Let me just start out by saying that I am so happy that this wasn't the very first cleansing balm that I tried, because this stuff is terrible, and it would have scared me away from them. I have been on a cleansing balm kick lately, and since I just finished up my Eve Lom Cleansing Balm I thought I'd give this Boots Botanicals Hot Cloth Cleansing Balm a try. It's affordable, at $8.49 for 70ml, and you can find it at drugstores - sounds pretty good, right? Wrong.
This stuff had the consistency of sticky beeswax. It went on wonderfully, melting into my skin and making my facial massage quite easy - until I tried to rinse it off. This stuff would not come off. I ended up having to cleanse my skin 3 more times (all with different cleansers) to get this stuff off of my face and my hands. I can't even describe to you what it's like to have a cleanser refuse to rinse off your face; it's never happened to me before. Even after cleansing 3 times to get this stuff off my face felt coated, so I did a purifying mask to get the rest of this gunk out of my pores. If you use a hair oil or CHI silk infusion - you know that coated feeling on your hands after that's a bit difficult to rinse off without soap? That's how it felt, times 10, on my face. I do not recommend this stuff, guys.
If you use this, and love it, please leave me a comment and explain how you get it off your face. Until then, this is going in the trash - it's that bad.