Estee Lauder Micro Cleansing Balm

3/22/2017


I've been making investments and I've been committed to that for awhile now. You know how they say a high-quality leather bag/ boots/ jacket are an investment? A good coat, a fitted pair of jeans or that perfect silky white blouse are all investment pieces. I've been thinking about my skincare and makeup in similar terms and I've acted upon those thoughts. 

Makeup-wise I've finally pinpointed my style and now that I know what I wear in certain occasions and which are my most used pieces, I've invested my cash upon building a fail-safe makeup wardrobe. I've been working on my skincare routine as well and it has changed greatly. However, the only constant thing is the double cleanse approach.  L'Occitane Immortelle face cleansing oil has an HG status in my books but after using up the third bottle in a row, I've switched it up for something very similar in performance - it's just that it delivers differently.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm (70ml | $45.00) is equally effective at removing makeup as is my Immortelle cleansing oil - the only difference is that this balm nourishes the skin more. That being said, EL balm is ideal during the winter months but for dehydrated and dry skin types (such as mine), it's a godsend all year round.

Packaged in a gorgeously elegant tub, it houses quite a solidified balm meaning that it doesn't melt easily at higher temp but it's not as solid to the point you'd need a spatula to use it. It has a relaxing mix of lavender and chamomile scent which truly does help me snooze quicker so this really is something I'd recommend as part of a night skincare routine (although I sometimes use it in the morning too). 

It starts of creamy and melts into a silky cleansing oil when massaged into the skin. In contact with water, the balm then turns into a milky emulsion that leaves no oily residue and gives the skin a pleasant sensation of being completely clean and soft. I was initially after Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm but that one is not available to me currently and I was recommended this one as it's very similar (for comparison).

It also works over the eyes as it is so gentle and does not require much work to dissolve eye makeup. The balm rinses off completely without leaving an oily film behind. I'm loving everything from the Advanced Night Repair range that I've tried so far and every single ANR piece is an investment on its own. 

  • Znate kako se kaže da su kvalitetna kožna jakna/ torba/ čizme dobra investicija? Također se može reći i da su farmerice savršenog kroja, kaput ili idealna svilena bijela bluza isto tako dobre investicije u smislu da će se njihova kupovina vratiti višestruko. Na taj način sam počela razmišljati o njezi kože ali i kozmetici te sam poduzela korake upravo u tom smjeru.
  • Kada je šminkanje u pitanju već sam zaključila šta volim a šta ne, koje proizvode koristim a koje zapostavljam. Tako sam počela ulagati novac u stvaranje kozmetičke kolekcije na koju se mogu osloniti u svakom momentu i prilici. To sam isto uradila i sa njegom kože koja se dosta promjenila. Jedino što je ostalo kao konstanta je princip dvostrukog čišćenja lica. L'Occitane Immortelle ulje za čišćenje lica kod mene ima HG status a nakon što sam potrošila treću bočicu po redu, zamijenila sam ga sa nečim veoma sličnim po efektu - samo je put do savršenih rezultata malo drugačiji.
  • Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro balzam za skidanje šminke (70ml | cca 90KM) jednako dobro i brzo skida šminku poput meni dragog ulja od smilja - jedina razlika je što balzam malo više njeguje i nahrani kožu. I upravo zato je balzam savršen za korištenje tokom hladnijih mjeseci dok je dehidriranom i suhom tipu kože, kakav je moj, on odgovarajući tokom cijele godine.
  • Unutar elegantne ambalaže se nalazi čvrsti balzam koji se ne topi lako pri toplijem vremenu ali nije toliko čvrst da bi za korištenje bila potrebna špatulica. Ima blag miris po kamilici i lavandi koji doprinosi da se osoba opusti i lakše kasnije utone u san. Zbog toga ovaj balzam najviše volim koristiti pri čišćenju lica navečer (iako ga ponekada koristim i ujutro). 
  • Dosta je bogat i kremast no pri masiranju lica se pretvara u svilenkasto ulje. U kontaktu sa vodom postaje mliječna emulzija koja se potom potpuno ispire i ne ostavlja trag na koži. Lice je potpuno čisto i mekano. Na početku sam željela pronaći Clinique Take The Day Off balzam za čišćenje ali pošto ga je nemoguće nabaviti u BiH, preporučen mi je ovaj Estee Lauder balzam jer mu je izuzetno sličan (čisto poređenje radi).
  • Bez problema ga koristim i na području očiju jer je balzam veoma nježan. Uz samo blago masiranje trepavica maskara bude odstranjena a koža meka i osvježena. Moram priznati da me Advanced Night Repair proizvodi oduševljavaju i polako sam se zaljubila u njih pa je u mom slučaju i svaki ANR proizvod svojevrsna investicija za dugoročnu njegu kože.


*Post includes products sent for me to review. For more information read the disclaimer.

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2 comments

  1. oooo I love that it's a 2 in 1 for eyes and face.

    - Greta
    www.mintyfrosting.com

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