If you're a regular reader of Mammafulzo you'll know how much of a skin care junkie I am, I love skin care, and am always researching new things to try, I'd seen the Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm on the John Lewis website and so I researched it more and liked what I read so I picked some up from the Merumaya Website. I have been using the Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm for months now and although I really love it, I do like to research other brands and their skin care items and try new things and of course I am always on the lookout for a cheaper alternative to products I use.
About The Merumaya Cleansing Balm ~
Merumaya Cleansing Balm is a paraben free cleansing balm which is not tested on animals, it contains Echium Oil providing Omega 3,6 and 9 to improve lines and wrinkles and improve the skins elasticity. It also contains Mangosteen Fruit Extract which is rich in vitamins and provides anti oxidant protection and Sweet Almond Oil to provide a velvety finish to the skin.
Merumaya is a balm cleanser which when mixed with water turns into a milky consistency. Merumaya recommend a double cleanse method, using the first cleanse to remove make up and the second to clean the skin.
The Merumaya cleansing balm comes in a 100ml tube.
Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm is suitable for all skin types.
The tube inside.
Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm.
My Thoughts ~
I used the Merumaya cleansing balm in the exact same way as I use my Clinique balm, I applied it all over my face including my eyes and then ran a flannel (wash cloth/face cloth) under hand hot water, wrung it out and then removed the cleanser with the flannel, you can mix some water with the balm to create a milky type consistency if you prefer.
The cleanser removed all my make up including my waterproof mascara and left my skin feeling silky smooth and really clean after just one cleanse. I have extremely dry skin and at the moment I am really suffering with my skin as it is possibly the driest it has ever been, I also have very sensitive and eczema prone skin, but the cleansing balm was brilliant and didn't irritate my skin or eyes at all, and left my skin feeling very smooth without any dry patches. The scent of the balm is unlike anything I've had before, it is kind of a floral and fruity mix, it's a nice pleasant scent and not overpowering at all.
I liked the fact that I didn't need to use a lot of the product, a little goes a long way and it rubbed in effortlessly, wasn't at all greasy and removed my make up with ease and without the need for rubbing.
Overall I absolutely love the Merumaya cleansing balm, it is an amazing product, it removes all my make up effortlessly, it doesn't leave a film on my skin, it smells great, it's kind to my extremely sensitive skin and didn't irritate my eyes at all. My skin is left feeling silky smooth without any dryness at all, something which at the moment is unheard of for me. I prefer the consistency of the Merumaya to the Clinique balm, it isn't a "set" formula, it squeezes out of the tube with ease and I think will last longer than the Clinique due to the small amount needed.
Price wise Merumaya wins too, the Merumaya is £14.50 for 100ml of product and the Clinique is £21.00 for 125ml of product making the Clinique £16.80 per 100ml. But to be honest I would still re purchase the Merumaya over the Clinique should it be more expensive because I love it so much.
I am extremely impressed with this product and will 100% continue to re purchase it and would love to try out some other products from Merumaya, if they are all as fantastic as this one I shall be a very happy Mamma!
Move over Clinique, Mamma's found herself a new cleansing balm.
If you would like to try the Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm it is available from the Merumaya website for £14.50 with £3.95 for 1st class recorded delivery postage or John Lewis for £14.50 with £3.00 for 5 working days postage. I bought mine from the Merumaya website and it arrived within 48 hours of me purchasing it.
Thank you for reading, much love as always,