The Organic Pharmacy: Carrot Butter Cleansing Balm

Once you’ve used a balm cleanser to remove makeup and impurities at the end of the day, it’s hard to use anything else. The Organic Pharmacy’s Carrot Butter Cleanser is a favourite with celebrities and bloggers alike for a reason. Infused with antioxidant Carrot and Calendula, as well as decongesting Rosemary and soothing Lavender, it provides a really deep but gentle cleanse that removes eye makeup, as well as dirt and pollution. Used with a flannel or muslin cloth, the cleanser melts into the skin once applied and can be massaged in circular motions to start lifting away dirt and grime. As it contains shea and cocoa butter, the formula doesn’t strip the skin or cause it to dry out when impurities are removed. The butter itself is a bright yellow-orange colour which, although a little off-putting, is the result of the carrot included for antioxidant purposes. I always double cleanse to make sure I’ve removed as much dirt and grime as possible, and this cleansing butter ensures my face is left feeling clean and my complexion is glowing. There’s no stickiness or residue left on the skin, nor any tightness that can often be felt with an intensive cleanse.

This is definitely one of the best cleansers I’ve ever tried, making the whole experience pleasurable and easy at the end of a long day. The consistency of the balm ensures it’s easy to remove all traces of makeup, even heavy mascara, as it warms and melts as soon as it touches the skin. You only need a really small amount (about the quantity pictured below) to cleanse the entire face, making this 75ml pot enough to last for a few months at least. The only issue for me with the Carrot Butter Cleanser is the price point; at £34.95 it isn’t a cheap or impulse purchase, which will inevitably hinder a lot of purchase decisions. So many great cleansers are available for a third of the price, so this makes it difficult to justify the cost. However, if you’re a fan of organic ingredients and try to minimise the use of chemicals or preservatives in your routine, then this may be right up your street and a worthy investment.

The Carrot Butter Cleanser is available online priced £34.95 for a 75ml pot.



  1. Ebony J
    October 23, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    I have never used a cleansing butter but I do use cleansing oil and I like that a lot better than using makeup remover (: great review!

  2. Maya
    October 24, 2013 / 12:22 pm

    Sooo good but TOO expensive…pass for me sadly 🙁

  3. Clare Elise
    October 24, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    WOW I've never seen this brand before but will defo check it out… 🙂 I love cleansing balms 🙂

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