Sunday, 28 May 2017

Dames & Dimes Chocolate Orange Cleansing Balm Review

It's taken months of patience but I finally managed to get my hands on this bad boy when it came back in stock a couple weeks ago. I'm already a massive cleansing balm addict so as soon as I heard poofie.peej give this her seal of approval on Instagram, I knew it had to be mine. I've only been using it for a little while but I can already confirm it's one of my top 5 cleansers of all time!
The cleanser costs £13.95 for 90g which I think is a great price as most cleansing balms, especially ones of this quality, usually cost a lot more. It comes in a plastic tub which is super compact and easy for travel.

I can't quite decide what I like more about this cleanser, the smell or the texture. When I open the tub I am instantly reminded of opening a Terry's Chocolate Orange packet on Christmas Day. It's almost orgasmic! For some reason I imagined the cleanser to be quite hard but it's actually really soft. Think along the lines of Emma Hardie and Sarah Chapman. 

The cleanser is made up of 100% organic, natural, cold-pressed ingredients including Jojoba Seed Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Cocoa Seed Butter and Orange Peel Oil. It instantly melts with skin contact and turns into a gorgeous smooth oil which works really well to unclog pores, remove dirt and rebalance the skin. An important thing to bear in mind with this balm is that it does not emulsify so a hot flannel/face cloth is needed to remove it properly. It leaves a light layer of moisture on the skin which feels very nourishing and comforting but not in a greasy way. Personally I would only use this as a second cleanse as it's a bit too rich for me in the morning but if you have dry or dehydrated skin, you could definitely use this as your morning cleanse to help soothe and soften.

This balm is all kinds of lush-ness and I would highly recommend trying it if you're looking for something that's affordable, natural and most importantly, effective. Unfortunately it tends to sell out extremely fast as it's made in small batches so make sure you follow them on Instagram to be alerted straight away!


Buy it here!


Thank you so much for reading!

Maiya
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12 comments

  1. I love chocolate and chocolate orange but I don't think I'd like it in my skincare for some reason! I prefer clean-smelling products if that makes sense?! xx

    Beautylymin| LuxurySkincareGiveaway

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    1. I'm not very fussed with skincare as long as it doesn't smell 'bad'. Haha! xx

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  2. I am late to the cleansing balm party having only started to embrace it this year so I am intrigued by this! I jus checked and they do offer international shipping but it's out of stock again! :-(

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    1. I've just checked and it's still in stock! xx

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  3. This sounds amazing! I love the smell of chocolate orange haha

    http://claresloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too! I can't explain how good it smells when you massage it into the skin! xx

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  4. I am surprised at all the things i have just never heard of, especially when they sell out fast - i feel like where have I been?! Something chocolatey on the face I;m not sure of but i do love cleansing balms, i may be swayed though and your review has me intrigued x

    franklyflawless.com

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    1. I wouldn't normally go for something chocolate themed but this actually smells more like oranges. xx

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  5. I can't believe the price of this. I'm sold!

    Toni | sheergloss

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  6. I will be definitely trying this cleanser, it sounds amazing and I can't wait to smell it, haha! x

    Mummy's Beauty Corner

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