Is there anything that Ciate can't do? After conquering the world of nail lacquers and winning a prized place within your make-up collection due to their beautiful eyeshadow palettes and celebrity collaborations. The brand now want to win you over with their first real foray into skincare, and what better place to start than with a luxurious cleansing balm - Ciate Makeup Melter.
Much like the majority of cleansing balms, Ciate Makeup Melter comes neatly presented within a jar container, complete with a screw top. I'll admit that I don't really enjoy dipping and chipping away at cleansing balms (it seems a little unnecessarily messy) but it is worth it for the experience of comfortably clean skin afterwards. I've also got to give credit, where credit is due - Ciate Makeup Melter is not the firmest textured balm I've tried so it doesn't require a lot of effort in terms of application, and let's face it the frosted jar with silver accents sure does look swish on my bathroom shelf. Priorities.
If you have yet to experience a cleansing balm of any type, you are in for quite the treat. To apply Ciate Makeup Melter - or any balm based cleanser for that matter - you scoop out a coin sized blob (there really is no other fitting description, is there?) and gently massage into dry skin. Slowly but surely you'll all but see your make-up gently melt off, and all that is left to do is rinse and wipe the skin off using a wet flannel. In my opinion it has to be the most gentle yet effective method to cleanse - and as most cleansers of this type contain some kind of oil as a base, it will also somewhat nourish the skin, ideal if you have a drier complexion.
The Ciate Makeup Melter is fragrance free (pretty rare) and features a base of Murumuru Butter for a truly indulgent texture - not to mention it boasts a free from parabens, kind to skin infusion of essential fatty acids (to aid skin repair) and Vitamin E (softening and moisturising), to ensure that this does so much more than cleanse. Unlike heavily scented cleansers this can be applied all over the face to quickly remove all traces of make-up minus skin irritation - yes even waterproof mascara.
Ciate Makeup Melter is a breeze to apply and remove (no residue or clogged pores here), fairly affordable (a little goes a long way too), well formulated and most importantly effective. If this is only the beginning of Ciate skincare, I can not wait to see what else may be in store.
Ciate Makeup Melter £16/40ml via ASOS - link.