[unpaid/sample] A few years ago I had a cleansing balm from a Korean brand called Aromatica that I absolutely adored for it’s slightly fizzy orange fragrance. You can still buy it (HERE) but it’s not readily available in the UK. Alpha H’s Melting Moment Cleansing Balm with Wild Orange Leaf Extract has a similar scent – very orangey without being too sweet – and is an absolute cleansing delight if you love a balm texture that sits on the tipping point of being an oil.

Alpha H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm

It’s the sort of texture that you just want to get stuck into – it’s really a joy to move it around your face because the texture is so soft and mobile and anything that encourages more facial massage is good. It’s an easy way to get the blood flowing around the face and combined with the scent of wild orange leaf (does that smell any different to other orange leaves? we may never know…) is truly a treat.

Alpha H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm

I mean, look – couldn’t you just dive in? It’s not at all stripping – after cleansing, it leaves skin with a softening film (so if you like your skin to feel squeaky clean, it’s not for you) that makes it feel flexible and hydrated. The formula is a blend of (mainly) sandalwood seed oil, grapeseed oil and bisabolol (soothing) – the colour comes from iron oxides and turmeric so may vary from pot to pot. You really can’t go wrong with this cleanser especially in winter months when skin needs a bit more in the way of hydration and soothing. The brand has some items on sale and I’d recommend you take a look as it’s quite generous and a good way to stock up on travel sizes. The Cleansing Balm is £34.95 HERE – you really do only need a tiny dot for a thorough cleanse.


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