If you have been reading BBB for a while now, you will be aware that I mostly favour oil cleansers, however now and then I come across a cleansing balm, which I really rather enjoy.
I have been testing Sunday Riley’s Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm for a few weeks now and have to say this isn’t a cleanser I would add to my skincare cabinet again. For a plastic tub the packaging looks fairly luxe, however the product inside is not something I actually enjoy using.
First off the balm has an extremely hard and firm texture, which makes it difficult to remove the product from the tub. I find I really have to scoop the product out with my fingers to use, which makes Blue Moon; 1, non-hygienic and 2, not the easiest cleanser to use. Each time I use, I tend to waste product as scoop too much from the pot.
The fragrance is light and inoffensive and the consistency once massaged into dry skin is fairly oily. However the makeup removing ability seemed inefficient. It seemed hard to remove even minimal makeup from the skin towards the end of the day. Most oil and and balm cleansers I have used seem to remove everything with ease, this product struggled.
The consistency of the balm isn’t smooth as one would expect, it almost has a grainy texture, which I found irritates the eye area if used to remove mascara and any other remaining eye makeup. Disappointing, as this is what you would expect you could use the balm for.
Once the balm had been removed with warm water and a muslin cloth, it left a greasy, oily film to the skin, which I then had to follow up with a cream cleanser.
On a more positive front Sunday Riley’s cleanser is cruelty free, soy, gluten and paraben free. It’s packed with organic cocoa, camomile and moringa butters.
I’m really sorry Sunday Riley, I just couldn’t get to grips with Blue Moon. I personally found this to be one of the most ineffective cleansers I have used in a long time, so it’s a big thumbs down this time around.
At £46, this seems to be a high end product, which just doesn’t get the job done.
Have you tried Blue Moon? What do you think? Do you agree with me?