Out-of-this-world deep cleansing balm, perfect for facial massage / 3.4 oz
de Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm is one of those rare products that is a runaway favorite with our entire team. We each took a little jar home and used it, then regrouped with our eyes wide, all whispering something along the lines of, “That de Mamiel Cleansing Balm! OMG.” The reasons why this deep cleansing, decongesting, moisture-resetting, spirit-calming balm is so good can be hard to unravel…but we’ll give it a try.
First off, there’s the texture. Some cleansing balms feel slightly fatty, some not quite rich enough; this is Goldilocks-perfect, right in between. It has enough heft to feel substantial, yet enough of what we — very scientifically — describe as “meltiness,” a combination that just begs to be massaged into your face. And massage you should, in deep, upward-moving strokes that say, “Gravity may want to move my face in the other direction over time, but it’ll have to fight this magical massage I’m doing every night!” Your circulation will certainly benefit, too, and your skin will be far better off as a result.
Then there’s the aroma. Some brands and products specifically encourage you to "enjoy the moment"; sometimes, though, you’re just not in the mood. But de Mamiel’s Cleansing Balm simply stops you in your tracks with a natural lemon-rose scent that is so arrestingly beautiful, it makes you think, “Who was I to scoff at this ‘enjoying the moment’ business? Life is beautiful! Let’s massage this buttery goodness into that face some MORE.” There is true magic in de Mamiel’s aromatherapy, which is heightened with a touch of flower essences (which we’re huge fans of).
The best part is that its blend of light oils, rich butters, Manuka honey, and prebiotic poly- and oligo-saccharides — with a touch of spirit-lifting, kind-to-skin essential oils — suits every skin type, and it can serve as not only a deep cleanser and sunscreen/makeup remover but also as a calming moisture mask and facial massage base. This big, beautiful pot of Cleansing Balm will soon become one of the most treasured items in your skincare toolkit. (If you want to try it first, you can do so with our Custom Sample Service.)
If you have sensitive skin but like using a retinoid at night, this cleanser can help set the stage for a more sensitive-skin-friendly retinol/Retin-A experience.
If you prefer a more squeaky-clean, residue-free feel, follow it up with the Brightening Cleanse & Exfoliate or your preferred second double-cleansing step.
But whatever you do, you must try the cloud-like, perfectly designed de Mamiel Luxury Cleansing Cloths.
To learn how our esthetician, Sarah, uses the Cleansing Balm in facial massage, check out this video she made for our YouTube channel.
And to learn more about de Mamiel, check out our Brand Spotlight interview with creator Annee de Mamiel.
How to Use
To use as a deep moisture mask, leave on for 10 mins.
- Marula is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, which encourage cell renewal and leave skin with a healthy glow after a massage
- Cape Chamomile’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness — perfect for sensitive and delicate skin
Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Cera alba/beeswax/Cire d'abeille*, Borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, Aleurites moluccana (kukui) seed oil, Moringa oleifera (moringa) seed oil, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil*, Squalane, Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil*, Astrocaryum murumuru (murumuru) seed butter, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, Polysorbate 20 (derived from coconut), Rosa damascena (rose) cera, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Bisabolol, Calendula officinalis flower oil*, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract*, Agonis fragrans (fragonia) leaf oil, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) leaf oil*, Eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) oil**, Melaleuca teretifolia (honey myrtle) leaf oil, Leptospermum petersonii (rose myrtle) leaf oil, Eucalyptus radiata (eucalyptus) leaf oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E). Geraniol˚, Linalol˚, Citronellol˚, Citral˚. Bespokely botaniques, created from flower and environmental essences, LightBringer Essences Alpine Meadow (Self heal, Le jardin des alpes, Campanula rotundifolia (harebell), Aster alpinus (alpine aster), Parnassia palustris (grass of parnassus)).
˚Natural essential oil constituents
Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sun...