Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm Review

To be honest I have avoided Rodial as its marketing and product names/claims do not appeal to me at all. Product names such as Boob Job, Size Zero, Tummy Tuck, Crash Diet, Skin Bleach etc are a major turn off. The Glamtox kit, which a pal gave to me, is the least controversial of the Rodial products. The handy size and travel friendliness of the cleansing balm meant it came along on my travels and was soon empty. All the products performed well. In particular the Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm.

Glamtox Kit Skin Care To Go
The Glamtox Kit contains travel sizes of the following products: GLAMTOX cleansing balm (30ml) GLAMTOX day SPF15 (15ml) GLAMTOX night (15ml) GLAM BALM LIP (2.5ml) GLAMOXY snake serum (2.5ml)


Rodial Glamtox Cleansing Balm


Simple white plastic tube. The full size product comes in a sleek metallic coloured sealed pump bottle which is very hygienic with no room for dirty fingers and germs.


Soft white balm easily squeezed out of the tube that melts on contact with skin.
SMELL Neutral fragrance. Nothing jumped out at me.
Rodial Glamtox™ cleansing balm gently melts away make-up and cleanses the skin. Almond, jojoba and wheatgerm oils nourish the skin while a blend of vitamins helps brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of age spots and pigmentation. This rich cleanser slides on like a balm and turns into a milky toner when rinsed with water.
WONDERLUSTING SAYS It did indeed gently melt away makeup and cleanse and there was a brightening effect. I don’t expect my cleanser to tackle any pigmentation issues as it isn’t on the skin long enough – I didn’t notice any reduction.This cleanser has an innovative formula that I haven’t found in another cleansing balm. It is massaged on to dry skin like a cleansing balm but then emulsifies and is easily washed off with water with no need for a cleansing cloth. It took off all makeup including eyeliner and mascara (not waterproof).My dry, sensitive skin was left feeling clean and nourished with no residue or dryness afterwards. The cleanser can also be removed with a cloth if you prefer.It’s worth noting that this cleanser doesn’t contain mineral oil, shea butter or beeswax so a good one for anyone avoiding those particular ingredients.


Ingredients listed on the packaging but no expiry date.


Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, PEG-8 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Polyglyceryl-3-Diisostearate, Tribehenin, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Behenate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Salycilic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Palmytoylproline, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Nymphaea Alba (Water Lily) Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol


My 30ml tube was part of the Glamtox Kit, RRP £35 (currently on sale here for £22). The RRP for the full 100ml size is £50 (currently on sale at for £28)


I really liked this cleanser. It did the job, was nice to use and I liked being able to travel with the benefits of a balm cleanser but not have the rigmarole of carrying and cleaning a cloth.
So what to do when you really like a product but are not crazy about the brand?

  1. I’m so stubborn that if I’ve taken against a brand, I avoid trying any of their products for fear that I’ll have to start saying nice things about them. Rodial make me laugh though – I’ve convinced myself that ‘dragon blood’ is drawn from the veins of the bloggers that get so irate and wag their fingers about Rodial’s marketing 😉

  2. I’m with you 100% here. I love this cleanser – and have just finished my 3rd bottle, but I cannot stand Rodial’s marketing. It’s awful and demeaning.

    Still won’t stop me buying the cleanser though, ha! It’s just great. Although I have just been trying Pai’s Camellia and Rose cleanser, which is totally different, but I love it all the same.

    Faith x

    1. It is a great cleanser isn’t it! Just wish they would stop the silliness. I LOVE the Pai cleanse it was my favourite new discovery last year (I’m slightly cleanser obsessed!) x

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