me of a clay mask it’s that kind of thick and dryer texture. When it comes to cleansers, I like it to do everything – I don’t like to do a 2 step process if at all possible, unless there’s a product which is adding to my routine. I want makeup to be gone and my skin to be left soft and clean. Unfortunately this one doesn’t deliver on being a catch all product. Makeup removal with this leaves me looking more like Kung-Fu Panda than skin being clean – I’ve tried with different mascaras, eyeshadows, eyeliners – and it doesn’t seem to breakdown anything that I’ve tried well at all.

Where it does deliver is on the softness front – if my skin is clean (or at least my eye area) before using this, using a small walnut sized amount, I wet my face without it being dripping – just enough to moisten up the texture, leave on for about 30 seconds, before rinsing away, massaging into the skin in circular motions helps massage it into the skin – leaving the skin softer than before. It’s almost like a quick face mask – are the effects as good as waiting for 10/20 minutes with a moisturising face mask? No – and for me whilst at least it’s a way for me to use the product up – I don’t think it is enough to make me repurchase, after all I have a face mask stash that could rival some beauty salons.

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The Balance Me Restore and Replenish Cream Cleanser claims to boost collagen so should plump up the skin, personally I saw nothing immediate – just feeling softer – and the sample wasn’t big enough over 2 weeks of use to see any difference over a longer term either.


Overall I would say save your money on this one – I think other cream cleansers like Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish or the Superdrug Hot Cloth Cleanser do a better job –  both of which are cheaper.

What are your favourite Cream Cleansers?

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2 Comments

  1. January 10, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Never heard of this brand before. I’ve not had much luck with cream cleansers for thoroughly removing makeup – they just seem to smear it around. I’m all about cleansing oils! Currently I love the Muji Sensitive Skin cleansing oil.

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