There are a million cleansing balms out there. Why is the Elemis Cleansing Balm any different? There are a million makeup removers out there? What justifies paying for this one instead of your standard drug store special. This one is different because it solves the 3 main problems I run into with makeup removal.
Sometimes I wear heavy makeup. While I don’t do it every day, I can’t help but go full coverage foundation and do my best attempt at a glam look once in a while. This heavy makeup takes a toll on my face, and if I’m not careful, can leave my face feeling like death after I take my makeup off.
Wow – The Elemis Cleansing Balm is actually SPECIAL
The Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm Solves 3 Main Problems
There are three problems that I often run into after putting on a full face of makeup.
1.It can be really rough on your face
2. It can be really hard to remove
3. It can cause breakouts
Somehow, the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm solves all 3 of these issues!
It Doesn’t Strip My Face Off
I’ve used powerful cleansers that most definitely get all of my makeup off. I know they get it all off because it feels like it’s taken the outer layer of skin off my face along with it. So many cleansers are way too harsh and leave my face feeling like its been sandblasted in the Sahara Desert.
The Elemis Cleansing Balm gives me the best of both worlds. It breaks down and removes makeup, but SOMEHOW does it while leaving my face feeling soft. It legitimately feels like I’ve already moisturized it after removing my makeup. I’ve never before experienced a cleanser/makeup remover that actually softens my face.
The Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm lives up to its name. It does this by delivering the results it’s supposed to, meaning that it helps my face look and feel so much healthier.
The Elemis Cleansing Balm Actually Removes Makeup
I’ve used other moisturizing removers before, but they either didn’t help my face, or didn’t actually get my makeup off.
The Elemis Cleansing Balm actually removes makeup that many standard makeup removers can’t. Too many times I’ve removed my makeup only to find out the next morning that I didn’t actually finish the job. I’ve looked in the mirror and discovered racoon eyes of leftover makeup that smeared around my face.
To not be too harsh on my face, I’d already sworn off standard makeup removers and only used oils. Oils didn’t require as much scrubbing, and did a much better job at breaking down the makeup and pulling it off of my face. The Elemis cleanser does remove the same way a quality oil will.
Yes, the Elemis Cleansing Balm even gets off gel eyeliner and waterproof mascara (my biggest challenges).
No Breakouts With The Elemis Cleanser
Often after a night of makeup (even proper removal) I still get breakouts around my nose and lips. Breakouts like that always make me feel like I’m back in the torture days of middle school. Unfortunately, unless I use a fairly strong cleanser, I end up back there again.
The Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm cleans well enough to not cause breakouts on my face. I love that I don’t have to revisit middle school acne!
Drawbacks of the Elemis Cleansing Balm
Yes, the Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm is more expensive than a standard makeup remover, and even more expensive than a number of moisturizers.
Even though the cost is a drawback, it comes with the benefit that you can eliminate a step in your skincare routine. I am always looking to save time, especially when I’m home for the night and ready for bed. I save a ton of time by removing makeup and moisturizing in one step.
Conclusion on the Elemis Cleansing Balm Review
I hate it when I really like high end expensive products, but I really do love the Elemis cleanser. The ability to actually remove stubborn makeup and not make my face feel like death is an incredibly rare accomplishment. Other products try to nail this combo, but I haven’t found another that does both as well.