Sunday, 30 March 2014

Monu Cleansing Balm

I am quite new to the world of cleansing balms having only ever used one in my entire life, so when the chance to try and test out the Monu Essential Care Cleansing Balm I jumped at the chance. Monu is a brand that I have come to really like and one I have mentioned on my blog a few times now.

So the cleansing balm is said to be "An indulgent melting balm that works to cleanse skin and remove make-up for an instant boost of radiance and vitality" and is suitable for all skin types. What you get inside this rather luxurious looking box is a 150g tub of the balm and a muslin cloth which is really soft and smooth and so white I didn't want to use it.

Monu Cleansing Balm

Monu Cleansing Balm

Monu Cleansing Balm

Monu Cleansing Balm

Monu Cleansing Balm

Monu Cleansing Balm


When it comes to use it, you are told to warm the balm in the palm of your hands before gently massaging it over your face and neck with your fingertips.  As you do this the balm is said to efficiently melt into the pores to dissolve all traces of make-up and any impurities. You then add water to emulsify the balm into a luxuriously rich and creamy milk that is said to leave your skin feeling vitalised, conditioned and utterly flawless from morning to night.

This balm smells absolutely amazing, it combimes the aromatic secent of Rose and Geranium essential oils which awaked your senses and work to stimulate their skin.  There is also Evening Primrose, Blackcurrent and Rosehip Seed Oil, all of which work together to help 

"maintain a youthful suppleness and elasticity to the skins appearance, helping you to look and feel refined all day long. The added effects of comforting Wheat Germ, Apricot and Almond oils will help calm and clean the skin".

As soon as I began to massage this into my skin I loved it. Not quite as solid as I was expecting it to be considering it is called a balm, it is quite runny so you don't need to use very much at all, it is definitely a case of a little goes a long way, the scent is simply divine, more so than I can describe to you, but think spa-like scent and you are almost there. What it does do is everything it claims to do and that is dissolve every ounce of make-up on your face including any bits of dirt and grime that you didn't think was there! Trust me, it finds it and dissolves it and that includes the quite stubborn to remove They're Real from Benefit, literally nothing gets in its way.

Then when it does come into contact with water, it emulsifies quickly and completely and washes away without leaving any residue on my face, my hands or in sink, which I am thankful for, infact the only dirt that is left behind is on poor old Mr Muslin cloth which you can put in the washing machine anyway.  As for my skin afterwards, my face is so soft and smooth I don't feel the need to run for my moisturising cream and cover myself in it, but old habits are hard to stop and as i always would do, I apply my moisturiser, safe in the knowledge that there are no nasties on my skin stopping it from doing its job.

So, if you are on the look out for a cleansing balm that will do exactly what it tells you it will do, is paraben free, not tested on animals, has no animal derivatives and consists of a 100% natural fragrance then you are reading about it right here, right now and it costs £38 for this huge tub and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

11 comments:

  1. This sounds so nice! I love me a good cleansing balm :)

    Jess xo

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  2. Ooooh this cleansing balm sounds lovely!

    I'm really into them at the moment.. I don't think I could ever go back to not using one.

    Kimberley // Kimberley's Beauty Blog

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  3. I do love a good cleansing balm and this sounds lovely :)
    Lou xx
    www.loulovesbeauty.co.uk

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  4. that sounds so lovely! really been getting into skincare lately please check out my blog its new! http://maybemayhemmakeup.blogspot.com.au/

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  5. You made me want it although I haven't heard of Monu. I would love to try it.
    http://www.beautybellenotes.com/

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  6. I've never really been big on Monu but this looks fabulous! I love cleansing balms!

    Erin. X

    Http://erinlouisehunt.com

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  7. I have never tried using a cleansing balm and this one sounds quite good. I'm slowly switching my beauty products to paraben free. Will keep this in mind.

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  8. This sounds great. Love that they don't test on animals! x

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  9. This sounds lovely and love that it's cruelty free!

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  10. ahhhh! I've been wanting to jump into the world of cleansing balms for a while now but I'm very picky about the products I use at the moment. When I saw paraben free, cruelty free, natural fragrance listed, I got very excited. This could just be the one I give a go...xo

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