No 7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Balm Review


I mentioned this cleanser in a favourites post a few months ago and always meant to do a review of this product but somehow never quite got around to it but better late than never, right? Let’s hope so.

In Canada, this cleanser retails for a bit over ten dollars, I believe, but often goes on sale at Shoppers Drugmart, which is nice and affordable as it is about the same price as Neutrogena and Cetaphil cleansers. The product is described as “a gentle, non-drying balm that dissolves make-up and impurities to help keep skin looking clear and healthy. Leaves no residue – just perfectly clean, soft and supple skin” and I would have to agree with that statement … somewhat at least. This was the first ‘cleansing balm’ product that I have tried and it was not what I expected; I am no stranger to cream cleansers and this appeared to be a cream cleanser that contained oils and therefore removed makeup effectively and gently. The texture of this cleanser is interesting, not a rich and thick balmy consistency that dissolves into an oil but rather is a typical creamy kind of consistency.

This product removes makeup when used with a cotton pad or washcloth on dry skin. True to its claim, it was very hydrating but it was also nice and gentle on my very sensitive skin. It also rinses off completely without residue. It has a luxurious floral subtle scent to it but on the other side it is fragranced and therefore not the best for your skin. I think this is a product that feels luxurious at an affordable price which I really appreciate. It’s mineral-oil free (hooray) and doesn’t contain harsh surfactants (like sulfates). I have listed the rest of the ingredients below.

Final Verdict – recommended if you have no issues with fragrance, have dry and/or sensitive skin and if you are into the creamy and balmy cleansers. A minus.

And just in case you’re interested…

Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Glycerine, Cetaryl Alcohol, Myristyl myristrate, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Tribehenin, Butylene gycol, Cetaryl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl acetate, Parfum (fragarence), Methylparaben, Sodium PCA, Ethylparaben, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Ascorbyl glucoside, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Magnesium PCA, Dipropylene glycol, Potassium hydroxide, Zinc PCA, Biosaccharide gum-1, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Ceramide 6 II, Phytosphingosine, Carbomer, Manganese PCA, Xanthum gum, Propylparaben, Potassium sorbate, Ceramide 1.

P.S this doesn’t break out my acne-prone sensitive skin and I’ve been using this for three months