A big loot of cleansers hit my desk quite some time ago, and the first one I made grabby hands for was the prettily packaged Time Balm White Tea Rose Cleanser from TheBalm (which is available for us Aussies from David Jones and Adore Beauty) It is marketed for normal-dry skin which is the category I think mine would probably fall under at the moment, and so I was looking forward to seeing how it handled my temperamental (at times) skin. The scent is light and smells only faintly of rose to me, and the texture is a light cream which spreads over the face with ease. I used this each night in the shower after removing my makeup at the sink with a separate remover (I always do this as I prefer fuller coverage foundations and always wear powder and blush, and I find I waste too much cleanser if I don't remove my makeup first!)
Truth be told, I’ve sat on this review for far too long. I finished the bottle in 2014 and I found it difficult to formulate a strong opinion about it - it's not something I love, but I didn't hate it either! I don't think it is a bad product by any means (I did feel a mild tingle during and after using it on a few occasions, which supports its claims of gentle exfoliation) but I generally like a thicker cream cleanser or cleansing balm for my skin. I would recommend this as a nice cleanser for normal skin types, but I didn't find it particularly moisturising for my dryness. Sometimes the tingly exfoliating aspect of it irritated my skin, so I would suggest that very sensitive skin-types look into the ingredients list (included below and which contains fragrance + plant extracts) before throwing down money for this one.
Overall I think the TimeBalm White Tea Rose Face Cleanser a pretty solid cleanser that has made me want to try out more skincare from TheBalm - I hauled a White Tea Carrot Makeup Remover that I am yet to try, and the eye makeup removing balm seems pretty interesting...
*This product was provided for consideration. Honesty, always.
Water (Aqua) Eau), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycolic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Ceteareth-20, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract (Saccharum Officinarum), Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Flower Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract.