Roses. Pink. What’s not to love?
At first glance, Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Balm (about $20/80ml) seems made for me. And it is a good cleansing balm…just not for me.
Note: The packaging has since been revamped, but the formula and ingredients appear unchanged.
It starts off as a clear jelly and then melts into a slippery gel. Not as oily and slippy as cleansing sherbets though or even the Ole Henriksen cleansing jelly. It emulsifies completely with the help of light massaging in the nooks and crannies and doesn’t sting my eyes.
Mmmm, and that rosewater scent makes for a relaxing experience.
However, in comparison to the cleansing sherbets I’m used to (Banila Co., su:m37, Botanic Farm), this took longer to dissolve my hardcore waterproof makeup.
I use the notoriously waterproof Heroine Make Long & Curl and a separate waterproofing topcoat. Although the Mamonde balm completely melts them, I need to massage my lashes for at least 30 seconds longer than with other cleansing balms.
For that reason, I unenthusiastically slogged through this tub. But I recognize that my mascara situation is uncommon, and the extra bit of work might either not apply to you or be outweighed by the joy factor.
Pros: Roses! Pink! Melts waterproof makeup and emulsifies completely. Excellent for light makeup.
Cons: Takes extra massaging to melt makeup and fully rinse off.
4 Replies to “A Doze-on Roses: Mamonde Petal Spa Cleansing Balm Review”
I’m always on the look out for a good cleansing balm (my favourite way to remove makeup), and I don’t wear waterproof mascara so I might have to give this a try 😀 Thanks for the review ❤
Ahh, if you don’t wear waterproof stuphs, that opens up a whole wide world of cleansing balms 😍 I have an adorable Apeach cleansing jelly balm by VDL that I had to stop using because it didn’t remove waterproof mascara at all! BUT APEACH 😭
Oooooooh just the fact that this has roses makes me want to try it. Do you find cleansing balms make your eyes blurry though?
I haven’t noticed blurriness with any cleansing balms, although maybe I’m just oblivious 🙈