Whatever way you look at it, £56 is a lot to pay for 60ml of cleanser. One of the things that writing for How To Spend It (HERE) has reminded me is that everyone has different budgets and different skin goals, so £56 won’t be out of line for many people. Kat Burki, apart from being a bit of cult among celebs, is taking clean beauty to luxury level and there is absolutely a market for that.
My first impressions of the balm is how loose it is – it’s not a solid balm but more a bit of a porridgy looking consistency. It’s comprised of camu camu berry, coconut, sunflower, jojoba, rosehip seed, olive, avocado and cranberry seed oils as well as 15% vitamin C. So, we can’t doubt its credentials in being skin compatible and friendly. I’m less convinced of the benefits of something like Vitamin C in a wash off product and would need a lot of persuading that it’s doing anything if you immediately rinse your face. You could leave it on for longer I suppose. Clean beauty is more about what you leave out than what you put in, but Kat has straddled both levels of excellence by omitting parabens, synthetic fragrances and common beauty chemicals – as well as silicone, alcohol and water. The result is a highly concentrated, cold pressed blend of the list above.
Of course it gives a beautiful cleanse – go twice if you feel like it. The looseness makes it feel more like a cleansing oil as you work it in rather than traditional balm and given how many oils are in it, it doesn’t feel particularly oily. So, while my skin felt perfectly clean, it also felt soft and flexible with no tightness or dryness.
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