If, like us, you hate taking off your make-up at the end of the day, allow us to introduce you to our Replenishing Cleansing Balm. This product feels so nurturing and luxurious it actually turns the tedious task of cleansing your face into a spa-like ritual. Here's everything you need to know about what's in it, plus the best way to use it (spoiler: with a muslin cloth).
The balm-to-oil formulation deeply cleanses without drying the skin, melting away every trace of make-up (even mascara and liquid eyeliner), daily grime and pollutants, leaving you with a clean, glowing complexion. A comforting combination of natural oils gives it a beautifully silky texture and as it sinks in, skin is nourished, softened and lightly scented with Ylang Ylang, Geranium and Lavender essential oils.
What's in it?
- Coconut Oil gently unclogs pores and removes daily grime while Vitamin E is rich in anti-oxidants helping to protect skin from environmental stressors.
- The three power components of Linseed Oil - omega-3 fatty acids, lignans, and antioxidants - have the ability to benefit skin health. The fatty acids help to tone, tighten, firm and plump. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties to calming acne breakouts and irritated, dry skin, helping minimise redness and inflammation.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil has wonderful moisturising, detoxifying and rejuvenating properties, it's probably the best oil to help prevent moisture loss as it helps your skin to form a barrier to lock in moisture and deliver nutrients deep into your epidermis.
- Evening Primrose Oil contains essential fatty acids including Omega 6 fatty acids like Linoleic acid, Gamma-linoleic acid, Palmitic acid, Oleic acid and Stearic acid which help to nourish, soften and condition the skin.
- Sweet Almond Oil is naturally mineral, protein and vitamin rich. Used daily, it can help protect skin against free radical damage, preventing damage to collagen and elastin cells.
In the spas
Cowshed Trainer Jess explained why our new cleansing balm has become our therapists' go-to product for removing make-up before a facial in the spas.
'Make-up is a fatty substance and that’s why you need a fat-based product to break down the molecules (it's why waterproof mascara won't be budged by rain or tears!) Especially with the bespoke facial, you want something that’s quick and oil-based to remove makeup that actively benefits the skin at the same time. We usually use Kahai Wonder Balm and now this new cleanser because all the beautiful ingredients like Evening Primrose Oil make it much easier to remove makeup than with a water-based product.'
A Simple Double Cleanse Ritual
Our Replenishing Cleansing Balm comes with a cotton muslin cloth (you can also get a set of seven cloths - one for every day of the week!) Jess shared her tips to get the spa experience at home.
'Getting your makeup off is a good thing in itself because you want the pollution off your skin, and this cleanser actively puts good stuff into your skin so it’s killing two birds with one stone! Use the muslin cloth to help get every trace of oil off. The cloth also enhances the exfoliating effect, removing the surface layers of dead skin.
Pump the cleanser into your hands, warm it up and rub it into dry skin. Wipe off with a muslin cloth that you’ve run under hot water and wrung out. Always work upwards to help stimulate the blood flow. Then do a second cleanse to make sure your skin is nice and clean and you’ve got rid of every trace of grime or pollution and the cleanser. Use nice circular motions working into the skin; you could even do a little facial massage.
As the residue of botanical oils and plant extracts sinks in you won’t even feel like you need a night cream or serum so it’ll save you that step too, plus the light smell is incredibly soothing.'
If you’re someone who is always in a rush and taking off your make-up is just one more chore to perform at the end of the day before you finally fall exhausted into bed, please, find an extra two minutes to turn washing your face into a little ritual; we promise your skin (and mind) will thank you for this small act of self-care.