Friday, 20 May 2011

Evolve Beauty: Gentle Cleansing Melt

Evolve beauty is a concise range of skincare and body care products, based on offering a healthier and kinder alternative to "conventional" products.
The products contain no parabens, SLS/SLES, silicones, phthalates, synthetic fragrances or colours. They are certified organic by Ecocert and are 99.5%+ natural. They only use 100% recycled bottles and everything is produced in the UK (for the lowest possible carbon footprint). Price wise, I find them very affordable, most things are priced around £10-£15.
I was sent the Gentle Cleansing Melt to try (£12.99 for 100ml), fortunate for me as that was one of the products that had been lingering on my to buy list.
Its a sugar based soap free clear balm. Its extremely thick and concentrated so you only need a small amount for your entire face. Due to the thickness I was sure I would get residue left on my skin which would lead to breakouts.
I was however wrong, adding a bit of warm water, the balm transforms into more of a milky consistency and rinses off completely. I get absolutely no greasy/oily residue nor any last traces of makeup. I didn’t trust it at first so in my first 3 days of use I used toner afterwards just to see if anything was left, but there really wasn’t.
It removes heavy makeup well, although I would say I have to work it into the lash line a bit to get my mascara off completely.
It doesn’t give my skin the same level of softness and moisture as my Elemental Herbology balm however it does leave my skin feeling clean and comfortable. Overall this is a affordable, effective, yet gentle makeup remover, which I think might also be good for skin suffering from eczema.

I might try the haircare next so I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has any thoughts on this brand?
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Disclaimer: This was sent to me for free for review purposes.


  1. This sounds fab - I love cleansers which are more balm or oil based. So nice on the skin!

  2. Sounds pretty good, I like the simple packaging :)

  3. This has been on my list for a while to try but I ended up getting the facial wash instead. I am really getting to like Evolve as I have used a few of their products now and they have kind of taken me a bit by surprise in a good way as some organic products I've tried don't really do a great deal.

    I am actually halfway through the Multi-protein shampoo and conditioner by them. I have on/off flaky scalp issues and this was recommended to me at the Vitality show and it has helped although for me it helps my scalp more then my lengths. Will get round to posting about this!

  4. I have tried a few of the body lotions from this line and they were quite nice. This sounds wonderful! x

  5. This sounds really good. After my disappointment with the Botanics Balm this sounds like it would be a much better alternative. It certainly sounds like they've made the formula properly so that it emulsifies and washes away completely.

    I haven't had a look at Chanel yet. We were chatting about it on Twitter a bit last night. It sounds like there's been some disappointment over the liner which is pretty but just doesn't show up. I'm most tempted by the bronzers. Same for the Dior really. I saw a bit of the Dior collection in Selfridges a couple of weeks ago. I'd been interested in the polishes but they really are quite sheer. What are you fancying? Is there major shopping on the horizon? :D
    Jane x

  6. I love the ethos for Evolve. I wanted to try this after reading BeautyDiarist/Lipstickmamma's review, but had forgotten about it in the mean time. The body wash and body moisturiser I tried were lovely. Although I found the moisturiser sank in so quickly I needed something more protective - It may have evened out over time, but I went throught the trial size so quickly it was untrue. x

  7. Ooh, thanks for this! I'd been wondering about this brand for a while, so it's great to have your opinion on it. Time to try it I think. Do they only sell online?
    Nina x

  8. Hi mizzworthy,
    They do feel nice on the skin, I'm glad I have been able to find something that works for me that isn't expensive :)

    Hi Vintage Makeup,
    It is a very clean looking design.

    Hi Meeta,
    I know what you mean, often a lot of the more organic brands tend to cause my skin more problems than they solve so this was a nice surprise ;)I'll look forward to your post about their haircare, that does sound really good x

    Hi Jeanie,
    I will have to investigate this line further I think as it sounds like it might be a good all rounder :)

    Hi Jane,
    I think you would get on quite well with this.
    With the Chanel and Dior I only bought one item from each (bronzer and eye palette) I would have got more from Chanel but had limited time as was with my little boy and at Dior it was the SA that stopped me getting more!!I'll post about them soon x

    Hi Sparklz and Shine,
    I really like their brand philosophy as well.I might well be buying quite a few things when I place an order ;)

    Hi Nina,
    It did use to be at John Lewis but I think its mainly those wholefood stores that stock it now, it seems to be online on quite a lot of sites other than its own, I'm sure its on lookfantastic and lovelula for example. If you do try everything I'd love to hear your thoughts x

  9. This sounds lovely, I'm always on the lookout for new cleansers. I've tried one of their body lotions and was pleased with it - it has a "fruit herbal tea" smell which is really nice.

  10. Hi Claire,
    It does seem to be one of their most popular products. I think I'll buy one of the body lotions as well when I do an order. Thanks for stopping by :)


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