Review Vemel Waterless Skincare Vitamin Boost Cleansing Balm

Review Vemel Waterless Skincare Vitamin Boost Cleansing Balm
Most of the Instagram adverts that come my way are pure trash but up popped an interesting looking skincare brand and suddenly my bank account was £25 lighter. What exactly caught my eye? well if it's not already obvious then let me introduce you to Vemel Vitamin Boost Cleansing Balm. According to their website Vemel is a waterless skincare brand manufactured in Berkshire. 

Vemel was born as an antidote to the chemical overload that we find in our every-day lives in our quest to help our children who suffered for years with eczema related skin conditions and allergies. We believe that by reducing the chemicals that we absorb on a daily basis we can make long terms benefits to our overall health.

I'm not a huge fan of the message above as everything in life is a chemical but I understand the sentiment behind it due to my own lifetime of eczema and allergies. I am a firm believer that our skin is often overloaded with unnecessary and irritating ingredients. Many of us with skin problems need to strip back our routines and heal or protect our skin from further damage.

For me, Vemel ticks a number of boxes when I'm looking for skincare. As they are a waterless skincare brand that allows formulas to be free from preservatives and allows other plant based ingredients to shine through. I am not against preservation as it's important for the health and safety of products but since I have an MI allergy I have an awareness that some preservatives may be irritants to sensitive skin. Another important factor for me is Vemel chooses not to use essential oils in their products which reduces allergens. They are also plastic free and certified Vegan.

Now that you have a little understanding of why I chose to purchase from Vemel Skincare, let me introduce you to the Vitamin Boost Cleansing Balm. You can see that a lot of care and attention has been spent on packaging and it's certainly attractive. This cleansing balm is formulated with shea butter, apricot oil, sunflower oil, berry wax, vitamin E, sea buckthorn and carrot. It's a solid balm consistency in the jar but melts with the warmth of your skin. If you have ever tried Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm then it's very similar in texture. The addition of a wooden spatula is necessary as I don't think I could scrap the balm from the jar as it's not super soft to the touch. Vemel also includes a cloth which is always great to include for those starting out with a balm cleanser but for me it's just another to add to my vast collection so not a necessity.

Cleansing balms are simple to use. Once I have scooped a small amount I warm it in my fingers (to melt) and then slowly and gently massage across my face. I take time to enjoy the process and when I'm ready I remove with a warm damp flannel (or the cloth provided). My makeup is minimal (Madara CC Cream and Everyday Minerals Powder) and I have no issues with removing the dirt and grime, the cloth is filthy with makeup so that's a good indication. I love balm cleansers because they don't strip my skin of moisture and I'm left with a silky, soft and hydrated face, vital in these winter months.

I really enjoy using Vemel Vitamin Boost Cleansing Balm and it's comparable to many others on the market in terms of formulation, usage and performance. It is very easy for me to recommend a product like this one. At the moment I'm definitely showing signs of stress in my skin and I've been unhappy with my complexion so it's important for me to use the right products. I have trusted Vemel to deliver quality ingredients in a way that isn't overly complicated and that's what I find works best for me. It's also great to see a brand that avoids fragrance, as regular readers know I am sensitive to linalool (found in essential oils).

If you'd like further information on Vemel Vitamin Boost Cleansing Balm or to view the rest of their skincare range, please visit Vemel Waterless Organic Skincare.

Sarah x