Shortly after something pretty cool happened – their PR exec (hey Kerry-Anne!) mailed to say she’s sorry to hear I didn’t get along with the cleanser and that they understand all products aren’t for everyone, and can they send me a different one to try out? This unfortunately seldom happens in the world of PR (for me, anyway) and I was so grateful for the understanding that I said yes and chose the Glamtox Cleansing Balm.
The packaging is super swanky and shiny so I would have displayed it in my bathroom regardless of what it felt like, but it was love at first pump. The texture reminds me of Ren’s F10 mask (or the Glycolactic mask without the grainy texture – see both here). It has a waxy, creamy consistency that glides onto the skin effortlessly, and it removes well with a good old face cloth.
Rodial says that the amino acids in the cleanser has a brightening/lightening action on hyperpigmented areas, and although my skin looks bright and refreshed after cleansing with it I’m not convinced that rinse-off products have that much of a long term effect. Also listed under active ingredients are nourishing & moisturising almond, jojoba and wheat germ oils; and soothing water lily extract.
It’s beautifully hydrating and leaves my skin plump and soft – just don’t dig into your lashes too much when you remove eye makeup, it stings when it gets into the eyes. It’s quite possibly the most luxurious cleanser I’ve ever used, and I’m planning to savour every drop of it.
Most certainly a luxury buy at R1350, available from selected Edgars stores.