Friday, 19 September 2014

Product Obsession: De Mamiel Botaniques Restorative cleansing balm



 The Botaniques range by Annee de Mamiel was one I was desperate to try this year, everything about it is beautiful, chic, holistic and crammed full of lust worthy botanicals, everything I adore in a skincare range and much more.
Annee is a holistic therapist and practices in London, her signature products are her seasonal oils, I adore this concept of seasonal skincare, we all know we should eat seasonally so adjusting our skincare seasonally also makes perfect sense. Another Cult product in the range is the Altitude oil which Annee developed for herself to help her stay healthy on flights and avoid illness, I have a particular weakness for ranges which incorporate wellness and Annee does just that, skilfully and to great effect, whilst I haven't tried these personally I have read great reviews from people who's opinion I trust implicitly. 

 The Restorative cleansing balm and it was total love at first sight and scent because the heavenly elixir that greeted me when I opened the tester pot was too beautiful to pass by. Why such adoration? One look at the ingredients list and I was giddy with excitement, I don't think I have ever seen a cleansing balm with so many beautiful botanicals before. The list is stunning, you have Camellia oil (also known as white tea oil), Kukui oil, Calendula oil, squalane, Borage, Beeswax and Rosewax, Marula, Murumuru, Manuka honey... the list goes on and on, not to mention there are also probiotics for skin health and gem essences too.

Needless to say this is not your average balm, it's a luxury treatment and the performance reflects that too, starting the minute you open the pot the beautiful floral scent relaxes the mind, as you warm it up and massage in to the skin uplifting citrus notes from the Honey Myrtle follow. The texture is very soft and lighter than other balms I have used, I adore giving myself a really good facial massage with this, it leaves skin wonderfully soft, plumped and calm and rinses away easily due to the fact that it gently emulsifies into more of a milky texture so if you don't usually like balms I still recommend you try this, I think you will be surprised! My only regret is not buying the bigger size, but that is something that can easily be rectified next time and this is a certain repurchase, my biggest problem is choosing what to try next from such a beautiful range. 

You can find De Mamiel Botaniques on her website, Cult Beauty and The Detox Market, this is a run don't walk type of situation, if you only try one cleansing balm let this one be it. 

Ana x 

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  1. Great review Ana! I'm a huge fan x

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    1. I have the Rosy lip balm on my wish list thanks to you Xx

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  2. Aaaah! I absolutely adore the sound of this balm, Ana! I too love the ingredients that make up this product so I must ask if you think I should go with this or Lulu & Boo's one that you posted on IG? I've never tried a cleansing balm before and would like one that's effective at taking off make up (the little I wear) and daily grime as well as keeping my skin hydrated. Great review as always Ana! xx

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    1. I love both of the balms but for different reasons. They will both remove make up easily but the De Mamiel has a more luxe price tag and feel so I will admit that I don't use for make-up removal but rather to really work it in to the skin. Lulu and Boo have a simpler ingredients list but I find that the ingredients are perfect for more sensitive/dry skin and it's very soothing, it doesn't emulsify so you have to use a warm flannel to remove it properly or it will be too much for your skin I think. I am tempted to say go with De Mamiel to be honest purely because it is lighter in texture and for your first cleansing balm experience would probably suit you better Xx

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    2. Wonderful, thank you Ana! Will definitely be keeping this in mind when I make my purchase. I really appreciate your feedback on this. Xx

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    3. Hope it helps, it's always nerve wracking recommending things to others :) Xx

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  3. Ooooh Ana you know how to tempt me! Sounds amazing x

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    1. It is lovely, such a nice range Xx

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  4. Oh it sounds lovely! Love the flowers on your photos<3 xx

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    1. It really is, the flowers are from the garden! :) Xx

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  5. Fantastic ingredients. Great review as always Ana x

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  6. Great review Ana - those ingredients sound amazing!! xx

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    1. It's an amazing product that's for sure! :) Xx

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  7. The ingredients are beautiful and seen fitting of the product's name. I've actually never heard of this brand so thanks for sharing!

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  8. I've had my eye on De Mamiel for awhile and this balm sounds really nice! I'm not really a cleansing balm kind of gal but as you said this emulsifies into a milky texture...that just sounds lovely! I'd love to try this. Great post as always :)
    -Kasey

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    1. Thanks Kasey, I think for those not used to balms this is a great introduction as it rinses away so easily! Xx

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  9. I have a few cleansing balms to use up at the moment, but reading this review makes me want to pick this up asap! Sounds so lovely x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. It is lovely, perfect for winter nights and at home pampering! :) Xx

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