REVIEW: Indeed Labs Watermelon Melting Balm

by - July 02, 2020

Lately, I've been doing a thing whenever I hear or see that there are going to be new cleansing balms launching in Canadian stores... I stalk them. Seriously, we have so few options on shelves here and they're something that I use every day and love immensely that I just absolutely can't wait to get my hands on them. Such was definitely the case with the Indeed Labs Watermelon Melting Balm, which I had to go to four Shoppers Drug Mart locations to finally get my hands on. I've actually been using this for a couple of months now and I'm really excited to share my review!

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Tired of harsh cleansers that strip your skin? Enter watermelon melting balm. This oil-based cleansing balm melts onto the skin and creates a gentle lather when mixed with water to dissolve makeup, dirt, and oils, all while nourishing dry and dehydrated skin. Using watermelon and hemp seed oils that are concentrated in antioxidants, fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin E, this cleansing balm deeply conditions skin leaving it bright, glowing and healthy. Together with bisobobal, a natural remedy for sensitive and easily inflamed and irritated skin, watermelon melting balm deeply cleans pores while addressing visible signs of aging and moisture loss. Ideal for all skin types including sensitive and acne-prone, this cleanser helps to improve skin tone while leaving skin looking replenished, moisturised and brighter. Packaged in a tube for ultimate cleanliness, watermelon melting balm can be used morning and/or night to gently cleanse, moisturise and melt impurities away, leaving behind a dewy glow.

The texture of this product really does live up to its name as a melting balm. It comes out of the tube quite thick and balmy, but I really only need to rub it between my hands once or twice for it to melt down to a really smooth oil texture. Something that I haven't seen in any reviews (so I'm not actually sure if it's intended or if I got a funky batch...) is that my tube also contains little hard bits that offer a little bit of light manual exfolation. 

Though it does contain one fragrance ingredient, to me this doesn't really feel like it's a fragranced product - which could be a plus or a minus depending on what you're looking for. I was sort of hoping for that fresh, sweet watermelon scent to the product for the sensory experience, but as someone who is actually trying to use less products with fragrance I also quite enjoy that this really just does smell like the ingredients. 

I also quite like that this comes in tube packaging. Even though some of my favorite cleansing balms (and most cleansing balms, if we're being honest) are packaged in jars, I find the squeeze tube packaging to be a little bit less messy and a lot more hygienic. Big plus for that! 

The formula of this cleanser does include some really nice skin care ingredients that contain fatty acids, antioxidants, and soothing ingredients, which I think definitely does bump up my excitement to use it, even if it is a wash off product. 

Like I said, it does melt down really easily and I find I don't have to work too hard to get it to break down my makeup. I also find - and this is a bit of a Christmas miracle, if we're being honest - I don't mind the feel of this if I emulsify it with water. Generally, you couldn't pay me to emulsify and oil based cleanser because I absolutely hate how it feels, but this one emulsifies into a milky texture without any of the slippy slimy grossness I've had from other cleansers. It also rinses really well, even just by splashing water, so it doesn't require a wash cloth to remove it fully. That said, I definitely recommend using this as a first cleanse and following with a skin cleanser, as the main ingredient in this cleanser can be quite comedogenic and could end up causing breakouts and clogged pores if you leave it on the skin. That said, I have gotten lazy and only used it a few times here and there and I haven't had any immediate issues.  

I have to say that I think this is a really solid cleansing balm. It does a good job of breaking up all of my makeup, even my mascara, and rinses really easily from the skin without leaving a greasy or balmy residue on the skin. Pricewise it's definitely on the higher end of drugstore at $24.99 for 3.4oz of product, but a little bit goes a long way with this one and I do think that the formula has some really great ingredients. Overall, I would recommend! 

The Indeed Labs Watermelon Melting Balm is available at Shoppers Drug Mart and Ulta and retails for $24.99. 

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