A while ago I did a review on the Goodness Natural Beauty Lab’s Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil (you can read it here) and it impressed me so much, I decided I very much wanted to try their break-up make-up balm … and so I did!
One of the initial drawcards for me was the packaging – it’s so cute! I do love a good tin – especially because you can use it afterwards for all sorts of things; storing your earrings, making soy candles (well, I guess you can – I never have – but it sounds Pinteresty right?!) Oh – and I liked the name too – it’s clever.
The second thing that sold me was the product description:
“I’m a slick quickie at removing all sorts of make-up. With all the goodness of chia seed, coconut and avocado oils, your skin will be oh-so-clean and super soft”
And to be fair – they’re quite right! After using this product, my skin does feel oh-so-clean AND super soft! It also got my mascara off without stinging my eyes, and that is no mean feat.
I read somewhere too (and I don’t remember where) that it will “melt my make-up off” – I liked the sound of that and that’s pretty much what it does. It’s kind of a soft, wax-like substance that you warm in your hands before smooshing onto your face and then massaging it around a bit – concentrating on the areas that have the most make-up. Then you rinse it off and et voila – you’re done!
Wanna know another thing I love about this product? It’s cheap as chips! I bought mine at Farmers for $19.99 – and I’ve seen it on sale for $15.99. So good. It comes in an 80ml tin and judging on my rate of usage so far, I would say you’d get a good two months out of a tin.
The only drawback? And this is because I am DEAD LAZY. (Prior to getting this, I was removing my makeup with a wipe **chill out man, it’s not that bad!**) and so I thought I would use this stuff and then remove it with a wipe. So that’s what I did, but my skin felt a bit waxy and I got a horrible feeling when I was lying in bed that my pores could be being blocked as we speak … so I got myself out of bed and washed it off properly with water and a facecloth. So there’s that.
Anyway … this post needed more pics and I couldn’t be bothered taking one, so I am using this pic of me, “fresh-faced”, from a couple of years ago. Let’s face it, there aren’t many “fresh-faced” photos available for me to choose from – I tend not to keep them (!) so I’m gonna leave it to you to imagine I had used break-up make-up balm just prior to this photo. Thanks.
By the way, this product is vegan friendly, light-weight, non-greasy and contains chia seed oil’s winning 3:1 ratio of omega 3 to omega 6. (And yes, that was straight off the tin.)
And that, my friends, is my review. I hope you enjoyed and find it useful.
break-up your make-up ….