Continuing on with the general beauty-wide theme of roses with everything, M&S has primped up its Hot Cloth Cleanser with rose extract from a botanical farm in Hertfordshire. If you didn’t know, the Pure range is sustainable and responsibly sourced, using British ingredients and manufactured in a UK eco-factory with recyclable packaging. I know that an enormous amount of care is taken with this range – and an enormous amount of pride, too, because it’s not the easy route to produce beauty in the way that the Pure range is.
The Cleansing Balm (above) from this collection has also had a rosy twist with English rose extracts. I have to admit that I couldn’t really detect rose in this – it has an almost citrussy scent to it which is lovely and fresh and if you love a balm, and prefer your beauty products without parabens, mineral oils, silicones or artificial colourants, I’d say this one is best for dry skin. It’s competitively priced at £12 and a little goes a long way. Both cleansers come with a muslin cloth (I really don’t like these sad little cloths any more) for removal and both left my skin feeling clean. For personal preference, I’d choose the balm over the Hot Cloth Cleanser – I felt it gave a more emolient cleanse. There are more sophisticated balm cleansers out there, but £12 is very reasonable, I think, and with solid eco-credentials, it’s well worth checking out. If a balm texture isn’t for you, and you prefer a lighter feeling cleanse, Hot Cloth performed perfectly well, and it’s also £12. I will point out that you’re paying an extra £2 for the rose extract in these limited editions because the non-rose versions are £10.
You can find the Pure range HERE.
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