I really do love cleansing balms, so I was excited to receive the Frances Prescott Tri-Balm as it looks and sounds fascinating. It’s a roll-up balm (kind of in the same form as a deodorant) that provides three elements during cleansing; it cleanses, gently exfoliates and moisturisers, however, these are all just additional levels of the cleansing experience, so it’s basically a hydrating and lightly exfoliating cleansing balm rather than a product that will replace things such as a moisturiser. It’s cruelty-free as well as free from chemicals, parabens, silicones and synthetics.
The Frances Prescott Tri-Balm is pretty much a buttery mix of yummy oils like sunflower, wheatgerm, carrot tissue and geranium (as well as quite a few other oils) alongside hyaluronic acid and vitamin E to hydrate and pumpkin enzyme to exfoliate, the latter of which is a great chemical exfoliator for those who quite like the idea of an acid exfoliation (rather than a manual, scrubby one) but don’t want to head into full-on acid territory. The smell of the balm is light and appealing, smelling like very natural skincare (rather than perfume) that shouldn’t upset any skin types, but obviously patch test if you’re uncertain or wary at all. I use this by rolling up about 2-3 mms, then using my finger to remove the balm and kind of level it off. I then work the balm into my skin in the same way as I would with any kind of similar cleansing balm. This is thick but not too greasy, yet buttery enough to move around the face. It leaves skin feeling really clean, lightly exfoliated and hydrated and I don’t think there is a skin type that wouldn’t like this. I also like the design of the packaging as it’s a great option for travel. It’s £39 here – link.