Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm is the richest and creamiest cleansing balm that I've ever used and I've completely fallen in love with it over the last few years. Even though cleansing balms aren't generally recommended for oily/acne-prone skin, I've been enjoying Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm especially during PMS and in summer when my skin tends to get more oily and become prone to pimples. The cleansing balm by itself isn't designed to balance skin, but I've noticed that it somehow helps my skin stay at its best condition, it really feels like my skin is more healthy than ever! :D And once the balm is wiped off with the cleansing cloth, it leaves my skin very soft, hydrated and smooth to the touch. My skin even glows! :O
However, I wouldn't recommend it if your skin is sensitive to essential oils and/or scents. In fact, I'm very sensitive to scents and it took me a while to get used to the very potent peppermint scent. The first few time I used Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm I got nauseous, which is funny because now I enjoying it whenever I feel a bit sick >_<. Oh, dear! We are full of paradox, are we not :P.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-8 Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Silica, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Wax, Glycerin, Lecithin, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Borago Officinalis (Starflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Wax, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Rosa Multiflora (Rose) Flower Wax, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Geraniol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Citronellol, Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood) Wood Oil, Limonene, Mentha Arvensis (Mint) Leaf Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Menthol, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citral, Coumarin, Citric Acid.
Here's how I use Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm whenever I feel sick, tired or even when my face looks puffy. I always use Dr. Jart+ Dermaclear Micro Water before using a few cotton pads, then I apply a generous amount that can glide onto my face & neck smoothly with my finger tips. I then massage it in for a few minutes until my mind feels fresh and awake. After that, I take either Omorovicza Cleansing Mitt or Pai Muslin Cloth to take off the cleansing balm. I know, Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm comes with its own cleansing cloth, but trust me, they hold warmth very well that they give an extra relaxing sensation when taking the product off.
I've tried different cleansing balms on the market, but I keep coming back to Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm as I love the texture and the result on my skin. I know it is on the expensive side, but if you are a cleansing balm lover or even a person who embraces facial massage, I think it's well worth investment.