Thursday, 7 August 2014

Kris D'amour cleansing balm review



Love natural love organic event was a blast and I was happy to walk away with at the time unreleased cleansing balm from Kris D'amour* that was given to me for review. At the back of my mind I could not shake of the feeling that I have heard of the brand before, even though I have not yet tried any of the products. It was not untill a few weeks later, after organising my beauty stash, that I found some products from this line still unopened! They were part of the Souk souk box that marked their birthday month.

Back to the balm, packaging is a plastic tub which is pretty functional for this type of product, and the jar is also light, making it easy to travel with. I like the look of it, it is not overly fussy, clean lines, does not look out of place in my bathroom cabinet.

When the lid comes of that is when the magic happens. Even before I notice the aroma, my eyes are exploring the curious texture. This balm is of the emulsifying variety, meaning on contact with water it turns into a milk, and in turn this means you do not have to use a cloth to remove it. This is not the first emulsifying balm I have used, but never have I seen one with a whipped, buttery texture. It reminds me of the frosting like consistency of the shea cream from Elizabeth Dehn (when she had her line of products back in the day).



The fragrance is very light, a hint of mandarin and some flower notes. Overall it has some gentle lulling charecteristics in the way it smells, a pleasure to use after a long day.

It took me a few tries to figure out what was the best amount to use, and for me it is about a 10 pence sized blob is just right. It is enough of the product to emulsify, but not so much that it becomes difficult to massage my face or remove.

I was so excited to try this, that I used it the very same evening I came back from the LNLO show, which was a bit of a risk with my skin since it is more oily in the summer. But it actually worked so well, I have been using it pretty much every evening since then for the past month (I do use a different product twice a week as part of my routine). Most of the time this is my only evening cleanser, however if I wear a full face of makeup I always double cleanse, and on the days when it was extremely hot I would follow this up with a gel cleanser.

I am more than a little impressed by this balm, to a point that I really would not want to be without it. This beauty leaves my skin really clean, yet feeling soft and calm. Most of the time I just follow this with a spray mist and my nightly skincare ritual is done. In the morning skin looks fresh and clear. Kris D'amour cleansing balm just ticks all of the boxes for me: easy and enjoyable to use, good ingredients, actually works with my skin and smells nice.

Now you can only imagine how happy I am that I already have a little treasure trove of goodies from the line to discover (feeling like Dora the explorer), but after this cleanser I am having some pretty high expectations.


*This product was generously provided for a review, the opinion is my own and honest as always, otherwise what is the point really?

16 comments:

  1. Dora the explorer haha :) I love cleansing balm and at the moment i haven't. Beautiful complete review :)

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    1. :D glad you liked it, I am rather obsessed with this balm at the moment :)

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  2. I've never used a cleansing balm that emulsifies. Sounds like the best of both worlds! Very intrigued :)

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    1. I can honestly say that out of the 3 that I have tried this one is a winner xx

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  3. I've been wondering about this brand and your review paints a pretty picture! I'm still true to my Aurelia Miracle Cleanser which is a cream cleanser and have therefore yet to try an emulsifying one but this one sounds nice! May have to try it at some point if I can bear to tear myself away from Aurelia! xx

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    1. i was not wowed by the miracle cleanser, but this balm is pure heaven xx

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  4. This looks great and the ingredients list is perfect :) Xx

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    1. oh I have a suspicion that you would love this xx

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  5. I loved the samples from our SoukSouk boxes, and would love to try this too x

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    1. I am so terrible of staying on top of the samples that have't opened those yet, but now I simply must! xx

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  6. Very interesting that this balm can emulsify! I love balms that offer skin care properties like the OLO Skin Savior. :)

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    1. It is gorgeous, I have a sample of OLO somewhere will dig it out xx

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  7. It definitely looked like a winner at LNLO! So glad it worked out well for you :)

    Mayah x

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    1. I am over the moon that I got to take it away, as I probably would never have thought of purchasing based on previous experience of emulsifying balms, now it is a staple xx

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  8. I love Kris D'amour products! The Soothing Body Oil is divine. The texture looks similar to the body butter and it sounds really interesting as a face balm cleanser :)

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    1. Yes I remember you saying that in one of your posts, the texture of this is just divine. I think you would really like it xx

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