Sometimes it’s worth the extra splash out to get something that feels utterly indulgent and completely laden with luxury. In a nutshell, that’s Darphin’s newest cleanser, Aromatic Cleansing Balm. The texture is quite unlike any skin care products you’ll have experienced before, feeling almost like honey to the touch (with none of the stickiness!). Once applied to the face, it’s almost impossible not to massage it around and revel in the uplifting, herbal scent as well as the maliablity of the balm – the whole experience is sensory and tactile. Once it comes to the wash-off stage, on contact with water, the balm turns into a milky emulsion making it easy to splash away. Skin feels cleansed, soft and ultra-smooth.

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