I know the most efficient cleanser out there is cleansing oil. It’s able to remove eye and face makeup in one go. But surprise, surprise, I’m not a big fan of cleansing oil. So what do I use? I love cleansing cream and balm. Yep, you heard it right. Balm. Like the one that I’ve reviewed previously years ago from Clinique.
I like my cleanser to leave a hydrating and supple feeling, without being oily. For me, using cleansing oil feels too oily for my dry face to bear. Balm, on the other hand, although turns to oil doesn’t feel too oily.
So here’s the thing, after years of thinking that there’s no one else doing the cleansing balm better than Clinique, I’ve just found a new favourite : Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse. Oh, I am so deeply in love with this balm! What made me fell in love with it the first time I tried it is not the formulation or its cleansing power, but rather the ethereal very fresh citrus scent. I swear I think they squeeze a basket full of citrus and pour the juice into the balm pod. For this alone I will keep using this product Shallow, I know.
What about the product itself? It’s a very thick balm that feels not oily but just very thick like balsem, with slightly yellow-ish colour. You need to take a dollop and warm it between your palm and massage it onto your face. Because of the heavenly citrus scent, I’m taking my time very slowly massaging my face with it. It’s a really nice treat after a long day at work. Other cleansing oil or Clinique Take the Day Off Balm doesn’t ‘melt’ away your makeup completely before your eyes. With Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse, I rinse it with water and I feel no oily feeling at all, as if the makeup is glued to the balm and washed away as soon as the water touches the balm that I put on my face. And … my waterproof mascara is gone too!
So combining the lovely scent and ability to cleanse makeup thoroughly, this is definitely a treat worth to purchase.
Bobbi Brown Extra Balm Rinse can be found at Bobbi Brown counter at Sogo Plaza Senayan, Metro Pacific Place and Glow Living Beauty for IDR 700,000.