Let me just say now that I LOVE cleansing balms and I use them twice a day and sometimes more so they are a very important staple to my skincare routine. I have tried a few brands over the years but none of them compares to the ApiNourish Hydrating Facial Cleanser by Manuka Doctor! Oh my!!!
Firstly, I love the consistency (I will be using the word ‘love’ a lot so be warned). You only need a pea sized amount, massaged between your palms and then massaged onto your face and neck. The one thing that blows me away about this product is that it SMELLS SO GOOD! I can only compare it to clean laundry lol But to me this is what cleanliness smells like and the scent lingers on my hands long after I have wiped my face and neck with a muslin cloth.
What I also love about this product is that it doesn’t leave your face feeling tight and dry; your skin feels moisturized, plump and nourished and funnily enough, so do the palms of your hands.
This cleansing balm comes in a tube which makes it easy to dispense the product and it completely removes any debris on my face from the day and my skin products from the night before. Like all cleansing balms, it doesn’t do a great job of removing eye makeup but I don’t use them for this, anyway, as I don’t like getting my muslin cloths covered in makeup.
Here is what the Manuka Doctor website says about this product:
Age-defying formula deeply hydrates while it cleanses
Helps purify skin by removing make up, reducing oil & impurities
Refreshing & invigorating cleanser
Purified Bee Venom nurtures natural collagen formation, increasing skin’s elasticity
Your skin will be soothed and renewed as the ingredients work together to replenish its moisture barrier, help to form new collagen and give deep, penetrating hydration where it matters most. Scars and wrinkles will be reduced and your skin will look visibly younger.
Rich & restoring deep cleanse
For brighter, more radiant skin
Purifies skin by reducing oil & removing impurities
Invigorates & refreshes skin
Helps protect against free radicals
Used in combination with the Rejuvenating Skin Cream, can help reveal a more radiant & smoother complexion
Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Hydrating Facial Cleanser is the natural choice for a rich & rejuvenating deep cleanse, removing make-up and leaving skin feeling fresh & invigorated, while replenishing the skin moisture barrier.
And here are the ingredients from the site:
Activated Key Ingredients from the Hive
Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) – Proven to nurture natural collagen formation, increasing skin’s elasticity
Manuka Honey from New Zealand – Well known to help boost moisturisation & elastin
Royal Jelly – Renowned for stimulating collagen & elastin production
Other Key Ingredients
Vitamin E: renowned for skin moisturisation, anti-inflammatory action and protection against free radicals
Biosaccharide Gum: an interactive film protector to provide the skin with a ‘second skin’ barrier
Green Tea Extract: a botanical additive known for its antioxidant properties
Allantoin: a skincare active with exceptional healing, moisturising, soothing and anti-irritating properties. It is naturally identical to a component in plants including wheat germ, rice and comfrey roots
Full Ingredients List
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Acacia Deucurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polysorbate 20, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Mel (Honey), Bee Venom.
I wanted to know if they test on animals and this is what I found:
We do not test our products on animals and our bees live happily in open, natural surrounds and are not affected by how we source their venom.
You can read more about the FAQ of this brand HERE
I will be trying more products from Manuka Doctor as I am so pleased with this one. I ordered mine from lookfantastic for €24.95.