Beauty | My top 4 cleansing balms

Cleansing balms are made from oil, and as we know oil is great at attracting makeup and dirt – drawing it away from the skin, a bit like a magnet. Unlike other cleansers, e.g. foaming cleansers, they don’t strip the epidermis from good oils or good bacteria – instead they nourish and protect the skin’s barrier. Which makes them especially great for sensitive skins.

Cleansing balms are great at removing tough eye make-up, and usually go on to dry skin like mine, before emulsifying with water and rinsing away as a milky residue. It’s these excellent make-up removing properties that make them a great first step in your double cleansing routine.

There are many options in the market, but I will share my top 4 list of the best cleansing balm in the market

Emma Hardie Moring Cleansing Balm

This is the mother of all balms. My holy grail. It destroys makeup like no other leaving your skin super soft. And the smell is divine. I wrote a complete review. It is pricey but totally worth it. It comes with a washcloth.

Price: 59 €

Clinique Take the day off cleansing balm

This balm is known in the beauty industry as TTDO. It is a cult product and for a reason. Is a simple, fragrance-free balm, lightweight cleansing balm that quickly dissolves makeup, including stubborn mascara. As all Clinique product, TTDO is suited for sensitive skins.

Price: 29.95 €

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous cleansing balm

This is a great product with an excellent price point. It is super effective but gentle enough for sensitive skins. A little goes a long way and it is brilliant removing mascara. Also follows the ethos of the Body shop of being cruelty free and fare trade sourced.

Price: 14 €

The Face shop – Rice water Deep cleansing oil

Here I’m cheating a lit bit as this is not a balm, but an oil. My excuse is that all the balm converts in some sort of oil and also this product is just great to not to share. I discovered this product browsing on yeststyle. They have 2 versions the light (suited for oily and combination skins) and rich one (suited for dry skins). This is a nice oil that does an amazing job removing makeup without harming your skin barrier. Good value for money.

Price: 13 €

Do you use cleansing balms? What is your favorite one?

Author: Maite

Hi I'm Maite I love everything about beauty and skincare but also love travel the world to see new places. I created this blog to combine my two passions and share with you in this little corner on the web. I hope you enjoy it!

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