Anything that comes with the glowing recommendation of Lord Hirons, is something that I want to end up in my already-overstuffed bathroom cabinet. My favourite cleansing balm thus far comes courtesy of Elemis - it's a gorgeous very balmy balm that takes makeup off a treat. The above Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm is a balm like you've never tried before - it's lighter and bobblier - almost like wet fluff. And while it'll cleanse a dream (I use it for a second cleanse though, don't waste this on makeup removal), it's also got lots of little bonus ingredients to make your skin extra happy.
It's a brilliant (almost instant) skin rejuvenator, that's also excellent for pigmentation issues and dull skin. It'll plump you up (Vitamin C helps boost healthy collagen production), and prevent dryness. It's incredibly refreshing to use, very gentle, but so effective it'll leave your skin softer than a baby's arse. Just writing this down makes me want to go to the bathroom and use it. Which is testament to how good it is, and also how unfulfilling this Sunday night is shaping up to be.
The headlining ingredient Vitamin C is a does a great job of thwarting free radicals (that's flying dirt like pollution, but also the lovely sun and the pesky damage it can do). When it comes to Vitamin C, I've definitely had the most success when it comes to brown spots and discolouration. Nothing's tackled bluish/blackish eye bags like an eye cream with Vitamin C splashed on the front. Alongside the main player here - there are also seven reparative Bio-Processed oils. If like me, you have no idea what that means, fear not. Basically part of Kat Burki's ethos is to use ingredients that are bio-processed under 120 degrees, which means none of the nutrients are 'cooked down.'
I'd wholeheartedly recommend this for someone not in the first flush of youth, who suffers with lacklustre skin and a tendency for dryness. Who also has a few quid in their pocket (£68 OUCH). Inspired by the lovely Kat Burki, I've also added a couple of Vitamin C serums to the regime, including the ludicrously expensive Zelens Vitamin C Power Drops, which had bloody better turn me into Gisele after a few months. I'll keep you updated on that.