a Scottish girl living the American dream. Fashion, beautiful and everything fabulous to me!

Shout out to DorothySim NYR Organic independant consultant for sending over Neals Yard Rose Balm.

I know that for some people removing makeup can be a bit of a drag. After the fun of application, wiping it all away can seem a bit of a downer especially after a night out but it’s SOOO important! NEVER SLEEP in make up y’all – your skin will not thank you for it!

I get immense pleasure from taking it all off at the end of the day and going to bed with clean and pampered skin.

When it comes to cleansers, there is now enough choice to make your head spin. Having tried pretty much every type there is (cleansing foam, cleansing milk, cleansing oil…you name it, I’ve tried it) I have now happily enjoying Neals Yard rose cleansing balm. After removing it with a muslin cloth.

Wild Rose Beauty Balm by Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR). Founded in 1981 in London’s Covent Garden, NYR don’t use silicones, synthetic fragrances or mineral oils. They do not test on animals and many of their products are certified by the Soil Association. All good stuff – thanks again Dorothy for the introduction!

I was impressed with the list of ingredients which. It’s a wonderful botanical array of essential oils:

Rosa canina (Wild rose) seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil, Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Borago officinalis (Starflower) seed oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) herb oil, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil, Ascorbyl palmitate, Tocopherol, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

The rose oil comes through very strongly and the scent drifts out of the jar as soon as you unscrew it. I’m a big fan of essential oils and find them very indulgent in skincare.

Whilst this product is a multi tasker and can also be used as moisturiser and mask, I have mainly used it as a cleansing balm. On the odd occasion I have used it on my cuticles and elbows and was impressed with how well it moisturised.

The feel of it is beautifully soft and rich. A small amount can be quickly worked into the entire face.

The Shea butter melts into the skin and your face is left with the oils.

Once I have removed the balm with my muslin cloth, splashed my face with cold water and dried it, I use a bit of toner on a cotton pad to remove any oiliness. I’m sure with dry skin you could skip that – my skin is not that dry and I use a face oil at night, so I don’t want to overdo it and have my face look like an oil slick. I still find I need less oil after using this balm, anyway.

Overall, this is a very good cleansing balm with top ingredients.


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