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 actually 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
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?